Serious protection with a trivial weight

Protect yourself from the side.

At UARM™, we don’t settle for compromises, and neither should you. This pair of ICW plates is intended solely for use in combination with a soft armor panel/backbone – offering the lowest weight possible for protection on the side of your plate carrier from common handgun and rifle threats. Compatible with most cummerbunds mounted side plate pouches. Sold in pairs.

ICW Classification

Classified as an ICW (In Conjunction With) plate, to reach the highest protection level, this plate should be used in combination with NIJ 0101.06 Type IIIA soft-armor backbone. Utilizing the protection of said soft-armor, ICW plates can be made thinner and lighter than their stand-alone counterparts. Specifically for use in soft-armor lined vests/carriers, this plate helps you save weight, and increase mobility.

Adapt To Your Environment

Our armor plates cover a wide range of ballistic threats from handguns to high-powered rifles – find which protection level suits your needs.

In Conjunction With Level IIIA insert
7.62×51 FMJ M80
5.56×45 FMJ M193
5.45×39 MSC 7N6 (AK-74)
7.62×39 MSC 57-N-231 (AK-47, AKM)

Tested in NIJ-accredited and DSTU certified laboratories independently.

Shock Absorption

Unlike traditional solutions, our ballistic plates are designed to absorb the kinetic kick delivered from a bulled by engulphing the projectile and simultaneously eliminating ricochet. This means you can keep fighting even after taking multiple hits.

Advanced Armor Materials

Your armor could save your life, so know it like the back of your hand. Utilizing a unique UHMWPE molding technique, our ballistic plates backbones are on the bleeding edge of body armor – ensuring maximum durability and protection with the lowest weight.


  • 1.Priced per plate
  • 2.Remarkably thin and light with optimized weight/protection/price ratio
  • 3.12% lighter than STA models of equal protection level
  • 4.In conjunction with Type IIIA soft armor backing protects against high-penetration rounds including 7.62×63 AP M2, 7.62×54 API B-32 (Dragunov)
  • 5.Can be used for both the chest and the back
  • 6.Advanced lightweight composite of UHMWPE
  • 7.Same composite is available as side plates and shoulder plates
  • 8.single-curved body shaped
  • 9.Available as ICW (in conjunction with) and STA (Stand Alone) design
  • 10.Multi-hit capability for over 6 shots
  • 11.Independently tested in an NIJ-accredited laboratory for NIJ Standard 0101.06, as well as certified laboratories according to DSTU 8835:2019 against Soviet/Russian ammunition


Are prices listed for a pair plates?


How do I determine the size of the armor plate?

By measuring your chest circumference.
With standard sizes (6″, 8″), it is made to cover your lethal zones on the torso (heart, lungs, kidneys) without extending further due to weight. To make the correct choice, you can use the Size Chart in the Tech Specs or the Determine Size at the settings screen on the top of the page.

Are the same plates used for the left side and the right?

The UARM™ ICW3USP™ hard plates are ergonomically designed to fit equally well on the left and on the right sides.
Additionally, there are specialized hard plates that are made for the shoulders (ICW3USH™) and the body (ICW3U™).

What is the advantage of ICW3USP over steel armor plates?

The most significant advantage is the absence of ricochet, as it protects both the operator, their comrades, as well as the environment of the team from secondary damage and injuries. Also, the ICW3USP is significantly lighter than any steel plate of comparable size.

What is the shelf life of armor plates?

Officially, 5 years.
The date is calculated from the manufacturing label on the back of the plate. While good maintenance and handling can preserve the plate ballistic capabilities for longer, we will only guarantee five years from manufacturing.

Do armor plates lose their protective properties after expiration?

Not instantly.
Due to chemical processes and oxidation occurring inside the composite material, the anti-ballistic capabilities of the armor plate will slowly deteriorate over time. After five years, we no longer guarantees the same level of protection and you should renew your plates as soon as possible.

How many hits can an armor plate withstand?

Armor plates are tested under the NIJ standard to withstand up to 6 consecutive hits. While that number can be greater, we can’t guarantee that result.

Is it possible to use an armor plate that has been hit by a bullet?

It is not recommended.
You may continue operations with a damaged armor plate due to composite materials that, when damaged, only a tight zone of the armor fails. Undamaged zones still offer ballistic protection. However, you will need to replace the armor plate after the mission as further use is prohibited.

Why is the weight of the armor important?

Especially over extended missions, every pound counts. Because the ICW3USP is significantly lighter than the alternatives, that weight can be used for other types of gear such as ammo or med-packs, or serve to lighten the load in general and make the operator more agile and less fatigued over time. Finally, lighter gear reduces the medical impact of carrying heavy loads on the spine and lower back, reducing the chance of chronic pain and injury.

Is it NIJ Certified?

This product has been independently tested in NIJ-accredited laboratories according to the NIJ Standard 0101.06, as well as certified laboratories according to DSTU 8782:2018. against Soviet/Russian ammunition.


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