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RMA Defense Level III Multi-Curve NIJ .06 Certified Hard Armor Plate

RMA Defense Level III Multi-Curve NIJ .06 Certified Hard Armor Plate

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RMA Level III Multi-Curve NIJ .06 Certified Hard Armor Plate

*Manufacturer's Notes: Lead time 8-10 weeks


Have you been looking for a hard armor plate to defeat the m855, that’s also lightweight, AND affordable? Well this plate is the new standard for the Level III+ rating.

RMA’s Level III+ (models #1091-1094) multi-curve plates are specifically tested to meet the new standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice. And with RMA’s III+ plates, there’s no confusion to what a III+ should be. After all, the new standard for III+ plates is the ability to defeat the m855, xm193, 7.62×39 MSC and the .308 M80 NATO round, which this plate does with flying colors.

If you’re looking for a lightweight armor plate that is affordable in price yet sets the standards in ballistic performance, this plate is for you.

Product Details:

  • Low Cost
  • Stand Alone
  • Multi-Curve, SAPI/ESAPI-Cut
  • Thickness: 1.1″
  • Polyethylene
  • 600 Denier Water Resistant Cover
  • Positive Buoyancy
  • NIJ 0101.06 Certified
  • Made in Centerville, IA – USA


  • Small (Model #1061): 8.75″ x 11.75″ – 3.07 lbs. (1.39 kg)
  • Medium (Model #1062): 9.50″ x 12.50″ – 3.48 lbs. (1.57 kg)
  • Large (Model #1063): 10.25″ x 13.25″ – 4.13 lbs. (1.87 kg)
  • Extra Large (Model #1064): 11.00″ x 14.00″ – 4.90 lbs (2.22 kg)
Ballistic Threat Performance Specs

Which Armor Is Right For Me?

How to Buy Armor

This may seem like something that doesn't need to be written about because the potential customers on our website know what armor they want, right? While that could be true, it's important to purchase the armor you NEED - not simply what you WANT - when it comes to a lifesaving product.

While the armor you WANT and NEED may eventually be one in the same, we want to make sure you reach the right conclusion.

Here are some of the questions and considerations you need to ask yourself when purchasing armor.

1. What common rounds am I most concerned about in my city, county or neighborhood?

This can vary greatly depending on which part of the country you live and work in. Many inner cities will likely be flush with common handgun and .556 rounds, while in rural areas, it's more common to encounter large caliber rifle rounds.

2. Will the weight of the plates I purchase allow me to be mobile enough to perform my task?

This is another critical question. Not all of us are built like Atlas with the ability to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, while still maintaining the ability to do our job.

As a law enforcement officer or member of the armed services, you already have enough weight on your belt and rig. Do you want to be weighed down just because the heaviest plate can stop the largest rounds? Or could it be beneficial to wear lighter plates, to minimize the weight of your rig, while still maintaining the ability to defeat some of the most common rifle rounds?

3. Why is there such a wide range of cost for hard armor plates?

Here's a general rule of thumb on the price of plates: the heavier the plate is, the lower the cost will be. The lighter the plate is, the higher the cost will be.

Level IV plates are typically the heaviest level of armor plate due to ceramic strike face. The ceramic strike face is important because it breaks apart the rifle round, allowing the polyethylene behind it to act like a catcher’s mitt to catch the slug and leftover fragments, as well as disperse the remaining energy from the force and speed of the round. Ceramic plays a vital part in defeating rifle rounds that possess steel core or other armor piercing capabilities.

Level III, IIIA and SRT plates are lighter because they're strictly made from an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. No ceramic is included, which results in a lighter weight plate. Please refer to our BALLISTICS CHART to see how each level of plate stacks up against a variety of common handgun and rifle rounds.


BALLISTICS. WEIGHT. COST. Those are the main considerations to make when purchasing armor. However, only two of those three factors typically line up. So you need to figure out what's most important to you.

If you want the best ballistics at the lowest weight possible, then your plate will cost more.

If you want a plate at the lowest cost plate, but the highest grade of ballistics, it's going to be a heavier plate. It's important to make the right decision when purchase a life-saving product like body armor.

Stay Safe!




**United States law restricts possession of body armor for convicted felons. Many U.S. states also have penalties for possession or use of body armor by felons. RMA Armament, Inc., is also unable to ship any body armor plates, Shields, etc. to the state of Connecticut. By purchasing body armor from RMA Armament, Inc., you are certifying that you have not been convicted of any crime that would restrict you from being able to purchase or possess body armor under any Federal or State laws. Furthermore, you are acknowledging that you do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose. RMA Armament, Inc., does reserve the right to refuse to sell body armor to any person.

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