Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, and a Finalist in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has been chosen to equip U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents with its cutting-edge ballistic-resistant vests.
The multimillion dollar order will be delivered over a five-year period.
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“Building on our previously announced awards from the DHS, including for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as well as the Internal Revenue Service, the latest purchase order for Immigration and Customs Enforcement is another major opportunity for Armor Express to support the essential agencies within Homeland Security,” stated David Jones, Director of Federal Sales.
“Federal agents at large face increasing demands and threats in preserving public safety, and protecting them is our #1 priority.”
“The Armor Express team has worked closely with DHS to supply a variety of concealable and tactical ballistic systems and we’re honored to collaborate with ICE to ensure officers have the most innovative and reliable protective equipment to meet their mission-critical needs.”
Armor Express will support ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations and Enforcement and Removal Operations units with concealable and tactical outer garment carriers paired with its advanced Razor™ Level IIIA ballistic system, along with assorted pouches and carry bags.
Personnel from the Federal Protective Service (FPS), formerly a department of ICE, will also benefit from a similar delivery order.
Both ICE and FPS were looking for robust and flexible coverage to fulfill department requirements and after an extensive assessment, determined that Armor Express could best meet uniformed standards for ballistic performance, design and engineering specifications, and overall reliability.
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Armor Express’ Razor™ ballistic system which is NIJ-, FBI- and DEA-certified, as well as special-threats tested utilizes 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.
Both the concealable and tactical vests with Razor™ armor offer extreme flexibility and stopping power.
(Multi-threat protection body armor made with Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology and Dyneema® Soft Ballistics delivers next generation high performance stab and ballistic protection at a lighter weight, with unmatched flexibility and comfort that meets the current and future needs of law enforcement officers and military personnel engaged in urban operations. Courtesy of Dyneema and YouTUbe)
With more than 20,000 employees in over 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries, ICE is tasked with enforcing federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.
The agency is devoted to operational directorates including Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a critical investigative arm of DHS which combats criminal organizations illegally exploiting the U.S.’ travel, trade, financial and immigration systems.
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), is tasked with arresting and removing aliens who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the U.S. illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of the nation’s immigration laws and its border control efforts.
(Law enforcement can more effectively collaborate to form a force multiplier of resources and capabilities in the ever-expanding global world of crime. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) bridges the gap. HSI has the ability to follow the “pipeline” and to proactively pursue the larger networks of illicit activities. Courtesy of The IACP and YouTube)
FPS is the police division of the National Protection and Programs Directorate of DHS. The agency is charged with protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and security services to facilities owned or leased by the General Services Administration (GSA), which spans over 9,000 buildings and their occupants.
In related news, Armor Express was also selected to outfit federal agents assigned to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
IRS officers will receive both concealable carriers and tactical outer garment carriers, each encompassing Razor™ Level IIIA ballistic panels, along with assorted pouches and carry bags.
“These latest awards expand Armor Express’ core business within the U.S. Federal market and represent our continued leadership in developing and delivering breakthrough armor solutions for federal, as well as state and local enforcement agencies,” concluded Scott Wyatt, Vice President of Sales.
“We take great pride in making a difference – protecting Government personnel who work tirelessly to protect us every day – and look forward to driving advancements that ensure all officers return home safely.”
Armor Express a Finalist in the 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 Body Armor is 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.
To register for the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, click on the banner below, or go to https://americansecuritytoday.com/product/awards-luncheon/
Good luck to Armor Express on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
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