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Two More NATO Member States Procure Rheinmetall’s Fast-acting ROSY Smoke/Obscurant System

April 18th, 2019

Two NATO member nations have opted to purchase Rheinmetall’s ROSY rapid smoke/obscurant system for protecting their vehicle families. This versatile modular system thus continues to expand its presence in the global force protection market. The two orders are worth several million euros.

Delivery of 126 systems to Spanish defence contractor URO Vehículos Especiales S.A. (UROVESA) is set to begin in April 2019. UROVESA will be installing these systems in 126 out of 139 VAMTAC protected patrol vehicles purchased by the Portuguese armed forces in July 2018 via the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, or NSPA. Delivery of the systems will be complete in March 2020.

Pre-series delivery in response to another order begins in May 2019, this time from Belgium. Here, Rheinmetall is acting as subcontractor for the British company Jankel, which is supplying the Belgian Army with the Light Troop Transport Vehicle, or LTTV. All 199 of the vehicles are being prepared for integration of the system, in addition to the supply of control units and launchers for 167 vehicles. Series production commences in February 2020 and will be complete the same year.

These two orders mean that ROSY will soon be in service in no fewer than eleven countries. ROSY provides protection from surprise attacks by creating a wall of smoke/obscurant that renders vehicles invisible to the enemy. Unlike conventional smoke/obscurant systems, it not only produces an instantaneous, extensive, multispectral interruption in the line of sight, but also generates a dynamic smoke screen that provides moving assets with long-lasting protection.

Assuring 360° protection, the system’s multi-mission capability offers a strong defence against multiple assaults, including stream and wave attacks. Thanks to effective screening measures in the visual and infrared spectrum, including integrated IR jamming and decoying effects, ROSY reliably wards off all TV-, EO-, IR-, IIR-, laser- and SACLOS-guided weapons.

ROSY is available in a number of different versions. Fundamentally suitable for vehicles of all types, ROSY_L encompasses a basic system consisting of one control unit per vehicle as well as one to four launchers which, depending on the model, can hold two or three magazines each. The modular variant ROSY_Mod lends itself to small weapon stations and small vehicles of the kind used by special forces, for example. ROSY_Mod can be directly and invisibly integrated into the vehicle without a launcher. ROSY_N was specially developed to provide small naval and coast guard vessels with effective protection.

Dom’s Flag Sticker From Violent Little Machine Shop

April 18th, 2019

This sticker is a depiction of the flag which Navy SEAL Dom Raso wore during his Navy Career.

www.violentlittle.com/products/doms-flag-sticker

GW Ayers III Joins Rainier Arms/Defense as Vice President of Government Relations

April 18th, 2019

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Auburn, WA – Rainier Arms, leading distributor of high-end small arms and accessories, is excited to announce the hiring of GW Ayers III, as the company’s Vice President of Government Relations, effective April 15, 2019. In his new position, Ayers will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all government sales, customer service and marketing initiatives for the Rainier Arms and Rainier Defense brands.

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Casey Ingels, CEO of Tactical Tailor and the Grey Ghost Companies stated, “GW’s hard work, reputation and dedication to the end user has been instrumental in establishing Tactical Tailor’s worldwide reputation and growth. Tactical Tailor will continue to work closely with GW in his new position with longtime Partner, Rainer Arms and Rainier Defense.”

“Through his combined passion for the firearms industry, undeniable track record in personal customer service and care and 22 years of service with the US Army, adding GW to the Rainier team was one of the most common-sense decisions we’ve ever made,” said Owner of Rainier Group, John Hwang. “His extensive experience in the government and firearms industry as a whole, positions him to help lead our team and take our products to the next level.”

Ayers, a 22-year Army Vet, joins Rainier with extensive experience in sales, customer service, customer logistics, manufacturing and supply chain operations. His previous experiences include 15 years of hard work and dedication to the Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost brands; where his interactions and reputation with the end user was instrumental in establishing Tactical Tailor’s worldwide growth. GW stated that, “I am extremely excited to join the Rainier Group. We have worked closely together for the past 12 years and have a great relationship. This move will allow me to help all companies involved to reach more customers and support the end user with the best products and services that are available”

“I’ve personally known GW for over a decade and he’s one of the most respected people in our industry,” continued Hwang. “His vast knowledge in our space is only eclipsed by the deep relationships he shares with everyone he touches. The Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost family and the Rainier Group has always had a close relationship due to proximity but over the past 5 years we’ve become even closer allies sharing events like TRIGGRCON and IWA. As we grow Rainier Defense, GW will be a key player to help solidify our position in that space to further enhance all of Rainier Group. It’s rare you can acquire someone of GW’s character to join your dynamic team but to do it while enhancing both organizations is quite special. “

An SSD Flexfit Hat – What Do You Think?

