Revising the Body Armor Standard

Sidebar to the article Ballistic Body Armor: A Closer Look at the Follow-Up Inspection and Testing Progrm by Michele R. Coppola

NIJ anticipates that a Special Technical Committee will begin revising the ballistic-resistant body armor standard in 2013. As a first step, NIJ has held workshops to obtain comments and suggestions from manufacturers of body armor. It also held a "needs and requirements" meeting, during which officers identified the operational environments in which they work, missions and roles performed while wearing armor, and other equipment that may be affected while wearing armor.

Date Created: February 27, 2013