New Safariland/FirstSpear Partnership Yields Immediate Results for Project 7

La Verne, CA – AARDVARK announced today that the new partnership between The Safariland Group and FirstSpear will result in an immediate effect on Project 7 Armor. FirstSpear’s revolutionary Tubes system will now become the primary closure system for the Project 7 Tactical Entry Vest.

AARDVARK’s CEO Jon Becker stated, “We are extremely happy about this new partnership between The Safariland Group and FirstSpear and the progressive effect it will have on Project 7. FirstSpear has developed several exciting new technologies and their Tubes system is a perfect addition to both the functionality and design of Project 7. “

Speaking about their new partnership with FirstSpear, Safariland’s VP of Armor Todd Mackler said, “It is great that we are able to begin our new partnership with FirstSpear by incorporating their Tubes system into the Project 7 effort between AARDVARK and PROTECH. One of the goals for Project 7 was to build it out of the latest and best technologies available, and FirstSpear’s Tubes system certainly furthers that goal.”

FirstSpear Tubes will be available immediately as a closure option on all Project 7 Armor. For more information please visit Project7Armor.com.

About Project 7 – Project 7 is a revolutionary collaboration between AARDVARK and PRTOECH Tactical, (part of The Safariland Group). The mission of Project 7 is to reimagine and redesign how tactical operators are armored by utilizing new technologies and a biomechanically correct design to produce tactical armor that is comfortable, flexible, lightweight, and athletic.

About AARDVARK – Founded in 1987, AARDVARK is a leading distributor and system integrator specializing in the Protection of Tactical Operators from Local, State, Federal, and Military Units. AARDVARK is headquartered in La Verne, CA.

The Safariland Group – A leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional, and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

FirstSpear™ was founded in 2010 by a team of experienced industry professionals and former U.S. servicemen, with the mission of rapidly designing and delivering innovative personal protective equipment and enhanced light-weight load carriage solutions to US and allied warfighters and professional users. Members of FirstSpear’s team have successfully designed, developed, and fielded some of the world’s most significant load-carriage systems currently in use by the US Department of Defense, NATO allied countries, and US Law Enforcement Agencies.


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