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CEO MATT DAVIS

I have never been more satisfied with Armor Express’ position in the marketplace. We are coming off of another strong year marked by significant growth in all markets. As we enter 2013, we do so with a sales pipeline that is stronger than ever, a host of new and exciting programs and our operations are growing more efficient every day. Armor Express is perfectly situated to achieve even greater success in the coming year! Having successfully secured large new contracts with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, the US Military, and countless Police and Sheriff Departments across North America, Armor Express had another banner year. We launched a revamped website and produced an attention grabbing video promoting our premier tactical vest, the LighthawkTM XT. We completed construction of our Ballistic Research Laboratory, which is now one of the top labs in the country. We developed new female armor designs which reduce weight, thickness, and improve comfort. We also launched the Razor, Vortex, and FMS armor systems. Our factory has grown more efficient as we have focused on continuous process improvement. In 2012 our average delivery time for concealable armor was just 21 days! Tactical armor averaged just 25 days! Exchanges took just 12 days, while alterations only 3 days. It is this kind of performance that has helped us develop an outstanding reputation within our industry. Our people embody an overwhelming commitment to customer satisfaction and to providing the best service in the industry. We pride ourselves on making business easy and keeping our customers happy. Thanks once again to all of our loyal supporters for helping Armor Express take another huge step forward in reaching our goal to become the number one body armor company in the world! We look forward to reaching new heights in 2013 and to continuing our MISSION of SAVING LIVES by providing superior quality body armor with unparalleled protection, comfort, wearability and service.

Matt Davis blasts himself in front of the camera with a .44 Magnum wearing a HaloTM II armor system.

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CONTENTS

NIJ Standards ............................................................................p.04 NIJ Models...................................................................................p.05 Armor Structure.................................................................p.06-07 Soft Armor............................................................................p.08-09 Ballistic...................................................................................p.08 Dual Purpose.........................................................................p.09 Correctional..........................................................................p.09 GORE-TEX速...................................................................................p.10 SCENT-LOK速..................................................................................p.11 Hard Armor....................................................................................p.12 Aries..........................................................................................p.12 Delta..........................................................................................p.12 Triton.........................................................................................p.12 Up Armor........................................................................................p.13 Plates........................................................................................p.13 Packs........................................................................................p.13 Concealable...........................................................................p.14-19 Revolution...............................................................................p.16 Evolution..................................................................................p.17 Equinox.....................................................................................p.17 LoPro.........................................................................................p.18 Lighthawk CBA.......................................................................p.19 Overt......................................................................................p.20-23 Overt Carrier System...........................................................p.22 Med/Instructor Vest...........................................................p.23 Quilted Carrier System.......................................................p.23 Tactical..................................................................................p.24-33 Lighthawk XT..................................................................p.26-27 Lighthawk LT.......................................................................... p.28 Lighthawk Accessories..................................................... p.29 Wolverine............................................................................... p.30 Hardcore.................................................................................p.31 Hard Bal...................................................................................p.32 Lighthawk PC.........................................................................p.32 K-9............................................................................................p.33 Shields..........................................................................................p.34 Ballistic Blankets.......................................................................p.35 Helmets................................................................................p.36-37 Accessories................................................................................p.38 Swag.............................................................................................p.39

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NIJSTANDARDS NIJ BALLISTIC STANDARD 0101.06 - THREAT LEVELS Bullet Caliber and Type

Bullet Wt. (Grains)

New Armor Velocity (ft/s)

9mm FMJ RN

124

1225

1165

.40 S&W FMJ FN

180

1155

1065

9mm FMJ RN

124

1305

1245

.357 Mag JSP

158

1430

1340

.357 Sig FMJ FN

125

1470

1410

.44 Mag SJHP

240

1430

1340

III

7.62 NATO FMJ

147

NA

2780

IV

.30 caliber M2 AP

166

NA

2940

Threat Level

IIA

II

IIIA

Conditioned Armor (ft/s)

NIJ 0101.06 bullets used during ballistic certification

NIJ STAB RESISTANT PROTECTION LEVEL STRIKE ENERGIES Protection Level

“E1” Strike Energy

“E2” Overtest Strike Energy

J

ft· lbf

J

ft· lbf

SPIKE 1

24 ± 0.50

17.7 ± 0.36

36 ± 0.60

26.6 ± 0.44

SPIKE 2

33 ± 0.60

24.3 ± 0.44

50 ± 0.70

36.9 ± 0.51

SPIKE 3

43 ± 0.60

31.7 ± 0.44

65 ± 0.80

47.9 ± 0.59

A lineup of actual prison shanks, along with the instrument used to test the armor itself.

