Fountain Valley, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-performance illumination tools, suppressors, and tactical products, has been awarded the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence contract for Tactical Hearing Protection System Basic User Capability.
This UK MOD contract is for SureFire EP4 Sonic Defender Plus earplugs, with an initial purchase quantity of over 200,000 pairs. Issued in March of 2015, the seven-year contract extends through March of 2022 and marks a significant win for SureFire, given the company’s EP4 earplugs had to pass the rigorous environmental testing for the UK Defence Standardization (DSTAN) testing to even be considered.
EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus earplugs protect one’s hearing without interfering with the ability to hear routine sounds, conversations, or orders—of particular importance in military and other tactical applications. A triple-flanged stem seals in the ear canal to provide a secure fit and all-day comfort, while special noise-reducing filters in the stems lower potentially dangerous sounds (above 85dB) and allow safe sounds (below 85dB) to pass through into the ear canal and be heard. Attached to every filter is a filter cap, which can be inserted for additional hearing protection and to block out …Read the Rest