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Hard Armor Press Releases

January 16, 2014
PROTECH Tactical Features Improved Portal Ladder for Tactical Teams Worldwide at SHOT Show 2014

PROTECH® Tactical announces today the preview of the redesigned and improved Portal Ladder™ which provides a portable, tactical and modular tool for tactical teams worldwide at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) January 14-17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth #12762. The patented foldable design makes the Portal Ladder the most versatile climbing tool on the market.

January 15, 2014
PROTECH Tactical Showcases the Advanced Webless System for Tactical Vests and Plate Racks at SHOT Show 2014

PROTECH® Tactical announces today the preview of the innovative Advanced Webless System, which will revolutionize the standard modular webbing pouch attachment system for tactical vests and plate racks, at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) January 14 – 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada at booth #12762. The Advanced Webless System incorporates precision laser technology and cutting-edge HANK™ poly-fabric materials into PROTECH’s most popular vest designs. The combination of technology and materials offer lighter, more advanced modular framing, excellent pull strength and greater flame-, abrasion-, and cut-resistance than traditional nylon tactical vests.

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.

May 02, 2013
PROTECH® Tactical Debuts New NIJ-06 Stand-Alone Type IV Armor Piercing Threat Plate

PROTECH® Tactical announced today the availability of their new Type IV Armor Piercing Threat Plate, the Model 2230. This new plate has satisfied the hard armor plate requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

March 18, 2013
New TSI Family of Type IIIA Shields Launched by Protech® Tactical

PROTECH® Tactical is pleased to announce the expansion of its line of ballistic shields with the introduction of the TSI family of type IIIA shields. These new shields are available in three sizes, 20” x 34”, 24” x 36” and 20” x 48”, and feature a flat design with a low-profile, ambidextrous collapsible handle for easy storage. The TSI shields feature a 4” x 10” multi-layered polycarbonate ballistic viewport with a 100% aramid ballistic shield design and durable 1000-denier Cordura® nylon outer skin. The combination of these materials makes the TSI family of shields extremely lightweight and affordable.

January 15, 2013
New Side-Opening and Customizable CAV™ Tactical Vest Launched by PROTECH® Tactical

PROTECH® Tactical expands its premier line of carriers with the introduction of the side-opening CAV™ (Core Assault Vest). The new design focus for the CAV core platform creates a high-speed carrier that combines the standard desirable features required by tactical teams with the ability to customize the vest based on individual preferences. In addition, the CAV is manufactured utilizing a streamlined and efficient design that reduces material waste translating into a cost-savings to the end user without any compromise to performance.

November 05, 2012
PROTECH® Tactical Introduces New R2S™ System for Ballistic Helmets

Safariland, LLC announced today the launch of the new R2S™ System (Ratchet Retention Suspension System) for PROTECH® ballistic helmets. Utilizing proven retention technology from the construction and industrial safety industries, the R2S System tightens and conforms to the wearer’s head for optimum comfort with a simple twist of the easy-to-grip knob located at the base of the helmet, ensuring a secure fit for any head size.

April 25, 2012
PROTECH® Tactical Introduces the Redesigned Bark-9™ Canine Vest

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduced today the redesigned Bark-9™ canine vest for law enforcement service dogs. The Bark-9 carrier is fully adjustable and incorporates a rugged Cordura® nylon exterior material for long-lasting wear. The Bark-9 is available with two ballistic options using the same materials as the PROTECH MR01 Type II and Type IIIA ballistic packages.

January 17, 2012
PROTECH Launches New Intruder G2 Shield

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduced today the PROTECH® Intruder™ G2 Type IIIA shield. This ballistic shield is the first of its kind to incorporate a unique triangular viewport. The shield and viewport have been independently tested to defeat the following handgun rounds: • 9mm 124 gr. FMJ • .44 Magnum 240 gr. LSWC • Tokarev 7.62x25mm 85 gr. FMJ [steel jacket] • 5.7x28mm 40 gr. SS197/Blue Tip • WIN. Ranger 9mm 127 gr. +P+ SXT • .357 SIG 125 gr. TMJ

November 01, 2011
Safariland Expands Line of PROTECH IMPAC Special Threat Plates

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduced today the PROTECH® IMPAC™-HT Biceps (Upper Arm) Plate Set to its line of IMPAC special threat plates. The lightweight 7” x 8” plates come in a set of two and feature an increased curvature that conforms to the shape of the upper arm to provide added protection from handgun threats and trauma. These plates are compatible with the PROTECH Tactical upper arm (biceps) protector soft armor accessory, sliding easily into the special threat plate pocket and are made to be used in conjunction with the soft armor panels included in the accessory. The lightweight design and curvature of the IMPAC-HT Biceps Plate Set provide additional handgun threat and trauma protection to the upper arms without interfering with the officer’s mobility.

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