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New alloy armor passes tests

TUCSON, May 17 (UPI) -- A new alloy developed by Arizona's Bourque Industries Inc. could have significant impact on ballistic protection used by the military and law enforcement.

The company announced that standardized, controlled tests designed to verify the battle-worthiness and superior ballistic protection capability of its metal super alloy, Kryron, were successfully conducted May 5.

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Bourque's Kryron Terminator personal ballistic armor line demonstrated best-in-the-industry ballistic protection and exceptional multi-impact capability, stopping several large-caliber, high-speed rounds at exceptionally short ranges, the company said.

Bourque also demonstrated proof-of-concept for industry-leading, multi-impact and lightweight armor protection for land-based U.S. military tactical vehicles and U.S. military helicopters.

"What these tests demonstrate is what we've known for a long time," said John M. Bourque, inventor of Kryron and founder of Bourque Industries. "Kryron is the best ballistic armor material on the market today and the clear choice for next-generation armor solutions for air, land, and sea."

Kryron is a state-of-the-art proprietary aluminum alloy and the optimal material for ballistic armor plates, the company said. Compared to industry-standard personal protection ceramic plates, Kryron Terminator armor is lighter, far more durable and eliminates shatter, spall and ricochet.

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