ASTM E3005 - 18 - Standard Terminology for Body Armor

ASTM E3005 - 18

Standard Terminology for Body Armor

Status : Current   Published : October 2018



1.1 The scope of this terminology is to provide a standard terminology for body armor providing protection against ballistic threats, stabbing, fragmentation, blunt impact, or a combination of threats.

1.2 The intent of this terminology is to have terms, abbreviations, and formulas that are applicable across federal agencies, law enforcement and corrections agencies, testing and certification bodies, and manufacturers.

1.2.1 The terminology is kept general herein and should be defined more specifically as needed within individual test methods or other standards.

1.3 This terminology is not intended to describe test methods or performance requirements for body armor.

1.4  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM E3005 - 18
TitleStandard Terminology for Body Armor
Publication Date01 October 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Body armor, hard armor, soft armor
File Size104 KB

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