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
DuPont science, history, innovation, and investment help protect those in the armed forces.
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“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.
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
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.
The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.
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