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Balística

BALLISTICS AND
BLADED WEAPON
LABORATORY

BALLISTICS AND BLADED WEAPON LABORATORY

BALLISTIC TESTS AND TRIALS TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF BULLETS AND KNIVES

We performs ballistic tests to assess the impact protection provided by an article against projectiles and fragments, determining penetration, trauma, and v50 in compliance with international standards. We carry out specific tests to evaluate bullet-proof vests, helmets, visors, doors and bulletproof vehicle armour and windows. We also take care of carrying out tests on protective vests/bleaded weapons or combined with ballistic protection.

THE BALLISTICS LABORATORY’S CAPABILITIES

  • Our laboratory is equipped with Spain’s only ENAC-approved ballistic and knife testing range

  • The laboratory is ISO 17025-approved to carry out tests in accordance with NIJ, EN, HOSDB, VPAM and STANAG standards and specific requirements of the applicant

  • High-speed camera to record the performance and behaviour of the material at the moment of impact, a scanner to study the resulting trauma and a Yaw Angle measuring device to assess trajectory and the angle of impact

  • Qualified, highly specialised staff who are constantly updating their technical expertise

BALLISTIC LABORATORY TESTS

BALLISTIC TESTS ON PERSONAL PROTECTION

> Penetration and trauma
> Determination of the v50
> Point shot
> According to specific manufacturer requirements:
     > Vests
     > Helmets
     > Minks
     > Glasses

TESTS ON GLASS AND OTHER TYPES OF SHIELDING

> Glass testing
> Door and window testing
> Louvre and shutter testing
> Vehicle armour, bulletproof glass and opaque armour
> Shields

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STAB PROOF VESTS AND ARTICLES. KNIFE THREAT TESTING

Stab-resistance test
Spain’s only ballistic and knife testing range to test an article’s stab and slash protection in compliance with:

> NIJ Standard (US)
> Body Armour Standard (UK)
> Norma VPAM (Alemania)
> Testings according to specific manufacturer requirements

OTHER TESTS

SPECTROPHOTOMETRY

For mimetised fabrics, we have a state-of-the-art spectrophotometer for wavelengths between 175nm and 3300nm.

Among other applications, it can determine remission and transmission in the near infrared range (NIR, from 750 to 2600 nm) and the visible and ultraviolet wavelengths of different typs of materials.

LABORATORIES

We carry out tests, characterisation and quality control of products according to compliance with technical requirements and international standards

OTHER AREAS OF AITEX

AITEX provides different types of services for companies that develop products for the markets in the different textile application areas. Our services fall within the following areas.