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January 25, 2010

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Safariland’s HATCH® Brand Offers its Popular Street Guard™ Cut Resistant Glove with Fire Resistance Capabilities


JACKSONVILLE, Florida Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, introduced today a new version of its best selling Street Guard™ glove model, now with fire resistance capabilities.  The SGK100FR features a Kevlar® back for excellent heat and flash protection.  It protects against flame and will not combust up to 800°F (427°C).

“As with many of our product developments, this product was developed with input from customers, who asked for a glove that would provide exceptional fire resistance,” stated Rick Carlson, Senior Category Manager for Safariland’s Protective Gear category.  “It was natural for us to choose our Street Guard model made with goatskin, which is known for its natural fire-resistance capabilities.”

This progressive design provides excellent protection from cuts and other sharp objects over the entire hand.  It also features a nine ounce Kevlar interlock liner on the inside of the hands and fingers as an extra cut-resistant safeguard.  The goatskin leather palms provide natural fire resistance and superior abrasion- and tear-resistance over cowhide. Further, the SGK100FR features Hatch’s Extreme-Grip™ nonslip cradles for a sure grip and excellent weapon control.  This wrist-length model has a hook and loop closure for a snug fit.

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The Hatch SGK100FR Street Guard Gloves with Kevlar® are currently available in black in sizes XS-XXXL with an MSRP of $43.00.  Also offered are Sage Green (SGK150FR), Foliage (SGK200FR) and Coyote (SGK250FR) also at $43.00.  These additional colors are expected to be available at the end of March 2010.

Safariland, LLC is a premier provider of law enforcement and security products and services, delivering a full-range of customer-specific solutions.  Offering many of the world’s most recognizable branded products in the public safety market, Safariland is committed to saving lives.

For more information about Safariland, please visit www.safariland.com/protectivegear.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier global defense, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.