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Swift Shield Foldable Origami Ballistic Shield Now Available in Compact Version that Weighs Less Than 5 lbs.

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Slightly smaller version of Swift Shield delivers even more tactical applications—on display at the Western States Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference

AEGIX Global and ATCS today introduced a new compact version of the award-winning Swift Shield at the Western States Sheriff’s Association (WSSA) Annual Conference. Manufactured by ATCS (Advanced Technology Compliant Solutions), Swift Shied Compact is a lighter-weight and smaller version of the patent-pending, origami-inspired foldable ballistic shield. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and departments may now order the original Pro version and new Compact version of Swift Shield. Swift Shield has been designed so every officer and every vehicle can have immediately available increased protection. Both versions of the shield will be on display this week during the WSSA Annual Conference at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, NV at the AEGIX booth #420; see more at

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Swift Shield Foldable Origami Ballistic Shield is now available in Compact Version that weighs less than five lbs. and folds down to the size of a notebook computer. Now every officer can have the protection of an easily deployable ballistic shield right by their side. (Photo: Business Wire)

The award-winning Swift Shield Pro, which only weighs 8.1 lbs. (3.6 kg), has enabled law enforcement officers around the country to drop their many-times heavier and bulkier traditional ballistic shields for this light-weight alternative. The new Swift Shield Compact version is about 80 percent the size of the original Pro version and weighs only 4.8 lbs. (2.1 kg). It is only 3/8" thick, yet when fully deployed still provides 3.1 square-feet of NIJ level IIIa (NIJ-STD-0108.01) ballistic protection, which means it is certified to stop traditional pistol rounds such as 9mm, 40cal, 45cal and 357magnum.

When folded down to carry or store, the Swift Shield Compact version is only 9.2" x 14.8", which is about the same length and width as a notebook computer. This makes it even easier to store within arm’s reach in a vehicle, backpack, duffle bag or briefcase.

"Because Swift Shield Compact is so lightweight, it gives agents and officers more practical and effective protection in more tactical situations than ever," said Chet Linton, CEO of AEGIX Global. "This new version can be stowed more easily than even the original version. Because of its light weight, it can be carried and used for extended periods of time—on foot pursuits for example—and can easily be held above the head in scenarios where protection from above is needed such as when climbing hills or staircases."

Swift Shield Compact employs the same unique origami folding design as the Pro version and provides new levels of personal protection to professionals in law enforcement, military/defense, and corporate security.

"When we first introduced Swift Shield, many officers called it a game-changer because of its use of advanced materials coupled with its lightweight and foldable nature," said William Benz, CEO of ATCS. "Since that time, we have had additional feedback and requests for a slightly smaller version that could be more readily used by those on bicycle, horseback or motorcycle patrol. Those officers do not have the added benefit of a cruiser vehicle to use as a barrier when they are in the line of duty facing life-threatening situations involving firearms. Our Swift Shield Compact helps provide protection to all those officers when and where they need it."

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About ATCS

ATCS (Advanced Technology Compliant Solutions) is headquartered in Utah, and its core mission is to develop innovative ballistic products that help save lives. The experts at ATCS leverage advanced materials technologies, state-of-the-art product designs, and leading-edge manufacturing techniques to bring to market the first truly breakthrough products for personal body protection in decades. For more, please visit

About AEGIX Global, LLC

AEGIX is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is focused on making a positive global impact by providing mission-specific resources, leading technology, equipment and practical and tactical training to those who are first on scene, in combat or gathering intelligence. These resources, products and services result in safeguarding lives, enabling justice and improving communities. AEGIX serves local, tribal, state and federal law enforcement departments and agencies, humanitarian groups, militaries, NATO and major non-NATO allied governments worldwide. For more, please visit

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