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IWI Expands Its Riot Control Solutions Portfolio with the GAL Versatile Protective Suit

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

IWI expands its riot control solutions portfolio, with the launch of its patented, unique and revolutionary riot-control protective suit – the GAL Versatile Protective Suit (VPS)

Adaptable to all scenarios, the VPS is designed for use by law enforcement agencies. Extremely lightweight, it provides complete protection from trauma injuries

Milipol Paris, 19-22 October, Parc d’Exposition, Stand 5A D067

19 October 2021, Ramat Hasharon, Israel. IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – a member of the SK Group (founded by Mr. Samy Katsav), and leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for military forces, police units, law enforcement agencies, and governmental entities around the world – announces the expansion of its comprehensive range of riot-control solutions as it launches the patented GAL Versatile Protective Suit (VPS). Designed for the protection of forces while maintaining public order, the lightweight, wearable protection system is adaptable to all scenarios.

The GAL VPS absorbs massive kinetic trauma and reduces and diverts the transfer of a blow to the body. A comprehensive, 3-level operational solution, the GAL VPS is flexible and easy to wear. It includes a vest and arm and leg protectors, all anti-trauma, and weighs just 4.4 kg at W2 and 5.9kg at W4, making it the most lightweight protective suit, while the unique design enables users from small to large size to wear it. The system is also covered with an anti-abrasion material as standard, or with flame retardant material according to the customer’s needs.

Together with the bullet proof and anti-stab ultralight vest and ultralight ballistic helmet, the GAL VPS is the most up-to-date, versatile protective suit available today. Moreover, following a stringent testing process and crash tests, the system has achieved German standard VPAM KDIW 2004 Cubic/ Wurfel.

“In the past year, we have witnessed the growing need for a professional personal protection system that provides a solution for security forces in the face of diverse missions and minute-by-minute situational changes,” says Ronen Hamudot, Executive VP of Marketing and Sales at SK Group. “We have developed a single kit that provides different levels of protection and addresses any scenario, including covert missions, search and arrest missions, dispersal of demonstrators, and more. This GAL VPS is an addition to the overall solution offered by IWI in the field of public protection. IWI continues to pursue its goal of providing complete solutions to its customers, by constantly developing the most advanced systems in the world.”

Adept Armor President Publishes “Body Armor: and Light Ballistic Armor Materials and Systems” Book

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Jake Ganor, president of Adept Armor publishes a book providing a comprehensive understanding of how armor plates are designed, the materials used, performance characteristics, ballistic testing protocols, and what’s in the near future for body armor.

Carrollton, Texas (October 2021) – Adept Armor president, Jake Ganor, has just published an Amazon Kindle Edition book and Amazon paperback book rated number 1 new release in Military Technology for the body armor end-user, titled: “Body Armor: and Light Ballistic Armor Materials and Systems.”

The book helps the end-user, whether military, law enforcement, security, or private citizen, better understand the materials and science behind ballistic body armor systems. It gives a general overview of today’s offerings, as well as, providing a history of body armor in the modern era.

“My approach has been to simply provide information in as straightforward and readable manner as possible.” Jake Ganor wrote in the preface. He further notes that “There are several technical books available on the subject of modern ballistic armor, but those books focus on much heavier vehicular armor systems, and the materials and methods involved are very different. This is the first book available on the material construction of body armor.”

The book is divided into four sections. The initial chapters review the main types of body armor offered today. Subsequent chapters dive deeper into body armor materials, properties, histories, uses, and what the future holds. The third section reviews the combat helmet and its history. The final section includes appendices providing the reader with supplemental statistical, technical, and terminological information, including a comprehensive glossary.

Jake Ganor’s experience in the body armor and ballistic protection market combines materials engineering and industrial design with a Parametricist philosophy to create new designs that are novel, unexpected, and highly effective. Parametricism emerged from the iterative and algorithmic design paradigms enabled by computer-assisted design software. By testing all design possibilities through modeling software, the optimal solution is ultimately revealed.

For any person who must wear body armor while on the job, or is thinking about purchasing body armor for personal protection, or is interested in the technologies behind ballistic protection, this book will become a favorite reference. When purchasing ballistic protection, there is much to consider besides price, and Body Armor: and Light Ballistic Armor Materials and Systems will provide the reader with authentic and reliable information to make that critical purchase.

“Body Armor: and Light Ballistic Armor Materials and Systems” is available on Amazon, Kindle edition is $5.99 and the paperback is $14.49.

Interested in armor materials, systems, test methods, and current threats? Check out Adept Armor’s incredible knowledgebase of information and glossary. Learn more about Adept Armor on their new website or follow them on Facebook

Honeywell Introduces Gold Shield MT for Multi-Threat Protection in Ballistic Vests for Law Enforcement

Monday, October 18th, 2021

·   New high-performing, lightweight ballistic material provides increased protection from both blades and spikes; meets stringent regulations for law enforcement vests

·   Company’s Gold Shield and Spectra Shield products used globally for advanced armor applications

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Oct. 18, 2021 — Honeywell today announced Gold Shield® MT, a revolutionary high-performing ballistic composite material that provides advanced protection from multi-threats, such as blades and spikes, as well as bullet-stopping capabilities and controlled backface deformation in ballistic protective vests for law enforcement. The newest addition to the company’s innovative line of Gold Shield and Spectra Shield products, Gold Shield MT will be introduced at Milipol Paris.

