EDEN, NC, July 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- KDH Defense Inc. today announced new products for the KDH line of NIJ 0101.06 certified level II and level IIIA ballistics. The release of the MDF-101-II, LTSTF-102-II, and the LTSTF-102-IIIA packages are specifically designed for our female officers. The Los Angeles Police Department is now using KDH's new LTSTF-102-II ballistic female design, along with the KDH male counterpart. This configuration was the only ballistic package at the time to meet the Los Angeles Police Department's rigorous testing standard. The female version and male version both have thinness less than 0.220 inches and weigh in at only 0.85 lbs. / sq. ft., and are some of the lightest in the industry. The female design is available in KDH's level IIIA ballistic version, and it is also among the lightest in the industry.
The MDF-101-II areal density was tested at 0.95 Lb./ft2 per "Standard Method for Areal Density of Body Armor" and provides an economical solution with superior protection. The MDF-101-II ballistic pack is constructed to a thinness of 0.184 and also resists an assortment of special threats., integrated with special threat protection weighing only 0.95lbs/sq. ft. Both of these new ergonomic female designs provide maximum coverage and are complimented by comfort in wearing. The new female designs are now available across KDH's entire concealable product line.
"In addition to our new ballistic design additions, KDH is also developing improved measuring techniques that result in exact custom designs for our complete line of female ballistics," said Dave Herbener, Chief Executive Officer for KDH Defense Inc. Herbener further explained, "KDH is continues to focus on Research and Development to improve the performance of our Body Armor as well as to improve how we manufacture and provide products to our customers.
With that in mind, over the past several weeks KDH Defense Inc. has invited female members of law enforcement from across the country to KDH's manufacturing facility in Eden, North Carolina, to help develop the necessary design tools for measuring custom ballistics. "By having female members of law enforcement work in conjunction with KDH's R&D group, we significantly improve the ballistic design, enhancing protection of officers in a more comfortable vest", explained Gerrad Allison, Director of the KDH Defense Research and Development Team.
ABOUT KDH DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC.
KDH Defense Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement, federal agencies and corrections. Headquartered in Eden, North Carolina, a region with a rich history in the U.S. textile industry, KDH Defense Systems' ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility currently consists of 139,000 square feet of armor cutting, sewing and ballistic design operations, as well as product development, sales and administration. The Eden facility resides in Rockingham County.