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The supply of services and products is supported by:

  • An experienced workforce, consisting of professional mechanical, electrical and logistic engineers, technicians and skilled artisans;
  • An extensive range of design, simulation and logistic engineering software, resulting in a short development process following virtual prototyping principles;
  • An in-house test, validation and qualification capability, spanning durability testing, landmine testing (including human response measurement) and vehicle performance testing;
  • A manufacture and integration facility with a dedicated MIG/TIG, paint (including NATO CARC), sandblast, NC machining, bending and plasma cutting capability.

The company is ISO9001:2008 certified and certification to ISO3834 (welding) is in process.
LMT has the capability to take a project from development of the product specification all the way to field support of the product.


User Requirements

  • Project kick-off meeting to discuss and establish user requirements.
  • Create Development Specification for confirmation of user requirements, and as input to concept and detail design.

Concept Design

  • Design considerations include landmine and ballistic protection, geometric and legislative constraints, fatigue, electrical systems, hydraulic components integration, ergonomics and storage/fitment of Customer Furnished Equipment.
  • Protection options are decided based on sound landmine and/or ballistic protection principles.
  • All design elements, mass budget, financial budget and Development Specification are used to evaluate the concepts before integration starts.


  • Feasibility of concept solutions determined through the simulation process.
  • Structural analyses executed on concepts to identify possible structurally weak areas.

Detail Design

  • Detail design is done on final concept, integrating all subsystems.
  • Detail analyses are done on structurally weak areas, integration of ballistic glass, joints and hinges.
  • Ballistic GAP analysis is done to ensure compliance to relevant standards.


  • Prototype model is manufactured for evaluation of physical requirement and landmine and/or ballistic testing.


  • Engineering tests are done on developmental models to validate ballistic and/or landmine protection solution.
  • Full certification tests are performed on complete product per client request.
  • Other tests include mobility tests and factory acceptance tests.

Requirements Traceability and Compliance Verification

  • Requirements in the Development Specification are mapped with the User Requirements to ensure all the customer requirements are provided for in the product.
  • Test/validation results are mapped to requirements per Development Specification to ensure closing of the loop from User Requirements to Requirement Verification.


LMT production abilities include the following:

  • High Definition Plasma cutting up to 25mm on a 6m bed.
  • Bending up to 200 tons (typically up to 10mm armour plates).
  • Welding processes include MIG and TIG of Armour, Mild steel, Stainless steels and Aluminium.
  • Shotblast facilities.
  • Paint facilities that can accommodate full size vehicles.
  • In-house Machine shop capability includes 3 HAAS CNC mills, 1 with fifth axis table, 3 HAAS CNC lathes and various manual lathes and milling machines.
  • Fitting and assembly areas, including Electronics and Hydraulics.

In-Service Support

  • Provide front end analysis to design team.
  • Design influence for reliability, maintainability and cost effectiveness.
  • Supply of customised support products based on international standards.
  • Support for more than 200 fielded products world-wide.
  • Use of advanced software packages e.g. Relex, EDCAS and Eagle.
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Support Analysis
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • LSAR
  • Resources (Spares, Equipment Support & skills)
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Warranty Management
  • Support System (FRACAS)
  • Support Processes (FRB CCB EC)
  • Supply and Update of Logistic Support