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Virfex Inc, Announces The RAVENTM Level III Ultra Lightweight Body Armor Plate. Its Lightest, Stand-Alone Plate Is Now NIJ 0101.06 Level III Certified

Virfex, Inc is pleased to announce its “RAVENTM” Level III Body Armor Torso Plate Insert which offers multi-hit protection against .308 NATO M80, .30-06 M2 Ball, 5.56x45mm M193, 7.62×39 FMJ and 7.62×39 MSC is now fully NIJ0101.06 Level III certified. This is their lightest plate to date. Using DSM Dyneema(R) Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Virfex’s proprietary manufacturing technologies, they minimize weight and thickness while maximizing multi-shot protection. The RAVENTM is designed to provide “all-day protection” for police officers,

federal agents, first responders, prison guards, private security, cash-in-transit drivers, and others in need of protection from the vast majority of domestic threats.

Plate Specs

Weight: 2.5 lbs. (10×12 Shooter Cut) Thickness: 1.1″

Curve: Single

Warranty: 10 Years

Plate Applications: External Carriers, Plate Carriers, and Tactical Body Armor

Origin: All Virfex Body Armor Plates and Carriers are designed and manufactured in Massachusetts. All of the RAVENTM’s raw materials are proudly Made in the USA!

Virfex, Inc’s President, Gus Dehni, stated, “We are very pleased to receive full NIJ 0101.06 Level 3 Certification for our first multi shot plate entry into the body armor market. We believe with our technical expertise and raw material partners, Virfex will have Level III+ and Level IV plates NIJ 0101.06 certified within 2022”

About Virfex, Inc: Virfex is a U.S. based body armor manufacturer specializing in lightweight and affordable personal protection products. Virfex also designs armor carrier systems intended for professional duty use amongst Law Enforcement and Military Agencies.

About National Institute of Justice: The NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. The NIJ promulgates standards for body armor used by law enforcement agencies in the USA. The NIJ reviews submitted body armor against their standards including the review of the armor’s design, test data from NVLAP accredited labs and on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities. The NIJ Level III standard requires protection against six shots from a reference .308 NATO M80 bullet.

2 Responses to “Virfex Inc, Announces The RAVENTM Level III Ultra Lightweight Body Armor Plate. Its Lightest, Stand-Alone Plate Is Now NIJ 0101.06 Level III Certified”

  1. Jim says:

    I don’t see M855 listed. Why would you spend a ton of money on a plate that won’t stop one of the most commonly available 5.56mm rounds available to the public?

    There’s still tons of 5.45 X 39mm 7N6 out there too. I don’t see it listed either.

    • Default.mp3 says:

      Because people see that it stops 7.62×51mm and automatically just assume that it’ll handle any “normal” 5.56×45mm threat just fine.

      To be fair, I wouldn’t be surprised at a plate not being tested against 5.45×39mm threats, there are many plates out there that don’t test for any such thing despite being rated to defeat various 5.56×45mm threats with hardened penetrators, such as the U210 and 4800LV, both of which are rated against both M855 and M855A1 (with the latter being even rated for M80A1), but make no claims against any 5.45×39mm rounds.