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Body Armor Dramatization

June 10, 2011

This segment was produced for an upcoming NIJ body armor production by Shooters Productions. In this clip, Wheeling (W.Va.) Police Officer Brandi Alderman, actor Paul Jeffries, and actress Kimberly Monahan dramatize an actual incident narrated by the officer who lived it.

Lighthawk PC (Plate Carrier)

May 26, 2011
The new Armor Express Lighthawk PC is a heavy-duty yet streamlined "Plate Carrier" that rapidly enhances your level of ballistic protection. It's perfect for active shooter response situations.

NIJ Opens Body Armor Grant Period, Requires Mandatory Wear Policy

May 23, 2011
In addition to implementing mandatory wear for the 2011 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) grant, the NIJ also extended the application deadline to 53 from 30 days. The BVP application period closes July 7.

ProTech ICW BR01 Type III/IV Rifle Plate

April 29, 2011
Safariland's ProTech Tactical ICW BR01 Type III/IV Rifle Plate is a high performing 10 x 12-inch plate that has been certified in conjunction with BR01 Type IIIA flexible body armor.

Lighthawk LT Vest Carrier

April 29, 2011
The Lighthawk LT is Armor Express' latest carrier capable of converting your concealable vest panels into a sleek and highly functional "Light Tactical" ensemble. The LT is compatible with the Lighthawk's modular ballistic accessory kit, allowing users the ability to scale up or down based on mission-specific threat assessment.

Safariland Adds Female-Specific XT01F Type IIIA Armor To ABA Xtreme Line

April 8, 2011
The XT01F Type IIIA is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates high performance Gold Shield, Curv (solid) technology and covered dart technology.

Tenn. Sgt. Killed In Gunfight With Prison Escapee Wearing Kevlar Vest

April 2, 2011
Sgt. James Timothy Chapin, a 26-year veteran, was shot in the head during a foot pursuit with the suspect, whose Kevlar vest protected him from numerous police bullets. A bullet from the suspect struck a second officer, Lorin Johnston, in his ballistic vest.

Safariland Adds HP01F Type II Female Model To ABA Xtreme Line

March 25, 2011
Tested against the 9mm and .357 Magnum NIJ-designated rounds, the HP01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology, vertical and horizontal Geometric technology, and state-of-the-art materials such as Curv (framing) and Dyneema.

DSM Dyneema Introduces Protective Clothing at UK Trade Show

March 22, 2011
At the exhibition, DSM Dyneema will feature examples from industry leading manufacturers, together with new innovations and concepts for personal protection that will demonstrate the fiber's unique high strength at low weight, according to the company.

Safariland Adds Two Second Chance Female Armor Models

March 17, 2011
The Second Chance SM01F Type II and SM01F Type IIIA arrive in the Second Chance brand. These new vests are hybrid designs that feature Core Matrix Technology, high-performance Honeywell Gold Shield, and radial offset pleating for 360-degree protection around the bust.

Safariland Adds Type II Female Armor Model To Savvy Line

March 15, 2011
The newly introduced SM01F Type II joins the SM01F Type IIIA as the first NIJ-06 compliant, form-fit female armor to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9mm and .357 Magnum NIJ-designated rounds, the Savvy SM01F Type II is also the first NIJ-06 certified armor panel to offer water-resistant Gore-Tex fabric as a panel covering.

Vest Saves Philly Officer Shot by Suicidal Man

March 14, 2011
Officer Nicoletti and Winans struggled in the kitchen with Winans grabbing the officer's gun and firing a shot that grazed the officer's vest. Hearing his partner yell, "He's got my gun," Officer McCarthy headed to aid his partner and fatally shot Winans.

NIJ Requires Mandated Wear for Body Armor Funds In Dallas

March 3, 2011
The NIJ has informed the agency that, "If we're going to supply funds, we expect the officers to wear the vests," Janse said. "In order for us to continue receiving the funds, they're asking us to make it mandatory."

Slain Florida Cop Wasn't Wearing Body Armor

February 23, 2011
St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon said he will review the department's policy of optional body armor for officers. Chief Harmon said vests have improved substantially, yet Florida's heat and humidity have made it hard for him to mandate them for all officers.

Safariland Adds 7.62x51mm Stopper To Protech Line

February 15, 2011
The HA-BR01 ICW BA-3A00S-BR01 is a seven-pound, ceramic, single-curve rectangular design with clipped corners that can defeat six impacts from a 7.62x51mm, 147-grain FMJ , as well as one impact from a .30-caliber M2-AP (Armor Piercing) round.

New Military Helmet Blocks Rifle Shots

February 11, 2011
The Army plans to begin using an improved combat helmet in the fall that greatly improves resistance to rifle ammunition, surpassing the capabilities of the Advanced Combat Helmet now in use.

Safariland Adopts DuPont Kevlar XPT Technology

January 26, 2011
The new body armor (MN01 Type IIIA) is a thin, flexible design that features a hybrid of DuPont Kevlar advanced-fiber ballistic materials. The combination of these materials, which includes DuPont Kevlar XPT, provides enhanced ballistic performance against special threats such as FN 5.7x28mm hollow point bullets.

SHOT Show 2011: Safariland Inducts Officers Into Saves Club

January 19, 2011
Safariland Saves Club Liaison Ed Hinchey said membership in the club was "extremely exclusive." Safariland inducts officers into the Saves Club only after a Safariland body armor product protects them from death or serious injury.

SCOTUS: Felons Still Can't Own Body Armor

January 10, 2011
The court declined to hear the appeal of Cedrick Alderman, an ex-convict from Washington state who challenged a 2002 federal law making it a crime for former felons to possess body armor. Alderman was sentenced to 18 months in prison after he was found with body armor during a police stop.

Body Armor Saves Ohio Officer

January 4, 2011
Ashtabula (Ohio) Police Lt. Rodney Blaney is now recovering from a round that struck the ballistic armor covering his chest and saving his life during a traffic stop.
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