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Who We Are

We believe in providing high quality, customized gear and products that combine innovative, proven design and practical, every day ease-of-use. Whether you’re on duty or off, Phalanx Defense Systems provides the gear to help keep you safe. Each product begins with an understanding of modern threats followed by a creative, science driven design process. Our research lab is the field where you live and work. Phalanx dedicates its collective experience toward providing personal protective equipment to both first responders and the general public. Guided by the principle that safety is an inherent right, we will never take your protection for granted.

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Safety is an inherent right. We are currently in an alarming shift, where escalating threats in our society have changed everything we thought we could assume when it comes to being safe. I am humbled and grateful we have men and women who will put their own lives at risk to bring that safety to each and every one of us. Because of our respect for first responders, Phalanx’s mission is to protect our protectors. For us that means first responders of all types, whether they are teachers, fire fighters, EMS, law enforcement or military. As an industry leader, an important part of providing what first responders need starts with listening to you, our customers: getting input on what you face daily, asking for your experience to guide us through the entire process, and field testing by the men and women who will be wearing our gear. Our motto is to imagine, think, create, test and refine with you in the center, every step of the way. We must have our finger on the pulse of the industry and the needs of our customers at all times, so that we can design protective gear that is functional and comfortable. Most importantly, we want to bring everyone home to their families.


MKII --MKii--

The workhorse of our carrier collection, the Tactical Responder MKII was developed for Tactical Paramedics in active shooter and mass casualty incidents, with an emphasis on integrating Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. The MKII allows for full range of motion while also providing superb coverage area. Easy adjustability allows the MKII to be customized across shifts, rather than requiring custom vests for each wearer. • Includes two NIJ 0101.06 standard certified ballistic panels; threat Level IIIA • Two integrated plate pockets that can hold additional 10” x 12” or 11” x 14” hard armor plates • PALS webbing on the front and back allows for unit customization • Multi-use armor system conforms to any team member’s frame within seconds • Can be stored in, and deployed from all standard emergency vehicles

Available Colors:

BLACK NAVY RED COYOTE

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Pouches & Patches

Patches and pouches are part of the necessary accessories First Responders need daily. We have a large variety to choose from. Tell us what you are looking for and we will complete your unit’s deployment package.

TECC Helmets, pg. 7

MKII Side Armor

Tactical Responder MKII easily integrates with the Tactical Responder Side Armor System, protecting the sides of the wearer from various forms of trauma and impact. The optional side armor system offers simplified integration/detachment of a cummerbundstyle side armor system, that provides a modular one size fits most configuration. The Tactical Responder Side Armor System is sold separately. Shown with optional side pouches 3


--MKii--

MKIII

The Tactical Responder MKIII offers all of the same great features as the MKII. The only difference lies in how the cummerbund is attached to the vest. A hook and loop closure is used instead of MOLLE to allow for quick, easy adjustment of the cummerbund. This added convenience reduces the amount of time needed to shift the armor between personnel.

Shown with optional side pouches

Available Colors:

BLACK NAVY RED COYOTE

Back view of base carrier over side armor integration 4


Mega Mover Pouch The Mega Mover Pouch is a lightweight, low profile accessory that attaches to the back of a carrier. It is ideal for loading with litters or supplies for use during casualty evacuation. With its two hook and loop style closures on the top and bottom, the Mega Mover Pouch can be easily loaded and deployed for rapid access – from the bottom for self deployment or from either the top or bottom for buddy deployment. It features MOLLE attachment to the back of your carrier, leaving the front of the vest open for other mission critical equipment.

