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Body Armor Press Releases

January 17, 2012
PROTECH Adds FAV MKII QR (Quick Release) Vest to its FAV MKII Enhanced Family

Safariland®, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the addition of the PROTECH® FAV™ MKII QR (Quick Release) tactical vest to its FAV MKII Enhanced family of vests. The FAV MKII QR incorporates all the same features and upgrades of the innovative FAV MKII Enhanced tactical vest but with a simplistic quad release QR system which is ideal for maritime operations or for agencies requiring quick doffing capabilities.

January 13, 2012
PROTECH Tactical Introduces New TAC AR (Assault Rack)

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, announced today the addition of the new TAC AR™ (Assault Rack) to its line of non-ballistic load carrying systems. The TAC AR features a low-profile internal comfort foam system, an external cummerbund with three rows of 1-inch modular webbing for added pouch attachment platform and a dual closure system. This plate rack provides first responders with more built-in options making this sleek carrier a great tool in their arsenal.

December 01, 2011
PROTECH Tactical Introduces APV QR (Quick Release) Carrier

Safariland®, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the addition of the new APV (All Purpose Vest) QR (Quick Release) Carrier. The APV QR incorporates all the same features of the standard APV tactical vest with the addition of a quad release QR system which is ideal for maritime operations or for agencies requiring quick doffing capabilities. The vest is designed around the BALCS (Body Armor Load Carriage System)/SPEAR (Special Operations Forces Equipment Advanced Requirements) ballistic shape used by the U.S. military for high speed and mobility. The ballistic panels in this all-purpose quick release vest are interchangeable with the standard APV tactical vest and the upcoming APV LV (Lo-Vis) covert vest, which is anticipated to be released in early December, to offer mission flexibility for any operation without compromising protection.

September 29, 2011
PROTECH Adds FAV MKII QR (Quick Release) Vest to its FAV MKII Enhanced Family

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the addition of the PROTECH® FAV™ MKII QR (Quick Release) tactical vest to its FAV MKII Enhanced family of vests. The FAV MKII QR incorporates all the same features and upgrades of the innovative FAV MKII Enhanced tactical vest but with a simplistic quad release QR system which is ideal for maritime operations or for agencies requiring quick doffing capabilities.

July 29, 2011
PROTECH® Adds New Ballistic Package for Side-Opening Style Tactical Vest

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released another armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). Designed to fit all PROTECH® side-opening style carriers, the MR01 Type IIIA features the advanced hybrid technology of both Twaron® Micro-laminate and Honeywell® Gold Shield® ballistic materials and utilizes advanced stitching for enhanced performance.

April 20, 2011
Safariland Introduces the New Second Chance Monarch Series with the MR01

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the resurgence of the Monarch™ Series, another legacy name in the Second Chance® family of concealable body armor. The successful compliance testing of the model MR01 is our first product line offered under the Second Chance® Monarch® Series.

April 06, 2011
Safariland Adds Another NIJ-06 Female Model to Its ABA Xtreme Armor Line

The XT01F Type IIIA is part of the ABA® Xtreme® Series of concealable armor. With the previous release of the Type II, the XT01F Type IIIA is the latest additional NIJ-06 compliant, female armor model to be added to this brand. Tested against the .357 SIG and .44 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the XT01F Type IIIA is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates high performance Gold Shield®, Curv® (solid) technology and covered dart technology. The XT01F Type IIIA provides increased performance during edge shots and substantial reduction of blunt trauma in a ballistic event, without compromising comfort female officers desire.

March 23, 2011
Safariland Adds HP01F Type II to its NIJ-06 Compliant Armor Models of ABA Xtreme Products

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released an additional armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The HP01F Type II is part of the ABA® Xtreme® Series of concealable armor. With the previous release of the XT01F Type II, the HP01F Type II is the second NIJ-06 compliant, female armor model to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9 mm & .357 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the HP01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology, vertical and horizontal Geometric™ technology, and state-of-the-art materials such as Curv® (framing) and Dyneema®. The HP01F Type II provides increased trauma protection and exceptional ballistic performance.

March 17, 2011
Safariland Introduces Two Innovative NIJ-06 Female Armor Models to Second Chance Summit Series

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, proudly announced today that it has released two new innovative structured female armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The Second Chance® SM01F Type II and SM01F Type IIIA are designs that usher in a new era of female body armor for the Second Chance® brand. Under development for the last 18 months, these new structured designs provide the optimal fit and comfort demanded by today’s female officer. Both models are hybrid designs that feature Core Matrix Technology™, high performance Honeywell® Gold Shield®, and radial offset pleating for 360° protection around the bust. The combination of these materials and technology offers advanced ballistic performance and trauma protection, which have long been synonymous with the Second Chance® brand.

March 14, 2011
Safariland Adds SM01F Type II to NIJ-06 Compliant Armor Models of SAVVY Products

New SAVVY armor models first certified using exclusive Gore-Tex(r) fabric panel covering. The SM01F Type II is part of the SAVVY, Armor For Women™ line of concealable armor. It joins the SM01F Type IIIA as the first NIJ-06 compliant, form-fit female armor to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9 mm & .357 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the SAVVY SM01F Type II along with the Type IIIA, is also the first NIJ-06 certified armor panel to use the exclusive, waterproof protection of Gore-Tex® fabric as a panel covering. The Gore-Tex fabric panel covering is form-fit to the armor panel, seam-sealed and provides odor and stain protection against environmental elements. Gore-Tex fabric can also be provided as an upgrade for other Safariland certified armor models.

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