KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (KDH), a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement and federal agencies, today announced that the Company has been awarded an estimated maximum value $48,629,750 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for Personal Body Armor and associated accessories by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“This award, one of the largest domestic law enforcement contracts for personal body armor in the United States, represents a significant milestone in the Company’s history,” said Dave Herbener, President and Chief Executive Officer for KDH. “Along with our recent sales to the U.S. military, this continued growth and diversification of both our products and core customer base underscores the expanding market share of KDH’s industry leading body armor solutions. We are pleased with the confidence the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has expressed in the quality, value and proven performance and reliability of our ballistic systems. We look forward to working closely with these federal agencies, providing unsurpassed customer service, while exceeding the needs and expectations of the agents who rely on our products every day for their safety.”

The contract was awarded as a result of a competitive small business set-aside and proposals were solicited via FedBizOpps. The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Indianapolis, IN, is the contracting activity for this award (HSBP1012D00005). The first delivery under the contact is expected to begin during the first half of 2012.