Armor Testing

Opaque Armor

DTB can provide all of the rigorous testing required for your opaque armor, including accelerated life testing and post-test ballistic performance.

Many of our environmental chambers are also suitable for both components, including individual pieces, or lots, and entire vehicles.

DTB is able to generate the required temperature conditions for armor testing in our ballistics facility. Additionally, we have an on-site optics lab that is used for a portion of ATPD 2352 testing.

Armor Standards:

Transparent Armor

Our experience in the area of optical testing allows us to evaluate the optical properties of transparent armor after having experienced different environmental conditions.

Environmental effects, due to sand abrasion or solar radiation exposure (UV), can significantly decrease the optical properties of bullet resistant glass, turn plastics yellow, distort view, make armor brittle, and can affect ballistic properties. Without visible clarity, occupants can potentially put themselves or others in harm’s way.

Our facility is equipped with a Spectrophotometer that has haze capabilities with fully automated data acquisition to measure the effects on bullet resistant glass.

DTB follows the ATPD 2352R and ATPD 2352T standard to ensure that your transparent armor meets all of the necessary requirements as outlined in the Purchase Specification for Transparent Armor.

Transparent Armor/Bullet Resistant Glass Testing and Evaluation Services:

DTB provides military testing services for elctronic requirements.