October 12 2009
The Army has awarded KDH Defense Systems a contract for 58,000 lightweight armor plate carriers, Defense News reports.
KDH Defense Systems, based in Johnstown, Pa., beat out Eagle Industries, MSA Paraclete and Tactical Assault Gear for the contract. The value of the contract was not announced.
The new plate carrier will replace the current-issue Improved Outer Tactical Vest, which weighs about 33 pounds, said Army officials.
The KDH plate carrier was not the lightest in the...
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