American Blast Systems leads the industry in lightweight Level III+ ballistic armor. Constructed of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), the III+ Green Tip plate is .65 inches thick and weighs only 3.4 lbs (based on the standard 10″ x 12″ single curve plate). NIJ Level III+ standards go beyond just protecting against common 7.62×51 mm, 7.62×39 mm, and 5.56×45 mm rounds. This plate is rated to also stop M855 rounds known for their steel “penetrator” tips which are commonly painted green and are more capable of pushing through hard barriers. Level III+ armor is rated to protect against this “Green Tip” ammunition and American Blast Systems makes the lightest plate in the industry capable of stopping these rounds and all lesser threats.
Each Level III+ plate is manufactured in the USA and covered in a black Cordura protective covering. Customers have the option to choose between a Single Curve or Double Curve profile and between a SAPI or Shooter Cut design at no extra cost. The Double Curve or “Multi-curve” profile is curved both horizontally and vertically. Depending on the user’s chest shape, they may find one option is more ergonomic and comfortable. The SAPI cut design is the military standard “Small Arms Protective Insert” cut which has the top corners cut away for increased mobility. The Shooter Cut design has an even more aggressive angled cut on the top corners and slight corner cuts on the bottom which offers less torso coverage, but increases flexibility range for the user to do activities like shoulder a long gun. The Shooter Cut also slightly reduces the overall weight of the plate.
The polyethylene Green Tip plate is available in 8″ x 10″, 10″ x 12″, and 10.5″ x 14″ sizes. This plate comes with a 5 year warranty.