News|Gear & Optics

By Drew Bryant
June 6th, 2023,

Strike Industries is known for making innovative and futuristic parts and accessories for your pistol, rifle, or shotgun. always striving to innovate and think outside of the box. Now, Strike Industries looks to provide you with body armor as well. Strike is an official distributor of Hyperion RF2 Level III+ plates. These plates will stop up to 7.62x39mm MSC Rounds and various 5.56-grain weights. The plates weigh in at 4.6 lbs per plate and are offered in a shooter’s cut.

Below is the product description and features from Strike Industries on the Hyperion Plates.

Product Description

Introducing the Hyperion Armor RF2/Level III+ Plate – Unyielding Defense for an Unpredictable World. Meticulously designed and rigorously tested to meet the NIJ STANDARD 0101.07 RF2 for unmatched protection. This armor plate features a special composite material that uniquely absorbs impact, providing resilience against up to six rounds of fire.

The Hyperion Armor RF2/Level III+ Plate comes in an Olive Drab (OD) Polyurethane coating, not only contributing to its aesthetic appeal but also to its durability. Despite its robust build and high protection level, this standalone body armor keeps a thin profile and light weight of ~4.63 lbs. (2.10 Kg), ensuring comfortable wear and easy mobility.

This cost-effective, hard armor solution measures 10.00″ W x 12.00″ H (25.40 cm x 30.48 cm) with a thickness of approximately 0.98″ (2.49 mm). It features a shooters cut and a 2D curve shape for optimal functionality and fit.

Hyperion Armor cutting-edge ballistic materials include Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), SiO2 Ceramic, and a Max Alpha Polyurethane coating. These materials work synergistically to provide an armor plate capable of defeating 5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain M855, 7.62×51 mm NATO 149 Grain M80, 5.56x45mm NATO 55 Grain M193, and 7.62x39mm MSC rounds.

Furthermore, the Hyperion Armor RF2/Level III+ Plate takes safety a step further with a Back Face Deformation (BFD) of less than 1.73 in. (44.00 mm), further minimizing the potential impact on the user.

Invest in affordable and robust protection with the Hyperion Armor RF2/Level III+ Plate, because your safety should never be compromised.

Product Features:

– Tested to meet NIJ STANDARD 0101.07 RF2 (NTS tested) [TEST REPORT HERE]
– Special composite material for absorbing impact
– Stops multiple rounds, up to 6 rounds
– Olive Drab (OD) color Polyurethane coating
– Standalone body armor
– Cost effective affordable hard armor
– Light weight (~4.63 lbs./2.10 Kg)
– Thin profile
– Affordable
– Made in Taiwan, a key U.S. partner

Product Specifications:

– Ballistic Rating: NIJ STANDARD 0101.07 RF2 (Level Ill+)
– Weight: ~4.63 lbs. (2.10 Kg)
– Size: 10.00″ W x 12.00″ H (25.40 cm x 30.48 cm)
– Thickness: ~0.98″ (2.49 mm)
– Armor Cut: Shooters Cut
– Armor Shape: 2D Curve

– Ballistic Materials: Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), SiO2 Ceramic & Max Alpha Polyurethane coating

– Caliber Protection: defeats 5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain M855/ 7.62×51 mm NATO 149 Grain M80 / 5.56x45mm NATO 55 Grain M193 / 7.62x39mm MSC

– Back Face Deformation (BFD): <1.73 in. (44.00 mm)


Hyperion Armor stands firmly with you in the event of a duty or defensive incident. If you are ever shot while wearing Hyperion Armor plate products, they are committed to replacing it free of charge. An official police report and the impacted armor plate will be required to continue research and improvement. Hyperion Armor recognizes that involvement in a defensive shooting can be an extraordinarily stressful experience. Hyperion Armor wants to alleviate one aspect of that stress by assuring you that the cost of replacing your armor is not something you will need to worry about.

The Hyperion Armor RF2/Level III+ Plates are available now on Strike’s website. The plates will retail for $199.95 per plate. For complete details on the Hyperion Body Armor, click here.

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