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NIJMODELS Funding to help pay for bulletproof vests is available through the US Department of Justice BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP ACT. Since 1999, over 13,000 jurisdictions have participated in the BVP Program with $277 million in federal funds committed to support the purchase of an estimated 800,000 vests. ARMOR EXPRESS NIJ 0101.06 MODEL NUMBERS Item Name

Model Designation

Threat Level

Razor II

RZR-B-II

II

Razor II Female

RZRF-A-II

II

Seraph II

SER-B-II

II

Seraph II Female

SERF-A-II

II

Seraph IIIA

SER-A-IIIA

IIIA

Vortex IIIA

AEXP-A-IIIA

IIIA

Vortex IIIA Female

AEXPF-B-IIIA

IIIA

Halo II

HLO-D-II

II

Halo II Female

HLOF-D-II

II

Halo IIIA

HLO-B-IIIA

IIIA

Halo IIIA Female

HLOF-C-IIIA

IIIA

Quantum II

QTM-B-II

II

Quantum II Female

QTMF-B-II

II

Quantum IIIA

QTM-B-IIIA

IIIA

Quantum IIIA Female

QTMF-C-IIIA

IIIA

FMS II

FMS-A-II

II

FMS IIIA

FMS-A-IIIA

IIIA

Gemini IIA / Spike 3

MEG-A-DP2A3

IIA / Spike 3

Gemini II / Spike 2

MEG-B-DP22

II / Spike 2

Gemini IIIA / Spike 3

MEG-B-DP33

IIIA / Spike 3

Spike TAURUS 1 802210 To find the most recentTaurus list of all NIJ 10101.06 approved Armor Express body armor SPK please visit: http://www.armorexpress.com/NIJ Taurus Spike 2 TRS-A-2 Taurus Spike 3

TAURUS SPK 3 805210

Spike 1 Spike 2 Spike 3

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ARMOR STRUCTURE Here at Armor Express we understand and respect the differences between the male form and the female form. Armor structured to properly fit the officer’s body will allow them to maintain optimal functionality. Ergonomics increase range of motion, proper shooting stance, mobility, comfort, and ballistic efficiency (ie the armor is formed to the body, as opposed to constantly fighting the shape of the officer.) We offer a full range of sizing to accommodate each shape.

STRUCTURED FEMALE Armor Express offers custom sized, fully structured female armor that fits each individual’s unique shape and prevents compression of the delicate breast tissue. Our structured female carrier system features multiple points of adjustment for the best fit possible. These elements offer female officers a level of comfort like never before.

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MALE / GENDER NEUTRAL At Armor Express we have continued to invest in exciting new technologies. Guided by our Performance, Comfort, and Value design philosophy, our latest NIJ 0101.06 certified Razor and Vortex armor raise the bar for performance and comfort. Our Halo™ series remains the most flexible armor system available, while the Quantum™ line continues to embody the pinnacle of performance at an incredible value.

The idea of Structured Female Armor is catching fire - but we have been doing it for years. The idea is simple, women have a different body shape than men, therefore so should their armor. Through utilizing a proprietary darting technique we have mastered the art of structuring a soft armor panel to the female form.

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SOFTARMOR NIJ 0101.06 BALLISTICS NIJ 0101.06 BALLISTICS Description

TM

BALLISTIC SYSTEM

Construction

Threat Level

RAZOR™, the latest breakthrough in armor technology, is our lightest weight and thinnest body armor system ever! Based on innovative fabric technologies from Dupont® and DSM®.

Made from a blend of Kevlar® and Dyneema® fabrics.

II

The light weight Seraph™ body armor is easy to wear and offers exceptional performance. Seraph™ armor is so light it often goes unnoticed as it wraps users in a field of security.

Utilizes a unique blend of Twaron® and Dyneema® fabrics.

II and IIIA

Vortex™ body armor offers users the combined properties of strength, comfort and performance, that Kevlar® brand products have been delivering for decades.

100% Dupont® Kevlar® brand fibers.

IIIA

The Halo™ soft armor system is the most flexible NIJ “06” certified body armor available. Designed for those seeking the highest level of comfort and protection, Halo™ armor will keep you safe and secure.

Utilizes woven Twaron® Microfilament material and Twaron® Laminated Fiber Technology.

II and IIIA

Quantum™ soft armor offers superior value. Lightweight, flexible, and a robust performer, Quantum™ soft armor is an attractive solution for the fiscally focused consumer.

Woven and laminated Twaron® Microfilament materials.

II and IIIA

Each of our ballistic lines is tested beyond the NIJ Standard - in-house, with special threat requirements as deemed necessary by you, our customer. Our goal is to give you the peace-of-mind that can only come with watching your purchase be put to the test, right before your eyes. Our in-house testing facility is state of the art, and our capabilities are beyond many of the certified labs in the field today.

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NIJ 0101.06/0115.00 CORRECTIONS Description

Construction

Officers needing extra protection look to Gemini™ dual purpose armor for providing the utmost in ballistic and spike protection. The Gemini™ is a versatile performer and comfortable to wear.

Comprised of Twaron® Microfilament Fibers, spike resistant Aramid materials.

Taurus™ correctional armor provides corrections officers essential puncture protection from prison shanks and spikes and is extremely light weight and flexible.

Comprised of Twaron® Microflex material.

