The DFNDR Armor® Rifle Rated Level IV system was developed to developed to defeat a single shot of 7.62×63 APM2 at muzzle velocity and multiple shots of light Armor Piercing ammunition such as the 7.62x39 API, the 5.56x45 M855 A1 and the 7.62x54R LPS threats. This system is NIJ Certified and also rated to defeat the 5.56x45 M855 (SS109) Green Tip, Mild Steel Core Chinese and PS Ball Russian 7.62x39 AK-47 threats and standard steel jacketed/lead core .308 and copper jacketed/lead core 7.62, .223 and 5.56 threats. Our Level IV rifle rated hard armor plates are designed with a multi-curve profile to provide an ergonomic and comfortable fitting armor system that is intended to wear against your body all day.
DFNDR Armor® Body Armor is equipped with a state-of-the-art Trauma Mitigation Base to minimize the energy of an impact dramatically. All threats specified are tested at muzzle velocity and are listed in the ‘threat profile’ table below which describes the rated ammunition this armor system will defeat.
The DFNDR Armor® Level IV system incorporates a Crystalline Ceramic Strike Face and Strike Core supported by our proprietary System Structural Reinforcement technology to enhance multi-hit ability. The backing support is engineered with the highest grade of ballistic materials; an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, bound with a resin matrix to make it a hard stand-alone armor system and equipped with Spall-Tek to further reduce deflection of projectile fragments. This armor can be inserted into almost any plate carrier but is fully optimized for our IcePlate EXO (ICE) ultralight ventilated plate carrier.
This system is independently tested to the NIJ 0101.04 protocol at NIJ Certified Ballistic Labs in a Stand-Alone Configuration.
Proudly Made in the USA
Defeats 7.62×63 APM2 at Muzzle Velocity
1.1 Inches Thick
Priced Per Pair
DFNDR Armor is designed and manufactured by DFNDR Armor in Camarillo, CA. IcePlate EXO (ICE) is designed, manufactured and fulfilled in our Sterling, VA USA HQ from US materials. Subject to ITAR. No international shipping permitted. US and International Patents Pending.
Light + Strong
Built from a unique and incredibly strong hydrophobic laminate that is 14 times stronger than steel, IcePlate EXO is one of the lightest full duty plate carriers available today. Details, pics in use.
With MAPs (MOLLE Attachment Points) and loop on both the inner face and outer face of each plate bag as well as an open-bottom architecture IcePlate EXO is configured for maximum ventilation, modularity and drainage. IcePlate EXO will not retain water, even under the most intense circumstances.
Medium ESAPI Plate Compatible
IcePlate EXO fits Medium ESAPI plates. This design synchronizes with either exit port IcePlate Curve to create the thinnest, flattest, toughest and coldest (or warmest) system ever. Laser-cut MAPs on the inside of the plate bag facilitate evaporative cooling, which can be supercharged with IceVents.
IcePlate Sleeve can be attached and stacked (via MOLLE and/or hook and loop) for streamlined carry of Medium ESAPI armor plates and IcePlate Curve. Don/doff is easy with a flat and durable quick-release system. IcePlate EXO also features an elastic cummerbund with four pouches for 30-round magazines, SOARescue MedMags, Motorola radios, Harris radios, etc. A MOLLE Cummerbund with side SAPI capability will be released in late 2020. The MOLLE Cummerbund will be backwards compatible with all IcePlate EXO units.
Weight: Incredibly light at just 15.7 ounces with the MOLLE Cummerbund or just 19 ounces with the Elastic Cummerbund
Integrated Cooling/Heating/Hydration: IcePlate EXO natively integrates IcePlate Curve and IceVents to provide both conductive and evaporative cooling and up to 3L of Hydration
Vented: internal and external laser-cut MOLLE for unrivaled venting
Versatile: MOLLE, Swift Clip, G-Hook and loop compatibility to take any pouch, placard or chest rig on the market
Adaptable Fit: Fits a Medium ESAPI (can fit thin Federally-issued 10x12 AR500 Steel SAPI) , elastic cummerbund works for up to 40” waist
Stackable: Multiple IcePlate Sleeves can be seamlessly stacked when wearing, enabling integration of IcePlate Curve either inside or outside armor plates
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