DoD Testing Requirements for Body Armor
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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The overall objective of our audit was to evaluate ballistic testing requirements for body armor components. We specifically reviewed whether the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts ESAPI first article testing criteria for Army contract W91CRB-04-D- 0040 Contract 0040 were in accordance with the contract. We also reviewed the basis for first article testing criteria used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command USSOCOM. Although an announced objective, we did not review first article testing criteria for the other contracts reviewed as part of DoD Inspector General IG Report No. D-2008-067, DoD Procurement Policy for Body Armor, March 31, 2008. That objective will be addressed in DoD IG Project No. D2008- D000CD-0256.000, Research on DoD Body Armor Contracts.
- Protective Equipment