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PROTECH Adds FAV MKII QR (Quick Release) Vest to its FAV MKII Enhanced Family

January 17, 2012
Jacksonville, Fla.

Safariland®, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today the addition of the PROTECH® FAV MKII QR (Quick Release) tactical vest to its FAV MKII Enhanced family of vests. The FAV MKII QR incorporates all the same features and upgrades of the innovative FAV MKII Enhanced tactical vest but with a simplistic quad release QR system which is ideal for maritime operations or for agencies requiring quick doffing capabilities.


The quick release mechanism allows the front and rear of the vest to be released through a single pull of a deployment handle located in the center upper torso on the front carrier. This provides the ability to remove the carrier quickly and effectively when the need arises. The quick release functionality has been streamlined by using a unique quad release buckle system which is situated on the bottom front portion and the shoulder areas of the vest for ease of reassembly after the vest has been deployed.


The FAV MKII QR carrier comes with front, back, shoulder and 6” x 10” side ballistic panels and is equipped with a 360° modular attachment system to accommodate PROTECH Tactical TP pouches and accessories; six integrated, long arm magazine pouches; an outer cummerbund with adjustable sides to provide a custom fit for a wide range of waist circumferences; an adjustable dual weapon retention system in the shoulder area for specific weapon retention and individual shooting positions; as well as combo, external top-loading plate pockets on the front and back to hold 8” x 10” or 10” x 12” type III or type IV hard armor plates. The carrier also features adjustable shoulder and side closure systems to create an optimum fit for each individual officer.


An extensive offering of ballistic accessories can be purchased for the FAV MKII QR including:

·         a ballistic collar and a ballistic throat for greater protection in the neck area;

·         a pair of A-PEC side chest protective inserts for greater protection in the pectoral area for both male and female officers;

·         a pair of ballistic upper arm (bicep) protectors;

·         a standard pull down ballistic groin protector or an enhanced, diamond-shaped groin protector for greater femoral artery protection.


Additionally, the FAV MKII QR can be purchased with the innovative Spacer-Meshpadding system which attaches to the internal portion of the carrier to provide greater airflow and cushioning to the chest, back and shoulder areas while reducing load carrying fatigue.



“The FAV MKII Enhanced family of vests were designed with ballistic panels that are interchangeable from one carrier to another to offer mission specific gear for any operation without compromising protection,” said Dan McNeil, Director, Category Management for Safariland Tactical Armor. “Adding the FAV MKII QR provides a quick release option and makes this family of carriers the economical choice for agencies to provide armor to its teams for any situation.”


The FAV MKII Enhanced family of vests provides unparalleled modularity bridging the gap between high-risk tactical operations to first responder events.  The family of vests offers interchangeable Type IIIA ballistic panels between its FAV MKII Enhanced tactical carrier, FAV MKII QR tactical carrier, FAV LP (Low-Profile) Enhanced external carrier and its FAV LV (Low-Vis) Enhanced concealable carrier. The FAV MKII Enhanced family of carriers is available in SM01, BR01 or MR01 NIJ-0101.06 compliant Type IIIA ballistic packages.


For more information on the PROTECH FAV MKII QR or any other tactical armor offerings visit:


Safariland body armor models combine the heritage and expertise of American Body Armor®, Second Chance®, SAVVY® and PROTECH® Tactical. In doing so, Safariland offers the most comprehensive line of body armor available in the industry. Safariland NIJ-06 body armor provides law enforcement officers with enhanced performance, durability, comfort and value, which deliver on the company’s motto: Together, We Save Lives™.


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Marsha Mathias

Manager, Communications


Tel: +1 909 923 7300 X33417



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