The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is updating NIJ Standard-0115.00 (Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor) with a draft being released later in the year for public comment. Changes to the standard include:
- armour testing requirements for improvised stab/slash threats faced by corrections officers in controlled areas,
- testing requirements for officers requiring protection from commercial stab/slash threats in uncontrolled areas,
- testing specific to female body armour models, and;
- conditioning (tumbling the armors for many days) prior to testing.