Friday, August 7, 2009

New Standards for Body Armor (NIJ-0101.06)

The National Institute for Justice (NIJ) has released new standards for body armor. Below is an extract from the NIJ website. The link below that will take you to the website where you can view or download (Adobe Acrobat File) the standard.

"Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard-0101.06 is a NIJ Standard that establishes minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor designed to protect the torso against gunfire. The standard is limited to ballistic resistance only and does not address resistance from knives or other sharply pointed objects. It reviews NIJ body armor classifications, details requirements (i.e., acceptance criteria, workmanship, armor backing material, and so forth), and discusses test methods (i.e., velocity measurement equipment, wet conditioning, test preparation, and so forth). This standard supersedes NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor (August 2005) and also supersedes NIJ Standard-0101.04 Rev. A, Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor (June 2001). "
http://www.ojp.gov/nij/pubs-sum/223054.htm

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