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Locally made body armor saves Illinois officer

Phalanx Defense Systems, a Gainesville-based body armor manufacturer, recently tallied its first save when its gear prevented an Illinois police officer from receiving more serious injuries from a shotgun slug.

DKX Advanced Manufacturing (DKX Armor) Announces First Officer Save with its DKX MAX III Ballistic Rifle Plate

Gainesville, FL; February 25, 2015 - Phalanx Defense Systems, LLC and its hard armor division, DKX Armor, of Gainesville, Florida, is pleased to welcome Officer David Hakim to the Phalanx Armor Fellowship, a group established to recognize those saved in the line of duty while wearing a Phalanx designed and manufactured armor system.

Phalanx Defense Systems Announces DKX Armor Acquisition

Phalanx Defense Systems, LLC, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of body armor, protective systems and defense products has finalized the acquisition and relocation of DKX Armor to the Phalanx Defense Systems facility in Gainesville, FL.

It was a hard armor plate floating in a tank of water. My initial thought was, “that thing couldn’t stop a BB.”

While walking the aisles of the last SHOT Show, one particular product caught my eye. It was a hard armor plate floating in a tank of water. My initial thought was, “that thing couldn’t stop a BB.” But, as my wife often points out, “wrong again, trooper.” Then I find out the plate I saw floating is NIJ Standard 0101.06 Type III certified. That’s right — rifle-fire resistant.

DKX Armor: Lightweight Armor Plates for Cops

DKX Advanced Manufacturing is on the cutting edge of ballistic protection, offering high grade armor plates for military and civilian applications.