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Protech® Introduces Fast Attack Vest™ for Tactical Teams

February 06, 2008
Jacksonville, FL

PROTECH, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces the introduction of its new Fast Attack Vest (FAV™), which features several innovative built-in components, including an internal wire channel, magazine pouches and a 360-degree MOLLE attachment platform.

PROTECH is a leading provider of armor shields and plates as well as tactical body armor and accessories. For more than 20 years, PROTECH has developed armor solutions for high-velocity threats and equipment for tactical-response situations, protecting elite military units, emergency responders and high-risk entry teams.

“The Fast Attack Vest represents an advancement in tactical performance with its unique combination of features and options,” said Pennington Way, senior brand manager for the PROTECH Tactical line. “No one knows better the level of protection needed in a situation than those that are called into action, and the FAV allows those men and women to customize and optimize their protection package for a variety of situations.”

By incorporating multiple and varied protective features, the FAV provides tactical officers and first responders the ability to choose the most effective protection package based on specific threat assessments.

A Drug Enforcement Administration-approved vest, the FAV features adjustable shoulders and the MOLLE closure system, which provides increased adjustability and flexibility and to facilitate quick responses in high-risk situations. The vest also has a 360-degree modular pouch attachment system and the T2 carrier includes six, built-in long arm magazine pouches.

Additional options include YOKE (shoulder, throat and collar) protection, ballistic chaps for thigh and femoral artery protection, a detachable groin protector, bicep protectors, Level III and IV hard armor plates, equipment pouches, and police and sheriff IDs.

For more information about PROTECH Tactical please visit

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is the premier global defence, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.

For further information, please contact:

Braden Curran, The Dalton Agency
Tel: +1 904 398 5222 ext. 2310

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