NIJ Standard-0115.00

test_3The 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.

For more information see (Stab Armor Fact Sheet).  Please contact Biokinetics for your testing needs.

Also see:  Understanding Attacks Using Knives & Cutting Instruments

ASTM E54 Homeland Security Applications

Biokinetics is contributing its expertise and experience to creating a safer nation as a member of ASTM’s (American Society for Testing and Materials) newest technical committee; E54 on Homeland Security Applications.  Biokinetics is involved with the ASTM subcommittee E54.04 on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

As homeland security initiatives continue to evolve, voluntary consensus standards are viewed as a critical unifying component to the long-term success of these initiatives. Unified standards development under the ASTM umbrella offers us the opportunity to team up with other technical experts who, together, will help create the standards and guidance materials that will influence major areas of homeland security.

ASTM and NIJ (National Institute of Justice) have created a custom portal designed to make sharing relevant data easier than ever before. This is part of a larger effort in which NIJ and ASTM International are working together to develop standards and test methods that address the needs of the public safety community. Continue reading

Personal Armour Systems Symposium


Biokinetics will be at the PASS in Amsterdam on Sep. 19th-23rd  to discuss behind armour blunt trauma (BABT) assessment methods.  While there are more biofidelic methods to measure the underlying trauma from the backface of armour impacting the head or torso, an understanding of the measurements, their accuracy and repeatability are essential for their consideration as a standard for evaluating the safety of products.  Drop by and see how we can help solve your challenges from ballistic, blast and blunt impact threats.

Body Armour Consultants and Testing Services

Biokinetics has vast experience in assessing personal defense products for military, government, and civilian organizations around the world. We rely on the latest technology and best practices brought together by hands-on experience.  By assessing a client’s operational environment, individual needs and local risks our aim is to provide clear advice on suitable body armour products to maximize safety. 
It is important to note that we are independent consultants, not tied to any particular manufacturers of personal protective products.  We work for military and law enforcement organizations like the NIJ, DND, DRDC, RCMP, OPP and CSC.  We are represented on many standards committees including ASTM Subcommittee E54.04 on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  
Biokinetics operate ballistics test ranges as a third party independent test house and have over 20 years’ experience in this area. We can test in accordance with police, military, and industry standards as well as providing customized testing services to meet your validate your designs, prepare for bids or even set up quality control programs. 
To discuss your requirements for body armour or testing services, contact Biokinetics (
Items of Personal Protection:
  • Ballistic plates
  • Ballistics vests
  • Ballistic shields
  • Ballistic helmets
Current RFI’s and RFP’s that we can assist with:
  • Solicitation 21120-152493/A – Ballistic Soft Body Amrour, closing Sep 20, 2016.
  • Solicitation 21401-161977/A – Helmets, closing Aug. 30, 2016
  • Solicitation M7594-171495/B – Portable Ballistic Shields,  closed

Ballistic Soft Body Armour

Biokinetics Test Facilities – operates independently and is unaffiliated with any of the potential proponents and is capable of performing ballistic and testing on an ongoing basis to the satisfaction of the Correctional Service Canada.

The Contractor is required to provide Correctional Services Canada (CSC), with Ballistic Soft Body Armour (consisting of External Carrier & Ballistic Panels) for CSC Male Recruits in accordance with the CSCs Purchase Description #CAG-2-1511-847 dated 07-April-2016.

Our experienced and expert team can help you solve your testing needs.
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Phone: +1 613-736-0384