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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...

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...

2010-03-23 07:20:00

SPINDALE, N.C., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Armor is pleased to announce the NIJ 0101.06 certification of its latest Synergy(TM) Series of soft, flexible, high-performance, lightweight body armor. This new model is available in concealable and tactical body armor configurations. First Choice Armor's newest armor model, Synergy IIIA XS6X, is an exciting addition to the popular Synergy(TM) series, which is available in standard sizes and may be custom fit upon request. The Synergy...

2009-11-11 13:33:00

DENVER, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Forensic Technology Inc. is proud to be associated with this year's winners of the prestigious 2009 August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award. Presented during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference last month in Denver, Colorado, the August Vollmer Award recognizes the innovative use of forensic technology by law enforcement. Rocky Edwards and Louis Martinez of the Santa Ana Police Department won the award for...

2009-10-05 07:30:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. ("PBSI", OTC Pink Sheets: PBSO), a leader in the field of protective body armor, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor, received an award in the amount of $2.4 million from the Defense Supply Center of Philadelphia ("DSCP") to supply its Vision concealable vest and plate carriers to support the U.S. Army's Military Police. The Company will begin production in October...

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2009-08-26 12:30:00

Using numerical hydrodynamic computer simulations, Lawrence Livermore scientists Willy Moss and Michael King, along with University of Rochester colleague Eric Blackman, have discovered that nonlethal blasts can induce enough skull flexure to generate potentially damaging loads in the brain, even without direct head impact.Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from mechanical loads in the brain, often without skull fracture, and causes complex, long-lasting symptoms.TBI in civilians is usually...

2009-07-14 07:30:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: PBSO), a leader in the field of protective body armor, today announced that three of the Company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The NIJ has granted Levels IIA and II certification, respectively, to Point Blank's BIIA and BII ballistic models, which will be available...

2009-05-26 06:35:00

SPINDALE, N.C., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Armor & Equipment, Inc. announced today the addition of Mr. Jim Hodges to its senior management team. Mr. Hodges has over 35 years of federal government service, with 20 years of that in the US Armed Forces (Army). Hodges spent 15 years as a civilian government employee and worked in Life Cycle Program Management, including Individual Soldier Equipment and Soldier Protection items. He is experienced in research, development,...

2009-05-21 09:58:55

While today's law enforcement officers don't wear utility belts full of crimefighting gadgets like Batman, they do rely on a variety of state-of-the-art technologies to do their jobs efficiently and safely. Two of these devices"”down-the-road (DTR) radar used in speed enforcement and the ballistic chronograph, which measures the speed of bullets"”soon should be more useful tools thanks to recent research conducted by the Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) at the National...


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