Force Protection employs PTC software to help save military lives

NEEDHAM, Mass., 15 April 2009. PTC, the Product Development Company, announced that Force Protection Inc., an American designer, developer, and manufacturer of ballistic and blast-protected vehicles used to support the armed forces, has adopted PTC Windchill for product development and process management.

NEEDHAM, Mass., 15 April 2009. PTC, the Product Development Company, announced that Force Protection Inc., an American designer, developer, and manufacturer of ballistic and blast-protected vehicles used to support the armed forces, has adopted PTC Windchill for product development and process management.

With Windchill, a core component of the PTC Product Development System, Force Protection will have the ability to increase process transparency and collaboration with its suppliers, partners, and customers to drive faster product innovation in the ballistic vehicle space, says a representative.

Force Protection's task is: develop innovative technology to save the lives of military personnel. The company required a PLM solution that would enable enterprise-wide collaboration, with complete traceability throughout the product development lifecycle with the aim of providing increased visibility to decision-makers.

PTC Windchill was selected as the enterprise PLM solution after an extensive technical benchmark against other large PLM solution providers. With Windchill, Force Protection will able to better align with the United States Army and other key suppliers so they can improve cost-estimating capabilities to remain cost competitive, drive faster design cycles to deliver next-generation, innovative vehicles, and accelerate time to market of its expanding line of vehicles.

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