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Warrior East 18 – LBT 6094 QRC

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

LBT displayed their new Quick Reaction Clip variant of the venerable 6094 Armor carrier at Warrior East.

The TK Buckle at the shoulders facilitated a quick cutaway and can be actuated by the pull of a lanyard or via push-button on the Buckle itself.

In addition to the buckle, the 6094 QRC features laser cut PALS and LBTex, their new laminate material.

www.lbtinc.com

Warrior East 18 – TYR Tactical EPIC Armor Vest In Grey

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

TYR Tactical recently produced a run of their EPIC Armor Vests for the Phoenix PD’s SAU.

This goes to show that Grey, which has become quite popular in Europe and Canada for LE clothing and equipment, has begun to gain a foothold here in the US.

www.tyrtactical.com

DuPont Launches New Lightweight Helmet Innovation at Eurostary

Monday, June 11th, 2018

DuPont Safety & Construction will launch a new lightweight innovation for tactical helmets, DuPont™ Tensylon® HA120, at Eurosatory, June 11-15, 2018.

“DuPont™ Tensylon® HA120 is a new material for helmets that provides maximum ballistic protection at a lighter weight than traditional helmets, taking some of the load off the men and women on the front lines,” said John Richard, vice president and general manager, DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex®.

“Tensylon® HA120 enables helmets to be up to 40 percent lighter than traditional helmets allowing military and law enforcement members worldwide to stay safer and move faster with improved mobility.”

Designed with optimum ballistic properties and impact resistance, Tensylon® HA120 ensures maximum protection and lightweight durability for high performance helmet applications. Optimizing the performance of traditional Tensylon® solid state extruded ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) film technology, allows manufacturers to make lightweight ballistic helmets with superior protection from bullet penetration and low back face deflection (BFD), in a single-step processing cycle. To improve mold release, bonding to paint and abrasion resistance, a Tensylon® HA120 core can be co-molded with outer skins of woven fabrics made with Kevlar® fiber.

“Innovation is a continuous process at DuPont,” Richard said. “We’re constantly looking for new solutions that are stronger, lighter and more comfortable for the men and women protecting us. They deserve the best protection, so they can stay focused on the high-risk job of safeguarding their communities and their countries.”

The new Tensylon® HA120 material and other DuPont ballistics solutions will be featured at the DuPont Safety & Construction booth located in Hall 6, Stand J251 at Eurosatory 2018 at Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris. Customers and the media also are invited to attend a DuPont Safety & Construction reception at the Le Chalet des lles restaurant, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. CEST.

www.dow-dupont.com

Rampart Range Day 18 – Angel Armor Door Armor

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

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The Angel Armor Door Armor Panel is a drop in Level III Armor system which requires no modification to the vehicle, making it a great option for LE vehicle fleets as well as commercial vehicles used in low-viz ops. There is also a soft armor Level IIIA Panel available.

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There is also a Level IIIA Transparent Window Armor Panel which is pressure fit against the upper and lower window frames.

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Angel Armor is available in Canada through Rampart Corp.

Diamond Age – The Future of Armor

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Leading edge anti-ballistic armor systems integrating the latest in enhanced multi-hit performance and durability in ceramic armor systems.

McKinney, Texas (May 2018) Diamond Age, a materials science and engineering firm focused on the R&D of leading-edge anti-ballistic armor systems announce their new rifle resistant Bastion Helmet and the Forcefield armor.

In addition to their work with ceramic materials and armor alloys, Diamond Age is a leading producer of boron nitride nanotubes for ceramic reinforcement. Boron Nitride Nanotubes are a nanomaterial that strengthens metal, glass and ceramic composites. Diamond Age is able to offer this material in an 80 – 90% purity and in a dense form (HD-BNNT) suitable for composite production.

“Regardless of the science behind our products, all our customer base of law enforcement and military professionals really want are lightweight products that can be worn all day, in a variety of environmental conditions while offering superior ballistic protection,” Jake Ganor, CEO of Diamond Age said. “It’s our job as engineers to come up with a level of protection that goes beyond NIJ regulations. This is not the next generation of anti-ballistic armor, but the ultimate generation.”

