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Body Armor

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Body Armor Information
Government Agencies
Manufacturers
Body Armor Suppliers
Online Resources
MAR-CIRAS Body Armor
Interceptor
Military Body Armor
Older Styles Body Armor
History of Body Armor


 

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Body Armor Information

Information about Kevlar Brand. Dupont.
www.dupont.com/ . . . /kevlar.html

Ballistic Protection Levels.  BulletProofMe Body Armor.
www.bulletproofme.com/Ballistic_Protection_Levels.shtml

"How Body Armor Works".  Howstuffworks.com.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/body-armor.htm

Body Armor News.  Knowledge and news portal for body armor.
www.bodyarmornews.com

 


 

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Government Agencies and Body Armor

Body Armor Overview.  National Institute of Justice.
www.nij.gov/topics/technology/body-armor/Pages/welcome.aspx

Office of Law Enforcement Standards.  National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Personal Body Armor.
www.nist.gov/mml/msed/polymers/ballistic_armor.cfm

DOJ Special Report Body Armor Safety Initiative.  A status report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activates  (20 pgs Acrobat Reader file). March 11, 2004.
http://ojp.gov/bvpbasi/docs/ArmorReportWithPress.pdf

Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor (NIJ Standard - 0101.06). July 2008.
www.nij.gov/publications/pages/publication-detail.aspx?ncjnumber=223054

"Selection & Application Guide 0101.06 to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor", National Institute of Justice Body Armor Guide, December 2014.
www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/247281.pdf

 


 

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Body Armor Suppliers

SafeGuardArmor
www.safeguardarmor.com

BulletProof Body Armor HQ
www.bulletproofbodyarmorhq.com

BulletProofMe Body Armor
www.bulletproofme.com

DiamondBack Tactical
https://diamondbacktactical.com

G T Distributors
www.gtdist.com/products/armor.html

Hard Shell USA
113 Swett Avenue, Americus GA 31709
(206) 317-1571
www.hardshell.com

Quartermaster Uniform Manufacturing Company
www.qmuniforms.com/body-armor-ballistic-protection

Chain Mail Armor.  Medieval style, wearable, replica armor and chain mail.
www.medieval-chain-mail-armor.com

K9 Storm Incorporated.  Tactical body armor that allows working dogs to work.
www.k9storm.com

Inter-American Security Products, Inc.
www.interamer.com/bodyarmor.aspx

 


 

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Body Armor Manufacturers

The Safariland Group
www.safariland.com/products/body-armor/

Armor Express
www.armorexpress.com

Armor Express Body Armor

CRAIG International Ballistics.  Body Armor Products.
http://ballistics.com.au/capabilities/body-armour/

Eagle Industries.
www.eagleindustries.com

Engarde Body Armor
www.engardebodyarmor.com

General Armour
www.generalarmour.com

Paraclete Armor and Equipment, Inc.
www.paracletearmor.com

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
www.pointblankenterprises.com

Security Pro USA.  Body armor products.
www.securityprousa.com/bodyarmor.html

GH Armor Systems
www.gharmorsystems.com

Survival Armor
www.survivalarmor.com

U.S. Armor
www.usarmor.com

 


 

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Online Resources on Body Armor

The science associated with the use of a bullet proof vest is complex. A lot of research has gone into developing better and better techniques of stopping a bullet. Some of this information is proprietary and some of it is public knowledge available online.

Guide to Body Armor for Security Operatives by SafeGuard ARMOUR
www.mainesecurity.com/articles/guide-to-body-armor.htm

Ballistic Fashion.  Dr. Karl and ABC Science.
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2003/04/14/828439.htm

Body Armor for IED Information Research Center.
http://virtualpet.com/bodyarmor/bodyarmor.htm

Body Armor Problems.  A forum on body armor by Officer.com.
http://forums.officer.com/t69921/

Different Kinds of Body Armor. Guest article by SafeGuard Armor.
www.mainesecurity.com/articles/bodyarmortypes.htm

"How Body Armour Works".  Craig International Ballistics.
http://ballistics.com.au/technical/how-body-armour-works/

Body Armor.  Liberty References.
www.libertyreferences.com/body-armor.shtml

Protective Equipment and Body Armour.  AZO Materials.
www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1663

Zylon Body Armor Technical Information.  PoliceOne.com.
www.policeone.com/Zylon

Police Body Armor Resource Page.  PoliceOne.com.
www.policeone.com/police-products/body-armor

Bulletproof Vest Partnership.  OJP Body Safety Armor Initiative.
http://ojp.gov/bvpbasi/

A Primer on Ballistic Vests (Pt. 1): Flak to Kevlar by SOFREP
http://sofrep.com/45453/tactical-vests-flak-to-ap-part-1/

A Primer on Ballistic Vests (Pt. 2): Recent Systems and Plate Ratings by SOFREP
http://sofrep.com/45459/a-primer-on-ballistic-vests-pt-2-recent-systems-and-plate-ratings/

 


 

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MAR-CIRAS Body Armor.

Eagle Industries MAR-CIRAS Body Armor. Body armor for maritime use, allows the end user to jettison the armor rapidly.
www.eagleindustries.com/downloads/resources/product_sheets/Maritime_CIRAS.pdf

 


 

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Interceptor Body Armor.

"Interceptor Body Armor".  From Wikipedia.  The Free Encyclopedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interceptor_body_armor

"Interceptor Body Armor".  GlobalSecurity.org.
www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/interceptor.htm

U.S. Military Interceptor Body Armor.  Olive-Drab.
http://olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_gear_body_armor_interceptor.php

 


 

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Older Styles of Military Body Armor

PASGT Body Armor, Fragmentation Protective Vest.  Olive-Drab.
http://olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_gear_body_armor_pasgt.php

Vietnam Era Flak Vest.  Olive-Drab.
http://olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_gear_body_armor_vietnam.php

 


 

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History of Body Armor.

A Brief History of Armour.  Artofchainmail.com.
http://artofchainmail.com/history.html

"Body Armor . . . A Historical Perspective".  By Major James P. Carothers, USMC.  1988.
www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1988/CJ2.htm

History of Body Armor and Bullet Proof Vests.  About.com.
http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventions/a/Body_Armor.htm

Historical Clothing Realm.  Medieval, Roman, and Greek body armor for sale.
www.historicalclothingrealm.com

Quick History of Body Armor / Bullet Proof Vests.  Inter-American Security Products, Inc.
www.interamer.com/history-of-body-armor.aspx

Personal Profile of Stephanie L. Kwolek.  Researcher of the synthetic fibers used in body armor.  Chemical Heritage.
http://www.chemheritage.org/ . . .  /kwolek.aspx

Soft Body Armour - History and Useful Information.  Safecity.com.
www.safecity.com.au/nijdata2.htm

 


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