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Nexus Level IIIa Soft Armour for the Drop Down Velcro Utility Pouch

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Nexus Level IIIa Soft Armour for the Drop Down Velcro Utility Pouch

Nexus soft armour panels are a high quality lightweight solution and have been specifically designed for Warrior's Drop Down Velcro Pouch. They are manufactured in the UK using SB51 Dyneema with an Aerial Density of 5.3Kilos metre squared. (See Specs for further details).

Nexus Soft Armour combines 2 elements very rarely found in commercial Armour. Nexus panels are NIJ level 3a approved, and have a V-50 Fragmentation rating in excess of 630 meters per second (630 m/s). This means that Nexus Soft Armour is capable of stopping 9mm handgun and 9mm Sub (MP5) at higher velocity, in addition to .357 SIG and .44 Mag.

Although Soft Armour will stop a projectile the degree of energy that is absorbed by the body, known as the Back Face Signature, is far less in Nexus Soft Armour, NIJ level 3a permits up to 44 mm of energy absorbtion (this usually results in bad bruising and even broken bones) our Nexus panels on average reduce this effect to only 25 mm of back face signature.

In addition Nexus Soft Armour has a V-50 in excess of 630 m/s which is 30% greater than standard NATO issue (eg Osprey Panels) this means that Nexus Soft Armour gives very high levels of protection against the impact of shrapnel from I.E.Ds and Grenades as well as greater ballistic protection against small arms and 9mm Sub Machine Gun (MP5).

Dyneema is unidirectional fabric which gives greater stopping power when compared to woven Aramid fabrics. Due to the high energy absorption caused by its unique directional construction, Nexus soft armour solution results in shallower and wider backface deformation. This results in the end user receiving far less Blunt Trauma Injury.

Dyneema is not affected by water, however all panels are heat sealed inside a protective cover for additional water repellency and protection against sunlight. Made in the UK.

Stops the following:

  • 6 x shots of 9mm FMJ RN at 436m/s
  • 6 x shots of .357 SIG at 448m/s
  • 6 x shots of .44 Mag SJHP at 436m/s

A V50 Fragmentation of 630m/s in accordance to Stanag 2920 addition to using 1.1g FSP

Side Panel 0.2kg x 2
Front Panel 0.45kg
Back Panel 0.45kg  

Total Weight: 1.3kg (2.86lbs)


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