HighCom Announces Three New Plate Models That Comply With DEA Hard Armor Protocol
HighCom Security, Inc., a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of USA made hard body armor and related personal protective solutions, today announced during the International Conference for Police and Law Enforcement Executives conference and trade show in Phoenix, AZ their successful completion of independent special threat ballistic testing in compliance with DEA Hard Armor Protocol for three of their hard armor insert models. These series of tests are unique in the body armor industry and rare among products in the market. HighCom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlastGard International, Inc.
The Guardian Series Hard Armor(TM) offered by HighCom is considered by many to be some of the best performing and most economical solutions for law enforcement and military operators throughout the world. Specifically the Guardian 4SAS-7(TM), Guardian 3SFS-0(TM), and Guardian 3S9(TM) are now in a class of their own and offer law enforcement and military throughout the United States and globally three incredibly effective and affordable options when choosing to up armor. These inserts built and tested according to the NIJ ratings for Level IV (4SAS-7) and two that are Level III (3SFS-0, 3S9) offer law enforcement officers the widest range of threat protection and pricing options.
The Guardian 4SAS-7(TM) is an NIJ 2005 IR compliant hard armor plate while the Guardian 3S9(TM) is NIJ 0101.06 compliant, and the Guardian 3SFS-0(TM) is an independently tested according to NIJ 0101.06 that is an AR500 steel hard armor insert. Each of these models successfully defeated a number of special threats at high velocities within close proximity to each shot and to the edge of the plates.
“We build our products to exceed industry standards and we are continuously pushing the envelope of design and performance to ensure the safety of our first responders,” said Michael Bundy, President of HighCom Security. Chad Wright, Vice President of Manufacturing for HighCom, said, “Our design and development team were not surprised by the results and knew based on our own internal ballistic testing that these models were far exceeding expectations of the industry average V0 and V50 numbers and we are thrilled to once again prove it with independently verifiable results.”
Guardian Hard Armor(TM) models range from IIIA, III, IV, and special threat protection and are currently offered in dozens of models that range in not only level of protection, size, weight, thickness, performance, but also cost. These models are commercially available and sold through HighCom’s global distribution network to Law Enforcement, Federal, Military and Special Ops personnel seeking the most advanced and best performing hard armor protection and via the Company’s General Services Administration (“GSA”) schedule.