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KDG Announces Kinect M-LOK GoPro Mount

April 24th, 2019

New for 2019: Attach or remove your GoPro camera to any Magpul M-LOK mount in half a second with the KDG purpose built Kinect M-LOK GoPro mount.  The mount is perfect for the three-gun shooter that wants to film a run from the perspective of the rifle or shotgun.  It is also ideal for a Law Enforcement Officer that wants to document use of force when a rifle or shotgun is deployed.  The GoPro is one of the smallest HD cameras that offers a wide field of view, making it ideal for use with rifles, shotgun, or helmet using KDG’s patented Kinect technology and MLOK attachment points. The mount also works on the KDG M-LOK Optics Hub alongside your spotting scope.

In conjunction with the release of the Kinect GoPro mount, KDG will also be releasing in limited quantities, a MOLLE/strap M-LOK plate (Pictured on the pack below). This plate will allow mounting of the Kinect Go Pro to your MOLLE gear (ie: plate carrier, chest rig) or backpack straps. It will also work with any M-LOK compatible accessory.

If you are attending the NRA show this week in Indianapolis, stop by KDG’s booth #7057, to check out the new Kinect GoPro Mount.  

Kinect GoPro Mount

M-Lok MOLLE/Strap Plate

Warfighter Countdown – Networking

April 24th, 2019

Hosted by ADS in the San Diego Convention Center, May 14 & 15, Warrior West is not only where you’ll see the latest gear, it’s also a great place to network with other government end-users as well as industry.

They’re also sponsoring an interactive game, Tic-Tac-Toe / Spin to Win. Think of it as a scavenger hunt that will introduce you to new companies. Check the link for rules as well as a list of participating vendors.

Another opportunity to network is the Annual Warrior Bash, a private event, open only to attendees and their guests.

Don’t miss out. Make sure you register at warriorexpo.com/register.

Remembering Operation Eagle Claw

April 24th, 2019

Today marks the anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw. In the early morning hours of 25 April, 1980 President Carter announced to a stunned world that the United States had undertaken an ambitious raid into Iran to liberate 52 American hostages held illegally at our Embassy compound in Tehran. The assault force can be seen here, loading C141s.

Unfortunately, Operation Eagle Claw was unsuccessful and we lost eight American servicemen in a horrible aircraft ground collision.

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However, their deaths were not in vain. The hostages were eventually repatriated and the accident was the watershed event that created, over the next several decades, the world’s preeminent Special Operations capability; USSOCOM and its components. We wouldn’t be where are today without the determination of that fledgling task force. Join me in remembering those that had the guts to try.

Air Force Senior Leaders Update OCP Uniform Guidance

April 24th, 2019

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — The Air Force announced April 23 new rules on Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms that aim to better fit the needs of Airmen and the jobs they do while also holding fast to tradition.

The changes highlighted include authorization of the Two-piece Flight Duty Uniform in garrison and updated patch guidance for the OCP uniform.

“During the initial rollout of the OCP, we originally matched our sister services regarding patch configurations as we sought to emphasize our role as a joint warfighting force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein.

“In response to overwhelming feedback received from Airmen, we will make an easy ‘sleeve swap’ of the patch configuration to further elevate our focus on honoring the heritage of squadrons as the war-fighting units of the world’s greatest Air Force. We will now place the squadron patch on the right sleeve along with the U.S. flag and move the higher headquarters patch to the left sleeve of the OCP.”

Additionally, to provide commanders with expanded uniform options to fit the myriad of missions, on April 15, the two-piece flight suit, otherwise known as the 2PFDU, will be authorized to be worn in both garrison and deployed locations. The 2PFDU continues an effort to provide Airmen with improved form, fit and function to perform their duties in any environment.

The traditional flight duty uniform will also continue to be an option. Squadron commanders will now have the flexibility to make combat uniform decisions based on what is best for their Airmen to meet mission requirements.

“The new unit patch configuration of the OCP and 2PFDU also aligns with the traditional FDU, elevating the significance of squadron focus and identity, which supports CSAF’s intent to revitalize squadrons,” said Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, Headquarters Air Force deputy chief of staff for Air Force operations.

In May 2018, Air Force leaders decided to transition to the OCP following feedback from Airmen that it is the best, battle-tested utility uniform available. It will also eliminate the need to maintain two separate uniforms – one for in-garrison and one for deployments.

The service expects to fully transition to OCPs by April 1, 2021.

For more information, Airmen should view Air Force Guidance Memorandum 2019-01 and check Air Force Instruction 36-2903 for updates, which are available on the public website of the Air Force’s Personnel Center at www.afpc.af.mil/Career-Management/Dress-and-Appearance.

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Marine Corps Plans to Replace LAV with New, ‘Transformational’ ARV

April 24th, 2019

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. —

The Marine Corps plans to begin replacing its legacy Light Armored Vehicle with a modern Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle late in the next decade.

The ARV will be highly mobile, networked, transportable, protected and lethal. The capability will provide, sensors, communication systems and lethality options to overmatch threats that have historically been addressed with more heavily armored systems.

