Heavier and sturdier than standard Elite Task Force battle-armor, the riot-armor variant is meant for close-combat encounters with multiple hostile targets. It offers additional protection from blades at the joints and neck, as well as a shock absorption system which dissipates any energy meant to incapacitate the wearer.
Instead of the layered plates of battle-armor, each piece of riot-armor is laser-cut from a single chunk of densely-packed flexing titanium-weave microfiber. The full suit of armor inhibits range of movement but increases survivability.
A new suit takes about two weeks to break in before the joints become remotely flexible. During this time, the riot soldier wears the armor constantly, even during showers and while sleeping.