Armor Holdings, Inc.
was a manufacturer of military, law enforcement and personnel safety equipment. It was acquired by BAE Systems on July 31, 2007 and renamed BAE Systems Mobility & Protection Systems. The divisions have been reorganised within BAE Systems Land and Armaments.
Armor Holdings was founded in 1969 as American Body Armor and Equipment, Inc. at Jacksonville, Florida.
On May 7, 2007 BAE Systems announced its subsidiary BAE Systems Inc. was to purchase Armor Holdings for US$4.1 billion (US$4.5 billion including net debt). The acquisition was completed on July 31, 2007.
Armor Holdings' three business units; Aerospace & Defense Group, the Products Group and the Mobile Security Division were merged into BAE Systems as Mobility & Protection Systems, BAE Systems Products Group, and BAE Systems Mobile Security respectively.
Its products include the Caiman MRAP vehicle, Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), the Pinzgauer High Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle, as well as armor kits and components for the HMMWV and Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) (through subcontractor, Plasan Sasa). It also produces the majority of the US Army's MOLLE equipment.
It delivered its Maneuver Sustainment Vehicle (MSV) to US Army for evaluation in Future Tactical Truck System competition, along with Navistar International and Lockheed Martin