As you may remember the Offshore Patrol Cutter has a requirement for ballistic protection over limited areas of the ship. Some of our patrol boats are being equipped with ballistic protection in addition to body armor for boarding parties. This seems like a good idea, but significant ballistic protection used to mean armor. Now it might include something like Kevlar.
Businessinsider reports the development of a new Poly-Urethane ballistic protection material that can also be used for ports and windshields that is even lighter.