Available Colors:

BLACK NAVY RED COYOTE

MOLLE/PALS integration 5


--MKii--

MKV - FIRE

The Tactical Responder MKV was designed to be an exclusive solution for fire fighters. Building upon the proven record of the original Tactical Responder MKII, the MKV model was created to aid First Responders who need to “not appear geared-up“ with an even wider variety of threats, allowing America’s bravest to face any threat. • Outer shell matches traditional bunker gear • NIJ 0101.06 standard Level IIIA certified • System weight – 12.55 lbs. with accessories • Detachable yoke and bicep protection accessories available 6

Yoke and bicep ingrate into base carrier and are adjustable.


tECC Helmet

From the Incident Command Post to the triage areas, the TECC helmet series has you covered. Each helmet is designed for all-day wear comfort and customization. Available as standard, mid, and high cut options, in a variety of sizes and colors. • NIJ Standard 0106.01 Level IIIA certified • Available Ops-Core rail system allows for helmetmounted accessories, helping you to keep your hands in the game • Hook and loop option allows for easy identification patches • Available Wendy Cam Fit gives custom feel and comfort to each wearer • 5 year warranty on ballistic material; 1 year on exterior cover material

High cut style with optional Ops-Core rail system and Wendy Cam Fit

Available colors:

BLACK

DESERT TAN

COYOTE

BLACK

DESERT TAN

COYOTE

OD GREEN

WOLF GRAY

NAVY

OD GREEN

Mid cut style with Wendy Cam Fit

Standard cut style with optional Ops-Core rail system and Wendy Cam Fit Traditional Base Option 7


rhino “The most comfortable carrier on the market”. The Rhino carrier allows you to go ALL DAY with mission duration comfort. It can transform from a plate carrier to an assault armor platform in a matter of minutes. The Rhino’s modularity allows it to provide coverage for every mission by using add-ons that include bicep, throat, shoulder, groin, and side protection. The Rhino Adaptable Armor System is built with durable, urethane-coated 1000 denier CORDURA® nylon fabric, giving it enhanced protection and strength for both the operator and the ballistics.

• Includes Quick Release Rig (QRR) system for fast removal • Plate carrier handles both soft and hard armor panels up to 11” x 14” • Fully upgradeable protection including bicep, groin, neck, and shoulders • Spacer mesh provides stand-off and heat dissipation for the operator • Drag handle extends from the system on 4 ft. tether

Comes standard with QRR System. See following page

Available Colors: BLACK

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NAVY

RED

RG. GREEN COYOTE

Back view of Rhino carrier in Ranger Green


Qrr system Quick Release Rig

Take your carrier to a high-speed level! First Responders of all types have wrestled with hook and loop fasteners since carriers were first designed. This is a problem of the past when you convert your closure system to the Phalanx Quick Release Rig (QRR). The QRR attaches to the underside of the front flap and the MOLLE/PALS of your side cummerbund found on most carriers and vests. You simply “sandwich” the QRR flap between your outer flap and the carrier and attach the MOLLE/PALS portion of the QRR at a position which gives you the best fit. Any plate carrier or vest which utilizes a cummerbund or MOLLE/PALS waist enclosure system can be upgraded. Getting in and out of your vest has never been easier. Try it! You will never again wear a rig without the QRR.

Shown with FirstSpear® Tubes™ in Coyote nylon

Cobra™ metal buckles

Options include:

• GT Cobra™ nylon buckles • Cobra™ metal buckles • FirstSpear® Tubes™ • Various webbing color/patterns

GT Cobra™ nylon buckles

Shown with GT Cobra™ buckles in Black nylon

FirstSpear® Tubes™

For more information visit www.PhalanxSystems.com/QRR 9


Hydra

The Hydra plate carrier provides sleek and effective protection during closequarter operations. Fully adjustable and one-size-fits-most, the Hydra plate carrier focuses on simplicity and flexibility of design, making it ideal for First Responders, warrant service, and tactical operations. • Internal front-and-back plate pockets accommodate both soft and hard armor panels up to 10” x 12” • Fully adjustable shoulders and cummerbund • Hook and loop ID panels on front and back • Front, back, and side PALS coverage • Rugged drag handle

Back view of Hydra carrier in Black

Available Colors: BLACK

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NAVY

RED

RG. GREEN COYOTE


Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels What is it and why does NIJ Certification matter?

