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CPE Lightweight Armour Plate, NIJ III+ Stand Alone

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An extremely lightweight bulletproof plate for plate carriers and body armor vests. NIJ III+ means these stop the most common "bad guy" guns out there. A single plate weighs only 1.65 kg / 3.6 lbs, which means a pair of these is 3 kg / 6.6 lbs lighter than a pair of ceramic NIJ IV plates! Weight really makes a difference when you want to stay agile and alert for extended periods. On top of all these are waterproof, perfect for maritime use! These plates are also NIJ-0101.06 standard compliant. Price is PER PLATE and NOT a SET.

  • NIJ III+, stops 7.62x39 and 7.62x54 FMJ and mild steel core rounds.
  • 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 cm / 3/4".
  • Multicurved: contours comfortably to the body.
  • Waterproof construction, perfect for prolonged maritime use.
  • Weight: 1.67 kg / 3.6 lbs.
  • Material: hardened Dyneema a.k.a. UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene).

NIJ III+ level protection

The NIJ 101.06 standard level III is tested with six hits from a 7.62 NATO rifle. In short, it offers protection from common non-AP rifle rounds.

The suffix + is used by many manufacturers to market plates that offer more protection than just the standard it exceeds. In this case, the extra protection you get is against these rounds:

  • 7.62x39 AP
  • 5.56x45 mm M193

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
.30-06 AP FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL OK

 

 

LRN Lead Round Nose
FMJ Full Metal Jacket
RN Round Nose
JSP Jacketed Soft Point
SJHP Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point
AP Armour-Piercing

 

Made by CPE Production

CPE (Combat Protective Equipment) is a Finnish manufacturer of military and law enforcement equipment, specializing in body armor and riot control gear. CPE´s gear is used by military and law enforcement both domestic and foreign. CPE test shoots their plates in their own laboratory to guarantee the quality. The manufacturer's warranty is five years from the date of manufacture.