PPSS Group to launch next generation body armour in 2020
PPSS Group says its next generation of high-performance body armour is taking personal protection to a new level.
The field-tested body armour will be made available on Jan. 6, 2020.
Made from Auxilam, a carbon fibre composite material, this latest body armour will protect the wearer from “even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable,” according to PPSS Group.
Utilizing a combination of carbon fibre, the auxetic properties of Auxilam technology and some additional “top secret” assets derived from the specially developed composite structure, this armour offers a balance of weight, protection, performance and durability, the company states.
Comparing it with PPSS Group’s polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests, the company is claiming a reduction of 19 per cent in thickness (utilising a 3.9 mm carbon fibre composite) and a 6.6 per cent lower aerial density and reduced weight for its latest development.
Government agencies and security companies will be able to choose from an array of different styles, ranging from covert, overt to hi viz overt options.
“Law enforcement, border force, immigration, customs and prison officers are being attacked by criminals carrying and using knives, machetes, shanks, blunt objects and hypodermic needles every day,” says Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group. “Our key objective is to protect those men and women even more effectively. Using the very latest in technology and following extensive research and development, our latest body armour is now offering previously absolutely unthinkable levels of protection.”
The U.K. headquartered firm has been supplying homeland security agencies in countries around the world with their polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests over the past 10 years.