Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released another armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).
The MT21 Type II/Spike 2 provides combined ballistic and stab protection, and is the second multi-threat armor model added to the Second Chance Prism Series. In addition to meeting the compliance test requirements for NIJ-06 Type II ballistic protection, the model has met compliance testing in accordance with NIJ Standard-0115.00 at protection level 2 against strike energy of 24.3 ft lbf (33 Joules) for spike protection.
The MT21 was designed to incorporate breakthrough technologies such as Curv technology in a solid application, along with advanced Twaron Microflex spike-resistant material and Honeywell® Gold Shield ballistic-resistant material.
The NIJ introduced the Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard-0101.06 to establish minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor. The standard provides improved performance of body armor so that officers receive adequate protection against those threats likely faced over the next decade. According to the new NIJ-06 standard, body armor must now be able to defend against increased velocities of ammunition calibers to better reflect current street threats and law enforcement duty weapons.
All Safariland concealable armor models are certified using NIJ approved size templates C1 and C5, which offer law enforcement the widest range of production sizes available. In addition to the MT21, Safariland manufactures a comprehensive line of armor products, which are posted to the NIJ Compliant Products List (CPL) at http://www.justnet.org/Pages/06_CPL.aspx.