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Silicon Carbide 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 SAPI (Small Arms Protective Insert) armour plates made of a combination of UHMWPE (Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene) and SIC (Silicon Carbide). These armour plates are designed to provide high-level protection against various small arms threats.

The SAPI armour plates are available in two different sizes: 250mm x 300mm and 280mm x 360mm, providing options to suit different body armour configurations. The dimensions are carefully chosen to offer optimal coverage and protection to the wearer.

These armour plates have undergone rigorous testing and certification to ensure their effectiveness. They are tested according to the standards set by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and SANS 1658:2007. The NIJ is a widely recognized authority in the field of armour testing, while SANS 1658:2007 is a South African National Standard that provides requirements for the ballistic resistance of body armour.

By meeting these testing and certification standards, the SAPI armour plates from Strategic Armour Solutions demonstrate their ability to withstand ballistic threats and offer reliable protection to the wearer.

The combination of UHMWPE and SIC materials in the construction of these armour plates provides a balance between lightweight design and high-level protection. UHMWPE is known for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making it an ideal choice for body armor. SIC, on the other hand, is a hard ceramic material that enhances the plate's ability to defeat certain types of projectiles.

Overall, Strategic Armour Solutions' SAPI armor plates made of UHMWPE and SIC offer a reliable and tested solution for personal protection against small arms threats, meeting industry standards and providing peace of mind to the wearer.

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.