Armor Express in Central Lake, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor systems, today announced it has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with Germany’s Busch Protective to market its latest ballistic helmets to law enforcement officers across the Americas (North, Central, South).
The advanced helmets provide protection to tactical law enforcement, anti-terror, and specialized police officers who may be exposed to close quarter combat and have an increased risk of being shot within the head region.
“We believe this is a disruptive technology in the marketplace that will transform the way the industry has addressed protection of officers in one of the most critical areas of their body — the head — particularly when this region comes under greater threat in certain hostile environments,” says Matt Davis, president and CEO of Armor Express.
“It’s not only about stopping bullets; we looked extensively to find the right solution that safeguards against trauma to the head, and with Busch helmets, we believe we have found the best helmet technology the industry has seen.”
The so-called AMP-1TP model is the lightest and first non-metal helmet to achieve the certification through independent testing labs both in Europe and the U.S., the companies state. The helmet is constructed of a multi-layered aramid composite, using a patented EBSP method — a unique production technique that creates ballistic capabilities previously attainable only in titanium helmets.
“We are thrilled to have Armor Express as our partner, as they have one of the strongest distribution networks throughout North America. Most importantly, they are a leader in innovation and have earned the trust of the law enforcement community,” says Shammass Khan, international sales director for Busch Protective.
Weighing an average of 3.6 pounds, the AMP-1TP is capable of stopping ballistic threats as close as .78 inches from the edge and multiple shots on a small surface area. The increased edge and multi-impact capabilities enhance the helmet’s protective area by up to 50 percent, compared to standard ballistic helmets.
For officers at risk of taking numerous hits at close range, another key protective element is the helmet’s ability to transfer and dissipate energy around the helmet’s shell, reducing back-face deformation and blunt force trauma.
As a result, when a helmet is hit by an incoming round, there is minimal energy transferred from the helmet shell to the user’s head.
All helmets come with a unique rail-system that has speed-system technology, advanced protective padding system certified to the EN 397 (impact and shock attenuation standard), wheel dial for ultimate uni-sizing flexibility, and a protective bag. The AMP-1TP helmet comes in black, green, or sand colors.
Founded in 2005, Armor Express is a supplier of soft and hard armor products and accessories. The company serves the domestic and federal law enforcement markets, the U.S. military, and U.S. allies around the world.