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 United States of America
- Multi-Hit Protection
- 1.1 Inches Thick
- Weight: 2.9 pounds per plate
- Priced Per Pair
- Stand-Alone System
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.
[ COMMON USE CASES FOR DFNDR LEVEL III PLATES ]
Military & Law Enforcement: Our DFNDR Armor Level III plates are a great fit for law enforcement officers and soldiers entering an environment that calls for better than level IIIA protection but doesn’t want to compromise mobility. Meeting NIJ requirements for ballistic resistance, these plates provide the necessary protection against rifle threats encountered in the line of duty. The multi-hit capability of these armor plates ensures that the user remains protected when facing repeated fire – a critical factor in high-threat scenarios.
Security Personnel: The DFNDR Armor Level III plates offer a balance between high-level rifle protection and the mobility needed for various security tasks. Their compatibility with different plate carriers, including the ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier, makes them a flexible choice for security teams needing a reliable ballistic plate that can withstand special threats while maintaining a low profile.
Civilians: For civilians seeking protection in unpredictable environments, these bullet-resistant plates provide peace of mind with their rifle-rated protection. The ergonomic multi-curve profile of the plates makes them suitable for everyday wear without compromising comfort.
Yes, these level III rifle plates are designed to be compatible with standard plate carrier sizes. However, they are specifically optimized for use with ourICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier, ensuring the best fit and performance when used together. Compatibility with other carriers may vary depending on the specific design and size requirements of those systems.
National Institute of Justice level III plates are classified as hard armor, not soft. They are specifically designed to stop rifle rounds, which are more powerful than handgun rounds and other small arms fire. Unlike a trauma pad, which is used for impact absorption and does not offer ballistic protection, level III plates are designed to stop high-velocity rifle rounds. These plates are much stronger and more durable than soft armor!
A multi-curve profile in body armor plates offers enhanced comfort and a better fit compared to single curve designs. This is because multi-curve plates are shaped to more closely match the contours of the wearer's body, leading to improved mobility and less discomfort during extended use. This ergonomic design can be particularly beneficial in high-movement or tactical situations.
DFNDR Armor is designed and manufactured by DFNDR Armor in Camarillo, CA. ICEPLATE EXO® is designed, manufactured and fulfilled in our Knoxville, TN 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!