Upon releasing the NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor in 2008, the NIJ along with its Compliance Testing Program (CTP) began a new era in the testing of body armor. Now, armor testing would include a very rigorous conditioning protocol plus the number and types of armor panels undergoing the testing process would be greatly expanded in comparison with the NIJ Standard-0101.04.
In June 2012, several years after the NIJ Follow-up Inspection and Testing (FIT) program began, NIJ started developing their new, more stringent standard. They compiled a Special Technical Committee (STC) made up of body armor experts, test laboratory staff and practitioners from NIJ, their CTP and other relevant agencies. In February 2013, they began meeting to discuss the revisions they should implement for NIJ Standard-0101.07. Read more