“The ARV will be an advanced combat vehicle system, capable of fighting for information that balances competing capability demands to sense, shoot, move, communicate and remain transportable as part of the naval expeditionary force,” said John “Steve” Myers, program manager for MCSC’s LAV portfolio.

Since the 1980s, the LAV has supported Marine Air-Ground Task Force missions on the battlefield. While the LAV remains operationally effective, the life cycle of this system is set to expire in the mid-2030s. The Corps aims to replace the vehicle before then.

Marine Corps Systems Command has been tasked with replacing the vehicle with a next-generation, more capable ground combat vehicle system. In June 2016, the Corps established an LAV Way-Ahead, which included the option to initiate an LAV Replacement Program to field a next-generation capability in the 2030s.

Preliminary planning, successful resourcing in the program objectives memorandum and the creation of an Office of Naval Research science and technology program have set the conditions to begin replacing the legacy LAV with the ARV in the late-2020s.

“The Marine Corps is examining different threats,” said Kimberly Bowen, deputy program manager of Light Armored Vehicles. “The ARV helps the Corps maintain an overmatched peer-to-peer capability.”

The Office of Naval Research has begun researching advanced technologies to inform requirements, technology readiness assessments and competitive prototyping efforts for the next-generation ARV.

The office is amid a science and technology phase that allows them to conduct advanced technology research and development, modeling and simulation, whole system trade studies and a full-scale technology demonstrator fabrication and evaluation.

These efforts will inform the requirements development process, jump-start industry and reduce risk in the acquisition program.

The office is also supporting the Ground Combat Element Division of the Capabilities Development Directorate by performing a trade study through the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center in Michigan. This work will help to ensure ARV requirements are feasible and to highlight the capability trade space.

ONR has partnered with industry to build two technology demonstrator vehicles for evaluation. The first is a base platform that will comprise current, state-of-the-art technologies and standard weapons systems designed around a notional price point. The second is an “at-the-edge” vehicle that demonstrates advanced capabilities.

“The purpose of those vehicles is to understand the technology and the trades,” said Myers.

In support of acquisition activities, PM LAV anticipates the release of an acquisition program Request for Information in May 2019 and an Industry Day later in the year to support a competitive prototyping effort. The Corps expects a Material Development Decision before fiscal year 2020.

“We will take what we’ve learned in competitive prototyping,” said Myers. “Prior to a Milestone B decision, we’ll be working to inform trade space, inform requirements and reduce risk.”

The Corps believes the ARV will support the capability demands of the next generation of armored reconnaissance.

“This vehicle will equip the Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion within the Marine Divisions to perform combined arms, all-weather, sustained reconnaissance and security missions in support of the ground combat element,” said Myers. “It’s expected to be a transformational capability for the Marine Corps.”

Story by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication | Marine Corps Systems Command

Photo by photo by Cpl Codey Underwood, USMC

Reminder – Kelty Tactical x Soldier Systems Giveaway

April 24th, 2019

Kelly Tactical and Soldier Systems Daily have teamed to offer a giveaway of several Kelty products.

Enter for a chance to win a 2 Man Field Tent, Tactical 30 Degree Field Bag or a Tactical Redwing. Contest ends at 10pm MST 4/25/19. 4 winners selected at random. Must be 18+, U.S. only. Void where prohibited.

2 Man Field Tent

Tactical Redwing

 

Tactical 30 Field Bag

 Enter at www.kelty.com/kelty-tactical-x-soldier-systems-giveaway.

See Unity Tactical At NRAAM

April 24th, 2019

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Unity Tactical will be exhibiting at NRAAM 2019 at booth 7464. Come check out the latest products including FAST Optic Mounts, Hot Buttons, and Cold Weather Liners!

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Mission Ready Announces Close of Unifire Acquisition, Further details on Credit Facility and Final Acceptance of Private Placement

April 23rd, 2019

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – April 23, 2019 – Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MRS) is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the acquisition (“Acquisition”) of Unifire, Inc. (“Unifire”) and a private placement, both following the receipt of final acceptance from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”).
Acquisition of Unifire
Further to its February 12, 2019 news release, the Company received notice that the Exchange has accepted for filing the Agreement and Plan of Merger, pursuant to which a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company has acquired all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Unifire.
The consideration for the Acquisition includes:
The issuance of an aggregate of 26,315,790 common shares in the capital of the Company (“Shares”), which are subject to a four-month statutory hold period and escrow restrictions whereby the Shares will be released incrementally up to the final release date of January 1, 2022; and
Cash payments in the aggregate of USD$4,000,000, payable quarterly, with the final payment to be remitted on January 1, 2022. The cash consideration is subject to adjustment within seventy-five (75) calendar days after the closing date based on an unaudited balance sheet of the Company as of the effective time of closing of the Acquisition and the Company’s good faith determination of (i) the net working capital of the Company, to the extent that the net working capital of Unifire on the effective date of the Acquisition is greater or less than USD $1,856,798, and (ii) the amount of the sellers’ expenses as of the closing. The sellers have the opportunity to dispute such adjustments with thirty (30) days of receiving a closing statement from the Company. Any such adjustments, whether positive or negative, are on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Further information on Unifire and the Acquisition will be provided in subsequent Company publications which will be made available at www.MRSCorp.com.