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Shellback Tactical – Hard Armor Plates

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


Coming soon from Shellback Tactical : New Hard Armor branded plates in Level III and Level IV. They are NIJ 0101.06 Certified and Made in the USA and listed on the NIJ CPL List.

FROG.PRO Laser Cut-Air Warrior Plate Carrier

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

This is the FROG.PRO LC-AWPC (Laser Cut-Air Warrior Plate Carrier).

Their take on a PALS compatible system consists of a proprietary composite fabric called LAHYCO, made of Hypalon and Cordura 500D.  It allows them s to add some special features such as utility holes for shock cord or slots for QASM buckles.

Its light weight (480g).  The inner ballistic plates pouches, thanks to the Open Top design are suitable for any shape of rigid ballistic plates. The low profile design allows the wearer to use it as a concealed vest. The supplied adapters allow it to attach the new LC line chest rigs.

Available in Coyote Tan, Ranger Green, Vegetato EI, MultiCam.

MDM – Rigid Plate Carrier from National Molding

Friday, September 25th, 2015

We first showed you National Molding’s Rigid Plate Carrier during last year’s Modern Day Marine Expo. Since then, they’ve continued to refine their design and begun to garner some interest in the technology.


Below, you can see the components of the RPC which encapsulates the plate. The plate can be removed for inspection or replacement. You can also see that the RPC incorporates National Molding’s Quad Release.


Finally, this photo depicts a translucent RPC panel, used in ballistic testing. They have demonstrated rather promising containment of projectile spall.

OPT – Mayflower MBAV Assault Plate Carrier

Thursday, September 24th, 2015


A plate carrier that accommodates USSOCOM issued MBAV soft armor and SAPI plates. Must feature high degree of scalability, modularity, PALS webbing, QASM compatibility, while maintaining the fundamentals of simplicity in wear and maintenance.

OPT’s owner approached Mayflower about making simple modifications to the time proven, simple design of the APC. This is an APC sized to hold MBAV soft armor and SAPI plates, with added features of a removable front flap that exposes a pile tape belly area that easily accommodates any QASM compatible placard or chest rig, and updated slim shoulder pads with thin foam padding and stretchable tweave covering.

An affordable, highly modular, armor carrier, that provides any USSOCOM Operator with a high degree of load flexibility, and mobility; whether in training, or on the battlefield.


Available in Coyote, Ranger Green, MultiCam and MultiCam Tropic.


Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Australian Defence Apparel has been supplying the Australian Defence Forces with uniforms and equipment since 1912. Most recently, they’ve added body armor systems such as the issue Modular Combat Body Armour System and Tiered Body Armour System to the Australians. However, they are constantly developing new kit, such as this SKD covert body armour system which you may have seen Prince Harry wearing during Maritime CQB training in Australia right before he left Her Majesty’s forces.


They’ve also worked with FirstSpear on a developmental vest in MultiCam Black vest.


While there are just a few of its full capabilities, below are a few photos of their new Skullable vest.


The Skullable vest is scalable, with PALS compatible load carriage options, that can go from just soft armor all the way to a fully armored solution with the ability to combine components in order to create a variety of vests. For example, you could combine the skeletal cummerbund with the soft armor carrier without you late pockets.


One of the things that’s pretty cool is the removable pad system.

ADA also displayed a combat uniform variant for LE.


They’ve used Cordura as reinforcement in the elbows and knees.  It’s more targeted than we generally see.

We’ll keep you posted in the near future on additional ADA developments.

Armour Wear Releases Its SPARC Lite Carrier

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015


Aug, 31st 2015: Armour Wear, the leader in tactical products innovation has officially announced its newest entry into the industry; The Special Purpose/ Application Releasable Carrier (SPARC) Lite. The SPARC Lite plate carrier is a non-quick release version, of its most recently released hard use carrier (the SPARC). The SPARC Lite will still accommodate standard 10in X 12in hard plates, along with soft armor liners. The only difference is the SPARC Lite will be offered without the Quick Release Buckle (QRB) system (The SPARC Lite will still retain a two-step method of doffing). This will allow customers a deeper cost savings, while still enjoying all of the quality and features of the SPARC. The QRB system can then still be purchased later on by the user directly from Armour Wear.

Always having the consumer in mind, Armour Wear has the SPARC Lite rated at a $204.95 MSRP, and the QRB system at $99.95 MSRP.

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Angel Armor Receives National Recognition Through NTOA Member Tested And Recommended Program

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) August 25, 2015

Angel Armor, LLC (“Angel Armor”) today announced Angel Armor Ballistic Door Panels have received the highly respected National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended status.

Products are tested and scored in 13 possible categories on a scale of zero to five. The Ballistic Door Panels have been recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association, receiving an overall score of 4.88. One Law Enforcement Product Reviewer awarded the Ballistic Door Panels a score of five in all 13 categories, totaling a perfect score.

“We all agreed that having the IIIA door panel gave us a sense of confidence that it can provide cover during surprise attacks,” said NTOA Member and Product Reviewer. “I do not go on the street without my vest, and now I do not want to go without my Ballistic Door Panel. We are now looking into getting the ballistic panel for the rest of the fleet.”

Angel Armor Ballistic Door Panels give Law Enforcement the advantage to protect and respond. The thin and lightweight design installs with unprecedented ease, the fastest in the industry.

“Our panels provide more than just protection, they instill confidence and ultimately peace of mind.” said Dave Goldfain, Director of Sales and Marketing for Angel Armor.