Shaun's FotoPage

By: Shaun Acosta

[Recommend this Fotopage] | [Share this Fotopage]
View complete fotopage

Thursday, 26-May-2011 10:18 Email | Share | Bookmark
Use For The Interceptor Body Armor

Interceptor is a variety of body armor fielded by the U.S. military that is a lot more powerful than traditional bulletproof vests.The interceptor body armor program consists of an Outer Tactical Vest (OTV) and two Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPI). The OTV is lined with finely woven Kevlar KM2 aramid. The vest examined to end 9mm 124 GR FMJ at 1,400 fps (426 mps) with minimum back experience deformation and has a V-fifty of 1525 fps. (Technically cannot be named a Stage III-A vest as the mil-spec does not contact for testing with .44 Magnums, but the 9mm check is identical to NIJ Stage III-A certified vest). The vest will also end other slower moving fragments, and is also equipped with removable neck, throat, and shoulder and groin protection.Two Modest Arms Protective Inserts (SAPI) may possibly also be additional to the front and back again of the vest, with each plate intended to end up to a few seven.62x51mm NATO rounds (also recognized as USA M80 .308 cal) with a muzzle velocity of two,750 feet per second (838 m/s). The plates are the most technically innovative body armor fielded by the U.S. military, and are produced of boron carbide ceramics with a Spectra-Dyneema shield backing that breaks down projectiles and halts their momentum just before reaching the wearer.The Interceptor armor also has attachment loops on the front of the vest which accommodate the very same sort of pockets utilised in the Modular Light-weight Load-carrying Products MOLLE backpack/carry vest system. This enables a soldier to tailor-in shape his MOLLE and body armor method to meet mission requirements. While not especially designed for it, the loops can also simply attach All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Products ALICE-centered products, MOLLE's predecessor, as nicely as several pieces of civilian-created tactical gear.The Interceptor Body Armor system weighs a complete of 16.4 pounds (seven.4 kg), with the vest weighing 8.4 lbs (three.eight kg), and two plates inserted weighing four pounds (one.8 kg) every single. This is significantly lighter than the earlier body armor fielded in Somalia weighing 25.1 lbs (eleven.four kg) that most troops complained was too heavy and unwieldy for overcome operations.Facet-SAPIs (SAPI is brief for Small Arms Defense Insert) are also offered, along with the more recent model of the important plate, the E-SAPI (Enhanced SAPI). These two systems are turning into standard for ahead deployed troops in OEF and OIF III. The E-SAPI plates are thicker and heavier than the standard SAPIs, but they give increased protection from M-80 AP ammunition. The Facet-SAPIs protect the side of the torso under the arm. With the Interceptor body armor, E-SAPI plates, S-SAPI plates, and with the neck, throat and groin protectors set up the armor is substantially heavier than 16.4 pounds. A combat load of ammunition and very first help kit are almost universally attached to the webbing on the vest, including even much more mass.The armorvest of the average US troop in Iraq weighs about 35 pounds, at times the vest with all their gear attached can weigh upwards of 45 pounds. There is a continuous tradeoff, reduction of mobility and comfort and far more bodyweight to carry as opposed to enhanced safety. This is a position of contention in the US armed forces, with some favoring mobility, and other folks wanting as significantly safety as is sensible.The plates come in 5 distinct sizes and go into the front and again of the vest. The vest also has a fast-launch attribute in which a speedy tug would drop the plates off the vest.\nRelated Sites : body armor for sale

View complete fotopage

© Pidgin Technologies Ltd. 2016