The National Institute of Justice is the government agency responsible for establishing certification and protection standards for body armor. Phalanx Defense Systems armor undergoes routine testing at an NIJ approved laboratory, allowing us to guarantee its protection against specific threats.

Special considerations

5.56mm ammunition comes in a variety of constructions. The rounds with lead cores typically used for hunting and target shooting can be stopped with Level III hard armor plates.

Level IIA

Tested to stop 9mm and .40 S&W ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.

5.56mm ammunition (M855), designed for military use with a steel or partial steel core, needs a ceramic or metallic component to the hard armor plate.

Level II

Tested to stop 9mm and .357 Magnum ammunition fired from short barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.

Level IIIA

Tested to stop .357 SIG and .44 Magnum ammunition fired from longer barrel handguns. No rifle ammunition protection.

Level III

Tested to stop 7.62 mm FMJ (full metal jacket) lead core rifle ammunition.

Level IV

Level II A

Level II

Level III A

Level III

.30 cal M2 AP

7.62mm NATO FMJ

.44 Mag SJHP

.357 Sig FMJ FN

.357 Mag JSP

9mm FJM RN

.40 S&W FMJ RN

9mm FJM RN

Tested to stop .30 cal steel core armor piercing rifle ammunition.

Level IV

The above is a snapshot of select threat projectiles and classifications of armors related to these general threats. Refer to NIJ 0101.06 standard for details. 11


What is Body Armor?

The term body armor is usually associated with vests designed to provide ballistic protection to the vital organs in the torso. Usually, a vest contains two armor panels held in place by a carrier. Each armor panel contains a ballistic panel (i.e., the protective material), sealed inside a ballistic panel cover. One armor panel protects the front of the torso; the other protects the rear. To protect the sides of the torso, the vest is worn with the front armor panel overlapping the rear armor panel. The armor panels can typically be removed from the carrier. The armor panels consist of the ballistic panel with an integral cover that protects the ballistic materials in the panel from the environment. Panels come in multiple sizes and can be flat or curved to accommodate the different shapes and sizes of potential wearers. Typically, neither the panel cover nor the carrier is intended to provide ballistic protection. The principal purpose of the carrier is to support and secure the panels to the wearer’s body There are two basic kinds of body armor: soft armor and hard armor.

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ARMOR IS BULLET PROOF!

Different armor models are

meant to protect against specific types of ammunition. No body armor will stop every threat. Units should select armor designed to protect against the threats most likely to be faced by their team. At a minimum, armor should be selected that will protect against handguns.

Soft Armor

Soft body armor consists of flexible panels of ballistic material. Soft armor is designed to offer protection against assaults with handguns. It is intended to be used for extended daily wear. It is the type of body armor that officers would typically wear while executing their daily duties. It can be worn under a uniform or other clothing in an external carrier. If it is worn under a uniform, it is called concealable armor. Soft armor panels are constructed of multiple layer of ballistic-resistant materials. The number and order of layers influence overall performance. Additional energy is absorbed by each successive layer of material. When a handgun bullet strikes the panel, it is caught in a web of strong fibers. These fibers absorb and disperse the impact energy, causing the round to deform or “mushroom.“ While soft armor is most often seen in the form of panels for carriers or concealment vests, it can be cut to practically any shape, for multiple uses, keeping the layers and sew pattern the same to maintain protection integrity.

Concealed soft armor; meant to be worn under a uniform shirt.

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Soft armor is constructed of multiple layers of flexible ballistic materials.


