Technology

2024 Innovations in Body Armor and Ballistic Materials

Jake Ganor What are the latest developments and advancements in technologies designed to improve ballistic protection? The past year has been a big one for the body armor industry. It has seen the release of a new polyethylene fiber for armor applications – which is momentous, as UHMWPE (Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene) composites are now the most important material in body armor development – and the National Institute for Justice’s 0101.07 specification for body armor has been formally launched. The…

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It’s in the Eyes

Ward W. Brien © 2021 A little bit of the science behind precision shooting helps to explain a lot. Riflescopes, spotting scopes and binoculars share a similar purpose. The optics are designed to magnify the image of an object you are looking at. Lenses are designed to focus or concentrate a large amount of light into a narrow beam of light through the center of the lenses so that, upon exiting, it will match the size of your pupil. This…