The K-9 Defender armor system offers the same level of protection that is available to any officer.
The ForceOne K-9 Defender vest is the first line of defense for your canine partner. It offers outstanding ballistics with ease of movement, breathe-ability and cooling comfort in a rigorously field-tested vest you can rely on again and again.
The ForceOne K-9 Defender vest is sturdily constructed with either NIJ Level 2 or 3A ballistic protection as the first line of defense for your canine partner. Utilizing a KEVLAR/SPECTRA hybrid ballistic design, the ForceOne K-9 Defender not only offers outstanding ballistics but also cut and slash resistance.
The innovative one-piece frontal design increases security and ease of securing or removing the vest from your dog. The rugged outer carrier is removable for ease of cleaning and comes in your choice of stock colors, along with a removable ID panel featuring your choice of lettering for enhanced visibility. The ForceOne K-9 Defender is a rigorously field-tested vest you can rely on again and again.
Innovative one-piece frontal protection and adjustable strapping provides increased protection and ease of use for K-9 handlers.
Designed with a rugged outer shell that can be easily removed for cleaning.
Each K-9 Defender is custom manufactured based on each K-9 officers specific measurements.
The K-9 Defender is sturdily constructed from 100% Goldflex which offers the same NIJ Level II or IIIA protection available in ForceOne's concealable vests. The K-9 Defender is also available in Kevlar or Spectra Shield ballistic packages.
Because each vest is custom-made to your canine officer's measurements and because ForceOne uses only the finest high-performance materials, you can be confident that your canine partner will enjoy ease of movement, breathe-ability and cooling comfort.
Easy 4 Point Measuring Instructions:
1. Width between the front legs.
2. Lowest point of the neck to the furthest point of the underbelly (just at the hind legs).
3. From the base of the neck, down the back to the front of the hind legs.
4. Circumference of the widest part of the torso.
Level II: Weight approx 5lbs. Often worn by police officers. Ideal balance between blunt trauma protection, versus cost, thickness, conceal-ability and comfort.
Level III-A: Weight approx 8lbs. The highest blunt trauma protection rating in soft body armor. The best for very high-risk situations to cover more of the uncommon or unusual threats. Higher weight and cost ratio (often too heavy for K-9 application).
Other colors available, please contact us.
NIJ Certified Products
All ForceOne body armor products have been tested and meet or exceed the rigorous standards and certification of the NIJ at multiple threat levels.
For body armor standards and information please visit the National Institute of Justice
Selection and Application Guide to Personal Body Armor (NIJ Guide 100-01)
This NIJ Guide responds to questions about the selection and use of body armor for law enforcement and corrections. It includes information from the latest NIJ standard on ballistic resistance of body armor (0101.04), as well as information on NIJ's new standard on stab resistance of body armor (0115.00). The guide provides information to help determine what level of protection is consistent with the threats to which individual officers are exposed. It describes the various armor styles available, along with the proper care of armor in service. The NIJ standards are discussed in detail, as well as the use of the standards in armor procurement.
Documents are available in ASCII Text and PDF formats. Clicking on the links will open a new browser window.
*Body armor takes approx 4-6 weeks to receive.
by M. Clark
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 January, 2010.