Standard Terminology for Body Armor
|Publication Date:||1 February 2020|
|ICS Code (Protection against crime):||13.310|
|ICS Code (Protective equipment in general):||13.340.01|
|ICS Code (Environment. Health protection. Safety (Vocabularies)):||01.040.13|
The scope of this terminology is to provide a standard terminology for body armor providing protection against ballistic threats, stabbing, fragmentation, blunt impact, or a combination of threats.
The intent of this terminology is to have terms, abbreviations, and formulas that are applicable across federal agencies, law enforcement and corrections agencies, testing and certification bodies, and manufacturers.
The terminology is kept general herein and should be defined more specifically as needed within individual test methods or other standards.
This terminology is not intended to describe test methods or performance requirements for body armor.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.