NFM manages the in-house design and production of the user’s complete protective solution. This enables NFM to approach the design process with a holistic perspective, ensuring that the components work together seamlessly.
NFM Ballistic Protection Development designs an entire ballistic protection range, from soft ballistic panels to hard ballistic plates, enabling the optimization of the ballistic system in terms of weight and performance. The NFM in-house shooting range provides immediate performance verification of all new products, ensuring rapid and controlled development.
NFM Textile Development designs ergonomic garments and load bearing equipment where the ballistic protection is integrated. Comfort, fit and functionality are essential which is why we test our garments and tactical textiles together with some of the world’s most elite units, in varying environments.
We employ a user-centered design model involving users, engineers and designers equally. The main objective of the process is to create a system that harmonizes the user’s natural and learned behavior instead of changing user behavior. This is specifically important for systems intended for use during combat, where the user must react instantly and repeatedly while under mental and physical stress.
The method is based on the following guidelines:
In addition to the extensive in-house capacities of performance verification, NFM has established close cooperation with several well-known laboratories in Europe: