Premium Quality Ballistic Vests by Indian Armour
Our ballistic vests are made of premium quality hardwearing fabric and are designed to meet the specific needs of the wearer. All our personal protection armour products are rigorously and continuously tested to ensure that they meet the standards set by the NIJ (National Institute of Justice). We are a global supplier of high-performance ballistic products and strive towards meeting the specific requirements of our customers. We are an international supplier catering to countries in the EU and Africa to even the Middle East and Americas. The nature of defensive operations demands nothing short of perfection since the slightest error could turn out to be deadly. Being a world-class premium ballistic vest manufacturer, we ensure that our manufactured products are completely reliable. These vests are also available for multi-threat applications. We guarantee our products provide protection against a large range of ammunition, stabs, and spikes, even in stealth and tactical applications. By providing security personnel with a broad choice of customized protective gear, we offer the defense industry a complete solution of body armour products.
These products are perfect for use by the military, civil police forces, federal agencies, and first responders. Whether you need tactical gear, flexible body armour, outer vests, or plate carriers, we offer a wide range of options for you to choose from.
Our Ballistic Protection Vest Range Includes:
- VIP Vest for discreet protection
- Tactical Vest
- Plate Carriers
- Guard vests
- Covert and overt style vests
- Stab and spike vests
- Lightweight protective vest
- Ballistic flotation vests
- Quick-release vest, and many more
What are the NIJ Levels for Ballistic Vests?
Body armour is divided into five tiers by the NIJ standard 0101.06. Each class provides enhanced bullet proofing, stopping stronger and faster projectiles before they penetrate more than 44 mm.
At Indian Armour, we offer vests within the top NIJ levels. All of our ballistic vest solutions are categorised according to their NIJ ratings and are tested in recognised laboratories such as NTS Chesapeake, in accordance with the worldwide standard NIJ (National Institute of Justice). Our products are tested at accredited laboratories to ensure that they meet or surpass its target NIJ level.
Across various testing standards for bullet proof vests, NIJ standard 0101.06 is one of the widely accepted standards for a bulletproof vest, which means that the vest has should be tested through strict testing methods in a professional laboratory according to the NIJ requirements. This will assure that the vests are bulletproof and can defend off the threats imposed by the NIJ.
The various NIJ levels in use are as follows
This is the NIJ’s lowest available category of protection. It is generally made of soft body armour and is the lightest and most flexible armour presently offered. These soft body armours can be readily concealed beneath the clothing and are utilised in low-risk scenarios.
The NIJ Level IIA stops 9mm FMJ RN, at 1165 feet per second (ft./s) and .40 S&W FMJ, 11.8g (180 gr) at 1065 ft./s
Level II vests also are light weight, flexible, and concealable beneath clothing, but they can withstand a wider variety of bullets than Level IIA vests. In addition, they provide higher blunt force protection than IIA.
All handgun rounds up to and including.357 magnum JSP are protected by the NIJ Level II vests.
The highest level of soft body armour is Level IIIA. When looking for soft body armour, Level IIIA is the most common protective level. It’s a great all-around choice for lightweight and concealable protection. The Level IIIA bulletproof vests are a little heavier than the Level IIA or II bulletproof vests, but they are still quite concealable.
The level IIIA vests are designed to protect against 9 mm bullets traveling at speeds up to 1400 ft./s and .44 magnum rounds.
Level III body armour, popularly known as Rifle-defeating armour, is the first level of protection against rifle rounds. Since this armour is generally made of hard plates rather than soft plates, it is not concealable. Hard armour is also heavier than soft armour, but it provides better protection as a result of this additional weight.
Conditioned LEVEL III armour is designed to withstand six bullets from a 7.62×51 NATO round moving at a speed of up to 2780 ft / sec.
The NIJ Level IV body armours are designed to offer the highest basic level of protection. It is made up of hard plates, as opposed to Level IIIA and lower-level plates.
Level IV armour meets this criterion by stopping a single shot from 7.62mm armour piercing rifle (APR) bullet rather than the six that Level III armour does, therefore it isn’t necessarily superior to Level III armour. The Level IV body armour can resist more than one shot from essentially any pistol, assault rifle or sniper rifle.
What is Kevlar?
Kevlar is a type of material used in body armour that protects you from gunshots. It’s a well-known material that’s used to manufacture ballistic vests, stab-proof vests, and plate carriers. Kevlar is a crucial material used in the US military’s PASGT helmet. Its high heat resistance uniforms, body armour used by police officers, security, and police tactical units such as SWAT are just a few of its civilian applications.
Is wearing body armour in public considered illegal?
In most circumstances, wearing body armour in public is lawful and civilians have the right to defend themselves and their loved ones. As a result, people in most of the Europe and the United States can buy bulletproof vests and other body armour. Wearing body armour while in possession of a hazardous weapon other than a handgun during the conduct or attempted commission of any crime is, nonetheless, forbidden. It’s also unlawful in several places to wear body armour if you’ve been convicted of a felony.
However, it is the buyer’s obligation to determine if he is legally permitted to acquire and use body armour. This data is true to the best of our knowledge. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE, AND IT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS SUCH. Contact a licenced attorney in your jurisdiction for legal guidance. For the most up-to-date rules in your region, contact your local government and/or police enforcement.
- Indian Armour products are NIJ certified and are listed on the NIJ website as a certified and approved supplier www.justnet.org
- Our products are tested in both field-level and lab-level environments
- Lab-testing occurs in various laboratories in India, the US, UK and EU regions
- 20 years of ballistic manufacturing experience
- Patented and Trademarked Technologies
- World’s most vertically integrated manufacturer from yarn to finished products
- Weaving capacity for 80,000 sqm per month
- 150+ sewing systems and capability for ultrasonic welding
- Up to 10,000 helmets and 10,000 vests a month
- Various testing machines
Frequently Asked Questions
- +Owning a ballistic vest is illegal?
- They are now extremely popular amongst enthusiasts, preppers and survivalists, even average people worried about active shooter situations as they can provide the most basic ballistic protection not only in life threatening situations but also for everyday use.
- +WHO USES ballistic vest most?
- Active military, Law enforcement officers / Police Officers, Private Security, Security Guards, VIPs, Enthusiasts
- +Can civilians buy ballistic vest?
- Yes, civilians are legally able to buy body armour such as bulletproof vests. If you haven’t had a crime, you are able to purchase a ballistic vest online.
- +Can civilians buy ballistic vest?
- Level IIA vests can protect against 9mm rounds which is fired at a velocity of 373 meters per second and. 40 S&W bullets.
- +Can a bulletproof vest stop an AK 47?
- NIJ Level IIIA ballistic vest with Level IV hard armour panels can stop AK-47 rounds including armour penetrating.
- +What is the difference between Level 3 and Level 4 body armour?
- Level III armour is lightweight armour, and it is easier to wear covertly, and is low-cost than Level IV. NATO military forces around the world normally wear level IV armour in the most austere environments. Level IV protect from AP bullets which are fired from military-grade weaponry and technology