Ballistic Shielding

Stringent testing against a variety of threats, wide-ranging capabilities, swift turn-around times and low costs make Navco Special Services panels the preferred product for defensive architecture.

The Core Of Defensive Architecture

Navco Special Services bullet and blast resistant panels have become the core of defensive architecture.

Stringent testing against a variety of threats, wide-ranging capabilities, swift turn-around times and low costs make Navco Special Services ballistic panels the preferred product by architects, specifiers, construction professionals and facility owners.

To learn more about the benefits of Navco Special Services bullet resistant panels for specific new bullet proof construction and remodeling applications, choose from the list below:

Government Buildings  Financial Institutions   Commercial   Law Enforcement  Health Care Facilities  Military   Residential   Education

Always On Guard

From bank lobbies and courtrooms to police weapons training facilities and military transports, Navco Special Services bullet resistant fiberglass panels have demonstrated unrivaled security against bullets and blast fragments.

Navco Special Services fiberglass panels are the superior choice when specifying or constructing a bullet proof wall with woodwork or drywall, providing an affordable and efficient ballistic protection solution. Unique benefits of Navco Special Services panels include:

  • Lighter Weight Than Steel
  • Easy To Install With Conventional Tools
  • Effective Delay Against Forced Entry
  • Low Wicking – Preventing Build-Up Of Mold
  • Non-Toxic Materials – No Formaldehyde
  • One-Hour Fire Rating (ASTM E119-00)
  • Available In Panel Sizes Up To 5′ x 10′
  • Available In The Full Range Of U.L. Ratings


How To Stop A Bullet

Each component in the Navco Special Services panel is critical in stopping a ballistic threat.

The composite laminate consists of fiberglass reinforced thermoset resin designed to defeat a projectile through a process of energy absorption through controlled delamination and energy dissipation.

The fiberglass reinforcement transfers the energy of the bullet across the width of the panel. In addition, the resin is designed to separate into individual plies through a process of controlled delamination to eventually absorb all the energy and stop the bullet within the laminate.

Once the plies have begun to delaminate, additional shots become progressively easier to defeat because the energy is more readily absorbed by the laminate.

In contrast to metal barriers, the fiberglass laminate is designed to prevent ricochet of the projectile as well as spalling on the non-threat side of the panel.


Quality Manufacturing

Every Navco Special Services ballistic panel is made with our deliberate understanding that a life may depend upon the integrity of our product. High quality materials, skilled craftsmanship, and the best manufacturing processes are utilized in the fabrication of each and every panel. Continuous product testing ensures that our panels meet the highest criteria of ballistic resistive integrity.

The first element of manufacturing quality bullet-resistant panels is using only reliable and long-lasting raw materials. One reason that the Navco Special Services product line has become the preferred bullet resistant fiberglass panel is our commitment to not use starch-oil fiberglass, which is organic and tends to break down in time.

With our unique hydraulic presses, waterjet cutters, industrial sanders, testing facilities, and eagerness to meet our customers’ needs, Waco Composites manufactures ballistic panel sizes that range from 3′ x 8′ all the way to 5′ x 10′.

With our precision water jet cutting capabilities, Navco Special Services panels can be factory cut to size with great detail (+/- .004″ tolerance). Over the years we have sanded, painted, coated, bonded, and tested to meet our customers’ needs.


Tested And Proven

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest, not for profit, independent testing company, wrote the standard for bullet resistant materials. The UL752 standard has been widely accepted throughout the world as the standard for architectural bullet resistive building materials.

Navco Special Services as been tested according to that standard by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

A ballistic resistive product becomes “UL Listed” after being subjected to a variety of ballistic tests which include shooting the materials while frozen at -25 degrees Fahrenheit and while heated to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. After the initial testing series, the product is then set up for maintenance testing that involves “pulling random samples” without notice from the manufacturer’s routine production on a quarterly rotation. This rigorous testing schedule ensures that the product is being made without variation and has the highest level of ballistic resistive integrity available.

Navco Special Services bullet resistant panels are available in thicknesses to meet all eight UL 752 standards, providing you with a tested and proven solution for any ballistic protection requirement.