than 37 percent the weight of steel armor, the Battelle material
alone is capable of stopping multiple armor piercing projectiles
exceeding a 7.62mm threat as a stand-alone component. When combined
with Protected Vehicles, Inc. armoring methodologies, the complete
system is capable of stopping threats from 50-caliber armor-piercing
shells without the weight associated with conventional metal
or ceramic armor.
According to PVI, this new armor solution is based on readily
available components and ongoing involvement from a tier one
polymer manufacturer. ShieldAll™ is available immediately
for large-scale production ramp up.
The new armor is implemented on PVI’s Golan,
Protector line of vehicles. It will also be offered as up-armor
kit for a wide range of new and operational military vehicles.
In addition, Battelle considered personal armor applications
for the new material, giving soldiers in the field more mobility
while allowing equal or better protection to current body armor.