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2010-10-06 07:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (OTC-BB: PBSOQ.PK), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor ("PBBA") has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $100,000 to supply over 200, NIJ .06, Vision® Level IIIA concealable body armor systems. The contract was awarded by the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Material Command and production...

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2010-10-05 13:52:42

With NSF support, Nikhil Gupta and Paulo Coelho have pioneered research that reveals surprising insights about the effect of compression on bones, and about the limitations of the foams used for protection in helmets and armor No sample is safe in Nikhil Gupta's Composite Materials and Mechanics Lab at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Whether it's a small nugget of rabbit bone or a piece of industrial protective foam, all are bound for a custom-built compression machine...

2010-09-29 06:59:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, September 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary new spherical nanostructure, fully derived from very simple organic elements, yet strong as steel, has been developed and characterized at the laboratories of Ehud Gazit of Tel Aviv University and Itay Rousso of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Lightweight and exceptionally strong, easy and inexpensive to produce, friendly to the environment and biologically compatible, these promising bio-inspired nano-spheres have...

2010-09-28 23:47:00

PHOENIX, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Back Acquisition Co., parent company of Diamondback Tactical, announced today that it has acquired the assets of First Choice Armor & Equipment, Inc. This transaction unites the quality and exceptional delivery capabilities of Diamondback with the technology and broad product portfolio of First Choice, creating a market-leader in personal and tactical protection products for the domestic and international law enforcement and military markets. "The...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PBSOQ), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor ("PBBA") has been awarded a three-year contract to supply its NIJ .06 compliant, Hi-Lite(TM) Level II body armor system to the Detroit Police Department. "The Detroit PD is a very important customer to our organization and we are honored to supply them with the...

2010-09-01 14:43:03

Providing body armor to all law enforcement officers in the United States would provide enough benefit to justify the cost, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Analyzing police officer shootings over a four-year period, the study found that wearing body armor more than tripled the likelihood that an officer would survive a shooting to the torso and estimated that providing such equipment to all officers nationally would save at least eight lives annually. While most police departments...

2010-08-30 15:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PBSOQ), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PACA Body Armor ("PACA") has been awarded the Virginia State Police contract for soft body armor, which applies to all state, city and county law enforcement and corrections agencies. "We are honored to have been selected by the State of Virginia as their trusted supplier of soft body...

2010-08-04 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In a counter-intuitive finding, scientists at New York University (NYU) and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) report that the foam used in helmets and other body armor indeed absorbs damage when compressed slowly but can cause as much injury as a hard object when hit at high speeds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) The materials...

2010-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® materials will provide bullet-resistance to body armor for Indian paramilitary and police forces. As part of a contract awarded by India's Ministry of Home Affairs to MKU Pvt. Ltd., an India-based supplier of body armor, Honeywell's Gold Shield and Spectra Shield composite materials will be the primary ballistics protection...

2010-06-03 08:07:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DRIFIRE, leading manufacturer of comfortable flame resistant (FR) clothing and law enforcement apparel, received high ratings in a recent wear test conducted with law enforcement officials at a Delaware police department. DRIFIRE provided DRIFIRE Comfortable FR Wear short-sleeve, lightweight T-shirts, to law enforcement officers, who field-tested the shirts under their regular body armor for an average of 15 days. Wearers then completed a survey and...


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