Xtek gets second ‘urgent’ body armour order

Ballistic armour manufacturer XTEK has received a $3.2 million order for the urgent supply of specialist ballistic armour products from an international customer – the second urgent order in the past two weeks.

Xtek said the latest order for its HighCom US division was for an international customer which it did not name.

This follows on from a $2.75 million order also from an unnamed customer made on March 7 for specialist ballistic products.

The timing and the urgency of the orders suggests that the purchases may make their way to supply the Ukrainian forces defending their country from Russian invasion.

Xtek CEO Scott Basham, XTEK Group CEO said, “HighCom is Xtek’s Group global armour brand, and it is the foundation of the Group’s Ballistics Division.

“Through our advanced manufacturing capabilities in Columbus, Ohio, and with our patented XTclave capability located in Adelaide, South Australia, we manufacture world-leading, ultra-lightweight and high-performance body armour plates and ballistic helmets.

“We supply these world-class, advanced personal protection ballistic products and solutions to militaries, law enforcement agencies, and first responder customers all around the world.”

Basham said the ability to deliver on the urgent order was an example of the Group’s capacity to rapidly respond to meet a ‘crucial operational demand’.

He said the company was in constant discussions with many other international customers as they develop their ballistic armour requirements.

Picture: Xtek

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