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New Med-Eng Multi-Mission TAC 6 Explosive Protection Suit Featured at 2014 SHOT Show

January 13, 2014

For Immediate Release

New Med-Eng Multi-Mission TAC 6 Explosive Protection Suit Featured at 2014 SHOT Show

OTTAWA, Canada – The Med-Eng® brand announced today that its new multi-mission TAC 6 suit and visor ensemble for tactical officers will be introduced at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) from January 14 -17 in Las Vegas, Nev. This high-mobility protective equipment addresses the increasing threats posed by explosive devices during operations. Frontline personnel including breachers, dog handlers, High Risk Search teams and bomb disposal technicians supporting tactical teams, face these dual threats in addition to conventional ballistic threats. Med-Eng joined The Safariland Group of brands in 2013.

The TAC 6 suit is a system of modular lightweight components covering the user’s torso, arms and legs. It is a scalable platform that supplements an officer’s existing bullet-resistant vest. Users can select specific components depending on the anticipated threat and their mobility requirements. The series of four Med-Eng TAC visors quickly attach to an officer’s tactical helmet to provide increasing levels of fragmentation protection to the facial area and to integrate with conventional gas masks.

Rob Reynolds, Vice President of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, commented, “SHOT Show provides an excellent opportunity to introduce a new approach to personal protection for tactical teams and specialists on a national level.” He continued, “We are seeing a confirmation from the tactical community of the need for enhanced protection while maintaining mobility. The TAC 6 fills that operational requirement in a way that was previously unavailable to end users.”

The TAC 6 is built on extensive knowledge gained from developing the Med-Eng bomb disposal suits, which are trusted by public safety, federal and military agencies across the United States, and was featured in the Oscar-winning movie “The Hurt Locker.”

Med-Eng is the world leader in protective equipment for blast threats and specialized tools for explosives disposal. Its integrated solutions are thoroughly tested for their purpose and include:
• Personal Protective Equipment against blast, fragmentation, impact and heat
• Hook & Line Systems and Specialized Tools for explosives disposal
• High Risk Search Kits
• Remotely-Operated Vehicles (Robots) for tactical missions and explosives disposal
About Med-Eng®
The Med-Eng® brand provides integrated and battle-proven solutions for protecting frontline personnel from blast and heat threats. Its Personal Protective Equipment and specialized tools for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), bomb disposal, tactical operations and demining are trusted by military and public safety agencies in more than 100 countries worldwide. Its Crew Survivability solutions, including customized blast attenuation seats and thermal management systems, protect military vehicle crews and their mission-critical electronics. All Med-Eng equipment is engineered and rigorously tested to help save lives and enhance operational capabilities. Med-Eng is a part of The Safariland Group of brands. For more information, visit www.med-eng.com.

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.


For further information, please contact:
Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302
chastine.gabiola@safariland.com


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