Though all body armors are made of strong ballistic materials, most of hard body armor plates are quite heavy thus increasing the burden on the individual wearing them and reducing their efficiency and speed. Considering the level of dangers faced by police officers and other dangerous jobs, the need to act swiftly is most important when faced in gunfire.
These polyethylene armor plates come in level III with size of 25x30cm and 10x12inch, these polyethylene plates are ultra-light armor plates, weighing only 1.5kg which is relatively quite less compared to the ceramic armor plates. Each armor plate is designed to protect against a distinct range of projectiles and velocities, this plate is rated level III and shielding against rifle fire as 7.62 and 5.56mm ammunitions.
Type III protection rating is meant to provide a superior ballistic protection, however in most cases ballistic level III protection be enough especially when there no armor piercing bullets be fired at your direction, but for armor piercing bullets you need level IV armor plate. Unfortunately polyethylene plates do not come in level IV as ceramic plates for affordable price.
Another advantage of polyethylene plates, that they made from solid one piece hard material and they do not crack or get broken as easy as ceramic plates when they get hit from falling on the ground or get hit by another object.
Level III protection is suitable for law enforcement officers (mostly SWAT teams) who are assigned to the job of countering terrorism or for military use, the composite material of polyethylene plates are appropriate for this kind of task as they give protection against assault rifle rounds with low weight ratio. These plates will provide hard armor level III rating at lower weight, these plates made for people with need to have light body armor to have the mobility to do the job.
In today’s era, institutions and government face constant civil unrest, a political disorder as well as terrorism. These circumstances give rise to the use of very effective body armor, allowing for the provision of sufficient protection in times of danger.