KDH body armor gets NIJ certification

Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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EDEN, N.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Four new body armor products for U.S. law enforcement and federal agency personnel have received National Institute of Justice certification.

Certification was given by the NIJ under the new NIJ Standard-0101.06, KDH Defense Systems Inc. said.

"We are pleased to receive these notices of compliance from the NIJ, which include two Level II and two Level IIIA certifications for both male and female models," said Paul Larkin, National Sales director for KDH.

"KDH currently has 11 models now certified under the NIJ .06 Standard and others awaiting approval."

NIJ Standard-0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, is the latest standard measurement for law enforcement protective vests, establishing minimum performance requirements for protection against gunfire.

"With these new certified packages, and others to be announced in the near future, KDH can provide our law enforcement customers and federal agencies with innovative options to protect them against nearly any potential threat level they may encounter in the line of duty," said KDH Chief Executive Officer Dave Herbener.

"These technologically advanced ballistic packages underscore KDH's commitment to developing and providing the very best in life-saving ballistic protection while simultaneously allowing for comfort, mobility, functionality and operational performance."

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