EnGarde Introduces New MT-PRO Multi-Threat Panel
(The Netherlands – May 14, 2013) – EnGarde is proud to announce the introduction of our new MT-PRO multi-threat panel that fits in many of our popular ballistic models such as the DeLuxe, Patrol and Leopard.
By integrating Dyneema® fabrics from DSM with our proven TitanSkin anti-stab technology, we developed a panel that adds stab without sacrificing either superior ballistic performance or comfort.
“Many of our customers expressed an interest in multi-threat panel solutions,” said CEO E.M. Stek “Our engineers came up with a way to upgrade our existing inventory of ballistic products at a very reasonable cost to our customers.”
Our MT-PRO™ panel not only meets the rigorous standards of NIJ Level IIIA, but we went even further by testing the MT-PRO’s bullet stopping capabilities against eight different types of ammunition! The MT-PRO passed the additional testing with flying colors, providing excellent performance against close to the edge shots and demonstrating compliance with NIJ STD 0101.06, including the 30 minute water submersion test.
FBI crime statistics confirm that stabbing and cutting weapons are just behind firearms as the most likely threats to be faced by law enforcement, security personnel and corrections officers. While the death rate from attacks by stabbing weapons is lower, the overall injury rate is higher resulting in increased insurance costs and employee downtime.
The new MT-PRO addresses the additional threats without making the panels noticeably heavier or less flexible. Comfort is an important consideration for people who have to wear body armor for extended periods of time, particularly in hot climates.Those who work in corrections, law enforcement and security will appreciate the comfort and extra level of stab protection offered by the MT-PRO one of the few products to be officially certified to stop the HOSDB P1 Blade at 15 Joules (<20mm) and a hypodermic needle at 5 Joules, according to VPAM KDIW 2004.