PHOENIX, AZ, October 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- According to statistical analysis, active shooters are becoming more sophisticated. Terrorists and those wanting to create mayhem and casualties are opting to carry high-powered rifles with high capacity magazines, many are carrying multiple weapons and a few are even wearing body armor in anticipation of meeting resistance from law enforcement or military personnel.
Such analysis is important to many organizations, in particular the industries making body armor and tactical vests for people on the front lines responsible for responding to threats like active shooters. Until recently, the industry lacked a single clearinghouse for news and announcements relating to body armor and tactical defensive products.
A new website called http://www.bodyarmornews.com was started in part to be that one source for the body armor industry to collect news, threat analysis, and new product announcements related to tactical armor and bulletproof vests. Besides being a resource for industry news the site also serves as a showcase of the history of body armor and materials used in bulletproof vests and has an advertising program for new product announcements.
The advertising program for http://www.bodyarmornews.com was started to provide a marketing channel for vendors and suppliers to announce new products and services of interest to the body armor industry. It also provides companies like Dupont, manufacturer of Kevlar XP , a component used in many tactical and bulletproof vests, an advertising channel capable of reaching body armor manufacturers around the globe.
Body Armor News is also a resource on the testing standards used by various organizations including the United States Department of Defense, the National Institute of Justice and standards bodies in the UK, Russia and Germany. There is also a list of officially certified body armor testing laboratories for companies proofing new products.
The site is also showcase of the history of body armor and tactical vests from the older Kevlar vests to modern Level III and Level IV hard armor panels capable of taking multiple hits from armor-piercing bullets fired from high-powered rifles. Even for the casual visitor it's interesting to follow the improvements in materials science, engineering and ergonomics that go into producing a durable, lightweight vest capable of stopping bullets from the most powerful rifles the world can produce.
It's unfortunate we live in a world where body armor is necessary, but it's a fact of life in many professions. Even when it's available to law enforcement, security personnel and soldiers, there's a constant balancing act between weight, comfort and performance. On top of that is ever changing threat landscape that they work in. Body Armor News is there as a resource for product manufacturers, vendors and the law enforcement community to stay closely connected to the industry on which so many lives depend.
In a world of constantly evolving threats, it's nice to know that Body Armor News is there as an industry resource that can quickly highlight the latest trends in body armor and the latest threats faced by those who wear it on the job.
Body Armor News (www.bodyarmornews.com) is a trade website and magazine for the body armor and tactical armor industry. Before Body Armor News there was no single point of reference for news about active shooters, new weapons technologies and advancements in materials science and testing of ballistic protection products such as tactical armor. Body Armor News also provides an advertising channel for companies that produce related body armor products are services.
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