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Whiskey 5 – FirstSpear

Who
FirstSpear develops, designs and manufactures tactical equipment that directly increases the lethality and survivability of the modern day U.S. warfighter. FirstSpear’s products are developed with direct input from the end user, taking into account specific mission needs. The end result is innovative, capability-driven products that precisely meet the wants of the user.

What
FirstSpear is dedicated is the rapid design and delivery of innovative personal protective equipment and enhanced lightweight load carriage solutions to U.S. and allied warfighters, and professional users. FirstSpear’s emphasis is on meeting the very unique and ever-evolving mission needs of each warfighter, and to this end maintains very open dialogues with end users to ensure excellence in product functionality. The company’s equipment is built to government specific requirements to achieve the best combination of weight and durability.

Where
FirstSpear is headquartered in Fenton, Missouri. The company conducts significant work on research and development, and these efforts, as well as prototyping and substantial manufacturing work, are conducted out of Missouri. In keeping with FirstSpear’s commitment to domestic manufacturing and ensuring that the technologies used by our soldiers and professional users remain here in the United States, the company provides fully Berry Amendment compliant products to the US Military.

When
FirstSpear was founded in 2010 by a team of experienced industry professionals and former U.S. servicemen with over 30 years of experience in the load carriage field. Members of FirstSpear’s team have successfully designed, developed, and fielded some of the world’s most significant load-carriage systems currently in use by the U.S. Department of Defense. FirstSpear unveiled their full suite of 60 products in July of 2011 and has been filling orders since the company’s inception in late 2010.

Why
FirstSpear’s core mission, the one that really matters, is to support the men and women who risk their lives for our country and our freedoms. The FirstSpear team is working every day to make equipment that is lighter, with increased functionality and durability to broaden warfighter capabilities. The company strives to continually raise the bar in equipment excellence and will continue on this path of innovation for years to come. FirstSpear is honored and privileged to support the modern day warfighters’ missions, and thanks them for their loyalty.

www.first-spear.com

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