April 11, 2015

Bullet Proof

Saab’s Soft Armour system offers protection against ballistic penetration up to NATO 7.62 mm AP ammunition (STANAG level III). The system is a box concept filled with hard ceramic balls. The system is especially designed to enhance survivability and can be fitted to any structure prior to missions, or even retrofitted to existing structures in operational theatre. 
A unique ceramic material protects against ballistic penetration. Soft Armour is a patented ballistic protection technology that provides security for people in vulnerable environments. Soft Armour also protects critical equipment and facilities. Soft Armour protects against all small arms ammunition including armour piercing. The system has a lower total cost than ceramic and composite protection, with reusability, multi-hit capabilities and high flexibility.


Fredd said...

Wow. Just fill a 6 inch cavity with a bunch of ceramic marbles, I should thought of that.

Doh. I wonder just how big a round it would stop MOST of the time, but not all the time as it does for 7.62 ball rounds.

sig94 said...

Fredd - it stops up to 50 cal as far as I can see. Needs a double wall construction but it also stops armor piercing rounds. Pretty cool stuff - apparently the ceramic balls absorb/diffuse the impact.