The Northgear Ballistic Floatation Vest range is designed for professional use at sea by law enforcement, coast guard and military personnel who require maximum mobility and ballistic protection around water. The vests contain sufficient volume of floatation material to float a person in an upright or swimming position. There are no inflatable cells therefore buoyancy is not lost even if the vest is penetrated by bullets or fragments.
The Standard version of the Northgear Ballistic Floatation Vest has a water-resistant outer shell made with 3000 Polyester PU coated fabric. The floatation material is SOLAS / MED approved. The floatation capacity is 100N for vest only and 150N for vest with collar. A 'complete' vest with collar attached will turn an unconscious person over to an upright position in water. The HF sealed ballistic panels give protection to NIJ Level lllA.
The Tactic version of the Northgear Ballistic Floatation Vest is based on the Standard patented vest construction. It is designed for units that need maximal freedom of movement and is lightweight, suitable for boarding operations. The floatation capacity is 100N for vest only and 150N for vest with collar. The Tactic vest includes 25mm equipment straps for maximum flexibility and a built in hydration system for operator comfort.
Both vests are available in black, orange, green, navy blue or camo and are available in sizes from Small to XXL. Optional extras for Northgear Ballistic Floatation Vests include Nomex fire retardant outer shells, neck and groin protection and carry bags. Northgear also supply specialist drysuits and survival and immersion suits plus technical bags and carrying systems for professional users.
Northgear Ballistic Floatation Vest clients include:-
Navy, Coastguard, Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue, professional user information to follow
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