GILLIAM TECHNICAL SERVICES - EMERALD ISLE, NC - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. GTS now manufactures all standard, edge-to-edge, expanded and FLEX armor in our facility located in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. 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 the tile and between the ceramic and the polyethylene backing material. Thermoplastic aramid 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. 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.
Size: 10" wide x 12" tall. Standard: NIJ Level III+ Rifle Plate.Ballistic Material: Alumina Ceramic 99%+ pure and GTS Spec UHMWPE Backer. Ballistic Performance: 7.62x39mm AK47 MSC, 7.62X51mm M80 5.56X45 SS, 109/M855 (penetrator)/M193, multi-hit capable. Outer Material (cover): Durable black waterproof nylon with plate edge padding and strike face rubberized coating. Shelf Life: Minimum 5 years. This is NOT a military item. This is a level III hard armor SAPI cut plate (non-military). This item is manufactured by GTS in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. This model complies with NIJ Standard 0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor. Our UHMWPE backers are heated, and compression moulded. Our backing material is not made from loose plies or superficially heated material. It is dense and it's solid. We do not use heavy E-glass backing and monolithic ceramic plates which are very heavy. Our UHMWPE backing is light, but very strong. We use 99%+ pure alumina ceramic for increased hardness and temperature resistance. We apply American-made industrial adhesives between our ceramic tiles in order 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. Price is for a single plate. Plates can be used as front or rear plates. Make sure that the "STRIKE FACE" is situated toward the threat.
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.
(complied with - see above). Body armor is allowed if. It isn't military issued.
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 and product images).