Very interesting news from Blue Force Gear. I noticed Safariland has been adopting the new webbingless MOLLE technology.
LAS VEGAS, NV—January 17, 2014—Blue Force Gear® announced today that they have reached an agreement with The Safariland Group to license their Helium Whisper™ technology for U.S. domestic manufacture as part of PROTECH® Tactical, an armor brand of The Safariland Group. The Safariland Group is the largest company to receive licensing rights for Helium Whisper and will use the Patent pending technology to enhance products they provide to law enforcement markets.
“The Safariland Group shares our passion for helping the good guys to make it home safe,” said Ashley Burnsed, founder and CEO of Blue Force Gear. “We are extremely happy to work with them.”
Combining PROTECH Tactical’s cutting edge armor with lighter modular pouches allows officers to respond to emerging threats with speed and agility.
“The Safariland Group has a reputation for offering innovative and exciting products to the law enforcement market,” said Glenn Katz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Safariland Group. “We are excited to bring this excellent product line to a wider audience through this distribution and licensing agreement with Blue Force Gear.”
Helium Whisper allows modular pouch backs to be constructed from a single piece of high-performance laminate versus the multiple straps and snaps of older attachment systems. This amazing breakthrough increases strength and durability of pouches while eliminating failure points and reducing weight by up to 60 percent. Helium Whisper has a proven track record with elite U.S. Special Operations Forces.