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MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin has awarded The Protective Group (TPG), a Point Blank Enterprises company a contract to provide a high performance, light-weight crew protection kit for the new CH-53K U.S. Marine Corps King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter. The crew protection kit consists of individual ballistic panels installed beneath the cabin and ramp floor and within the cabin side frames.
The CH-53K is a dual-piloted, multi-engine, helicopter that will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with improved heavy lift capability, reduced operating costs, and state of the art interoperability. The CH-53K has been developed to be a safe, survivable, and a reliable weapon systems platform.
“Our experience in rapid development and fielding of reliable light weight aircraft survivability solutions was key to Sikorsky’s decision to select us as their CH-53K program partner,” said Mark Edwards, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Point Blank Enterprises. “We are incredibly proud that Sikorsky selected us to provide a survivability package for such an important and long term program.”
Point Blank Enterprises is the industry leader in providing survivability solutions for military and commercial air, land and sea applications.
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About Point Blank Enterprises
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (“PBEI”) is a leading provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation, and stab resistant apparel and related accessories. Through its key brands, Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), Protective Products, PARACLETE®, The Protective Group (TPG), Advanced Technology Group (ATG), First Tactical, Gould & Goodrich (G&G), and United Shield International Limited (USIL), the Company ranks as the largest global supplier of ballistic armor systems and systems integrator in the world. The Company’s ballistic solutions have been credited with saving countless lives for the most important customers in the world, including the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal Government and law enforcement, corrections and security personnel, both domestically and abroad. For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.pointblankenterprises.com.
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