Point Blank Enterprises (“PBE”) announced the introduction of the first--of--its--kind Alpha Elite Series ballistic system. This ground--breaking system will be showcased at the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference Philadelphia.
The Alpha Elite Series was created when Point Blank engineers began searching for a ballistic material that would meet the rigorous demands of U.S. Special Operations forces deployed in the world’s most dangerous regions. This next--generation ballistic system is dramatically different from other products as it’s the first body armor ever to be designed around the revolutionary Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology by DSM.
Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology ballistic material was developed to meet and exceed global standards for Law Enforcement, Military and U.S. Special Operations forces applications. It is designed to defeat high--velocity handgun rounds and fragmentation with minimal backface--deformation. Additionally, it offers truly superior multi--hit protection. This unique ballistic material assures that the Alpha EliteTM Series lives up to its name: first among the finest.
A product of DSM Dyneema’s radical innovation program, the patented Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology has been in development for more than three years. In keeping with its own strong heritage of innovation, Point Blank collaborated closely with DSM to become the first trademark licensee in law enforcement personal protection for this new technology.
Point Blank’s Alpha EliteTM Series with Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology provides a level of ballistic protection never seen before in the industry, made possible through the fusion of polymer science, fiber technology and uni--directional engineering. Thanks to this technology, NIJ Level IIIA performance is now available with comfort levels more typical of Level II body armor. Compared to Point Blank’s previous lightest Level IIIA vest, the Alpha EliteTM Series is a full twelve percent lighter.
Key attributes of Point Blank’s Alpha EliteTM Series include:
- Extremely high effectiveness against fragmentation
- Multi--hit performance exceeding FBI protocol
- Special--threat performance exceeding FBI protocol
- Extraordinarily efficient absorption of impact energy
- Available in both male and female versions as well as concealable and tactical configurations
- NIJ Standard 0101.06 compliant
This revolutionary ballistic package is now commercially available and will be sold through Point Blank’s global distribution network to Law Enforcement, Federal, Military and Special Ops personnel seeking the most advanced and lightest--weight protection. The package will also be available with all core Point Blank Body Armor and PARACLETE advanced tactical armor solutions worldwide, both direct and via the Company’s General Services Administration (“GSA”) schedule.