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2013 Body Armor Press Releases

October 21, 2013
Counterfeit Body Armor Identified by Florida Department of Law Enforcement

The Safariland Group has been notified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) regarding counterfeit body armor vests that have been confiscated in an investigation in the southeastern United States. Among the numerous vest models seized, the ABA® and Second Chance® brands were identified among the several counterfeit brands being offered for sale at gun shows.

October 01, 2013
The Safariland Group Acquires Tactical Command Industries, Inc.

The Safariland Group (the “Company”), a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has acquired Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (“TCI”), a communications integration business focused on tactical communications systems, including customized and commercial off the shelf headsets and audio solutions. TCI operates out of facilities located in Brentwood, California and Gilmanton, New Hampshire.

March 13, 2013
Safariland Ballistics International Enters European Market with Concealable Body Armor

The Safariland Group announced today the decision to launch a new brand of concealable body armor specifically designed for the international market – “Safariland Ballistics International” (SBI). With nearly 40 years of experience in manufacturing body armor for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, the SBI brand will deliver quality and performance-engineered body armor to countries throughout the European market.

March 05, 2013
The Safariland Group Completes Acquisition of Certain Assets of Arveka TGS UAB

The Safariland Group (the “Company”) through UAB Safariland International (“Safariland International”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Safariland, LLC, has acquired certain body armor and personal protection equipment assets from Arveka TGS UAB (“Arveka TGS”).

January 15, 2013
ABA® Introduces Its Thinnest and Lightest Series of Armor Solutions with Exclusive Materials

ABA® announced today that it has released several models in its Xtreme® SX ballistic package - a cutting-edge series of armor designs with the use of proprietary materials from Honeywell. This SX family of armor solutions features the newest generation of Honeywell Spectra Shield®, a composite material made with high-strength, lightweight Spectra® fiber. By incorporating these materials, the SX offers unmatched performance and comfort. The SX combines comfort, flexibility and durability along with uncompromised protection, while also integrating aramid materials in its hybrid design.

January 14, 2013
Second Chance® Introduces One of The Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests

Second Chance® announced today that it has released its new family of armor solutions – The Summit™ ST. The Summit ST design was developed to offer an all DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic package. DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers have pioneered the industry in the science of ballistic protection for more than 40 years. By uniting Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® fabrics, Second Chance has created one of the thinnest, most flexible vests available.