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ICW4SSP™ Level IV+ Silicon Carbide Side

Uncompromising protection for the most hostile environments

Protect yourself from the side.

This ICW plate is intended solely for use in combination with Type IIIA soft armor panel/backbone – proving maximum ballistic protection on and off the battlefield while remaining as lightweight as possible. 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

In Conjunction With Level IIIA insert
7.62×63 AP M2
7.62×54 API B-32 / MSC LPS (Dragunov)

Stand Alone
5.56×45 M855A1 / M855 / SS109 / FMJ M193
5.45×39 AP 7N10 / MSC 7N6 (AK-74)
7.62×39 API BZ / MSC M43, 57-N-231 (AK-47, AKM)
7.62×51 FMJ M80
7.62×63 JSP

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 bullet by engulphing the projectile – 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 and super-strong Silicone Carbide ceramic this ballistic plate backbone is on the bleeding edge of body armor. This heavy-duty material combination ensures maximum durability and protection.

Stay Intact

When struck by a bullet the ceramic elements shatters into potentially dangerous fragments, absorbing kinetic energy in the process. To combat this our plates incorporate a special polyurethane coating, ensuring all-ceramic fragments remail safely contained and helping absorb additional shock.

Features

  • 1.Priced per pair plates
  • 2.Optimal balance between protection, weight, and affordability
  • 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), 5.56×45 M855A1
  • 5.Lightweight and ergonomic
  • 6.single-curved body shaped
  • 7.Can be used for both the chest and the back
  • 8.Available as ICW (in conjunction with) and STA (Stand Alone) design
  • 9.Same composite is available as body plates and shoulder plates
  • 10.Multi-hit capability for over 3 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

FAQ

Are prices listed for a pair plates?

Yes.

What is the advantage of ICW4SSP™ over other UARM™ plates?

The ICW4SP™ offers the highest possible body armor protection level while simultaneously being the lightest in its class. Silicone Carbide plates are the lightest of them all, and the ICW model, together with accompanying soft armor panel, is 12% lighter than the Stand Alone version.

How many hits can an armor plate withstand?

Armor plates are tested under the NIJ standard to withstand up to 3 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.

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.

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

Yes.
The UARM™ ICW4SSP™ hard plates are ergonomically designed to fit equally well on the left and on the right sides.

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.

Why is the weight of the armor important?

Especially over extended missions, every pound counts. Because the ICW4SSP 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 the DSTU 8782:2018. against Soviet/Russian ammunition.

ICW4SSP™ Level IV+ Silicon Carbide Side

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