TenCate Targa-light

TenCate Targa-light™ variants

TenCate Targa-Light™ is available in three distinct types, to meet specific needs:

  • TenCate Targa-light™ CX is the high-performance range of shields made with composites of high-grade ceramics, silicon carbide or boron carbide and a range of different fibre materials, including aramids and high-performance polyethylene. It is the most lightweight solution possible and should be chosen when weight is the prime consideration. It is the choice that combines highest ballistic protection with maximum comfort. It also provides protection against both lead core and armour-piercing ammunition.
  • TenCate Targa-light™ CS is the cost-effective range of shields. It is the choice that combines 100% ballistic protection with lower cost. It also provides protection against both lead core and armour-piercing ammunition.
  • TenCate Targa-light™ PF is the range of shields made with fibre only, such as high-performance polyethylene or hybrid materials consisting of different types of fibre. It provides protection against lead core and mild steel core ammunition.

Case study: TenCate Targa-light™ CX Light

The TenCate Targa-light™ CX Light is the result of years of experience and research into the use of shields in tactical situations. The TenCate Targa-light™ CX Light offers the perfect blend of protection and mobility. 

TenCate Targa-light™ CX Light is designed to provide the optimal protection surface to users. To achieve this, the shields have been designed according to human anatomy. The design and carrying features increases the ability to maneuver in confined spaces and provides the user with an excellent ability to respond by allowing the user to lean while carrying the shield and even carrying the shield in one hand only.

TenCate Targa-light™ CX Light is constructed from high-end ceramics with a TenCate Rosist™ finish. Due to the choice of ceramics, a significantly decrease in weight has been reached while still ensuring the ballistic capabilities. the monolithic ceramics ensures a homogeneous weight distribution through the shield.



NIJ 0101:08 Level IV

Maximum protection level: protects users from 9mm, 12 gauge (12/70 Brenneke/Sauvestre) up to 7.62x54R APIB32 or 30.06 APM2

Full protection: the full surface of the shield (0.34 m2) offers a protection of level IV

Weight of 17.2 kg

Lightweight: 30% to 50 % lighter than shields available on the market with equivalent protection level

Portable solution: easy to transport, it contributes to the mobility during operations

Flame and liquid protection

Waterproof: can be kept under water and keep its properties

Liquid and flame resistant: offers a good protection against chemicals and flames

Efficient shock absorption

Secures performance: Drastic drop tests show no effect on ballistic performance

Prevents damages: the foam used enables to protect the edges against scratches or mechanical aggression

Adjustable handle

Adapt the handle to user needs: the key for the performance of the shield is its ability to remain within the comfort zone of the user

Multiple holding positions: the engineered handle enables to hold the shield in different ways, depending on the situation and need of action thus maximizing user efficiency

Homogenous weight distribution

Equally balanced: the use of homogenous materials enables it to have a uniform weight distribution

Stability: a uniform weight distribution eases the portability of the shield and prevents the user from counterbalancing uneven loads

The TenCate Targa-light™ CX Light shield can be equipped with a range of different options to increase the effectiveness in tactical situations.




Removable episcope: Lightweight, disposable and can be easily changed

Camera: Night & day vision camera

Leg protection

Extra protection to legs and knees


Extra buoyancy for marine applications


Possibility to carry the shield: enables shield to be carried as a bag pack

Customised solutions

• Customised solutions to meet specific requirements

• Available to meet special requirements regarding shape, size, level of protection and accessories

• Full protection, with no weak areas

• Wide range of optional equipment available


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