GTS now manufactures all GTS standard, edge-to-edge, expanded and FLEX armor in our facility located in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. OA+ Series plates (outsourced labor) will be clearly marked. Every plate we build and sell is equipped with.
Vacuum bagging for a consistent adhesive layer thickness. High-tech, super strong but elastic adhesives between all plate layers. Thermoplastic aramid and carbon fiber hybrid and/or UHMWPE strike face treatments that arrest ceramic cracking and reduce ceramic fragments (built in, highly effective spall control). We don't just control ceramic "spall" or fragments - we utilize ceramic crack arresting technology within our plate design and contstruction. Level of "spall" ceramic fragment control: This item is equipped with basic ceramic particle control which is adequate when worn in a quality carrier.For a comprehensive solution (special operation or close quarters missions), please see our "high performance" plate products. Transparency about our product and build techniques, quality, reliability and performance unrivaled at this price point. High-performance, comfortable - the best value on the internet for an American-made item.
Weight: Approximately 7 pounds - full strike face ceramic, mosaic style coverage. Size: 10" wide x 12" tall. Swimmer's Cut: 3.5" across the top edge and full 10" width gradient within 6.
Moving from top to bottom along the plate edge, at the 6" mark, the plate maintains 10" width for 3 and then tapers into the diamond cut. Ceramic Coverage: FULL 10"x12".Covers: Can be supplied with blacked out covers or GTS covers. We can also offer OEM service, if requested. Standard: NIJ Level III+ Rifle Plate. Ballistic Material: Alumina Ceramic 99%+ pure and GTS UHMWPE Backer, thermoplastic aramid or UHMWPE trauma backers and strike face covers. Basic ceramic dust/spall control and excellent crack arresting technology.
Ballistic Performance: 30.06, 7.62x39mm AK47 MSC, 7.62X51mm M80 5.56X45 SS, 109/M855 (penetrator)/M193 and even the M855A1! Our plates have been tested at NIJ-approved labs against these threats and passed. Uter Material (cover): Durable black waterproof nylon with plate edge padding and strike face rubberized coating. Shelf Life: Minimum 5 years. Plates can be used as front or rear plates.
Make sure that the STRIKE FACE is situated toward the threat and the plate(s) is carried in a quality vest or carrier. Additional instructions located on ballistic tag(s). We use 99%+ pure alumina ceramic for increased hardness and temperature resistance. Most American "famous" plates at this price point are monolithic, 90% alumina plates. We apply American-made industrial adhesives between our ceramic tiles to bond them for increased multi-hit resistance.Superior mosaic ceramic configuration (as opposed to monolithic) allows for multi-hits without performance deterioration of surrounding ceramics. This is enhanced by using high-strength, American-made adhesives on the strike face and thermoplastic aramid or UHMWPE. This model complies with NIJ Standard 0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor.
This is NOT a military item. This is a level III hard armor plate (non-military).This item is manufactured by GTS in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. We comply with every line of the policy. Items identified on the US Munitions List found in the ITAR Part 121 that are allowed such as commercially available body armor, firearm scopes, and night vision goggles must follow all applicable laws and meet all of the following criteria. Body armor is allowed if. It isn't military issued (complied with - see above). It's a level I, II, or III body armor or Small Arms Protection Insert (SAPI) plate which is included in the listing (complied with - see above).