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EDI Wraps up a Great Fall 2022 Season of National and International Trade Shows

With Trade Shows being back in 2022 and things going back to normal – in person – after the COVID-19 pandemic. EDI is back in full swing showcasing our great arsenal of products, from ballistic helmets, bulletproof vests, and gas masks to riot gear, accessories, apparel, and ballistic shields. EDI’s team of sales and tactical experts traveled nationally and internationally to exhibit at several trade shows this fall, demonstrating the best technologies and developments in protective gear on the market today.


Here are some of the trade shows we hit this fall and the industry insights we gleaned for police, law enforcement and corrections officers:


The International Defense Industry Exhibition – MSPO (Warsaw, Poland, September 2022)

EDI’s team of experts started off with the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO in Poland, which is the largest trade fair event dedicated to military equipment in central and eastern Europe. With the ongoing Russia / Ukraine war, and rising number of orders and interest in our products from this region, we felt the need to be there and directly interact with our customers where future EDI technologies can address their needs on the ground and on the front lines. We’ve also had the opportunity to showcase our top-of-the-line products, and customers have specifically shown interest in our bullet resistant vests and gas masks.



Association of the United States Army – AUSA (Washington, DC, October 2022)

EDI’s team also made an appearance at the annual meeting at the Association of the United States Army AUSA in Washington DC, which is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America, designed to deliver the Army’s message by highlighting the capabilities of organizations and presenting a wide range of industry products and services. The attendees which include Regular Army, Guard, Reserve, civilians, and family members were particularly interested in EDI’s great range of ballistic helmets.



International Association of Chiefs of Police – IACP (Dallas, Texas, October 2022)

This fall we also sent out our team of experts to the International Association of Chiefs of Police IACP held in Dallas, Texas this year. Being one of the most important industry events, attracting attendees from all corners of the world with its forums shaping and discussing the agenda in the field for the next year and reflecting on all the events that happened in the last few years. EDI and the team were happy and excited to be back – we were last there in 2019 – to catch up and collaborate with our partners and clients from across the USA and around the world. There was a great deal of interest in EDI’s plethora of products in the Riot Gear and Ballistic Shields categories.



EDI’s upcoming trade shows in 2023


The EDI team was very busy connecting and reconnecting with our respected partners and clients for the fall season of 2022, they remain excited for the future and the upcoming trade shows and events planned for 2023 and beyond.


We look forward to supporting the industry and our clients with the best equipment and technologies available.


Next up: Shot Show 2023 (Las Vegas) and IDEX 2023 (Abu Dhabi). See you there!

Everything you need to know about EDI-USA Testing!

If you are in law enforcement, the military or private security knowing you’re well-protected, is crucial in tough situations. This article explains the safety standards and testing for bullet resistant helmets, bulletproof vests and ballistic shields at EDI-USA and what ballistic protection levels mean. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sets standards for body armor, ballistic-resistant materials, and products.

Today’s bulletproof products are lighter than previous generations, which makes all the difference for ease of use and staying focused on your task. The National Institute of Justice sets industry benchmarks for ballistic protective materials and body armor, but how these rules apply to tactical gear can be confusing to some people.

The NIJ administers a program to test commercially available armor for compliance with the standards to determine whether the products will perform as expected. In addition to being tested for NIJ compliance, body armor models must meet workmanship and labeling requirements. During compliance testing the manufacturers must register with the program, submit body armor application documents, send armor model samples to an NIJ-approved laboratory, agree to follow up inspection and testing and declare period of ballistic warranty.

At EDI-USA our bullet resistant helmets, bulletproof vests and ballistic shields are tested to NIJ level III-A (ambient) standards in an NIJ-approved laboratory, which means they protect against specific handgun threats and resist up to NIJ 0101.06 level III-A (ambient) ballistic threats.

In simpler terms: our bullet resistant helmets, bulletproof vests and ballistic shields are tested to protect against common handgun rounds (such as 9mm, .40, .357 and .45) including shots up to .44mag rounds; in accordance to NIJ III-A (ambient) specified conditions. Currently, most illegal shooting violence across America occurs from handguns, therefore our products are trusted by so many members of the police and military around the country and the world to keep them safe.

Also, our bullet resistant helmets, bulletproof vests and ballistic shields at EDI-USA go through STANAG 2920 (V50) Ballistic Testing by accredited laboratories, which is an additional ballistic testing standard that is used in the United States and tends to be used more for military applications, such as shrapnel and ammunition fragmentation. Given the importance we place on making sure our products keep users safe, you should only purchase body armor from providers that make sure their equipment is tested and safe.


EDI-USA provides strong bullet resistant tactical gear to police forces, the military and security personnel who understand the need for protection. The bullet resistant helmets, bulletproof vests and ballistic shields we provide offer strong ballistic protection to keep you and your team safe.

We provide our equipment to police & sheriff departments around the United States, individual police and law enforcement officers and to federal military and government agencies via quote and our GSA schedule contract. We also export to over 45+ countries. If you need riot gear or ballistic items, we’ve got you covered.

Looking for TAA-complaint body armor or TAA-compliant riot gear? Please contact us and we can help.

In an industry where people’s lives depend on the items we provide, EDI-USA takes quality very seriously. We have set ourselves apart with our strict EDI-USA Quality-Pro Program, which ensures quality from the inside-out. On a regular basis, we send our products to laboratories for independent testing, as well as maintain ISO 9001:2015 certification. We trust you to protect us, so why shouldn’t you trust us to protect you?