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Phasing out of Home Office Body Armour standard 2007

Please be advised of upcoming changes to the Home Office Body Armour Certification Standards.

As you will be aware, 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. We are certain you will understand and appreciate the need for this change which will ensure Body Armour remains safe and appropriate for use. 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


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P010100040 icw VBPFIN2037

Equipment details Information
Model P010100040 icw VBPFIN2037
Equipment type Body Armour
Publication number 012/17
Standard 012/17
Ballistic level HO3 + SG1 + Federal Tactical
Knife/spike level
Areal density 19.4 kg/m²
Test reference NTS/CAST17/20003/18MARCH2020
MQT2 References NTS/CAST17/PQT/22001/13JAN2022
Test date 05/02/2022
Certificate Expiry date 04/02/2024
Compatible with VBPFIN2037
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