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AEGIX Global’s lightweight NIJ Level III version of Swift Shield Expandable Origami Ballistic Shield

June 3, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Photo credit: AEGIX Global

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – AEGIX Global has introduced their new NIJ Level III version of the origami expandable Swift Shield for all law enforcement agencies. NIJ Level III ballistic material is certified to protect against not only handguns, but also rifle rounds as used by the majority of hunting, AR-15 and AK-47 style rifles. The shield meets the level III standard, plus it is also designed to stop the AK-47 MSC (Mild Steel Core) rounds. When fully deployed, the Level III Swift Shield offers approximately six-square feet of ballistic protection but weighs 13.5 lbs. and is only .47 inches thick.

According to the FBI, most gun violence towards law enforcement is from handguns. That said, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that there are now more than 20 million AR-15-style rifles legally in circulation today. Police and federal agents are seeking new options when it comes to personal protection and public safety.

In addition to a Level III version, Swift Shield has been updated with several new design elements as well. All versions of the shield are now wrapped in laminated Squadron, which is a rugged, abrasion resistant, water repellant, 100% high-tenacity nylon. Squadron is extremely strong and makes the material—even at the MOLLE (modular light-weight load-carrying equipment) areas—nearly impossible to tear under regular use. The new precision laser-cut MOLLE system is located on the interior portion of the shield facing the officer. This was designed to provide new options for storing equipment such as med-kits, multi-tools, magazine pouches and other lifesaving equipment directly on the shield for easy and immediate access. Another practical feature is the addition of a handle at the bottom of the shield.

Swift Shield employs a unique origami folding design to collapse down to the size of a notebook computer for easy storage. It provides a new approach to personal protection for professionals in law enforcement, military/defense, and corporate security.


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