Military Soft Body Armor — Protecting the protectors.
Serving those who serve our country means providing them with the protection of the original ballistic fiber - DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber for military soft body armor. Invented and made in America. Battle tested from Fallujah to Helmand.
An inherently dangerous job requires body armor. Brave Americans serving in every branch of the Armed Forces since the 1970s have depended upon body armor and flak jackets made with Kevlar® fiber to help protect them from combat hazards, such as ballistic projectiles and explosive fragmentation.
Protective equipment made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber is lightweight and comfortable enough to help improve mobility and reduce fatigue for soldiers in the field. Yet Kevlar® fiber is five times stronger than steel on an equal-weight basis, offering superior protection against fragmentation and ballistic threats. Kevlar® fiber is also inherently flame-resistant, helping to provide thermal protection from blasts and fire.
In the iOTV, Kevlar® KM2® and KM2® Plus technology in soft body armor helps provide excellent protection from conventional fragmentation and multiple hits from 9mm handguns. Inserts for military body armor made with Kevlar® fiber are also tough enough to help protect against cuts, chemicals, and flame.
Kevlar® technology in military-grade protection has multiple uses:
- Improved Outer Tactical Vest (iOTV)
- Improved Modular Tactical Vest (iMTV)
- Throat and groin protectors
- Deltoid Auxiliary Protection System (DAPS)
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® brand aramid fiber is credited with helping to save thousands of lives. Lightweight and extraordinarily strong, it’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safer, more cut resistant and durable.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
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