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 What new technologies have been developed for body armor?

  • Over the last 20 years, new materials and fabrics have been introduced which have contributed significantly to the wearability of body armor. Body armor manufacturers have also made a number of advances in design technology resulting in body armor with increased ballistic protection capabilities, as well as more flexibility, less weight, and ultimately more comfortable. New materials have also been developed which provide protection against sharp edged and pointed weapons.

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  • How is armor submitted for testing?

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  • Which ballistic or stab-resistant material is better?

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  • Who tests the armor to determine if it complies with NIJ Standards?

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