Morgan Advanced Materials Launches New Ultra-Lightweight Level III Standalone Ballistic Insert
An ultra-lightweight, high performance standalone ballistic insert, protecting against NIJ 0101.06 Level III and special rifle threats has been launched by Morgan Advanced Materials.
Morgan’s new ‘LASA LWB III+ sa06’ ballistic insert is a multi-hit standalone solution, which does not require additional soft armour. It has been tested in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 against 7.62 x 51mm 149gr M80 FMJ and the special threats; 5.56 x 45mm 55gr Ball (M193) and 7.62 x 39mm 123gr AK47 MSC (Mild Steel Core). The ballistic insert is buoyant resilient, making it ideal for both maritime environments and land operations. Furthermore, it meets stringent drop test requirements as stated in the NIJ 0101.06 specification.
With an areal density of just 14.9 kg/m² (3.05psf), a medium ballistic plate weighs just 1.0kg (2.3lbs). It is available in five sizes, delivering a customised fit to a wide range of users. The ballistic insert’s lightweight properties allow for superior mobility and lower weight burden whilst ensuring ballistic protection from NIJ Level III and special rifle threats.
Duncan Eldridge, President of Morgan’s Composites and Defence business, stated: “The LASA LWB III+ sa06 ballistic insert is our lightest standalone solution for NIJ Level III and special threats. It has been developed as a result of our use of cutting-edge materials and extensive research and development, which has enabled us to produce a product which is considerably lighter than alternative solutions. Its buoyant properties also make it ideal for use in maritime environments whilst delivering lightweight, high level protection”.
The ballistic insert is the latest addition to Morgan’s wider suite of LASA soldier protection products, which includes covert solutions for undercover operations, protection against NIJ Level III, special threats such as SS109 “Green Tip” ammunition, and special threats exceeding NIJ Level IV. All ballistic inserts are available for purchase through Morgan’s Composites and Defence Systems business in the UK, Canada and Singapore as well as through its global distribution network
For further information, please visit: www.morgandefencesystems.com/level-3-insert