POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises ("Point Blank" or "PBE"), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, announced today that it has been awarded contracts from over 40 tactical law enforcement agencies in North America since launching its revolutionary Alpha Elite™ ballistic package in January 2014.
The Alpha Elite™ Series is the first body armor ever made with the Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology by DSM. For the first time ever, radically advanced polymer science has been combined with next-generation fiber technology and unique uni-directional engineering. This ballistic system was in development for more than three years and was made possible through breakthroughs in polymer science (creation of an all-new ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene polymer) and patented gel-spinning technology and uni-directional designs and configurations. And the result is an entirely new standard in ballistic protection and comfort and, at a price that's easily affordable by virtually any agency.
Among the many agencies that have selected the Alpha Elite ballistic system, include: New York Police Department (NY), Chicago Police Department (IL), Orlando Police Department (FL), Montreal Police Department (CAN), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Threat Interdiction Unit (CA), Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL), Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (FL), Camden County SWAT (NJ), Atlantic County SWAT (NJ), Fort Lee SWAT (NJ), Somerset County SWAT (NJ), Boise Police Department (ID), Bellingham Police Department (WA), Bend Police Department and Central Oregon Regional SWAT (OR), Tampa Police Department (FL) and several other prominent agencies.
Michael Foreman, Point Blank Enterprises' EVP of International Business Development, Federal Sales and Marketing, stated, "Our Alpha Elite solution continues to gain momentum across all market segments and is used today by many of the law enforcement tactical agencies in the U.S. and around the world. Through ground-breaking advancements in ballistics and carrier designs, we believe that we are able to offer the lightest, most flexible and highest-performing body armor systems available to officers, who depend on only the best."
The Alpha Elite ballistic package is available in both NIJ Level II and Level IIIA versions and is considered to be the lightest and highest-performing body armor in the world to meet NIJ 0101.06 certification standards, a fact confirmed by rigorous independent testing. It offers extraordinary protection, flexibility, mobility and coverage; is highly effective against fragmentation; and has multi-hit and special-threat performance beyond FBI protocols. The Level II Alpha Elite is 20 percent lighter than the best competing models and the Level IIIA is 23 percent lighter and 31 percent thinner than the average of the best models in the industry. The Level II armor weighs just 0.63 pounds per square foot (psf) and the IIIA package is 0.87 psf. This truly represents a major breakthrough in ballistic science and the unprecedented light weight and flexibility provides maneuverability never before achieved in the industry, with ballistic performance that every officer deserves.
The Company also announced today that it is a proud Diamond sponsor of the 32nd Annual SWAT Round-Up International, the largest SWAT competition and exhibitor event in the world, taking place November 9-14 in Orlando, FL. This prestigious event features the best SWAT teams from across the globe, including the Los Angeles Police Department, the Orlando Police Department and the NASA Space Center, along with 15 teams from allied foreign nations. Representatives from Point Blank are on hand throughout the five-day forum, showcasing the latest innovations in tactical body armor designs and ballistic packages, including the Alpha Elite body armor system, at the Company's booth (#1S).
The Alpha Elite Series is available in both the concealable Elite carrier from Point Blank Body Armor and the tactical Alpha-1 carrier from PARACLETE®. Both male and female versions are available.
Mr. Foreman continued, "We are honored to serve our law enforcement and federal customers with the most innovative protective solutions in the industry and are very excited to engage with agencies represented at this year's SWAT Round-Up on how far we've come in latest product developments such as Alpha Elite. That said, our continued success will only be driven by the inputs we receive from end-users and partners, and how we leverage these insights to provide even better ballistic packages and capabilities to the marketplace. As we move into 2015, our Point Blank team looks forward to working more closely and more aggressively in supporting officers with newer and more enhanced NIJ. 06 models."
For more information on Alpha Elite and the Company's participation at SWAT Round-Up International this week, please contact Michael Foreman of Point Blank Enterprises or your local Point Blank or PARACLETE sales representative.
About Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. ("PBEI") is a leading provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation and stab resistant apparel and related accessories. Through its key brands, Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), Protective Products and PARACLETE®, the Company ranks as the largest global supplier of ballistic and soft armor systems in the world. The Company's ballistic solutions have been credited with saving countless lives for the most important customers in the world, including the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal Government and law enforcement, corrections and security personnel, both domestically and abroad. For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.pointblankenterprises.com.
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