Threat Level Level IIA/Spike 3 Level II/Spike 2 Level IIIA/Spike 3

Spike 1, 2, 3

Soft armor comes protected in a seam-sealed ripstop pad cover. Each configuration is certified to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards, as well as vigorously tested in-house at the our Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL). During testing we go above and beyond the anticipated testing protocols in order to ensure that our armor products are second to none. Seeing is believing - check out a behind the scenes look at our facility at: www.armorexpress.com/BRL

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BREATHEABILITY This year we teamed up with W.L. Gore and Associates in order to maximize the level of comfort found in our soft armor products.

Liquid water stays out.

What does this mean to you? Simple, a breathable pad cover that allows moisture vapor to move away from the operator’s skin. The waterproofing properties of GORE-TEX® technology protect the sensitive inner fibers of your panel from harmful contaminates and moisture while simultaneously allowing your body moisture vapor to escape. It’s a win win combination.

Body oils and salts repelled.

Body moisture vapor escapes.

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ODORCONTROL ACTIVATEDCARBON We teamed up with Scent-Lok Technologies and integrated both the SCENT-LOK速 activated carbon and antimicrobial treated fabrics directly into our RevolutionTM Plus carrier (see p. 16). This proven scent control combination yields a more comfortable vest for the officer by offering a substantial duration of odor control. We utilized the activated carbon technology by SCENT-LOK速 in order to ensure the most odor absorbent carriers on the market. Activated carbon is one of the most effective ways to remove foul odors. Within the fabric of clothing the carbon creates a strong bond that traps odor molecules produced by the body.

Outer shell with activated carbon

Odor molecules and vapor

Antimicrobial treatment Heat Skin

Bacteria

ANTIMICROBIAL Antimicrobials are substances that inhibit and prevent the growth of bacteria. Antimicrobials work in fabric by targeting and reducing the bacteria that causes odor. They do this by destroying cell membranes and by inhibiting their reproduction.

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HARDARMOR RIFLE PLATES

ARIES III ICW

ARIES III SA

ARIES IV SA

DELTA III ICW

DELTA III SA++

DELTA IV SA

Polyethylene SAPI

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene SAPI

Silicon Carbide/ Polyethylene hybrid SAPI

Ceramic/Aramid hybrid SAPI

High Density Alumina with Composite Fiber SAPI

High Density Alumina with Aramid Fabric SAPI

8”x10”

2.70 lbs

8”x10”

4.50 lbs

8”x10”

5.0 lbs

10”x12”

4.40 lbs

10”x12”

6.50 lbs

10”x12”

7.4 lbs

8”x10”

2.30 lbs

8”x10”

2.40 lbs

8”x10”

3.80 lbs

10”x12”

3.40 lbs

10”x12”

3.40 lbs

10”x12”

5.50 lbs

Tested to NIJ 2005 IR level III conjunction

Certified NIJ 0101.06 level III stand alone

Tested to NIJ 2005 IR level IV stand alone

Certified NIJ 2005 IR level III conjunction

This hard armor plate is DEA Compliant. The test rounds used are as follows: • Winchester Ranger .223 Remington, 60 grain Partition@ 2,770 +/50 fps. • 5.56 x 45mm M855 (Green Tip), 62 grain@ 3,100 +/- 50 fps. • 7.62 x 39mm Mild Steel Core, 123 grain@ 2,400 +/-50 fps. • 7.62 x 5lmm M80 Ball, 149 grain@ 2,750 +/-50 fps..

Certified NIJ 0101.06 level III stand alone DEA Compliant

Certified NIJ 0101.06 level IV stand alone

TRITON III SA

TRITON IV SA

Steel Shooters Cut

TPC and Ceramic SAPI

-

-

-

-

10”x12”

7.90 lbs

10”x12”

7.84 lbs

Tested to NIJ 0101.06 level III stand alone

Certified NIJ 2005 IR level IV stand alone

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PLATES AND PACKS

UPARMOR

POLY-SHOCK®

ARA-SHOCK®

T-SHOCK®

SUPER STEEL PLATE®

SPIKE PACK

SOFT TRAUMA PACK

SOFT ARMOR PACK

Polyethylene semi rigid armor plate; rubberized coating

Aramid semi rigid armor plate; rubberized coating

Titanium armor plate; rubberized coating

Steel armor plate; rubberized coating

Aramid fiber; waterproof ripstop cover

Laminated Aramid fiber; waterproof ripstop cover

Aramid fiber; waterproof ripstop cover

5”x8”

0.40 lbs

5”x8”

0.36 lbs

7”x10”

0.80 lbs

7”x10”

0.68 lbs

10”x12”

1.56 lbs

10”x12”

1.16 lbs

Spike level 1 Edge Blade level 1 Ballistic Level IIIA

Ballistic Level IIIA

Front pockets accommodate plates and packs for added protection.

5”x8”

0.48 lbs 5”x7”

7”x10”

0.84 lbs

Spike Level 1 Edge Blade Level 2 and Trauma

1.30 lbs

Ballistic Level IIIA

5”x8”

≤.19 lbs

7”x10”

≤.29 lbs

10”x12”

≤.56 lbs

5”x8”

0.28 lbs

5”x8”

0.30 lbs

7”x10”

0.55 lbs

7”x10”

0.45 lbs

Spike Level 1 Spike Level 2 or Spike Level 3

Trauma only

Ballistic Level II

ARA-SHOCKTM ICW Upgrade your level IIA or II soft armor up to level IIIA ballistic protection. This semi rigid armor plate is only 0.18” thin!

