This may be all you need to know: During independent testing, the Alpha Elite AXIIIA ballistic package exceeded all performance requirements, including tests for maximum velocity approaching or exceeding 2,000 fps. Test-lab personnel stated that they had never seen this level of performance in a package of this weight and thinness during the testing of soft-armor ballistic solutions.
Alpha Elite is dramatically different: It's the world’s first body armor to be designed around the revolutionary Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology by DSM. This unique ballistic material assures that the Alpha Elite Series is first among the finest.
A product of the DSM Dyneema radical innovation program, the patented Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology has been in development for more than three years.
DSM Dyneema made headlines when the company created the world’s strongest fiber, Dyneema®. Now, company engineers have made it even stronger. Yet as strong as the fiber is, laminated sheets of Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology ballistic material are so light and flexible that they appear semi-transparent — and they even float on water. This revolutionary combination of strength, light weight and flexibility is a result of innovations in two main areas:
DSM Dyneema engineers pushed the boundaries of polymer science by creating a completely unique ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) polymer. This polymer is then applied to DSM Dyneema’s patented gel-spinning technology where they spin it to disentangle the polymeric chain, drawing the fiber to superior ratios. The result is a fiber with strength heretofore simply unknown to science. The world's strongest fiber is now made even stronger.
In creating the ballistic material from the fiber itself, thousands and thousands of individual fiber filaments are aligned in a unique 0˚/90˚ configuration. In effect, unidirectional fibers are placed at right angles to one another and then laminated together. Each sheet is thus able to combine the unprecedented strength of the fiber with the pliant thinness of the matrix design.
The Alpha Elite Series was born when Point Blank engineers tested more than 400 different materials to meet the military's needs. DSM Dyneema's Force Multiplier Technology stood head-and-shoulders above all others. And it wasn’t really close.
Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology met and exceeded the standards required for extremely high-performance military applications. And that also made it supremely suitable for both concealable and tactical body armor in law-enforcement applications. Our engineers discovered several truly outstanding performance characteristics of Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology:
In short, our engineers determined that the very best ballistic material for our armed forces was also the very best material for our nation’s law-enforcement officers. And the Alpha Elite Series was born.
The Alpha Elite Series is available in both NIJ Level II and Level IIIA versions. With the Level II armor weighing just 0.63 psf and the Level IIIA armor just 0.87 psf, Alpha Elite sets an entirely new standard for low weight and high performance. The Level II Alpha Elite is 20 percent lighter than the best models in the industry, while the Level IIIA is 23 percent lighter and 31 percent thinner than the average of the best models in the industry.
In addition, independent testing has confirmed that the Alpha Elite Level II and Level IIIA are the lightest and highest-performing NIJ 0101.06 body armor in the world today.
The Alpha Elite Series is available in both the concealable Elite carrier form Point Blank Body Armor and the tactical Alpha-1 carrier from PARACLETE.® Both male and female versions are available.
The Alpha 1 is a tactical carrier with a wealth of features, including:
The Elite concealable carrier offers the following main features: