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Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Galactac AR500 Ballistic Armor Suit

Sunday, January 31st, 2016


Artist Ryan B. Flowers has been selling his Mandalorian-inspired Galactac armor sets for a while now, but this is the first time one’s been made of actual ballistic armor, and it has some high-profile industry names behind its creation. Ballistic armor manufacturer AR500, Heckler & Koch, SureFire, SOG Knives, Team Wendy, Armasight, and TEA Headsets all threw their support, and products, into the development of what is essentially a set of contemporary ballistic Mandalorian armor. This set was floating around the SHOT Show floor, spending its time between the H&K and AR500 booths, the later where we found it and took a few photos for your perusal.

Stay tuned for the further info on the development of this suit at a later date.

You can get a set of the non ballistic armor at

SHOT Show – Team Wendy Introduces Exfil SAR Visor

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The Exfil SAR Visor installs on the rails of the SAR Tactical and SAR Backcountry.  It is rated to both EN 166-2B and ANSI Z87.1 to protect your eyes from wind, debris and water.

CMSgt Paul Koester (USAF, ret) Joins Team Wendy as Military Market Manager

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

CMSgt Paul KoesterTeam Wendy is proud to announce that CMSgt (ret) Paul Koester has joined their business development team as the company’s Military Market Manager.

“Paul’s years of operational experience and immense knowledge of warfighter equipment is second to none,” said Jose Rizo-Patron, CEO of Team Wendy. “He is a great addition to our team and will have an important role in growing our domestic and international military business as well as contributing to our product development efforts.”

Paul retired from the Air Force in 2015 after 41 years of service as a Pararescueman and Combat Controller. Ending his career as the Chief Enlisted Manager for the 58 RQS at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Paul previously served as the AFSOC and PACAF Pararescue Functional Manager, Personnel Parachute Program Manager and Command Diver.

As the longest serving Pararescueman in the Air Force, Paul deployed numerous times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Northern Watch and Operation Southern Watch. He is a Master Parachutist with over 1000 jumps, a Naval Surface Warfare Center/CRANE Joint Small Arms and Sniper Rifle Certified Armorer as well as a designated marksman instructor.

He holds a bachelor’s degree of Aeronautical Studies and master’s degree of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in addition to a master’s degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University.

Paul resides in Nevada where he instructs tactical marksmanship courses, sky dives and gun smiths in his free time.

The Story of Team Wendy

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

This video, shown at a Concussion Summit sponsored by Case Western University and Team Wendy, was made to honor Dan Moore and Team Wendy. It details the origin of the Team Wendy name, as well as Team Wendy’s ongoing efforts in the development of helmet systems. It’s some great background, and if you’ve ever been curious about the Team Wendy name, here’s your answer.

Team Wendy & Polaris Giveaway To Support Mission 22

Saturday, December 19th, 2015


Team Wendy and Polaris are donating a helmet and E-Fat Bike to raise funds for Mission22. The bike and helmet will be on display at Team Wendy’s booth at SHOT and the winner will be selected Jan 31.

Australian Defence Force Selects Team Wendy Exfil Ballistic Helmet

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Tiered Combat Helmet Contract awarded to Aquaterro APS

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CLEVELAND – Team Wendy announces that its EXFIL Ballistic Helmet has been selected by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as Tiered Combat Helmet (TCH) of record (Tiers 2 and 3) for the Soldier Combat Ensemble (SCE). The five-year contract with two additional 2 year options was awarded to Team Wendy’s partner in Australia, Aquaterro APS.

The EXFIL Ballistic is the third model in the Team Wendy EXFIL line, following two popular non-ballistic tactical bump helmets: Carbon (released in 2012) and LTP (Lightweight Tactical Polymer, released in 2013).

With a complete helmet system weight of 2.6 lbs. for Size 1 and 2.75 lbs. for Size 2, boltless CAM FIT retention with Boa closure system for optimized stability and fit, cam-lock sliders for positive locking adjustment, and a customized Zorbium impact liner with 2 full sets of comfort pads, the EXFIL Ballistic is designed to be comfortable during extended use all the while providing leading edge ballistic protection.

“We are thrilled that the ADF has selected the EXFIL Ballistic as their Tier 2 and Tier 3 program of record helmet. We also appreciate the confidence that the ADF has placed in Team Wendy and our partner in Australia, Aquaterro” said Team Wendy CEO Jose Rizo-Patron. “Since launching our EXFIL helmet program 3 years ago, we have worked hard to not only put out some of the most advanced helmet systems in the world, but to also provide our valued customers with industry leading service and support.” Rizo-Patron continued, “Team Wendy also recognizes the importance of working with industry leading strategic partners. To this end, we are pleased to highlight the support of our partners that are associated with the EXFIL Ballistic Helmet – ArmorSource LLC, Wilcox Industries and Boa Technology Inc.”

Team Wendy Cyber Monday Sale

Monday, November 30th, 2015

AUSA – Team Wendy Unveils X2 Scalable Helmet Prototype

Monday, October 12th, 2015

I have to say that I was astounded at what I found in the Team Wendy booth.  When you first see their X2 Scalable Helmet Prototype it looks pretty much like their Exfil Ballistic but without rails.  Turns out, they’ve integrated a whole bunch of new tech into the design.


Once they removed the shell, you could start to see some serious differences. While this version was a 3D printed prototype, they are capable of making different shells for different threat levels. Beneath the shell is a carbon fiber bump helmet, that can be used alone.  If you’re following the logic, you can buy one helmet for both ballistic and bump applications.  What’s more, new shells can be crafted as threats arise and material technology improves.  Instead of purchasing new helmets, you could be purchasing new components. 


You can see the honeycomb lining with forward canted vents to help keep the air cool.


This honeycomb construction not only aids in structural strength and ventilation but also serves as a crumple zone during impacts in order to absorb impact. They are constructed of a flexible polymer using additive manufacturing technology and features a gradient in durometer. They are soft against the head and stiffer the further out they go. 


Below, you can see the bolt less retention system.  


Below is a closeup of the fixed front shroud.  


Finally, you can see their new accessory attachment system called Gear Utilization Tactical Rail (GUTR) along both sides and the rear of the helmets. It is also used to secure the ballistic shell.


While the TW-X2 is still a tech development effort, it certainly changes the realm of the possible in helmets.