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MDM – ArmorWorks Is Back!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

After a brief hiatus, ArmorWorks is back in the market actively supporting several prime contractors with seating and armor systems both here and abroad.

Right now they are concentrating on the vehicle market, manufacturing seats for armored vehicles along with vehicle armor, including metal composite armor. However, they’ve got a long history of PPE development behind them they can reach from, based on customer requirements.

www.armorworks.com

Mission Ready Acquires ForceOne Armor Business

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

VANCOUVER, B.C. – September 22, 2016 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MRS) is pleased to announce that PTF Manufacturing Inc. (”PTFM”) has acquired certain manufacturing assets, trademark, customer list and 23 certifications of models that Comply with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (“NIJ”) standard-0101.06 for ballistic-resistance of body armor of ForceOne, LLC (“ForceOne”).

ForceOne manufactured a full range of tactical solutions that will now be manufactured by PTFM in the Tennessee facility including modular tactical vests, rapid entry vests, tactical outer shell vests, protector vests, E.M.S. carrier vests, navigator vests, and flexible shields. In addition, PTFM will offer the ForceOne armor accessories, including custom-fit carrier shells, concealable ballistic panels, pockets, pouches, ID panels, and protective carrying bags.

“The strategic acquisition of the ForceOne assets will complement and greatly enhance PTFM’s portfolio of tactical solutions at this pivotal and exciting time for the company,” states Rod Reum, President and CEO of Mission Ready. “The highly regarded NIJ Certifications will be invaluable to the Company in further validating our products and our dedication to the highest quality standards in personal protective equipment and the added equipment rounds out that which is already in place giving us a state of the art facility that will lower our overall cost of production.”

www.missionready.ca

Morgan Advanced Materials Awarded UK MoD Contract Valued At £1.1m  For Ballistic Shields

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The Composites and Defence Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials, a global leader in composite armour technology for personnel and platforms, has secured a £1.1m contract from the Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) to supply ballistic shields and supporting services.

The contract will see Morgan provide a range of bespoke ballistic shields drawing on Morgan’s class-leading composite armour technology capability. With outstanding levels of multi-hit protection, the shields showcase the latest in lightweight armour, ensuring maximum mobility and protection for army personnel in the arena of combat.


Duncan Eldridge, President of Morgan’s Composites and Defence business, also commented: “We are enormously proud to be supplying ultra-lightweight, bespoke ballistic shields to the Ministry of Defence. Our cutting edge ballistic composite materials knowledge, coupled with rigorous in-house research, development and testing has allowed us to create ultra-lightweight ballistic shields, delivering outstanding levels of protection whilst enabling maximum manoeuvrability.

For further information, please visit www.morgandefencesystems.com.

LBT INC Partners With Custom Armor Group To Provide Level IIIA Soft Armor Inserts For Their Recently Released Go Pack

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

LBT INC partners with Custom Armor Group to provide Level IIIA soft armor inserts with their recently released Go Pack, now offered in solid color variants.

Features:
* Small form “Go Pack”
* Large main compartment with tablet/laptop storage area on the back
* Medium sized exterior compartment
* Mesh storage area on exterior with draw string closure and loop for placement of morale patch
* Compartments secured with two (2) zippers with paracord pull tabs
* Adjustable padded shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap
* Drain grommet on bottom of bag
* Carry Handle
* Overall dimensions approx: 14L x 8W x 16H
* Weight: 1lb

Soft Armor Backing
* Armor fits into rear sleeve of pack keeping main compartment unobstructed
* NIJ certified level IIIA soft armor
* Certified up to .357 and .44 mag
* Weight: 1.24lbs sq/ft

lbtinc.com/8k3a

TYR Tactical – PICO-DS Assaulters Plate Carrier

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Introducing the NEW TYR Tactical PICO-DS Assaulters Plate Carrier (TYR-PICO-DS). It is a lightweight and configurable system. It acts as a scalable foundation which the operator can configure based on mission requirements.

It’s engineered utilizing their revolutionary PV material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. PV has been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil spec nylon. PV also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.

Features:
• PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
• Features the removable Swift Clip System for integrating chest racks and other accessories (COMING SOON)
• The circumference of the New Three Row Slotted Base Cummerbund incorporates poly mesh which quickens dry time in both arid and humid climates. It also allows excess heat to vent, further decreasing dry time.
• Removable MOLLE Front Flap with MOLLE/PALS webbing to attach mission specific pouches
• NEW 1.5” Low Profile Shoulder Pads with easy front to back overlapping adjustment
• Hard sewn zippers on the back of the carrier allow the user to integrate DS Assaulters Zip-On Back Panels (COMING SOON)
• Ballistic Vein increases load carriage performance, provides a rigid platform, reduces fatigue, stabilizes and enhances soft armor inserts.
• Reinforced Drag Handle

MSRP
Carrier Only: $395.95
T52/SP Soft Armor [Certified Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications]: $695.95

The TYR Tactical PICO-DS Assaulters Plate Carrier launches today. Take 15% off your entire retail purchase during the TYR Tactical Labor Day Sale with coupon code: LABORDAY16.

Sale Dates: Thursday, 1-Sept-16 – Tuesday, 9-Sept-16

www.tyrtactical.com/products/details/featured-products/tyr-tactical-pico-ds-assaulters-plate-carrier-NEW

TYR Tactical – Female EPIC Non-Cutaway System

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

In 2013 TYR Tactical began developing a female specific tactical carrier system. The first step was to gather both measurement and movement data for female users.

