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Explosion protective suit on show in US event

Safariland Group : 16 January, 2014  (New Product)
Safariland is attending the SHOT event in Las Vegas with its TAC 6 suit and visor complex for protection against ballistic and explosive threats
Explosion protective suit on show in US event

Med-Eng's new multi-mission TAC 6 suit and visor ensemble for tactical officers will be introduced at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) from January 14-17 in Las Vegas, Nev.  This high-mobility protective equipment addresses the increasing threats posed by explosive devices during operations.  Frontline personnel including breachers, dog handlers, High Risk Search teams and bomb disposal technicians supporting tactical teams, face these dual threats in addition to conventional ballistic threats.  Med-Eng joined The Safariland Group of brands in 2013.

The TAC 6 suit is a system of modular lightweight components covering the user’s torso, arms and legs.  It is a scalable platform that supplements an officer’s existing bullet-resistant vest.  Users can select specific components depending on the anticipated threat and their mobility requirements.  The series of four Med-Eng TAC visors quickly attach to an officer’s tactical helmet to provide increasing levels of fragmentation protection to the facial area and to integrate with conventional gas masks.

Rob Reynolds, Vice President of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, commented, “SHOT Show provides an excellent opportunity to introduce a new approach to personal protection for tactical teams and specialists on a national level.”  He continued, “We are seeing a confirmation from the tactical community of the need for enhanced protection while maintaining mobility.  The TAC 6 fills that operational requirement in a way that was previously unavailable to end users.”

The TAC 6 is built on extensive knowledge gained from developing the Med-Eng bomb disposal suits, which are trusted by public safety, federal and military agencies across the United States, and was featured in the Oscar-winning movie “The Hurt Locker.”

Med-Eng is the world leader in protective equipment for blast threats and specialized tools for explosives disposal.  Its integrated solutions are thoroughly tested for their purpose and include:

* Personal Protective Equipment against blast, fragmentation, impact and heat
* Hook & Line Systems and Specialized Tools for explosives disposal
* High Risk Search Kits
* Remotely-Operated Vehicles (Robots) for tactical missions and explosives disposal

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