American Blast Systems manufactures the lightest Level IV plates in the industry! Constructed of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), the Stand Alone Side Plate is only .8 inches thick and weighs only 2.2 lbs (weight varies slightly depending on size chosen). This particular plate is a “Stand Alone” plate which means that it meets NIJ Level IV standards when used alone as opposed to the ICW or “In Conjunction With” plates that achieve their rating protection when used with Level IIIA soft armor. This plate is rated to stop 30-06 caliber armor piercing rounds and all lesser threats. Level IV protection is the highest designation of protection rated by the NIJ in the small arms category.
Each Level IV Stand Alone plate is manufactured in the USA and is finished in a black Cordura protective covering.
The polyethylene Stand Alone Side Plate fits most standard carrier side pouches and is available in 5″ x 8″, 6″ x 6″, and 6″ x 8″ sizes. This plate comes with a 5 year warranty.