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On 11/29/2017 at 4:01 PM, LoooSeR said:

Russian assault engineers training:

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Berkut OMON member with same face protection

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https://www.nij.gov/Documents/nij-standard-0101-07-ballistic-resistant-body-armor-draft-for-comment.pdf

 

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This draft document specifies minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of body armor used by U.S. law enforcement that is intended to protect the torso against handgun and rifle ammunition. It is a proposed revision of NIJ Standard 0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, published in 2008. The final version of this document is anticipated to be published in late 2018 as NIJ Standard 0101.07. Its primary purpose will be for use by the NIJ Compliance Testing Program (CTP) for testing and evaluation of ballistic-resistant body armor for certification by NIJ. It will be used by both ballistics laboratories that test body armor and body armor manufacturers participating in the NIJ CTP. This standard will be included in the Personal Body Armor scope of accreditation used by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) to accredit ballistics laboratories.

 

There are some departures in format from NIJ Standard 0101.06. First, standards describing various test methods and practices are incorporated by reference into this document, including those for soft armor designed for female wearers. NIJ, the U.S. Army, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and others have been cooperating to harmonize laboratory test procedures and practices in ASTM Subcommittee E54.04 on Personal Protective Equipment within Committee E54 on Homeland Security Applications. Unlike the current and previous versions of the NIJ standard which have been comprehensive, standalone documents, revision 0101.07 will incorporate by reference a suite of standardized test methods and practices developed in ASTM E54.04. Incorporation of relevant ASTM standards by reference into NIJ standards and U.S. Army requirements and testing documents, for example, affords the opportunity to harmonize laboratory test procedures and practices for both law enforcement and military ballistic-resistant armor and other ballistic-resistant equipment while providing those end user communities ultimate control over product specifications, such as the specific threats against which their equipment must protect.

 

Second, the ballistic test threats have been removed to their own standalone specifications document that defines ballistic threats identified by U.S. law enforcement as representative of prevalent threats in the United States. Currently in draft form, this document specifies the threat levels and associated ammunition intended for use with voluntary NIJ Standards that specify a minimum performance requirement for equipment intended to protect U.S. law enforcement against handgun and rifle ammunition. A standalone threats specification may also enable testing of a variety of ballistic-resistant equipment, not just ballistic-resistant body armor, against contemporary U.S. law enforcement threats.

 

Third, threat level nomenclature has been revised to be more descriptive of threats and to reduce confusion among law enforcement end users of body armor. Level II and level IIIA have been replaced with “HG1” and “HG2,” respectively, to represent handgun (HG) threats. Level III and level IV have been revised to three levels representing rifle (RF) threats—“RF1,” “RF2,” and “RF3”—with RF1 and RF3 replacing level III and level IV, respectively. RF2 is a new intermediate threat level introduced in this draft version of NIJ Standard 0101.07.

 

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On 7/15/2018 at 6:14 PM, Ramlaen said:

 

Damn, I'll need to re-learn new nomenclature just to sound clever about body armor and terminal ballistics. 

 

Still, I'll be interested in seeing what comes of this. 

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23 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

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So... Any particular reason they're carrying slung qbz-95's?

 

Or could it be some odball qbz-96? (95=5.8 96=5.45 97=5.56? I'm using the hypothetical 96 here like we see with the AK 100 Series guns)

 

Looser will promptly come back and tell me .... Ummm Because they're Chinese...

 

But the frag armor looks a lot like rosvgardia pattern stuff he's posted elsewhere so I have to ask.

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24 minutes ago, roguetechie said:

 

So... Any particular reason they're carrying slung qbz-95's?

 

Or could it be some odball qbz-96? (95=5.8 96=5.45 97=5.56? I'm using the hypothetical 96 here like we see with the AK 100 Series guns)

 

Looser will promptly come back and tell me .... Ummm Because they're Chinese...

 

But the frag armor looks a lot like rosvgardia pattern stuff he's posted elsewhere so I have to ask.

This is a competition ("Clear way" IIRC), part of Army-2018 games. Part of those competitions are held in China, and soldiers are using equipment given by a host.

 

Suit is OVR-2-02.

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Well ... It always feels good when I manage not to say something stupid. 

 

I saw front sight sticking out on the guy in the foreground and was pretty instantly curious. Thank you for the confirmation.

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TsSN FSB, Directorate A. Officer with shield also have anti-fragmentation suit, while second specialist have pants from such anti-fragmentation suit.

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Can we speak about our lord and savior Vladimir the Crimean?

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