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ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE KIT

KDH's new Active Shooter Response Kit allows officers to rapidly
up-armor with a plate carrier to increase their level of protection,
addressing the potential threat of rifle or high-powered firearms
typically encountered in an active shooter response situation.

Increase Your Level of Protection

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FEARLESS

Fully Adjustable Concealable, Side-Open Design

The KDH Fearless Concealment Carrier is a premium
option to be used with our Fearless line of ballistics.
The Fearless ballistic models are the lightest and
thinnest in the industry.

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FEARLESS Carrier

The Fearless ballistic is constructed using the lightest weight
Nylon fabric available along with a mesh liner and a proprietary
yoke design which offers superior comfort, concealment,
adjustability and load distribution of the armor.

Lightest and thinnest in the industry

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Concealable Body Armor

Tactical Body Armor

Military Body Armor

Ballistic Systems

KDH’s robust portfolio of NIJ Standard 0101.06 certified soft armor ballistic solutions provides the highest levels of quality, comfort and performance.

 

As street threats continue to evolve, KDH’s research and development efforts continue to provide lighter, more flexible and higher performing ballistic solutions exceeding the NIJ standards while ensuring that your comfort and safety remain uncompromised.

 

At KDH, we don’t just design and build body armor, we redefine performance excellence and push the limits of what’s possible, ensuring the vest you wear is stronger, lighter and more comfortable – and one day, may save your life.

KDH Speed Plate

Single & Multi-Hit Test of KDH Defense System’s Stand Alone Trauma Plate.

KDH NIJ Standard-0101.06 Ballistic Systems

Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard-0101.06 is an NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Standard that establishes minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor protecting the torso area. The standard is limited to ballistic resistance only and does not address resistance from knives or other sharply pointed objects.

Level II – NIJ Standard-0101.06 Compliant KDH Body Armor

NIJ Model

STD-101-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

1.25 psf

Thinness

0.349″

V50 – 9mm

1652 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1674 fps

Special Threats

N/A

NIJ Model

STD-102-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

1.25 psf

Thinness

0.350″

V50 – 9mm

1607 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1610 fps

Special Threats

N/A

NIJ Model

MD-101-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

0.93 psf

Thinness

0.233″

V50 – 9mm

1711 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1611 fps

Special Threats

SXT+P+

NIJ Model

MDF-101-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

.95 psf

Thinness

0.184″

V50 – 9mm

1672 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1662 fps

Special Threats

SXT+P+

NIJ Model

LTST-102-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

0.84 psf

Thinness

0.203″

V50 – 9mm

1618 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1749 fps

Special Threats

LAPD Protocol

NIJ Model

LTSTF-102-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

0.85 psf

Thinness

0.217″

V50 – 9mm

1761 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1736 fps

Special Threats

LAPD Protocol

NIJ Model

VLT-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

0.72 psf

Thinness

0.152″

V50 – 9mm

1700 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1653 fps

Special Threats

N/A

NIJ Model

LTST-103-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

0.74 psf

Thinness

0.204″

V50 – 9mm

1759 fps

V50 – .357 Mag

1775 fps

Special Threats

FBI, USSS, LAPD, 2,4,16,64 RCC Frag

NIJ Model

LTSTF-103-II

Threat Level

II

Areal Density

0.74 psf

Thinness

0.201″

V50 – 9mm

1837 FPS

V50 – .357 Mag

1755 FPS

Special Threats

FBI, USSS, LAPD, 2,4,16,64 RCC Frag

KDH Defense Systems warrants that the above referenced NIJ Models meet the designated threat level.

Level IIIA – NIJ Standard-0101.06 Compliant KDH Body Armor

NIJ Model

STD-103-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

1.48 psf

Thinness

0.366″

V50 – .357 Sig

1713 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1545 fps

Special Threats

N/A

NIJ Model

STD-104-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

1.59 psf

Thinness

0.394″

V50 – .357 Sig

1801 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1536 fps

Special Threats

N/A

NIJ Model

MD-101-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

1.23 psf

Thinness

0.275″

V50 – .357 Sig

1796 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1568 fps

Special Threats

DHS, 2,4,16,64, RCC 17 gr Frag

NIJ Model

LT-102-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

1.14 psf

Thinness

0.250″

V50 – .357 Sig

1787 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1622 fps

Special Threats

DEA, RCC

2,4,16,64 

NIJ Model

LTST-102-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

1.04 psf

Thinness

0.247″

V50 – .357 Sig

1966 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1785 fps

Special Threats

DEA, FBI, LAPD, 2,4,16,64,
RCC 17 gr Frag

NIJ Model

LTSTF-102-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA Female

Areal Density

1.04 psf

Thinness

0.247″

V50 – .357 Sig

1976 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1734 fps

Special Threats

DEA, FBI, LAPD, 2,4,16,64,
RCC 17 gr Frag

NIJ Model

VLT-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

0.91 psf

Thinness

0.203″

V50 – .357 Sig

1852 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1648 fps

Special Threats

FBI, LAPD, SOCOM FRAG

NIJ Model

VLTF-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

0.91 psf

Thinness

0.203″

V50 – .357 Sig

1848 fps

V50 – .44 Mag

1765 fps

Special Threats

FBI, LAPD SOCOM FRAG

NIJ Model

MDF-101-IIIA

Threat Level

IIIA

Areal Density

soon to come

Thinness

soon to come

V50 – .357 Sig

soon to come

V50 – .44 Mag

soon to come

Special Threats

soon to come

KDH Defense Systems warrants that the above referenced NIJ Models meet the designated threat level.

KDH NIJ Standard 0115.00 Stab Resistant Body Armor

NIJ Standard-0115.00 establishes minimum performance requirements and test methodology for body armor that is designed to protect the torso against stab and slash weapons. Body armor covered by this standard are grouped into one of two protection classes (‘Edged Blade’ and ‘Spike’) depending on the type of threat environment. Within each protection class, the armor is further categorized into one of three protection classes (1, 2 and 3).

NIJ 0115.00 Standard – Certified Stab Resistance – Spike Levels 1, 2 & 3 KDH Body Armor

NIJ Model

KDH-BS1

Threat Level

Spike 1

Areal Density

0.29 psf

Thinness

0.072″

NIJ Model

KDH-BS2

Threat Level

Spike 2

Areal Density

0.35 psf

Thinness

0.088″

NIJ Model

KDH-BS3-1

Threat Level

Spike 3

Areal Density

0.54 psf

Thinness

0.136″

KDH Defense Systems warrants that the above referenced NIJ Models meet the designated threat level.

isoHeadquartered in Eden, North Carolina, a region with a rich history in the U.S. Textile industry, KDH Defense Systems’ ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility currently consists of 139,000+ square feet of armor cutting, sewing and ballistic design operations, as well as product development, sales and administration. The Eden facility resides in Rockingham County.