CENTERVILLE, IA – October 17, 2017 – RMA Armament is excited to announce that its 3.3-pound Level III, model #1078 hard armor plate has earned its NIJ .06 Certification mark. With the certification, RMA now boasts three different Level III options on the National Institute of Justice’s certified product list (CPL), joining the 3.0-pound single curve model #1088 and the small-to-extra large multi-curve models #1061-1064 plates.
“Our first and foremost stated goal at RMA is to not only produce the highest quality armor on the market, but also to make it the most affordable for our brothers and sisters serving this country in law enforcement and in the military,” said RMA CEO Blake Waldrop. “And this certification continues to further our efforts toward that end.
“NIJ Certification is an important part of the plate vetting process for all potential customers because there can be a stark difference between NIJ Certified plates and NIJ Compliant plates. Certified plates are of the highest standard due the fact that multiple plates are put through numerous tests prior to ballistic testing. Many times a compliant plate has only been ballistically tested a single time, to the minimum standard, without the other important tests. And in our minds, that’s just not good enough. Because of the certification status, our plates provide peace of mind to the wearer, which allows them the peace of mind to do their job effectively and stay protected during any type of mission.”
In testing at the NIJ certified Oregon Ballistic Laboratory, RMA’s nine Level III (model #1078) plates each defeated six rounds of .308 M80 NATO from 50 feet, registering a minimum back-face signature of just 29.85 mm. For compliance to the NIJ 0101.06 level III standard, a hard armor plate must defeat six 7.62×51 M80 NATO rounds with a BFS of less than 44 mm.
The Level III model #1078 hard armor rifle plates are available to order at www.rmadefense.com.
–NIJ Certified 0101.06 (Defeats up to six 7.62×51 M80 NATO rounds)
-10” x 12”, Single-Curve
-3.3 lbs. (1.49kg)
-Lightweight Polyethylene Construction
-Made in Centerville, IA, USA
RMA Armament, Inc. is a privately held Veteran-owned HUBzone small business which designs, manufactures and markets patented and NIJ certified hard body armor plates at its production fortress in Centerville, IA. Founder and CEO Blake Waldrop is a U.S. Marine veteran and former Law Enforcement officer who created the company to build stronger, lighter and more affordable body armor. To learn more, visit our website at: www.rmadefense.com.
Adam Ruff: (866) 978-7103
22800 Dewey Rd.
Centerville, IA 52544