CPE Diamond armour plate, NIJ III++ ICW
A class III++ In Conjunction With (needs IIIA level soft armour backing) ceramic armour plate. Standard 25 x 30 cm size, approx. 2 cm thick, multicurved shape for comfort. Weight 1,90 kg.
- NIJ III++, designed to stop the "infamous" 5,56x45mm SS109
- ICW NIJ IIIA*.
- SAPI cut, dimensions 25 x 30 cm. Thickness 2 cm
- Multicurved: contours comfortably to the body
- Weight: 1,90 kg
- Material: Silicon Carbide
*ICW - In Conjunction With - IIIA: This armour plate requires soft NIJ IIIA armour backing to reach the specified level of protection! For example a SAPI cut NIJ IIIA insert. The manufacturer has not tested or specified any protection level for ICW plates used alone without NIJ IIIA backing.
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|
NIJ III++ is not an "official" NIJ level, but one of many "better than III" levels that manufacturers use to distinguish their plates from the standard III and IV level ones. III++ level plates are tested to take multiple hits of the SS109 cartridge.
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 six years from the date of manufacture.
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