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2009 Body Armor Press Releases

July 21, 2009
Safariland™ Adds Another Armor Model to its New Line of NIJ Standard-0101.06 Body Armor Products

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). Safariland’s XT-700 Type IIIA model (#BA-3A00S-FC01) has been determined by the NIJ to comply with the new NIJ-06 standard. Its release expands Safariland’s Xtreme® Series of concealable body armor to five NIJ-06 approved models available for immediate purchase.

July 16, 2009
Safariland™ First to Introduce Multi-Threat Body Armor

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it is the first body armor manufacturer to receive approval for a multi-threat armor model under the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

June 24, 2009
Safariland™ Certifies Two More Body Armor Models Under the New NIJ Standard-0101.06

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released two more body armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

June 01, 2009
Safariland™ First to Introduce NIJ-06 Body Armor

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it is one of the first body armor manufacturers to satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

March 27, 2009
Alexandria Police Department Officer Kyle Russel Inducted into Safariland's National "Legion of Life"™ Program

Safariland, a BAE Systems company, today inducted Officer Kyle Russel into its “Legion of Life,” program that recognizes and honors officers who have been saved in the line of duty while wearing one of the company’s life saving products. Russel was wearing Safariland body armor when he was shot in the chest during a routine traffic stop outside of Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2008.