Archive for the ‘Armor’ Category

Beez Combat Systems – AR Chest Rig GRID

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Beez Combat Systems AR Chest Rig GRID

The ultimate in laser cut chest rig performance.

Both end pockets are wider to support radio or firearm.

Molle pouch compatible for user configuration.

2″shoulder webbing with 1″ buckles on the rig.

Quick release shoulder and waist buckles.

Full length interior pocket.
H-harness with GRID.

Standard or Pull-forward Lat strap design.



The AR Chest Rig GRID is available in a 3mag, 4mag, 5mag and 6mag configuration. Color options are currently: MultiCam, Coyote and Black.

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DSEI 17 – Revision JTAC Vest

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

In collaboration with the US Air Force, Revision has been working on a vest for Joint Terminal Attack Vest. In particular, they’re concentrating on a baseline which Airmen can customize, based on individual needs. The base armor vest is a modified Crye Precision AVS and Revision is working on the power and data management. One of example of what you’ll see is a series of apps to control the various components and human interface.

Additionally, Revision ran me through their work on the next generation of headborne systems through the introduction of Sensys. Look for additional details soon.

DSEI 17 – Eagle Industries Ergo Performance System

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The Ergo Performance System is designed to fit any armor carrier system. Essentially, it offers standoff between you and the carrier and mitigates some of the energy from the weight of the carrier when moving around.


When fitted inside the rear of the carrier, it disapates heat, increasing air flow/ventilation by 50%, decreasing heat under back panel of the carrier by 12-16o F, and lowers abrasion points.


The Ergo Performance System is made from 500D Nylon, Dri-Lex and Squadron Laminate. It weighs 1.15 lbs and is offered in Black, Coyote and MultiCam. Part number EA-HA-CLL.

PPSS Group – New Emergency Body Armour Will Help Protect Civilians

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Designed for individual protection, a new rapidly deployable ‘Emergency Body Armour™’ is offering the latest in globally respected and field-tested body armour technology, displaying truly outstanding protection from edged weapon, such as machetes and knives.


Following a number of well documented knife attacks on civilians in recent years, PPSS Group started a comprehensive R&D project with the aim to design a ultra-lightweight body armour that can be strategically located in public places and deployed within a very few seconds, in case of emergency.

The UK firm is now making this new ‘Emergency Body Armour’ available to airports, train stations, hospitals, city centre hotels, and other key locations civilians may flee to and seek shelter when faced by a suddenly occurring threat.


According to the company behind this concept, this latest ‘Emergency Body Armour’ also offers unmatched protection from blunt force trauma injuries, usually suffered following an assault by a blunt object.

A top healthcare security specialist in Britain wished to remain anonymous, but commented: “To have something small, compact and lightweight stashed away or strategically placed that you could pull out and throw on, would make a huge difference between a potential life and death situation.”

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group strongly agrees with this statement. Presenting at yesterday’s global product launch at London’s Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel he said: “An Emergency Body Armour makes sense, and it will help to protect human lives and reduce the number of casualties when a serious threat occurs.”

Following the issuing of body armour to all Police Forces in the UK in the 90s, many hospital and university security teams have now equipped their teams with stab resistant vests since. The same can be said for several public sector enforcement teams, such as Trading Standards, Licensing, Community Safety, Environmental Health and Car Parking Enforcement.

Beez Combat Systems American Sentry GRID Plate Carrier Cumber

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Beez Combat Systems American Sentry GRID Plate Carrier Cumber


General Features:

The ultimate in laser cut plate carrier performance.
Modular laser cut attachment points on entire vest for maximum versatility.
Padded 3D mesh interior provides additional comfort and airflow.
The plate carrier has a full adjustable cummerbund.
Bottom load hard plate – supports 10×12, ESAPI Medium and Large, Swimmer cut.
Side plate pockets on the inside of cummerbund – supports 6×6, 6×8 and 7×8.
Cummerbund has velcro access for soft armor inserts(6×12-15″) or rigid inserts.
Concealable rear adjustment sleeve for cummerbund.
8” Shoulder pads with laser cut routing and fully adjustable shoulders
Reinforced drag handle
Materials / Construction

§ 500 denier Cordura and GRID
§ MIL-Spec thread, hardware and velcro.
§ Tubes™ FirstSpear® Tubes™ are trademarks of FirstSpear, LLC

The Plate Carrier is available in MultiCam, Coyote and Black. For more info please check out:

Shellback Tactical To Offer Banshee Armor Carrier in USAF Digital Tigerstripe Camo

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Due to recent high demand for US Air Force Digital Tigerstripe, Shellback Tactical has announced they will offer the Original Banshee and Banshee Elite 2.0 in this pattern.

