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Posted: 3/24/2002 12:14:07 PM EDT
I always wondered. Also, do military special forces use body armor? If so, what level are they?
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 12:57:02 PM EDT
Swat teams wear level IV and higher body armor.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 1:02:41 PM EDT
Of the SWAT types I know, and I know a few, Level III and IV primarily. Of course, Level IV armor is only Level IV where the trauma plates cover.
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 8:50:35 AM EDT
Swat operators follow the direction of Mall Ninjas

Link Posted: 4/7/2002 9:59:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2002 2:02:22 PM EDT by BMANSAR15]
In my experience, civilian SWAT mostly IIIA vests with level III or IV hard plate inserts.

US Military special forces use a variety of body armor types, the most prevalent (and most often seen) currently being the Interceptor OTV system made by Point Blank. This is a Kevlar KM2 IIIA vest with NIJ Level III ceramic SAPI hard plates inserted to increase protection to cover 5.56mm, 7.62x39, and 7.62mm NATO hits to mid torso/mid back.

Mall ninjas use level IV+++++ head-to-toe body armor along with 1/2" ballistic steel plating on their pursuit golf carts.
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