M1070 HET ARMOR KIT
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTER (HET) ARMOR
CREW PROTECTION KIT,
TRUCK, TRACTOR, M1070, 8 X 8
Section I. General Information
This document provides the Installation Instructions for the Armor Crew Protection Kit (CPK, or the Kit) for the
Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) vehicle. 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 HET and stored when not required.
This Kit provides the HET with improved protection against mine blasts, improvised explosive devices (IEDs),
light artillery fragments, and 7.62-mm Ball projectiles. The Kit consists of Right and Left Door and Rear Side
IED protection, Underbody and Wheel-well Mine-Blast Deflectors, Firewall, Doghouse, Rear, and Roof Ballistic
Coverings, Windshield and Side Window Transparent Armor, and an Armored Escape Hatch Assembly in the
Each Kit is contained within multiple shipping containers. These containers provide the Kit's armor panels with
protection and security when they are not installed on the HET. Because of the weight of the specific armor
panels within the Kit, care should be taken during the removal of the panels from the containers or the
replacement of the panels back into the containers. Two personnel and mechanical aids (hoist, forklift, etc.) are
required during the removal / installation of the armor panels.
The weights of the majority of the components within the Kit are heavier than allowable for one or two personnel,
and the metal armor components may have sharp edges. Appropriate lifting and safety equipment, manpower,
and safety precautions shall be utilized to ensure that no injuries are incurred during the installation or removal of
the armor panels onto the HET or during the removal or replacement of the panels into the shipping containers.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes are provided in these Installation Instructions, as appropriate, to advise the
maintenance personnel of information necessary for the installation or removal of Kit components.