An improved ceramic tile armor has a core of boron nitride and a polymer matrix composite (PMC) facing of carbon fibers fused directly to the impact face of the tile. A polyethylene fiber composite backing and spall cover are preferred. The carbon fiber layers are cured directly onto the tile, not adhered using a separate adhesive so that they are integral with the tile, not a separate layer.
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The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and U.T. Battelle, LLC.