Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, and a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has been awarded a five-year, multimillion dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for its state-of-the-art plate armor from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“We are excited about this latest hard armor award and are honored to outfit the dedicated officers of CBP with ballistic plate solutions that offer the modularity, protection and size options for special threats they may encounter,” stated David Jones, Director of Federal Sales.
(You know the bad days, the call you’d rather not get, the doors you wish you didn’t have to open. We’ll be there, ready to take the hit. So after that one moment.. you’ll be able to get back up. Courtesy of Armor Express and YouTube)
“We continue to make it our mission to develop and deliver highly-engineered personal protection equipment – both hard and soft armor solutions – backed by revolutionary material science and innovative designs that meet the quality and performance requirements of the various branches of the Department of Homeland Security,” continued Jones.
“We are committed to ensuring all officers have the most reliable equipment so they can perform at the highest level and with peace of mind knowing that their armor keeps them safe.”
(Officer David Wagoner was shot during a routine traffic stop. His Armor Express Halo IIIA body armor saved his life. Lee County, Cape Coral. Courtesy of Armor Express and YouTube)
Under the terms of the contract, Armor Express will provide its NIJ 0101.06 Level III front, back and side armor plates custom-designed to support the needs of CBP.
Made in the USA, the plates were developed in conjunction with strategic partner, Hesco, and engineered to provide ultimate protection, ease of mobility and speed when encountering fast paced special-threat situations.
Built with some of the strongest composite materials created in partnership with Honeywell Spectra Shield® technology and using next-generation processing techniques, these exceptionally thin and lightweight plates enable the user to leverage weight savings, without compromise in operational protection.
(See reenactment of the incident in which Deputy Josh Caulkins was shot in the chest with a 16 gauge shotgun at an arms length distance. His body armor stopped the threat and saved his life. Based on actual events. Courtesy of Armor Express and YouTube)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations – with more than 60,000 employees – and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S., while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
The men and women of CBP are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations.
(Learn More about the critical role CBP plays in our nation’s physical and economic security. It also underscores our employees’ unwavering commitment to that mission. Courtesy of CBP and YouTube)
On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly one million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs.
Annually, CBP facilitates an average of more than $3 trillion in legitimate trade while enforcing U.S. trade laws.
“This latest purchase order for Customs and Border Protection is testament to DHS’ continued trust in our field-tested and industry-proven solutions,” said Scott Wyatt, Vice President of Sales for Armor Express.
“We look forward to greater collaboration with the department as our success is only possible by the input received from actual end-users.”
“We will continue to drive innovation to safeguard the life of every officer who wears our body armor.”
In addition to Customs and Border Protection, Armor Express collaborates with a number of federal agencies (e.g. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Inland Revenue Service, etc.) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide both soft and hard armor solutions to officers who require high-performance and flexible personal protection equipment to do their jobs effectively and in the safest way.
Armor Express is extremely proud to serve the courageous officers and first responders within DHS and at large with the most advanced and comfortable systems, certified to the most stringent standards and chosen for their ground-breaking ballistic performance, design and engineering specifications and overall reliability.
(Armor Express CEO Matt Davis performs a ballistic body armor demonstration and presents a brief explanation as to how armor works. Father Richard Davis (who holds the patten to the original concealable body armor) stands by as his son shoots himself. Courtesy of Armor Express and YouTube)
The Gen2 Razor™ body armor has been tested to the most strenuous requirements, including the NIJ 0101.06 certification, FBI Protocol, DEA Frag Standards, as well as numerous critical special threats.
It is designed around the revolutionary Force Multiplier Technology from DSM Dyneema® and Twaron aramid from Teijin.
Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology fuses breakthrough polymer science, next generation fiber technology, and unique uni-directional engineering to deliver V-50 performance that is unparalleled.
This ballistic package is extremely thin and lightweight, and is available with both a male and female carrier.
The Gen2 Razor™ body armor provides the ultimate in flexibility and stopping power for officers/agents who require incredible protection under the most extreme environments.
Armor Express in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Armor Express Gen2 Razor™ Body Armor will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Personal Protective Equipment Products.
American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.
At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.
Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.