October 14, 2008
BAE Systems Products Groups Outfitted and Trained Law Enforcement Officers for Democratic and Republican National Conventions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— BAE Systems Products Groups played a vital role at the recent Democratic National Convention (DNC) and Republican National Convention (RNC) by outfitting local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies with crowd-control equipment and providing training.
BAE Systems Products Group is a leading manufacturer of security solutions for law enforcement personnel, manufacturing many of the world's most recognized brands of defense products exclusively for law enforcement, corrections, military and licensed security professionals.
“Our gratitude extends to each officer who helped make both of these conventions safe and successful,” said Scott O’ Brien, President of BAE Systems Products Group. “We take pride in helping ensure that the American men and women who work to protect our citizens and communities are properly equipped and efficiently trained for crowd control situations.”
BAE Systems Products Group Training Academy provided specialized training to Mobile Field Force leaders and Critical Response Team members. At both the DNC and RNC, BAE Systems brands, including Bianchi®, Defense Technology, Hatch®, Monadnock® and Safariland®, provided products including Centurion™ riot control suits, Reactor™ Hard Knuckle Gloves, Survivair® Opti-Fit™ gas masks, First Defense® OC, AccuMold® duty belts, PatrolTek™ pouches, Automatic Locking System (ALS™) holsters, DoubleCuff™ restraints, PROTECH® helmets and many others.
For more information about BAE Systems Products Group, please visit www.baesystems.com
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 100,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US $31.4 billion) in 2007.