Tag: armor

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Saab Barracuda Soft Armor System

Saab Group (out of Sweden) has developed a new type of modular armor which can be utilized in buildings or vehicles. It is lower cost than full ceramic (and composite) solutions, and adds in the ability to reuse and reconfigure the setup. The idea is that it is [Read More…]

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5.7x28mm Versus Body Armor

Every time the 5.7x28mm cartridge comes up in a discussion, you always hear someone talk about its ability to penetrate a row of Abrams tanks and then continue on into the next county, but there is not a lot of information out there to prove the manufacturer’s [Read More…]

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Backpack Shield

A company called Backpack Shield is manufacturing Level IIIA (9mm FMJ, .44 Magnum SWC) ballistic plates designed to fit into typical high school and collegiate backpacks. The company says that these are carried by Federal Air Marshalls. I can see the benefit of these [Read More…]

CEO Demonstrates Body Armor

PPSS Body Armour has published a video of their CEO being shot by a Glock 19 (9x19mm FMJ 124gr) while wearing body armor. Judging by the pain he is in, it looks he did not stuff newspaper, magazines or a phone book under his shirt before being shot.

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Bulletproof Clipboard

Impact Armor Technologies, an Ohio-based manufacturer of ceramic armor, has developed a ballistic armored clipboard for law enforcement officers. I have never been involved in law enforcement, and don’t profess to know a thing about police tactics, but I [Read More…]