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New use for 'Spectra Shield.' (Allied-Signal 'Spectra-Shield' ballistic system used for helicopter armor) (Brief Article)

New Use For |Spectra Shield'

A ceramic composite that uses Allied-Signal's "Spectra Shield" ballistic system has been developed by Armour of America, Los Angeles, CA, for use in helicopter armor. The nonwoven composite system provides highly effective but lightweight armor for helicopters used in military and law enforcement operations.

The new composite takes advantage of Spectra Shield's strength, high ballistic integrity and light weight to produce a low cost composite capable of resisting multiple hits from military main battle rifles. It has received National Institute of Justice approval for use of Level III Body Armor.
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Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 1, 1991
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