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New Side-Opening and Customizable CAV™ Tactical Vest Launched by PROTECH® Tactical

January 15, 2013

For Immediate Release


New Side-Opening and Customizable CAV™ Tactical Vest Launched by PROTECH® Tactical

A Cost-Effective Core Assault Vest with Standard Tactical Team Requirements in Mind


JACKSONVILLE, FL. – PROTECH® Tactical expands its premier line of carriers with the introduction of the side-opening CAV™ (Core Assault Vest). The new design focus for the CAV core platform creates a high-speed carrier that combines the standard desirable features required by tactical teams with the ability to customize the vest based on individual preferences. In addition, the CAV is manufactured utilizing a streamlined and efficient design that reduces material waste translating into a cost-savings to the end user without any compromise to performance.    


“We’re excited to enter the market with this new design,” said Dan McNeil, Director of Category Management for PROTECH Tactical Armor.  “We listened to our customers and our goal was to create a customizable vest for tactical teams while also meeting the needs of the cost-conscious buyers.  We hit the mark with the new CAV.”


The standard CAV package features front and back overlapping ballistic protection and a low-profile 6-inch elastic side-closure system to provide an optimum fit for each wearer. The standard carrier is equipped with front and back modular webbing attachment system to accommodate PROTECH Tactical TP pouches and accessories, as well as plate pockets on the front and back to hold 10” x 12” type III or type IV hard armor plates.


For teams that require 360° pouch attachment capability, the versatile CAV can be upgraded by purchasing the optional outer cummerbund kit which includes:

·         an outer cummerbund with modular webbing

·         a split modular webbing platform required to secure the outer cummerbund to the vest while also providing the ability for left- or right-handed doffing.


The CAV can also be upgraded with an extensive offering of ballistic accessories including:

·         a ballistic collar and throat protector

·         ballistic shoulders

·         a pair of ballistic upper arm (bicep) protectors

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


For more information on the CAV or any other tactical armor offerings visit:


About PROTECH® Tactical

PROTECH® Tactical has maintained the leading position in the tactical armor industry for more than 25 years by continually pursuing its passion to create the gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. PROTECH Tactical takes pride in providing the most comprehensive offering of field proven hard and soft armor. Its cutting edge line up of ballistic tactical vests, shields, armor plates, helmets non-ballistic load-carrying systems and other accessories provide unparalleled head to toe protection. PROTECH Tactical is a 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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