Warrior Trail Consulting unveils its newest innovation in military training armor by announcing a line of non-ballistic body armor plates, providing a unique addition to the military training and technology community. The U.S.-manufactured products provide low-cost training alternatives that can potentially save military services millions of dollars by avoiding damage and wear to expensive ballistic body armor plates. Warrior Trail’s non-ballistic body armor plates match the size, shape, weight and rigidity of the Interceptor Ballistic Armor (IBA) style plates used by U.S. military forces worldwide. Each Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert (E-SAPI) and Enhanced Side Ballistic Insert (ESBI) training plate is manufactured from rigid PVC material that is impervious to damage by impact, shock, water, mud, fuels or other contaminants. Plates can be easily washed and reused indefinitely.
Warrior Trail training plates are indistinguishable from the IBA style ballistic plates when worn in Outer Tactical Vests (OTVs) or plate carriers during training. Yet, these new training plates are inexpensive, generally costing less than one-tenth the price of ballistic armor. The high cost of technical inspections required to detect and repair damaged ballistic plates is avoided. Other costs associated with acquiring, maintaining, and disposing of sensitive items are completely eliminated. Warrior Trail training body armor is ideally suited for basic and advanced combat training, ROTC, non-commissioned and officer training schools, service academies and special operations units.