Armored SUVs join Rebuilding Iraq initiative
Awarded to First Choice Armor Inc., based in Spindale, N.C., the contract will provide armored SUVs to strengthen security operations and meet goals of the U.S. Rebuilding Iraq initiative.
Initially selling its custom-armored vehicles to the private sector, First Choice determined that low-profile armored vehicles are an extremely important tactical element of security operations in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Accordingly, the company made mission-specific modifications to meet stringent requirements of these war-torn areas.
“We’re extremely proud to be chosen to provide armored SUVs to the Iraqi Baghdad Police College,” said Daniel Walsh, president of First Choice. “First Choice has been a part of the Iraqi reconstruction effort since 2005 supplying, among other things, tactical body armor for the Iraqi Defense Forces. Each employee of First Choice understands that every piece of body armor and every vehicle that First Choice provides for this cause helps accelerate the timeline for Iraqis to take charge of their own security.”
As part of another recent contract, First Choice was selected as the sole provider of ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor to state and local government agencies throughout California. These agencies will include local police departments, sheriff’s offices, the Department of Corrections and universities.
First Choice is an international provider of personal protection products for law enforcement, the military and correctional facilities. Product line includes vehicle armor, ballistic-resistant vests and helmets, undercover surveillance jackets, weapon pouches and tactical flotation devices.
For more information about the company’s products, visit http://www.firstchoicearmor.com/.