The Galac-Tac Project–half art, half ballistic protection and target engagement system, all 100 percent baller–smashed onto the scene earlier this year. Directed by Ryan B. Flowers, the project draws heavily from Star Wars armor designs, chiefly the type of body armor worn by the series’ antagonist and icon Boba Fett.
Backed by real-world military hardware manufacturers like AR500 Armor, Armasight, Heckler & Koch, Leupold, SOG Knives, the Galac-Tac Project was the highlight of events and trade shows at the top of the year. The showcase armor suits, one gray, the other tan, were made with functional armor plates, networked night vision optics and other real gunfighter equipment, making the whole thing that much more bad-ass.
The campaign was hugely successful. The Galac-Tac Project was so popular that the project team was quickly overwhelmed with orders for replica (non-ballistic) sets of armor and helmets. In order to keep up with demand the team had to relocate to a new headquarters and re-tool to meet a realistic production schedule.
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The hiatus is now coming to an end. The team is working on a May return to business and will hopefully start taking orders again in the next few weeks. Galac-Tac armor and helmets will soon be available sold separately for $325 each, in flat dark earth, olive drab, matte black and matte gray. Again for the record, these replicas are not real body armor, they are costume sets–of course that does have the side benefit of making them a lot more affordable and lighter weight.
Constructed from high-impact semi-rigid urethane, the armor is “one size fits most,” designed to be mounted to MOLLE vests. Right now Galac-Tac is only working on replica armor and helmets, but they have plans for other accessories such as bracers and gauntlets.
We look forward to seeing what else Galac-Tac has in store in the coming months. We know one thing’s in the works: heavy gunner suits.