INTERNATIONAL THREAT LEVELS

Due to the constantly evolving types of bullets and calibers’, the number of conceivable threats is endless.

Although offering absolute protection against every developed & conceivable threat is a landmark that MKU aspires to achieve, its various personal protection products currently adhere, follow and conform to a variety of well-defined international threat levels. Since the threats vary significantly with demographics, threat levels need customisation as per regional requirements.

MKU constantly keeps itself aware of all major new ammunitions being developed and also of all minor/major modifications or upgrades happening in context of international threat levels which are widely followed countries, globally.

NIJ Standard – 0101.06

Threat level Ammunition Bullet Weight
(gm/gr)
Bullet Velocity
(± 9 m/s)
BFS Deformation
(mm)
No. of
Shots
Conditioned New Armor
IIA 9 mm FMJ RN
.40 S&W FMJ
8 / 124
11.7 / 124
355 m/s
325 m/s
373 m/s
352 m/s
44
44
6
6
II 9 mm FMJ RN
.357 Mag. JSP
8 / 124
10.2 / 58
379 m/s
408 m/s
398 m/s
436 m/s
44
44
6
6
IIIA .357 SIG FMJ FN
.44 Mag. SJHP
8 / 124
15.6 / 240
430 m/s
408 m/s
448 m/s
436 m/s
44
44
6
6
III 7.62 mm NATO FMJ 9.6 / 148 847 m/s ——— 44
6
IV .30 Caliber M2AP 10.8 / 166 878 m/s ——— 44 1 to 6

NIJ Standard – 0101.06

PSDB Ballistic Body Armour Standard (2003)

Threat
level
Ammunition Bullet Weight
(gm)
Bullet Velocity
(m/s)
BFS Deformation
(mm)
HGI/A 9mm FMJ
.357 Mag. JSP
8
10.2
360 ± 10
385 ± 10
44
44
HG1 9mm FMJ
.357 Mag. JSP
8
10.2
360 ± 10
385 ± 10
25
25
HG2 9mm FMJ
.357 Mag. JSP
8
10.2
425 ± 10
450 ± 10
25
25
SG 1 Shotgun 12 gauge
True Cylinder
28.4 435 ± 25 25
RF 1 Rifle 7.62 mm Calibre 9.3 830 ± 15 25

PSDB Ballistic Body Armour Standard (2003)

NIJ Standard – 0101.04

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Threat level Ammunition Bullet Weight
(gm/gr)
Bullet Velocity
(± 9 m/s)
BFS Deformation
(mm)
No. of
Shots
I .22 Calliber LR LRN
.380 ACP FMJ RN
2.6 / 40
6.2 / 95
329
322
44
44
6
6
IIA 9 mm FMJ RN
40 S&W FMJ
8 / 124
11.7 / 124
341
322
44
44
6
6
II 9 mm FMJ RN
357 Mag JSP
8 / 124
10.2 / 58
367
436
44
44
6
6
IIIA 9 mm FMJ RN
44 Mag SJHP
8 / 124
15.6 / 240
436
436
44
6
III 7.62 mm NATO FMJ 9.6 / 148 848 44 6
IV .30 Caliber M2 AP 10.8 / 166 878 44 1

NIJ Standard – 0101.04

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German Schutzklassen (Oct 2000) Protective Vests

Threat
level
Ammunition Bullet Weight
(gm)
Bullet Velocity
(m/s)
BFS Deformation
(mm)
Convert and
contact shot
Over
L 9 mm Luger, FMJ. RN/LC,
Zn DM41 SR, DAG
8 365 ± 5 36 - 44 18 - 22
1 9 mm Luger, FMJ. RN/LC,
Zn DM41 SR, DAG
8 410 ± 10 36 - 44 18 - 22
2 .357 Magnum
BFN DAG
7.1 580 ± 10 36 - 44 18 - 22
3 5.56 x 45
FMJ + P, SS109, FNB
7.62 x 51
FMJ, DM111, MEN
4
9.45
920 ± 10
830 ± 10
——— 18 - 22
4 7.62 x 51
AP, P80, FNB
9.75 820 ± 10 ——— 18 - 22

German Schutzklassen (Oct 2000) Protective Vests

European, prEn ISO 14876-2

Threat level Ammunition Bullet Weight
(gm/gr)
Bullet Velocity
(± 9 m/s)
BFS Deformation
(mm)
1 9 x 19 mm, FMSJ 8 360 ± 10 44
2 9 x 19 mm, FMSJ 8 415 ± 10 44
3 9 x 19 mm, FMSJ
.357 Mag, FMJ
8
10.2
425 ± 10
430 ± 10
44
44
4 5.56 x 45 mm, M 193
7.62 x 51 AP NATO Ball
3.6
9.4
970 ± 10
830 ± 10
44
44
5 7.62 x 51 AP
Hardended Steel Core
9.7 820 ± 10 44
S 12/70 guage,
Benneke Solid Lead Slug
32.0 425 ± 10 44

