A ceramic NIJ level IV stand-alone armor plate, SAPI cut, therefore compatible with most body armor vests and plate carriers out there. As a stand-alone plate this is an easy choice when you want the highest level of protection without having to think about soft armor backers.One plate in the package. Price is per PLATE, Not for a SET.
- NIJ IV, stops armour piercing rifle rounds such as the 30-06 AP and armour piercing Russian 7,62x54R
- Stand Alone: does not require soft armour backing to reach the specified level of protection
- SAPI cut, dimensions 25 x 30 cm / 10" x 12". Thickness 2,20 cm / 7/8"
- Multicurved: contours comfortably to the body
- Weight: 3,00 kg / 6.6 lbs.
- Material: Alumina
NIJ IV level protection
The NIJ 101.06 standard level IV is the highest possible rating. It offers protection from virtually all rifle rounds, including AP bullets. The better protection from AP rounds is a trade-off, however: in addition to the increased weight, NIJ IV is not specified to protect from six hits, as NIJ III is.
If you are unfamiliar with the NIJ rating system check out this chart for further reference.
|Caliber||NIJ IIA||NIJ II||NIJ IIIA||NIJ III||NIJ IV|
|.22 LR LRN||OK||OK||OK||OK||OK|
|.380 ACP FMJ RN||OK||OK||OK||OK||OK|
|9x19 mm FMJ RN||OK (341 m/s)||OK (367 m/s)||OK (436 m/s)||OK||OK|
|.357 Mag JSP||FAIL||OK||OK||OK||OK|
|.44 Mag SJHP||FAIL||FAIL||OK||OK||OK|
|7.62 NATO FMJ||FAIL||FAIL||FAIL||OK||OK|
|LRN||Lead Round Nose|
|FMJ||Full Metal Jacket|
|JSP||Jacketed Soft Point|
|SJHP||Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point|
Made by CPE
CPE is a large scale manufacturer of protective kit, they supply stuff to the Finnish military and law enforcement institutions both domestic and foreign. Finland is a country of high wages and high precision & quality - you can probably get cheaper plates made in China (provided you find a webshop that actually delivers), but this is a plate you can actually trust your life in. The manufacturer's warranty is five years from the date of manufacture.