3/17/2015 4D Tactical Achieves AS9100 Registration

March 28, 2015

Seminole, FL—4D Tactical, a strategic member of the Salvo Technologies Inc. group of companies, is pleased to announce that its Seminole, Florida facility is now AS9100 Registered. 4D Tactical produces innovative personal protective equipment for a variety of markets, including law enforcement, defense, medical, industrial, and professional athletics.

“At 4D Tactical, we recognize that lives can depend upon the performance of our equipment,” said Maria Iburg, production manager at 4D Tactical. “Complying with quality best practices as outlined in AS9100 helps us to ensure that our products consistently deliver the protection our customers expect.” Maintained by SAE International, AS9100 is a key quality management standard for the aerospace industry. It includes the ISO 9001 standard, but goes a step further with other application specific safety and quality criteria.

“Although we have previously demonstrated ISO 9001 compliance in our production facility, we recognize that in today’s demanding marketplace, that alone is not enough,” said Eric Mackey, quality manager at Salvo Technologies. “To compete effectively as a vertically integrated franchise, our organization as a whole needs to operate at the highest standards of quality.”

In addition to 4D Tactical, the Seminole location houses development, manufacturing, assembly, and test operations for other Salvo Technologies business units, including Salvo Coatings, Salvo Defense, and Salvo Electro Optics (Salvo EO). The organizations achieved compliance and will maintain it in cooperation with Salvo EO, which has been AS9100 registered at a previous location. Registration affirms that processes follow specified quality management best practices to ensure that products manufactured at the location will meet or exceed customer expectations.

NQA performed the final audits in early 2015. Salvo Technologies also maintains International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance.

About 4D Tactical

4D Tactical LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as retrofit helmet padding, blast­ and mine resistant seating solutions, and improved individual body armor systems and riot gear. With 20 years of experience developing best­ in­ class PPE for US DoD and law enforcement, the company will supports a variety of customers ranging from US Special Forces units to bull riders. It’s product line runs from direct drop-in replacements and custom configurations, to private labeled turnkey products for leading PPE manufacturers. All products are manufactured in the United States and under strict quality standards according to mil spec.

About Salvo Technologies Inc.

Salvo Technologies Inc. invests in and develops manufacturing companies serving the defense, security, medical, industrial, and commercial markets. From its inception in 2007, it has grown into an organization with global reach and manufacturing capabilities on two continents. Its multiple divisions provide a range of world-class products including personal protective equipment; thick film coatings with high corrosion resistance; and high reliability electro optical components like power management components, fire-control optics, and imaging solutions with an emphasis on multispectral and polarimetric systems. In addition, it has struck up a strategic alliance with Cross Industrial, a value-added distributor of electronic, optoelectronic, and optical components with a particular focus on high reliability markets. Salvo Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Seminole, FL. For more information please visit www.Salvo-Technologies.com.

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Heidi Dennis

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