This week the Federal Bureau of Investigation released an RFQ for a sole source, firm-fixed price contract with Crye Precision for their Body Armor and Load Bearing Systems along with relevant accessories. They claim that Crye Precision is the sole distributor of the required body armor with load bearing systems needed, which is open for dispute till the end of the month. This particular body armor is being sourced for the FBI Hostage team and meets the capability of holding Level III Soft Armor and Level IV Hard Armor Plates in the front, rear, and sides.
|Crye Precision: StKSS Load System|
The FBI also were looking for MOLLE, hook and loop, or zipper based modular system for easy adaption to the particular mission. An emphasis was also placed on being lightweight, flexible, and provide maximum protection. One key component that separated Crye Precision from the field was their load bearing system utilizing their STKSS technology that distributes weight to the hips.
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