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American Body Armor Unveils the Xtreme Force, the Newest Member of the Xtreme Body Armor Series

August 19, 2008  | 

American Body Armor, part of the BAE Systems Products Group has introduced the newest model in the renowned Xtreme Body Armor series - the Xtreme Force (XTF).

The new Xtreme Force provides more stopping power when compared to its
predecessor, the Xtreme XT and is also more flexible than the Xtreme XT.
Constructed from Honeywell's new Spectra Shield II, which utilizes a Spectra
fiber that is 15 times stronger than steel, and Twaron, one of the most
reliable bullet-resistant materials available, the Xtreme Force is a hybrid of technologies.

"With American Body Armor's unique hybrid engineering and Honeywell's new
Spectra Shield II, we have achieved an improved level of protection," said
Mark Zucco, brand manager of American Body Armor. "While maintaining the
strict performance standards of American Body Armor and the Xtreme Body Armor
series, we've developed a stronger and more flexible vest, making the XTF more
extreme than ever."

That legacy of hybrid engineering is the foundation of the XTF and is combined
with Spectra Shield II material, which utilizes Honeywell's proven Shield
technology and an improved Spectra fiber. The fiber has a specific strength
up to 40-percent greater than aramid fibers and helps Spectra Shield II
provide up to a 20 percent improvement in ballistic performance over previous
Spectra Shield ballistic composite products.

"Our ballistic composite materials have been protecting law enforcement
personnel for more than 20 years and Spectra Shield II builds on this
history," said Joe Gelo, business director of Honeywell's Advanced Fiber and
Composites business. "This partnership brings together some of the most
advanced ballistic materials and engineering techniques available.  We're
excited and proud to be working with American Body Armor and BAE Systems
Products Group to help protect those that protect us."

The Xtreme Force is currently available in NIJ-certified Level II vests and
will be available soon in NIJ-certified Level IIIA vests.

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