Folding Kevlar Shield Stops up to 44 Magnum Rounds…

…and standard for schools, hospitals, and …

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Should be standard equipment with every new American truck…

  • Ballistic barrier is made up of twelve layers of bullet-proof Kevlar fiber
  • Unique origami inspired design can fold up and easily be stowed in a vehicle
  • Barrier successfully stopped 9 mm, .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum rounds 
  • Could also protect school children or casualties in an emergency situation

Engineers working on a way to keep police safe may have found the solution in an unusual place.

Taking inspiration from the Japanese art of paper folding, a team of researchers have developed a lightweight shield that can stop bullets in their tracks.

The ballistic barrier is made up of twelve layers of Kevlar fiber and weighs only slightly more than a large suitcase, but it can completely stop projectiles from most common handguns.

The barrier was created by engineers at Brigham Young University (BYU), a private research university Utah.

It can be…

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