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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has selected HESCO Hard Armor plates for equipping and protecting their officers.

The five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract was awarded to a Hesco distributor, Armor Express, and has a value of US $20m. Armor Express, based in Central Lake, MI, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions.

Hesco will manufacture torso and side plates of various threat profiles, each model specifically engineered by Hesco to meet CBP’s unique operational requirements.



CBP is the largest civilian law enforcement agency of the Department of Homeland Security charged with border management and security. It is anticipated that CBP’s primary demand will be for the ultralight weight model BI 3800C, a NIJ Certified Level III plate providing exceptional ease of mobility and durability. This plate was engineered by Hesco using the latest generation of Honeywell Spectra Shield® composite materials and is currently the lightest highest performance Level III plate on the market.

Stephanie Victory, Chief Executive Officer Hesco Armor, Inc. is incredibly proud of the team’s newest achievement;

“We pride ourselves on our ability to form partnerships that best work towards providing a high level of protection to the end-user.  By working alongside distributors like Armor Express we are sharing our strengths and assets and together we will better serve our customers.”

Beginning in early 2018 these custom HESCO plates will be available to other qualified parties through HESCO Armor’s commercial distribution channels.

Hesco Armor representatives will be at SHOT Show 2018, January 23 – 26, Las Vegas.