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2012-08-21 02:20:11

EDEN, N.C., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (KDH), a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement and federal agencies, today announced that four new ballistic models have been certified by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, under the new NIJ Standard-0101.06. These new models are available for immediate purchase in concealable and...

Stray-bullet Shootings Frequently Harm Women And Children
2012-07-11 10:48:40

Most people killed or wounded in stray-bullet shootings were unaware of events leading to the gunfire that caused their injuries, and nearly one-third of the victims were children and nearly half were female, according to a new nationwide study examining an often-overlooked form of gun violence. The study by Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, examines mortality rates...

2012-06-22 10:21:15

PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA) of Pittsburgh, Pa., the leading global manufacturer of safety equipment for worker and infrastructure protection, today announced it has completed the sale of its North American ballistic helmet business to Revision Military of Essex Junction, Vt. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The potential sale of this business, which MSA announced in March, is something the company has been considering for some time,...

2012-06-15 06:23:33

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released a pamphlet that summarizes the science behind actions law enforcement agencies can take to improve officer safety and wellness. The pamphlet provides specific life-saving, evidence-based tips for the people who need it most: police officers on the street. Each year, nearly 200 officers are killed in the line of duty. Last year, 177 officers lost their lives...

2012-05-15 06:21:25

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has completed the delivery of advanced ballistic materials that will be used in the development of next-generation combat helmets for the U.S. Army. Honeywell has delivered 218 helmets containing advanced Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® ballistic materials that the Army will evaluate to help set new helmet performance requirements. The helmets are designed to be 16 to 24 percent lighter...

2012-05-03 06:20:58

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, today announced that it has finalized its merger with Protective Products Enterprises, LLC. Both companies are owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies. Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. has become the parent...

2012-05-01 02:27:59

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The offices of Kanner & Whiteley, LLC and Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.L. have announced the procedures for joining in a class action claim that has been filed in the bankruptcy case of SCBA, formerly known as Second Chance Body Armor, Inc. The Class Claim involves bulletproof vests manufactured by Second Chance, which contain the fiber Zylon®. The Class Claim states that the vests failed to meet performance...

2012-04-26 02:21:55

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a firm-fixed price contract from the Defense Logistics Agency ("DLA") to provide Improved Outer Tactical Vest and Outer Tactical Vest components to support U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force personnel. This contract has a maximum value of $119.9 million and the Company expects the...

2012-04-24 02:20:47

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Foreman, as its new Vice President of Government and International Sales. In this new role, Mr. Foreman will be responsible for overseeing and executing the Company's vertical market strategy for Federal, Government, International and Special Forces customers,...

2012-04-12 23:02:15

Fifth Ballistics Center to Develop Protective Materials that Help Keep People Safe Around the World Wilmington. DE and Hyderabad, India (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 DuPont today opened its latest ballistics testing facility at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India. The state-of-the-art facility houses a ballistic testing range, a 600-ton helmet press and stab testing equipment. It is the fifth DuPont site for testing protection materials in ballistic applications. Others are located...