The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded Armor Express a seven-year, $93.8 million ID/IQ contract.
Based on the contract’s terms, Armor Express, which is a leading producer and supplier of high-performance body armor, is to give its innovative Razor Level IIIA ballistic system as well as four carriers that will be designed solely to meet the Department of Homeland Security requirements.
The DHS’ award will benefit more than 90,000 officers of the following agencies:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Federal Protective Enforcement
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- S Coast Guard
- S. Customs and Border Protection
- S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Armor Express President and CEO Matt Davis said this was big news for Armor Express and the company was honored to cooperate with one of the best federal departments of the world. Davis said the company has worked with a number of federal agencies throughout the year, offering a large array of armor solutions to law enforcement who need the best, most flexible coverage in order to effectively and safely do their jobs.
Davis said the award is a testament to the company’s product and the agency’s trust in the solutions the industry offers.
Why The DHS Was Founded
The DHS was created after the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Its main mission is to keep the nation saved from the numerous threats it faces. The DHS is the largest Cabinet department with more than 240,000 officers in various roles – from immigration and customers, disaster prevention and management, cyber security, and aviation and border security.
The DHS wants to provide federal officers with customised tactical, concealable carriers that include NIJ 0101.06 certified, Level IIIA ballistics to develop a superior flexible, comfortable system to meet its requirements.
Armor Express’ Body Armor Undergoes Stringent Ballistic Testing
The company’s Razor Ballistic System has been put to the test under the most stringent requirements such as the DEA Standards, FBI Protocol, NIJ 0101.06 certification and various special threats. Armor Express was chosen to be one of three body armor companies to meet the design requirements of the Department of Homeland Security. The company was picked for its ballistic design, performance and engineering specifications, as well as prior performances and overall reliability.
Armor Express’ body armor is made with state-of-the-art fiber technology like Teijin’s TWARON Microfilament® Aramid and DSM Dyneema’s FMT Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
The body armor is available for both men and women and will offer the best flexibility while also being concealable. It’s a lightweight ballistic package for law enforcement who need the best possible protection under extreme settings.
There are thousands of federal law enforcement officers who use Armor Express products in all parts of the country, including the most prominent agencies.