Nexus Body ArmourItem Code: NEX-SFT-RC-FBS
Nexus RICAS Compact/QRC Level IIIa Soft Armour Front, Back & Sides
Nexus Soft Armour is manufactured in the United Kingdom and utilises innovative new technologies designed to enhance the strength of the aramid base yarn providing superior ballistic performance and trauma attenuation. The technology we use reduces the need to extensively stitch the individual fabric layers together which results in good levels of flexibility and a lower thickness of approximately 8mm.
The armour protective materials are heat sealed inside a protective cover for additional water repellence and protection against sunlight increasing the lifespan of the product.
NIJ IIIA Protection in accordance to the NIJ Standard 0101.06.
Nominal Bullet Mass
Required Bullet Velocity
373m/s ± 9.1m/s (1225ft/s ± 30ft/s
398m/s ± 9.1m/s (1305ft/s ± 30ft/s
.357 SIG FMJ FN
448m/s ± 9.1m/s (1470ft/s ± 30ft/s
Our armour offers a high level of fragmentation protection with a V50 rating greater than 570 m/s in accordance with Stanag 2920 NATO Standards using 1.1g Fragment Simulating Projectiles (FSP).
Side Panel 0.2kg x 2 Front Panel 0.45kg Back Panel 0.45kg
Total Weight 1.3kg (2.86lbs)
Nexus soft armour panels are a high quality lightweight solution and have been specifically designed for Warrior's RICAS Compact Plate Carrier. 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)