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A3 Plate - Level III+ Steel UHMWPE Hybrid Armor

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The innovative A3 body armor from Armored Republic is a tough, lightweight plate that combines polyethylene and alloy to produce a formidable level 3 plus rated armor offering. This armor plate combines the best of both armor types; absorbing fragmentation while being able to stop mild steel core rounds such as 5.56x45MM, M193 Ball and M855- as well as 7.62x51MM NATO Ball.

The A3 plate comes in at 4.6 lbs, 0.7” thick, and is pending NIJ approval for 0101.06 certification (all tests passed). This armor plate is lighter than monolithic steel plates and the lightest plate in our Alloy Series. One plate: more advantages than ever before.

A winner-take-all mentality applied to armor: The curved A3 - Alloy Composite Body Armor minimizes the compromises one must make when choosing armor by emphasizing the strengths of two different armor types: polyethylene and steel. Historically, these two materials have been separated and contrasted with an either-or mentality. The A3 removes that completely by using each in one plate.

The A3 armor plate's steel strike face provides a higher level of protection than a PE plate alone. It's able to stop the most common variants of 5.56x45MM such as mild steel penetrator M855 "Green Tip", M193 Ball and 7.62x51MM NATO M80 Ball. The polyethylene backer provides a lightweight backing that can absorb a round after the steel mitigates the impact. More Protection. Thinner. Lightweight. This FragLock™ coated armor plate can stop steel penetrator rounds like the M855, is 30% thinner than our PE armor at only 0.7", and weighs only 4.6 lbs.

All this comes in an ergonomic design to wrap around your chest and back. The patent-pending Alloy Composite Technology is an innovation you’ll find only at Armored Republic, and we’re proud to present it to you.

Material: Alloy, polyethylene & polyurea cover

Protection: 7.62x51mm NATO M80 Ball, steel-jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147gr) and a velocity of 2,780 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s). Special threat protection against M193, M855 and 7.62x39mm PS Ball

Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection

Form: Curved

Dimensions & Compatibility:

  • 10" x 12"
    • Weight: 4.6 lbs
    • Thickness: 0.7 inches
    • Plate Carriers: Testudo, Valkyrie & Invictus
Shelf life: 5 years

Manufactured: United States (pending NIJ approval for 0101.06 certification (all tests passed))

***Please note: This product is NOT returnable/refundable. All sales are final***

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