Point Blank Solutions Debuts Latest NIJ .06-Certified Body Armor at the 2009 NTOA Conference
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: PBSO), a leader in the field of protective body armor, today announced that the Company’s subsidiaries, Point Blank Body Armor and Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), will be demonstrating its new NIJ .06-certified ballistic systems at the 2009 National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Conference. Among the latest solutions to be showcased, are the improved Dragon Fire(TM) and Four Star tactical body armor with KXPIIIA ballistic package, which was developed in collaboration with DuPont Protection Technologies. These solutions will be on display at the Company’s booth (#601) in the exhibit hall from September 13-14 at the Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Specially designed to address the strategic needs of officers’ most critical missions, Point Blank’s Dragon Fire(TM) and PACA’s Four Star, incorporate the new DuPont(TM) Kevlar(R) XP technology. The KXPIIIA ballistic model is not only rigorously tested against “Special Threats,” it also meets or exceeds Military V50 Specifications for Fragment Simulating Projectile (FSP) testing, and delivers unparalleled protection under the most extreme field conditions. Based on DuPont’s laboratory test results, most bullets can be stopped within the second or third layer of the ballistic panel, while remaining layers absorb the bullet’s energy — decreasing back face signature (BFS) by 15% or more and as a result, reducing potentially serious ballistic and trauma injuries.
The Dragon Fire(TM) vest features several exclusive technologies such as the Self Suspending Ballistic System(TM) (SSBS), Rapid Release Break Away System and the Industry’s only Bicep and Side Closure Plate Pocket Design — accommodating a variety of plates including the ultra lightweight, Special Threats Plate (STP). Its patented Kevlar(R) XP(TM) fabric is also up to 10% lighter than other commercially available technologies made to defeat the most challenging NIJ Level IIIA ballistic threat — the 44 Magnum. This side-opening armor system combines essential coverage and maneuverability with its ergonomically designed Critical Contour Cut, while providing split-second adaptability when needed most.
Similarly, the newly designed Four Star vest provides maximum protective coverage, extreme versatility in fit and enhanced adjustability for greater mobility. The vest is ideal for tactical officers who need functional load-carrying capabilities with the versatility to adapt to any operation, and will hold up to the toughest demands while offering superior protection. A ballistic panel suspension system keeps protective panels in place and optimizes coverage area; a shoulder strapping system provides up to 5” of adjustability; a D-Ring quick release system on the shoulders and waist enables rapid doffing; and a MOLLE Compatible Webbing Attachment System allows for the configuration of multiple pouches.
In addition to Dragon Fire(TM) and Four Star with KXPIIIA, other tactical systems such as the SVIII, Multi-Component Plate Harness, SPIDER(R), and Assault-One, along with the Company’s exclusive ThorShield(TM) electroshock weapon protection technology will be displayed. Attendees can meet with the Point Blank Body Armor and PACA team for one-on-one product demonstrations and discuss how the Company’s new ballistic models meet the industry’s toughest testing requirements yet.
“We continue to seek new technologies and deliver performance-driven solutions that offer the highest-level of protection and comfort,” said Michael Foreman, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Point Blank Solutions. “A number of factors go into producing lighter vests with improved ballistic strength that meet the new NIJ .06 standard. These include working strategically with our partners to develop more innovative solutions that push beyond what is expected. I believe our Dragon Fire(TM) and Four Star systems with KXPIIIA reflect this and look forward to discussing attributes with conference attendees.”
The 26th Annual Tactical Operations Conference and Vendor Show is organized by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and will bring together sworn officers from the entire law enforcement, corrections and military spectrum for real-world training and professional interaction. Whether they are SWAT teams, crisis negotiators, or TEMS and patrol personnel, the forum caters to attendees who are highly committed to keeping up with the latest “best practices” and equipment that will help make their communities safer.
ABOUT POINT BLANK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Point Blank Solutions, Inc. is a leader in the design and production of technologically advanced body armor systems for the U.S. Military, Government, and law enforcement agencies, as well as select international markets. The Company is also recognized as the largest producer of soft body armor in the U.S.
With state-of-the-art manufacturing and laboratory testing facilities, strategic technology and marketing alliances, and with an ongoing commitment to deliver innovative, lowest-cost, best value soft body armor products, Point Blank Solutions delivers the most advanced body armor solutions, faster and more effectively than anyone in the industry. The Company maintains facilities in Pompano Beach, FL and Jacksboro, TN. To learn more about Point Blank Solutions, Inc. visit our website at www.PointBlankSolutionsInc.com.
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