Czech firearms manufacturer Ceska Zbrojovka, CZ, introduced its first ballistic nylon product, the 4M plate carrier at IDEX 2015. The company has a number of patents in the 4M that increase body area coverage, heat dissipation at a very competitive price point. The vest is designed so that weight is evenly distributed across the torso and not just the shoulder. The designers included an integral hydration system. The 4M is also a quick release design. Rifle plates and side plates are outsourced from a number of suppliers depending on customer requirements. The company has secured contracts from the Mexican government as well as the Czech Republic.