ISAF, the International Security Assistance Task Force, has the primary responsibility of providing a safe and secure environment in Afghanistan to facilitate reconstruction of critical components. NATO-ISAF launched Operation Achilles, an offensive to bring security to northern Helmand. The operation will eventually involve more than 4,500 NATO troops and nearly 1,000 Afghan soldiers in Helmand province, according to the alliance.
NATO assumed command of ISAF which is backed by more than 37 nations and consists of over 31,000 troops. Given the hostile environment in Afghanistan, despite efforts to ameliorate the conditions, ISAF troops are still at high risk for casualties. ISAF recently requested new armor for its personnel expecting no compromises in terms of quality.
EnGarde body armor will be re-supplying some of the ISAF troops with its light weight advanced bullet proof vests.
Wearing proper body armor is proven to reduce fatalities and injuries. EnGarde body armor vests are know to be light weight and extremely durable. “If the vests are not worn due to inconvenience, the efforts are rather futile”.
EnGarde vests consist of panels made with an advance fiber called Dyneema®. The fiber is a super strong polyethylene material which offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It’s at least 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than Aramid fibers (Kevlar).
Additionally the vests are equipped with 3D curved hard armor inserts which can withstand multiple hits from automatic rifle fire. The combination of comfort with outstanding ballistic properties makes EnGarde vests most effective and thus in high demand.
EnGarde is pleased to be able to continuously meet and exceed the needs of ISAF. We always strive for the best products and customer service so when we get repeat orders we know we are doing something right!” says Edgar Stek, international sales manager of EnGarde. EnGarde body armor is rapidly expanding on an international level. The company’s headquarters are based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and serves clients worldwide providing state-of-the-art body armor products.