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Protective Gear Press Releases

January 18, 2012
Hatch Impactor Fighting Shield Provides Non-Ballistic Protection for the Forearm

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, introduced today the Hatch® Impactor™, a unique, non-ballistic, multi-functional arm shield that is durable and lightweight and provides for protection of the officer in both defensive and counter-strike situations. It is designed to work in concert with defensive baton techniques and/or OC spray.

September 17, 2010
The New Hatch Operator SOG-HKG Gauntlet Glove Offers Extended Forearm Protection

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released the Hatch Model SOG-HKG Operator™ HKG Gauntlet glove. This tactical glove features the longer length to protect the wrist and forearm in tactical applications and close-quarters combat. These gloves are constructed of durable goatskin in the palms and knuckles for superior abrasion and tear resistance, and feature a hard knuckle design for protection and sound buffering for a more tactical posture.

February 09, 2010
Safariland's Hatch® Brand Offers its Popular Street Guard™ Cut Resistant Gloves with Fire Resistance Capabilities

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, introduced today a new version of its best selling Street Guard™ glove model, now with fire resistance capabilities. The SGK100FR features a Kevlar® back for excellent heat and flash protection. It protects against flame and will not combust up to 800°F (427°C).

February 09, 2010
Safariland's Hatch® Brand Introduces a Fire Resistant Mechanic's Glove for the Toughest Jobs

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, introduces its durable Fire-Resistant Mechanic’s Glove with Nomex®. These feature-laden gloves are designed to protect the hands during the toughest jobs, provide a superior grip when using heavy tools, and also offer fire resistant capabilities. The palms are made of goatskin, known for its natural fire-resistance capability, and the backs of the hands feature DuPont Nomex® fabric for excellent heat and flash protection. Nomex® protects against flame and will not combust up to 800°F (427°C).

February 06, 2008
Hatch® Introduces Handler™ Animal Handler Gloves with Increased Durability and Protection

Hatch®, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces today the introduction of the new Handler™ Model HK9100 Animal Handler Glove designed for the unique rigors of canine and/or equestrian work.

February 06, 2008
Hatch® Introduces New Friskmaster™ Supermax™ Cut-Resistant Glove

Hatch®, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces today the introduction of the new Model SB8500 Friskmaster™ Supermax™ cut-resistant glove, providing improved protection from razors, knives and other sharp objects in a comfortable leather-lined gloves.

February 06, 2008
Hatch® Introduces New Defender™ MP Riot Control Glove

Hatch®, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces today the introduction of its newest riot control glove, the Model MP-100 Defender™ MP, providing more favorable hand protection for tough disturbance control situations.

February 06, 2008
Hatch® Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary In 2008

Hatch®, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces today that the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2008 by introducing numerous new products, all incorporating Hatch’s legendary application of advanced technology, exclusive materials, and superior research and development capabilities.

January 12, 2007
Hatch Introduces CTM100 CoolTac™ Motor Officer Gloves

Hatch introduces its new CTM100 CoolTac™ Motor Officer Glove designed for hot climates. These new gloves provide law enforcement officers with a user-friendly solution to the challenges of working in extremely hot temperatures. Many officers who previously did not wear gloves due to the discomfort of hot working conditions, but still desire protection for their hands, will benefit greatly from the relief, support and protection provided by the CTM100 CoolTac™ Motor Officer Gloves.

January 12, 2007
Hatch Introduces the KED100 Elite Duty Glove With Kevlar® Combining Excellent Dexterity and Cut Resistance

Hatch, a leading supplier of high quality gloves and other protective gear serving the law enforcement, corrections, military, homeland defense and commercial markets, today introduces its new KED100 Elite Duty Glove with Kevlar®, a completely different kind of cut-resistant glove providing comfort and dexterity, and featuring new improvements in design and function. The KED100 has a distinctive leather and synthetic design that offers all-day comfort and dexterity, combined with the superb protective qualities of Kevlar®, previously only found in bulkier, less comfortable gloves.

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