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Six of 10 LE Agencies Require Body Armor

September 30, 2009
Nearly all law enforcement agencies report that they provide body armor to their officers, but only 59 percent of the agencies require their officers to wear body armor at least some of the time, according to a new report announced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

Armor Express Awarded U.S. Marine Corps' Body Armor Contract

August 27, 2009
U.S. Marines will be wearing the latest in tactical body armor with ballistic panels manufactured by Armor Express.

Feds Sue First Choice Armor for Selling Zylon Vests to Police

August 6, 2009
The Department of Justice has sued First Choice Armor & Equipment Inc. and its founder, Edward Dovner, for submitting false claims about its bulletproof vests purchased for federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

30 Things You Need to Know About Body Armor

July 23, 2009

Once a curious novelty, today body armor is one of those things that a lot of officers take for granted. It's something that few officers give a second thought. But there's a lot that the average officer should know about his or her concealed "life preserver."

Safariland Produces First Multithreat Body Armor that Complies with New NIJ Standard

July 21, 2009
Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, has announced that it is the first body armor manufacturer to receive approval for a multi-threat armor model under the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

Point Blank Solutions Receives NIJ .06 Seal of Approval for Body Armor

July 17, 2009
Point Blank Solutions announced that three of the company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

Female Body Armor

July 9, 2009

You don't need to have majored in biology to know that men and women are not created equal-in measurements, that is. That's why female officers need ballistic vests made especially for their unique shapes. And now that women make up a more significant amount of the market share in law enforcement, body armor companies are taking notice.

Safariland Certifies Two More Body Armor Models Under New NIJ Standard

June 25, 2009
Safariland announced today that it has released two more body armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

Georgia Officer Kills Gunman After Being Shot in Vest

June 24, 2009
A Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., police officer who was shot in the chest by a gunman killed his assailant, according to police. The gunman's bullet was stopped by the officer's vest.

Safariland Introduces NIJ Standard-0101.06 Body Armor

June 2, 2009

Safariland’s XT-700 Type II (#BA-2000S-FC01) and XT-300 Type IIIA (#BA-3A00S-BR01) models have been determined by the NIJ to comply with the new NIJ-06 standard. Both models are part of Safariland’s XT‑Series of concealable body armor, and are now available for immediate purchase. As of this date, these are the only Threat Level II and Threat Level IIIA vests that have been authorized by NIJ under the new NIJ-06 standard.

Sabre Body Armor

May 1, 2009
Designed for officers who work corrections and the street such as sheriff’s deputies, Protective Products International’s Sabre Stab Armor offers both ballistic and stab protection. The NIJ Level II ballistic armor comes in three different spike protection levels.

Alexandria Police Officer Kyle Russel Inducted Into Safariland's Legion of Life

March 27, 2009
Officer Russel was wearing Safariland body armor when he was shot in the chest during a routine traffic stop outside of Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2008.

U.S. Armor Corporation To Open Southeastern Regional Service Center

March 26, 2009
U.S. Armor Corp. has announced the opening of its new Southeastern Regional Service Center, establishing a dedicated distribution and marketing facility for the Southeast United States.

MAE Export Management Appointed International Export Managers for U.S. Armor

March 25, 2009
MAE Export Management has announced that it has been appointed export managers for U.S. Armor products.

SHOT Show 2009: Best of Show

March 1, 2009

There were law enforcement exhibits in the lobby, in the hallways, in the meeting rooms from one end of the rambling convention center to the other. And they had a lot of great products on display. Here's a look at our favorites from this year's SHOT.

Ballistic Transformer

March 1, 2009

Imagine one item that can be deployed as a bomb blanket, a ballistic shield, and a litter for moving the wounded, just for starters. Protective Products International's Multi-Functional Armor Blanket (MFAB) does all this and more.

Charlotte Police Find TASER, Knives, and Gun in Wounded Suspect's Van

November 22, 2008
A convicted felon who was critically injured by Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers Thursday night may be the only one who knows why he was in a van with a gun, a Taser, two folding knives and a bulletproof vest.

Charlotte Police Exchange Fire with, Wound Man Wearing Body Armor

November 21, 2008
At 8:36 p.m., Metro Division officers tried to stop a white van with expired tags at 36th and North Tryon streets, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said.

No Excuses: Wear Your Body Armor

November 7, 2008
I find it inconceivable that in 2008 there are so many police not wearing protective vests. Body armor needs to be considered as standard and essential as the gun, badge, and uniform.

Armor Express Awarded Federal BOP Vest Order

October 14, 2008
A contract to produce some 10,000 spike resistant vests has been awarded Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
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