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J5 Rescue Welcomes United Shield International (USI)

We are excited to announce that we are now a United Shield International (USI) dealer. USI is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of ballistic and fragmentation protection.


United Shield’s management team has more than eighty years of collective specialist experience in the manufacture and development of ballistic helmets,  body armor, ballistic shields, hard armor plates, EOD/IED protection equipment, mine clearance, and de-mining equipment. 

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United Shield International Testing & Standards

USI has a manufacturing facility located in Traverse City Michigan, as well as Andover UK. Their strict manufacturing standards meet most of the widely accepted ballistic standards all over the world including


  • NIJ (US)
  • MIL STD (US)
  • HOSDB (UK)

USI is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. 



Below are some of the standards their equipment meets.

NIJ Testing:

  • NIJ 0101.06 – Helmet Standard
  • NIJ0106.01 – Body Armor Standard
  • NIJ 0101.08 – Bullet Resistant Material Standard

HP White Testing:

  • HPW-TP-0401.01B – Bullet Resistant Helmet Standard

United Shield is able to offer custom armor systems to meet the exacting requirements of clients.

USI products are routinely tested at the following test houses:

  • USTL
  • Chesapeake Testing

J5 Rescue Supply's Role

As a USI Dealer in Northern Illinois, we can assist your agency or department in making the switch to USI gear. We can present the product and options to your agency, make recommendations, size department personnel, show sample gear (carriers and ballistics) and facilitate a wear test to demo equipment. 

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