Hard Armor

Hard armor consists of rigid panels, or plates, of ballistic-resistant material and is designed to offer greater protection against higher threats than soft armor. Hard armor plates are used in tactical armor. Tactical armor is not typically worn for extended periods. It is donned for wear by First Responders entering high-risk situations. Hard armor plates may be constructed from ceramic, compressed laminate sheets, metallic plates, or composites that incorporate more than one material. Basically, hard armor plates work in one of two ways: they can capture and deform the ammunition round or they can break it up. In both instances, the armor then absorbs and distributes the force of the impact.

10 rounds of 5.56x45mm M193 ammunition shot from 7 yards. The DKX M3 plate is our lightest weight, NIJ certified Level III Plus multi-hit hard armor plate. See pg. 19.

Hard armor is comprised of multiple types of material layered together with proprietary engineering and processes.

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Agency Armor System Concealable Armor What is it?

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• Does away with the need for measurements and subsequent measurement interpretation • Lessens time lost due to follow-up alterations • Officers know exactly how their armor will fit and feel immediately • Negates the need to gather officers for sizing appointments • Results in officers receiving their armor sooner without the long wait for customized solutions

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Phalanx Defense Systems studied sizing processes for concealable armor across numerous manufacturers to determine the correlation of coverage, restricted movement, and comfort. Now we offer an alternative for agencies whose number one priority is to have officers properly protected from ballistic threats within a reasonable budget and time-frame.   Our solution is an agency administered system that uses a series of fit samples that ensures each officer is properly fitted prior to placing orders.

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Armor that FITS Your Agency The Result?

• A flexible, time saving process • Comfort • Proper fit  

Departments own their own fit samples for use at their convenience.

Benefits

• 30-day average delivery time. • Assured best fit -” You know it’s right before you get it.” • Simple, quick, and dependable

How it works

• Order your fit sample set* • Agency assigned fit supervisor assists the officer with selection of the appropriate fit sample and together they complete the fit assessment guide** • Fit Supervisor acknowledges fit assessment completion and orders armor

A department’s trained uniform/supply officer assists with fit assessments.

*Fit sample set cost is deducted from 1st armor order if order placed within 30 days of receiving fit samples. **Fit Assessment follows guidance from ASTM (E3003), NLETC, NIST, JTIC; reference the Personal Armor Fit Assessment Checklist. 17


CON FID EN C E U N D E R F IR E

The DKX M2 series ballistic plates are intended for use as an ultra-lightweight hard plate alternative to traditional Level IIIA soft armor. This series also features an inherently handgun and knife resistant construction, offering true multi-threat capabilities unmatched by soft armor. Additionally, the M2 Series utilizes a multi-curve geometry, which provides greater comfort and fit to a wide variety of users. Available sizes range from 5”x6” to 11”x14”, making this series an ideal choice for use as a trauma plate or side armor.

M2

Level IIIA PROTECTION TYPE/THREAT LEVEL • Special (Handgun/Knife)

TESTING CERTIFICATION/STANDARD • Special Threat Tested

MODEL # • D2000

CONFIGURATION • Stand-Alone

HIT RATING • Multi

CONSTRUCTION • Polyethylene

SPECIAL THREATS

• 5.7 x 28mm SS197SR • 7.62 x 25mm 85gr FMJ • 9mm 127gr SXT • 9mm 124gr HST • 9mm 115gr FMJ • 9mm 96gr • SPEER .44 MAG 240gr SJHP • SPEER .357 SIG 125gr FMJ FN • NIJ P1 single-edged blade level 1 E1 & E2 • .40 S&W 60gr Ultra • .40 S&W 60gr Civil

PROTECTIVE COVER • Polyurea

SHAPE Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Shooter Shooter 14

SIZE (in) 5x6 5x7 6x8 10x12 11x14 10x12 11x14

THICKNESS (in) 0.29 0.29 0.29 0.29 0.29 0.29 0.29

WEIGHT (lbs) 0.29 0.37 0.50 1.30 1.63 1.10 1.44


M3

Level III

The DKX M3 (MAX III) series ballistic plates are NIJ 0101.06 Level III certified standalone. The M3 also stops special, non-armor piercing threats, such as the Winchester Ranger and 7.62mm x 39mm MSC. The positive buoyancy of the M3 plates provides users in waterborne or maritime environments added support and flotation, while a rigid polycarbonate backing gives superior blunt force trauma protection. Each DKX M3 Series plate comes equipped with Radio Frequency Embedded Verification (RFEV) tracking for inventory management along with an industry first, 7 year warranty.

