Armor Express announced September 4 that it has been awarded the Ballistic Helmet contract from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The company received a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide its Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP ballistic helmet, which is VPAM (HVN-2009) certified. In addition to the DEA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be authorized to purchase the AMP-1 TP helmet as part of the BPA, with various options based on each agency’s mission-critical requirements.
The Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP is Armor Express’ flagship ballistic helmet, offering protection for tactical law enforcement, anti-terror and specialized police officers who may be exposed to close quarter combat. The AMP-1 TP is constructed of a multi-layer aramid composite, and a patented production technique that creates elite ballistic performance. Its increased edge and multi-impact capabilities increase the helmet’s protective area by up to 50% compared to standard ballistic helmets, offering high fragmentation protection.
The DEA had a requirement for high cut and mid cut ballistic helmets, along with alternate suspension kits, for use by Special Agents. Further, having a ballistic helmet that meets the DEA and FBI Ballistic Helmet Testing Protocol was paramount to the agencies’ needs, one specifically designed to reduce blunt force trauma injuries caused by back face deformation. In addition to the DEA and FBI protocol, the AMP-1 TP had already met National Institute of Justice Level IIIA and VPAM-3 standards.