Family of Concealable Body Armor (FoCBA)

Family of Concealable Body Armor

The FoCBA provides optimum mobility, protection, comfort and suitability for operational environments ranging from police duties to support of operations other than war.

The Family of Concealable Body Armor (FoCBA) will initially provide two vests; one with ballistic and stab protection (Type 1) and a second vest with stab-only protection (Type 2). The FoCBA will be comfortable to wear over extended periods of time. It is intended for use by Soldiers in corrections, confinement, law enforcement, intelligence operations, as well as by members of other U.S. Armed Forces. The missions of these service personnel expose them to a variety of threats from small arms (handguns and small-caliber weapons), knives, blades, spikes and other improvised weaponry. The FoCBA offers maximum torso (vital organ body area) coverage and ballistic protection against 9mm full metal jacket (FMJ), .357 and .44 Mag. ammunition per Army Protocol (NIJ 0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor), and stab, edge blade and spike protection (NIJ 0115.00, Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor).