Armor Express and KDH Defense Systems (“KDH”), legally merged in December 2019, becoming one company – Armor Express, though the KDH brand lives on. We will continue to leverage the almost two decades of innovation and success KDH has established, serving the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense and several agencies within the Federal Government.
Since its creation in 2003, the KDH brand has consistently delivered American-made, innovative and high-quality body armor solutions, ranging from the Interceptor Outer Tactical Vest (OTV) to each generation of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV Gen I, II, III, and IV). More recently, with awards from the U.S. Armed Forces, we continue to serve with pride, “next generation” body armor systems, including the Soldier Protection System – Modular Scalable Vest (SPS-MSV), the Blast Pelvic Protector (SPS-BPP), the Ultra-Low Visibility Concealable Body Armor (ULV-CBA) System, and the Light Air Warrior System (LAWS). Further, through a seven-year contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we supply a host of carrier solutions, ballistic packages and hard armor plates that meet the mission-critical needs of this prestigious agency and the divisions within. View our complete assortment of KDH protective solutions at www.armorexpress.com.
Our state-of-the-art facility in Eden, North Carolina boasts 130,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity, with the latest advancements in technology and equipment. This operational center of excellence is where we produce large volume contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense and Federal Government, and it also serves as a sister facility to our Central Lake, Michigan operations, fully capable of producing NIJ .06 (and anticipated NIJ .07) ballistics, carriers and hard armor plates for the domestic law enforcement market and First Responders. Within Eden, we have an array of new laser cutters used for Next Generation Army carriers (the Modular Scalable Vest “MSV”), Marker Making & Technical design capabilities, Gerber cutters, Hard Armor Manufacturing equipped with an Auto Clave, and multiple isotope ballistic ply counters to ensure the correct ballistic configuration on every piece of ballistic armor produced. Through Lean methodologies and implementation, we have been able to maximize floor space, increase capacity, throughput and material flow, and create a visual environment overseen by Quality Specialists at every step along the manufacturing process.
In addition, Armor Express’ new Corporate Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia 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 the Company’s strategy to be closer to its Military and Federal customers and provide greater real-time support. Along with leadership, several of our sales, contract and program management, procurement specialists, and design personnel are onsite. This new 4,500 square foot facility also houses a showroom, highlighting the latest innovations in concealable and tactical carriers, hard armor solutions, Military and Federal products, and various other ballistic solutions to meet all customer needs.
information does not imply or constitute DOD, DHS, or DOJ endorsement.
- System design accommodates concealable and tactical vest platforms
- Emergency egress quick release system, disengaging at both shoulders and sides
- Tactical configuration and cummerbund utilize enhanced laser cut technology, to reduce weight
- Back tactical carrier utilizes traditional MOLLE system
- Reinforced drag handle
- Full-wrap cummerbund style closure
- Removable & adjustable side plate pockets
- Side plate pockets accommodate 6x6, 6x8 or 7x8
- Bottom loading hard armor plate pockets
- Extremely light ballistic system
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