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US Army selects new modular tactical holster

14th January 2014 - 07:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ADS will supply the US Army with the ATK Blackhawk Serpa Tactical Holster under a five-year, $24 million IDIQ, multiple source contract announced on 13 January. ADS is a distributor for ATK Blackhawk products.

The acquisition falls under the US Army’s Improved Modular Tactical Holster Program.

As per US Army requirements, the Serpa holster offers increased modularity, including a drop-leg configuration that can be quickly transferred to a hip configuration. The holster also has the capability to be worn or attached to current Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE), load carriage equipment such as rucksacks and the Tactical Assault Panel (TAP) or on individual body armour such as the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) or the Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS).

Jay Tibbets, president, ATK Sporting Group, said: ‘ATK is honoured that the US Army has chosen the Serpa for [its] Improved Modular Tactical Holster Program. ATK is focused on delivering affordable and innovative products that meet the needs of our customers. Our high-quality Blackhawk Serpa holster system has, once again, been selected by a US military organisation as an integral part of a soldier's standard issue equipment.’

With this selection, the Serpa Holster is now the current platform for the US Marine Corps, US Army, Army Military Police, the German Army and a number of other law enforcement and military agencies both domestic and international. Around 6 million Serpa holsters are in service worldwide.

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