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Level III+ AR650 Armaply™ Spartan Armor


The need for a greater level of protection against rifle fire for SWAT teams, law enforcement agencies, security contractors and others who wear body armor is the reason Spartan developed AR650 Lightweight Steel Core Armaply™ Body Armor. [+] Read More

Working closely with our metallurgist, Spartans’ engineers were tasked with designing armor plates that would withstand many of the most common rifle fire threats, including 5.56×45 (M193) and 5.56×45 (M855 / SS109) rounds at velocities up to 3,000 FPS. The result is a body armor platform that’s both stronger and also weighs less than traditional systems using AR500 body armor plates. Special threat testing conducted in accordance with NIJ-STD-0101.06 / MIL-STD-662F shows that AR650 Armaply™ Level III+ stand-alone body armor is able to endure multiple rifle hits. The threat testing indicates Spartan’s AR650 armor will also protect against incoming 7.62×39 and 7.62×51 M80 NATO Ball (.308 Winchester) ammunition at velocities up to 2,850 feet per second (AR650 Armaply™ Level III+ Armor hasn’t been officially rated for withstanding AP rounds).

The forming properties of our proprietary AR650 Armaply™ lightweight steel plates are far superior to traditional hard steel core armor platforms. Rather than typical steel armor that’s formed using a press-brake process, Spartan’s AR650 Body Armor has a single, smooth-flowing bend radius that helps preserve the integrity of the plates while offering the wearer improved comfort and fit.



Our unique and aggressive swimmer cut profile reduces the plate’s weight while still covering and protecting the heart, lungs and other vital organs. Spartan’s AR650 Armaply™ armor plates are also available in our Shooter’s Cut, as well as an AR650 10" x 13" single steel panel that’s a great choice for inserting into a backpack. Add a pair of Spartan Omega™ Level III 6" x 6" or 6” x 8” Side Plates to the platform and you’ll have all-around protection. Here are the specifications for each plate type:



Built to our exact specifications, lightweight AR650 Armaply™ Level III+ Steel Core Body Armor Panels are made in the our state-of-the-art facility Tucson, Arizona using only top quality American materials.

Ordering Spartan Body Armor and Tactical Gear

Whether you’re interested in our lightweight AR650 Armaply™ Level III+ Steel Core Body Armor or other body protection platforms, Spartan Armor Systems™ carries a complete selection of top-quality steel, ceramic and composite plates, plate carriers and tactical gear, all at great prices. Military personnel, law enforcement agencies and first responders receive a 10% discount on purchases of all Spartan products. Orders are filled and shipped within 3 to 5 days, and shipping is always free when you shop at Spartan Armor Systems™.

Need more information or have questions about the best type of body armor system for your particular situation? Call us at 520-396-3335 or contact us online to speak with a knowledgeable Spartan associate who’ll be pleased to assist you with all your body armor needs.

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