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PROTECH® Tactical Debuts New NIJ-06 Stand-Alone Type IV Armor Piercing Threat Plate

May 02, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – PROTECH® Tactical announced today the availability of their new Type IV Armor Piercing Threat Plate, the Model 2230. This new plate has satisfied the hard armor plate requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

The Model 2230 is the latest addition to the PROTECH Tactical line of hard armor plates and has been successfully tested to defeat the .30 Caliber M2-AP (Armor Piercing) round. Manufactured using a ceramic-aramid composite and featuring exclusive UNEQUAL® DEFCON™ blunt trauma reduction technology, the Model 2230 is a robust, multi-curve plate design with a military-style shooter’s cut to offer greater range of motion in the arm and upper chest area while shouldering a long arm weapon.

“The 2230 is, by far, the most advanced Type IV hard armor plate that we’ve ever developed.” said Dan McNeil, Category Director for PROTECH Tactical Armor. “During NIJ Compliance testing for V50 which requires 12 impacts of the .30 M2-AP, the independent lab didn’t get any penetrations even with velocities in excess of 600 ft/s above the top velocity of the Type IV Reference Velocity range for NIJ-06 Compliance Testing.”

This 10” x 12” high-performing plate weighs approximately 7.5 lbs., is approximately 1.15” thick and is now available for purchase.

About PROTECH® Tactical
PROTECH® Tactical has maintained the leading position in the tactical armor industry for nearly 30 years by continually pursuing its passion to create the gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. PROTECH Tactical takes pride in providing the most comprehensive offering of field proven hard and soft armor. Its cutting edge line up of ballistic tactical vests, shields, armor plates, helmets non-ballistic load-carrying systems and other accessories provide unparalleled head to toe protection. PROTECH Tactical is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor recreation/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free® and Mustang Survival®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives™, is inherent in the lifesaving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC. 

For further information, please contact:
Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302


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