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PACA bags Virginia State Police contract for soft body armor
Sep '10
Point Blank Solutions, Inc., a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PACA Body Armor has been awarded the Virginia State Police contract for soft body armor, which applies to all state, city and county law enforcement and corrections agencies.

"We are honored to have been selected by the State of Virginia as their trusted supplier of soft body armor solutions and will work to exceed all of our commitments to not only the state, but to the other 17,000 local officers who require the most advanced body armor systems in the market," stated Michael Foreman, senior vice president, domestic and international sales.

"This is a meaningful win for our company given the importance of the Virginia market and its proximity to our nation's capital. This also builds upon our momentum in the Northeast markets, following key customer wins in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York for both concealable and tactical body armor."

Utilizing 100 percent DuPont Kevlar XP, a new patented woven fabric technology from DuPont Protection Technologies, Perform-XP protects against increased threat levels faced by officers, and delivers incredible bullet-stopping power under a variety of extreme field conditions (heat, humidity, cold and mechanical wear).

According to independent lab tests and research conducted by DuPont, Kevlar XP, consistently stops most bullets within the second or third layer of a ballistic panel. The remaining layers absorb the energy of the bullet and tests have shown that Kevlar XP decreases back face signature (BFS) by 15 percent or more, thereby reducing potentially serious ballistic and trauma injuries.

It is also up to 10 percent lighter than other technologies designed to defeat the most challenging NIJ Level IIIA ballistic threat – the 44 Magnum. Perform-XP is also engineered to protect against other "special threats" ammunition such as the 9mm SXT 127 grain and FN 5.7x28, among others.

This latest award with the state of Virginia is a two-year contract, which is renewable for up to five-years and will begin with state agency purchases of the Company's Perform-XP body armor solution. However, as the approved vendor in Virginia, all of the Company's products – for both Point Blank Body Armor and PACA Body Armor will be available for purchase by any law enforcement and corrections agency in the state.

Point Blank Solutions Inc

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