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Diamondback Tactical Introduces Tactical Performance Skin Technology

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Diamondback Tactical has released two new tactical assault carriers that feature a built-in, patent-pending Tactical Performance Skin, or TPS Technology. The introduction of the D-TAC (Dynamic Tactical Assault Carrier) and the M-TAC (Modular Tactical Assault Carrier) expands Diamondback Tactical’s line of advanced tactical assault carriers. Featuring TPS Technology, the D-TAC and the M-TAC offer operators a multi-functional lining that drastically reduces the overall weight of the carrier and adds ballistic, slash, and fragmentation performance. The combination of TPS Technology with these advanced carriers enhances its strength and durability. Diamondback claims it makes them 10 times stronger than other traditional tactical carriers.

“The release of the D-TAC and M-TAC carriers represents a big leap forward by Diamondback in the advanced tactical marketplace, and push the edge of the envelope of technological innovation in the armor industry,” says Andrew Bair, CEO of Diamondback Tactical. “Diamondback prides itself in leading the tactical armor systems market. Our design engineers continue to make high-performance quality products that many leading operators prefer.”

The DYNAMIC TACTICAL ASSAULT CARRIER (D-TAC) is a lightweight plate carrier featuring TPS Technology. The scalable design of the D-TAC increases operator maneuverability and can easily scale from a low-profile plate carrier to a tactical assault carrier with bicep, groin, throat, collar and lower back protection.


The MODULAR TACTICAL ASSAULT CARRIER (M-TAC) is a full-coverage tactical carrier utilizing advanced materials to increase strength and durability in a lightweight design. Incorporating their proprietary TPS technology, the M-TAC is more than 4lbs lighter than Diamondback’s UTOC (Universal Tactical Outer Carrier). The M-TAC is a top-load concealable cut carrier with expanded soft-armor coverage that both increases operator maneuverability and can easily scale from a low-profile tactical carrier to a full-coverage tactical assault carrier with bicep, groin, throat, collar and lower back protection.


DBT Launches Training Division – Partners with Ashlar Technologies

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

This is an interesting move by Diamondback Tactical.

Diamondback Tactical, a world leader in mission-specific tactical armor systems, announced today the launch of its new training capability. Partnered with Ashlar Technologies, a premier security, training and intelligence solutions group, Diamondback will now offer to its law enforcement, military, and specialty clients state-of-the-art security training and technology solutions. In addition, this powerful combination allows Diamondback and Ashlar clients the ability to design and build customized armor product systems to meet their specialized needs.

In conjunction with Ashlar Technologies, Diamondback will expand its training opportunities to include more adaptive approaches for its own product training, and offer clients specialized training in special weapons and tactics, tradecraft, advanced technologies, and special operations. The depth of training that Diamondback Tactical and Ashlar Technologies can provide with this partnership directly supports Diamondback’s growing law enforcement, federal, specialty, and private contractor client base.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ashlar Technologies to the Diamondback team,” said Andrew Bair, Chief Executive Officer of Diamondback Tactical. “The capabilities and level of sophistication that Ashlar brings to our training division is impressive, and our clients will benefit greatly from their depth of knowledge, experience, and proven capabilities in the special operations, training, and intelligence communities.”

Led by Paul Mullis and Steve Stormoen, who are both former CIA officers with backgrounds in special operations, Ashlar brings an approach for elite training, tactics, and systems solutions that greatly complement Diamondback’s advanced-technology mission-specific armor.

“Based on our experiences in the special operations and tactical environment throughout the world, we have partnered with Diamondback because their products lead the market in quality and technology, and we have 100% confidence in their ability to protect our clients in all scenarios,” said Steve Stormoen, Executive Vice President of Ashlar Technologies.

To learn more about the training programs offered by Diamondback Tactical, contact a field representative, or visit

DBT Launches Facebook Page

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012


Diamondback Tactical has launched a new Facebook page where followers can check out the latest DBT news, view new product information and interact with 5 industry experts for info on their products.