The BASTION Helmet is the first combat helmet that can withstand direct hits from all common rifle rounds including steel core rounds, at muzzle velocities. It has been tested and withstood rounds from 7.62 x 51mm M80, 7.62 x 39mm PS ball, 5.56 x 45mm M855A1, 5.56 x 45mm M193, 5.7x28mm SS190, and various handgun and SMG threats.

It is augmented with an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber and ceramic strike-face and designed for extreme use in the field. The BASTION helmet is completely modular featuring a full 5-plate configuration which covers the entirety of the helmet shell for manning turrets, vehicular patrols and tactical raids and entries. Infantrymen can configure to a lighter set up using on the front and back tiles, while snipers may choose to wear only the front tile. The BASTION accommodates Wilcox® shrouds without sacrificing any coverage and M-Lok rails are also available. The helmet includes the industry’s most advanced padding system, from 4D Tactical, for comfort and optimal performance against high-impact rifle rounds.

The Diamond Age Forcefield armor panel offers superior protection from a variety of high-velocity SMG special threats such as 7.62 x 25 mm Tokarev (over 1700 fps), 5.7 x 29mm (over 2100 fps) and the HK 4.6 x 30mm (over 2000 fps). Further handgun special threats tested and defeated include 80-grain solid copper 9mm SCS rounds. Knives, spikes and needles have also met their match with the Forcefield. The Forcefield also exceeds the military’s requirement for military-grad frag with a V50 against the 16fr RCC tested at over 2180 ft per second.

Yet the Forcefield for all its protective qualities is as thin and light as the average soft armor panel in its class at just 6.8mm and 1.17 pounds per square foot. Designed for uncompromising protection for SWAT, military and high-risk security personnel, the Forcefield is available in BALCS-cut panels and BALCS armor carriers are also available.

Diamond Age is an Associate Member of the National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED). For more information on Diamond Age anti-ballistic armor, visit www.diamondage.org

SOFIC 18 – WL Gore & Associates Prototype Chem Bio Armor Plate Bag

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

What happens when you’re on a mission and your armor plate gets slimed? Sure, you’re wearing a protective ensemble, but what other vital equipment is protected from contamination?

That’s the question Gore’s Chem Bio Team asked themselves. One of the solutions they came up with was this prototype Plate Bag, made from their Ultra Barrier an impermeable fabric.

www.gore-tex.com/professional/military/chemical-biological

TYR Tactical Tuesday – Patented Female Shaped Body Armor

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

TYR Tactical® began designing the Patented Female Shaped body armor system in 2014 in direct response to the US Army’s Soldier Protection System solicitation.

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Knowing that existing male or unisex systems do not allow female users to properly perform basic tasks and still maintain comfort, TYR Tactical® conducted Biomechanical and Female Athletic Performance Studies.  TYR Tactical’s findings provided the framework for its ergonomically shaped ballistics and carriers that conform specifically to the female anatomy.  The shape and structure of its Female Body Armor System allows females to perform their duties comfortably and enhance their capabilities without jeopardizing their protection.

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US Patent No. 9,970,736, Patent Pending in Australia, Europe and Canada

Two lateral darts on the tactical outer carrier contour around the female’s natural shape while still providing a full range of motion, support and eliminates excess compression on the breast tissue.

Learn More: www.tyrtactical.com/news/details/tyr-tactical-receives-patent-for-its-female-shape-body-armor/

Center for New American Security – “Soldier Protection Today”

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

“Soldier Protection Today” by Center for New American Security researchers Lauren Fish and Paul Scharre examines
the state of soldier protection today – both its value and limitations.

Their findings include:
-Body armor is effective at ballistic protection.
-Such protection comes at a price, and the weight of body armor has increased substantially.
-The conservative nature of body armor standards may mean that armor is overdesigned in several respects. -This means there may be opportunities for weight savings while still addressing the most prevalent threats.
-Body armor does not provide adequate protection from blast-induced brain injury, the signature wound of today’s wars.

Download your copy here.