They will also be available on GSA Advantage.

Canadian Forces Seeks Sniper Body Armour System

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Public Works Canada has issued a tender for a Sniper Body Armour System. The details are below, but they only want 319 systems with an option for up to an additional 240 systems over the following 36 months. With numbers that low, it seems like a waste of resources to issue a tender. Just buy something off the shelf from a five eyes partner.  However, they are looking for Canadian content here, so if two or more Canadian companies bid, they won’t consider outside bids.

They explain thier requirement:
The sniper community currently has access to the in-service Fragmentation Protective Vest (FPV) that is worn by all Canadian Forces (CF) members. The in-service FPV is an all-in-one system, meaning the soft armour and in-service Bullet Resistant Plate (BRP) pockets are part of one garment. While the in-service FPV provides excellent ballistic protection, it hinders the snipers ability to operate effectively due to its bulk and restricted range of motion. Therefore it was determined that snipers require a less restrictive garment that allows flexibility of protection and movement based on operational needs.

The Sniper Body Armour System (SBAS) to be delivered under this contract is composed of three components. The first component is the SBAS External Carrier (SBAS EC) that will hold the SBAS Ballistic Panel (SBAS BP). The second component is the SBAS Plate Carrier (SBAS PC) that will hold the in-service BRP. The third component is the Bilingual User Instructions Card that provides important information related to sizing and wearing/caring for the SBAS.

The SBAS will provide ballistic protection to members of the sniper community with improved flexibility of movement and protection options. The sniper will wear individual components or both to maximize ballistic and fragmentation protection.

Item 01 – Sniper Body Armour System (inclusive of all related components) – quantity: 319 units

This requirement also includes options to purchase additional quantities as follows:
Item 02 – External Carrier Rear – estimated qty: 140 units
Item 03 – Ballistic Panel Rear – estimated qty: 140 units
Item 04 – External Carrier Front – estimated qty: 140 units
Item 05 – Ballistic Panel Front – estimated qty: 140 units
Item 06 – Plate Carrier Rear – estimated qty: 140 units
Item 07 – Plate Carrier Front – estimated qty: 140 units
Item 08a – Sniper Body Armour System (inclusive of all related components) – estimated qty: 240 units

One of the things I really appreciate about Public Works is that they are very specific about how they will evaluate a candidate’s bid proposal.  For example, go take a look at this Technical Evaluation Workbook.  If only the American acquisition community were so transparent.

Read the full details of the solicitation here.

Blueridge Armor Releases Vengeance Series Hard Armor Shield Line

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

BlueRidge Armor announced the launch of the VENGEANCE™ series, a new hard armor tactical shield line. Introductory models of the new ballistic shields were displayed July 13th and 14th at the ADS Warrior Expo East in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The VENGEANCE™ Series builds off BlueRidge Armors popular WMX1 Transporter Platform. Partnering with Dix Defense distribution and Elzetta Lighting, maker of the toughest flashlights on the planet, the new series introduces an exclusive patent pending viewport, and two available patent pending lighting systems. The VENGEANCE™ viewport offers the same side to side peripheral vision of a traditional rectangular viewport, while improving lower peripheral vision and maintaining a high degree of upper helmet coverage as the result of its unique Deep-V top.

Elzetta Lighting developed two new shield handle systems with integrated high output LED lights. A Horizontal handle system incorporates a proprietary single point, ambidextrous pressure switch eliminating exposed wiring. The revolutionary Tridextrous™ handle system offers three grip angles and greatly improves ergonomic three-point control of the shield. Three intuitive light activation points are easily accessible for both right and left handed users. Both systems feature high output 1000 lumen LED lights, incorporate distinct diamond textured grip surfaces and are proudly made in America.

BlueRidge Armor, LLC., Dix Defense and Elzetta Lighting are independent, privately held companies.

For further information please contact:

BlueRidge Armor LLC, Phone – 844-556-M855 – email –

Dix Defense, Phone – 336.558.9512 email –

Elzetta Lighting, Phone – 859-707-7471 email –