Ballistic Helmet Contract Awarded to Armor Express by Drug Enforcement Administration


Armor Express, a leader in manufacturing and integrating the most superior quality body armor solutions with unparalleled protection and functionality, announced that it was recently awarded the prestigious Ballistic Helmet contract from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The manufacturer of f high-performance protective solutions for the Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement market received a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) in order to provide its Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP ballistic helmet. Which is believed to be the first and lightest composite helmet with VPAM (HVN-2009) certification in the world.

In addition to the DEA, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), USMS (United States Marshals Service), and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) will also be authorized to purchase the AMP-1 TP helmet as part of the BPA, with options based on the agency’s requirements.

The Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP is Armor Express’ flagship ballistic helmet, offering the best head protection and outstanding stopping power and protection from blunt force trauma.

It also provides first-rate protection for tactical law enforcement, anti-terror and specialized police officers in close quarter combat. The AMP-1 TP is made from multi-layer composite with patented production technique that creates elite ballistic performance. Which enhances the helmet’s protective area by up to 50% compared to other standard ballistic helmets on the market.

Chief Executive Officer, Jim Henson stated, “We are very excited about this award and with this BPA now secured, officers and agents can get high-performing ballistic head protection. We look forward to meeting the mission-critical requirements of the DEA, FBI, USMS, and ATF under this award, and have several more innovative helmets that will meet the needs of other Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement end-users. Safety remains our #1 priority and our commitment to drive innovation and find the best solutions for our customers will never stop.”

The DEA has requirements for all their helmets, and having a ballistic helmet that meets the DEA and FBI Ballistic Helmet Testing Protocol was imperative to the agencies’ needs, especially one designed to reduce blunt force trauma injuries. 

In addition to the DEA and FBI protocol, the AMP-1 TP had already met National Institute of Justice (“NIJ”) Level IIIA and VPAM-3 standards.