Police protective equipment

Phasing out of Home Office Body Armour standard 2007 (Publication 39/07 – A/B/C)

Home Office currently holds two standards: 39/07 Body Armour Standard (2007) and 012/17 Body Armour Standard 2017. It has not been possible to submit new certification to the 2007 Body Armour standard since the introduction of the 2017 standard which supersedes all previous Home Office Body Armour standards. In order for manufacturers and procurement teams to factor changes into their supply schedules, please note that from April 2023 the Home Office 2007 Body Armour standard will be removed and from this date it will no longer be possible to re-certify body armour to the 2007 standard through MQT2.

With effect from 31 May 2022 Home Office will no longer recertify armour where any changes (including like-for-like material changes) are made to armour certified to the Home Office Body Armour 2007 standard. This is ahead of the completed withdrawal of the 2007 standard effective from April 2023.

Furthermore, from 01 September 2022, MQT2 will only be permitted against a procurement requirement or UK Police request.

Any questions should be channelled through the usual routes


Force Development Services Ltd (Enspire)
Unit H2, Knowle Village Business Park, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 5DY
P:+44 (0) 1329 609501


Equipment details Information
Equipment type Portable Ballistics
Publication number 47/11
Ballistic level PB2 plus 7.62 x 39
Areal density 26.5 kg/m²
Test reference HPW: 000006384B
MQT2 References HPW: 000009193
Test date 05/11/2021
Certificate Expiry date 04/11/2023
Comments Edge performance level: 20mm distance
Available size:
395 x 820 mm
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