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September 29th, 2016

How It Works – The M-60 GPMG

September 28th, 2016

This is for you youngsters who’ve only heard about “The Pig” in bedtime stories.

h/t Matt H!

MDM – ArmorWorks Is Back!

September 28th, 2016

After a brief hiatus, ArmorWorks is back in the market actively supporting several prime contractors with seating and armor systems both here and abroad.

Right now they are concentrating on the vehicle market, manufacturing seats for armored vehicles along with vehicle armor, including metal composite armor. However, they’ve got a long history of PPE development behind them they can reach from, based on customer requirements.

MDM – Name This “Accessible Under Armor Trauma Kit” Contest from Phokus Research Group

September 28th, 2016

Phokus Research Group developed this Dual Zipper Under Armor Deployment version of the Sons Traima Kit for those units who need to be able to access the components of their medical items. In addition to the ability to maintain the kits when items expire, the dual zipper also allows units to update their components with new items. It still fits in the late pocket of the Armor Vest so they’ve also introduced a split seam so the items stay in place.

It’s a great product, but the name is a mouthful and more of a nomenclature than a cool name. I suggested Phokus allow the SSD readers to name it. So here’s your shot to be a marketing genius. Phokus will reward the best name, judged by them, two fully loaded versions of this kit as well as two Shield kits.

To enter, follow these rules:
1. In the comments section of THIS, and only THIS, article on SSD, share your proposed name. Only entries here are eligible to win. Of more than ine person submits a name, the first use gets credit for it.

2. Comments are open from now until 1600 Zulu on 30 September 2016 (that’s this Friday at High Noon Eastern Daylight Time).

3. Use any alias you want to post but be sure to use a valid email address since that’s how we’ll contact the winner.

4. Phokus Research Group will select the name from the comments we receive.

5. One entry per email address. We will delete entries that violate this policy.

6. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited.

MDM – Juggernaut.Case BUMPR

September 28th, 2016

This is the upcoming BUMPR Android S6/7 case from Juggernaut.Case. You’ll also see it for the iPhone 6/7. It is a low cost / low frills alternative for those who do not require full environmental protection and external radio connectivity.

This is the rear of the BUMPR.

They’ve also created a QD USB-A Juggernaut cable which allows recharge from within the case for those who don’t need a Glenaire cable.

These are the dust caps which facilitate use of the charging cable.

This shows you the difference between the BUMPR and a fully ruggedized Juggernaut.Case.

MDM – Berry Compliant Pouch for Magpul D-60 Magazine

September 28th, 2016

Earlier this year Magpul came out with a MOLLE compatible pouch for their D-60 Drum Magazine.  Immediately, customers started asking for a Made in USA version.  Magpul listened and made it happen.  Look for these very soon.

REVISION Will Unveil Submission For SOCOM Next-Generation Helmet Program At AUSA

September 28th, 2016

Next week at AUSA, Revision will reveal their submission for the DoD FTHS (Family Tactical Headborne Systems) Program, including the 1st ballistically enabled bump shell intended for dynamic load threat environments such as NSW SWCC (Fast Boats), USASOC Mountaineering Operations, HAHO/HALO, and SOF ground vehicles. On ingress, remove applique to lighten & reduce neck load down to bump shell weight; add applique prior to the objective. Just one of 4 systems revealed as part of the FTHS program. Come see us AUSA booth 732 to see the full suite of systems.

Gemtech Announces Derek Smith as Director of New Product Development

September 28th, 2016

Boise, ID – GEMTECH, The world’s leading silencer company, has announced the hiring of Derek Smith as Director of New Product Development. Derek comes to Gemtech with several years of industry and silencer experience from companies such as Nightforce Optics and Advanced Armament Corp. Derek continued his silencer knowledge and skill set at Silencer Shop as the Director of Distribution Sales. He was an integral part of making them the largest and most advanced silencer distributor in the country.

“I’m very excited to be part of the team at Gemtech,” said the self-described silencer dork, optics snob and root beer connoisseur. “I’m looking forward to taking on the challenges of developing new products to fill the needs of the marketplace and Gemtech has built a more than capable team of meeting those demands in full.”

GEMTECH CEO Ron Martinez had this to say: We are ecstatic to have Derek join our World Class Team. GEMTECH continues to add key people around the world to support our military, law enforcement, and civilian customers. Our Innovation since 1976 and people like Derek show our customers that GEMTECH is the Professional’s Choice for Decades.