Central Lake-based Armor Express, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of body armor products, has entered a seven-year, $93.8 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the Department of Homeland Security.
Under the terms of the contract, Armor Express will provide its Razor Level IIIA ballistic system body armor, which protects wearers from bullets, along with four carriers to the department.
Company officials say more than 90,000 officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and Federal Emergency Management Agency stand to benefit from this latest DHS contract.
“This is a major win for Armor Express…” says Matt Davis, President and CEO of Armor Express. “We have collaborated with a number of federal agencies over the years, providing a range of concealable and tactical armor solutions to officers who require high-performance and flexible coverage to do their jobs effectively and in the safest way.”
Armor Express was selected as one of three body armor suppliers to fulfill the needs of the DHS, which was looking to outfit its federal officers with customized concealed and tactical carriers integrated with a certified ballistics design.
The company’s Razor Ballistic System, which is available in both male and female versions, is designed to provide concealability and flexibility to offer a lightweight ballistic package for officers and agents.
The third largest cabinet department, the DHS has more than 240,000 officers in roles that range from anti-terrorism to aviation and border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management.
Founded in 2005, Armor Express has provided soft and hard armor products and accessories to the U.S. Marshals, U.S. Capitol Police, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others.