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.
Contact us!
Phone: +1 613-736-0384


Come See Us at CANSEC


Our vehicle and body armour evaluation capabilities will be on display at Canada’s premier defence trade show on May 25-26, 2016 in Ottawa.  Biokinetics serves industry and government agencies alike by providing R&D expertise in protective systems for military personnel.  Drop by and see how we CAN SECure the health and safety of our nation’s protectors.

Bomb Suit Standard Released


The National Institute of Justice has released Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard 0117.01, a May 2016 update to the existing NIJ bomb suit standard. This standard was developed by a panel of practitioners, technical experts and others with experience in standards development and conformity assessment. This document is a voluntary performance standard for bomb suits for use by certified public safety bomb technicians while performing render safe procedures and disposal activities. It defines both performance requirements and the methods used to test performance. The standard addresses six key areas: fragmentation, impact, flame, some blast overpressure, optics and ergonomics.

You can download the standard from

Understanding Attacks Using Knives & Cutting Instruments

BIOKINETICS plays key role in the development of an updated stab/slash #bodyarmor performance standard.

• A report on stab weapon characterization for corrections environments has been released by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service of the National Institute of Justice.  Get the report at or see https://justnet.orgfor more news.

• The report prepared by Biokinetics and Wayne State University covers a survey of over 1000 weapons found in corrections institutes across the U.S. and summarizes their ability to penetrate stab resistant body armour through a down selection process involving physical and performance based characteristics.

• Exemplar stab threats were developed for updates to the NIJ 0115.00 test methodology for Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor.

• A summary of the program can also be found in the 2014 Personal Armour Systems Symposium (PASS) proceedings.  See