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Body Armor Press Releases

January 20, 2014
The Safariland Group Adds Innovative Sons Trauma Kit to its Life-Saving Offerings

The Safariland Group announces today an agreement with Phokus Research Group to distribute the innovative Sons Trauma Kit to its public safety customers. These kits feature a low-profile, flat design at only one-half inch thick and about one-half pound in weight, and offers quick accessibility for life-saving first responder treatment. They are extremely durable and uniquely carried comfortably and securely behind the operator’s ballistic trauma plate or under concealable armor and easily removed when needed. The Sons Trauma Kit is offered in two standard sizes with a total of five varieties to offer kits for various missions or team preferences.

January 14, 2014
Second Chance Unveils the All-New Summit Body Armor

Second Chance® body armor announced today the release of the next generation Summit™ family of body armor solutions. Bringing together new innovations from industry leaders Teijin, Barrday, Tex Tech Industries, Honeywell and United States Ballistic Engineering (USBE), the new Summit Series was built from the ground up. The Summit family of body armor is being featured at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) January 14 - 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada at booth #12762. The new Summit line incorporates state-of-the-art technologies along with the most advanced exclusive materials to offer a combination of exceptional performance with the softest, most flexible armor available.

January 03, 2014
PROTECH Tactical Introduces IMPAC-HT1 for Handgun Threat and Spike 1 Protection

The PROTECH® Tactical brand announced today the introduction of the IMPAC™-HT1 plate to its line of IMPAC special threat plates. The IMPAC-HT1 provides protection to law enforcement officers from both handgun and limited spike threats.

October 21, 2013
Counterfeit Body Armor Identified by Florida Department of Law Enforcement

The Safariland Group has been notified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) regarding counterfeit body armor vests that have been confiscated in an investigation in the southeastern United States. Among the numerous vest models seized, the ABA® and Second Chance® brands were identified among the several counterfeit brands being offered for sale at gun shows.

October 01, 2013
The Safariland Group Acquires Tactical Command Industries, Inc.

The Safariland Group (the “Company”), a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has acquired Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (“TCI”), a communications integration business focused on tactical communications systems, including customized and commercial off the shelf headsets and audio solutions. TCI operates out of facilities located in Brentwood, California and Gilmanton, New Hampshire.

March 13, 2013
Safariland Ballistics International Enters European Market with Concealable Body Armor

The Safariland Group announced today the decision to launch a new brand of concealable body armor specifically designed for the international market – “Safariland Ballistics International” (SBI). With nearly 40 years of experience in manufacturing body armor for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, the SBI brand will deliver quality and performance-engineered body armor to countries throughout the European market.

March 05, 2013
The Safariland Group Completes Acquisition of Certain Assets of Arveka TGS UAB

The Safariland Group (the “Company”) through UAB Safariland International (“Safariland International”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Safariland, LLC, has acquired certain body armor and personal protection equipment assets from Arveka TGS UAB (“Arveka TGS”).

January 15, 2013
ABA® Introduces Its Thinnest and Lightest Series of Armor Solutions with Exclusive Materials

ABA® announced today that it has released several models in its Xtreme® SX ballistic package - a cutting-edge series of armor designs with the use of proprietary materials from Honeywell. This SX family of armor solutions features the newest generation of Honeywell Spectra Shield®, a composite material made with high-strength, lightweight Spectra® fiber. By incorporating these materials, the SX offers unmatched performance and comfort. The SX combines comfort, flexibility and durability along with uncompromised protection, while also integrating aramid materials in its hybrid design.

January 14, 2013
Second Chance® Introduces One of The Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests

Second Chance® announced today that it has released its new family of armor solutions – The Summit™ ST. The Summit ST design was developed to offer an all DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic package. DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers have pioneered the industry in the science of ballistic protection for more than 40 years. By uniting Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® fabrics, Second Chance has created one of the thinnest, most flexible vests available.

January 17, 2012
Safariland Launches ABA Xtreme XT02 Series

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, proudly introduces the next generation of ABA® Xtreme® body armor: the XT02 Series. The new ABA Xtreme XT02 Series is NIJ Standard-0101.06 certified and features an advanced Berry compliant hybrid design that incorporates our most innovative armor technologies, resulting in body armor with the greatest level of protection against a wide array of both NIJ Type and special threat rounds. The new Xtreme XT02 Series hybrid design combines Twaron®, Honeywell Gold Shield®, and exclusive Dyneema® ballistic material.

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