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ABA® Introduces Its Thinnest and Lightest Series of Armor Solutions with Exclusive Materials

January 15, 2013




A hybrid design without compromising the stopping power against standard and special threats


JACKSONVILLE, Florida – 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.


“The SX is one of the most advanced designs we have ever created,” stated Tim O’Brien, Category Director for the ABA brand.  “Our goal was to create the thinnest, lightest and highest performing line of ballistics in the industry. Based on an early release of one model several months ago, the SX has already become the flagship product in the ABA Xtreme line.” 


The Xtreme SX Female ballistic package offers outstanding protection and introduces a structured design that contours to the female form for a level of comfort unique to each body.  All Safariland concealable armor models are certified using NIJ approved size templates C1 and C5, which offer law enforcement the widest range of production sizes available.


The Xtreme SX family of body armor available now includes the standard model and a new female structured model in a type II threat level.  Following later this year will be IIIA threat level packages in both standard and female models.


In addition to the ABA Xtreme SX family of body armor, ABA offers a comprehensive list of other NIJ-06 concealable and tactical products, which are available and posted to the NIJ Compliant Products List (CPL) at



About ABA®

ABA®, an industry leader since 1969, continues to set the standard in ballistic protection by constantly developing cutting-edge body armor designs to provide its customers with high-performance, life-saving armor products.  With a focus on advanced engineering and production techniques, the ABA brand is known for its proprietary designs and use of next generation materials to develop the thinnest, lightest, most advanced ballistic protection against a wide array of standard and special threats. ABA is part of The Safariland Group family of brands.  For more information, visit



About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®.  Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®.  The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group is a privately held company with headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visit

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

For further information, please contact:

Hope Bianchi Sjursen

Director, Marketing Services

The Safariland Group

Tel 1+909-923-9300 x31223



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