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Bulletproof Vest Saved Police Officer’s Life on Christmas Eve

A Brooklyn, NY police officer lived to enjoy another Christmas after being struck by a bullet in a Crown Heights shooting on Christmas Eve. According...
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New Bulletproof Vests Given to Patrol Officers with Baton Rouge Constable’s...

Last month constable Terrica Williams of the Baton Rouge constable’s office announced that they were in dire need of new bulletproof vests. She reached...



Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Selling Chinese Body Armor

A defense contractor has pleaded guilty in Maryland to illegally selling Chinese made body armor and other products to U.S. federal agencies. Arthur Morgan, 67,...

Ceramic Armor Plates Could Become 30% Lighter Using Ceramic Marbles

Dr. Ray Gamache and his students at the Naval Postgraduate School are committed to making hard armor lighter, more flexible, and stronger using hundreds...



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DSM and Clariter Partner To Pursue Chemical Recycling Solution for Dyneema®-based...

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Clariter, an international clean-tech company, today announced a strategic partnership to...

Ceramic Armor Plates Could Become 30% Lighter Using Ceramic Marbles

Dr. Ray Gamache and his students at the Naval Postgraduate School are committed to making hard armor lighter, more flexible, and stronger using hundreds...


Bulletproof Vests

26 Things People Didn’t Know About Bulletproof Vests

Twenty-six Things You Did not Know About Bullet Proof Vests Bulletproof vests … it’s the one item in a police officer’s job that they take...
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Police Body Armor Is Not A Luxury Item

They're getting by with a little help from their friends – in Trenton. Police departments in Verona and Cedar Grove are set to receive about...



BodyArmorNews.com – For The Latest In Body Armor News

This website is dedicated to providing you with the latest science, news, and updates related to personal ballistic protection and bulletproof vests including the physics of protective armor. Since the launch of this website in 2005 there have been enormous advancements in the industry. Both concealable armor as tactical armor solutions have become lighter, more flexible and more resistant due to the development of new materials and innovative designs.

During this same period, the types of threats faced daily by those whose job it is to protect us have increased. For hundreds of thousands of police officers, soldiers, security guards, journalists, firefighters, EMS personnel and even K-9 dogs, their daily routine now includes putting on a ballistic vest.

As a result, the standards for testing have been updated and improved so that users can be confident that the vest they’re wearing will meet the level of threat they’re likely to face. We now know that vests must be replaced every five to ten years so the wearer can be certain their vest is continuing to provide them with the rated protection level.

Another advancement has been the development of protective vests designed for females, including the integration of breast sizing. Female soldiers and those in law enforcement no longer have to wear ill-fitting protective armor designed for men, which can never offer them the protection they need and deserve.

At BodyArmorNews.com you’ll find articles on bulletproof vests and ballistic helmets for law enforcement, private security, and all the military applications. You’ll also receive important tips for increasing the lifespan of your protective vest, choosing the right piece of concealable armor to suit your specific needs, and how to wisely balance protection and comfort.

Our dedicated team, aided by a global network of connections, serves the needs of all individuals and groups interested in the latest trends in ballistic protection. We continuously look for new opportunities to expand and improve our news network so that we can serve you even better.

We are a very social site with an active user base. This year our readers have shared tips on ballistic protection and provided input on research projects. We want to thank our loyal readers for their ongoing contributions and extend an invitation to new readers to contact us with interesting industry news and any other information you want to share.