Point Blank announces new body armor

Oct. 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Point Blank Enterprises has developed a new body armor system that exceeds the ballistic protection requirements of law enforcement agencies and the military.

The soft body armor called Alpha Elite uses Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology by DSM Dyneema, a producer of fiber products.

"During independent testing, the Alpha Elite AXIIIA ballistic package exceeded all performance requirements, including tests for maximum velocity approaching or exceeding 2,000 fps," said Michael Foreman, vice president of Government and International Sales and head of Product Line Management at Point Blank Enterprises. "Test-lab personnel stated that they had never seen this level of performance in a package of this weight and thinness during any other testing of soft armor ballistic solutions."

Point Blank collaborated closely with DSM to become the first trademark licensee in law enforcement personal protection for the new fiber technology, it said.

The body armor will be on display from Saturday at the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.

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