Researchers from the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center discovered that by combining no more than two layers of graphene, they would be able to create an ultra-thin material that, when it is struck by a fast-moving projectile like a bullet, it suddenly hardens and protects the wearer.
December 25, 2017
Dyneema Anti Stab Technology is the company's latest patented anti-stab material for soft armor applications which can be combined with Dyneema soft ballistic products to develop multi-threat protection body armor.
April 19, 2016
ATS Armor LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC (ATS)), a global designer and manufacturer of advanced, lightweight hard body armor, achieved ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification on January 14, 2016 from Great Western Registrar LLC.
March 8, 2016
This certification demonstrates an additional level of confidence in Point Blank Enterprises’ ability to meet the needs of law enforcement professionals and consistently produce armor that continues to represent those samples used for initial performance testing.
February 29, 2016
The TacVent achieves separation of the armor from the wearer's body with space rather than material, using a corrugated panel of soft, rubbery plastic comprised of vented, vertical grooves. This panel pushes the armor away from the body by a half inch, which allows heat to escape from the torso and flow upward, uninhibited and out of the vest. Shelton says this effect cools the wearer's body surface by up to 14.5 degrees.
September 10, 2015
Central Lake Armor Express (DBA Armor Express) has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification with the addition of the BA 9000:2012 certification.
September 9, 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.
May 29, 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.
April 24, 2014
Armor Express showed four new ballistic vests at this year’s SHOT Show: the Bulldog, Hardcore SU, Revolution Plus, and Seraph Gen 2.
January 20, 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.
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.
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.
January 16, 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.
January 14, 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.
January 9, 2014
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.
October 24, 2013