Blast Testing

One of the aspects that sets Holdfast Systems apart is the fact that we have an active and intensive Blast Testing Program, which gives us significant insight as to how our products are performing and more importantly how to make them better.

Blast Testing Video

In order to get the most out of each blast exposure test we utilize our own instrumented custom built blast testing mannequin. This dummy is a biofidelic head and chest assembly designed as per “NHTSA THOR ALPHA” advanced test dummy. Both the head and chest are fitted with tri-axial accelerometers and pressure sensors.

It is with the data recorded during the blast inside the suit that we learnt how to optimize performance for maximum survivability.
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Fragmentation Testing

A critical aspect of any blast protective apparel is its fragmentation protection level. This is measure by using the STANAG 17grain fragment and the V50 test methodology. We have our own testing facility with which we test every single component in the protective array. It also gives us the opportunity to advance our technology with better performance, weight and flexibility.

We test according to the following Standards:

We also test with multiple FSP fragmentation caliber's:
.22 CAL
.30 CAL
.50 CAL

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