Military / DOD
COMBInING FORCES
KDH Defense Systems (“KDH”) and Armor Express, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Praesidium, are recognized as one of the leading suppliers of protective armor solutions in the world. For the past 15 years, KDH has consistently delivered innovative, high-quality products, 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 are proud to serve as one of the primary suppliers of “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). Through our seven-year contract with the United States Department of Homeland Security, we have 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.
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MSV GEN II
The MSV-GEN II is one of the latest protective systems released by the Army and only produced under the KDH brand. The MSV was developed by the Army over a multiyear development program. The MSV was chosen by soldiers and offers significant improvements over their current IOTV system. The MSV-GEN II offers enhanced protection and maneuverability at a significantly reduced weight.
MSV GEN II
MSV GEN II TEP System
FEATURES
  • 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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BPP
BPP
The Blast Pelvic Protector (BPP) is the latest addition to the soldier protective ensemble. The BPP design underwent a stringent multi-year development program. The BPP offers both 9mm and Fragmentation protection to the vital pelvic area.
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BPP
ULTRA LOW VISIBILITY CARRIER <br>(ULV)
ULTRA LOW VISIBILITY CARRIER
(ULV)
The Ultra-Low Visibility Concealed Body Armor Carrier designed by KDH for soldiers to accommodate soft and hard armor under the battle dress uniform shirt. The unique design features of the ULV enhance concealment and comfort. The Yoke Harness System replaces a traditional shoulder strap. The yoke system creates a seamless transition to the upper back panel. The shoulder strap is wider providing a more comfortable load distribution making the vest feel significantly lighter. The system offers easy adjustability, comfort and maximum concealment.
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SPC - SOLDIER PLATE CARRIER
SPC - SOLDIER PLATE CARRIER
The SPCS – Soldier Plate Carrier System is the U.S. Army Plate Carrier System currently issued to all combat troops in Afghanistan (over 60,000 units). Following lengthy review, field evaluations and analysis, the U.S. Army chose the KDH brand model Magnum TAC-1 system over all other competitor designs as a result of the following key factors: (1) weight and comfort, (2) ballistic performance, and (3) delivery schedule. The system balances the fine line between coverage and mobility.
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COMPLETE SOLUTIONS
FOR TODAYS WARFIGHTERS
IOTV GEN IV
IOTV GEN IV
The Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) is the replacement to the older Interceptor Body Armor (IBA) fielded by the U.S. Army. This vest has seen several revisions over the years based on real-world combat feedback. It is compatible with the ESAPI (Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert) and ESBI Side-SAPI plates, as well as the Interceptor body armor’s groin protector. The IOTV has been the standard issued vest to all U.S. Army soldiers since 2006 and can be fully configured from a basic vest to a full-up system with groin protection, lower back protection, deltoid protection, and neck-throat protection.
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USMC PLATE CARRIER
USMC PLATE CARRIER
The USMC Plate Carrier is the new U.S. Marine Corps plate carrier vest system. It consists of a cummerbund style main vest with the option of using IMTV groin and lower back protection. The system is designed to allow the Marine to scale the system dependent upon mission requirements. The PC is a 2-point cut away system, has fully integrated side protection, communication routing channels and increased MOLLE attachment points. In addition to more efficient weight distribution, the PC gives the Marine the ability to use a plate carrier vest system instead of the larger IMTV vest. The PC also has optional lower back and groin protection and can be removed if not needed.
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MORE THAN THE VEST
We have the capabilities to adapt armor to more than just the vest. Our armor excellence expands into combat shirts, battle belts & much more.
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ATPC-SPEAR
ATPC-SPEAR
The ATPC-SPEAR System is the culmination of 4 years of research and development with the U.S. Air Force – Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The ballistic shape used in the ATPC-SPEAR is based on the U.S. Special Operations SPEAR-shaped ballistic panels.
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DHS CCG
DHS CCG
The carrier is constructed of soft, thin and breathable fabric providing maximum comfort to the end user and eliminating bulges of traditional carriers. The carrier has an optional internal belly band allowing the operator greater adjustability and always ensures the proper positioning of his or her ballistic panels. The front and back of the carrier has a 6” wide loop attachment point along the bottom edge of the carrier to allow greater adjustability and comfort.
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DHS SOGC
DHS SOGC
The SOGC is intended to be worn over the duty uniform providing a platform for soft armor and hard armor plates. .
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DHS FOGC
DHS FOGC
The carrier is intended to be worn over a dress uniform shirt and blend perfectly. The material is light yet durable to hold the pleating of a super crease, providing a clean, professional appearance.
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DHS TOGC
DHS TOGC
The (Quad Release) quick release system is functional on either side of the vest. The components of the release system are hidden to provide a clean look. The user can simply connect the four buckles for continued wear. The vest accepts accessory components including yoke, collar, throat protector, shaped deltoid protectors, lower back, and groin protector. The body side is a durable but light weight nylon pack cloth with a durable water repellent surface. The moisture-wicking pad and inside of the shoulder pad have a spacer mesh that has anti-microbial finish to reduce body odor and offer evaporating cooling in hot weather. The concealed, reinforced drag strap is located under the back cover yoke; it is easy to access and completely resistant to snag hazards. The same back yoke access will allow the operator to access the Quad release junction box that can be flipped to offer a left or right side quick release pull tab. In addition, the yoke is perfect for routing coms cables or hydration hoses. The front of the garment has a removable dual trauma pocket for both a 6"x8" and 7"x9" plates.
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