WHY BUY A PANGOLIN ® BALLISTIC PROTECTION PLATE ?
Pangolin offers products with unique ballistic performances in flexible, light and comfortable packs.
These protective plates are adapted to all movements and morphologies, and respect the highest quality standards by using extremely high-performance technical products and guaranteeing an entirely French production.
By proposing innovative products for which the Pangolin company has been awarded many times by various competitions including the Defstart competition organized by the Center of Defense Industries, the Pangolin company repatriates a sovereign know-how in France and accelerates the innovation for personal protection.
Pangolin has also been recognized for its innovations and excellence at the Eurosatory and Milipol trade shows, receiving innovation awards at these shows.
WHICH COUNTRIES DO YOU DELIVER TO?
The Pangolin company makes international deliveries for ballistic protection up to level 3A.
The export of equipment for military use (level NIJ3++) is regulated and currently limited to the national territory for the civilian market.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DELIVER ?
Most of our products being available on the shelf, small orders can be delivered in two weeks, however all our products being entirely manufactured in our workshops of Haute-Marne, certain delays can be necessary and thus delay the delivery until 6 weeks.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS A BALLISTIC PROTECTION PLATE?
The expected performance of ballistic protection depends on the design and materials we use for a specific product.
The level of protection tested is indicated on each ballistic protection plate.
Each plate is tested according to NIJ 0101.06 in independent French and American laboratories, including National Technical System in Chesapeake, MD, an NIJ certified laboratory.
WHERE ARE THE PANGOLIN BALLISTIC PROTECTION PLATES MADE?
Pangolin ballistic protection plates are entirely designed and manufactured in its workshops in Haute-Marne according to the highest quality standards.
WHAT LEVEL OF PROTECTION SHOULD I CHOOSE?
The current threats are evolving towards a massive use of assault rifles and long guns with fast projectiles, such as AK47. The current flexible protections widely used by the forces of law and order do not offer any protection against this type of threat.
Faced with this fact, Pangolin’s engineers have developed a complete range of flexible protections adapted to different types of threats, including armor-piercing ammunition.
Each product offers a level of protection that exceeds the current protection standards of soft vests and guarantees comfort, flexibility and lightness thanks to a unique technology.
For use in a theater of operations where the threats include only handguns and knives, NIJ3A soft suits are suitable.
WHAT LEVEL OF COMFORT DO THE NIJ3++ PANGOLIN FLEXIBLE BALLISTIC PROTECTORS PROVIDE ?
The ballistic protection plates are the only flexible plates in the world guaranteeing protection against 7.62×39 API BZ armor-piercing ammunition while maintaining a lower penetration than the NIJ standards impose.
The use of these plates greatly increases the comfort, reactivity and endurance of the operator by increasing the bearing surface and the contact points on the operator’s chest.
Just as a well-fitted backpack feels lighter than a poorly adjusted one, the FI/RA NIJ3++ ballistic plates feel lighter.
In addition, unlike many of today’s flexible plates, the Pangolin
plates guarantee an unequalled multi-axial flexibility. This allows for a natural fit with all body movements and postures, and increases the reactivity of operators. Thanks to this flexible system, unique in the world, the Pangolin plates are forgotten during their use.
IS MY BULLETPROOF VEST COMPATIBLE WITH A PANGOLIN PROTECTION ?
he FI/RA Pangolin ballistic protection plates respect the SAPI dimensions (250x300x27mm) of the NATO standard and can be inserted in the majority of plate holders.
The 3A Pangolin ballistic inserts are defined according to the proprietary dimensions of the Pangolin vests but are also available in BALC and Police National formats.
HOW TO CLEAN MY BALLISTIC PROTECTION?
The ballistic protection plates should be cleaned by hand with warm water (without immersing them) using a mild detergent and dried at room temperature before reinsertion.
The plates should never be washed in a washing machine or dried at high temperatures.
HOW TO STORE MY BALLISTIC PROTECTION?
Ballistic protective equipment should be stored flat, out of the sun in a cool, dry place.
CAN I BUY A PANGOLIN ® BALLISTIC PROTECTION PLATE ?
The purchase, possession and wearing of ballistic protection plates are entirely legal in France and abroad and do not require any particular authorization or declaration. Only the export of ballistic protection level NIJ3++ are subject to license.