Ballistics Testing and Ratings

Meridian’s anti-vehicle barriers are manufactured of 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 1000 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

ASTM RIFLE AP
BBS(1) R 2
EN 1063(2) BR7
FRA(3) AOVE FRA II PART 2
Mil(4) PART 2
NIJ(5) IV
SJ(6) RIFLE AP PART1
UL 752(7) 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 View

Test 3

  • .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 3 – Rear Panel
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