An unprecedented balance of protection and mobility, the patent-pending Adept Armor Thunder, at just 3.45 pounds, is nearly 20 percent lighter than any other board in its class.
Adept Armor, an armor systems engineering firm, introduces the RF2/Level 3+ Thunder Armor Plate, a lightweight torso plate that offers class-leading protection at an ultra-light weight of just 3.45 lbs. at 10×12”. .
For several years, Adept Armor has been researching advanced silicate attack face materials to develop the ultimate in lightweight armor plates. This culminated in the development of Amorphoid, a low-density/high-hardness glass-ceramic material that can outperform conventional impact-faced ceramic and metallic materials in plates designed to stop steel-cored ball and “light AP” rounds.
The amorphoid is indefinitely stable and insensitive to extremes of heat, cold, and pressure. It is similar to ceramic, but inherently lighter (approximately 12% less dense than boron carbide and 30% less dense than silicon carbide) and can be fabricated into very thin monolithic profiles.
By integrating the latest Amorphoid technology into the design and production of the new Thunder armor plates, Adept Armor has achieved the goal of producing the lightest body armor plate on the market today, without sacrificing its ability to achieve all-around performance. from RF2/Level 3+. The patent-pending Thunder integrates Amorphoid, a chemically treated phase change silicate core, making it 15% lighter than its closest competitor and more than 25% lighter than the average board in its category, while offering complete protection against all common problems. gun threats.
Prior to the Thunder armor plate, customers could choose between a lightweight plate, but without the ability to stop M855, or analogous steel-core threats; or the heavy ceramic or steel plates that would stop steel core threats. There was no one-size-fits-all dish, until now. The SAPI-style 10 x 12-inch Thunder multi-curve plate offers the best of both worlds; protection against steel core threats in a lightweight platform comparable to polyethylene plates. The full-size Thunder attacking face offers complete edge-to-edge amorphous coverage.
“We believe that the design and development of an armor plate is a problem defined by its specification, in this case RF2, for which there must be a theoretically optimal solution. Given the current state of materials science, the Thunder board is the optimum solution in its category, and will eventually come to define the upper limit of performance in that category. Its development required novel materials and methods, of which we are very proud,” said Jake Ganor, CEO of Adept Armor.
Adept Armor’s new Thunder armor plate leads the industry in combining superior threat protection with lightweight, maneuverable body armor systems. The Thunder is ideal for military use in low-intensity threat environments, and for police and security personnel, as well as citizens looking to protect themselves and their families from a broad spectrum of rifle threats, without overloading themselves. .
Adept Armor Thunder Specifications:
Weight: 3.45 pounds
Thickness: 1.17 inches
Materials: Amorphous compound -UHMWPE
Curvature: Multi-curved to SAPI military specifications
Size: 10 inches by 12 inches with full edge-to-edge amorphous coverage
RF2 rated for:
7.62 x 39mm MSC
7.62x51mm M80 ball
7.62x54mm LPS R
And similar and minor threats.
For more information on Adept Armor, please visit their website.
About Adept Armor:
Adept Armor is an industrial design and materials engineering firm focused on developing technologically advanced body armor solutions for the world’s elite fighting forces. A pioneer in the development of novel, high-end materials in armor systems, Adept spearheads technological development in the armor industry, producing uncompromising armor for special circumstances. www.ade.pt
Adept Armor is pleased to work with other companies in the industry looking to integrate advanced lightweight materials into armor systems, and is also ready to assist research laboratories investigating ballistic phenomena. For more information, please contact Adept Armor directly.