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Police Protection: DEW PD Ballistic Armor
Police Protection: DEW PD Ballistic Armor
Police Protection: DEW PD Ballistic Armor

DEW PD Ballistic Door Panels offer three different levels of protection: Levels IIIA, III+ and IV+

It is important to note that our level III+ and IV+ are tested to NIJ and beyond, as the "+" indicates. All of our solutions are independent lab third party tested using the NIJ protocols. In addition to the standard NIJ requirements, our panels undergo "conditioning" prior to testing. This means that they are subjected to extreme temperature cycling as well as timed water submersion before being shot.

Level IIIA

The NIJ level IIIA is tested in accordance with the NIJ standard.

Level III+

For level III+, we have designed our armor to defeat the NIJ level III round as well as the three additional rounds required by the LAPD. It is important to note that a claim to be NIJ level III does not mean that all the LAPD specified rounds are automatically included. The popular M855 and M193 are often left out.

Level IV+

For level IV, we have again gone above and beyond the standard NIJ level IV which is a single shot test requirement. We use the NIJ protocol with a five-shot pattern. We have also tested additional rounds that were felt by international law enforcement agencies to be up and coming threats.


Physical Data

Protection Level DEW Product Thickness (mm) Qualified Threats * Type
NIJ IIIA PD3A 8 A Composite
NIJ IIIA PD3AM 3 A Metallic
NIJ III+ PD3 17 A+B+C Composite
NIJ III+ PD3M 6 A+B+C Metallic
NIJ IV+ PD4 21 A+B+C+D+E Composite

Qualified Threats

* (Spec) Weapon Type Threats Velocity m/s (fps)
A (NIJ) 44 Mag Handgun 44 Magnum FMJ 426 (1400)
A (NIJ) 9 mm Handgun 9mm FMJ 426 (1400)
B (NIJ) Rifle FN FAL 7.62x51 (M80/308) 838 (2750)
C (LAPD) Rifle M-16/AR-15 5.56x45 (M855) 930 (3050)
C (LAPD) Rifle M-16/AR-15 5.56x45 (M193) 975 (3200)
C (LAPD) Rifle AK-47, M, SKS 7.62x39 MSC 725 (2380)
D (NIJ) Rifle M-1 7.62x63 (APM2) 868 (2847)
E (other) Rifle FN FAL 7.62x51 (M61) 838 (2750)
E (other) Rifle SVD, Dragunov 7.62x54R LPS 854 (2801)
E (other) Rifle AK-47, M, SKS 7.62x39 API-BZ 695 (2280)


Delivering the Right Protection

Let us convert your police vehicle doors into always present protective ballistic shields with the DEW PD series of ballistic door panels. Please share with us your contact information to start your door protection delivery.

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