Ballistics

Meridian's anti-vehicle barriers are manufactured of dual-wall, high strength, bullet-resistant steel. From .44 caliber handguns to AK47s firing armor piercing rounds, Meridian's anti-vehicle barriers offer the protection you need, when you need it.

US Dept. of State Ballistic Testing

Tests were performed on a section from the Archer 750 anti-vehicle barrier at Close Focus Research in Los Angeles, CA on March 8, 2007. The barrier passed all tests up to and including 50 caliber ball rounds; it did not pass the 50 caliber armor piercing rounds at 0°, but did pass at 30° and 45°.

Meridian Rapid Defense Group Armor Ratings

International Ballistic Standards

Barrier Platform: ASTM BBS(1) EN 1063(2) FRA(3) Mil(4) NIJ(5) SD(6) UL 752(7)
Base
(A500)
.44 Mag .44 Mag BR4 FRA II PART 2 PART 2 III-A PART 1 ZERO LEVEL 3 PART 3
Tech
(A750 & A1000)
RIFLE AP R 2 BR7 AOVE FRA II PART 2 PART 2 IV RIFLE AP PART1 LEVEL 8


Test 1

  • CFR-PA-07 (5.56 NATO SS109) 0° angle [8 shots] - Pass
  • CFR-PA-08 (7.62 NATO M80) 0° angle [5 shots] - Pass
  • 7.62 NATO M61AP 0° angle [3 shots] - Pass

5.56 NATO SS109

7.62 NATO M80

7.62 NATO M61AP

Test 1 - Rear View

Test 2

  • NIJ IV (.30-06 M2AP) 0° angle [1 shot] - Pass
  • CFR-PA-11 (.30-06 M2AP) 0° angle [5 shots] - Pass

.30-06 M2AP

Test 2 - Rear Panel

Test 4

  • .50 caliber BMG M2AP 0° angle [2 shots] - Not Rated
  • .50 caliber BMG M2AP 15° angle [1 shot] - Not Rated
  • .50 caliber BMG M2AP 30° angle [1 shot] - Pass
  • .50 caliber BMG M2AP 45° angle [1 shot] - Pass
  • .50 caliber BMG M2 Ball 0° angle [3 shots] - Pass

.50 caliber BMG M2 Ball and M2AP

Test 4 - Rear Panel

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