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Super Light Armor Applique Plate – Rifle Protection for Your Helmet

For those of you that took a look at Ops-Core’s new 2012 catalog yesterday, you may have noticed an item called the SLAAP Plate. It is, in my opinion, one of the most amazing things I have seen in quite some time. Developed by Velocity Systems for use in conjunction with the Ops-Core FAST Ballistic Helmet, the Super Light Armor Applique Plate defeats 7.62 x 39mm FMJ with mild steel core penetrator. There’s no ether here about it stopping an unspecified .30 threat like some helmet programs out there. This piece of kit stops the most common threat you are going to face on the current battlefield. And, it is used in conjunction with a helmet that is seeing more and more widespread use; the Ops-Core FAST Ballistic Helmet.

Ops-Core SLAAP Plate by Velocity Systems

Mounting is a snap as it is as easy as adjusting the position and slapping into place via Velcro. The SLAAP Plate is also NVG compatible and includes a cutout and edge recess to accommodate the VAS shroud.

SLAAP Plates come in two sizes: Large (1.0 lbs) and Small (.85 lbs). Look for SLAAP Plates for additional helmet geometries soon. Available sized and in Tan, Green, Black, MultiCam and Desert MARPAT, the SLAAP Plate can be ordered from both Ops-Core and Velocity Systems.

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10 Responses to “Super Light Armor Applique Plate – Rifle Protection for Your Helmet”

  1. D says:

    I thought we’d see this for the Crye helmet first, but it’s exciting to see it at all.

  2. Adam says:

    Wow. They did it.

    Wonder how does it work for your spine? Some time ago we thought of testing helmets by shooting it on crash test dummies. Anyone tried that?

  3. George_Rules says:

    I have seen this item stop 3 rounds at 2450 ft/s and the BFD was very reasonable (under 25mm). Not up in the 40mm range like the ECH. Plus it is a real rifle threat, not the round they test the ECH to that nobody will ever get shot with. This is a big win for our soldiers. Lightweight, idestructable, easy to attach and remove.

  4. TCBA_Joe says:

    What’s the weight on that?

    • SSD says:

      SLAAP Plates come in two sizes: Large (1.0 lbs) and Small (.85 lbs)

      • TCBA_Joe says:

        Brings the weight of a large FAST to 3.85 lbs, heavier than a standard ACH. While I’m sure the protection is worth it, how front heavy does adding a pound to the front of the helmet make it? Especially with NODS.

  5. maresdesign says:

    This is what the German WWI helmet had as an add-on protective piece. Something old – something new. I like it.