Safariland announces the addition of the STRIKE Shield to its PROTECH Tactical line of specialty ballistic shields. Developed to address the growing need for ballistic protection during active shooter/first responder operations, the STRIKE Shield is designed with a unique flexible soft panel which allows it to be rolled up and stowed in a small carry bag for easy storage and portability yet capable of quick deployment when needed. Additionally, the STRIKE Shield’s design makes it useful for operations in areas where maneuverability is limited and the use of a traditional hard armor shield is impractical.
The PROTECH STRIKE Shield is a type IIIA shield that has been tested in accordance with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 0108.01 for evaluation of equipment using ballistic resistant materials. In addition, the ballistic resistant materials of the STRIKE Shield have been tested against 2,4,16 and 64 grain fragmentation in accordance with the MIL-STD-662F protocol for V50 ballistic testing.
Available in Black and O.D. Green, the STRIKE Shield’s outer cover features an optional plate pocket which could be used to add Type III or IV hard armor rifle threat protection. The shield’s ballistic material is comprised of a lightweight woven Aramid ballistic fiber and is wrapped in a heavy duty, heat sealed and water-resistant panel cover. These features make the STRIKE shield lightweight, flexible and high performing. Safariland.com.