Armour Levels

Armour Level
(lowest to highest)
Protects Against
Type IIA

9 mm FMJ RN slow velocity
.22 LR
.25 ACP / 6.35mm Browning
.32 ACP/ 7.65mm Browning
.38 ACP
.40 S&W; FMJ
.45 ACP

12 ga. 00 Buck (shotgun)

This armour protects against 9 mm FMJ RN (Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose) bullets, with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr) at a reference velocity of 355 � 9.1 m/s (1165 � 30 ft/s) and .40 S&W; FMJ (Full Metal Jacketed) bullets, with nominal masses of 11.7 g (180 gr) at a reference velocity of 325� 9.1 m/s (1065 � 30 ft/s).

It also provides protection against 12 gauge shotgun buckshot (9 pellet) and birdshot.

Type II

Typical 9 mm FMJ RN
.357 Magnum JSP

This armour protects against 9 mm FMJ RN (Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose) bullets, with nominal masses of 8.0 g (124 gr) at a reference velocity of 379 � 9.1 m/s (1245 � 30 ft/s) and .357 Magnum JSP (Jacketed Soft Point) bullets, with nominal masses of 10.2 g (158 gr) at a reference velocity of 408 � 9.1 m/s (1340 � 30 ft/s).

It also provides protection against threats mentioned in [Type IIA].

The minimum Protection Level provided by our products is IIIA
Type IIIA

.357 SIG FMJ FN
.44 Magnum SJHP

12 ga. rifled slug (shotgun)

Against most handgun threats

This armour protects against .357 SIG FMJ FN (Full Metal Jacketed Flat Nose) bullets, with nominal masses of 8.1 g (125 gr) at a reference velocity of 430 � 9.1 m/s (1410 � 30 ft/s) and .44 Magnum SJHP (Semi Jacketed Hollow Point) bullets, with nominal masses of 15.6 g (240 gr) at a reference velocity of 408 � 9.1 m/s (1340 � 30 ft/s).

It also provides protection against 12 gauge rifled slug, as well as the threats mentioned in [Types IIA, and II].

Type III
with Ballistic Plates

7.62 mm FMJ
.30 carbine
.223 remington / 5.56 mm FMJ
Grenade shrapnel

Against high-powered rifles

This armour protects against 7.62 mm FMJ (Full Metal Jacketed) bullets (U.S. Military designation M80), with nominal masses of 9.6 g (148 gr) at a reference velocity of 847 � 9.1 m/s (2780 � 30ft/s).

It also provides protection against threats such as 5.56 mm FMJ, .223 remington, .30 carbine FMJ and grenade shrapnel , as well as the threats mentioned in [Types IIA, II, and IIIA].

Type IV
with Ballistic Plates

.30 caliber AP

Against armour piercing rifles

This armour protects against .30 caliber AP (armour piercing) bullets (U.S. Military designation M2 AP), with nominal masses of 10.8 g (166 gr) at a reference velocity of 878 � 9.1 m/s (2880 � 30 ft/s). It also provides at least single hit protection against the threats mentioned in [Types IIA, II, IIIA, and III].