Active Violence Solution’s NIJ Certified 10″ x 12″ Level III plate is constructed of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWP), otherwise known as pure polyethylene (PE). The plate uses a new pressing technique that keeps it lightweight and durable. While all of the products we sell are independently lab tested and conform to NIJ standards for their corresponding level of protection, the Active Violence Solution (AVS) level III plate is specifically tested, and NIJ 0101.06 certified. You will find the current certification listed on the NIJ’s website under the manufacture originating company, Longfri Technologies Co., Ltd. Most body armor consumers and agencies don’t require their anti-ballistic protection to be officially certified with the NIJ as long as there’s documentation that lab testing conforms to the NIJ standard. If this is your situation, you might consider other level III plates from different manufacturers on our website. Some of these plates weight slightly less, have different cut or curvature options, or different protective coatings. However, for those needing a high quality and robust NIJ certified plate at a great value, the AVS Level III PE plate is the perfect choice. The photos of the test plate demonstrate how the plate was shot with 13 rounds of 5.56×45 mm, two of which were green tip M855 rounds. There was expected deformation of the plate, but there was no complete penetration through the backside.
This 10″ x 12″ PE plate weighs only 3.5 lbs and is 1.1″ thick. It has a single curve profile and is positively buoyant. It’s multi-hit capable of defeating rifle threats up 5.56×45 M193 at 3150 FPS, 7.62×39 AK-47 Ball ammo at 2380 FPS feet per second, 7.62 x 51 M80 NATO rounds, and all lesser rifle, pistol, and shotgun threats. The plate is sealed in a 600D Cordura water resistant covering and has a 10-year warranty. The certified plate is also available in other size dimensions such as 11″ x 14″, 6″ x 6″ as a side plate, or 10″ x 12″ in a rectangular cut. If you don’t see the size you want listed as a separate product on our website, please contact us to see if we have something available.