Non-Oxide Ceramic Armor
There is a delicate balance between the various characteristics when choosing the most effective material components in making Ceramic Armor. Hardness, light weight, strength, and cost effectiveness all figure prominently in that decision making process. While RHA Steel has been used extensively in the past, the disadvantage of the weight versus threat protection is leading armor integrators in a different direction towards ceramic solutions. Leading materials for this critical application include silicon carbide and boron carbide due to their increased threat protection and lighter weight.