Hard Armor Plates

HARD ARMOR PLATES – ICW AND STAND ALONE

Hard Shell Hard Armour Plates are designed to offer excellent protection for wearers in high-risk scenarios. The Rhino series body armour plates are designed for a wide range of protection levels, sizes, and shapes ranging from flat to multi-curved. Military units, police officers, and other law enforcement officials commonly wear light body armour when on regular patrol and surveillance. Please see the below table for detailed information on our offerings:

Model No. Protection Level Ballistic Protection Weight (Kgs) Download pdf Image
ICW level III NIJ Level III with ICW Level IIIA Soft Armour 7.62 x 51 mm (NATO Ball Round)
7.62 x 39 AK47 (Mild Steel Core)
1.4
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ICW level III 7.62 x 51 mm (NATO Ball Round)
7.62 x 39 AK47 (Mild Steel Core)
2.9
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SA level III NIJ Level III Stand Alone 7.62 x 51 mm (NATO Ball Round)
7.62 x 39 AK47 (Mild Steel Core)
1.8
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SA level III 7.62 x 51 mm (NATO Ball Round)
7.62 x 39 AK47 (Mild Steel Core)
3.2
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ICW level III Plus NIJ Level III Plus with ICW Level IIIA Soft Armour 7.62 x 51 mm Nato
7.62 x 39 MSC
SS 5.56 x 45 mm M193
1.6
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ICW level III Plus 7.62 x 39 MSC
7.62 x 39 HSC
7.62 x 51 NATO
SS 5.56 x 45 mm
1.9
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ICW level III Plus 7.62 x 39 MSC
7.62 x 39 HSC
7.62 x 51 NATO
SS 5.56 x 45 mm
2.2
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ICW level IV NIJ Level IV with ICW Level IIIA Soft Armour 7.62 x 39 mm AP (Six Shots)
7.62 x 51 NATO (Six Shots)
7.62 x 51 AP (Single Shots)
2.65
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ICW level IV

7.62 x 63 mm AP (M2AP)

7.62 x 39 mm AP
7.62 x 51 NATO
7.62 x 51 NATO

3.2
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SA level IV NIJ Level IV Stand Alone 7.62 x 63 mm AP (M2AP) 3
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SA level IV 7.62 x 63 mm AP (M2AP) 3.6
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The Hard Armor Panels from our Rhino series are ideal for all your high threat level ballistic requirements. These panels are designed with exceptional resistance to harsh environmental conditions and provide guaranteed comfort. The Rhino series includes panels made of either ceramic-based hybrid composite or high-performance polyethylene. These are lightweight materials that can effectively absorb ballistic impacts allowing energy dissipation. The panels are covered with PU or Nylon based fabric to make the inserts highly durable.

The Rhino series ballistic panels have protection levels ranging from NIJ III, NIJ III+ to NIJ IV, and can be used in conjunction with soft armor or as stand-alone inserts. The Rhino series ballistic plates dissipate energy by containing spall, debris, and residues after ballistic impact. These ballistic plates are designed to offer active resistance to fungus and microbial growth and offers fluid resistance as well.

When used in conjunction with the soft armour (ICW), the Rhino series plates have multi-hit resistance to a wide range of ammunitions, whereas the standalone (STA) plates can withstand ballistic threats without the use of bullet proof vests.

There used to be a lack of options for safety during critical situations. But now, armour plates play a significant role in ensuring your safety. Ballistic plates are also known as bulletproof plates, body armour plates, and armour plates. There are various levels of the armour plates that are well known and helpful.  

Are you facing difficulty in selecting the accurate body armour level? If yes, keep reading this information that would assist you in choosing the best and more precise Armour plates.

What are the Main Types of Hard Armour Plates ?

There are two types of armour plates: ICW (In conjugation with armour)and STA (Standalone armour). It is essential to check with NIJ standards before selecting the armour plates you require.

The ICW (In conjugation with armour) plate requires to be utilized in conjunction with a bulletproof vest to stop the bullets. It works excellent with IIIA ballistic vest, and this Ballistic vest has mainly planned with a front pocket that is large sufficient to fit in an ICW plate. The ICW components National Institute of Justice certification when the armour is exploited as a single system, or it may not be interchanged.

The Standalone armour (STA) means precisely as it sounds; no other kind of safety has required to stop or stop the level of threats; the Hard armour plates are enough. They have commonly utilized in tactical operations, and these plates are heavier compared to other plates. Because the vest will be much more troublesome or heavy when used with Standalone plates in tactical operation, they have to be powered to stop the bullets.

 

How to Select the best or most accurate armour plates ?

Are you confused about selecting the accurate armour plates? Soft armour plates or Hard armour plates? Swimmers cut or Shooters cut? Ceramic, steel, or kevlar? Choosing the precise armour plate cut, size, and plate level of material is an essential step in buying the armour plates to move with your plate carrier. It determines the coverage, level of protection, and mobility during a dangerous situation or combat. It may be irresistible, especially if this is your 1st time buying armour plates, hence make sure you only choose the accurate armour plates that provide excellent protection.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hard Armour Penals 

Are the armour plates officially permitted or not?

There are some basics of armour plates legislation you must keep in mind such things:

 

Where may you sell or advertise armour plates?