Aramid semi rigid armor plate; rubberized coating

5”x8”

0.26 lbs

7”x10”

0.45 lbs

10”x12”

0.78 lbs

Tested to level IIIA in conjunction with level IIA soft armor

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NEW - our RevolutionTM Plus carrier comes with proven SCENT-LOK® odor control liner.

Breathe-O-Prene® padded shoulders for added comfort and weight disbursement.

Call us or visit our website for more information.

Durable and light weight microfiber outer shell. Interior suspension system prevents sagging of the armor panels. 5”x8” and 7”x10” front plate pocket accommodates inserts for added protection.

Breeze KnitTM moisture wicking, anti-microbial inner lining.

Easy Grip Side StrapsTM Interior microfiber WearstripTM provides greater durability.

Black

Navy

Tan

Brown

White

Lt. Blue

REVOLUTIONTM/REVOLUTIONTM PLUS The RevolutionTM is AE’s top of the line concealable carrier system. Loaded with features, the RevolutionTM sets the mark for superior design with attention to detail, while offering maximum comfort, breathability and durability. The shoulder area offers 3mm thick Breathe-O-Prene® padding. The low profile padding is porous in nature allowing warm moisture laden air to pass through as it cushions the area thus helping to relieve any potential discomfort. The RevolutionTM utilizes a superior Microfiber Nylon for its exterior shell material. The slightly denser material results in greater durability and longevity. It is also water repellent and anti-static treated. The standard RevolutionTM carrier inner lining consists of Breeze KnitTM, a moisture wicking, antimicrobial material that provides evaporative cooling. Our new RevolutionTM Plus contains a SCENT-LOK® liner offering proven odor control through both activated carbon and antimicroial treated fabrics. The contoured hook and loop attachments give the RevolutionTM a sleek, streamlined look. The Easy Grip Side StrapsTM (patent pending) feature a two-finger grab point allowing users to easily disconnect the strap for donning and doffing. These straps also showcase a new zigzag stitch where the hook transitions into the elastic. This addition results in a very smooth strap with exceptional strength, again demonstrating our unwavering attention to detail. The RevolutionTM also offers the microfiber Wearstrip™ on the lower inside lining of the carrier and an inner suspension system. This Wearstrip™ helps to prevent holes from forming along the bottom edge of the carrier as abrasion commonly occurs from the carrier rubbing against the Officer’s duty belt. The inner suspension system works to hold the protective panels in place and prevent them from sagging. Dual plate pockets are located on the front of the carrier allowing for a 5”x8” or 7”x10” insert to be added offering more protection. The RevolutionTM is available in both male and structured female princess cut designs. [ 16 ] 2013 ANNUAL PRODUCT CATALOG ARMOREXPRESS.COM


Breeze KnitTM moisture wicking, anti-microbial inner lining.

Poly-Cotton outer shell.

Easy Grip Side StrapsTM

5”x8” and 7”x10” front plate pockets accommodate inserts for added protection. Exterior microfiber nylon shell.

Interior microfiber WearstripTM provides greater durability.

Black

Navy

Tan

Brown

White

Lt. Blue

EVOLUTIONTM

EQUINOXTM

The EvolutionTM is AE’s proven carrier system. With an exterior microfiber nylon shell and an inner Breeze KnitTM lining, the EvolutionTM offers resilience, comfort and breathability. The microfiber shell features both water repellent and anti-static treatments. The Breeze KnitTM inner lining offers moisture wicking and antimicrobial properties.

The EquinoxTM is AE’s traditional carrier system. With a PolyCotton outer shell and a Breeze KnitTM lining, the EquinoxTM offers lightweight, breathable comfort. The Breeze KnitTM inner lining is antimicrobial treated and offers moisture wicking properties.

The EvolutionTM’s inner suspension system and microfiber Wearstrip™ are key to this carrier’s proven track record. The Wearstrip™, which is located on the lower inside lining of the carrier, works to prevent deterioration of the carrier along the bottom edge as the vest wears against the duty belt. The inner suspension system holds the protective panels securely in place and prevents them from sagging. Dual plate pockets on the front of the carrier can accommodate either 5”x8” or 7”x10” inserts for added protection.

The EquinoxTM comes standard with an inner suspension system designed to hold the protective panels in place and prevent them from sagging. Dual plate pockets on the front of the carrier can accommodate either 5”x8” or 7”x10” inserts for added protection. The EquinoxTM is available in both male and fitted female designs.

The EvolutionTM is available in both male and fitted female designs.

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Interior suspension system prevents sagging.

Scoop neck and sleeveless arm openings.

Front interior 5”x8” front plate pocket accommodates inserts for added protection.

Interior belly band holds armor tight against body.

Black

Spantron knit fabric for light weight, moisture wicking, breathable comfort.

