Building on alloy development for aerospace applications, ArmXTM armor panels (patent pending) offer the best in alloy technology with respect to strength and toughness in forgings and plate.

ArmXTM is a family of armor alloys developed by Alcoa to deliver best-in-class ballistic and blast performance. ArmXTM plate and forged products offer:

- Greater blast-threat survivability vs. conventional, equivalent weight aluminum armor

- Dramatically reduced weight vs. steel armor at equivalent blast threat survivability

Typical Applications

  • ArmXTM armor panels can be used for both the Land Vehicle and Naval Marine segments
  • Used wherever lightweight, high performing armor ballistics and blast protection is required or warranted
  • Specific applications for Land vehicles include armor plate, underbody blast shields, roof/side panel window frames, wheel applications, hatches/doors, turrets and gunners protection kits
  • Emerging applications within the Naval Marine segment include lightweight blast protection panels for bridge/command centers and other equipment and/or personnel enclosures


  • ArmXTM armor panels are presently available in plate in thicknesses from 0.5 to 4.0 inches
  • Forgings of all sizes and geometries, in either a stress relieved or non-stress relieved temper, based on the part design geometry
  • ArmXTM armor panels can be joined utilizing friction stir welding methods

Why Alcoa

  • Alcoaʼs unique capabilities in bending thick plate while maintaining strength are unmatched by other manufacturers
  • Offer complete supply chain management for ArmXTM armor subassemblies, with a proven ability to deliver easily integrated components on-time


  • HEMTT A4 
  • M-ATV 

Who we work with

  • Subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Primes, Navy, Army