Updated May 18, 2018
Craig International Ballistics has commenced production of new Australian-made tactical ballistic shields. The shields have been specifically designed for a number of Australian State Police Forces and have further potential for military use.
The new tactical ballistic shield models provide protection against threats such as M80s and AK47s, and are manufactured from the latest generation ballistic materials such as Honeywell SpectraShield™ and DSM Dyneema™. The shields feature a tactical lighting system that offer continuous and strobe-capable lights, bullet-resistant glass sight windows, and a weight-supporting shoulder harness system.
This complex design carefully integrates Honeywell Spectra Shield® composite fibre materials with boron carbide ceramics and Rhino Linings REXAR protective coatings. Given their critical importance to saving lives, the armour panels have been rigorously tested and independently certified as meeting the highest Australian and International standards.
Craig International Ballistics has created a facility at Arundel in Queensland that includes digital conveyorised cutting equipment, x-ray equipment, computer controlled machines and heavy-duty hydraulic presses. The facility produced 150,000 ballistic protection products last year.
The company’s products have protected ADF personnel on combat operations since 1999. Craig International Ballistics is also the largest Australian supplier of police-style protective body armour, and will provide advanced armour protection for Army’s new CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift transport helicopters.