White

LO-PROTM The Lo-ProTM carrier is designed to keep your body armor snug against the torso, making it ideal for those needing maximum armor concealment for undercover operations. This sleeveless T-shirt style carrier utilizes Spantron nylon knitted fabric for its outer and inner linings. The Lo-ProTM offers moisture management capability, providing lightweight breathable comfort while maintaining a near undetectable presence. The armor panels are secured within internal pockets which allow for overlapping side coverage. A front internal plate pocket can accommodate a 5”x8” insert for added protection. [ 18 ] 2013 ANNUAL PRODUCT CATALOG ARMOREXPRESS.COM


3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining provides added air circulation.

Front and Rear Hard Armor internal Plate Pockets

Easy Grip Side StrapsTM

Hard armor is available in level III and level IV configurations. Our selections can found on page 12, or for a full list visit our website at: www.armorexpress.com/hardarmor

Black

Ranger

Coyote

Urban

MultiCam®

A-TACS AU

LIGHTHAWKTM CBA (CONCEALABLE BODY ARMOR) Concealable Level III and IV hard armor protection is now available thanks to the new LighthawkTM CBA. This “Concealable Body Armor” vest holds standard soft armor panels and is durable enough to accommodate 10”x12” or 8”x10” hard armor rifle plates. The next time you enter a high risk undercover operation, take the LighthawkTM CBA for low profile, high impact protection. Other members of the LighthawkTM family can be found on pages 26-28, and page 32. Utilizes Alpha Sizing System 3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets Easy Grip Side Straps [ 19 ]


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Epaulets at shoulder to hold microphone.

Shoulder adjustment points.

Slick configuration

MOLLE configuration

Front interior pocket accommodates inserts from 5”x8” trauma plates up to 10”x12” rifle plates.

Standard 4 pocket configuration (Radio, Zippered Utility, Double Mag, Mini Flashlight)

Black

Ranger

Coyote

Urban

MultiCam®

A-TACS AU

OCS Turn your standard concealable armor into an external load bearing vest with the redesigned Overt Carrier System (OCS). Made from a heavy-duty nylon material, the OCS features front internal plate pockets accommodating 5”x8” trauma plates up to 10”x12” rifle plates, fully adjustable shoulders, and an internal cummerbund for securing the carrier in place. The OCS is sized to specifically fit your Armor Express custom armor panels. Optional front and rear ID tags can be added to the OCS. The OCS can be ordered in three (3) styles: slick (no pockets), with four (4) standard sewn on pockets (as shown) or with MOLLE webbing (no pockets). Department patches can be sewn on to the front of the carrier at no additional charge. A female structured version of the OCS is also now available. The front internal plate pockets accommodate 5”x7”, 7”x9”, and 8”x10” trauma plates.

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Standard 4 pocket configuration (Radio, Zippered Utility, Double Mag, Mini Flashlight)

QCS

Green

Navy

MED Vest

Instructor Red

Navy

INSTRUCTOR / MED VEST

QUILTED CARRIER SYSTEM (QCS)

Made from durable nylon material, both the Med Vest and the Instructor vest feature internal front plate pockets accommodating 5”x8” trauma plates up to 10”x12” rifle plates, fully adjustable shoulders, and an internal cummerbund to secure the vest to the wearer. Optional front and rear ID tags are available.

The Quilted Carrier System (QCS) converts your concealable armor into an insulated, comfortable, overt carrier. With a durable quilted cotton shell, the QCS offers front internal plate pockets that accommodate 5”x8” and 7”x10” trauma plates, an internal cummerbund to anchor the vest in place, a fully functional chest pocket and front hand warming pockets.

Available in three (3) styles: slick (no pockets), with four (4) standard sewn on pockets, or with MOLLE webbing (no pockets).

Department patches can be sewn on to the front of the carrier at no additional charge.

Department patches can be sewn on to the front of the carrier at no additional charge.

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The LighthawkTM Tactical Series from Armor Express was designed with four distinct areas of focus in mind: Ergonomics, Scalability, Interoperability, and Functionality. With four separate models to choose from the LighthawkTM Series includes a PC (Plate Carrier - p. 32), CBA (Concealable Body Armor - p. 19), LT (Light Tactical Vest - p. 28), and XT (Extended Tactical Vest). No matter what your mission, the LighthawkTM Tactical Series will exceed your personal armor needs.