PROTECTION TYPE/THREAT LEVEL • NIJ III Plus

TESTING CERTIFICATION/STANDARD • NIJ 0101.06 • Special Threat Tested

SPECIAL THREATS

• .223 Rem 60gr Partition - (DEA protocol) • 7.62mm x 39mm 123gr Mild Steel Core • 7.62mm x 51mm 147gr M80 FMJ • 5.56mm x 45mm 55gr M193

MODEL #

• DKX MAX III (NIJ Compliant Product List)

CONFIGURATION • Stand-Alone

HIT RATING • Multi

CONSTRUCTION • Polyethylene

PROTECTIVE COVER • Polyurea

SHAPE Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Shooter Shooter Shooter Swimmer Swimmer En. Swimmer En. Swimmer

SIZE (in) 5x6 5x7 6x8 8x10 10x12 11x14 8x10 10x12 11x14 10x12 11x14 10x12 11x14

THICKNESS (in) 0.73 0.73 0.73 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30

WEIGHT (lbs) 0.85 0.89 1.23 2.15 3.15 3.97 2.00 2.90 3.50 2.70 3.50 2.70 3.50 15


M7X

Level III Plus The DKX M7X series ballistic plates have enhanced special threat capability, are positively-buoyant, lighter in weight and tout a 7-year warranty. Consisting of an enhanced polyethylene, ceramic, and silica combination, the new M7X Series is the latest development by DKX armor that delivers a lightweight M855 and 7.62mm x 39mm MSC ballistic solution. The M7X series is the clear choice for those looking for an economical, positively-buoyant, NIJ certified advanced threat armor plate under 5 lbs. (shooter cut).

PROTECTION TYPE/THREAT LEVEL

SPECIAL THREATS

• NIJ III Plus

TESTING CERTIFICATION/STANDARD • NIJ 0101.06 • Special Threat Tested

• 5.56mm x 45mm 62gr Ball (M855) • 7.62mm x 39mm 123gr PS Ball (Mild Steel Core) • 7.62mm x 51mm 147gr M80 FMJ

MODEL #

• DM855 (NIJ Compliant Product List)

CONFIGURATION • Stand-Alone

HIT RATING • Multi

CONSTRUCTION

• Ceramic/Polyethylene/Composite

PROTECTIVE COVER • Polyurea

SHAPE Full Size Shooter

SIZE (in) 10x12 10x12

THICKNESS (in) 1.20 1.20

WEIGHT (lbs) 5.15 4.65

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M11

Level IV Plus (Multi-hit)

PROTECTION TYPE/THREAT LEVEL • NIJ IV Plus (Multi-hit)

TESTING CERTIFICATION/STANDARD • NIJ 0101.06 • Special Threat Tested

MODEL #

• D1600 (NIJ Compliant Product List)

CONFIGURATION • Stand-Alone

The DKX M11 series ballistic plates provides multi-hit capability by adding a high performance polyethylene backing. The M11 series is NIJ 0101.06 Level IV certified and also offers protection against the M855, M855A1, 7.62mm x 39mm API BZ and 7.62mm x 54mmR API B32.

