PPSS Group has launched its next-generation, high-performance body armour made from Auxilam, a unique in-house carbon fibre composite material. The UK based company has been supplying countless of homeland security agencies in countries around the world with their polycarbonate-based stab-resistant vests over the past ten years.
This latest body armour will protect the wearer from even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable. Utilising the strength of carbon fibre with the auxetic properties of Auxilam technology and some additional ‘top secret’ assets derived from the specially developed composite structure giving the armour excellent balance of weight, protection, performance and durability.
Comparing it with PPSS Group’s polycarbonate-based stab-resistant vests, the company is claiming a reduction of 19% in thickness (utilising a 3.9mm carbon fibre composite) and a 6.6% lower aerial density and reduced weight for its latest development.
The company said the new armour will be certified to KR2/SP2 according to the UK Home Office Body Armour Standard, as well as NIJ Level 2 (Stab & Spike) and VPAM K2/D2 meaning it will offer a higher level of knife and spike protection. Thoroughly field-tested, the body armour will be made available from January 2020.