TACTICAL SERIES

Ergonomics – A free range of motion can be crucial to the success of your mission. This is why we took a number of human engineering factors into consideration when we designed the LighthawkTM Tactical Series. As a result, we were able to achieve enhanced mobility while still maintaining the highest level of comfort and coverage for the operator. With new innovations like our Dynamic Cummerbund System, the LighthawksTM expand and contract with each breath. The addition of structured deltoid protectors provide for a full range of motion in the shoulder, the most flexible joint in the human body, while enhancing, not sacrificing, the area of coverage. The use of newly advanced materials allow for more form fitting armor that lays flush against the body’s dynamic shape. Scalability – There is no single vest that is perfect for every mission. Depending on the situation or threat assessments, operational strategies change, and your gear should too. With the LighthawkTM Series you are able to scale your team’s level of protection up or down as circumstances dictate. Start with the basic front and rear soft armor panels and scale up to full blown tactical coverage for high risk encounters. Our complete kit of modular ballistic accessories includes: Shoulder Flanks with Integrated Ballistic Collars, retractable pull-up Nape Protector, Throat Protector, Structured Deltoid Protectors, and a retractable pull-down Groin Guard. Interoperability – Every Armorer, Quartermaster and Team Leader knows the inventory management nightmares associated with issuing multiple lines of equipment. When parts and pieces do not mix and match, all kinds of gear coordination problems occur. That’s why our complete kit of modular ballistic accessories is interchangeable across the LighthawkTM Tactical Series. With the ability to share items from one model to the next, the LighthawkTM Series gives users more capability than ever before. Functionality – Loaded with a slew of new and innovative features the LighthawkTM Tactical Series offers unsurpassed functionality. The quick release system gives you the option of setting up the vests for instantaneous removal. The use of a 3-dimensional spacer mesh lining provides outstanding heat and moisture management capability to keep you cool. The new and improved removable Sling Hooks (Patent Pending) keep the rifle sling off of the operator’s neck. Front and rear plate pockets accommodate hard armor inserts, while a built in rear hydration pocket accommodates personal hydration bladders. A front utility pouch is perfect for your important documents, and a pen holder on the deltoid protector keeps a writing utensil always within reach. These are just some of the many features you will find in the new LighthawkTM Tactical Series, in which function is the name of the game.

LIGHTHAWKTM XT LighthawkTM XT, the most versatile full coverage “Extended Tactical” vest in the industry. This fully scalable armor system offers a multitude of innovative features. Designed to maximize maneuverability without sacrificing coverage, the XT gives operators a significant tactical advantage. Standard Features: Dynamic Cummerbund System with 6”x10” soft armor pockets Quick Release Cable System MOLLE Webbing Platform 3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining Removable Sling Hooks* Exterior Accessible Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets Rear Hydration Pocket Front Utility Pouch Drag Strap Custom ID Tag Attachment Points Non-Skid Platform Communication Wire Restraints

Optional Accessories: Shoulder Flanks with Integrated Ballistic Collars Retractable Pull-Up Nape Protector Removable Throat Protector Structured Deltoid Protectors with built in Pen / Pencil Holder Retractable Pull-Down Groin Guard Custom ID Tags

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In August of 2012 we set out to prove the capabilities of the LighthawkTM XT. The scalability, interoperability, and flexibility of the vest, when combined with level IIIA HaloTM ballistic system met the challenge when we strapped them on a group of parkour (freerunning) experts. You’ve got to see it to believe it. Check it out at: www.armorexpress.com/xtmovie

3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining.

Fully Scalable Ergonomic Geometry Lightweight, Low Profile Architecture

Front Utility Pouch.

Aggressive Cut for Mobility and Vehicle Ops

Shoulder Flanks with Integrated Ballistic Collars.

Structured Deltoid Protectors with built in Pen / Pencil Holder.

Communication Wire Restraints.

*LighthawkTM XT shown here with all available options and accessories.

LIGHTHAWKTM XT Dynamic Cummerbund System with 6”x10” soft armor pockets. Dynamic Cummerbund System

Retractable Pull-Down Groin Guard.

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Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets

Sling hook attachment point.

3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining.

Front utility pouch.

Dynamic Cummerbund System

Dynamic Cummerbund System with 6”x10” soft armor pockets.

Fully Scalable Ergonomic Geometry

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Lightweight, Low Profile Architecture Aggressive Cut for Mobility and Vehicle Ops

LIGHTHAWK LTTM The LighthawkTM LT is Armor Express’ latest carrier capable of converting your Alpha Sized concealable vest panels into a sleek and highly functional “Light Tactical” ensemble. The LT is compatible with the LighthawkTM modular ballistic accessory kit allowing users the ability to scale up or down based on mission specific threat assessment. Uses Alpha Sizing. Standard Features: Utilizes Alpha Sizing System Dynamic Cummerbund System with 6”x10” soft armor pockets Quick Release Cable System MOLLE Webbing Platform 3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining Removable Sling Hooks Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets Front Utility Pouch Drag Strap Custom ID Tag Attachment Points

Fully Scalable Ergonomic Geometry Lightweight, Low Profile Architecture Aggressive Cut for Mobility and Vehicle Ops

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Ballistic Groin Guard

Removable Throat Protector

Communication Wire Restraints

Compatible with XT, LT and PC

XT: Retractable LT and PC: Removable

Structured Deltoid Protectors with built in Pen / Pencil Holder

Compatible with XT, LT and PC

Available only on the XT

Ballistic Nape

Removable Sling Hook

Shoulder Flanks with Integrated Ballistic Collars

XT: Retractable LT and PC: Removable

Compatible with XT, LT and PC

Compatible with XT, LT and PC

ACCESSORIES

TACTICAL SERIES

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Non-skid yoke and ambidextrous butt-stops.

Sling hooks prevent neck chafing from rifle sling.

