Ballistic-resistant body armour specialist Hesco will launch the next armour evolution stage at this year’s SHOT Show, Las Vegas.

Working alongside manufacturers and national distributors, engineers at Hesco are able to better serve federal, state and local law enforcement by developing next-generation technology, creating light and durable armour products specifically for tactical teams and first responders entering active shooter situations.

With a wide range of NIJ certified products, the new HESCO product line is designed to reduce manufacturing turnaround without compromising on performance, delivering the lightest and thinnest NIJ Level 3 Stand Alone plates available today.

Hesco Armour chief executive officer Stephanie Victory said: "We have retained the fundamental elements that make Hesco a leader in personal protection and developed the next generation composite materials for our hard body armour. We have invested in state-of-the-art processing techniques, and further refined the manufacturing process to ensure every end-user can take advantage of weight savings without compromising operational protection."

Hesco technology is dedicated to protecting those that protect and serve, and continues to achieve exceptional standards in both product and production to meet global demand.

Founding director and chief operations officer Ryan Reed said: "Hesco has applied its time-proven innovative technologies to a next generation of materials to achieve never before seen performance. Working alongside the world’s greatest material minds, Hesco is redefining what is possible with lightweight armour protection."

Hesco armour is currently protecting local law enforcement, domestic intelligence and security services, first response and tactical teams and the brave servicemen and women of the military.