Opaque Armor

Alpine Armoring prides itself in using a broad range of high-grade certified ballistic opaque materials applied throughout the vehicles. A combination of lightweight Kevlar and Dyneema are often used for selected model SUVs and sedans in addition to ballistic steel. Continuous in-house ballistic testing of the material is also conducted to determine how the material will hold up under extreme line of fire using various high power weapons and different grain/velocity rounds.


A woven type light weight fabric that is “ultra-malleable” that can be shaped perfectly into seams/corners of the vehicle for lower level protection and back-splashed with ballistic steel or ceramic to achieve higher protection.


A specially-laminated Polyethene material is a composite material with light weight characteristics, and it is typically about ¼ the weight of ballistic steel. Aside from its higher price than ballistic steel, it is considerably thicker, thereby making it difficult to reupholster the interior in an OEM fashion on selected model SUVs and sedans. Alpine Armoring applies its unique and patented technique in incorporating this material to many of its armored vehicles to achieve lighter weight and better results at the end.

Ballistic Steel

The most common choice of opaque material used in armoring vehicles. Alpine Armoring frequently uses the special certified lightweight ballistic steel in conjunction with some other composite ballistic material to achieve the lightest armored vehicles in the world. The majority of vehicles armored by Alpine Armoring are at level A9 with the ballistic steel being approximately ¼” or 5/16” thick.

Ballistic Ceramics

The application Alpine Armoring uses, whenever recommended on certain areas of a vehicle, are Aluminum Carbide, Silicon Carbide and Boron Carbide. All are significantly lighter than steel, yet preferred for certain vehicle armoring applications with varying results.