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Police Protective Gear 2019

Manufacturers are bringing to market a number of innovative armor products this year.

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Armor Express to Highlight Protective Solutions at SHOT Show

Armor Express will unveil its newest innovations in ballistic technology, carrier designs, hard armor applications, and accessory tools at the 2019 SHOT Show.

What You'd Change About Body Armor

In an informal and highly subjective poll, POLICE asked officers what's good and bad about ballistic vests and what needs improvement.

Things That Matter Most

Don't wait until tragedy strikes to recognize the importance of taking a moment to ensure your safety.

Echelon Materials Working on Ballistic Fabric to Defeat Rifle Rounds

The fabric called TiTek uses a defeat mechanism that is cutting-edge, according to Echelon. It’s a patented fabric that weaves tiny, sharp-edged titanium discs into the plane of the fabric using the very Kevlar threads that comprise the fabric. These discs present their sharp edges to the incoming round and cut it to shreds as it passes.

Point Blank Prevails in Lawsuit Over Vest Suspension System

The United States Federal Court in the southern district of Florida has denied a motion for class certification of a lawsuit that was filed against Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., and has dismissed the case. In the case, a few individual Ohio police officers and two law enforcement associations alleged that a nationwide class should be certified to pursue claims that Point Blank’s Self-Suspending Ballistic System for shoulder straps used on ballistic vests was defective.

MIPS Developing Brain Protection System for Law Enforcement Helmets

Originally established to develop helmets for the action/motorsports market, MIPS has broadened its focus to include protecting the brains of law enforcement and armed forces personnel from injuries resulting from rotational motion.

KDH Defense Systems Wins Prestigious DEA Contract

KDH Defense Systems Inc. has been awarded a competitive, multiple-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract for ballistic body armor from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

SOB II Second Generation Collapsible Defense System

The SOB II is an evolution of the legendary collapsible defense system pioneered by Special Ops Bunker.

DuPont Develops Lightweight Ballistic Helmet Material

Designed with optimum ballistic properties and impact resistance, Tensylon HA120 ensures maximum protection and lightweight durability for high-performance helmet applications, the company says.