Armor Express wins ballistic helmet contract from Drug Enforcement Administration in U.S.
September 6, 2019 By Staff
Armor Express, a manufacturer and distributor of protective solutions for law enforcement markets, was awarded the ballistic H=helmet contract from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The company received a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide its Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP ballistic helmet, believed to be the “first and lightest composite helmet with VPAM (HVN-2009) certification in the world.”
In addition to the DEA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Marshals Service (USMS), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will be authorized to purchase the AMP-1 TP helmet as part of the BPA, with various options based on each agency’s mission-critical requirements.
The Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP is constructed of a multi-layer aramid composite and a patented production technique. Its increased edge and multi-impact capabilities enhance the helmet’s protective area by up to 50 per cent, according to the company, compared to standard ballistic helmets.
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