ARNPRIOR, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Aug. 31, 2015)
Pacific Safety Products Inc., announced today that the Company received a contract award from a Canadian federal agency with a firm value of $743,000 and options if exercised valued at $1,235,000.
PSP won this contract in open competition against the best of our North American competitors. This win represents new business for the Company. Press Release
CHANDIGARH: Security personnel can hope to use lighter body armour in the future as scientists at a Patiala-based university are working on developing a polymeric fluid which will substantially reduce the weight of bullet-proof jackets.
The Rs 29 lakh research project -’Shear Thickening Fluid for Soft Armour Development’ – has been sponsored by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
At present, bullet-proof jackets weigh around 3.8 kg, containing 20 to 40 layers of a bullet-resistant fibre called Kevlar (poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide).
“We are working on developing polymeric fluid with nano particles in it. The bullet-resistant polymeric liquid will reduce the number of Kevlar layers to four for every 10 Kevlar layers and with which, 50 per cent weight of the vest will get reduced,” said Dr Rajeev Mehta, Head, Chemical Engineering Department, Thapar University. Read More
MAYS LANDING – U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo announced a new round of federal funding to South Jersey law enforcement departments from the Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant program. A total of $159,583.12 in federal funds will go to the purchase and replacement of 364 bulletproof vests.
“Recent events underscore the threats our men and women in uniform face each day as they safeguard our communities and protect the freedoms all of us enjoy,” said LoBiondo. “Bulletproof vests and body armor have saved thousands of law enforcement officers. However, they cannot protect the lives of those who do not have access to them. Now more than ever it is imperative that we give law enforcement the tools they need so they may do their jobs and carry out their duties safely and effectively. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership program is one of those critical tools.” Read More
GOFFSTOWN, NH — Fire Chief Richard O’Brien purchased $11,000 in equipment he hopes his crews never use. A pair of Kevlar helmets and ballistic vests will ride along with other gear in two separate ambulances, readily available to help medical personnel get inside a shooting scene quicker to treat the wounded.
“The sooner the patient gets patient care, the higher the survival rate,” O’Brien said last week at the Church Street fire station. Asked how often his department might use them in actual situations, the chief said: “Hopefully, never; hopefully, never.” Read More
Morgan Advanced Materials hard armor, in-conjunction with Tyr Tactical’s soft armor system, has successfully passed the ballistic, durability, and environmental requirements of the NIJ 0101.06 Level III certification process. Full NIJ certification is pending, with completion expected this summer. With a 10-inch x 12-inch plate weighing 2 pounds and just over ¾-inch thick, the modular and scalable system provides substantial weight and thickness advantages over stand-alone plates.
The system consists of a Lightweight Buoyant LWBIII+ rifle plate developed by Morgan’s Composites and Defence Systems business with Tyr Tactical’s T52/SP or T54/C soft armor. In addition to the NIJ Level III threat, the Level III+ system is capable of stopping a variety of rifle threats, including 7.62 millimeter (mm) ball rounds, 7.62mm mild steel core (AK47) rounds and 5.56mm ball rounds (M193 and LE223T3). Press Release