All PPE going in to police service within the Metropolitan Police is batch tested to ensure compliance and correct operation with the applicable ballistic standards. Due to the nature of the test the ballistic element was carried out within a certified facility by a licenced ballistic expert and in conjunction with the equipment supplier.
MTJB supplied an assistant engineer who was experienced in composites and ballistic methodologies to work alongside the suppliers and Police experts. The role was to set up the samples within the bespoke test rig and position all sensors to allow high accuracy readings to be taken from multiple impact zones. Once impacted the sample data was then analysed and the sample inspected for back face penetration
All samples were tested and passed, and the data was collated for presentation to the police authority to prove batch compliance.