MDM – National Molding – Rigid Plate Carrier


National Molding has unveiled their new Rigid Plate Carrier is made from a high impact plastic shell that helps contain spall and frag. It also protects the plate from day-to-day impacts and integrates the National Molding X-Quad single point release. This version is 20% lighter than the Quad release found in the IOTV.


Need PALS-compatible load carriage? Not a problem. National Molding has introduced an adapter that fits over the RPC. As you can see, it can be dipped in any Camo pattern.

Available 3rd Quarter, 2015.


11 Responses to “MDM – National Molding – Rigid Plate Carrier”

  1. Eddie says:

    Hey SOCOM, this is another promising step towards Ironman. 😛

  2. CRH says:

    Oh man, stick to making buckles…they went full retard here…wow.

  3. Stash D says:

    It looks like a plate protector first, plate carrier second, and gear/load carriage system as afterthought.

    • Taylor says:

      Agreed, like the general direction this is going but that PALS adapter looks like it was made at the last minute by the new intern…

  4. cy says:

    What’s the weight of the carrier?

  5. James says:

    Total system weight should come in lighter than traditional cut and sew. We are still working out just how much… As for the load carriage, we are working on a couple of different systems which can be tailored to mission specific designs and easily changed out.

  6. blue says:

    whats the price point looking like, and how conferrable is it.

  7. John says:

    Appears heavy and uncomfortable. And inneffective at load carriage. Kinda like the S&S plate frame.

    Can anyone explain to me what is it supposed to improve on?

    • james says:

      It is in fact signifficantly lighter than a cut and sew plate carrier. It has does protect the plate from the soldier… but it also protects the soldier by capturing the spawl between the strike face of the plate and the plastic cover…

      There are a number of options when it comes to the backing or padding… there are also a variety of shoulder and waiste straps depending on your requirements.

      as for the load carrying… a grid hercules solusion is simple and effective and can me designed for a universal approach or a purpose built MO