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The DFNDR Level III+ rifle plate is NIJ 0101.06 Certified and lightweight at only 2.5 lbs per plate, for a size medium (10×12). This armor system is special threat tested to defeat the 7.62x51mm steel jacket NATO M80, 5.56x45mm M193, 7.62x39mm Ball, MSC Chinese, and the 7.62x39mm PS Ball Russian.




Certified to meet and/or exceed NIJ 0101.06 Standard

Click here to view the NIJ Certification Letter

V50 Data: 3,284 ft/s
Average back deformation: under 30mm BFD from the 7.62x51mm steel jacket NATO M80 threat.

Official testing data is available for military, law enforcement, and first responders.

Displayed are the special threats our armor is rated to stop.

Tactical / Military Ammunition
– 7.62x51mm M80
– 7.62x39mm PS Ball Russian
– 7.62x39mm MSC Chinese
– 7.62x39mm Ball
– 5.56x45mm M193

Sporting Ammunition: 7.62x39mm Ball, 7.62x51mm M80 Ball, .308 Winchester, 12 Gauge 3”, Magnum 00 Buck, 12 Gauge 1oz Slugs

Self Protection Ammunition: .22LR, 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 10mm, .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum


This hard armor plate is a designed with multi curvatures (multi-curve) to provide an ergonomic and comfortable fitting armor system against your body. This armor system is equipped with state of the art trauma reduction technology to dramatically minimize the energy of an impact.

The DFNDR Level III+ Rifle Plate is tested at muzzle velocities which are listed in the below ‘threat profile’ table and describes the rated ammunition this armor system will defeat. DFNDR Armor is engineered with the highest grade of ballistic materials; an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber bound with a resin matrix, to make it a rigid hard stand alone armor system. This armor system is tested at muzzle velocities, mitigates spall and deflection.



The ammunition listed in this threat profile is defeated by our level III+ rifle armor at muzzle velocities. This plate is NIJ 0101.06 Certified and meets/exceeds the standards for back face deformation (trauma to the body).


The DFNDR LEVEL and III+ Armor System has been tested and recommended by the members of the NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION.

2 reviews for

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John John. NY.

    I wear their Level III+ plates daily, weighing 2.5 pounds per plate they are much lighter than any other I’ve owned. Secondly I was able to torture test this plate to see first hand its capabilities at my department.

    We started off with running a custom .308 bolt gun at 150 yards with Federal Premium 168 grain Matchking BTHP ammo. The plate stopped the round dead center with minimal backface deformation.
    We then went in at 15 yards with an M16. I went 3 shot bursts running Hornady 55 gr. TAP FPD ammo. The plate took 12 rds spread out again stopping all. Finally, we ran my Sig MPX 9mm with Speer Gold Dot 124 gr.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charles CA

    I currently have a set of level III+ plates from DFNDR. I use them now daily for work, and I previously had steel plates I carried everyday. DFNDR is a night and day difference from my previous steel plates. The weight and comfort of the DFNDR plates allow me to move easier, faster and I’ve noticed much less back pain as well. This armor is extremely comfortable and I highly recommend it to anyone, its worth it!

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