Level III Stand Alone Polyethylene Hard Armor Plates


Level III Stand Alone Polyethylene Hard Armor Plates



International Armor’s Polyethylene Hard Armor Rifle Plates are manufactured using high-performance, high density polyethylene, resulting in a lightweight, durable hard armor rifle plate ideal for maritime, rugged transport, and extended duty operations.

These plates are designed to achieve NIJ Level III protection and is a “Stand Alone” plate. Stand Alone plates are designed and tested to defeat ballistic threats using the plate only.

No ballistic vest is required, as all the ballistic energy and fragments are stopped in the plate. These plates are usually used without a soft armor vest beneath in tactical operations or anti-terrorist work where the expected threats are rifle instead of handgun rounds, or if the wearing of vest beneath is considered too cumbersome.

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  • Lightweight
  • Multi-Hit capability
  • Excellent stopping power
  • Positive buoyancy (floats) for maritime operations
  • Vibration resistant
  • Extremely durable
  • Drop resistant
  • Withstands extreme climates
  • Moisture/salt water resistant
  • Stands up to harsh use

International Armor’s Polyethylene Hard Armor Rifle Plates are designed to defeat multiple rifle rounds from the following:

NIJ Threat level III: 6 rounds of 7.62 × 51mm NATO ball ammunition and lesser threats, such as:

  • 7.62 × 39mm mild steel core, AK-47 at 0 meters
  • 5.56 × 45mm M193 ball at 0 meters
  • 5.45 × 39mm Russian ball at 0 meters
  • 12 gauge slug at 0 meters
  • .30 carbines
  • Grenade shrapnel



  • Size – 10″x12″ (25.4 cm x 30.48 cm)
    • Weight – 3.4 lbs. (1.5 kg)
    • Thickness – 1.18 inches (3 cm)
  • Size – 8″x10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
    • Weight – 2.2 lbs. (1 kg)
    • Thickness – .87 inches (2.2 cm)