When most people think of body armor they probably think steel plates, but did you know there was a much lighter option?
DFNDR Armor develops and manufactures advanced lightweight body armor for military, law enforcement and civilians. With two generations of family trade secrets, meticulous engineering and proprietary processing technology, they have innovated the lightest weight armor with the least trauma to the body in the industry.
Founder and CEO David Fernandez is continuing his family’s legacy, marrying decades of expertise with modern technology and fresh perspective, and they accomplish it with one goal in mind: to keep people protected with complete confidence during life’s most challenging endeavors. His father, a PhD in Nuclear Physics, was a consultant to NASA, one of the world’s leading experts on ballistic materials, and developed armor for the black hawk helicopter. His mother worked by his father’s side, executing on his vision with the U.S. Department of Defense to save lives of American war-fighters.
Level IIIA Handgun Plate
Level III++ Rifle Plate Defeats 5.56×45 M855 (Green Tip)
DFNDR Armor also makes backpack armor. I had the privilege to personally test one out using an old backpack and a rubber dummy target. I put 16- 9mm rounds into it and not one went through and there was minimal warping on the back. Weighing only 1.3lbs and .60 inches thick, these armor plates are a great addition to your backpack, briefcase or better yet, in your kids school backpacks! These plates have been independently tested to stop multiply rounds of the .357 SIG and .44 Mag SJHP and interestingly enough, they can also float!
DFNDR Armor strives to develop the next generation of advanced lightweight rifle protection for the US military and to help everyday concealed carry permit holders to be better prepared. These plates will add the protection you want without adding the weight you don’t need.
Check them out at www.dfndrarmor.com