Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.

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    True but even with the Titanium tip it’s not AP. This is a hunting round.
     
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    Tactical helmets... Sorry, no English translation is available.

     
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    I should have also pointed out that Level 3 plates aren’t supposed to stop 5.56 round either but a number of ceramic level 3 can.
    All the Level means is that it is certified to stop a set threat but their is a little wiggle room north of those threats. However how much is questionable.
     
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    So that's the first time they acknowledge that they made those FAST lookalike helmets in for limited issues to PAP spec-ops outfits, but not slated for general issue.

    BTW, the current general issue model is QGF-03.
     
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    So the Chinese couldn't produce Kevlar before 2003?
     
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    China has never produced kevlar, that's a western trade name for aramid fiber. PLA first introduced aramid fiber helmets in 1994 (QGF-02). For reference, France introduced theirs in 1992 and Canada in 1997.
     
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    But the video did mention that the QGF-02 helmets used aramid fibers imported from the U.S. I assumed that the QGF-03 used domestically developed aramid fibers then.
     
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    Did some googling:

    Yantai Tayho produces para-aramid fiber.
     
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    "By contrast, para-aramid fiber, particularly high-performance products, is largely imported with an import dependency of 36.3% in 2016." What do they mean by this? Are PLA body armors made from meta-aramid fiber or para-aramid fiber?
     
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    China depends on imported para-aramid fiber for 36.3% of its needs.

    I am sure body armor is made from para-aramid fiber and not meta. Kevlar is para.
     
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