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AEP-55 Volume 1 (Edition 1) Feb. 2005

Procedures for Evaluating the Protection Levels of Logistic and Light Armoured Vehicles for KE and Artillery Threats




This AEP describes the system qualification and acceptance procedure for determining the Protection Level of logistic and light armoured vehicles (LAV) for KE and artillery threats. The threats to be considered are small and medium caliber kinetic energy (KE) ballistic projectiles and fragment simulating penetrators (FSP) representing artillery shell fragments, as defined in STANAG 4569 Annex A (summarised in Annex A of the AEP-55).


This process includes standard techniques and reproducible test procedures for evaluating the ballistic resistance of vehicle armour components (integral, add-on, opaque and transparent) as well as the required vehicle Vulnerable Area assessment.