Safariland released an additional armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).
The XT01F Type II is part of the ABA Xtreme Series of concealable armor. It is the first NIJ-06 compliant, female armor model to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9 mm and .357 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the XT01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology and high performance Gold Shield. The XT01F Type II provides a competitively priced female armor model that offers comfort and reliable performance against a wide array of threats.
The NIJ introduced the Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard-0101.06 to establish minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor. The standard provides improved performance of body armor so that officers receive adequate protection against those threats likely faced over the next decade. According to the new NIJ-06 standard, body armor must now be able to defend against increased velocities of ammunition calibers to better reflect current street threats and law enforcement duty weapons. These new performance requirements are critical components to improving the life-protecting equipment being used by law enforcement today.