Hardwire Awarded Prestigious FBI Ballistic Shield Contracts

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Hardwire LLC, a leading provider of advanced ballistic protection solutions, announced its recent contract awards from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the provision of high quality ballistic shields. Hardwire, in partnership with Bethel Industries, swept all four contracts awarded by the FBI for the ballistic shields, totaling $27,000,000 and affirming its position as the trusted partner for critical protective gear for federal law enforcement. The contracts began February 1, 2024, and April 1, 2024.

These contracts are a significant milestone for Hardwire as they underscore the company’s commitment to delivering state-of-the-art protective equipment to those who safeguard our communities. These shields, known for their exceptional durability and reliability, are essential tools for law enforcement personnel facing high-risk situations. Under the terms of the contracts, Hardwire and Bethel will supply both pistol-rated and rifle-rated shields.

The shield technology represents a groundbreaking leap forward in law enforcement technology. Spearheading this technological advancement is the use of Hardwire’s patented Turning Block, an armor method which effectively flips the bullet using its own rotational energy and causing it to land sideways in the back of the shield. This innovation results in a shield with never before seen multi-hit protection against clips of armor piercing automatic gunfire with rounds stopping in the shield as close as a half inch apart.

Additionally, via these contracts, Hardwire introduced the Triclops, a periscope system which offers visual acuity while providing full protection for the officer’s head. The Triclops is much lighter than a ballistic window and allows users to peek around corners or over fences without exposing themselves to gunfire. It enables precise aiming of weapons through an optically perfect reflection of the officer’s sights, regardless of type, and works seamlessly with night vision goggles. The Triclops accommodates right- or left-handed users and is electronic-free, ensuring 100% reliability without the need for batteries, boot-up or latency.

These innovative designs enhance law enforcement effectiveness by minimizing the risk of injury to law enforcement officers while ensuring maximum protection. “The clean sweep of the FBI awards is evidence that we listen to our customers and our engineers innovate based on their requirements,” said George Tunis, CEO of Hardwire LLC. “Putting ourselves into our customers’ shoes is how we make superior products that perform in the mission. We are honored to deliver safety and security to the FBI through scientific innovation.”

Hardwire’s ballistic shields are renowned for their lightweight construction, superior ballistic performance and ergonomic design, making them indispensable tools for law enforcement officers operating in dynamic environments.

For more information about Hardwire and its innovative ballistic protection solutions, visit hardwirellc.com