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.

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Model Equipment type Manufacturer Areal density Date updated
CA0861 Body Armour Mehler Vario System GmbH 8.9 05/12/2022
AP0290 Body Armour Safariland (Formerly Aegis Engineering) 5.5 17/11/2022
LWBIII+IC06 CAST ICW LPAC-CN-LVS-BV1 Body Armour Level Peaks Associates Ltd 17.8 07/11/2022
M100UK2 icw BH2K1 Body Armour United Shield International Ltd 16.11 23/09/2022
DC-PC05 Body Armour Defence Composites 5.68 23/09/2022
RHP28KP3 icw CA0862 Body Armour Mehler Vario System GmbH 27.63 29/07/2022
AS0711 Body Armour Mehler Vario System GmbH 7.13 29/07/2022
SB 173ZPSA Body Armour SIOEN Ballistics 32.2 29/07/2022
Hawk 65-11F Body Armour Cooneen Protection (Formerly Hawk Protection) 6.66 29/07/2022
Hawk 65-11 Body Armour Cooneen Protection (Formerly Hawk Protection) 7.54 29/07/2022