“Our aim is to build a community of like users, in whom we can provide resources and answers to regarding the industry as a whole, and as it pertains to our company,” says Angela Milligan, Director of Marketing for Diamondback Tactical. “The greatest external resource to our company is our operators. We learn about our business by taking an interest in what they think, feel and know. Facebook is the perfect social media platform to foster this type of interaction.”

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DBT Wins Body Armor Contract For FBI

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Diamondback Tactical announced that after a down select, it has been awarded the body armor contract for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

“We are truly honored to have been selected as the exclusive provider to the FBI,” says Andrew Bair, CEO of Diamondback Tactical, “and we are committed to delivering our highest quality armor system to support the Bureau and protect its personnel. In addition, we are proud to have a premier customer like the FBI recognize the quality and market leadership of Diamondback Tactical, and we look forward to continuing our service and support to its critical mission.”

Prior to the contract award, Diamondback Tactical was the sole-source supplier for mission-specific tactical armor kits for the FBI-Defensive Systems Unit. With the new award, Diamondback Tactical will remain the exclusive provider for supplying the FBI with a tri-compliant ballistics package which is tested in accordance with the NIJ Standard-0101.06, the FBI 4.0 Protocol and the DEA (2009) Protocol.

“Diamondback’s state-of-the-art armor system is optimized for the demanding performance and functional requirements of the FBI and its agents, and we look forward to demonstrating our superior capabilities throughout the length of this five-year contract,” says Mike Runella, Director for Specialty Programs and Contracts at Diamondback.

Diamondback Tactical has a dedicated program management and production team aimed at meeting the requirements for the FBI under this contract.

DBT Announces End Of Year (EOY) Program

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Diamondback Tactical has announced the details of its End of the Year (EOY) purchase program to enhance the government customer’s purchasing experience during the fiscal year end month of September. The program, which began September 1, 2012 will continue through September 30, 2012. Customers will have three vehicles for using EOY monies to make purchases: the online store, direct email and a dedicated team of EOY specialists for over-the-phone purchases.

“We definitely understand the needs of all of our government customers during this time,” says Mike Jewell, Director of DoD Programs for Diamondback Tactical. “We hope the implementation of these three programs will make it easy for our customers to identify a purchase outlet that best fits their schedule and needs.”

During the EOY program, government customers will be able to purchase overstocked inventory products through the online store at a 15% discount by using an exclusive discount code. This discount code can be retrieved by contacting the EOY Program Director, Mike Jewell at [email protected]. Purchases made through the website are processed immediately. For customers who want to plan out their purchases and don’t have the time to speak with a customer service representative, an email account has been established for immediate correspondence with an EOY specialist. Customers may email their quote or purchase requests to [email protected] for immediate attention. Finally, customers that prefer the comfort of speaking to an EOY specialist can call 800-882-7667, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

With September 30th being the fiscal year end, Diamondback Tactical will also extend its hours on September 28th through September 30th for 24 hour service. Customers can call 24 hours during these days to make any last minute purchases directly through the factory. Continue to check for more information and details for contacting an EOY specialist during this time.

DBT Appoints New CEO – Expands Executive Offices

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Diamondback Tactical announced today that it has expanded the executive office positions within the company, beginning with the appointment of Andrew Bair as Chief Executive Officer. The change comes in response to the company’s continued growth, and the need for dedicated leadership offices. Also as part of this expansion, Dale Taylor has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, along with Jesse Walcott as Chief Financial Officer.

“These appointments will position the company for the next stage of growth and success,” said Andy Bair, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for Diamondback Tactical. “We have a talented team of experienced professionals whose expertise and technical capabilities give Diamondback Tactical a significant advantage in this changing global marketplace. The expansion of our officer positions will help lead these teams toward our growing success.”

