Morgan Advanced Materials Launches Ultra-Lightweight Covert Ballistic Insert


Covert ballistic insert plate (side view)Shaped to conform to the user's body shape, with a thickness of just 13mm and edges tapering to 6mm, the plate can be concealed under standard clothing. Once in place, it protects the wearer from threats and special threats that include both 5.56 x 45mm 55gr ball (M193) and 7.62 x 39mm 123gr PS ball (mild steel core) ammunition. Utilising a shooter’s cut, the LASA LWB Covert weighs just 686g with an aerial weight of 11.9 kg/m2. Furthermore, it is buoyant, and suitable for use in conjunction with approved soft armour. 

Duncan Eldridge, President of Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites & Defence Systems, commented: “We are delighted to launch the discreet LASA LWB Covert ballistic insert, which delivers exceptional, multi-hit covert protection at an extraordinarily low weight and thickness. Our expert knowledge in composite armour design has allowed us to add another world leading ballistic insert, meeting the varied needs of modern military and law enforcement personnel to our suite of leading personal armour technology.” 

The LASA LWB Covert is the latest product in Morgan’s LASA portfolio, which is comprised of ultra-lightweight ballistic inserts, ballistic shields and hybrid composite helmets.  LASA products are built to maximise safety while minimising weight, a target that is achieved largely through Morgan's use of cutting-edge materials, backed by the company's rigorous in-house testing strategies and dedication to innovation.

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