What is the difference between Level III and Level IV hard armor plates and which ones should I buy?
We selected these DFNDR Armor Level III stand-alone rifle rated plates specifically for use with our IcePlate EXO® ultralight ventilated plate carrier for elite military, law enforcement and freedom-loving citizens. This sku is for existing IcePlate EXO® customers who only need to purchase DFNDR Armor Level III Medium Hard Plates. To purchase a complete IcePlate EXO® Armor Package, click here.
Each Package Includes:
- 2 x DFNDR Armor Medium Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Hard Plates
(9.5" x 12.5" x 1.1")
The DFNDR Armor Level III rifle rated hard armor plates are independently tested to NIJ protocol 0101.04. 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. Combined with lightweight to reduce fatigue, DFNDR Armor®Rifle Rated Body Armor is equipped with a state of the art Trauma Mitigation Base to minimize the energy of an impact dramatically.
Tested at muzzle velocities which are listed in the ‘threat profile’ table below and describes the rated ammunition this armor system will defeat. DFNDR Armor® is engineered with the highest grade of ballistic materials; Fiber-Lite Laminate, an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) bound with a resin matrix to make it a hard stand-alone armor system and equipped with Spall-Tek to further reduce spall and deflection of projectile fragments. This armor can be inserted into almost any plate carrier but is fully optimized for our IcePlate EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier.
- Proudly Made in the USA
- Multi-Hit Protection
- 1.1 Inches Thick
- Weight: 2.9 pounds per plate
- Priced Per Pair
- Stand-Alone System
***IMPORTANT: Subject to ITAR. No international shipping permitted.***
DFNDR Armor is designed and manufactured by DFNDR Armor in Camarillo, CA. IcePlate EXO® is designed, manufactured and fulfilled in our Sterling, VA USA HQ from US materials. US and International Patents Pending.
I felt the need to upgrade my plates recently since I live not too far from the locations of civil unrest and have a government job that requires me to go closer to the madness from time to time. (Level IIIA wasn't going to cut it - whether it was my soft armor or my IIIA hard plates.) The DFNDR Level III plates fit perfectly in the EXO, are light enough that I can move quickly when needed, conform perfectly with IcePlate, and will stop any realistic ballistic threat I would encounter. These plates are superior in every way to the cheaper, heavier, and non-NIJ certified plates you can find elsewhere. I hope to never put these to the true test, but I'm confident that they'll do exactly what they're designed to do - help keep me on the right side of the ground.
Thanks Qore for partnering with a solid company and helping me stay just a little safer. And thanks for shipping these out the same day I placed my order. You guys are AWESOME!