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Texas SWAT Officer Shot in Vest Serving Warrant

June 6, 2014
A Grand Prairie, Texas, police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries when shot while serving a search warrant Thursday night.

Military Developing "Iron Man" Armor

May 29, 2014
The suit might eventually have other features unheard of only a few years ago, including an exoskeleton made of liquid armor, smart fabrics that could help stop hemorrhaging, enhanced sensory capabilities and Google Glass-like visuals.

Police Product Test: Point Blank Alpha Elite Vest

May 8, 2014

The Alpha Elite is soft, concealable body armor, available in NIJ Level II or IIIA for both male and female cuts and is NIJ 0101.06 compliant. Basically the same stuff we all wear on duty right now. Now let's talk about what sets it apart from technology of the past.

Man Who Invented Kevlar Dies in Delaware

April 24, 2014
Retired DuPont chemist Tom Bair died last week in Delaware. Countless police officers and soldiers owe their lives to Dr. Bair because he was instrumental in inventing Kevlar.

SHOT Show 2014: Armor Express Shows 4 New Vests

January 20, 2014
Armor Express showed four new ballistic vests at this year’s SHOT Show: the Bulldog, Hardcore SU, Revolution Plus, and Seraph Gen 2.

SHOT Show 2014: Point Blank Expands Alpha Elite Armor Line

January 16, 2014
Alpha Elite armor packages are now available in Point Blank’s new Elite concealable carrier and the Alpha-1 tactical armor systems for both male and female officers.

SHOT Show 2014: Are You Ready for Ballistic Underwear?

January 16, 2014
The underwear from U.S. Armor protects both the entire pelvic area as well as the wearer’s femoral arteries. It is made of NIJ-certified ballistic armor packages and sewn in multiple panels for breathability and heat dissipation. The moisture-wicking material features anti-odor technology.

SHOT Show 2014: Safariland Honors Calif. Agent Saved by Vest

January 16, 2014
Agent Nate Castro of the California Department of Corrections choked up as he was asked to tell the story of what happened to him nine weeks ago. “I can still smell the smoke,” he said.

SHOT Show 2014—Safariland Releases Lightweight, High Performance Armor

January 14, 2014
Ed Hinchey, body armor technical specialist with Safariland, says the company set out with the goal of creating the best combination of comfort and performance.

Point Blank Enterprises Rolls Out Level II and Level IIIA Alpha Elite Series Armor Systems

January 9, 2014
Point Blank Enterprises Inc., today unveiled the Alpha Elite Series NIJ Level II and IIIA tactical and concealable body-armor systems. Point Blank has announced that the full line of Alpha Elite Series products will be unveiled at the SHOT Show.

Heavy-Duty Hanger

November 29, 2013
With a load capacity well over 150 pounds the Tough Hook is purpose built for storing, hanging, and carrying heavy equipment such as body armor, tactical vests, and plate carriers.

IACP 2013: Point Blank and Dyneema Develop New Lightweight Body Armor

October 24, 2013
Point Blank has tested its Alpha Elite model AXIIIA with rounds exceeding 2,000 feet per second. The armor will be available in Point Blank concealed configurations and in Paraclete tactical models.

N.C. Officer In Coma Following Training Accident

October 4, 2013
A Morehead (N.C.) Police officer has been placed in a medically induced coma after one of his fellow officers accidentally shot him during a training exercise. Officer Garrett Hardin, 23, was shot in the chest during a Wednesday training exercise.

D.C. Chief: Second Officer Shot In Navy Yard Shooting

September 24, 2013
A second Metropolitan (D.C.) Police officer was hit by gunfire during last week's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, Chief Cathy Lanier said Tuesday.

Mo. Trooper's Vest Saves Him

September 23, 2013
A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper survived a shot to the chest after his body armor absorbed a bank robber's round.

Calif. Agencies Receive U.S. Armor Vests

September 12, 2013
U.S. Armor presented 18 ballistic vests to police departments in Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach during the Vests for the Best event.

ATPC-SPEAR Body Armor

August 20, 2013
The ATPC-SPEAR System contains a ballistic-shaped, battle-proven design that combines ballistic coverage and operator mobility. The foam and ballistic inserts inside a spacer mesh pad make the system one of the most comfortable systems available.

Detroit Officer Bra Sizes Mistakenly Released

August 14, 2013
A Detroit Police executive in charge of dispersing body armor to officers accidentally forwarded an email to subordinates that contained personal information including height, weight—and cup sizes.

Point Blank Enterprises Products Available on GSA Website

August 9, 2013
Agencies can purchase Point Blank Body Armor, PACA Body Armor, Paraclete, and Protective Products Enterprises from the U.S. General Services Administration online shopping website.

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable

July 19, 2013

Since the NIJ-6 standard was issued, both law enforcement uniform and body armor manufacturers have been looking for new methods of making ballistic-resistant soft body armor that meets the dictates of the standard, but is also thinner, lighter, and more thermally bearable.

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