Statement regarding circulating TNO test reports with alleged NIJ certification of armour plates

Protection materials
28 July 2022

It has come to our attention that there are armour plates circulating online with test reports claiming they’re NIJ 0101.06 IV SA certified and tested by TNO. Please note that this is false and misleading information. TNO does not issue NIJ (National Institute of Justice) certificates. The test protocol for NIJ certification requires multiple samples and can only take place in a US laboratory.

The corresponding report numbers of the tested armour plates are:

  • 14MB03445
  • 14MB03446
  • 14MB03447

We urge everyone who encounters these report numbers, to please check if the plates are registered or listed by NIJ via their public list at: Compliant Products List: Ballistic Resistant Body Armor | National Institute of Justice (