April 18th, 2019

We are thinking about doing a run of FlexFit model 6606 in MultiCam Black with the SSD logo. What did think?

The minimum order has recently dropped from144 to 72. If you’re interested in having FlexFit hats done for your organization, talk to www.deckerandassoc.com. They are outdoor reps who work very well in the outdoor space.

Reptilia – DOT Mount for ACRO

April 18th, 2019

The latest DOT Mount™ by Reptilia for Aimpoint ACRO is a lightweight slim-line mounting solution for the newest and smallest Aimpoint red dot ever made. Machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum with Milspec Type III hard anodized finish the DOT Mount attaches to any M1913 Picatinny rail and offers lower 1/3 co-witness with standard AR15-style back-up sights.

Its spring-loaded nitrided steel clamp and mounting bolt simplify the installation process and sit flush with the body of the mount for a low-profile anti-snag design.

Available immediately in black and FDE for Aimpoint ACRO with Clear anodized version shipping exclusively from Q in early May.

Like all Reptilia products the DOT Mount is 100% made in the USA and carries a full lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

For more information, please visit www.reptiliacorp.com.

Armageddon Gear – Sticky Gamechanger OG

April 18th, 2019

There’s never been a more aptly named firearm accessory than Armageddon Gear’s Gamechanger. Now they’ve made it even better by adding a new sticky fabric to strategic areas of the along the gusset, top, and a single side.

The rest of the design remains the same. You get almost five pounds of pelletized-polymer fill (zippered access to allow removal of fill), configured to offer stability thanks to the split design at the base which remains stabile on almost any irregular surface. It’s just that now, it’s not going to slip once you assume a shooting position.

www.armageddongear.com/Sticky-Gamechanger-OG

NP Aerospace Set for Global Growth Under New Ownership

April 18th, 2019

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace

NP Aerospace, formerly part of Morgan Advanced Materials, is set to strengthen its leading position in the Global Defence and Security Market under new ownership.

The company is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced armour technology for personal protection and military vehicle platforms. It has been jointly acquired by the PFN Group of Companies* and former NP Aerospace Executive, James Kempston, who is now CEO.

NP Aerospace products protect the lives of servicemen and women across the world, enhancing national security and resilience in the highest threat environments. The company is a major exporter of ballistic helmets and shields, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) suits, body armour plates and composite vehicle armour systems, developed using ultra-lightweight, high performance materials.

NP Aerospace has integrated and supported over 2,000 military vehicles, including more than 700 of the UK MoD’s Cougar fleet of vehicles used in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has also supplied over 1 million combat helmets to UK, Canada, Italy and NATO allies and 200,000 body armour plates to the British and Canadian Armed Forces.

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace comments: “The Security and Defence markets are seeing increased demand in terms of exports, innovation and technology. NP Aerospace is ideally placed to introduce ballistic armour innovation that ensures the highest level of protection and mobility for military and law enforcement personnel whilst maintaining cost efficiency.

“We have a long history in the materials manufacturing industry having started life as part of the Courtaulds Group in 1926. We entered the defence market in 1979 after winning the contract to supply the UK Armed Forces with combat helmets and have since then expanded our presence, improving armour technology and threat protection levels.

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“Our new ownership structure enhances our overall business agility and will strengthen our global export position as we continue to invest in R&D. I am personally very excited to be driving the next phase of our business growth.”

 

NP Aerospace employs 100 people across three facilities in the UK and Canada. Its UK facilities are fully ISO certified including an ISO 17025 UKAS accredited on-site ballistics range for armour testing and validation. The company also engineers and manufactures composite materials for a range of industries including medical platforms and antenna systems. High profile projects have included manufacturing the first moulded composite bikes for the Olympics, Sit skis for the Paralympics and the Bloodhound supersonic car.

 

*PFN Group of Companies Limited Partnership is fully owned by its General Partner, PFN Group of Companies Inc. PFN is 100% owned by Pasqua First Nation in Canada.

 

SOCOM Announces New MRE Menu

April 18th, 2019