Armor Express worked directly with end-users, conducted multiple field tests and made modifications until the SAU met customer requirements. These modifications resulted in a streamlined, lightweight and modular plate carrier that exceeds today’s criteria.


• Peraflex System Pouches
• Armor Wrap with Ballistic inserts
• M4 Wrap
• Radio Wrap
• 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 or LAPD Navy

  • Bottom loading rifle plate pocket w/ built-in stretch for various plate thickness accommodates 8″x10″ or 10″x12″ shooter cut plates depending on carrier size
  • 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)
  • Front kangaroo pouch
  • Streamlined shoulder strap system
  • Utilizes alpha sizing system
  • SAU Cut
  • Accepts hard armor rifle plates
  • Black

  • Coyote

  • LAPD Navy

  • OCP

  • Ranger

  • Tactical Grey

  • Tan

SAU (Special Assignment Unit) Plate Carrier – MOLLE

*COLOR CHOICES: LAPD (dark navy), COY (coyote), RNG (ranger), BLK (black), TGY (tactical grey), TAN (tan 499), MUL (multicam), and OD (od green)