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Body Armor Press Releases

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.

January 14, 2010
PROTECH Tactical Expands Line of IMPAC Special Threat Plates

Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the expansion of its PROTECH® line of IMPAC® special threat plates. The line of IMPAC special threat plates can be quickly and easily inserted into the front and/or back external plate pockets of a concealable body armor carrier used by patrol, corrections, first responders and security officers. The IMPAC special threat plates are designed to be worn with concealable body armor for ballistic and/or stab protection against specific special threats.

July 21, 2009
Safariland™ Adds Another Armor Model to its New Line of NIJ Standard-0101.06 Body Armor Products

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). Safariland’s XT-700 Type IIIA model (#BA-3A00S-FC01) has been determined by the NIJ to comply with the new NIJ-06 standard. Its release expands Safariland’s Xtreme® Series of concealable body armor to five NIJ-06 approved models available for immediate purchase.

July 16, 2009
Safariland™ First to Introduce Multi-Threat Body Armor

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it is the first body armor manufacturer to receive approval for a multi-threat armor model under the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

June 24, 2009
Safariland™ Certifies Two More Body Armor Models Under the New NIJ Standard-0101.06

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it has released two more body armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

June 01, 2009
Safariland™ First to Introduce NIJ-06 Body Armor

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that it is one of the first body armor manufacturers to satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

March 27, 2009
Alexandria Police Department Officer Kyle Russel Inducted into Safariland's National "Legion of Life"™ Program

Safariland, a BAE Systems company, today inducted Officer Kyle Russel into its “Legion of Life,” program that recognizes and honors officers who have been saved in the line of duty while wearing one of the company’s life saving products. Russel was wearing Safariland body armor when he was shot in the chest during a routine traffic stop outside of Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2008.

October 27, 2008
Protech® Tactical Introduces New Line of Multi-Purpose Vests

PROTECH Tactical, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces the introduction of a new line of multi-purpose vests. The TAC PR, the TAC LB and the TAC PH are engineered and designed to meet and exceed the needs of first responders and law-enforcement officers in tactical situations.

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