Press Release: AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE SELECTS TEAM WENDY® EXFIL® BALLISTIC HELMET
Tiered Combat Helmet Contract awarded to Aquaterro APS
Dec. 18, 2015
CLEVELAND – Team Wendy announces that its EXFIL Ballistic Helmet has been selected by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as Tiered Combat Helmet (TCH) of record (Tiers 2 and 3) for the Soldier Combat Ensemble (SCE). The five-year contract with two additional 2 year options was awarded to Team Wendy’s partner in Australia, Aquaterro APS.
The EXFIL Ballistic is the third model in the Team Wendy EXFIL line, following two popular non-ballistic tactical bump helmets: Carbon (released in 2012) and LTP™ (Lightweight Tactical Polymer, released in 2013).
With a complete helmet system weight of 2.6 lbs. for Size 1 and 2.75 lbs. for Size 2, boltless CAM FIT™ retention with Boa® closure system for optimized stability and fit, cam-lock sliders for positive locking adjustment, and a customized Zorbium® impact liner with 2 full sets of comfort pads, the EXFIL Ballistic is designed to be comfortable during extended use all the while providing leading edge ballistic protection.
“We are thrilled that the ADF has selected the EXFIL Ballistic as their Tier 2 and Tier 3 program of record helmet. We also appreciate the confidence that the ADF has placed in Team Wendy and our partner in Australia, Aquaterro” said Team Wendy CEO Jose Rizo-Patron. “Since launching our EXFIL helmet program 3 years ago, we have worked hard to not only put out some of the most advanced helmet systems in the world, but to also provide our valued customers with industry leading service and support.” Rizo-Patron continued, “Team Wendy also recognizes the importance of working with industry leading strategic partners. To this end, we are pleased to highlight the support of our partners that are associated with the EXFIL Ballistic Helmet – ArmorSource LLC, Wilcox Industries and Boa Technology Inc.”
ABOUT TEAM WENDY
Team Wendy develops leading-edge products that serve to protect against serious and potentially life-threatening impact related injuries. In addition to producing its line of EXFIL Helmets, Team Wendy has supplied the United States Military with more than 6 million standard issue Zorbium Action Pad (ZAP™) helmet pad systems since 2005. Team Wendy also actively collaborates with world-class universities and organizations to better understand the causes behind traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
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