Kinetic Defense delivers ballistic protection systems to defend light aircraft from small arms threats. We work with our clients to help them implement custom armor installations that fit perfectly with the mission and the mission equipment. Kinetic Defense can offer panel laminates that are optimized for minimum weight, or we can work with you to find the sweet spot that balances weight, performance, and cost.
Ballistic Protection System Development
Kinetic Defense will work with your engineers and program management staff to optimize a ballistic protection system for your special mission application. We have experience and design data ranging from soft blanket systems to ceramic-faced rigid panels designed to defeat armor piercing threats. Ballistic materials are constantly improving, and we are happy to provide proposals for minimum weight systems, minimum cost systems, and the possibilities in between.
Kinetic Defense will dispatch a team (often including the company President) to work with your technicians on the first few armor installations. This ensures that your team becomes knowledgeable on the installation details, and it also ensures that if modifications are needed to accommodate an unanticipated equipment installation, Kinetic Defense can provide the fastest possible resolution.
Kinetic Defense writes test plans, arranges testing, and delivers qualification test reports to a variety of standards, including NIJ 0108-01, MIL-STD-662, and VPAM probability analysis. All qualification testing is performed at independent third-party ballistics test labs, frequently with customer and military engineering oversight.
Design to Aircraft Installation
Every special mission aircraft is, well, special! Unique mission equipment, avionics, and related systems must be accommodated in the ballistic protection system design. Kinetic Defense will dispatch a team to your facility with a FARO laser scanner, to survey the aircraft and generate the design data* that’s needed to ensure a good armor system fit that protects the required areas with no interferences.
*Kinetic Defense design services are independent of our AS9100 manufacturing quality system.
Kinetic Defense will back up your special mission system design with the needed analysis, testing, and reports for either FAA or military airworthiness approval.* We routinely provide structural analysis reports to appropriate FAA regulations or to the loads specified in MIL-STD-1290. We generate test plans, arrange testing, and deliver test reports for environmental exposure testing to MIL-STD-810. Kinetic Defense panels have been successfully tested to MIL-STD-810 standards for sunlight, rain, humidity, blowing dust and sand, fuel, oil, and cleaning fluids exposures, salt fog, fungus, shock, vibration, and temperature extremes.
*Kinetic Defense engineering services are independent of our AS9100 manufacturing quality system.
Manufacturing and Production
Kinetic Defense will efficiently produce and deliver single armor kits or dozens of armor kits. We have the supply chain, facility space and manpower to run with your needed completion rate. All production is conducted under our AS9100 certified Quality System.
Rigid Armor Panels Meeting NIJ Level III and above
Flexible Armor Meeting NIJ Level III-A
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