Body Armor Standards and Testing
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Published Body Armor Standards
Performance standards ensure that commercially available armor meets minimum performance requirements. NIJ has published standards
for both ballistic and stab resistance of personal body armor:
See also NIJ's:
Body Armor Compliance Testing
During testing, independent laboratories that have been certified by NIJ put body armor through a series of tests to verify
that it complies with NIJ's performance Standards. The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center system administers
the voluntary body armor program. Learn more about the Compliance Testing Program Exit Notice.
Date Modified: March 26, 2012