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ArmorSource to Supply Ultra-Lightweight Advanced Ballistic Helmets to NATO

March 17, 2010

HEBRON, Ohio, March 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — ArmorSource LLC of Hebron
Ohio
, one of four U.S. DOD approved vendors of Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH)
to the U.S. Army; recently successfully completed the delivery of 110,000
ACH’s and has just been awarded a new four-year contract for the supply of
lightweight ballistic helmets to NATO, through its procurement department of
NAMSA at Europe. Final quantity has not yet been determined.

“This order proves that ArmorSource is effectively a leading vendor of
advanced ballistic solutions, not only to the U.S. Government, but also to
its allies,” said Yoav Kapah, ArmorSource President.

ArmorSource has submitted NATO its new, ultra- lightweight solution: the
‘AS-501′. “The AS-501 is designed to exceed the ballistic fragmentation
resistance as defined and determined by most Armies, but with a significant
weight reduction of approximately 30%, which means 0.5 pounds (quarter Kg) on
the soldier’s head as compared to the standard ACH,” adds Yoav Kapah.

The awarded solution will weight only 2.2 pounds (1.0 Kg) for large size
in full MICH shape. Though ultra-lightweight, the ‘AS-501′ provides a full
NIJ level IIIA protection and a high fragmentation protection of V50 > 720
m/s.

“This is great news for ArmorSource international marketing,” says

Shachar Bernhard, ArmorSource V.P. for Marketing. “NATO defined an
ultra-lightweight helmet mainly for use by Special Forces and Special Command
units. We were not totally surprised to be awarded the contract because we
knew NATO professional teams would be impressed with the extraordinary
performance of the AS-501. We believe our solution is the lightest Advanced
Combat Helmet equivalent available on the market at present.”

“One of the main ArmorSource assets is its unique intellectual property
relating to both lightweight protection platforms and gained ballistic
performance,” concluded Larry Dickson, ArmorSource CEO. According to Mr.
Dickson, the ArmorSource policy is to constantly invest in research and
development (R&D) even when other players in the industry are reducing R&D
activities.

ArmorSource LLC, a leading manufacturer of ballistic helmets and head
protection systems located in Hebron, Ohio USA, is an internationally
recognized developer and manufacturer of bulletproof, fragmentation and
protective helmets and accessories.

    For more details please contact:

    info@armorsource.com
    Office tel. +1-740-928-0070

SOURCE ArmorSource LLC.


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