Throat protector.

Removable ID badges. Deltoid protector.

Dual front and rear external plate pockets which accommodate 10”x12” or 8”x10” rifle plates.

1” MOLLE webbing.

Fully adjustable cummerbund system.

*WolverineTM shown here with optional ID tags, 1” MOLLE webbing, split back collar, throat protector, upper arm sleeves, groin guard and non-skid yoke with ambidextrous butt-stops.

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WOLVERINETM The Wolverine™ Special Operations Tactical vest is one of the most cutting edge full tactical vests on the market today. Boasting a number of innovative features, the Wolverine™ offers outstanding tactical protection with many options to customize the jacket to your individual needs. The front and rear of the WolverineTM are connected by an adjustable shoulder attachment system, and an adjustable external cummerbund system which alleviates the weight burden from the shoulders by distributing it across the abdomen. The cummerbund has internal pockets to accommodate additional 5”x8” side armor packs while the front flap offers an added 7”x10” plate pocket. The WolverineTM also comes standard with dual front and rear external plate pockets which accommodate 10”x12” or 8”x10” rifle plates. The upper chest area offers mic tabs, while the rear half features the Armor Express Sling Hooks, which keep the rifle sling off of the operators neck. The rear also offers a tough drag strap that is sewn all the way through and around the vest. A built-in hydration pocket, which can accommodate any size personal hydration system, is located on the rear of the jacket. A number of ballistic accessories are available for the WolverineTM including a retractable pull-down groin guard, throat protector, and deltoid protectors with optional custom ID tags. The optional split back collar provides nape protection while adding comfort when wearing a ballistic helmet. Elastic channels at the base of the collar can be used for mic wires or hydration tubes. Optional front and rear ID tags are available for added customization. Department patches can also be sewn on to the deltoid protectors at no additional charge. The optional MOLLE platform provides 360 degrees of mission specific pocket configurations. Order it with the optional flex cuff pockets, belt keepers, and broad non-skid yoke (with or without dual butt stops) to round out this truly state-of-the-art piece of gear. [ 30 ] 2013 ANNUAL PRODUCT CATALOG ARMOREXPRESS.COM


Adjustable shoulder straps with ballistic option.

Removable ID badges.

Dual front and rear external plate pockets which accommodate 10”x12” or 8”x10” rifle plates.

1” MOLLE webbing.

Fully adjustable cummerbund system.

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*Hard Core DMTM shown here with optional ID tags and 1” MOLLE webbing.

HARD CORETM DM The Hard CoreTM DM offers light weight, high mobility tactical coverage in a heavy-duty external carrier. Utilizing standard concealable armor to provide protection to the vital organs of the torso, the Hard CoreTM DM is perfect for full day use. Made from durable nylon material, the Hard CoreTM DM features external plate pockets accommodating 10”x12” or 8”x10” rifle plates, and has fully adjustable padded shoulders. An adjustable external cummerbund system alleviates the weight burden from the shoulders by distributing it across the abdomen. The cummerbund has internal pockets to accommodate additional 5”x8” side armor packs while the front flap offers an additional 7”x10” plate pocket. The optional front and rear ID tags can be added to the jacket as well as the optional MOLLE platform which will allow for 360 degrees of mission specific pocket configurations. A number of ballistic accessories are available for the Hard CoreTM DM including ballistic shoulder pads, a retractable pull-down groin guard, detachable split back collar, throat protector, and deltoid protectors with optional custom ID tags. Department patches can also be sewn on to the deltoid protectors at no additional charge.

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HARD BALTM

LIGHTHAWK PCTM

New for 2013 is the Hard BalTM plate carrier. A low cost yet heavy duty plate carrier that meets the needs of an active shooter situation. The Hard BalTM plate carrier supports 10”x12” hard armor plates to protect against rifle threats. A cost effective solution for everyday patrol officers.

Rapidly enhance your level of ballistic protection with the Armor Express LighthawkTM PC, a heavy duty yet streamlined “Plate Carrier” with unmatched features. Perfect for active shooter response situations, the LighthawkTM PC provides protection every Patrol Officer should have access to.

Standard Features: Dynamic Cummerbund System with soft armor pockets MOLLE Webbing Platform Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets 3”x6” ID tag attachment surface (loop)

Standard Features: Dynamic Cummerbund System with 6”x10” soft armor pockets Quick Release Cable System MOLLE Webbing Platform 3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining Removable Sling Hooks Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets Front Utility Pouch ID Tag Attachment Points

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Crowd control handle. 2” D-Rings for short or long leads.

Adjustable 2” buckles.

Belly and chest coverage.

K-9 We’ve got your K-9 partner covered with our custom sized K-9 armor. With improved comfort, mobility and reduced weight, the K-9 armor offers outstanding functionality. The K-9 features a robust crowd control handle, two 2” D-Rings for short or long leads, an elastic pocket for flashlights and tracking devices, as well as optional left and right ID tags. Made from durable nylon material, the K-9 has six 2” buckles for ease of getting into, adjusting and removing. The K-9 provides maximum coverage to the vital organs, and even has a rear extension panel to accommodate longer torsos.

