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    3M™ Lightweight Body Armour

    March 13, 2015
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    To stop a bullet, you have to blunt or break it.

    See how we’re keeping those who put their life on the line safer.

    To stop a bullet, you have to blunt or break it.

    See how we’re keeping those who put their life on the line safer.

    To stop a bullet, you have to blunt or break it.

    See how we’re keeping those who put their life on the line safer.

     

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      The hot-pressed boron carbide and silicon carbide ceramic strike-face of our 3M™ Lightweight Body Armour shatters or deforms a bullet on impact. The effectiveness of our ceramic is enhanced by a proprietary backing layer that absorbs residual energy, provides structural support, and reduces back face deformation (BFD). Together, these optimised composite structures produce armours capable of withstanding multiple hits. These armour systems give the men and women who protect us the required projectile penetration resistance and in some designs are 70% lighter than conventional armour steel—reducing fatigue and boosting confidence.

      See how we’re keeping those who put their life on the line safer.

      View 3M’s Lightweight Body Armour