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).
Second Chance has always been committed to simplistic ballistic designs that offer optimum comfort. The MN01 Type II is a thin, light, flexible design that features a hybrid of all Kevlar® ballistic materials. The combination of these materials, including Kevlar XP, helps provide enhanced ballistic performance and reinforces the brand partnership between Second Chance and Dupont® Kevlar. The MN01 Type II is an excellent value, performance model for agencies under budget restraints, and is now available for immediate purchase.
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. These new performance requirements are critical components to improving the life-protecting equipment being used by law enforcement today.
All Safariland 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 these models, the available Safariland products are posted to the NIJ Compliant Products List (CPL) at http://www.justnet.org/pages/BallisticCPL.aspx.
Safariland’s body armor models combine the heritage and expertise of American Body Armor®, Second Chance, SAVVY® and PROTECH. In doing so, Safariland offers the most comprehensive line of body armor available in the industry. Safariland’s NIJ-06 body armor provides law enforcement officers with enhanced performance, durability, comfort and value, which deliver on the company’s motto: Together, We Save Lives™.