Mr. Bair has more than 25 years of experience in the US Government and national security industry, advising U.S. and foreign governments, international organizations and manyother leading international security firms. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Diamondback Tactical, Mr. Bair served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. He will also continue his duties as an active Operating Partner at Torch Hill Investment Partners. Before joining Torch Hill and Diamondback Tactical in November 2011, Mr. Bair served as the Chief Executive Officer of two Washington-based national security-consulting firms, and as the Senior Vice President of the Willis Group of New York.

“We are proud of the accomplishments made over the last couple years,” states George Lund, Torch Hill and Diamondback Tactical Chairman. “The appointments of Andy, Dale and Jesse strengthen this organization as we continue to maintain our position as the global leader in mission-specific, advanced tactical armor systems.”

Dale Taylor brings more than 24 years of hands-on experience and strategic knowledge to the business. Mr. Taylor’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer will leverage his years of advanced product development and gains in manufacturing efficiencies.

Jesse Walcott has spent much of his career investing and operating in the defense and government services, automotive and firearms industries. Most recently, Mr. Walcott served as the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for IAP Worldwide Services, a $1 billion revenue defense contractor controlled by Cerberus. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Walcott will focus on the day-to-day treasury management, as well as the company’s portfolio monitoring and development. Mr. Walcott also serves as an Operating Partner of Torch Hill Investment Partners.

DBT Announces New DoD Program Director and National Sales Director

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Diamondback Tactical has hired Mike Jewell as Director of DoD Programs,. They’ve also promoted Norm MacLeod to the position of National Sales Director for State and Local Law Enforcement.

“We are excited about the value that Mike and Norm bring to our sales team,” says Roland VanSkiver, Vice President of Global Sales for Diamondback Tactical. “They bring a wealth of knowledge, and have a strong passion for serving this industry with hard work and integrity.”

As Director of DoD, Mike Jewell will be responsible for the development and maintenance of new business within the defense and military sectors. Jewell served 11 years in the United States Air Force Security Forces as a military working K-9 handler. He has served in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and an assignment to the USMC 1st FAST and 13th MEU (SOC) in support of Operation Resolute Response. Jewell has also worked as a part of the protective security detachment team for DynCorp in support of the U.S. State Department CIVPOL program in Baghdad, Iraq. Jewell was instrumental in the initial development of Diamondback Tactical’s DoD program as the Military Special Operations Program Manager.

As National Sales Director Norm MacLeod will be instrumental in strengthening Diamondback Tactical’s state and local distribution network for domestic sales, and for providing day-to-day guidance for the state and local sales force. Prior to his promotion as National Sales Director, MacLeod served as the Northeast region account manager for Diamondback Tactical. MacLeod has more than 32 years of experience holding various positions throughout the body armor industry and law enforcement field. Most notable were his contributions as Director of Law Enforcement Sales with Tri-Tech, Inc., special operations for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, and a highly decorated Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. Macleod served in the Persian, Gulf Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations.

Diamondback Tactical Launches E-Commerce Site

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Diamondback Tactical LLLP has launched a new E-Commerce web site with access to overstock inventory and 72 hour shipping. These products include an expansive array of tactical ammunition, less lethal and utility pouches; specialized pouches; and overstocked bags, packs and racks, which were previously a trademark of Diamondback Tactical’s nylon gear product line, BattleLab. All stocked items will ship in less than 72 hours, while inventory lasts.

“We are excited about releasing the online store, and the ability it will give us to display our wide range of tactical products,” said Roland VanSkiver, V.P. of Global Sales for Diamondback Tactical. “Our new online store answers the call from operators worldwide for trusted DBT gear they can purchase at the click of a button. This launch is just the tip of the iceberg. Operators are encouraged to visit frequently as we continue to build and add tactical gear to the site.”

Additionally, Diamondback Tactical has also begun the design of its new and improved BattleLab tactical gear line, slated for release in Q4 2012. The standard BattleLab line will also be offered online and merchandised across the country through Diamondback Tactical’s authorized distributor network.

The new E-Commerce web site is just the latest in features added to The site was redesigned last winter to provide its users with more product information, as well as a refreshed visual identity. The redesign better showcases the premium products manufactured by Diamondback Tactical, made in America.