BLACKHAWK Products Group™, founded in 1993 by President and CEO Mike Noell, is a leading US manufacturer of tactical, military, shooting sports and law enforcement equipment. BLACKHAWK! is a global manufacturer of tactical gear, body armor, law enforcement duty gear, holsters, hydration systems, protective gloves and gear, apparel and footwear, knives, illumination tools, breaching tools, hunting gear, and recoil reducing stocks. Mike is a former NAVY SEAL and during Desert Storm his backpack became disconnected from his body in a mine field. This was the inspiration for his extremely high end and successful BLACKHAWK product line.