Baker Ballistics and Advanced Accuracy Solutions announce first man-held NIJ threat level IV ballistic shield
LITITZ, Pa. — Through purposeful combined development and innovative design, Baker Ballistics is proud to present a new large-sized model of MRAPS® Series NIJ Level IV ballistic shield, supported by The Reaper™, an exoskeleton load-bearing invention by Advanced Accuracy Solutions. This combination of technologies provides tactical shield users the ability to deliver dominating firepower while safely positioned behind a highly maneuverable NIJ Level IV ballistic shield, protecting law enforcement and military personnel from multiple impacts of hostile high-penetration armor-piercing rifle fire.
Baker Ballistics and Advanced Accuracy Solutions represent over 200 years of combined ballistic shield design and weapon handling experience. Collaboration of their respective fields of expertise have jointly developed this large team-sized NIJ Level IV man-carriable ballistic shield (Model: MRAPS-IV-XL), fully compatible with their new high-capability exoskeleton load-bearing system (Model: TRSS).
The Reaper™ Shield Support (TRSS) system is truly cutting edge: Lightweight, fully enclosed, adjustable, durable, and very portable. The patented TRSS system eliminates operational equipment weight positioned forward of the user, transferring it to the torso, resulting in a negative weight value remaining at the shield. Within the fully encased ruggedized TRSS assembly are miniaturized hydraulics and a weight-sensing reel and cord. The entire weight of the shield (and weapon) is distributed vertically downward directly upon the users' torso via the exoskeleton structure. The end result is effortless vertical, horizontal, shock-absorbing shield support, and creation of an amazingly stable weapon aiming platform capable of supporting a long-gun to deliver accurate firepower upon threat.
Experienced tactical shield operators know there is a very limited period of time that personnel can support a ballistic shield positioned out in front of their body with muscular effort. Exponentially, as the weight of a team-sized ballistic shield increases from NIJ Level III to NIJ Level IV, human muscular endurance (includes the strongest of operators) to effectively handle the shield is literally reduced to a matter of minutes. The Reaper™ Shield Support (TRSS) accessory is designed to meet the muscular limitations that affect all personnel, so extremely capable ballistic shields are now able to be carried for periods of time not humanly possible before exoskeleton support.
Law enforcement and military tactical teams can now enjoy a huge safety advantage, greatly increasing their ability to approach threats during hazardous operations, such as: Team stacking, searches and MACTAC.
Ideal for moving tactical operators and teams into potentially dangerous situations, the MRAPS®-IV-XL ballistic shield combined with The Reaper™ TRSS load-bearing accessory affords levels of ballistic protection previously only supplied by mobile ballistic shields requiring field assembly and wheels.
About Baker Ballistics
Time has proven Baker Ballistics shields to be the best life-saving types of protective equipment ever designed, and are now in use protecting the safety of thousands of law enforcement, military, and security personnel worldwide. Designed, tested and manufactured in the United States, all Baker Ballistics employees share the concern about the increase in armed violence and are proud to produce life-saving quality products. Baker Ballistics is the sole manufacturer of the Baker Batshield®, MRAPS™ and MRAPS-IV™ products – available from Baker Ballistics or their authorized cadre of professional distributors, dealers, and factory representatives. Baker Batshield®, MRAPS™ and MRAPS-IV™ patented composite ballistic shields are solely manufactured by Baker Ballistics, LLC.