Vehicle Armor Made with Kevlar® fiber

Vehicle Armoring — The Same Trusted Kevlar® Fiber Performance

The same properties that make DuPont™ Kevlar® a trusted fiber for use in personal body armor helps make it the natural choice for vehicle armoring systems.

Warfighters count on their training and equipment when completing a mission. That’s where spall liners, spall blankets and RPG nets made with DuPont™ Kevlar® come in. Armor systems made with Kevlar® brand fiber are among the lightest, most durable, reliable, flame-resistant, heat resistant and high-value choice for a range of MRAP vehicles, ships, airplanes, and helicopters.

Kevlar® fiber does not melt or shrink when exposed to extreme heat and flame and is extremely resistant to cuts.  Ballistic panels made with Kevlar® fiber perform well over a broad range of environmental conditions and maintain ballistic performance after years of service.

Vehicle armoring made using Kevlar® fiber helps provide better protection at a lower weight.  In addition, it helps:

  • Reduce weight, allowing for reduced fuel consumption, higher payloads, and increased maneuverability
  • Allow for a thinner, lighter armor system
  • Meet NAVSEA requirements for flame, smoke, and toxicity and will not act as a fuel source nor sustain combustion
  • Offer excellent thermal stability and can be used continuously at temperatures above 120°C without loss of performance
  • Maintain ballistic performance after years of service

 

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INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • 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.

  • 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®.

  • 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®.

  • Where to Buy DuPont™ Kevlar®

    Where to Buy information for DuPont™ Kevlar®.

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