Reed Composite Solutions announced this week its new body armor plates use ballistic material from defense giant Honeywell.
The ballistic material is being used in the company’s AMURTM Models 3600 and 3610 rigid plates, which are inserted into law enforcement and military vests. Reed said the material allows for designs that are more comfortable for the wearer.
“Honeywell has been at the forefront of bullet-resistant technology for militaries and a leader in developing ballistic materials for the U.S. law enforcement market for more than 20 years,” said Tim Swinger, global business manager for Honeywell’s Advanced Fibers and Composites business. “Our goal is to provide the strongest, lightest-weight materials that enable manufacturers, like Reed Composite Solutions, to develop armor solutions that provide the greatest comfort possible to those who risk their lives in the line of duty every day.”
Ryan Reed, president of Reed Composite Solutions said, “Using multiple grades of Spectra Shield material allowed us to achieve plate weights, trauma reduction numbers and threat protection never before seen in the industry. Our Model 3600 plate is the gold standard in value for neutrally buoyant Level III armor plates, and our Model 3610 provides ultimate protection for members of the military and law enforcement.”