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Patriot3 Does Ballistic Protection ... Personal!

Written by Lori Fox

Patriot3 already enjoys a reputation as a premier provider and authority in tactical operations with its globally renowned Elevated Tactics Systems, but the company has recently earned a reputation as a leader in innovation and homeland security with its new XPS-G2 (X-Treme Protection Series) Shield that recently won the coveted GovSec Security Products Homeland Security Award.

The XPS-G2 is the result of years of end-user feedback and rigorous research and development. It is the first high-threat protection designed for ease of use and superb mobility. The XPS’s patent pending design incorporates the first ever Folding Ballistic Wings. These Ballistic Wings are added to the XPS Base Unit to provide a wide area of coverage beyond that of the base unit. With the rotation of Patriot3’s revolutionary wing-deployment mechanism, the Ballistic Wings can be folded backwards to reduce the width of the shield, enabling passage through commercial doorways. Once through the door, the Ballistic Wings are immediately re-deployed, providing a wide area of coverage of up to 66 inches or three operators wide.

In addition, each of the XPS Ballistic Wings can be removed instantly with one hand, allowing the XPS to split into as many as four separate hand-held shields (NIJ Level 3 only), allowing team members to break away with ballistic protection to clear additional areas simultaneously. The XPS Base Unit has several options such as Ballistic Gun Port, Lighting System, Folding Ballistic Wings, Ballistic Wing View Ports and Ballistic Wing Handles (NIJ Level 3 only).

In addition to the X-Treme Protection Series, Patriot3 is the manufacturer and sole source supplier of the Minuteman Folding Ballistic Shields Series, as well as the Ladder Shield, Flex Field and Armor Wall. All of Patriot3’s Ballistic Protection Products are U.S. patented or U.S. patent pending.

Patriot3 has numerous new products in all stages of development and continues to update, refine and upgrade products currently in use. The Patriot3 team is always eager to work with end-users and operators to keep Patriot3 products top-level and a step above.

Lori Fox, director of operations at Patriot3 Inc., came to the tactical/special operations products industry five years ago with 25 years of operations experience in the automotive service industry.

Published in Tactical Response, Jul/Aug 2010

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