The Assault Pack, Medium is now added as a product, available for pre-order until 0900 07MAY12. The best part is if you get in on the pre-order, you can get the pack at a 15% discount.
Montie Gear makes a bunch of cool products like slingshots, RFID detectors and a wide variety of rests. Take for example this AR Rest. It sits 9.5″ from the deck in order to accommodate magazines and is collapsible for transportation and storage.
This is our 5000th active post in just under 4 years of publication as SSD. So say, “Hip, Hip, Huzzah” three times for us and then back to work.
In a roundabout way, Bravo Company Manufacturing announced a new compensator today in a video featuring their weapons. You can only see a glimpse in a few frames.
One of my sons found out his brother had received a new pair of swim trunks. He told me that he needed a pair as well. So, I asked him if it was a requirement or a desirement. He said, “wait, now I’m confused.” Now that I think about it, I’d venture to say that he isn’t the only one. Back in the dark ages, before the war, we used to get asked if a piece of gear we wanted to purchase was mission essential or mission enhancing but the fairly free flow of OCO dollars has meant that most any whim was met with a purchase. You’re probably realizing that those days are over.
Your unit isn’t going to have much money. It may already be an issue. Hopefully, it won’t be as rough as the bad old days, but you’ll need to ask yourself if you really need the unit to purchase that new knife, or eye pro, or day pack. Or, can you purchase it yourself (that’s what we had to do), or do without?
Do an analysis and be prepared to actually justify the impact of the gear on the mission if it passes the “smell” test. Save the silver bullets for real needs and be ready to invest a little personal cash in the things you’ve taken for granted these past 10 years.
Motorola is marketing their new LEX 700 Mission Critical Handheld. Imagine that all of the things that military now take for granted such as dynamic mapping, GPS, Blue Force Tracking, and streaming video were all available to Law Enforcement, First Responders and Fire services? That’s what the LEX 700 and its associated infrastructure offers and all in a smartphone package. When connected to Public Safety LTE broadband, all of a municipality’s services can be coordinated. Communication is via voice services over LTE, cellular and IP networks or a dedicated Push-to-Talk button. Additionally, the LEX 700 can be used to as a controller to remotely change volume and channels on an APX® 7000 radio.
Personnel can use the LEX 700 to coordinate via white board, see each other’s locations relative to a scene and share imagery and other useful intelligence across the network.
Coming in July 2012 from Norwegian manufacturer Norrøna is this hardshell parka and trousers featuring GORE-TEX construction. Developed in conjunction with Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Special Forces.
A Digital Camo Rolex Submariner? Philistines! This has gone too far.