US Army signed an exclusive patent agreement with “Protect the Force” 41211152

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US Army signed an exclusive patent agreement with “Protect the Force”
Protect the Force company, a subsidiary of Mission Ready Services, has signed an Exclusive Patent License Agreement with the US Army Natick Soldier, Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC). 
US Army signed an exclusive patent agreement with Protect the Force


Under this agreement the company will have the exclusive rights to market the Integrated Body Armor Garment (Next Generation Body Armor) to any market outside the US Federal Government. Therefore, it will be able to promote it to US SWAT and Emergency Response Teams, and international customers.

The body armour has been developed in the last four years. It was a joint development project between “Protect the Force” and NSRDEC. The new personal armour system is the basis for the company’s Ballistic Combat Shirt and Tactical Police Shirt. It is comprised of smaller panels in order to offer the soldier high mobility, comfort and breathability at a reduced weight.

As the company announced in August 2014, it has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office and an international one under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Robert DiLalla, NSRDEC Team Leader for the Infantry Combat Equipment Team in the Warfighter Directorate said: “It’s been extremely productive working with Protect the Force over the past few years developing advanced concepts for the next generation of Soldier protection. Clearly, we’re both excited that some of the concepts, such as the ballistic combat shirt, fared well during the Army development test phases for the Soldier Protection System program of record. Our goal from the beginning was to improve Soldier performance while maintaining the same ballistic protection as the current Interceptor Body Armor system. We were able to quantify significant performance increases in laboratory testing, but it was the exceptionally high user acceptance across three development test phases that indicated we had something revolutionary. While our mission here at the NSRDEC is to support the Warfighter I am pleased to know that this technology has application to better protect members of the law enforcement community both domestically and abroad.

MRS’ Chief Technical Office, Francisco Martinez commented on the agreement by stressing the exclusive patent agreement provides a largely uninhibited path for the Company to expand its sales on a broader scale, with a primary focus on national and international special police units and emergency responders.