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PLATE can refer to a "light" unpowered armor suit developed by Tahar Joblis to test the armor composites used in the UBU, ICE, and ORO. Due to the high mass of the unpowered rigid suit - 50 kg - it is fairly unpopular in spite of the fact that it will prevent most small arms fire from killing the wearer. The First Rifle Company adopted PLATE as standard gear, but they are alone in having done so within the Tahar Joblissan military.