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Fox Hole

A system of modular panels and brackets designed to provide soldiers with an area of ballistic and blast-fragment protection.
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Ideal for use by fielded marine and army units, the Fox Hole’s ease of transport and assembly make it a simple and effective alternative to traditional sand bag or in-ground bunkers.

Fox Hole panels are 4 feet tall and available in 2- and 4-foot widths. Connecting brackets are available in 0, 30, 45 and 90 degree angles, allowing for custom configuration to fit specific requirements. The unit is available as NIJ Level III Rifle Resistant or NIJ Level IV Armor-Piercing Resistant, weighing 15 pounds and 20.5 pounds per square foot, respectively.


Smaller, lighter and more portable than most protective systems, the Fox Hole breaks down quickly and can be established in a new location with ease. All assembly of the unit can be completed in the field with no tools, and a three-panel system takes approximately ten minutes for two people to assemble.

A number of custom features and options help maximize the Fox Hole’s effectiveness in the field:
– Components feature a durable, anti-corrosion, powder-coated finish
– Weapon access ports are available
CamographyTM, a customizable photo laminate, is available to add camouflage to the units


Protection Level:
Up to NIJ Level IV (30-06 AP)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0108.01 Ballistic Level Breakdown

Rating Ammunition Weight
Number of
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

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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?