XTEK to launch new body armour for women

Canberra and Adelaide defence equipment supplier XTEK (ASX: XTEK) will launch three new products at Shot Show, the world’s largest shooting and hunting outdoor show to be held in Las Vegas later this month.

The producer of ballistic products, unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced composites will launch new soft body armour designed for female users which was developed by its US subsidiary, HighCom.

XTEK managing director Philippe Odouard said the two companies had been working to consolidate their businesses after the recent acquisition.

“We are pleased that it has been tremendously successful, with this product launch demonstrating that XTEK and HighCom are a fully integrated entity with a common portfolio of products.”

Odouard said the new products are focused towards an unmet demand in the US market.

The body armour for females met a market need as women were an increasing proportion of US frontline protectors.

XTEK is now completing a new factory in Adelaide to manufacture components made using its XTclave process.

The XTclave composite manufacturing process utilises high pressures and high efficiency heat exchange using a heat transfer fluid to produce stronger, lighter composites with a high fibre density.

Picture: XTEK/combat ballistic helmet

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