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May 08, 2008

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Safariland Announces New STX Basket Weave Finish for Holsters and Accessories

ONTARIO, Calif.—Safariland, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announced today that the new STX basket weave finish is now available for all holster and accessory models that are currently available in STX Black.  Safariland will continue to offer the STX Plain Black and STX Hi-Gloss Black finishes. 

Safariland has earned a leadership position and an industry reputation for “Innovation Not Imitation™” for its holsters and equipment in the law enforcement, military and sporting good markets.  With a research and development team comprised of veteran law enforcement officers and champion competitive shooters, Safariland utilizes comprehensive industry knowledge to design, develop and manufacture some of the most innovative and highest quality products in the world. 

The new STX basket weave finish stays true to the traditional weave design, a perennial favorite of many law enforcement personnel.  Known for its incredible strength, abrasion resistance and protective qualities, the durable STX basket weave finish can withstand the rigors of the job without diminishing its quality. 

Heat laminated and molded to the shape of weapons and accessories for better security, the new STX basket weave will not absorb water or sweat and dries quickly when wet.  The new STX basket weave is also easily cleaned with mild soap and water.  Additionally, the new STX basket weave incorporates a Safari-Suede™ liner that protects the finish of guns and absorbs excess oils and lubricants. 

Many holster and accessory models, including the new Model 6280 EDW (Electrical Discharge Weapon) Duty Tactical Holster and Model 6360 ALS™ (Automatic Locking System) Duty Holster, are available with the new STX basket weave finish.  The Model 6280 EDW holster is available with the standard ride UBL (Universal Belt Loop) that accommodates 2” (50mm) or 2.25” (58mm) belts. 

For more information about Safariland, please visit www.safariland.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 97,500 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US $31.4 billion) in 2007.