Tactical Responder MKII Body Armor

Phalanx Defense Systems developed the Tactical Responder MKII Body Armor for Tactical Paramedics for use in Active Shooter and Mass Casualty incidents (AS/MCIs) with an emphasis on integrating the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TeCC) protocols now becoming standard across the country.

Certified to NIJ Standard 0101.06 threat level IIIA, Tactical Responder MKII Body Armor provides two integrated hard armor plate pouches that will hold 10” x 12” and 11” x 14” Level III/IV standard in both “shooter’s cut” plates.

The Tactical Responder MKII is not a size-dependent, custom cut system, an agency can deploy the armor system within weeks after placing an order, instead of months. With a high degree of adjustability, this multi-use armor system conforms to any team member’s frame within seconds, allowing for the system to be quickly reconfigurable for shift deployment.

Tactical Responder MKII easily integrates with the Tactical Responder Side Armor System, protecting the sides of the wearer from various forms of trauma and impact. The optional side armor system offers simplified integration/detachment of a cummerbund-style side armor system, with plate pockets, that provides a modular one size fits most configuration. The Tactical Responder Side Armor System is sold separately.


  • Includes: One Tactical Responder MKII Carrier, one front and one rear
    (Level IIIA) ballistic panel
  • Built-in front and back hard armor plate pouches (Accommodates plate sizes 10”x12”
    up to 11”x14”)
  • Blast mitigation configuration
  • Deploy as a hand-held ballistic shield
  • Unisex, One size fits most
  • One of the largest soft armor coverage areas in the industry (Front and back coverage: 216 sq. inches, panel is 12” (w) x 18” (h))
  • 5-year warranty on ballistic package, 1-year warranty on outer chassis
  • Front and back hook and loop ID attachment system - 1 ¾” (h) x 11 ½” (w)
  • Front and back MOLLE modular attachment system (PALS compatible)
  • Hook and loop adjustable padded shoulder straps with MOLLE, plus two fixed “D” rings
  • Hook and loop adjustable side straps – expandable to accommodate up to a 60” waist
  • Not rated for rifle threats, unless properly equipped with rifle rated plates, plates sold separately
  • Berry Amendment Compliant, made with pride in Gainesville, FL, USA

Technical Specifications

  • Certified to NIJ Standard 0101.06 threat level IIIA
  • Rugged Drag Handle – constructed of reinforced nylon strapping rated to 1,200 lb. tensile strength, with reinforced box-stitching running the entire length of the back panel
  • Mil-spec, industrial reinforced webbing
  • Durable 1000 denier CORDURA® nylon external carrier construction
  • Constructed using a proprietary assembly of ballistic materials
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs.

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