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Archive for March, 2009

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Acquires Eagle Industries

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

ATK announced today that it has acquired Eagle Industries, long-standing icon of the Soldier Systems Industry. While terms of the agreement were not disclosed, the company expects the acquisition to add more than $80 million to Fiscal Year 2010 revenues. Eagle Industries will become part of ATK’s Armament Systems group.

Something’s Happening, Something Wonderful

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

This site launched on May 17th of 2008 with a post of the same title. As DNS servers update over the next few days everyone will get a chance to see our new look. We’ve kept the same news-style that has made us so successful but added some sponsorship opportunities in order to further improve our capabilities and coverage.

We’ve also done a few things like adding our logo as well as making it easier to contact us. So you won’t be seeing those pesky admin notices anymore telling you how to email us.

We look forward to serving you even more in 2009 and beyond.

The Best € 3,95 You’ll Ever Spend

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Well maybe not, but this one is so odd we had to show everybody. Imagine a “Royal with Cheese” in a can. In German that’s “Cheeseburger in der Dose”. At any rate, it’s interesting to see what the European Backpacking community is eating.

Cheeseburger in der Dose - YUM

Order from TREK’N EAT. If you dare…

Back from Retirement – the Biafra Mile Run Pack

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Eagle Industries

The original Urban E&E bag is back! Ok, so now it’s a pack and before it was a pouch but that is just semantics. The important thing is that Eagle has brought it back.

Eagle Industries Biafra Mile Run Pack

Eagle started with the classic design and updated materials and a few design features. The BMRP carries everything you need to stay alive in a hostile city, or a friendly one for that matter. It has provisions for a pistol, spare magazine, map, survival equipment, passport, and other essentials.

The universal holster accepts most common semi-auto pistols and the single magazine pouch is also sized for most common semi-auto pistol magazines. Behind the holster platform is a full length pocket with a Velcro closure for added security. The wings open in a manner similar to some IFAKs. The right wing folds out to expose a clear see through map case, and the left wing features a mesh zipper pocket. The bottom flap features a mesh zipper pocket with a hidden pocket behind the seam for further storage. The rear of the BMRP has a low visibility pocket allowing access to a passport and other travel documents without having to open the rig for access.

Eagle Industries Biafra Mile Run Pack - Interior

The removable waist belt and adjustable shoulder straps are low profile and a simple baggy shirt makes this item disappear beneath your clothing.

We really want to applaud Eagle for manufacturing more and more products from 500D Cordura. It offers an excellent balance between weight and durability. Available in Grey or Khaki from Eagle Industries.

TNVC SAR-3PS

Monday, March 30th, 2009

TNVC SAR-3PS

TNVC has released a new thin ring SAR-3PS unit that is only 1/4″ wide (ring portion) to fit in very tight spots. Naturally, the “S” at the end of the mount name denotes slim. The slim unit was designed since so many rings take up a lot of real estate on the primary scope and can be difficult to fit properly. Just like the already successful SAR-3P it is a 30mm design. TNVC also offers a SAR-4 which features a 34mm ring.

TNVC SA-3PS Mounted on AR

Prior to the new slim design, the SAR-3P improved on the earlier SAR-3 as it has one Picatinny slot cut into the center slot and the rest is Weaver. The SAR-3P is also a 1/4″ shorter than the previous SAR-3.

To order, visit Tactical Night Vision Corporation. As always, TNVC has some great package deals on offer.

Triad Tactical Has the Coolest Mugs

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Not only does Triad Tactical carry some of the hardest to get Eagle products but they also have a cool 8 oz mug.

Triad Tactical Mug

It is a double wall construction and features a carabiner handle so it will clip to your gear or belt when not in use.

Available from Triad Tactical.

10-8 Performance Magazine Base Pad for S&W M&P

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Anyone who owns a S&W M&P knows that the stock magazine base plates are less than ideal. Machined from aluminum which eliminates cracking and breakage seen with plastic pads, these S&W M&P base pads are works of art. A lot of thought was put into the design including a shortened front to provide a more positive index in the hand during reloads. This also eliminates the snagging of mags in adjacent pouches. Additionally, the plate is scalloped on the front and sides to provide purchase for the extraction of stuck magazines. Finally, dimples on bottom allow for the marking of magazines. Available for the .45 and 9/.40.

10-8 Performance Magazine Base Pad for S&W M&P 10-8 Performance Magazine Base Pad for S&W M&P

Available from 10-8 Performance.

“Sixth Sense” at TED

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

At Soldier Systems Daily, we love technologies that will drastically change how we do business. At this year’s TED, MIT’s Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demonstrated a wearable device developed in the Media Lab’s new Fluid Interfaces Group that combines a camera, projector, and computational device to create an interactive tool similar to the one used in the movie “Minority Report”. While still crude, imagine what this could do for military applications.

Enjoy the video.

AK47-Locating ‘Smart Dust’ Helmets

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

According to Vanderbilt University’s “Exploration” magazine, researchers at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have developed a gunshot-locator net. By networking a helmet-mounted acoustic sensor system among a team of Soldiers, the system will correlate data collected by a larger number of sensors. The system is designed to not only provide the location of the shooter but also the type of projectile.

Read an interesting synopsis of the work from “Exploration” magazine. A paper from the team is also available here.

215 Gear Visor Update

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

The remaining colors are now available so the lineup includes UCP, Multicam, Desert Digital, and Coyote.

215 Gear Visors

They are available at 215 Gear.