PROTECH Tactical, a part of The Safariland Group

Type IV Armor Piercing Threat Plate (Model 2230)

PROTECH Tactical announced the availability of their new Type IV Armor Piercing Threat Plate, the Model 2230. This new plate has satisfied the hard armor plate requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

The Model 2230 is the latest addition to the PROTECH Tactical line of hard armor plates and has been successfully tested to defeat the .30 Caliber M2-AP (Armor Piercing) round. Manufactured using a ceramic-aramid composite and featuring exclusive UNEQUAL DEFCON blunt trauma reduction technology, the Model 2230 is a robust, multi-curve plate design with a military-style shooter’s cut to offer greater range of motion in the arm and upper chest area while shouldering a long arm weapon.

“The 2230 is, by far, the most advanced Type IV hard armor plate that we’ve ever developed.” said Dan McNeil, Category Director for PROTECH Tactical Armor. “During NIJ Compliance testing for V50 which requires 12 impacts of the .30 M2-AP, the independent lab didn’t get any penetrations even with velocities in excess of 600 ft/s above the top velocity of the Type IV Reference Velocity range for NIJ-06 Compliance Testing.”

This 10” x 12” high-performing plate weighs approximately 7.5 lbs., is approximately 1.15” thick and is now available for purchase. 

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