SAU Plate Carrier

The SAU design team worked with end users, conducted multiple field tests, and continued to make modifications until the SAU was built right. These modifications resulted in a streamlined, lightweight, modular, tactical plate carrier that exceeds today’s criteria. The SAU is a flagship product for Armor Express and is one of our latest innovations in our tactical lineup.


  • Peraflex System Pouches
  • Armor Wrap with Ballistic inserts
  • M4 Wrap
  • Radio Wrap
  • COBRA® Alpha Quick Disconnect Cummerbund
  • Ballistic structured deltoid protectors
  • Laser cut Hard Armor Shoulder Plates (HASP)*
  • Upgraded Advanced Shoulder Pad (UASP) system featuring 3D foam technology*

* Laser cut and 3D foam technology items not available in Tan 499
** Laser cut platform not available in MultiCam®

SAU Plate Carrier Features

  • Bottom loading front and rear rifle plate pockets, with expandable 4-way stretch
  • Bottom loading front and rear pocket to accommodate foam pad or soft ballistic panel
  • Removable Cummerbund with Utility Wrap and grip tabs
  • Built in cummerbund elastic stretch
  • Concealed, side release buckle system kit
  • Available in MOLLE or Laser Cut platform
  • Quad Ventilation Liner (QVL) System
  • ID placard attachment points
  • Reinforced drag strap
  • Removable sling catch
  • Advanced Shoulder Pads (ASP)
  • Streamlined shoulder strap system
  • Utilizes alpha sizing system
  • Front kangaroo pouch


  • SAU Cut
  • Accepts hard armor rifle plates

SAU Plate Carrier Color Options: