ALM Tech Group Introduces Hadrian Armor to the US Market

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Innovative plate design has proven performance for eight years globally; provides more protection, less weight, and greater value for military and law enforcement.

ALM Tech Group and Optimal Armour, Ltd. are bringing an established line of lightweight hard armor plates to the US market.

The first product to be announced under their Hadrian Armor brand is a lightweight NIJ06 Level IV in-conjunction (ICW) hard armor plate.

Named after the famous Roman Empire fortification, Hadrian’s Wall, the plate weighs 5.1 lbs. and is one of the lightest NIJ06-certified hard armor plates available. Designed to stop .30 caliber armor piercing (AP) bullets, the plate can protect law enforcement and military personnel from repeated shots fired from high power rifles.

“Our lightweight plates give law enforcement officers the protection and performance they need,” said Robert Doherty, President, ALM Tech Group. “Our manufacturing process ensures uniform material consolidation throughout each plate to gain the full advantage of the raw materials. The result is body armor that can withstand strikes from AP bullets and still be extremely lightweight. The armor can be worn for extended periods without affecting performance.”

Hadrian Body Armor is the result of a partnership and licensing contract between ALM Tech Group and Optimal Armour, Ltd. The agreement allows ALM Tech to manufacture and sell a modified version of Optimal Armour’s design in the United States. Hadrian Armor is currently in use by several European Tier One Special Operations Forces.

“This trans-Atlantic collaboration allows Hadrian Body Armor to have a foothold in both the US and the UK while maintaining a global reach,” said Mike Albans-Jackson, Managing Director of Optimal Armour, Ltd.

The combined resources of the companies include full in-house design, manufacturing, and testing capabilities as well as the production and financial resources to fulfill large client orders on short notice. Hadrian Armor is manufactured in ALM Tech Group’s 58,000 sq. ft. facility located in Sullivan, Missouri.

When in full production, ALM Tech’s autoclave – one of the largest privately owned autoclaves in the world – can produce 400 plates per load for a total of 1,600 plates per day.

Together, ALM Tech Group and Optimal Armour have over 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing award-winning, life-saving armor solutions.

ALM Tech Group, Inc.

ALM Tech Group, Inc. has over forty years of experience meeting the machining, compositing, and equipment needs of military, industry, and government agencies. ALM delivers innovative solutions to clients who require precision and performance that surpass accepted industry standards. ALM Tech Group has equipped Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and the US Department of Defense with the equipment needed to accomplish their missions. We are AS9100-certified, NADCAP-certified, and ITAR registered.

Optimal Armour, Ltd.

Optimal Armour, Ltd. has over twenty years of experience designing, developing, and manufacturing armor systems for Special Forces units, UK and foreign military agencies, and NATO. Optimal Armor develops proprietary materials and composites that have raised the standard for lightweight armor solutions. Optimal is ISO 9001:2008 accredited, and their AS9100 accreditation for the design and manufacture of armor, security systems, and materials is pending.

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