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Point Blank responds to Army armor call

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Point Blank Solutions Inc. announced it has submitted a proposal in response to the U.S. Army's call for new tactical body armor.

The Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Contracting Center recently announced a solicitation for Improved Outer Tactical Vests to meet ongoing operational requirements in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Point Blank, whose armor technologies are widely deployed by the U.S. Defense Department in combat zones around the world, submitted a bid offering to deliver 75,000 IOTVs to the Army.

Officials say the bid is for a production rate of "25,000 IOTVs per month for the three months beginning April 2009," the release said.

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