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Armour Plates

Armour plates from Multotec, also known as ballistic plates are tailored to provide protection for a number of applications. The robust and lightweight ceramic armour plates can be used by security services, the police & military forces for body, vehicle, aircraft, ship and other types of industrial protection.

Designed in response to modern ballistic requirements, our armour plates provide effective protection against all modern ammunition from handguns and rifles, including high-velocity armour-piercing bullets.

Moh-9 ArmohTec and TMRP-6 ceramic armour plates are exclusively manufactured by Moh-9, a division of Multotec Wear Linings (Pty) Ltd. The ISO 9000:2000 accredited armour plates are manufactured with 98% and 99% alumina oxide ceramic (Al2O3). Our ballistic plates are available as monolithic body and vehicle armour.

  • Harder & lighter than steel, ideal for applications with weight restrictions
  • Made with ballistic-grade materials
  • Locally manufactured to maintain competitive prices
  • Ideal for commercial & military use
  • Accommodating to male & female anatomy
  • Completely customisable (length, thickness, & shape)
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Our armour plate range

ArMohTec Vehicle Armour

Ballistic plates from Multotec offer protection for vehicles.

Moh-9 ArMohTec provides ceramic vehicle armour to police, defence forces and security companies across land, sea and air applications.

ArMohTec Body Armour

Ballistic plates for effective protection of personnel against ballistic threats.

Stop and destroy bullets with our certified, cost-effective, powerful and lightweight Moh-9 body armour, for optimal protection.


More on ArmohTec Ceramic vehicle armour from Moh-9

  • Hexagonal, rectangular, square & custom/irregular shaped tiles
  • A range of standard sizes (10 to 150 mm) & thickness (3 to 50 mm)
  • Customised length & thickness available on request
  • Supplied loose or laid out in complete ETO/bespoke panels
  • Lightweight & cost-effective
  • Higher purity than plates used for wear lining
Get standard or customised robust & lightweight armour plates delivered to your door, today.

Our Moh-9 ArmohTec and TMRP-6 technology

Our ballistic plates (armour plates) are manufactured in our Pretoria-based factory. Extensive research is conducted in collaboration with internationally recognised institutes to continuously develop and upgrade our materials and manufacturing processes. This is done to meet the requirements of emerging ballistic challenges.

Moh-9’s 99% alumina oxide ceramic (Al2O3) armour plates micronise fracture cones of impacting projectiles to dissipate the force, protecting a variety of assets across a range of applications. Our ceramic plates are harder and lighter than steel of the same thickness. When the ballistic plates are used in conjunction with complementary composite materials, the plates offer superior protection in comparison to traditional steel plates alone.

Our high-quality armour plates offer:

  • High resilience & fracture durability
  • High Young’s modulus compression levels
  • High sonic velocity capacities
  • Low weight per area

Customisation and expertise

We’ve developed armour protection products for over 35 years! Our experts can customise armour plates to suit your application, so you can ensure optimum ballistic protection for your personnel and vehicles. Our ceramic body armour range also includes anatomically correct designs for males and females.

Global impact

More than 70% of Moh-9’s products are used worldwide by police, private security forces and military personnel. It is especially well-known and respected in the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

Testing and facilities

Moh-9 Armour Ceramics has access to various ballistic test facilities that adhere to local and international standards, such as the American NIJ Standard and the European CEN Standard. Multotec also tests its products, ensuring they fulfil customers’ specific requirements.

Testing includes:

  • Ballistic testing that incorporates a modern ballistic proof tunnel with proof calibres up to 40 mm
  • Various blast & long-distance tests
  • Ultra-high-speed photography, flash X-ray & crater bottom velocity analysis
ArmohTec Body Armour
ArmohTec Body Armour
ArmohTec Body Armour
ArmohTec Body Armour
ArmohTec Vehicle Armour
ArmohTec Vehicle Armour
ArmohTec Vehicle Armour


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are armour plates used for?
Armour plates or ballistic plates, are used for protection against bullets, projectiles and explosive fragments. They are utilised in protective gear for private security services, the military and police, as well as for the construction of vehicle armour.
How do ceramic armour plates work?
Ceramic armour plates shatter and absorb impact by disrupting and dissipating the energy of incoming objects. This results in effective protection against any threats.
What is the difference between steel and ceramic armour plates?
Steel armour plates are heavier and thicker, while ceramic plates are lightweight and effective with less thickness.
How effective are ballistic plates?
Armour plates are effective against ballistic threats such as bullets and explosive fragments, but their effectiveness depends on the material used. Ceramic armour plates absorb energy on impact, while steel plates provide durability. The effectiveness of armour plates is affected by regular testing, threat level factors and application-specific designs.
Can armour plates be customised for specific applications?
Yes, Multotec offers customisation options to tailor armour plates to specific requirements, considering factors such as shape, size, and protection level.
What is the difference between steel and ceramic armour plates?
Steel plates are usually heavier but are known for their durability, while ceramic plates are lighter and designed to shatter on impact, absorbing the energy of the projectile.
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