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Diamond Age Forcefield Launches — With a Discount for SSD Readers

December 12th, 2018

The Forcefield is a flexible Level IIIa+ soft armor panel designed with today’s most potent special threats in mind.

First: High-velocity special threats like the 5.7x28mm SS195 and SS197, and the HK 4.6x30mm, all at well over 2000 feet per second.

Second: Handgun bullets designed for enhanced penetration, like the Fort Scott Fort Defense 80gr 9mm SCS round, and the Lehigh Defense “Xtreme Penetrator” .357 Magnum.

Third: Knives, spikes, and needles. The Forcefield exhibits well under 20mm penetration at 24 and 36J against the P1 and S1 blades.

Lastly, the Forcefield is proof to military-grade frag, with a V50 against the 16gr RCC at over 2180 feet per second, which exceeds the military’s requirements by more than 100 feet per second.

All of this in a flexible package which clocks in at just 6.5mm in thickness and less than 1.2psf in areal density.

The Forcefield has been certified with VPAM — a German ballistic standards and testing agency famous for its stringent protocols — and is currently being marketed primarily to the European SWAT community. NIJ and DEA certifications are forthcoming.

For a limited time, Diamond Age is offering this ballistic package directly to US customers — in BALCS cut, and with a Beez armor carrier.

And it’s on sale for SSD readers.

Use coupon code ssd10

diamondage.org/product/forcefield

Eagles and Angels Limited – Chili Palmer Notebook Cover

December 12th, 2018

Eagles and Angels make some great accessories for men like this notebook cover.

This notebook cover is made from heavy-duty leather, with two pockets for business cards as well as a pen holder. Additionally, it comes with a notebook.

The sewn-on American flag features an inlay made from a Desert Tri-Color Uniform form donated by Retired Army Combat SOF veteran, Chili Palmer.

Veterans themselves, the Eagles and Angels team donates 20% of proceeds from their Cloth Of Heroes products to veteran-oriented organizations and programs.

eaglesandangelsltd.com/shop/chili-palmer-field-notes-cover

Sneak Peek – Garmont Atlas

December 12th, 2018

Coming 2019

www.garmont.com/en/products/tactical

Hornady to supply 300 PRC Ammunition to US DoD

December 12th, 2018

Grand Island, NE — Hornady has been awarded a contract to provide its 300 PRC ammunition to the United States Department of Defense.

The 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC), released by Hornady earlier this year, was tested and selected by the Department of Defense for its extended long range sniper program following a rigorous evaluation process that saw the new 300 PRC outperform the 300 Norma Mag as well as several other cartridges in testing past 2,000 yards.

“We’re thrilled to be able to do our part to support our military members by providing a superior cartridge that will enhance their capabilities on the battlefield,” said Scott Javins, Hornady Law Enforcement & Military Product Manager. “Over a 10-year development process, we packed all of our knowledge and experience into designing the 300 PRC as a cartridge that will not only win matches and bring home that trophy elk, but also meet the needs of the best-of-the-best within the Department of Defense. This contract confirms that we’ve met or exceeded their requirements for a new small arms ammunition solution for extended range engagements.”

Starting with the 375 Ruger cartridge case, Hornady built the 300 PRC from the ground up to launch long, heavy-for-caliber, aerodynamic bullets over long distances. Designed for maximum efficiency with common, temperature-stable, magnum-speed rifle powders, the 300 PRC delivers the highest levels of accuracy and aerodynamic performance.

The 300 PRC is commercially available in the Hornady® Match™ line with 225 gr. ELD bullets and the Precision Hunter® line with 212 gr. ELD-X bullets. Both options feature the Heat Shield® tip, which resists drag inducing bullet tip deformation from aerodynamic heating.

The U.S. Department of Defense has also awarded a contract to Barrett Firearms Manufacturing to provide an undisclosed number of MRAD rifle systems chambered in the Hornady® 300 PRC caliber.

www.hornady.com

Whiskey 5 – Service Dogs For Those Who Served

December 12th, 2018

WHO:

SERVICE DOGS FOR THOSE WHO SERVED

A 501c3 NONPROFIT

Hero Labradors is a Disabled-Veteran owned 501c3 organization founded by Major Charles (Chuck) W. Ziegenfuss, US Army, retired.

We are producing QUALITY, genetically sound, AKC registered Labradors with AKC Champion bloodlines. We select, raise, and breed our girls (and one boy) to produce very high quality pups. We select service dog training programs worthy of our dogs–and we give these dogs to them, free of charge, with only their guarantee that they train them and donate them to either a disabled veteran, wounded warrior, or first responder (or their family members) who need them. It costs training programs NOTHING to receive one of our pups. Hero Labradors has zero paid employees; we are all volunteers. Hero Labradors provides for the breeding, selection, healthcare, and transportation of these dogs to their training programs, requiring NOTHING from the trainers nor recipients.

