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FATS Product Technical Specification 2015

This innovative system provides comfortable armour with integrated life jacket.

The removable inflatable stole is located underneath the high performing level IIIA armour pack to protect the wearer and the life jacket from bullet or fragment threats.

The gas inflatable stole is kitted out with an automatic trigger which deploys within seconds in water. The armour vest expands around with the bladder when activated to provide continuous protection.

Extensively independently tested. Available with a 175N ( CL09 ) and a 275N ( CL10 ) floatation capability.

Design features

■ Tabard style tactical armour vest

■ Fully functional all-round MOLLE system to suit the task in any terrain

■ Removable inflatable lifejacket (Stole), with a choice of 175N or 275N capability

■ Vest expands with the inflation of the stole

■ Self rights the wearer to clear airways from the water

■ Adjustable at the sides

■ Internal elasticated waistband distributes the load of the vest

■ Rear grab handle facilitates emergency extraction

■ Mesh lining for better airflow and rapid drainage

■ Bladder is removable so the body armour can be used alone

■ Easy access bladder for re-arming, servicing and cleaning

■ Lightweight PU coated Nylon 500 denier outer fabric

■ Removable and adjustable crotch strap


■ Ballistic inserts made of low density and buoyant Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethlene (UHMWPE)

■ Inserts protected with welded lightweight waterproof covers

■ Choice of protection tested in accordance to NIJ 0101.04 or NIJ 0101.06

■ Front and back 25 X 30cm (10”x12”) hard armour plate pockets.

Sizes: S – XL

French Product Sheet


Body armour Technical

Additional information


175N, 275N


S, M, L, XL

    For over 160 years, BCB International has built up unique knowledge and expertise in developing life-saving and protective equipment for those operating hundreds and thousands of miles away, often in challenging environments.


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