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Advanced Level III+ Shooter's Cut AR550 Spartan Armor Single Plate

Regular price $ 125.00

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PRODUCT DETAILS

Level III+ Spartan AR550 Armor

We’ve taken our Level III Body Armor to a NEW level! Spartan Armor Systems™ is pleased to introduce our AR550 Body Armor!  With a 10% increase in ballistic core hardness, our level III+ AR550 armor defeats higher velocity threats such as XM193, M855, and M80! We’re special rifle threat validated! 

Our AR550 body armor is NIJ level III rated but has undergone special threat testing to achieve a level III+ rating, click here to learn more. NIJ Certification applies to AR550 Shooters and Swimmers Cut Single Curve Full Coat armor plates. 

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Our AR550 armor hits the “sweet spot” in the Brinnell Hardness (BHN) range. With a core hardness of approximately 545-560 BHN, we have found our  ballistically rated variant of AR550 that we use is perfect for defeating higher velocity threats, while not exposing the armor plate to extreme stress due to forming.

Our AR550 Level III+ armor has our GEN2 lower cut radius. With a 10% increase in core hardness, this ballistic grade steel perfectly hits the “sweet spot”. It’s much harder than AR500, but not too hard to cause severe stress while forming.

Our AR550 Spartan Body Armor now has the option of Advanced Triple Curve (ATC). An industry FIRST! Spartan Armor Systems™ is proud to be the FIRST in the industry to commercially offer triple-curved AR550 body armor. With higher velocity rifle threats commonly present throughout the United States, we’ve developed this AR550 armor to specifically defeat some common threats such as 5.56 x 45 XM193, 5.56 x 45 M855 /SS109 and 7.62 x 51 (.308 Winchester) at a rated velocity of 3,100 fps or less. Additionally, we’ve successfully defeated these threat profiles from Close Quarters Battle (CQB) distances…repeatedly!

 

Size:  Choose from 8″ x 10″, 10″ x 12″, or 11″ x 14″

Configuration:   This armor comes as a single plate.

Level III+ Side Plates:   Choose from either 6″ x 6″ (small) or 6″ x 8″ (large)

Chest Plate Weight (per plate):    8×10 approximately 6lbs 1oz (full coat), 10×12 approximately 8lbs 1 oz (base coat), 8lbs 14oz (full coat), 11×14 approximately 11lbs 7oz (full coat).

Side Plate Weight (per plate):    6×6 approximately 2lbs 9oz (base coat), 2lbs 11oz (full coat), 6×8 approximately 3lbs 6 oz (base coat), 3lbs 12oz (full coat).

Swimmers Cut: New product, weights to come.

Thickness:   .25″ AR550 plus approximately .25″ coating makes this slim profile plate overall .5-.6″ in total thickness

Please see our FAQ for weight specifications and other questions you may have.

As with all of our AR550 products, we only use the highest grade of AR550 to manufacture our armor!  Remember, not all body armor is created equal! Read our “FAQ” to find out more about the AR550 Armor we use to construct our body armor!

Our AR550 armor hits the “sweet spot” in the Brinnell Hardness (BHN) range. With a core hardness of approximately 545-560 BHN, we have found our  ballistically rated variant of AR550 that we use is perfect for defeating higher velocity threats, while not exposing the armor plate to extreme stress due to forming.

 

Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) - US Export Regulations:

Level III and IV rifle rated body armor (Rifle Plates) fall under jurisdiction of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and are subject to the export control laws of the US Government. Export or re-transfer of Rifle Plates by any means to any foreign end user or for any other end use, whether in the US or abroad without written approval of the US Department of Commerce or Department of State is prohibited.

The sale, transfer, transportation, or shipment outside of the US of any product prohibited or restricted for export without complying with US export control laws and regulations, including proper export licensing, documentation or authorization, is strictly prohibited and may result in civil penalties and/or constitute a federal crime. Spartan Armor Systems, TK Armor Systems, LLC will not engage in any transaction that requires the illegal export of any products and will not assist directly or indirectly with the illegal export or re-export of any products.

 

See A Comparison of Our Full Line of Body Armor:

Spartan Armor Systems Body Armor Guide - AR500, AR550, AR650, Ceramic Composite

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