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Founded in 2005, Armor Express has grown to become one of the leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of life-saving, protective solutions. The Company began by serving the Domestic Law Enforcement market and following the merger with KDH Defense Systems in 2019, now proudly supports the U.S. Military and Department of Defense, Federal and Domestic Law Enforcement, and First Responders both domestically and abroad.

Our passion for producing the most innovative armor systems is made possible by the commitment of every Armor Express employee, many of whom have spent their lives serving our country. Through our Manufacturing Center of Excellence located in Eden, NC, we manufacture both soft and hard armor solutions for America’s protectors. In Michigan we house our state-of-the-art Ballistics and Carrier Research and Development facility, including our Ballistics Research Laboratory (BRL), where we test the most advanced ballistic materials, developing solutions that meet NIJ, DEA and FBI protocols, and various special threats for any mission-critical requirement. We are committed to safety first and foremost and collaborate with our partners to bring to market, lightweight, high-performance ballistic solutions, along with a full suite of concealable, overt and tactical carriers. We also manufacture and source a full line of innovative hard armor plates, helmets and shields, all designed to meet the most stringent safety standards and to bring our protectors home safe.


Our headquarters in Arlington, VA serves as the central point for Government customer engagements, given its proximity to the nation’s capital. As a critical supplier to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy Security Forces and various Federal agencies, having this office is a critical element of our strategy to be closer to its Military and Federal customers and provide greater real-time support. This facility houses some of our sales, contract and program management, procurement specialists, and design personnel. This facility houses a showroom, highlighting the latest innovations in concealable and tactical carriers, hard armor solutions, Military and Federal products, and a host of other ballistic solutions to meet all customer needs.


Through the combination of Armor Express and KDH, we have grown to become one of the largest suppliers of soft and hard armor protective solutions to America’s Heroes – among the most important customers in the world. Since the acquisition and subsequent merger, we have secured over $250 million in new contracts and delivery orders within the Department of Defense and Federal Government, in addition to some of the largest law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities and Fire/EMS departments in the country. Our growth was made possible by our relentless focus on advancing technology and exceeding customer requirements, in addition to the support of our distribution, supply chain and technology partners around the world.

Markets - Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Patrol, Tactical, K-9 customers seeking NIJ and DoD certified ballistic and stab/spike concealable, overt, and tactical body armor systems and accessories.

Markets - Corrections


Concealable, overt, cell extraction, or CERT teams seeking NIJ and DoD certified ballistic and stab/spike body armor systems and accessories.

Markets - Fire 2


Whether custom fit or seat assignment, we offer BPE, ASK and RTF solutions. NFPA 3000 (PS) and (ASHER) Program related products.

Markets - EMS


Scalable BPE, ASK and RTF solutions. NFPA 3000 (PS) and (ASHER) Program related products.

Markets - Military


Consistently delivering innovative, high-quality products, to the U.S. Armed Forces and Department of Defense.

Markets - Federal


Prestigious Federal customers have benefited from our full range of body armor solutions.

Markets - GSA


Our GSA Offering covers the full breadth of personal protective solutions within the intuitive purchase platform.

Markets - Private Military

Private Military & Security

Our commercial product line spans the needs of today's private military and security body armor needs.

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