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2010 Body Armor Press Releases

December 14, 2010
MN01 IIIA: Safariland Adds New NIJ-06 Ballistic Vest to Second Chance Summit Series

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released another armor model 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). Second Chance has always been committed to ballistic designs that offer optimum comfort and value. The MN01 Type IIIA is a thin, flexible design that features a hybrid of all DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic materials. The combination of these materials, including DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™, provides enhanced ballistic performance against special threats like the 5.7 FN hollow point, and reinforces the brand partnership between Second Chance and DuPont®, the maker of Kevlar®. The MN01 Type IIIA also features advanced perimeter and X-stitching to reinforce the armor panels, while reducing blunt trauma. The MN01 Type IIIA adds to the existing family of Type IIA and II for superior value, performance and reliability.

December 09, 2010
Safariland Adds Its First NIJ-06 Female Model to Its SAVVY Line of Products

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released an additional armor model 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). The SM01F Type IIIA is part of the SAVVY, Armor For Women™ Series of concealable armor.

December 08, 2010
XT01F Type II: Safariland Adds NIJ-06 Female Model to Its ABA Xtreme Line of Products

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released an additional armor model 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). The XT01F Type II is part of the ABA® Xtreme® Series of concealable armor. It is the first NIJ-06 compliant, female armor model to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9 mm & .357 Mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the XT01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology and high performance Gold Shield®. The XT01F Type II provides a competitively priced female armor model that offers comfort and reliable performance against a wide array of threats.

June 01, 2010
New model from Safariland™ ABA® Xtreme® Series offers competitive performance and price

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released an additional armor model 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). The XT01 Type II is part of the ABA®, Xtreme Series of concealable armor. Tested against the 9mm & .357 mag. NIJ-designated rounds, the XT01 Type II is a hybrid armor design that combines the high performance of Honeywell® Gold Shield® ballistic material with Twaron® Microlaminate for enhanced ballistic and chemical resistance. The combination of these materials provides reliable protection against a wide array of threats, while also offering an enhanced degree of flexibility.

March 22, 2010
New model from the Safariland™ Second Chance® Prism® Series provides combined stab and ballistic protection

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released another armor model 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). The MT21 Type II/Spike 2 provides combined ballistic and stab protection, and is the second multi-threat armor model added to the Second Chance, Prism Series. In addition to meeting the compliance test requirements for NIJ-06 Type II ballistic protection, the model has met compliance testing in accordance with NIJ Standard-0115.00 at protection level 2 against strike energy of 24.3 ft lbf (33 Joules) for spike protection. The MT21 was designed to incorporate breakthrough technologies such as Curv® technology in a solid application, along with advanced Twaron Microflex® spike-resistant material and Honeywell® Gold Shield® ballistic-resistant material.

March 04, 2010
Safariland Adds Two New NIJ Standard-0101.06 Models to its Family of Armor Solutions: SM01 II and IIIA

New models from the Safariland™ Second Chance® Summit™ Series and the PROTECH® Tactical series offer concealable and tactical ballistic protection. The SM01 Type II and Type IIIA are part of the Second Chance, Summit Series for concealable armor. Additionally, PROTECH Tactical will be featuring the SM01 Type IIIA as the primary armor model available across its full range of side-opening style tactical vests.

February 26, 2010
MN01: New Body Armor Model added to Second Chance® Monarch® Series

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released another armor model 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). The release of the MN01 Type IIA introduces the Monarch Series as part of the Second Chance brand. The MN01, tested against the 9mm & .40 cal. threats, is an affordable solution that provides comfort and performance within a Type IIA vest.

February 09, 2010
Safariland™ Introduces New Tactical Slings for Law Enforcement and Sporting Use

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, introduces three new sling offerings designed for use with the single shot M79, multiple projectile grenade launchers, rifles, and other long guns. Available in both single point and dual point versions, the functional design allows the user to make a convenient transition from the low ready to firing to placement on the back position for free use of hands.

January 19, 2010
Safariland’s PROTECH 2113MC-2 and MC-3 Certified under NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Level III Hard Armor Plates

Safariland’s PROTECH® 2113MC-2 and 2113MC-3 were the first Level III hard armor plates to successfully complete the National Institute of Justice’s updated testing protocol for Level III rifle threat compliance under NIJ-06. In addition to meeting NIJ-06 compliance testing, the 2113MC-3 also underwent special threat testing to include multiple impacts against the 7.62 x 39 mm MSC round, more commonly known as the AK-47.

January 14, 2010
Safariland’s PROTECH 2120-5 Plate Certified under NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Level III Hard Armor Plates

Safariland’s PROTECH™ 2120-5 plate is one of three newly certified PROTECH Tactical Level (Type) III hard armor plates to successfully complete the National Institute of Justice’s updated testing protocol for Level III rifle threat compliance under NIJ-06. In addition, the 2120-5 plate has undergone a series of special threat testing to include multiple impacts against 7.62mm 180gr PSP, 7.62 x 54R 150 gr. LPS, 5.56 mm 62 gr. M855 and 7.62 x 39 mm 123 gr. MSC ballistic rounds.

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