SPECIAL THREATS

• 5.56mm x 45mm 62gr Ball (M855) • 5.56mm x 45mm 62gr Ball (M855A1) • 7.62mm x 39mm 121gr Armor Piercing Incendiary (API) (BZ) • 7.62mm x 51mm 150gr Armor Piercing (AP) (M61) • 7.62mm x 54Rmm 155gr Armor Piercing Incendiary (API) (B32) • 7.62mm x 63mm 166gr Armor Piercing (AP) (M2AP)

HIT RATING • Multi

CONSTRUCTION

• Ceramic/Polyethylene

PROTECTIVE COVER • Polyurea

SHAPE Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size SAPI/ESAPI SAPI/ESAPI SAPI/ESAPI SAPI/ESAPI SAPI/ESAPI SAPI/ESAPI SAPI/ESAPI Shooter Shooter

SIZE (in) THICKNESS (in) 6x6 1.20 6x8 1.20 7x8 1.20 8x10 1.20 10x12 1.20 7.25x11.50 1.20 8x10 1.20 8.75x11.75 1.20 9.50x12.50 1.20 10x12 1.20 10.25x13.25 1.20 11x14 1.20 8x10 1.20 10x12 1.20

WEIGHT (lbs) 2.60 3.40 3.90 5.50 8.70 5.40 5.20 6.70 7.70 7.40 8.90 10.10 4.80 7.30

Need more plate options? We have over 20 distinct plates to choose from. Ask us for more information. 17


BA-647

Level III Plus PROTECTION TYPE/THREAT LEVEL • NIJ III Plus

TESTING CERTIFICATION/STANDARD • NIJ 0101.06 • Special Threat Tested

MODEL #

SPECIAL THREATS

• 5.56mm x 45mm 62gr Ball (M193) • 5.56mm x 45mm 62gr Ball (M855)

• 7.62mm x 39mm 123gr PS Ball (Mild Steel Core) • 7.62mm x 51mm 147gr M80 FMJ • All types of handguns

• P5mmSAN600

CONFIGURATION • Stand-Alone

HIT RATING • Multi

CONSTRUCTION • Steel

PROTECTIVE COVER • Polyurea

SHAPE Full Size Shooter

SIZE (in) 10x12 10x12

THICKNESS (in) 0.20 0.20

WEIGHT (lbs) 6.3 6.3

The BA-647 ballistic plates provide a low cost, special threat solution for the M80 ball and the 7.62mm x39mm MSC.

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True Multi-Fit Holster

Engineered using a temperature resistant (non-KydexÂŽ), high-strength polymer, this simple no-gimmick holster offers the multi-gun owner a lightweight, durable and 100% American made product that fits your handgun collection, whether carrying concealed or at the range. See our Will Fit List online: www.StealthOperator.com

Yes. Over 150 of the most popular gun models fit the SAME holster; no adjustments or modifications necessary. The Stealth Operator Holster utilizes our proprietary Frame-Lock Secure Fit Technology™ to provide reliable retention.

Inside the Waistband

Full Size - Right Hand

Compact - Right Hand

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Outside the Waistband

Every Day Carry Excellence

With one of the lowest profiles on the market, all of our models are designed to be lightweight, no frills, minimal footprint, and maximum concealment and comfort. Every day carriers and occasional users alike find this to be an ideal choice for their every day carry needs.

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Stealth Operator Protection Panel

Changing threats require a new level of preparation. Soft armor ballistic protection is a realistic consideration. These Level IIIA soft armor protection panels can be used in a wide variety of bag shapes and sizes. That means you can discreetly plan for any situation you may face.

Nomad Plus Student Student Mini

Tech Pack shown

Courier Briefcase

Slingback Plus

Nomad

Tech Pack

Slingback

Satchel

Messenger

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Phalanx Defense Systems is the founding mission partner for Superheroes For Hope. Our passion is to bring hope and an extraordinary SUPERHERO encounter to children living through the challenges associated with childhood illnesses. Engaging fictional Superheroes as well as real life heroes, our First Responders, we design an atmosphere where every child can be special. Superheroes For Hope allows families and friends of our little superheroes a brief escape to a world where there is always hope. We use real superhero equipment to introduce kids to our real-life heroes, First Responders. www.SuperheroesForHope.org


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