test and evaluation

Test &

Hephaestus provide fully managed independent T&E services for all types of protective equipment from light PPE to full scale STANAG 4569 Blast and IED trials in excess of 500Kg NEQ.

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design and analysis

Design &

Hephaestus can review and help define customer requirements as well as undertake complete design of protective ballistic solutions, their qualification and final integration.

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design and assessment


Hephaestus can analyse and review existing performance data, investigate material failures, review and develop new materials and specialise in the development of new materials/products.

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Armour & Ballistic Advice, Design, Test & Evaluation Services

A unique range of experience in protecting military and civilian personnel.

Hephaestus Consulting provides specialist design advice and build services to the European military and civilian protected assets sector. Possessing a unique range of real, practical experience, extending from stab and slash resistant PPE garments through to IED blast and anti-tank munitions, Hephaestus has worked extensively with UK agencies, test houses and universities to deliver client needs.

Hephaestus are specialist subject matter experts in the design, testing and integration of composite armour solutions, vehicle design, and ballistic, blast, IED and RPG testing, as well as in providing civilian security and infrastructure solutions. In addition to this, Hephaestus can also supply advice and threat analysis based on detailed experience of real-world scenarios, including the real limitations of protective equipment.

Past clients include UK and European police forces, MoDs and scientific organisations, as well as bespoke protected vehicle builders for covert policing and cash-in-transit applications. Architectural and critical infrastructure protection agencies are also supported.

Services include design, test and evaluation, threat analysis and advice, third party reviews and expert witness testimonies, as well as full project management of design through to build and installation / integration / production.