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SKJOLD

End-to-End Capabilities

NFM designs, produces and supplies personal ballistic protection.

Collaboration is the foundation of NFM’s approach when managing the soldier integration platform. Through these partnerships we offer expert advice on all system segments. These system segment specialists provide a continual review and development process, offering expert advice, often extending the boundaries of what is possible and exceeding client pre-conceptions.

NFM’s partnership extends beyond product delivery and aims to add value to both logistic support and lifecycle management.

NFM Ballistic protection development designs and produces the entire ballistic protection; both the soft ballistic panels and the hard ballistic plates. This unique capacity enables the optimization of the ballistic package in terms of weight and performance. The NFM in-house shooting range enables immediate performance verification of all new developments, creating a controlled and rapid speed of development.

 


Reliability

Protecting the soldier against operational threats regardless of environmental constraints.

NFM has technology at its core; this longstanding principal has led to the development of innovative technologies which form the building blocks of SKJOLD. Our patented technology forms the basis of the composite armour plates, and utilises a vacuum consolidation method eliminating encapsulated air and an environmentally friendly moulding process. This ensures that the fibre composites which reinforce the ceramic core always conform and support the ceramic, keeping it in a compressive state and maximising performance.

 


Advantages of NFM’s Hard Ballistic Solutions

 

Presure change resistant

Pressure change resistant

Lightweight

Lightweight

Fragment protection

Fragment protection

Edge shot capacity

Edge shot capacity

Waterproof

Waterproof

Ergonomic shape

Ergonomic shape

Multi hit capacity

Multi hit capacity

Temperature resistant

Temperature resistant

Uniform performance

Uniform performance

Low profile

Low profile

Recyclable

Recyclable

When a soldier wears a SKJOLD body armor solution, he can be confident that it is going to protect him against operational threats. We have implemented the necessary processes in the research, production, quality assurance and life cycle management, as well as collaboration with clients, ensuring that the SKJOLD system saves lives.

 


Advantages of NFM’s Soft Ballistic Solutions

 

Vast experience of providing competitive solutions according to European standards

Vast experience of providing competitive solutions according to European standards

Durability of lifecycle of cover

Durability of lifecycle of cover

Ability to sustain extensive hydrolysis testing

Ability to sustain extensive hydrolysis testing

100% batch testing of water proofing

100% batch testing of water proofing

Ability to provide tailor-made solutions according to local standards

Ability to provide tailor-made solutions according to local standards

Testing of ballistic covers ensuring waterproof solution, 10m H2O column

Testing of ballistic covers ensuring waterproof solution, 10m H2O column

Wide range of solutions with external certifications

Wide range of solutions with external certifications

In-house capability for NIJ06 tumbler testing

In-house capability for NIJ06 tumbler testing

 


Comfort

Our aim is the lightest, most comfortable and ergonomic system.

We understand that each individual soldier has a different physical make-up, but what they all have in common is the desire for comfort and mobility. We aim to provide our clients with the lightest, most comfortable and ergonomically optimized system on the market.

From our soft ballistics vest to our flagship hard ballistics HEXA armor, SKJOLD systems provides the soldier with optimized protection whilst simultaneously reducing weight and bulkiness. A combination of both soft and hard armor will give added protection, whilst separately; they can still combat two different threats.

SKJOLD body armor inserts are amongst the lightest anti-ballistic composites available on the market today. This, combined with the strongest backing materials available, enables us to produce the lightest products in almost every protection class and price category.

 


 

SIDE plate   TORSO plate   HEXA plate
Size Dimensions Coverage   Size Dimensions Coverage   Size Dimensions Coverage
S3 10.0x15.0 cm
3.94x5.91 in
145 sq.cm
0.16 sq.ft
  T3 21.0x26.0 cm
8.27x10.23 in
533 sq.cm
0.57 sq. ft
  H1 27.5x26.0 cm
10.8x10.2 in
560 sq.cm
0.60 sq.ft
S4 12.5x17.5 cm
4.92x6.89 in
215 sq.cm
0.23 sq.ft
  T4 23.0x30.0 cm
9.06x11.81 in
640 sq.cm
0.69 sq.ft
  H2 29.0x28.5 cm
11.4x11.2 in
638 sq.cm
0.69 sq.ft
SQ4 15.0x15.0 cm
5.91x5.91 in
220 sq.cm
0.24 sq.ft
  T5 25.0x33.0 cm
9.8x13.0 in
751 sq.cm
0.81 sq.ft
  H3 30.0x28.5 cm
11.81x11.22 in
707 sq.cm
0.76 sq.ft
S5 15.0x20.0 cm
5.91x7.87 in
295 sq.cm
0.32 sq.ft
  T6 27.0x35.0 cm
10.6x13.8 in
896 sq.cm
0.96 sq.ft
  H4 31.0x30.0 cm
12.20x11.81 in
758 sq.cm
0.82 sq.ft
        TN4 25.0x30.0 cm
9.8x11.8 in
680 sq.cm
0.73 sq.ft
  H5 32.0x31.5 cm
12.60x12.40 in
832 sq.cm
0.90 sq.ft

Adaptability

NFM enables lethality and mobility, by providing sustainability.

Having the ability to be adaptable on today’s battlefield is key. That is why, through our client partnerships, we are able to provide an overall solution that allows commanders to make an analysis of what level of protection is acceptable, given the threat at that point in time. Providing these commanders with a modular toolkit of armor, allows decisions to be delegated to the level where the threat is being assessed, improving operational effectiveness.


Stand Alone

A stand alone configuration can be used when the user needs to be as light as possible. Protection against rifle threats is provided to the areas around the vital organs.


In Conjunction With

An ICW solution provides a combination of protection against both rifle and fragmentation threats. This also enables the ability to adapt the level of protection from fragment/pistol threat to rifle threat.


Supplementary

Additional supplementary add-ons are normally added when there is an increased threat of fragmentation. This can be used with both SA and ICW solutions.


Soft Ballistics Performance

NFM has developed a portfolio of products to address different standards and requirements, which we can offer to suit every need and budget.

Prior to selecting any kind of SKJOLD body armor system it is of vital importance to consider and appreciate the relationships between some key performance indicators.

  • Areal weight – a measure of weight per square metre. The basic product weight always needs to be considered with respect to the protected surface.
  • Protection – test standards, selected ammunition and velocity will determine the level of protection.
  • Thickness – designing thin solutions whilst maintaining flexibility adds to performance.
  • Price – lighter solutions will generally add to the overall price.

The ideal solution is to have a maximum level of protection and flexibility whilst reducing thickness, areal weight and price. Inevitably, there are compromises to be made but our advanced technology and materials ensure that we are consistently delivering optimum solutions.

Our internal labs allow us to test both ballistics and textiles during development whilst external labs are used for test reports and certification of products.

 


Hard Ballistics Performance

We are looking at optimizing protection and multi-shot/edge protection whilst reducing overall weight and price.

When dealing with hard ballistics (HB) we have several variables to consider.

  • Weight – a measure of weight related to protective surface.
  • Performance – test standards, selected ammunition and velocity will determine the level of protection.
  • Thickness – affects the ergonomics of the soldier.
  • Price – lighter solutions will generally add to the overall price.

The ceramic cores are encapsulated into an envelope of high performing fiberglass, with a PET matrix which helps to control the crack pattern and provides superior multi-hit capabilities.

SKJOLD body armor plates also have a significant area of active protection. Most of the standards for body armor classification define fair-hit as far as 50-75mm from the edge. Plates produced by NFM can provide effective protection as close as 13 mm from the edge.