Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / PACA bags Virginia State Police contract for soft body armor
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

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 2nd Dec 2016

Indian currency crisis impacts global cotton market

The currency crisis in India, marked by insufficient supply of new...

Huang Wei from Fiber Raw Material Dept of Sinopec Chemical Commercial Holding speaking at the Forum

Textiles | On 2nd Dec 2016

Huge potential for nylon consumption: Experts

There is huge potential for increase in nylon consumption said...

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2016

Aditya Birla Group to establish apparel unit in Odisha

Aditya Birla Retail and Fashion Ltd. (ABFRL) is establishing a new...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search