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PPSS Group’s Latest Body Armour Video The Most Powerful Yet

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

PPSS Group have released their latest body armour demo video today and it is the most powerful and most dynamic to date.

Witnessing a CEO who is willing to be subjected to assaults using knives, expandable batons, machetes, baseball bats and hypodermic needles is a very unique experience. He clearly trusts his products.

Having frequently produced product demo videos over the past few years, their CEO Robert Kaiser wanted to make sure this latest production really highlights his body armour’s true performance:

“Our mission statement is ‘to protect frontline professionals from human threats’ and this new video is once again physical evidence on what our body armour are really capable of.”

“Our objective is to protect and maybe even save the lives of those who protect us and serve their countries, and body armour made by PPSS Group will precisely do that.”

The firm’s stab resistant vests, as featured in the video, have made a worldwide impression due to their unmatched protection from blunt force trauma and unlimited shellfire. They are now being issued to several international homeland security agencies, such as the prison service, border control, immigration and customs, as well as privately owned security and facility management firms.

PPSS Group is headquartered in the UK but its body armours can be purchased via their international licensed distribution partners or their head office in North Yorkshire, England.

PPSS Group is specialised in the development, manufacturing and supply of high performance body armour, offering unrivalled protection from firearms, edged weapons and blunt force trauma. The firm’s social media presence: Face book , LinkedIn , Twitter , Go ogle+ and Instagram .

Armor Express Supports Our Nation’s Law Enforcement, Military and Special Ops Officers in Mission-critical Training at the 2018 Fort Meade Sniper Competition

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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Central Lake’s Armor Express is proud to be the headlining sponsor of the 2018 Fort Meade Sniper Competition, where police and military counter sniper teams from across the country will come together for five days of educational workshops and exercises focused on strategic training and advancing their skills. The forum, which runs from April 30 – May 4 in Maryland, will also benefit Project Healing Waters, an instrumental veteran’s advocate program.

David Jones, Armor Express’ Director of Federal Sales commented, “We’re excited to join our law enforcement and military officers at Fort Meade this year as they look to gain vital knowledge of the most effective tactics and the latest, innovative tools for sharpening their 21st century skills. We have a great opportunity to engage with the brave men and women on the front lines about the issues they face, their professional development needs, and how we can best support them with the mission-critical equipment and resources they require to perform and be safe. We look forward to a week of immersive and productive workshops that only parallel actual mission deployment.”

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Armor Express is sponsoring the headlining “Long-Range Precision Competition” which will include a maximum of thirty (30) teams representing various elite military and civilian law enforcement and special operations organizations from around the U.S. This event is also co-hosted by members of the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Area Law Enforcement agencies at the Local, State and Federal levels.

Participants will engage in marksmanship training and will have the opportunity to compete with their peers in various high-powered rifle shooting contests. The Long-Range Precision Competition will provide contestants the chance to exchange ideas around proven techniques and strategies related to counter sniper operations. Further, representative agencies will be able to interact with each other as well as with participating vendors to discuss areas of mutual interest.

During Vendor Day (scheduled for May 3rd), attendees will have an upfront view of Armor Express’ concealable and tactical ballistic systems including the Gen2 Razor™ Level IIIA; hard armor plates for rapid up-armoring such as the Abrams line of rifle plates in Levels III and IV, capable of withstanding today’s rifle round threats; flexible plate carriers; and lightweight Level IIIA ballistic helmets including the VPAM-certified AMP-1 TP from Armor Express and Busch PROtective. The Company’s protective solutions are proudly worn by federal agents in the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as officers at law enforcement agencies nationwide including the Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Office and San Francisco Police Dept. and Sheriff’s Office, among others.

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The Fort Meade Sniper Competition tests physical fitness, operational readiness, long distance performance under loud operational conditions, the challenges of engaging long distance moving targets, confidence in dropped or fallen rifles, ability to deal with weather effects encountered during the final firing position, cold bore firing performance, capabilities of built vs. bought rifles, planning and ability assessment during shooting and communicating. Special Patrol Rifle Events, including a 100 Yard Positional Movement Drill, a 100 Yard Moving Targets Drill, an Urban Multi-Position Pursuit Steel Shoot, and the Vendor Display – Shoot Off Tie Breaker will be conducted.

For more info on participation in this and future Fort Meade Sniper Competition events, visit fortmeadesnipercomp.com. View video coverage on YouTube.

Applied Fiber Concepts and Propper International Awarded New US Navy Body Armor Contract

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

St. Charles, MO – Applied Fiber Concepts, Inc. and Propper International have been awarded a contract to manufacture the new Naval Security Forces Vest (NSFV) for the United States Navy.

The NSFV, which was awarded through a solicitation from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) for a new ballistic vest designed to protect sailors, consists of a base vest and modular components for tailoring protection levels to defeat multiple ballistic and fragmentation hazards while performing security and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) duties.

