Body Armor Press Releases
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.
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.
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.