Posted August 16, 2018 9:00 am by Comments

By Tactical-Life

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Lightweight Hard Armor Plate, marines, testing

Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has issued a RFI for a new, Berry Amendment-compliant, lightweight hard armor plate.

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This RFI, which is not a solicitation, is designed to measure industry’s ability to come up with a plate that can work with the Corps’ Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI, and “provide sufficient protection for low-intensity threat environments,” according to a presser cited by Military.com.

Lightweight Hard Armor Plate Requirements

Here are the requirements for the lightweight hard armor plate, as outlined in the RFI posted to FedBizOpps:

  • Provide two-shot ballistic protection from non-armor piercing rounds that are currently prevalent in counter-insurgency operations and other low intensity threat environments.
    • Rounds primarily fired by sniper rifles will be tested at a velocity expected at 100m-200m standoff.
    • One shot will be in the crown location at 0-degrees obliquity; the other shot will be at off-center locations at 30-degrees obliquity.
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      Source:: Tactical Life

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