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Adept Armor has recently released their new Storm modular body armor system that allows users to upgrade their body armor platform. This is done through a modular plating system that allows users to upgrade their body armor from the baseline Level III protection. The base level plate is called the Foundation plate which is a Level III plate as stated before. Capable of stopping .308 and 7.62x39mm. From there you have two up armor options, the first option is the Storm Titanium plate, which is Level III special threat plate. Able to stop 5.56 green tip (aka steel core rounds). The Disruptor plate jumps the Storm System up to Level IV plates capable of black tip .30-06 (aka armor penetrating rounds). The Foundation and Storm plates can be worn separately. The Distruptor plate must be worn with the Foundation plate.

Below, is the full press release from Adept Armor on their new Storm Modular Body Armor system.

Press Release

Adept Armor, an armor system engineering firm, is pleased to announce the Storm body armor system, anchored by the Foundation UHMWPE plate. Unlike standard ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene plates on the market today, Adept Armor’s new Storm: Foundation allows the user to inter-change strike-faces and upgrade from Level III to Level IV with ease.

Designed as a comfortable, all-day wearable 10” x 12” SAPI cut, the Storm: Foundation UHMWPE plate is among the lightest Level III-rated plates in the world, at just 2.4 pounds, and is among the thinnest plates in its category, at 0.9” thick. Special threat tested against mild steel core rounds in 7.62x39mm and 7.62x54mmR, it offers its wearer comprehensive protection from a wide variety of rifle threats, and yet allows for extreme mobility when the situation arises. The plate is resistant to water and can float. It is also resistant to most chemicals, microorganisms, and ultraviolet radiation, thereby extending the life of the plate. Adept Armor’s Storm: Foundation plate is also multi-hit capable, even in the same hit location.

Given its size and weight characteristics, the Storm: Foundation feels effortless to wear — but it is not entirely suitable for all threat environments, as, like all other UHMWPE plates, it won’t reliably stop 5.56x45mm M855. The unique feature of the Adept Armor Modular Storm System is the versatility of the removable strike-faces that allow the user to interchange threat levels based on missions without affecting the performance of the Storm: Foundation plate.

The Storm: Titanium, which is immediately available, is a low-profile titanium plate that can attach to the strike-face of the Foundation plate. When the two are combined, bringing the total thickness to just 1.1” and the weight to 5.5 pounds, it offers protection from high-velocity steel-cored rifle ball threats such as the M855 and 5.45x39mm 7N6. The Storm: Titanium can also be used standalone, as an ultra-low-profile Level IIIA/stab plate.

The Storm: Disruptor is a forthcoming, add-on armor plate, intended for the most extreme threat environments. Made of a toughened ceramic composite, it can combine with the Foundation to upgrade protection to Level IV. And, though it cannot be used as a standalone, it is the first example of a Level IV ceramic strike-face as a modular component part, which can easily and rapidly be replaced if it is damaged due to hard use in the field, or has sustained any impacts that would degrade its capabilities.

The Adept Armor Storm System is, for the first time, body armor that is truly modular and adaptable.

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The Adept Armor Storm System is available now on their website. The Foundation plate retails at $325 MSRP, the Storm plate for $350 MSRP, and the Disruptor for $265 MSRP. To find out more about the Storm System for Adept Armor click here.

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