Ballistic steel is designed for services in military applications. The steel is also known as armour steel and is used in many safety related applications. Armour or Ballistic steel is used in the production of military vehicles. It is also used for structural housing that need high protection.
Ballistic steel is also used for armament manufacturing and other protective structural applications. Armour steel is available commercially in three grades such as A46100, A12560 and A46177. A41600 is a military specified ballistic steel that executes properties like high hardness. A41600 plates are manufactured to stop high-velocity projectiles. It helps prevent military vehicles from sniper and other weapons that develop HVPs. The protection properties of this steel depend on three factors viz. Size of the round, Speed of the round and distance between the plate and the weapon from which it is fired. A12560 is a grade used for the combat vehicles and ammunition testing. It is used for protection from land mines and explosives. A46177 is used for ballistic defence. Light gauge applications make typical use of this grade. These grades are specifically developed for military applications.