Vehicle Armor – On the Road Protection
In battle, even driving down a road can be life threatening. In the face of RPG’s, EFP’s, snipers and other threats, vehicle armor made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber helps to protect our warfighters who are riding in vehicles.
Warfighters are faced with life-and-death challenges whether on foot or on the roads. So the same technology we use in body armor can also be found in the interior of Military ground vehicles and helicopters. DuPont™ Kevlar® technology is helping the military address the need for strong, lightweight, reliable, flame and heat resistant armor systems and spall protection for a range of vehicles, ships, airplanes and helicopters.
Lightweight armor systems made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber helps optimize the essential properties needed for effective advanced ballistic protection, such as providing multi-hit protection, maintaining ballistic capability through a variety of conditions, and superior durability.
We are constantly looking for new ways to support a warrior’s mission. By working with military protective gear companies, we help them as they develop solutions with Kevlar® fiber and unidirectional laminates containing Kevlar® fiber to be a part of the vehicle armor solution for combat and tactical vehicles. Our advanced armor systems help offer the protection warriors need to focus on the fight without penalizing soldier survivability and vehicle performance. It’s one of the ways we can help make the road towards home safer.
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
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.
“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 DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.