The 4030 ELITE Bomb Disposal Suit from NP Aerospace has been certified to NIJ 0117.01, the U.S. National Institute of Justice Public Safety Bomb Suit standard, by the Safety Equipment Institute.
The report was received after an intensive 18-month development and testing program. The certification opens up opportunities to sell the suit in the U.S. and other global markets requiring NIJ certification. NP Aerospace is one of only two manufacturers in the world to have been awarded this level of certification on a bomb disposal suit.
“NP Aerospace Bomb Disposal Suits are world leading in blast mitigation, survivability and overall comfort and ergonomic. Adding NIJ certification to an already world leading product is a significant accolade for our business and our overall Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) product line,” said James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace.
“As a global armor manufacturer with over 40 years’ experience in ballistic protection we are well versed in complex testing programs, however reaching this milestone in just 18 months is a major achievement. Users who require NIJ certified Bomb Disposal Suits now have the choice for a highly comfortable, ergonomic option with best in class survivability.”
Users at U.S. EOD events have commented on the suit’s flexibility and fit at a low weight, advanced blast protection and ability to configure the base suit with a wide range of accessories. Communications, cooling and CBRN systems can be easily added to the suit without costly system upgrades.
The 4030 ELITE suit is now part of several program tenders, attracting interest from defense and law enforcement organizations.