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What are the armoring standards?

Numerous international organizations have developed armoring standards – – defeat levels and testing procedures. In the USA for instance, the standards were developed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a procurement arm of the US government. In Europe, the European Union developed their standard, called CEN, which is the B-Level standard. Other countries too have developed their own standards. International Armoring Corporation®  and Armormax® generally adheres to the European Union’s standard because it is more specific to the requirements of armored passenger vehicles. Over the years more and more people are associating the NIJ standards with body armor while the B-ratings can be applied to vehicle protection.

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