SSI-Guardian 3I5


Guardian Hard Armor Plates™ are designed and manufactured in the USA according to strict quality guidelines using state of the art manufacturing equipment and processes. Built to exceed military and law enforcement standards. When it comes to weight, performance, and cost there is no comparison. Guardian plates are designed to withstand ballistic and shrapnel threats of all types based on level of protection. Hard Armor plates can be used in a variety of carriers including soft armor vests, plate carriers, and various EOD type suits. Guardian plates are versatile and help to improve chances of rifle protection when worn by operators from military, law enforcement, and other security personnel.



The Guardian 3I5™ is our next generation of NIJ 0101.06 independently tested products and is designed to defeat Level III threats from high velocity rifle rounds when used in–conjunction with a Level IIIA soft armor vest. The 3I5 is an extremely lightweight SAPI style law enforcement special operations hard armor plate with proprietary advanced ballistic matrix material components.

Ballistic Performance

• Protection Level: Level III ICW Level IIIA soft armor
• Ceramic and UHMWPE: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
• Threat Compliant: 9.6 g (148 gr) 7.62x51mm NATO M80 ball bullets
at a velocity of 847 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (2780 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also
provides protection against the threats mentioned in (Types I, IIA, II,
and IIIA).



• Exterior Cover: 1000D Cordura®, Textured Nylon
• Shape & Cut: Single Curve, Multi Curve, Full Cut, Shooter Cut,
and SAPI
• Thinness: 1.00″ +/- .10″
Size Chart

All sizes are measured in inches and weights vary depending on cut. Please note: HighCom 10” x 12” shooters cut and multi curve shooters cut plates are considered nominal and the actual measurement is 9.5” x 11.5”.

Size Shape Cut Weight (lbs/kg)
5 x 7 Single Curve Full Cut 1.4 / .68
5 x 8 Single Curve Full Cut 1.6 / .71
6 x 6 Single Curve Full Cut 1.3 / .59
6 x 8 Single Curve Full Cut 1.8 / .83
8 x 10 Single Curve Full Cut 3 / 1.38
8 x 10 Single Curve Shooters Cut 3 / 1.34
10 x 12 Single Curve Full Cut 4.5 / 2.1
10 x 12 Single Curve Shooters Cut 3.8 / 1.74
7¼ x 11½ Multi Curve SAPI (XS) 3.2 / 1.45
8¾ x 11¾ Multi Curve SAPI (S) 4.0 / 1.80
9½ x 12½ Multi Curve SAPI (M) 4.6 / 2.08
10 x 13¼ Multi Curve SAPI (L) 5.3 / 2.40
11 x 14 Multi Curve SAPI (XL) 6.0 / 2.74


5 years on all ballistic material excluding exterior cover
1 year on exterior cover material and workmanship