TrueLock™ Fabric

INVISTA Unveils Navy Blue CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric At The 2023 SHOT...

Pennsylvania-based HLC Industries, a long-term supplier of CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics, will debut its exclusive new Navy Blue CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric at the SHOT Show...
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Dyneema Publishes Body Armor Survey Results

Dyneema, a leading provider of protective equipment, has released the results of a survey of law enforcement professionals in the United States. The survey...


British Scientists Have Developed Armor That Is Able To Stop Bullets...

British scientists have created a new type of body armor that is able to stop bullets traveling at the speed of sound. This material...
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Russian Soldiers Receive Body Armor From Iran

Social media, including accounts associated with Russian military bloggers, shared photos of Rouin-3 ballistic vest with NIJ IV ceramic plates and a NIJ II...



BLACK230 New Advance Ballistic Finishing By Citterio

Fratelli Citterio is a world leading manufacturer of high-tech ballistic materials based on made in Italy technology. Fratelli Citterio is investing more than 10%...
Carolina Performance

175 Year Old Fabric Manufacturer Prepares For Leading The Global Market

Carolina Performance Fabrics is a Mexican manufacturer of engineered textiles. The company is a part of the textile group, Grupo Carolina, that was founded...


Bulletproof Vests

30 Things People Didn’t Know About Bulletproof Vests

Bulletproof vests - the one item in a police officer’s job that they take for granted. If more law enforcement knew a little more...
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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...


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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 you’ll find articles on body armor 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.

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