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Safariland’s Med-Eng business to supply Air Force with bomb protection suit

Safariland's Med-Eng business to supply Air Force with bomb protection suit - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Safariland's Med-Eng business to supply Air Force with bomb protection suit - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe Safariland Group‘s Med-Eng business has secured a potential five-year, $15 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide equipment designed to help protect the lives of explosive ordnance disposal personnel.

USAF chose the Med-Eng EOD 10 offering after the brand met a National Institute of Justice standard for public safety bomb gear, Safariland said Thursday.

The service branch may order up to 305 bomb suits under the terms of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

EOD 10 is designed to comply with the NIJ Standard 0117.01 that covers the fragmentation, optics, impact, blast overpressure, flame and ergonomic areas.

Med-Eng has tested the ensemble against improvised explosive device representative threats.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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