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Hatch® Gloves & Knee Pads Protecting Us Armed Forces

June 09, 2006
Temecula, CA

Hatch® Operator™ Tactical Gloves (SOG-600) and Centurion™ Knee Pads (KP250) see extensive action in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines as seen in the photograph being worn by a US soldier currently stationed overseas fighting the war against global terrorism.

The Operator Tactical Gloves were designed specifically for the military with a unique design that gives the soldier protection without hindering performance in the field. KEVLAR® construction provides heat and flash protection, in addition to excellent cut resistance. These gloves will not support flame or combust up to 800°F (427°C). The goatskin leather palms offer superior tear and abrasion strength and the patented cut-ring stitching combines with an ergonomic fit to provide the tactile sensation needed to perform with surgical precision.

The Hatch Centurion Knee Pads afford superior shock absorption with their high-density foam construction and polyurethane thermoplastic non-slip caps. The Rapid Deployment Clips allow the soldier to quickly attach and detach these protective knee pads as the mission demands.

Whether or not you’re in a life threatening situation, it is essential that your equipment provide the very best protection against the hazards that may arise. Hatch Centurion Knee Pads and Operator Tactical Gloves have a proven track record with the US Military Forces. For additional information about the extensive Hatch product line and dealers located near you, visit the Hatch website at

About Hatch Corporation

Hatch is a part of the Armor Holdings Products Group and is a leading supplier of high quality gloves and other protective gear serving the law enforcement, corrections, military homeland defense and commercial markets. Its brands include Friskmaster™ and X11™ cut-resistant gloves, Operator™ Tactical Gloves, Centurion™ and ExoTech® disturbance control gear and B.O.S.S. tactical eyewear. For more information visit

About Armor Holdings

Armor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AH) is a diversified manufacturer of branded products for the military, law enforcement and personnel safety markets. Additional information about the Company can be found at

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The Company may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "plans," "expects," "intends," "future," and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in Armor Holdings’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Armor Holdings’ Registration Statement on Form S-3, its 2005 Form 10-K and most recently filed Form 10-Qs and 8-Ks.

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Reep
Director, Marketing Communications
Tel: +1 904 741 1750

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