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Safariland Armorwear® Introduces Mantis™ Concealable Carrier

February 06, 2008
Ontario, CA

Safariland Armorwear, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces the introduction of its MANTIS ballistic vest. The new vest features improved comfort and adjustability in a lightweight, low-profile design for both male and female law enforcement officers.

For more than 25 years, Safariland Armorwear has produced some of the most technologically advanced bullet-resistant products for law enforcement, defense and government communities. Employing advanced ballistic architecture and materials, and utilizing ballistic laboratories with strict climate controls, slow-motion cameras, radar and enormous ballistic threat libraries, Safariland Armorwear designs and manufactures the most-highly developed and innovative armor products for unique and high-threat situations.

“The MANTIS carrier is a great example of customizable protection for male and female officers,” said Pennington Way, senior brand manager, Safariland Armorwear. “The MANTIS provides superior protection in a variety of ballistic packages, which include RFTech, the newest resistance framing technology from Safariland Armorwear.”

Designed for street teams, undercover agents and regular duty patrol officers, the MANTIS provides advanced fit and flexibility. Its new, field-tested female cut provides improved comfort for female officers, while its male carrier employs the same adjustable and ported shoulder straps, affording protection that’s ergonomically adaptable for each wearer.

RFTech, the next generation of proprietary framing and body armor construction, offers ballistic panels that are constructed using a combination of shaped composite frames, premium woven aramids, superior laminates and robust sewing threads.

Featuring an anti-microbial mesh interior and exterior front mesh vents for better air flow, the MANTIS incorporates a two-or-one waist strap, allowing officers to secure the vest without sacrificing ventilation. Low-profile, recessed zippers and hardware provide less wear on clothing and helps prevent the carrier from snagging on accessories and duty gear.

The new MANTIS offers a combination 5x8-inch and 7x9-inch front plate pocket and a 10x12-inch back pocket, allowing the wearer to choose the most appropriate ballistic threat panels to meet his or her needs.

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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:

Jason Schneider, The Dalton Agency
Tel: +1 904 398 5222 ext. 2312

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