Waco Composites To Supply ArmorCore® Anti-Ballistic Panels For Securing Nation’s Electric Grid After Terrorist Attack On Vulnerable Substation
Waco, TX – Local manufacturer Waco Composites announced today that they will be a supplier of anti-ballistic panels that will be utilized to secure electric substations from potential terroristic attacks. Following the April 16, 2013 AK-47 ballistics attack on the Metcalf transmission substation south of San Jose, California, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a directive to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop physical security standards that will require power grid system owners and operators to ensure the physical security of the nation’s grid. The deadline for these security standards is June 5, 2014.
Waco Composites, manufacturer of ArmorCore™ Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Panels, is in the unique position of having supplied numerous civil and military projects worldwide over the past 18 years. The company has participated in the hardening (up-armoring) of thousands of military vehicles, buildings, ships, helicopters, nuclear guardhouses, data centers, safe houses, and critical infrastructure for U.S. interests around the world.
Waco Composites is currently assisting utility companies, contractors, and consultants in the electrical transmission and distribution sector to provide reasonable and affordable anti-ballistic materials and viable solutions to this most urgent infrastructure need.