Gold Shield MT uses Honeywell’s patented Shield technology made with aramid fiber and new innovative process technology for stab resistance, and extends Honeywell’s Gold Shield product line for law enforcement from ballistics protection to multi-threat protection from blades and spikes. Honeywell’s Gold Shield outperforms woven aramid products in protecting against various types of trauma such as multi-hit, ballistics and backface. It also enables ballistic protection vests to have the durability and strength that meet the strenuous requirements of law enforcement vest applications.

“Honeywell’s global supply of ballistic composite materials helps ensure that law enforcement agencies and militaries have access to the world’s leading armor technology,” said Tim Swinger, general manager of armor at Honeywell Life Sciences & Protection Industries. “With Gold Shield MT, manufacturers of ballistic protection vests can incorporate a multi-protection lightweight material into designs that offers increased protection against both blades and spikes, and contributes to ballistic resistance performance.”

Gold Shield MT meets global regulatory standards for law enforcement vest applications, including NIJ, VPAM, and CAST for stab and impact resistant protective equipment. 

To meet the global body armor demand, Honeywell in 2019 announced increased production capacity of its proprietary Spectra fiber, an ultra-strong, yet lightweight fiber made from ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for use in advanced armor applications. Honeywell’s Spectra Shield and Gold Shield products have been widely adopted and proven for the most advanced armor applications globally, from bullet-resistant vests, breast plates and helmets to combat vehicles and military aircraft- all of which require lightweight solutions and superior performance. 

“Gold Shield MT will allow Honeywell to offer new solutions through our Shield portfolio to provide even more comprehensive protection with multi-threat ballistic material for next-generation protective gear for the military and law enforcement,” added Swinger.

Pound for pound, Spectra fiber is 15 times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float. It has up to 60% greater strength than alternate aramid fiber. Spectra fiber is made from UHMWPE using a patented gel-spinning process.

Honeywell maintains an active Spectra fiber and ballistic materials research program focused on continuous improvement and development of high-performance materials. For more information about Spectra fiber, visit www.honeywell-spectra.com

Sneak Peek – Thorax Plate Carrier from Haley Strategic Partners

Friday, October 8th, 2021

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OpEx 21 – TYR Tactical Canada

Monday, October 4th, 2021

TYR Tactical Canada was the primary driving force behind Operator Expo. They displayed their new Canadian content Level 3 stand alone armor plate, the TYR-HA-30102

This UHMWPE plate weighs 3.31 lbs (medium plate) and is competitively priced.

They also featured two mannequins outfitted with their various kit including shield and uniform.

Premier Body Armor Announces Multicam Black Backpack Inserts

Monday, October 4th, 2021

GASTONIA, N.C. – September 30, 2021– Premier Body Armor, a leader in body armor systems to defend against handgun, shotgun, and high-powered rifle threats, is proud to announce the availability of select Level IIIA Backpack Inserts in Multicam Black™.

“Premier Body Armor’s backpack inserts are custom made for an exacting fit in many backpack designs and offer easy-to-use protection and portable convenience that allows armor to go with you everywhere—no excuses—even onto planes,” said Jason Mammano, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Premier Body Armor. “The ultimate accessory for your MCB Vertx bag is now available from Premier Body Armor in MCB to match and complete the package.”

These armor inserts are ideal for EDC. The Level IIIA inserts are tested against common handgun rounds such as 9mm, .40, .45, and .44 magnum and Special Threat Tested against 12 Gauge buckshot and slugs, Liberty Civil Defense 9mm, and FN 5.7×28. Inserts are also stab and slash resistant.

Premier Body Armor inserts are specifically designed for functionality and dependability. The .22”, lightweight and soft panel will provide years of service and safety. They are tested to meet the NIJ ballistic standards for Level IIIA and are constructed of USA made Kevlar® and feature a 500 Denier CORDURA® outer shell. Color options for most inserts include Black, FDE, Multicam™, and now Multicam Black.

Learn more about Premier Body Armor and their complete line of armor at premierbodyarmor.com.  

Agilite Offers Limited Edition MultiCam Black K19 Plate Carrier

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Agilite have made a Special Edition Limited run of the K19 Plate Carrier in Multicam Black which are available at their website now. The Israeli SF carrier is now one of the highest selling plate carriers in the USA and is known for its inordinate comfort. There is currently no plan to re-make this product in Multicam Black so to score one, go to  agilitegear.com/collections/combat-gear/products/k19-plate-carrier where it’s available for a short time with free shipping.

DSEi 21 – C2R FAST Chameleon

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

The Chameleon is C2R FAST’s latest creation. It consists of a Base Carrier seen here which accepts skins in different colors and patterns, allowing you to change the camouflage of your vest without buying a new one.

Here’s an example. In less than a minute, this vest was transitioned to MultiCam Alpine.

Here you can see how it works. The skin features two openings which are stretched around Tegris lips to keep the skin aligned and in place.

If you can think of the pattern, they’ve got it, or can do it.

The Chameleon will be available for order as soon as C2R FAST launches their new website in the next few weeks.