“14.5 Solution” is a composite armor system created to address large caliber direct fire threats and blast events in one composite solution. The composition of the armor system is made of aluminum Microtruss structure with a proprietary strike face infused with a ballistic polymer and proprietary hard surface inserts. The system is less than two inches thick and weighs less than 20lbs. psf. The Solution is applicable in 2’x2’ panels or smaller sections and can be configured in multiple patterns.