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Aluminium Oxide Ceramic Armour Plates (SAPI)

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250mm x 300mm / III / Single

At Strategic Armour Solutions, we take pride in offering high-quality products in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE) and tactical gear. We prioritize superior craftsmanship, durability, and functionality in our products. Whether you are looking for body armor, helmets, ballistic plates, or other protective gear, we strive to deliver products that meet rigorous industry standards and provide reliable protection.

Innovation and research are at the core of what we do at Strategic Armour Solutions. We invest in continuous research and development efforts to enhance the performance and effectiveness of our products. By staying at the forefront of technological advancements and utilizing cutting-edge materials, we offer state-of-the-art protective gear that meets evolving industry standards. Our focus on innovation ensures that our customers benefit from the latest advancements in personal protection and tactical equipment.

Our team at Strategic Armour Solutions consists of experts with extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of personal protection and tactical gear. We understand the unique needs and challenges faced by professionals in military, law enforcement, and security sectors. This expertise allows us to provide tailored solutions and guidance to our customers, ensuring they make informed decisions when selecting the right protective gear. Our commitment to customer support and knowledge sharing sets us apart in the industry.


NIJ Level IIIA is designed to stop .357 Sig FMG FN bullets traveling at a velocity of ~1470 ft/s and .44 Magnum SJHP rounds at a velocity of ~1430 ft/s. The updates for 0101.07 HG2 include testing requirements for 9mm FMJ with a velocity of ~1470 ft/s and changed the .44 MAG test to a JHP (jacketed hollow point) with the same velocity requirements.

NIJ Level III rifle plates are designed to stop six spaced hits of 7.62x51mm NATO FMJ M80 at a velocity of ~2780 ft/s. Level III+ is a designation that the industry has adopted to show the capabilities of armour beyond the NIJ Level III testing. This indicates that the plate can withstand higher velocity rounds plus additional threats such as M855 and M193. The NIJ intends to address this in establishing the RF2 category of the 0101.07 standard.

NIJ Level IV are the highest rated armour plates under the NIJ standards. They are designed to take one hit from an Armour Piercing 30.06 traveling at a velocity of 2880 ft/s. This test will remain the same for the 0101.07 standard.



UHMWPE/Ceramic Armour Plate (SAPI)

250×300 - Single - III - 2.3kg

250×300 - Multi - III - 2.2kg

250×300 - Single - IV - 2.85kg

250×300 - Multi - IV - 2.75kg

280×360 - Single - III - 3.1kg

280×360 - Multi - III - 3.05kg

280×360 - Single - IV - 3.9kg

280×360 - Multi - IV - 3.85kg

UHMWPE Lightweight Armour Plate (SAPI)

250×300 - Single - III - 1.6kg

250×300 - Multi - III - 1.6kg

280×360 - Single - III - 2.2kg

280×360 - Multi - III - 2.2kg

250×300 - Single - IIIA - 0.5kg

250×300 - Multi - IIIA - 0.5kg

280×360 - Single - IIIA - 0.7kg

280×360 - Multi - IIIA - 0.7kg

250×300 - SOFT INSERT - IIIA - 0.5kg

280×360 - SOFT INSERT - IIIA - 0.6kg

Silicon Carbide Ceramic Armour Plate (SAPI)

250×300 - Single - III - 1.95kg

250×300 - Multi - III - 1.9kg

250×300 - Single - IV - 2.45kg

250×300 - Multi - IV - 2.4kg

280×360 - Single - III - 2.55kg

280×360 - Multi - III - 2.5kg

280×360 - Single - IV - 3.35kg

280×360 - Multi - IV 3.3kg

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Strategic Armour Solutions offers a high-quality SAPI (Small Arms Protective Insert) armour plate designed for personal protection. This armour plate is made using a combination of UHMWPE (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) and ALO (Aluminium Oxide) materials, which provide exceptional ballistic resistance.

The SAPI armour plate is available in two sizes: 250mm x 300mm and 280mm x 360mm. These sizes are designed to fit standard plate carriers and provide coverage to vital areas of the body.

The armour plate has been rigorously tested and certified by independent authorities to meet the standards set by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and SANS 1658:2007. This ensures that the plate offers reliable protection against various ballistic threats commonly encountered in law enforcement, military, and security applications.

The use of UHMWPE and ALO materials in the construction of the armour plate provides several advantages. UHMWPE is known for its high strength-to-weight ratio, offering excellent protection while keeping the overall weight of the plate relatively low. ALO, on the other hand, is a ceramic material that enhances the plate's hardness and resistance to penetration.

The combination of these materials results in a lightweight and durable armour plate that can effectively stop projectiles, such as bullets, and mitigate the potential damage caused by ballistic threats.

Overall, Strategic Armour Solutions' SAPI armour plate made of UHMWPE and ALO is a reliable and certified option for individuals or organizations seeking enhanced personal protection against ballistic threats. Its rigorous testing and use of advanced materials ensure that it meets the highest standards of performance and safety.

NIJ Standards

Our understanding and use of body armour has placed us in a strong position to know what is required and how best to meet those needs.  In this range we provide plates at NIJ safety standards threat levels III and IV.