- Demand for improved body protection for military and civilian applications likely to rise
- HighCom’s patented body armor technology is unique in the industry
- 37% increase in HighCom revenues for H1 2017 over H1 2016
Law enforcement officers are on the frontline of crime fighting efforts throughout the United States, and, with the rise in police fatalities in recent years, body armor has become a critical issue. Fox News reported that, according to a register kept by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 135 officers were killed in 2016, the highest number of fatalities in five years (http://dtn.fm/7Mchq). For the current year to date, there have been 111 deaths, down by 11 percent from 2016. However, even one firearm-related fatality is too much, and law enforcement agencies are committed to ensuring that their officers are protected at all times. HighCom Global Security, Inc. (OTC: HCGS) is at the forefront of officer protection efforts through its body armor development programs, which involve the design, development, testing and manufacture of protective equipment. The company has developed a range of over 20 NIJ-compliant hard and soft armor products.
On another front, HighCom has GSA approval to supply the U.S. government with protective equipment, and it played a significant role in providing body armor for U.S. troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its patented BlastWrap® technology is not designed to entirely resist impacts or blasts, but to reduce the impact significantly.
The product has been engineered to remove most of the energy from an explosion. BlastWrap® products are made from two flexible films of material filled with blast weakening volcanic glass beads or other suitable materials and covered with an extinguishing coating. This design lessens the effect of a blast while eliminating fireballs or flame fronts associated with the blast. All of the company’s products are configured for specific applications, whether for military or civilian use. This innovative material can be used to custom make protective barriers for any application and as a stand-alone material for insulation, ballistic armor or packaging. It can be used to provide fire and blast protection by lining any area on board aircraft, vehicles and ships.
HighCom has an extensive range of body protective equipment in both hard and soft formats. Its Type IIA armor provides body protection against small firearms, while Type II is designed to withstand impacts from larger handguns. Type IIIA body armor is the type normally employed by law enforcement officers, as it provides effective protection against high-powered revolvers. Types III and IV, on the other hand, are used to protect personnel against rifle rounds. The company’s products are designed and manufactured to the highest standards. All of its helmets conform to U.S. military specifications and undergo ballistic testing according to the NIJ 0106.01 standard, enabling HighCom to warrant their reliability in all combat and tactical situations.
Apart from law enforcement agencies, the company also supplies the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, correctional facilities and municipal authorities. It also sells equipment to other countries in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The company posted excellent financial results for the first six months of 2017, reporting revenues of $2.6 million, an increase of 37 percent over the same period in 2016. With both military and security agencies continually looking to improve the level of protection for their personnel, HighCom is eminently qualified to rise to that challenge and continue its business growth.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.HighComSecurity.com
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