Archive for November, 2011

H & K Updates Website

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

It must be that time of year, it seems as if everyone is updating their web presence and Germany-based weapons producer Heckler & Koch is no exception.

Thanks ZB!

American Warrior Issue 5 Out Now

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

NRA’s Life of Duty website is a great resource and their softcopy magazine, “American Warrior” is everything a publication of those who have chosen a life of service should be. It’s got something for all of us. There are articles on Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, Medical, weapons, gear, and entertainment. Everything we love. Their latest issue is out so take a look.

Arktis North America Updates Website

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Ares Armor Combat XII-MEC Pack in PenCott Camo Available for Pre-Order Now

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The new Ares Armor Combat XII-MEC Pack is similar to the original design but they have removed the of the PALS webbing from the rear compartments of the pack at the request of military customers who wanted to streamline the pack. The MEC designation is exclusive to in the three PenCottâ„¢ Multi-Environment Camouflage patterns which include GreenZone (Temperate), Badlands (Transitional/Semi-Arid), and Sandstorm (Arid/Desert).

The Main Compartment features two sections for 100 oz hydration bladders with additional space for field rations or other gear, along with PALS webbing along the sides (solid color). In addition to the two magazine pouches on the rear of the pack there are also two zippered pouches. The pack can be worn solo with the shoulder straps or mounted directly to a plate or armor carrier.

The pack is manufactured from 1000D PenCott Textured Nylon that is NIR treated and features a DWR coating. Available now for pre-order from with delivery commencing mid-January (Free Shipping CONUS and APO/FP).

US Army Green Laser Interdiction System Awarded to B.E. Meyers & Co Inc and ADS IncADS Tactical

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

PEO Soldier, through its Soldier Maneuver Sensors Office, has announced B.E. Meyers as the winner of the Green Laser Interdiction System (GLIS) Program. This latest award calls for an initial delivery of 12,542 units of the new GLARE® MOUT Plus non-lethal laser, and provides for additional orders in 2012 and 2013.

“This win is the culmination of two years of effort to develop and deliver the best non-lethal laser device to the U.S. Army” said Brad Meyers, CEO of B.E. Meyers. “Military units across the globe are challenged to provide security and safety while also minimizing the danger to civilians. Non-lethal lasers have been proven to save lives by reducing the number and severity of incidents with non-combatants, and are a great addition to these young soldier’s capabilities.”

ADS, Inc is the procurement solutions provider for this program, and will service the requirements of PEO Soldier via the Special Operational Equipment Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) Program. ADS and B.E. Meyers have a long history together serving our nation’s men and women in uniform, having provided thousands of GLARE® MOUT devices to the U.S. military since 2007. Today, this partnership continues to grow as B.E. Meyers and ADS work together to provide industry-leading solutions in the non-lethal space. “ADS is the right partner to work with to get our GLARE MOUT Plus devices deployed. They have a great team, legendary customer focus, and a global reach. Together we will deliver success to PEO Soldier and the U.S. Army.” said B.E. Meyers President and COO, Dr. Greg Quarles.

Platatac CUTS:SP

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Australia’s Platatac has introduced their new Platatac’s CUTS (Cool Under Tactical Shirt): Special Projects. It is a combat style shirt designed for use in hot climates and is very traditional in that the sleeves are woven and the torso is knit.

One interesting feature of the CUTS:SP is that the shoulders are constructed from 3D air mesh to facilitate cooling. Additionally, the bicep include Velcro patches as well as a webbing flap to cover up the IR Square when not needed. These pockets also feature an additional smaller zippered pocket on top of the original pocket.

Currently available only in MultiCam in XSmall – XXLarge in both Regular and Long lengths. All sizes have been issued NSNs. It is important to note, that while CUTS:SP has incorporated some interesting features it was designed for the Australian military and is not FR.

Join GSS for the Friday After Black Friday Sale

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Since so many troops were out of town on the actual Black Friday, GSS wanted to make sure no one missed out. They are hosting an after Black Friday sale this December 2nd and 3rd during their regular hours: 10 – 7 both days. GSS always runs a a great sale with tiered discounts on various brands/items.

At the store location only.

Open Warfare

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 describes themselves as “an attempt to build a clearinghouse for open source warfare information.” In addition to showcasing disruptive technologies, much of the information they provide is in the same vein as the “Improvised Everything” briefing we showcased awhile back.

Arktis Launches New Site

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

If you’re an Arktis fan, you may have noticed their absence from the web for some time. But, now they’re back with an all new website. UK-based Arktis was started in the mid-80s by a Royal Marine veteran of the Falkland Campaign. Since then, they’ve led the development of specialized military fabrics, clothing and equipment across Europe. They’ve even made some penetration into the American market. Welcome back to the web!

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FirstSpear Announces Partnership with Elite Defense

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Today, FirstSpear announced a partnership with Elite Defense that will expand FirstSpear’s channels to market, increasing access to the company’s innovative personal equipment solutions.

FirstSpear already has a product line of over 60 items that include vest systems, backpacks, pouches, holsters, and apparel. Elite Defense maintains a comprehensive network of qualified distributors and retailers around the globe and works extensively with specialized, research and development focused companies to facilitate the transfer of niche products into broader markets.

Capitalizing on a shared understanding of their products and their capabilities, Elite Defense will maintain FirstSpear product inventory and distribute products to retail dealers throughout the US. This partnership will maximize distribution opportunities for FirstSpear and facilitate the rapid filling of increasing demand for FirstSpear products.

“Partnering with Elite Defense will enable FirstSpear to support multiple markets, while maintaining our unique focus on developing innovative, field-driven solutions,” said Scott Carver, CEO and President of FirstSpear. “As we grow our product line, collaborating with Elite Defense will ensure our expanded reach into new channels, without sacrificing the direct R&D work with our end-users that drives our technologies.”

“At Elite Defense, we work with industry leaders to grow their business and help further their success. We are excited to join FirstSpear in their work to pioneer lightweight, innovative solutions for our soldiers and professional users domestically and abroad.” said Brett Westcott, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing at Elite Defense. “Working together we will establish a limited quantity of dealers in strategic demographic areas to represent the FirstSpear line, and get these solutions to the field quickly.”

FirstSpear will be displaying their current line of next-generation products and releasing over 25 new items at the 2012 SHOT Show taking place from January 17-19, 2012 in Las Vegas. FirstSpear and Elite Defense will be sharing booth #27411 and interested retailers may contact Elite Defense to schedule a product review at the show or to learn more about becoming a dealer.