The Spartan Armor III Ballistic Grade Plates hit the "sweet spot" when it comes to threat security. The AR550 Level III armor has the Spartan Armor GEN2 lower cut radius. With a 10% increase in core hardness, this ballistic grade steel is much harder than AR500, but not too hard to cause severe stress while forming.
The base coating is standard and will not contain fragments when struck. The base coat helps reduce corrosion from exposure to the elements and aesthetically, looks better. The full coating features Encapsaloc which mitigates fragmentation when struck. Fragmentation protection is a critical feature when selection a body armor platform. A full coat of the fragmentation mitigation coating prevents or greatly minimizes bullet fragments from ricochet.