“We’re proud to partner with Applied Fiber Concepts, one of the industry’s most innovative ballistic protection providers,” said Anderson Ward, Senior VP, Global Supply Chain Operations for Propper. “The sailors who wear this armor can perform their missions with confidence.”

Michael Haynes, VP of Business Development for Applied Fiber Concepts, echoed that sentiment. “Providing advanced ballistic protection that can be configured to best fit the mission will allow the brave men and women responsible for keeping us safe to focus on their jobs and feel confident that they are protected.”

Applied Fiber Concepts will produce all the Level IIIA ballistic inserts, yoke, and collar assemblies and Propper will manufacture the outer carriers for the one-year contract that has an option for up to four additional years. All the ballistic material included in the NSFV is fully NIJ-certified and tested to perform up to NIJ 0101.06 standards, the highest standard for ballistic protection. Total contract production is projected to reach over 51,000 units.

Back Bay/USA – Ripper

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

This is the Ripper in Natural and Black. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking the Ripper is made by Honor Point USA, and you’re right. What you may not know is that Honor Point is currently transitioning to become Back Bay/USA.

The Ripper’s full name is the Dyneema Tegris Kit System. You’ll note the use of Tegris Ballistic material which is laser cut to the desired shape and has some body to it, allowing it stand on its own. The material is assembled via a combination of sewing a rivets.

Look for the Ripper soon from backbay-usa.com

Crye Precision Adds Maritime Series Carrier And Pouches To Website

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Crye Precision just updated their website with the Maritime Series which consists of the Maritime JPC 2.0 (Swimmer Cut), Pouches and accessories. 


The biggest difference is that the items feature mesh construction for drainage in a maritime environment. 


It’s also important to note that the Maritime Series is made-to-order and not part of their standard stocking system. That means a minimum lead time of 12 weeks.

cryeprecision.com/armor-equipment/maritime-series

2018 USASOC Sniper Comp – KF Armory, LLC’s Modular Interlocking Ballistic Barrier System

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

KF Armory, LLC, exhibited their Modular Interlocking Ballistic Barrier System (MIB²S) at the USASOC 9th Annual International Sniper Competition. We should do a preview earlier in the week, but there are a lot of questions about what the system looks like.

Essentially, they are ballistic building blocks Which defeat up to .50 BMG Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (APIT) and in recent Department of Defense testing successfully stopped multiple MK 211 .50 Caliber Raufoss rounds and multiple RPG-7 HE Fragmentary rounds. You can configure them in any number of ways and as they lock together freestanding, rather than using a cement, can be easily reconfigured in order to use them in other ways, or to replace destroyed blocks.

KFArmory.com/MIB2S

Grey Ghost Gear Canada – Level 3+ Plate

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

At the IWA Outdoor Classics, Grey Ghost Gear Canada showed their new GGAP-31, a NIJ Level 3+ (06!standard) Hard Armor Plate which was designed and is manufactured in Canada. That means this Plate, which is a hybrid construction of silicon carbide and Dyneema is not subject to ITAR for international clients. It stops 7.62×51 (M80) @2780 FPS (6 shots 37mm max BFD) and 5.56×45 M855/SS109 @3020 FPS (6 shots 20mm Max BFD) and weighs 4.14 lbs / 1.879 kg.

www.greyghostgear.ca

KF Armory MIB2S Demo at USASOC Sniper Comp

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Alpharetta, Ga., March 17, 2018 – KF Armory, LLC, is a proud supporter of United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and will exhibit the Modular Interlocking Ballistic Barrier System (MIB²S) at the USASOC 9th Annual International Sniper Competition.  Attendees are invited to come visit the KF Armory Sponsorship table and the on-range live fire vendor display located on Range 37 on March 22nd and 23rd.

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The MIB²S defeats up to .50 Caliber BMG Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (APIT) and in recent Department of Defense testing successfully stopped multiple MK 211 .50 Caliber Raufoss rounds and multiple RPG-7 HE Fragmentary rounds.

The MIB²S was designed for maximum force protection with easy assembly, disassembly, and extreme durability. The MIB²S is the ideal solution for creating a man portable, rapidly deployable (and re-deployable), fire retardant, multi-hit ballistic barrier system for military, law enforcement, operational, and safety requirements. For more information about MIB²S please visit KFArmory.com/MIB2S

“We are honored to showcase our revolutionary ballistic defense system to USASOC. Our goal is to offer unmatched capability and versatility, which we feel will ultimately save lives.” said Tony Dill, Senior Vice President for Business Development, and Government Solutions for KF Armory.

KF Armory provides world class support, training and consulting services to Military, Law Enforcement, and civilian clients. KF Armory is a stocking dealer of firearms, NFA firearms, ballistic products, accessories and ammunition. For more information about KF Armory and their products, please visit KFArmory.com. For any inquiries regarding MIB²S, please contact Tony Dill at t.dill@kfarmory.com.