Multi-Mission Ballistic Resistant Jacket.
Patent, Filed 3 Apr 90, patented 29 Oct 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An improved ballistic resistant soft body armor jacket that is fit-adjustable, relatively lightweight, multi-mission adaptable, buoyant, fire-resistant, non hydroscopic and impervious to salt water and most petroleum-based fluids. The jacket shell consists of four basic ballistic resistant components a back panel, left and right front panels in combination with side portions, and a permanent collar. It is of wrap around character and uniquely provides a minimum of one inch overlap of the respective fabric-encased ballistic inserts at both sides and in the front. It uses hook and loop type fasteners, such as Velcro R, in combination with some elasticized fastener bands to provide essentially one handed capability of the various closure and adjustability features. It uses non-hydroscopic material, such as Spectra Shield R, for the ballistic inserts, and a fire proof fabric, such as Nomex III R, with a water repellent coating. An external chest pocket is provided for an auxiliary armor plate, while inside under arm pockets and pockets in add-on shoulder pads can accommodate flotation packets.
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