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Point Blank Enterprises And Tactical & Survival Specialties Awarded Exclusive Body Armor Contract For The FBI

Point Blank Enterprises and Tactical & Survival Specialties has announced that they have been awarded an exclusive contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide body armor. The full release can be read below:

Point Blank Enterprises and Tactical & Survival Specialties Awarded Exclusive Body Armor Contract for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Pompano Beach, FL and Harrisonburg, VA, October 20, 2014 – Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank” or “PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, and Tactical & Survival Specialties (TSSi), the oldest privately held tactical equipment company in the United States, today announced that the companies have secured an exclusive contract to provide the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with the Alpha Elite™ body armor system. The initial contract award is for a period of one year and provides an additional, four one-year options with a maximum dollar value of $30 million over the life of the contract.

“This is a major win for our organization and for TSSi, our strategic partner, and we couldn’t be prouder to be chosen as the exclusive providers of body armor systems to the FBI,” stated Michael Foreman, Point Blank’s EVP of International Business Development, Federal Sales and Marketing. “For the past few years, we have worked on developing systems for all servicemen and women, including Military, Law Enforcement, Special Forces and the Federal Government. With our breakthrough in ballistic protection, leveraging DSM’s Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology, our Alpha Elite system is the perfect solution. It truly is our honor to now service one of the most prestigious organizations in the world, the FBI.”

As the first and most advanced body armor ever to be designed around the revolutionary Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology, the Alpha Elite™ AXII and AXIIIA ballistic packages have exceeded all performance requirements, including tests for maximum velocity approaching or exceeding 2,000 fps. Made possible through the fusion of polymer science, fiber technology and uni-directional engineering, key features include:

• Multi-hit performance exceeding FBI protocol
• Special-threat performance exceeding FBI protocol
• NIJ Standard 0101.06 compliance in Level II and IIIA configurations
• Extremely high effectiveness against fragmentation
• Extraordinarily efficient absorption of impact energy
• Lightest NIJ .06 Level II and Level IIIA products
o Level II is 20 percent lighter than the best models in the industry
o Level IIIA is nearly 25 percent lighter than the average of the best models in the industry
• Thinnest NIJ .06 Level IIIA product – over 30 percent thinner than the average of the best Level IIIA packages in the industry
• Highest performing Level II model – outperforms the previous best Level II models by five percent with a higher v50
• Ballistics available in the Elite concealable carrier and the Alpha-1 tactical armor systems for both male and female officers

PBE’s R&D team developed Body Armor Kits (with and without plate carriers) specific to the FBI’s requirements. All of the carriers (concealable and tactical) utilize the Alpha Elite Level IIIA technology.

“This was a stringent selection process where weight, flexibility and comfort were critical. Most important, was finding a solution that met various protection protocols and that’s what drove us to partner with Point Blank,” said Bill Strang, President and CEO of TSSi. “The systems developed for the FBI are unlike any other in the market, with the best ballistic protection possible. Other government personnel can also benefit from this contract and we hope they do, as we can provide them with the same system, or develop a modified solution that addresses their mission-critical needs. It is our honor to work with the FBI and we take great pride in knowing we are making a difference – protecting Government personnel that strive to protect us every day.”

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9 Responses to “Point Blank Enterprises And Tactical & Survival Specialties Awarded Exclusive Body Armor Contract For The FBI”

  1. J Booth says:

    Very good press release. Does anyone know what happened to Dragon Skin Body Armor? It seemed to be very popular a few years ago, but always mired in controversy. Is it still around and does it work?

  2. JustAcivie says:

    Armour

  3. Dragon Slayor says:

    J Booth, I still wear dragon skin – it’s pretty great.

  4. Rus says:

    Dragon skin – wow, there is a blast from the past…
    Air Force bought into it, but of the first 300 we got were defective. Poor quality control, between 1/2 to 3/4 had to go back to the manufacture (straight out of the box), piss poor stitching, missing disks, broken disks… And before we got them back, big blue found out that they weren’t NIJ certified. So, the AF terminated the contract, Pinnacle took us to court and lost! I think that all the rest of the armor got boxed and shelved…
    I think the biggest reason was the just absolute piss poor quality control; who wants to bet their life on something that comes out of the box falling apart or broken?

  5. Bruce says:

    Which level was selected?

  6. Konstantinos says:

    What about the problems with laminate materials here ?
    http://www.ar15.com/mobile/topic.html?b=10&f=17&t=652256&page=1