This document provides the Installation Instructions for the Crew Protection Armor Kit for the
M977 Series, 8 X 8 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT). This Kit, which was
manufactured by Simula Aerospace and Defense Group, Inc. (Simula), is composed of various
armor panels that can be easily attached and detached from the HEMTT and stored in
dedicated storage containers when they are not required.
This Kit provides the HEMTT with improved ballistic protection against mines, improvised
explosive devices (IEDs), light artillery fragments, and 7.62-mm Ball projectiles. The Kit
consists of Right, Left, and Center Blast Deflectors; Front, Side, Rear, and Roof Cab Armor
Panels; Armored Doors; Radiator Grille Armor; Windshield and Side Window Armor, and an
Armored Escape Hatch (See Figure 1).
Figure 1. HEMTT Crew Protection Armor Kit component location.