Armour plates may ship to forty-nine states of the US. Sales populace seeking to buy these armour plates in Connecticut may do so merely via face-to-face transaction. Armour plates may sell to anybody, and there is no requirement for a background ID. These armour plates may sell at gun stores, shows, sites, over the phone, and through catalogues.

 

Where may you not sell or advertise armour plates?

You may not take, send, ship, or bring armour plates outside the United States, devoid of centralized permission. Armour plates may not ship to addresses in Connecticut.

 

What are armour plates, and What are these plates prepared of?

An armour plate has become the essential plate that is built to stop ballistic threats. There are several alternatives for these Hard armour plates, but the most ordinary materials are Aluminum Oxide, UHMWPE, Boron Carbide, and Silicon Carbide.

 

How efficient are armour plates?

Hard armour plates are the more robust kind of ballistic armour plates as they may stop rifle threats or rounds above 0.30 cal.

 

When did armour plates stop being employed?

Steel plates fell out of favour in the seventeen century when firearms turned out to be more strong. However, armour plates from diverse up-to-the-minute materials are still utilized to this day.

 

May the inhabitant purchase armour plates?

The rules or regulations relating to the sale or utilization of Hard armour plates differ significantly based upon your region. Ensure to check your national or local rules or laws before selecting your armour plates.

 

What are Level III hard armour plates?

When it arrives at the only gun dangers, then soft armour plates may do this job; however, when there are considerable dangers in military and law enforcement, then Hard armour plates come. 

This level lll hard armour plate is the 1st level assigned by NIJ to deliver the protection from Rifle dangers. It is heavier than soft armour plates; however, it provides great protection than Soft.

 

What do the level III armour plates prepare for?

Level lll armour plates may be prepared from diverse materials such as ceramics, steel, and ultra-high molecular weight Polyethylene. All these materials are best; however, polyethene or ceramic is better than steel.

 

How to wear out Level III body armour?

If you are seeking to wear armour plates that deliver ballistic safety against level III dangers, you would require a bulletproof vest with pockets or a plate carrier specially intended to carry a Hard armour panel.

 

Why are more safe hard or soft armour plates?

 When you are in a dangerous situation, it is significant to be equipped with sufficient body armour, as it ensures more safety. Hard armour plates are more effective and offer more protection against rifle rounds and dangers than soft armour plates.

 

How heavier are the level III armour plates?

One of the most significant things to think about during purchasing armour plates is weight. You require your armour to be light-weighted or more relaxable hence that you may go around devoid of any limits. When it arrives to stop rifle rounds, it is significant to have the hard body armour prepared up of ceramic or polyethene. A steel level 3 mainly weighs anywhere from nine to eleven pounds. But the modern polyethene armour plates commonly worn are around 3.5 to 5 pounds, which makes them more relaxable to wear.

 

What do the level lll armour plates stop?

Level 3 armour plates stop most typically utilized calibers, it may effortlessly stop anything that soft armour plates do, and it stops rifle rounds also. Besides, these plates are rated to stop shotgun rounds and many other threats

What are NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Armour protection levels?

The NIJ (National Institute of Justice) sets the levels of safety for body armour that are Level ll, Level llA, Level lll, Level lllA, and Level IV. They are helpful against ballistic risks to make sure that they meet standards and make certain a significant level of protection. The National Institute of Justice has categorized these into two known as Soft and Hard armour plates.

What are Soft armour plates & its Levels ?

As its name implies, these armour plates are soft or flexible, yet their components can take loads of time and it is significantly stronger than steel armour plates. It is light and particularly for law enforcement officers. These armour plates are prepared up of fabric-like materials with a higher level of strength, such as Kevlar, Twaron, and Spectra. Let us discuss the levels of soft armour plates in detail.

Level llA

This soft armour plate is the least efficient, however, the most concealable armour plate for those who require it to be undetected, like undercover agents, law enforcement officers, and intelligence gatherers.

Level ll

Level ll armour plates have a perfect balance between flexibility, weight, and protection. This level of armour plates may cover particular shotgun fire and handgun.

Level lllA

The most commonly suggested armour plate level that delivers safety against most rounds of shotguns and handguns this level is capable of stopping magnum rounds from shotguns.

 

What are Hard armour plates levels ?

Hard armour plates (NIJ Level lll and Level IV) are mainly prepared using steel, ceramic, and polyethene. These plates have been placed in bulletproof vests or plate carriers. Ceramic prepared plates are also coated with trauma absorbing material for improved protection. Owing to the strength quality, these Hard armour plates are heavier and less pliable as compared to soft armour plates. When used in dangerous situations in the military or law enforcement, these Hard armour plates are rated to protect users from the higher caliber rifle shots.

Level lll

The world of Hard armour plates begins from this level, and this level is rated especially for the rifle rounds. It is heavier than soft armour and delivers excellent protection against rifle threats.

Level lV

Level lV hard armour plates are the best plates rated with excellent capability to resist most rifle, shotgun, or handgun strikes. Nevertheless, its large size or weight limits its usability.

Protection levels As Per NIJ – NIJ III, NIJ III+ and NIJ IV

Nij Protection Levels As per Bullets Specification Chart
Nij Protection Levels As per Bullets Specification Chart