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2011 Hard Armor Press Releases

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.

September 13, 2011
Safariland Redesigns the PROTECH IMPAC- MT Multi-Threat Plate

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, announced a change to its PROTECH® IMPAC™ line of special threat plates. The PROTECH IMPAC-MT has been redesigned using high-performing uni-directional polyethylene and a fiberglass composite material. These plates continue to provide law enforcement officers with the same protection against special threat rounds as well as spike and edged blade instruments.

August 19, 2011
Safariland Expands Line of PROTECH IMPAC Special Threat Plates

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the new PROTECH® IMPAC™-CT/DT to its line of PROTECH IMPAC special threat plates. These plates provide law enforcement officers the option to upgrade protection against both corrections and duty threats.

April 22, 2011
PROTECH Launches New Body Bunker Breacher Shield

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the PROTECH® Body Bunker® Breacher Type IIIA shield. The shield was developed to meet the ballistic needs of entry teams in scenarios using explosives.

February 15, 2011
Safariland Adds First “In Conjunction With” Type III/IV NIJ-06 Hard Armor Plate to PROTECH Tactical

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the release of its first In Conjunction With (ICW) hard armor rifle plate 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). ICW means that the hard armor plate was certified in conjunction with an NIJ-06 soft armor ballistic model: the PROTECH® Type IIIA BR01 (BA-3A00S-BR01). This is the first PROTECH hard armor plate to satisfy both the NIJ-06 Type III and Type IV rifle threat rounds and is the fifth hard armor plate certified under the new, robust NIJ-06 standard.

January 24, 2011
Safariland Expands Line of PROTECH IMPAC Special Threat Plates

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the new PROTECH® IMPAC™-RT Plus to its line of PROTECH IMPAC special threat plates. These plates provide law enforcement officers the option to upgrade protection against rifle threats.

January 18, 2011
PROTECH Launches New Titan Assault Enhanced Tactical Vest

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the introduction of the redesigned PROTECH® Titan Assault™ Enhanced tactical vest. The new Titan Assault Enhanced is a full-coverage tactical carrier designed to offer high-risk entry teams increased mobility and the ability to build protection and coverage required for specific applications.