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About Us

Hard Shell is one of the leading manufacturers of ballistic, personal protective and tactical products in the world with its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A., Turkey, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Hard Shell is one of the world’s most trusted and reliable suppliers of personal protective equipment, with decades of experience in personal protective products. With our team of experienced professionals from the Defense and Law Enforcement industry we have developed products that meet and exceed industry standards.

Our family of companies is one of the world’s most vertically integrated multi-nation operations. We start with the ability to weave Kevlar®, other aramids, nylons and poly-cottons. We then combine weaving with in-house manufacturing that allows us to produce state-of-the-art hard armor composite rifle plates and structural panels.Additionally, we have the technical expertise in the ergonomic design and tailoring of garments for different military and law enforcement applications. Hard Shell has manufactured advanced ceramic body armor components for a number of years and works closely with the end-user, understanding the importance of protection with comfort, to develop next-generation body armor to protect the soldiers of today and tomorrow.

Hard Shell is a multinational company having NIJ 0101.06 Certified Products. In a matter of years it has pioneered the field of manufacturing protection and armor solutions and has been committed to saving lives around the world using the latest technology with the single minded focus of enabling armed forces and law enforcement worldwide to achieve their objectives safely and efficiently through sustainable and high performance products.

Hard Shell offers a complete solution for personal protection products which includes, Personal Body Armor (Vests and Helmets), Hard Armor Plates, Bomb Blankets, De-Mining Suits and Armored Vehicles. We are a complete solutions provider for armed forces and police around the world.

Hard Shell skill of understanding the end-user requirement, the battlefield and special operations environments along with technological capabilities and global reach help it to harness newer technologies to produce and identify advanced equipment and gear for defense and security forces.

Hard Shell’s research and development team include experienced ex-defense personnel coupled with professional engineers who engage in design, development and testing of personal protection equipment in laboratories and field.

We strive to provide our customers with the highest level of service possible. We ensuring every customer gets complete support throughout the order process, while maintaining the highest level of quality inspection from yarn to the finished product. Our highly professional team is available to provide answers to any questions on body armor that you may have and to provide impartial advice on your choice of body armor. We also provide in depth guides with details on all aspects of body armor, from choosing the most suitable protection levels to selecting the correct sizes.