Category: Body Armor

Arlington, VA and Central Lake, MI, September 4, 2019 – – Armor 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, today announced it was awarded the prestigious Ballistic Helmet contract from the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”). The Company received a […]

Company’s #1 priority continues to be safeguarding officers with the highest performing, most flexible protective systems available CENTRAL LAKE, MI, August 15, 2019 – Armor 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, […]

Eden, NC, July 30, 2019 – KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (“KDH”), a leading manufacturer of American-made, high-performance protective solutions, announced today it has been awarded two separate delivery orders from the U.S. Army totaling approximately $40.0 million. KDH received a $31.5 million delivery order as part of contract number W91CRB-15-D-0021 from the Army Contracting Command […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI – July 23, 2019 – Armor 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, today announced the grand opening of its new corporate headquarters in Arlington, VA. This new ~4,500 square foot facility will house Armor Express’ senior […]

Dave Herbener, Founder and Former CEO of KDH Defense Systems Joins Board of Directors CENTRAL LAKE, MI – July 11, 2019 – Armor 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, today announced two strategic hires – Lushana Offutt, Senior Vice […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI – May 31st, 2019 – Armor 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, is honored to serve as a Platinum supporter as well as sponsor of the Life Saving Award at this year’s Ohio Tactical Officers […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI – April 4, 2019 – Armor 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 showcase its latest advancements in ballistic vests, carriers, helmets, and accessories at the 2019 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC International). The show […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI – March 19, 2019 – Armor Express is excited to demonstrate its cutting-edge ballistic technology, carrier designs and hard armor at the 2019 Firehouse World Expo. The Company will be exhibiting at booth #428 at the conference, which is slated to run from March 25-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. […]

Eden, NC, March 4, 2019 – KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (“KDH”), a leading manufacturer of American-made, high-performance protective solutions, today announced it has been awarded a $29.9 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to produce the Modular Scalable Vest (“MSV”) Gen II System. “Once again, we thank the U.S. Army for the […]

Company to showcase latest advancements in ballistic systems, carriers, hard armor and accessory offerings for the Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire/EMS, and Security Markets CENTRAL LAKE, MI – January 17, 2019 – Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance protective solutions for the Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement markets, Department of […]

CENTRAL LAKE, Mich., Oct. 30, 2018 — Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance armor solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Marine Corps Systems Command (Contract #: M67854-19-D-1509). The contract was competitively procured as a total small business set-aside, […]

Central Lake, MI and Eden, NC, October 25, 2018 – Armor Express and KDH Defense Systems (“KDH”), two leading manufacturers of high-performance protective solutions for the U.S. Armed Forces, Federal Government and Law Enforcement communities, are pleased to announce the latest addition to their Board of Directors with the appointment of industry-veteran, Sam White. Matt […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, October 05, 2018 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, will proudly demonstrate several of its ground-breaking offerings at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference  (“IACP”) on October 6-9 in Orlando, Florida (Booth #2514). Taking center stage will be the Company’s line of […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, September 12, 2018 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high- performance body armor solutions, will proudly demonstrate several of its ground-breaking offerings at the Law Enforcement Operations Conference & Trade Show hosted by the National Tactical Officers Association (“NTOA”) on September 16-21 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Booth #541). […]

Eden, NC, September 4, 2018 – KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (“KDH”), a leading manufacturer of American-made, high-performance protective solutions, today announced it has received close to $85.0 million in contract extensions on previously awarded contracts from the U.S. Army. Production will be done at the Company’s Eden, North Carolina manufacturing facility. The first award is […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, April 17, 2018 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, will demonstrate its latest ballistic system, carrier and hard armor innovations for firefighters and emergency personnel at the 2018 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC International), April 23-28 at the Indiana Convention […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 18, 2018 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, is excited to unveil its latest advancements in ballistic packages, carrier designs, hard armor, and duty gear for the Domestic and Federal law enforcement, defense and security markets at the 2018 […]

New Products for 2018 from Armor Express and Lighthawk Tactical Lighthawk Tactical solutions are developed with real-world user input and dedicated to the progressive tactical officer. Under the Lighthawk Tactical brand, Domestic and Federal law enforcement officers will benefit tremendously from the latest mission-critical ballistic systems, carriers, hard armor and accessory tools: Special Assignment Unit […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, October 30, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has been chosen to equip U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents with its cutting-edge ballistic-resistant vests. The multimillion dollar order will be delivered over a […]

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, October 11, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded the Company a five-year, multimillion dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for its state-of-the-art plate armor. “We are excited about […]

Regional LE officers and first responders prepare to sharpen their skills and gain real-world knowledge in an exciting two-day training event CENTRAL LAKE, MI, July 25, 2017 – A premier industry event, the Great Lakes Law Enforcement Challenge (GLLEC) will officially kick-off this coming September 10th through the 11th at the Shanty Creek Resort and […]

Hundreds of first responders to benefit from state-of-the-art body armor, including ballistic resistant vests and helmets certified to NIJ requirements and tested against special threats CENTRAL LAKE, MI, June 8, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, is pleased to announce today that […]

Company to showcase its comprehensive offerings for first responders at the 2017 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference CENTRAL LAKE, MI, April 19, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today the expansion of its advanced ballistic systems, carriers, helmets, rifle plates and other related […]

Armor Express Announces New Prestigious Customers in California; Company Awarded Body Armor Contracts from the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Sheriff’s Department CENTRAL LAKE, MI, March 16, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has been awarded […]

New helmets represent the ultimate breakthrough in ballistic science and design, exceeding requirements for law enforcement, anti-terror and special ops units across the Americas CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 12, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has entered an […]

  (Las Vegas, NV) – January 17, 2017 – SHOT Show – We have new and exciting products in store for 2017! Our TORC and Lighthawk XT 2.0 both now have even more options available to fit any load out needs – including our Cobra® Buckle Cummerbund upgrade. The innovative Laser Cut Plate Carrier is […]

Armor Express Wins Approximately $2 Million in New International Contracts Company secures awards with municipal police agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 17, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has secured more than […]

Armor Express expands its focus on developing and delivering the most advanced ballistic systems, carriers and accessory offerings for the global law enforcement, government, defense, and private security markets CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 12, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the […]