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Fundamentals of Body Armour Technology

Dr D J Carr

The course will provide an introduction to the technology and application of body armour in police, security forces and military environments. The course is aimed at expert users, technologists and engineers who require an understanding of the current and future solutions for protecting personnel from a variety of threats. It will also be of use to procurement and purchasing managers who require a sound understanding of the requirements, capabilities, and specifications of modern personnel protection systems
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2015 Hypervelocity Impact Symposium (HVIS2015)

Where? Boulder Colorado, USA
When? April 2015

Please visit http://hvis2015.mst.edu/ for more details

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Army Didnít Properly Test Plates for Body Armor, Audit Finds

The New York Times
August 17, 2011, 5:47 PM

An audit by the Pentagonís inspector general has found that the Army did a poor job of testing the ballistic plates used in body armor and therefore cannot be certain that the equipment is adequately protecting soldiers.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011



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29th International Symposium on Ballistics

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND : May 9-13, 2016

The next symposium will be held in EDINBURGH, Scotland and is hosted by QinetiQ, supported by the NDIA.

29th ISB KEY DATES (subject to confirmation)

March, 2015 - Call for abstracts/papers
July, 2015 - Abstracts due
September, 2015 - Notifications of accepted abstracts
December 1st, 2015 - Programme released
March 9th, 2016 - Formal papers due

April 18th, 2016 - Powerpoints due

May 9-13, 2016 - Symposium



The Board of Directors has selected the journal to contain the papers to be submitted by authors wishing to have their papers peer reviewed and published at the 29th ISB.

The journal is DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY, an established Chinese journal that is published in English by Elsevier.

FULL PAPER submission is not yet OPEN

Paper length is currently a maximum of 9000 words plus figures, which may be revised.