PROPER COVERAGE
• Protection of vital organs and breast tissue.
• Solution: Female shape body armor that has additional coverage around the breast tissue.

BASIC SHAPE
• Focus on female anatomy driven by the need support and stability.
• Solution: Shape carrier and ballistics to have an inset/cut-in above the breast tissue to accommodate shoulder rotation, female anatomy and allow for shouldering weapon.

PLATE LOCATION
• Current female systems lacked the ability to provide proper plate placement. The placement of the plate
did not lay flat on the torso of female participants. It would lay at an angle, applying pressure to the breast tissue area. This ultimately took away from the ballistic performance of the plate and soft armor.
• Solution: The front of the female carrier incorporates a gusseted plate pocket. This pocket relieves tension and pressure that is normally placed on the body from the hard plate in typical plate pocket configurations. This enhances the users range of motion to allow for increased ergonomics and performance. It also provides decreased hot spots on the body by utilizing our airflow chamber technology.

LOAD CARRIAGE
• In the past, load carriage has typically been static and designed in a vertical alignment which does not self-adjust with the operator’s natural movements.
• Solution: Female shaped components such as the shoulders, yoke, collar and belt were created to enhance the overall female system.

Introducing the TYR Tactical Female EPIC Non- Cutaway System (TYR-F-EPIC-NC). It was designed to ensure proper area of coverage while enhancing the users range of motion. This both increases the ergonomics and performance of the carrier.

The Female EPIC Non-Cutaway also incorporates our Patent Pending Female Shape. Two lateral darts contour around the females natural shape while still providing a full range of motion, support and eliminates excess compression on the breast tissue.

It’s engineered utilizing TYR’s revolutionary PV material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. PVhas been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil spec nylon. PV also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.

Features:
• Patent Pending Female Shape
• PALS webbing for MOLLE attachment
• Hydration/Communication Tabs for routing
• Attachment points for a 2-Wire Cutaway Cummerbund (Sold Separately)
• EPIC™ Low Profile Shoulders
• Our Patented Ballistic Vein Increases Load Carriage Performance, Provides A Rigid Platform, Reduces Fatigue, Stabilizes & Enhances Soft Armor Inserts
• Reinforced Drag Handle
• Removable Assaulters Zip-On Back Panel
• Semi-Rigid Exterior MOLLE Cummerbund
• Repair Buckle Kit
• T52/SP Soft Armor [Meets Level II NIJ0101.06]

The TYR Tactical Female EPIC Non-Cutaway System launches Thursday, 1-Sept-16 @Midnight. Take 15% off your entire retail purchase during the TYR Tactical Labor Day Sale with coupon code: LABORDAY16.

Sale Dates: Thursday, 1-Sept-16 – Tuesday, 9-Sept-16

www.tyrtactical.com

TYR Tactical – General Plate Carrier-Rescue Task Force Vest

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Introducing the TYR Tactical General Plate Carrier- Rescue Task Force Vest (TYR-GPC-RTF). It was specifically designed for Fire and EMS rescue personnel when responding to violent/active incidents. This carrier allows Rescue personnel to have level IV ballistic protection front and back and allows either level II or level IIIA side armor protection when working in the forward warm and hot zones of an incident.

It’s engineered utilizing TYR’s revolutionary PV material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. PV has been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil spec nylon. PV also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.

Features:
• Zipper top kangaroo pouch on front cummerbund flap for Tourniquets, wraps, hemostatic agents etc.
• PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
• 3” Wide Velcro Patches on Front and Back for Identification Panels.
• Fully Adjustable Padded Shoulders for Comfort
• Our Patented Ballistic Vein Increases Load Carriage Performance, Provides A Rigid Platform, Reduces Fatigue, Stabilizes & Enhances Soft Armor Inserts
• Accepts 5” x 10” side ballistic protection T52/SP or TXP3A soft armor (Sold Separately)

The TYR Tactical GPC – Rescue Task Force Vest launches Thursday, 1-Sept-16 at Midnight. Take 15% off your entire retail purchase during the TYR Tactical Labor Day Sale with coupon code: LABORDAY16.

Sale Dates: Thursday, 1-Sept-16 – Tuesday, 9-Sept-16

www.tyrtactical.com

Morgan Advanced Materials signs global distribution agreement with Level Peaks Associates

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Morgan Advanced Materials, a leading global manufacturer of specialist armour technology and soldier systems used by elite military and law enforcement applications, has finalised a reseller agreement with Level Peaks Associates, an internationally-renowned distributor of military equipment.

As part of the agreement, Level Peaks will be supplying products made by Morgan’s Composites and Defence business to help satisfy the demands of the global military equipment market. These will include selected items from Morgan’s acclaimed LASA™ (Lightweight Armoured Soldier Architecture) range of soldier protection equipment, including ultra-lightweight scalable ballistic inserts.

Jim Clarke, Head of Solutions at Level Peaks, commented: “Morgan’s LASATM soldier protection range is synonymous with class leading composite armour technology and innovation. By adding such an esteemed range of products to our portfolio, our mission to deliver the best in soldier protection systems where there is a demand can be realised.”

Duncan Eldridge, President of Morgan’s Composites and Defence business, added: “As an agency founded and staffed largely by army veterans, Level Peaks is without doubt one of the most trusted suppliers of military protection in the world. Their understanding of the challenges faced by military and law enforcement personnel places them in a strong position to promote our leading protection products to an international audience.

“We are proud to work in collaboration with such a prestigious partner, whose network of customers and credibility with the military and law enforcement communities will help consolidate Morgan’s position within the global market.”

For further information, please visit: www.morgandefencesystems.com/level-peaks