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TenCate Advanced Armor Awarded Contract for X-Side Ballistic Insert by US Army

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

TenCate Advanced Armor is pleased to announce the award of a four-year, dual source framework contract for the X-Side Ballistic Insert (XSBI) portion of the U.S. Army Vital Torso Protection (VTP) body armor plate program.

TenCate Advanced Armor will compete for each order of the $265m contract for X-Side Ballistic Insert hard armor plates. Deliveries of the initial orders are expected to begin in 2021 after first article testing and approvals, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 27, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

“The award is a testament to the leading position of TenCate Advanced Armor USA in the development and manufacturing best-in-class body armor products for the US warfighter, and we are very proud to supply the Army with the XSBI plates” says Col. (ret.) Andy Mills, president, TenCate Advanced Armor USA.

TenCate Advanced Armor USA, Inc. is a major provider of personal protection solutions for police departments, federal agencies, and large multi-year government programs. With years of experience in body armor development and manufacturing, TenCate Advanced Armor USA, Inc. provides a diverse portfolio of stand-alone (SA) and in-conjunction (IC) plates with special capabilities to meet the needs of US and allied warfighters and law enforcement officers.

Agilite K19 – “The Plate Carrier Re-Defined” Now Shipping

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

The K19 Plate Carrier, which Agilite are calling “The Plate-Carrier Re-Defined” is officially shipping to the general public from today, March 5th. 

They describe it has having numerous subtle but revolutionary features that no other plate carrier has as explained in the official video on the product page.

Designed, tested and battle-proven in Israel with some of the IDF’s most elite units, The K19 has been through 20 rounds with ISF SOF before officially being cleared for release today. 

Unique features include a new Egress™ Quick-release system and proprietary Fast-Adjust™ Cummerbund that can be adjusted and fine-tuned in real time, by the wearer. Many modern plate carriers employ Quick-release mechanisms but they always come at the expense of not being able to adjust the fit easily, quickly and by yourself.  

Other notable features include a one-size-fits-all cummerbund that actually fits well on all body sizes and types and a multi-size plate bag absolving the need to make complicated and risky sizing choices when buying. 

You know the K19 will always fit you or members of your team regardless of your loadout or mission set. This is also important for procurement professionals who can be sure it will fit all their guys (or girls) well.  

It is available in Multicam, Ranger Green and Black on the Agilite Website here or on GSA here.

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Crye Precision LV-MBAV Plate Carriers and Radio/Side Armor Cummerbunds Now Available from O P Tactical

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Genuine Crye Precision LV-MBAV Plate Carriers and LV-MBAV Radio/Side Armor Cummerbunds are available for Pre-Order exclusively at O P Tactical! This rare classic design is still issued to certain units and has never been commercially released, until now. Khaki, Multicam, and even a handful of Ranger Green models will be available. If you’ve ever wanted this unobtainium plate carrier at a reasonable price, this is your chance. Don’t miss out!

SHOT Show 20 – Grey Ghost Gear Introduces New Back Panels

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Grey Ghost Gear showed a full line of zip on back panels for armor vests.

They’ve even got an adapter for those vests without incorporated zippers.

The panels use the same zippers as the Crye systems so there’s some compatibility here in both directions.

SHOT Show 20 – LBT Inc

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

LBT Inc showed some design concepts utilizing Whiskey Two Four’s ACRONYM fabric which is two layers of 500D nylon fabric joined back to back using a proprietary bonding process. 

One example is this 6904 G3 carrier. They also exhibited the 3-Day Gen 2 which not only incorporates the laser cut ACRONYM, but also TPU zippers and a Velcro field at the top.

SHOT Show 20 – Velocity Systems

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Velocity Systems (booth #8411) is exhibiting a new special threat hard armor plate.

It’s SAPI shaped and has been certified to defeat:
2 strikes of 7.62x54R
2 strikes m80 Ball
4 strikes of M855/SS109
4 strikes M193
4 strikes 5.45×39 76N
4 strikes 7.62×39 PS Ball/MSC

5.25 lbs for medium at .5 inch thick.

SIG Range Day – TYR Tactical Armors Hendrick Motor Sports STEED

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Hendrick Motor Sports Silent Tactical Energy Enhanced Dismount, in my opinion the most impressive improvement to small unit mobility since the mule, is now even better.

The STEED remains capable of improving mobility and load carriage for the squad. This electric cart has zero emissions and can carry up to 500 lbs over complex terrain at speeds from 0-6.5 mph. STEED will even climb stairs and can be used in water.

But now it is armored thanks to TYR Tactical. They’ve armored the motor underneath and developed a kit to mount a level IV Ballistic Shield. The shield adds 43 lbs to the front of the STEED which they’ve offset with a soft container for ammo crates at the other end.

See the new Agilite K19 Plate Carrier System at SHOT Show 2020

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Agilite will be launching their new K19 Plate Carrier System and other new products at SHOT Show 2020-Come by the Agilite booth (Booth #20659) to see the latest warfighter equipment from Israel.