Point Blank Solutions, Inc., a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor (“PBBA”) has been awarded a three-year contract to supply its NIJ .06 compliant, Hi-Lite(TM) Level II body armor system to the Detroit Police Department.
Point Blank Solutions Offers Lighter and More Flexible Vests
“The Detroit PD is a very important customer to Point Blank Solutions and we are honored to supply them with the protective solutions they need to effectively do their jobs and protect their officers against escalating threat levels,” stated Michael Foreman, senior vice president, domestic and international sales of Point Blank Solutions. “Our strategy to introduce lighter, more flexible solutions with increased ballistic strength provides law enforcement personnel with the protection they need and at affordable prices [relative to the industry]. Additionally, we are listening to our customers, designing products to protect against the threats most specific to law officers’ needs and most of all we remain committed to officer safety.”
The Point Blank Solutions Hi-Lite(TM) series is rigorously tested to meet or exceed Military V50 Specifications in accordance with MIL-STD-662F for 2-4-16-64 gr, RCC fragmentation, exceeds the NIJ 0101.06 standard for bullet resistant armor and comes equipped with a Patented Self Suspending Ballistic System(TM) which features stretch neoprene shoulder straps that connect to both the front and back ballistic panels, ensuring optimal protective coverage. The system also includes Akwadyne(R) moisture wicking inner materials which, moves moisture away from the body and aids in the evaporation and cooling process for increased comfort. Both the male and female versions include trauma insert pockets (for add-on trauma plates) which provide increased blunt trauma protection, as well as added accessories for comfort, increased coverage and safety.
Detroit, MI is currently the 11th largest city in the United States with over 910,000 residents and close to 5,000 law enforcement professionals in service. PBBA will be supplying, both male and female soft body armor solutions to the Detroit Police Department, with purchases varying in size and duration over this initial three-year period. Additionally, the contract calls for two, one-year extensions.