ASTM E3005 - 18

    Standard Terminology for Body Armor

    Active Standard ASTM E3005 | Developed by Subcommittee: E54.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    1. Scope

    1.1 The scope of this terminology is to provide a standard terminology for body armor providing protection against ballistic threats, stabbing, fragmentation, blunt impact, or a combination of threats.

    1.2 The intent of this terminology is to have terms, abbreviations, and formulas that are applicable across federal agencies, law enforcement and corrections agencies, testing and certification bodies, and manufacturers.

    1.2.1 The terminology is kept general herein and should be defined more specifically as needed within individual test methods or other standards.

    1.3 This terminology is not intended to describe test methods or performance requirements for body armor.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E3086 Practice for Creating Appliques for Use in Testing of Nonplanar Soft Body Armor Designed for Females

    E3107 Test Method for Resistance to Penetration and Backface Deformation for Ballistic-resistant Torso Body Armor and Shoot Packs

    E3110 Test Method for Collection of Ballistic Limit Data for Ballistic-resistant Torso Body Armor and Shoot Packs

    E3112 Test Method for Ballistic-resistant Products and Shoot Packs

    SAAMI Standard

    SAAMI Glossary of Industry Terms

    NIJ Standard

    NIJ Standard-0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor

    DOD Standard

    MIL-STD-3027 Method Standard for Performance Requirements and Testing of Body Armor


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.13 (Environment and health protection. Safety (Vocabularies)); 13.310 (Protection against crime); 13.340.01 (Protective equipment in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46151504(Body armour)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E3005-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3005-18, Standard Terminology for Body Armor, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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