Service Dogs for those who’ve served.

WHAT:

Hero Labradors’ mission is to breed and select Labrador Retrievers of the highest quality, possessing the aptitude for service dog training, and to provide these dogs at no cost to service dog training programs. We work with selected programs who, in turn, agree to train and provide these dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans, their families, the Military Community and First Responders.

WHAT:

Hero Labradors’ mission is to breed and select Labrador Retrievers of the highest quality, possessing the aptitude for service dog training, and to provide these dogs at no cost to service dog training programs. We work with selected programs who, in turn, agree to train and provide these dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans, their families, the Military Community and First Responders.

WHEN:

Hero Labradors was created in December, 2016 after years of Major Ziegenfuss’ experiences with his own service dogs.

WHERE:

Hero labradors is located in Decatur, TX and can be contacted on the following platforms:

www.herolabradors.org

facebook.com/herolabradors

WHY:

On June 21st, 2005 Chuck Ziegenfuss was wounded by a roadside bomb while on a foot patrol in Baqubah, Iraq. He lost part of his left hand, full use of both hands, his eardrums, and large patches of skin on his legs and arms. Like many, he spent many months in the hospital trying to get well enough to return to duty, which he eventually did. In 2006 his wife bought him a Labrador, named Major after his recent promotion. Major found his own ways of taking care of Chuck, sensing his needs and became, most accidentally, his first service dog. Ziegenfuss went on to serve an additional 10 years, retiring in January 2015. Major was followed by Halia and eventually the rest of our canine family. This was the genesis for Hero Labradors.

Brigantes Presents – High Angle Solution – Black Crows, Orb Militari Skis  

December 12th, 2018

Everyone once I a while you get to play in a project that is ultra exciting.  We have just delivered our first winter warfare Black Crows skis.  Based on the Freebird Orb, the Orb Militari offers the perfect balance of functionality and ease of use.

Made with a white top sheet and base they are ready to go for Arctic operations.  The skis themselves can be fitted with a classic 75mm Telemark binding or with a pin binding for more mountainous use.  The ski itself is more rigid than its civilian relative in order to better deal with the large loads that winter troops carry.  All white skins and poles have also been produced to accompany it.

Initially made in very limited numbers there is only a few pairs left that are available to troops heading out in to the snows this winter.  If you are interested in pbtaining a pair then please email.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers warrior@brigantes.com.

www.brigantes.com

DroneShield’s DroneSentry and DroneGun Tactical Evaluated by US Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group

December 12th, 2018

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise the market that the U.S. Department of Defense Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia has evaluated DroneShield’s products DroneSentry™ and DroneGun Tactical™ at an event facilitated by the Army Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Unique Mission Cell (UMC). DroneShield’s successful deployment at that event included:

•    participation in seven experimental scenarios,

•    detection and tracking of multiple UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) via combined radiofrequency (RF) and radar detection of DroneShield’s DroneSentry™ platform;

•    provision of real-time battlefield intelligence of mock-threat drones to fielded experimental participants through TAK/ATAK integration (ATAK, or Android Tactical Assault Kit, is a major software platform used by the U.S. military); and

•    enabling the “Blue Force” (friendly forces) command to negate mock-threat drones through the use of our DroneGun Tactical™ and DroneCannon™ systems.

Image: DroneGun Tactical

This follows DroneShield’s recent successful participation in the Autonomous Warrior 2018 exercise with the UK military, using its DroneSentinel™ platform.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented “The U.S. and UK military trials continue to cement DroneShield’s leadership in the counterdrone space, as those and numerous other global end-users continue to seek counterdrone solutions to combat the rapidly escalating and constantly evolving drone threat.”

SureFire Shipping NEW 1,000-Lumen X400U & X400UH

December 11th, 2018

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of the all-new 1,000 lumen X400U and X400UH models. These will be available in the both red and green laser versions for holster compatible and non-holster compatible lights. The SureFire X400U is the finest duty-grade handgun WeaponLight and laser combination available today. The X400U, features 1,000 lumens of stunning white light focused by a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to produce a tight beam with extended reach and significant surround light for peripheral vision. Located below the primary light, the X400U’s 5-milliwatt laser sight emits a high-visibility beam, perfect for non-standard shooting positions and use in low-light scenarios. The laser’s aiming adjustment mechanism uses Nylok® screws that won’t back out from the effects of recoil, which means it rarely needs to be re-zeroed.  The X400U is activated via ambidextrous switching located at the rear of body, providing one-finger control — press the switch on either side for momentary-on activation, flip up or down for constant-on activation. Optional DG grip switches (for handguns) permit the X300U to be activated with one hand, without altering your grip on your weapon.

Learn more here: www.surefire.com.