Reed Composite Solutions Receives USCG Award for Lightweight Body Armor

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Federal Contract for "Stand Alone" Lightweight Composite Body Armor for Homeland Security Personnel

In a milestone accomplishment, Reed Composite Solutions, LLC (RCS) – a newcomer to the personal protection market in the US and internationally – has received its first competitively awarded federal contract for the production of “Stand Alone” lightweight composite body armor capable of defeating the most lethal threats encountered by Homeland Security personnel. The contract has a value of approximately $279,000.

RCS’s advanced composite armor manufacturing techniques will be used to insure a 60 day on-time delivery to the United States Coast Guard from the award of the contract.

RCS CEO Ryan Reed commented: “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this body armor contract. While limited in quantity, we feel this award clearly demonstrates that RCS is an emerging technology leader in the personal protection business. Our body armor designs and performance are a leap forward for National Security Personnel as well as our Warfighters. We anticipate meeting the government’s performance, quality and delivery requirements with this order.”

About RCS
Located in Aberdeen, Washington, Reed Composite Solutions, LLC (RCS) was founded in 2012. The company is focused on R&D and manufacturing of body armor and vehicle armor that bring enhanced safety and advanced technology to the men and women of the US Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as international customers. RCS staff combines many years of composite fabrication experience with cutting edge materials research to bring novel solutions to the defense, aerospace, marine, automotive and building materials sectors.

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