the new TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA plate is available in 14 sizes, with a 10” x 12” Shooters Cut torso plate weighing 2.20 pounds and a 6” x 6” Full-Size Cut side plate weighing 0.80 pounds. This is a great reduction in weight for armor plates and it’s awesome to see companies continue to push the envelope.
The TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA (NIJ Model #D1652) is the lightest, stand-alone, NIJ 0101.06 Level III Certified hard body armor plate in the body armor industry. TenCate Advanced Armor USA combined their extensive knowledge of high-pressure manufacturing with advancements in unidirectional polyethylene materials to engineer and produce a family of plates that are 35% lighter than its predecessors. The TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA utilizes a hybrid design of DSM Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology in combination with trauma reduction materials. A 10”x12” Shooters (SH) Cut torso plate weighs only 2.20 pounds and 6” x 6” Full- Size (FS) Cut side plates weigh 0.80 pounds. The reduction in weight has not compromised protection level because the TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA has been tested against both the 7.62mm x 51mm FMJ (M80) and the 7.62mm x 39mm PS Ball (MSC).
TenCate Advanced Armor’s VP of Personal Protection, Mark Bajko, stated,
“We are really proud and excited to offer the TenCate Cratus™ 3600SA. It is an evolutionary leap forward for hard body armor. The focus on lighter weight body armor systems and plate carriers in the industry continues to drive our engineering efforts. It allows for more areas of the body to be covered by hard armor that protects against rifle threats. The availability of 14 sizes now allows for each person to be sized correctly without having to settle on standard 8” x 10” and 10” x 12” plate sizes.”
TenCate Advanced Armor adheres to a unique business model. They do not sell direct to wholesalers, distributors, dealers, or the end user. Their products are only available through armor manufacturers, either private labeled, or under the TenCate Cratus™ brand.
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