Military Protection

Soldier (Force) Protection – Protecting our Protectors

From head to toe, mounted or dismounted – DuPont provides material science for personal protection including military armor.

The men and women of our armed forces volunteer to defend our nation; they steel themselves for sacrifice. Duty, honor, country, courage, commitment all are values they embrace. DuPont salutes their service and their values. We believe these men and women should be protected in battle with the best equipment America can provide. Our scientists, engineers, and business professionals are committed to making products that help protect our protectors – the volunteer warfighter. They carry a heavy enough burden, so we must lighten their loads with innovative technologies and materials for military body armor, combat helmets, vehicle armor and more.

Supplying the U.S. Military with critical materials is our heritage. They were our first customer in 1802, and we are proud (210 years later) to still call on them as our customer. Today, products made from DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex® fiber are used in military body armor, helmets, flight suits, and chemical protective suits.

DuPont™ Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tychem®, Tyvek® are our hero brands. Our core value is safety; our core mission is to help bring you home safe!

Kevlar® and Nomex® Changed Protection

PRODUCT AND SERVICE LINES

  • Body Armor

    Body armor made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber can mean the difference between life and serious injury or death for those in the military, emergency response, and law enforcement.

  • Fibers

    DuPont collaborates with manufacturers and designers to innovate with performance fibers, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, and those made with Sorona® to develop solutions including those that protect our protectors and lower our carbon footprint.

  • Vehicle Armor

    In hostile territories, even the roads become a battlefield. Vehicle armor made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber helps protect combat and tactical ground vehicles.

  • Thermal Protective Apparel & Accessories

  • Chemical Protective Garments & Accessories

    Whether the job is performing asbestos abatement, applying insulation, or handling industrial chemicals, DuPont understands the risks. Learn how leading DuPont brands Tyvek® and Tychem® help reduce worker exposure to hazardous work situations.

  • Cut Protection

    Whenever workers need superior cut protection, the cut- and fire- resistant properties of Kevlar® fiber fill that need.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • Better Protection for Protectors

  • DuPont and Government Collaboration

    DuPont government collaboration connects local and federal institutions with DuPont engineers and scientists, helping to create hundreds of protection, energy, and food solutions. Read about our deep history and how we continue to work alongside the U.S. government to help make the world a safer place.

  • What Keeps You Safe?

    “What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.

  • DuPont Ballistic Lab

    DuPont state-of-the-art ballistic testing laboratories are designed to give our research scientists, engineers, customers, and end users a valuable tool for assessing the reliability of body armor, helmets, or vehicle armor.

  • DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

    The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.

  • New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

    The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.

  • IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®

    The International Association of Chiefs of Police and DuPont started the IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors' Club® in 1987. Read about some of the lives personal body armor has saved or search our database of police report excerpts that illustrate some of the amazing ways body armor made the difference between life and death.

  • Where to Buy Information

    Find a representative, manufacturer, or distributor; learn more about our products and where to purchase them.