Safariland has released another armor model that satisfies the requirements of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06). The PROTECH Z-BR01 Type IIIA is a front-opening style, hybrid armor design featuring Geometric technology and Curv material in a solid application. The Z-BR01 combines state-of-the-art ballistic material with the high performance of Honeywell Gold Shield, and the trusted performance of Twaron Microlaminate ballistic materials. This combination of armor technology and ballistic material provides enhanced ballistic performance and reinforced protection along the spine, sternum and lower torso. The Z-BR01, Type IIIA enhances the PROTECH product line, which includes the previously released side-opening style BR01, Type IIIA model. The addition of the Z-BR01 gives tactical officers the versatility of a front opening style vest that provides optimum comfort and performance. The PROTECH Tactical line of products offer an array of front opening styles carriers to accommodate all front opening style vests, including the Rapid Response F1 and Cover 6 Plus.