STANAG 4569

NATO AEP-55 STANAG 4569 is a NATO Standardization Agreement covering the standards for the "Protection Levels for Occupants of Logistic and Light Armored Vehicles".[1]

The standard covers strikes from kinetic energy, artillery, and IED blasts.

Level 1Edit

Kinetic EnergyEdit

7.62×51mm NATO Ball (Ball M80) at 30 meters with velocity 833 m/s[1][2]

5.56×45mm NATO Ball (SS109) at 30 meters with a velocity of 910 m/s

5.56×45mm NATO Ball (M193) at 30 meters with a velocity of 930 m/s

Protection against all three threats must be provided.

Grenade and Mine BlastEdit

Hand grenades, unexploded artillery fragmenting submunitions, and other small anti personnel explosive devices detonated under the vehicle.

ArtilleryEdit

155 mm High Explosive at 100 m

Angle: azimuth 360°; elevation: 0 - 18°

Level 2Edit

Kinetic EnergyEdit

7.62×39mm API BZ at 30 meters with 695 m/s[1]

Grenade and Mine Blast ThreatEdit

6 kg (explosive mass) Blast AT Mine:
2a – Mine Explosion pressure activated under any wheel or track location.
2b – Mine Explosion under center.

ArtilleryEdit

155 mm High Explosive at 80 m

Angle: azimuth 360°; elevation: 0 - 22°

Level 3Edit

Kinetic EnergyEdit

7.62×51mm AP (WC core) at 30 meters with 930 m/s[1]

Angle: azimuth 360°; elevation 0-30°

Grenade and Mine Blast ThreatEdit

8 kg (explosive mass) Blast AT Mine:
3a – Mine Explosion pressure activated under any wheel or track location.
3b – Mine Explosion under center.

ArtilleryEdit

155 mm High Explosive at 60 m

Angle: azimuth 360°; elevation: 0 - 30°

Level 4Edit

Kinetic EnergyEdit

14.5×114mm AP / B32 at 200 meters with 911 m/s[1]

Angle: azimuth 360°; elevation 0°

ArtilleryEdit

155 mm High Explosive at 30 m[3]

Grenade and Mine Blast ThreatEdit

10 kg (explosive mass) Blast AT Mine:
4a – Mine Explosion pressure activated under any wheel or track location.
4b – Mine Explosion under center.

Level 5Edit

Kinetic EnergyEdit

25 mm APDS-T (M791) or TLB 073 at 500 m with 1258 m/s[1]

Angle: frontal arc to centreline: ± 30° sides included, elevation 0°

ArtilleryEdit

155 mm High Explosive at 25 m

Angle: azimuth 360°; elevation: 0 - 90°

Level 6[4]Edit

Kinetic EnergyEdit

30 mm APFSDS or AP at 500 m

Angle: frontal arc to centreline: ± 30° sides included, elevation 0°

ArtilleryEdit

155 mm High Explosive at 10 m

Angle: azimuth 360°; elevation: 0 - 90°

SourcesEdit