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Our partnership with DFNDR Armor® was built on the shared belief that every American should have the ability to purchase armor. The DFNDR Armor Rifle Rated Level IIIX system was developed as a special threat cross over between level III and IV capability that defeats light Armor Piercing ammunition such as the 7.62x39 API, the 5.56x45 M855 A1 and the 7.62x54R LPS threats. This system is NIJ Certified and also rated to defeat the 5.56x45 M855 (SS109) Green Tip, Mild Steel Core Chinese and PS Ball Russian 7.62x39 AK-47 threats and standard steel jacketed/lead core .308 and copper jacketed/lead core 7.62, .223 and 5.56 threats at a much lower weight per plate than a level IV system.

DFNDR Armor incorporates a Crystalline Ceramic Strike Face and Strike Core supported by a proprietary System Structural Reinforcement technology to enhance multi-hit ability. The backing support 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 hard stand-alone armor system and equipped with Spall-Tek to further reduce deflection of projectile fragments. The armor plates are designed with a multi-curve profile to provide an ergonomic and comfortable fitting armor system that is intended to wear against your body all day.

This system is independently tested to the NIJ 0101.06 protocol at NIJ Certified Ballistic Labs in a Stand-Alone Configuration.

NOTE: By making a purchase you acknowledge and agree to the following Terms and Conditions: Are 18 years or older; Are a Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States; Have no felony convictions; Have not been convicted of any other crime that would restrict your ability to purchase or possess body armor under any federal laws, state laws, province, or territory; Do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose; Will not transport the body armor out of the United States; Are not purchasing the body armor on behalf of another person or organization to avoid compliance with these Terms and Conditions. Non-law enforcement residents of Connecticut are prohibited from purchasing body armor. If you have any questions about your DFNDR armor purchase through HSP’s offering please contact DFNDR Customer Service directly at Contact Us or read DFNDR’s FAQ. All purchases of Body Armor are subject to the following DFNDR Armor policies:

Item Comes With

  • (1) DFNDR Armor Level IIIX Body Armor Plate

Note: DFNDR Armor plates are sold individually, not in pairs.


  • Large Size Plate: 10.25“ (L) x 13.25“ (W) x 1.1“ (H)
  • Large Size Plate: 6.0 lb (individual plate)


  • Multi-curve SAPI profile
  • Strike face and strike core are constructed from a crystalline ceramic (System Structural Reinforcement technology to enhance multi-hit ability)
  • Backing support is constructed from an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber bound with a resin matrix and Spall-Tek (reduces deflection of projectile fragments)
  • Proudly made in the USA