The Barrier CapTM is an armor and glass system designed to add vertical transparent ballistic, blast and fragment protection to concrete barriers. Ideal for military bases and outposts, as well as critical infrastructure and heavily secured facilities, the Barrier Cap is an effective way to immediately create a secure area providing head-to-toe protection with 360-degree visibility. National Stock Number (NSN) information is below.
Barrier CapTM units are designed to fit existing concrete barriers and provide approximately 3.5 additional feet of NIJ Level IV Armor-Piercing Resistant vertical protection. Caps are available in 2-foot modular sections of either full glass; full armor with a weapon port; or 1/2 glass-1/2 armor with a weapon port. They can be placed in sequence to create a barrier of any width required.
By adding transparent armor, the Barrier CapTM greatly extends the protective capabilities of concrete barriers. After creating a custom wall of any configuration, soldiers and other personnel may carry out daily tasks in hostile territory protected from potential sniper fire or other enemy attacks.
A number of custom features and options increase the unit’s effectiveness and practicality in the field:
Metal components feature a durable, anti-corrosion, powder-coated finish
Modular aspects of the components make it easy to replace damaged glass or add/reconfigure firing ports
An adjustable bracket system allows units to be used on concrete barriers of varying thicknesses
Available with full glass; full armor with weapon port; or 1/2 glass-1/2 armor with weapon port configurations
CamographyTM, a customizable photo laminate, is available to add camouflage to the units
When mounted, the unit can withstand winds up to 100+ mph
The Barrier Cap system ships in 2-foot modular sections on a pallet. Mounting the unit on a local concrete barrier requires equipment or personnel capable of lifting 250 lbs. The base bracket is fitted first onto the concrete barrier. The top view/port panel is then lifted and slides into the base. Assembly time is approximately 5 minutes per section.
For full blast and wind resistance, base brackets may be secured using a hammer drill and 7/8″ diameter (8″ usable length) masonry bit. All necessary anchoring hardware is included.
Barrier CapTM consists of a base and a removable insert
Full glass insert (215 lbs; NIJ IV)
Half glass / Half armor insert (220 lbs; NIJ IV)
Full armor insert (165 lbs; NIJ IV)
Barrier Cap base weight: 55lbs
Armor inserts are available with a weapons port
Each base is 24” wide and is adjustable to fit on any existing concrete barrier 6”-13” thick
Barrier CapTM base is secured to existing concrete structures using concrete anchors
Each section provides over-lapping protection at seams
|Level I||.22 long rifle high velocity lead||40||2.6||320 +/- 12||1050 +/- 40||5|
|Level I||.38 special round nose lead||158||10.2||259 +/- 12||850 +/- 50||5|
|Level IIA||.357 mag. jacketed soft poin||158||10.2||381 +/- 15||1250 +/- 50||5|
|Level IIA||9mm full metal jacket||124||8.0||322 +/- 12||1090 +/- 40||5|
|Level II||.357 mag. jacketed soft poin||158||10.2||425 +/- 15||1395 +/- 40||5|
|Level II||9mm full metal jacket||124||8.0||358 +/- 12||1175 +/- 40||5|
|Level IIIA||.44 mag. lead semi-wadcutter gas checked||240||15.55||426 +/- 15||1400 +/- 50||5|
|Level IIIA||9mm full metal jacket||124||8.0||426 +/- 15||1400 +/- 50||5|
|Level III||7.62mm (.308 Winchester) full metal jacket||150||9.7||838 +/- 15||2750 +/- 50||5|
|Level IV||.30-06 armor piercing||166||10.8||868 +/- 15||2850 +/- 50||1|
The following items are some basic questions to ask when preparing your Defenshield order.
What is the nature of the threat – small arms, rifle rounds, armor piercing, IED blast?
Will the unit be used indoors or outdoors?
Will the unit be used for riot control or hostage negotiations?
Do you require conspicuous deterrence or camouflage?
Will the unit need to match the aesthetics of it’s surroundings – wood or stone finishes?
Will you need traffic control signage, unit logos or law enforcement badges displayed on the unit?
What is the size of the space where the unit will be used?
Will the unit need to fit through doorways, into elevators?
What are you protecting – people, objects?
(For maximum blast mitigation, units must be secured or lagged.)
What surface are you using the unit on – gravel, dirt road, finished concrete, wood floor?
Will the unit be frequently relocated?
Will you be transporting the unit over long distances or within a few feet?
The Defenshield product line is available to U.S. Federal agencies through GSA Advantage (GS-07F-5660-P) and to state, local and municipal law enforcement under the Cooperative Purchasing Program.