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Armor Express to Demonstrate Its Ground-Breaking Solutions at the 2019 NTOA Conference

Company’s #1 priority continues to be safeguarding officers with the highest performing, most flexible protective systems available

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, August 15, 2019Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance protective solutions for the Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement markets, Department of Defense and First Responders, will exhibit its advanced ballistic systems, carrier designs and hard armor offerings at the upcoming Law Enforcement Operations Conference & Trade Show. Hosted by the National Tactical Officers Association (“NTOA”), the conference is slated for August 18-23 in Orlando, Florida and Armor Express will be at Booth #809.

“The NTOA Conference provides a valuable opportunity to showcase our latest innovations and engage with the tactical LE community on the important issues and developments impacting officers,” said Frank Cappo, Vice President of Sales, Armor Express. “As our team collaborates with many tactical/SWAT teams across the country, including major metro task forces, we have a lot to show and talk about. This includes breakthroughs coming to market; agency adoption; and strategic technology and business partnerships. We look forward to discussing what’s ahead in R&D, manufacturing and service advancements to better support customer and industry needs, in anticipation of the new NIJ. 07 requirements.”

Armor Express’ newest generation of overt, plate, tactical, and concealable carriers will take center stage, such as the:

  • Hard Core H3, which exhibits robust utility while maintaining a lightweight, aggressive architecture. The carrier features adjustable shoulders and waist, using BRAVO cut panels that offer enhanced coverage and a more accurate fit. It features the Dynamic Cummerbund System, allowing the user to breathe and move more efficiently. Other attributes include a Quad Ventilation Liner (QVL) system, MOLLE design and Peraflex System pouches.
  • Hard Core PT, that offers many of the key features of the H3 but with less frills and a lower profile. The PT is adjustable in both the shoulders and waist. The vest also features the Dynamic Cummerbund System, increasing the efficiency of the wearer’s breathing and movement. Its shoulder strap geometry provides enhanced ergonomics and communication channeling. The PT is also designed to fit BRAVO armor panels.
  • Traverse, which can convert LEGACY or BRAVO concealable soft armor into a front zip-side opening system. This overt carrier offers both MOLLE and Dress configurations, along with optional features to meet departmental requirements. It is available in the traditional LEGACY or new BRAVO cut. Internal plate pockets accommodate inserts for added protection. Front and rear hard armor plate pockets accommodate rifle plate protection.
  • Fearless PC, featuring a laser cut attachment platform that can be customized with either TUBES® or COBRA® Alpha quick release Dynamic Cummerbund systems, with accessory sleeves that enable officers to kit out the way their mission requires. Options and accessories include First Spear™ Buoyancy Compensators (size dependent), ballistic-structured deltoid protectors, laser cut Hard Armor Shoulder Plates (HASP), and removable sling catch.
  • Laser Cut Plate Carrier (LCPC), which focuses on simplicity and high speed and is designed to fit most hard armor plates and soft ballistic plate backers. Whether the task force needs certified ICW or Lo Vis special threat hard armor, the LCPC ASR will fit their need. The carrier gives the operator a lightweight laser cut platform made with today’s newest and strongest materials.
  • Special Assignment Unit (SAU) Plate Carrier, with Cobra® Alpha quick release system. Designed with end-user input and multiple field tests conducted, the vest’s latest modifications have resulted in a streamlined, lightweight, modular, tactical plate carrier that exceeds today’s criteria. The SAU is a flagship product and is one of Armor Express’ latest innovations in its tactical lineup.
  • Tactical Operations Response Carrier (TORC), that is made to meet multipurpose demands. The advanced plate carrier design, functional features, abundant coverage options, ergonomic fit, scalable components, and low-profile architecture all contribute to a true modular tactical body armor system that can satisfy the most experienced and discriminating task force and operator.
  • Lighthawk XT 3.0, which is built on the SPEAR BALCS ballistic cut and provides ample coverage while maintaining a more aggressive architecture. Its enhanced technology includes the MRM Vent System with 3D foam spacing for airflow; upgraded Advanced Shoulder Pads that aid in weight disbursement and overall comfort; and an interchangeable cummerbund with quick release options – all supporting high-performance tactical entry.
  • American Revolution, AE’s top-of-the-line concealable carrier loaded with features, including low-profile shoulder padding for added comfort and weight disbursement; superior microfiber nylon which offers greater durability and longevity; and inner lining for moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties. Patented Easy Grip Side Straps™ make adjusting or donning/doffing extremely simple. The vest fits AE’s custom BRAVO panels.
  • Agile Canine Vest (ACV), for the protection of the officer’s canine partner. The ACV body armor was created to keep K-9 partners protected yet nimble. The carrier will support any of Armor Express’ solutions, including ballistic, stab, and dual-certified armor.

Other products to be showcased include the AMP-1 TP ballistic helmet from Busch PROtective; R1+ shield; Triton hard armor plate from Buffalo Armory®; and duty accessories such as the SRT tactical belt.

Additionally, the Armor Express team is excited to support instructors with equipment for their training sessions, which will run the gamut of Police Counter Ambush Tactics; Hostage Rescue Training Instructor Certification; High-Risk Warrant Service; Police Response to Active Shooter Instructor Certification; and more. Further, the Company will sponsor a special giveaway of its Active Shooter Kit (including LCPC and Triton plate) and attendees are encouraged to stay tuned via the conference website and app for more details on how to enter for a chance to win.

About Armor Express
Armor Express is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor systems and related protective solutions. Founded in 2005, the Company has grown to become one of the largest providers of soft and hard armor products and accessories, serving the Federal and Domestic Law Enforcement market, the Department of Defense, First Responders, and America’s allies around the world. In 2018, the Company joined forces with KDH Defense Systems, further expanding its portfolio and customer reach, while enhancing its manufacturing footprint and supply chain relationships. Through these partnerships with technology innovators and the Company’s unwavering commitment to advance research & development, customers benefit from state-of-the-art protective solutions and best-in-class service. For more information, please visit

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Company Contact:
Glenn Wiener, Chief Strategy Officer
Armor Express
Tel: 212-786-6011

Media Contact:
Dionne Manchester, SVP
Media Relations for Armor Express
Tel: 212-786-6068

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