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Riot and Capture Shields • Concave and convex designs • Lexan body shield (clear polycarbonate material) • Superior optical quality • 20”x36” - 6 lbs. x .150” • 24”x48” - 8.5 lbs x .150” • Ergonomic handle • Quick release strap • 1 year limited warranty *Options: Customized ID label

SHIELDS Ballistic Shields Ergonomically designed with choice of handle configuration • • • • •

Neck strap Edges covered in hard wearing trim Threat level IIIA with or without view-port Threat level III without view-port Available in a standard range of sizes

Options: • Customized I.D. label • LED light

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BLANKETS

Ballistic Blankets Armor Express ballistic blankets are designed to offer level IIIA ballistic protection in a wide variety of tactical situations. Ballistic Blankets can be quickly and easily thrown over windows, doors and walls, or used as a personal shield in hazardous situations. The Blanket is ideal for use in police & military vehicles as it can provide ballistic protection for the seat, window or door. • Comparable to Level IIIA Ballistics • Made with 100% Aramid fiber • Outer shell constructed with heavy duty Poly Duck fabric • Carry handles • Rolls up and secures for ease in transporting • Standard sizes include 2’x6’, 3’x6’, 4’x4’, 4’x6’, and 4’x8’ • Custom sizes available

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ACH/MICH Brimless (Army Combat Helmet) (Modular Integration Communications Helmet)

PASGT Cut (Personal Armor System for Ground Troops) Gunfighter Cut *Shown here with optional rails NVG shroud

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BALLISTIC HELMETS Ballistic Helmet details:

AE BA-IIIA

AE COMBAT

AE SBH

Manufactured utilizing advanced Thermoplastic Aramid and Glass Fabric Composites, raising the level of protection while reducing the weight. Features flared sides accepting double canister gas masks, communications, and goggles. The shell’s edge is finished with extruded neoprene rubber trim and the entire outer surface is protected with a scratch resistant mil spec flat paint.

Size Range XS - XL fit 6 3/4” to 7 7/8”. Cut Options PASGT ACH/MICH Brimless Cut Gunfighter (S-XL only) Meets NIJ Level IIIA Only Available harnesses - AE Mesh; Comfort System; MCIP System

Size Range S - XL fit 6 3/4” to 7 7/8”. Cut Options ACH/MICH Brimless Cut Gunfighter Meets NIJ Level IIIA and all ACH MIL-SPECS for Fragmentation (2gr., 4gr., 16gr., 17gr., & 64gr.) Available harnesses MCIP System

Size Range S - XL fit 6 3/4” to 7 7/8”. Cut Options ACH/MICH Brimless Cut Meets NIJ Level IIIA; all ACH MIL-SPECS for Fragmentation (2gr., 4gr., 16gr., 17gr., & 64gr.), and defeats select rifle rounds Available harnesses MCIP System

Harnesses AE Mesh System

Comfort System

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AE CT 100

AE RD TAC

AE RS 100 Black

RIOT HELMETS AE CT 100

AE RD TAC

AE RS 100

High protection Light Weight 3 lbs. 5 oz. including shield grid

High protection Light Weight 2 lbs. 3 oz

High protection Light Weight 3 lbs. including shield

Meets or exceeds NIJ 0104.02 (riot), 0105.01 (crash) requirements and DOT FMVSS-218 (impact).

Meets or exceeds NIJ 0104.02 (riot), 0105.01 (crash) requirements and DOT FMVSS-218 (impact).

1/2 shell coverage

3/4 shell coverage

Meets or exceeds NIJ 0104.02 (riot) requirements and DOT FMVSS-218 (impact).

High protection Light Weight 3 lbs. including shield

3/4 shell coverage CARRY BAGS AE 1199

AE RD 100 2X

AE 1200

Meets or exceeds NIJ 0104.02 (riot), 0105.01 (crash) requirements and DOT - Department of Transportation FMVSS-218 (impact). 1/2 shell coverage

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ACCESSORIES You’ve got the armor, now get the accessories. These bits and pieces will add a tactical advantage to your setup, and they’re reasonable in price - so get one for your team-mate.

SLINGCATCH

Save your neck: Our SlingCatch can be field-mounted to any 2”strap. The curved metal will act as a catch for your rifle sling, keeping the bugger off your neck, and aligned for ease of aim. Very handy. Patent pending.

SHIELDMOUNT

Save your back: Some people prefer not to carry a 75 lb ballistic shield without some sort of weight distribution - we can’t imagine why. Here’s our solution - a MOLLE shield mount system - get one. Patent pending.

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SWAG FLAGPATCH

Flag Patches built to match your carrier. Wear them with pride. Available in Grey, Traditional, Desert, and ACU.

H20BOTTLE

Water bottles come in two configurations: black on black plastic (pictured), or white text on black plastic.

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1.866.357.3845

www.armorexpress.com

sales@armorexpress.com

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2013 - Armor Express Product Catalog  

2013 product catalog featuring Armor Express' full line of concealable and tactical body armor packages including soft armor, hard armor, co...

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