European, prEn ISO 14876-2

Russian – GOST R 50744-95

Threat
level
Ammunition Bullet Weight
(gm)
Bullet Velocity
(m/s)
BFS Deformation
(mm)Convert and
contact shotOver
1 Makarov "PM"; 9mm
Nagan 7.62; Lead
5.9
6.8
305-325
275-295
17
17
2 "PSM" 5.45; Steel
Tokarev "TT" 7.62; Steel
2.5
5.5
310-335
415-445
17
17
2a 12" 18.5; Lead 35 390-410 17
3 AK 74 5.45; Unhardened Steel
AKM 7.62; Unhardened Steel
3.4
7.9
890-910
710-740
17
17
4 AK 74 5.45; Hardedned Steel 3.6 890-910 17
5 SVD Dragunov, Unhradened Steel
AKM 7.62; Hardedned Steel
9.6
7.9
820-840
710-740
17
17
5a AKM 7.62; Special 7.4 720-750 17
6 SVD Dragunov, Hardened Steel 9.6 820-840 17
6a SVD Dragunov, Special 10.4 800-835 17

Russian – GOST R 50744-95

NIJ Standard 0115.00, USA

Test method: Drop test/ double punch (drop weight 1900 g)
Backing material: Composition of layers of foam and rubber
Blades: Engineered test blades PSDB/P1/A and PSDB/S1/G
Spike: Engineered test spike
Stab Energies:
  Blade and Spike:
Level 1 E1 = 24J E2 = 36J
Level 2 E1 = 33J E2 = 50J
Level 3 E1 = 43J E2 = 65J
No. of attacks: 4x E1 at 0°; 4x E2 at 0°; 4x E1 at 45° with each blade and or the spike
Max. penetration into backing: 7mm for E1 and 20mm for E2
Measurement of penetration: blade/spike protruding length; witness paper
Min distances: 51 mm from the edges and any previous attack
Particularities: Blade/ spike only and Blade + spike protection permitted
 

VPAM - 2006

  Ammunition     No. of shots performed under the following conditions    
Inspection Level Test-Bullet Bullet weight [g] Bullet producer Distance Bullet velocity
[m/s]
65° 0° / contact shot   V50 test Padding down
                  optional          
              +20°C +20°C +20°C +40°C climat -20°C +70°C    
1 22 Long rifle L/RN 2,6 ± 0,1 Winchester 10 + 0,5 360 ± 10 3+1 3 3 3 3 3 yes yes
2 9mm Luger FMJ/RN/SC;tinned 8,0 ± 0,1 DAG, DM 41 5 + 0,5 360 ± 10 3+1 3 3 3 3 3 yes yes
3 9mm Luger FMJ/RN/SC;tinned 8,0 ± 0,1 DAG, DM 41 5 + 0,5 415 ± 10 3+1 3 3 3 3 3 yes yes
4 .357 Mag FMJ/CB/SC 10,2 ± 0,1 Geco 5 + 0,5 430 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
  .44 Rem. Mag FMJ/FN/SC 15,6 ± 0,1 Speer 5 + 0,5 440 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
5 .357 Mag FMs/CB 7,1 ± 0,1 DAG, Special 5 + 0,5 580 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
6 7,62 x 39 FMJ/PB/FeC 8,0 ± 0,1 PS 10 + 0,5 720 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
7 223 Rem FMJ/PB/SCP 4,0 ± 0,1 MEN, SS 109 10 + 0,5 950 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
  308 Win. FMJ/PB/SC 9,55 ± 0,1 MEN, DM 111 10 + 0,5 830 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
8 7,62 x 39 FMJ/PB/SCI 7,7 ± 0,1 BZ 10 + 0,5 740 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
9 308 Win. FMJ/PB/HC 945 ± 0,1 FNB, P 80 10 + 0,5 820 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
10 7,62 x 54 R FMJ/PB/HCI 10,4 ± 0,1 B32 10 + 0,5 860 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
11 308 Win. FMJ/PB/WC 8,4 ± 0,1 Nammo, AP 8 10 + 0,5 930 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
12 308 Win. FMJ/PB/WC 12,7 ± 0,1 SWISS P AP 10 + 0,5 810 ± 10 3 3   3 3 3    
13 50 Browning FMJ/PB/HC 43,0 ± 0,5 SWISS P Penetrator   930 ± 20 3 3   3 3 3    
14 14,5 x 114 FMJ/PB/HCI 63,4 ± 0,5 B32   911 ± 20 3 3   3 3 3    

VPAM - 2006