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2011-10-18 08:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield® II ballistic materials will be used in combat helmets to protect soldiers in Asia. Dae-Sung Tech Co., Ltd., a Korean body armor manufacturer, will use Spectra Shield II materials in helmets designed to protect soldiers against a variety of threats, including fragments from improvised explosive devices and small-caliber rounds. The material's lightweight...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide advanced ballistic materials that will improve the performance and reduce the weight of combat helmets. Under the contract, Honeywell will deliver helmets made with next-generation Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® ballistic materials to the Army for testing and evaluation. Honeywell's...

2011-03-11 15:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA) today announced it has received formal notification from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command that its Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) design did not meet all performance requirements of the DT2 testing phase of the ECH program. As a result, MSA will not be a participant in an initial U.S. Marines/U.S. Army contract for approximately 240,000 Enhanced Combat Helmets. The Enhanced Combat Helmet is...

2010-11-22 19:50:35

Researcher releases computer models that show effect of simulated explosions More than half of all combat-related injuries sustained by U.S. troops are the result of explosions, and many of those involve injuries to the head. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, about 130,000 U.S. service members deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have sustained traumatic brain injuries "” ranging from concussion to long-term brain damage and death "” as a result of an explosion. A recent...

2010-10-22 00:00:36

New Innovation Builds on DuPont Science to Protect People Wilmington, DE (Vocus) October 21, 2010 DuPont has launched Kevlar® XPâ“ž¢ for Hard Armor to provide extra protection and extra performance in ballistic applications. The product is initially targeted for military and police helmets, and tactical plates used in ballistic protective vests. An Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) used by the U.S. military today can weigh almost four pounds....

2010-05-16 21:23:00

HEBRON, Ohio, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 14, 2010 the U.S. Department of Defense issued a press release stating that it was recalling 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets delivered to the U.S. Government by ArmorSource LLC. ArmorSource received no notification of this recall from the government and has no additional information at this time regarding the recall other than that press release. ArmorSource is committed to providing products that meet or exceed the government's performance...

2010-03-17 13:14:00

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...

2009-07-21 13:18:00

PITTSBURGH, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the world's leading provider of safety equipment, today announced it has received more than $10 million in contracts and product orders from three U.S. government agencies for respiratory protective equipment and to participate in the development of the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) -- a next-generation ballistic helmet being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. The Enhanced Combat Helmet is a new ballistic...

2009-05-29 06:00:00

HEBRON, Ohio, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- - ArmorSource LLC and Eye Tactical Inc Team up to Launch an Advanced Lightweight Protection System (ALPS) for the Current and Future Combat Helmets ArmorSource LLC of Hebron Ohio, one of four DOD approved vendors supplying the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) to the U.S. Army; recently completed the delivery of 70,000 ACH's and now sets its sights on newly defined Research and Development targets for enhancing Warfighter Safety, Survivability and...

2009-03-13 08:08:00

Award Ensures Continued Production at Company's Newport, Vermont Facility PITTSBURGH, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA) announced today that it has been awarded a two-year $45 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) to supply U.S. military forces with Advanced Combat Helmets. Delivery of the helmets will begin in the third quarter of 2009, pending first article testing and certification. MSA began...