There are multiple internationally accepted standards which define levels of protection, including the US National Institute of Justice Standard: (NIJ 0108-01), the EuroNorm Standard: (EN1063) and US Underwriter Laboratories Standard: (UL)

MAA armors vehicles to meet NIJ and Euronorm standards, due to their acceptance in the US and most places worldwide. We offer four levels of ballistic protection to meet client needs. Armouring levels range from low-level handgun protection to ultra-high-level armor-piercing rifle protection. MAA can produce vehicles suitable for low risk areas like the United States and Canada and also for high-risk areas like Eastern Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

  • Handgun/Pistol Protection – NIJ IIIA/European B4
  • High-power Rifle Protection – NIJ III/European B6
  • Armour-piercing Rifle Protection – NIJ IV/European B7 Single-Shot)
  • Extra Armour-piercing Rifle Protection – NIJ IV+/European B7 Multi-Shot

It is important that one understands real and potential threats before selecting the level of armoring necessary to defeat these threats. An MAA expert will help you determine which vehicle armor protection level fits your security needs best.


AP = Armor Piercing (Special Core); CB = Coned Bullet; FMJ = Full Metal (Copper) Jacket; FN = Flat Nose; HC1 = Steel Hard Core Mass; PB = Pointed Bullet; RN = Round Nose ; SC = Soft Core (Lead); SCP1 = Soft Core (Lead & Steel Penetrator)