THE WARRIOR PROTECTION AND READINESS COALITION (WPRC) AND VECTOR STRATEGY ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE LEADING MILITARY BODY ARMOR AND INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT MARKET INTELLIGENCE.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition and Vector Strategy have formed a strategic partnership to develop and distribute market intelligence for the military individual equipment market that encompasses products such as body armor, protective apparel, and tools and technology worn and carried by military personnel.  Shared insights will also be utilized to support  WPRC advocacy for warfighter equipment acquisition reform that sustains the industrial base and funds modernization.

“The effectiveness of the individual warfighter was critical for mission success in the counterinsurgency conflicts of the last decade,” said Craig Heilman, WPRC Executive Director.  ”Many times, this success depended on rapidly procuring and fielding innovative equipment through non-traditional acquisition processes.  The WPRC and Vector Strategy are partnering to capture lessons learned and facilitate industry and government collaboration to continue modernizing and maintaining production capabilities so U.S. warfighters will not enter future conflicts under-equipped against the threat.”

“Vector Strategy is excited to partner on the important work of the WPRC,” said Marcia Price, Vector Strategy President.  “Our expertise on body armor procurement trends, our supply chain knowledge, and our access to government and industry stakeholders will complement WPRC’s efforts to shape policy that supports warfighter readiness.”

About Vector Strategy
Vector Strategy, Inc. provides market intelligence for the military armor industries.  Their forecasts and services keep companies informed of technology and market trends, government procurements, industry players, supply chain issues, and other knowledge executives need to make strategic decisions.

 

About the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition
The WPRC is industry leading manufacturers and service providers advocating for the individual and unit level equipment and clothing needs of the warfighter.  WPRC initiatives inform and develop policies and programs that ensure U.S. service members have superior gear now and in the future.  Members are: ADS, Inc., ArmorSource, Bates Footwear, BAE Systems, Benchmade Knife Company, Brookwood Companies, Ceradyne, Darn Tough Vermont, Drifire, DuPont, Eye Safety Systems, ForceProtector Gear, Gerber Gear, Glen Raven, L3-Insight Technology, Leading Technology Composites, London Bridge Trading Company, Milliken & Company, New Balance, Otis Technology, Outdoor Research, Polartec, Smith Optics, Surefire, Survival Armor, TenCate USA, W.L. Gore & Associates, Wild Things Tactical, and Wiley X.

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