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Warrior West To Showcase Maritime Capabilities

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

This year, Warrior West will feature two areas showcasing maritime capabilities. Vendors will be grouped together in a central area on the show floor, exhibiting multiple new products like this Spectrum Full Face Mask from Ocean Technology Systems.

Additionally, there will be a hands-on demo area set up outside the convention center at the Marina Village. There, you can experience remote operated, unmanned underwater and surface vehicles.

For full details visit www.adsinc.com.

Kelty Tactical – Berry Compliant Falcon 4000 Pack

Monday, March 20th, 2017

During the recent Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo, sponsored by ADS, I found out that the USAF’s 820th Base Defense Group just fielded the newly Berry Compliant Falcon 4000 daypack. It is a hybrid top and panel loader.

Additionally, the top flap is removable and can be used as a waist or shoulder pack on its own.

In the event you separate the top flap, there is a simple, low-profile hood which can be deployed to close the top opening which features a PALS field.

Features:
-Made from 500D Cordura in Coyote
-Internal divider unzips into one main compartment
-Key clip
-Zippered stash pocket inside top lid
-Large zippered mesh pocket on the bottom side of top lid
-Large zippered mesh pocket under low-profile hood
-Dual hydration ports and reservoir sleeves for hydration bladders
-Large front pocket with internal organization
-Extra-large, fleece-lined pocket accommodates wrap-style sunglasses or goggles
-Internal zippered mesh pocket
-Double haul loops on backpanel
-Side compression straps
-Spindrift collar
-Ice-axe loop
-Drain holes
-Removable pack cover is two tone (desert tan and white) 

The suspension offers:
-Aluminum stays
-HDPE frame sheet
-Breathable backpanel with Spacermesh
-Padded backpanel
-Two-layer padded waistbelt
-Padded shoulder straps
-Load-lifter straps
-Adjustable sternum strap
-Quick-release shoulder straps

Kelty Tactical products are available for Unit and Agency purchase through ADS Inc.

kelty.com/falcon-4000

Med Sled – Vertical Lift Rescue Litter

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Another one of the products I got a chance to check out during the Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo last week is Med Sled. It’s an evacuation sled for patients. In particular, this is the Vertical Lift Rescue variant.

Right off the bat, I need to acknowledge the elephant in the room. If you know anything at all about tactical medical equipment, you’re going to take one look at this and say to yourself, “Skedco,” which has dominated the market for decades. The reality is that both use a large HDPE plastic sheet and lots of webbing. The difference, is how each one of those products uses those materials.

The Sled Sled relies on the plastic to bear weight, with the strap system connected to the sheet. Med Sled supports the patient via the webbing which weaves in and out of the plastic. The plastic works to protect the patient from abrasion from ground and webbing alike. When in the vertical lift mode, the patient is secured in the seat seen in the photo below which easily straps into place. The straps all terminate at a bridle at the head of the litter.

They are available in 28″ and 36″ versions. Additionally, they offer an instant float system which straps right onto the litter and actuated via CO2 cartridges.

This video is long, but it is the training video for the Med Sled VL.

The Med Sled 36 VL has NSN 6350-01-608-3195. Med Sled product are available for Unit and Agency purchase through ADS.

www.medsled.com/military-vl-rescue

ADS – Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Throughout the year, ADS Inc hosts mini, regional versions of their Warrior Expos on various military bases, with tailored offerings for that venue’s customer base. This time it’s Fort Bragg, which is near and dear to my heart, having been stationed there for eight of my 21 years of service.

Join us as we share some of the latest warfighting technologies, today and tomorrow, from the Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo.

See Ops-Core & Gentex at the ADS Emerald Coast Warfighter Expo

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

ADS Presents Phokus Research Group at SHOT Show 2017

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

ADS presents Phokus Research Group displaying their latest trauma kit solutions during the recent SHOT Show.

Brought to you by milspecmonkey.com.

Long-Time ADS Employee Promoted To CFO

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Dunn-Rai

John Dunn will now serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer

Virginia Beach, Va. – Company officials announced the promotion of long-time employee, John Dunn, to the position of ADS Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer earlier this week.

Dunn began his career with ADS as Corporate Controller in 2010, before being promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2013. He helped lead the company’s financing efforts over the past seven years and frequently represented ADS at investor conferences and lender meetings.

“I am excited to engage in this new chapter with the company,” said Dunn. “ADS is an amazing organization and I am extremely honored to serve as its CFO.”

During his tenure with the company, Dunn has worked closely with key vendors and customers in a way that has contributed to ADS’ success and ensured the company maintains the highest standards in financial reporting.

“With the company’s recent refinance of its senior secured notes complete, ADS has the necessary capital and is well-positioned for continued growth,” said the company’s CEO, Jason Wallace. “John was a key part of that effort and I am confident he will continue to have a positive impact on ADS’ success as our CFO.”

ADS also announced this week that Karan Rai, the company’s current President and CFO, will be transitioning away from his involvement in the daily operations of ADS to focus fully on continuing his role as CEO of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Theodore Wille Intertrade, GmbH.

“Karan has been instrumental in assisting the organization’s expansion into new markets and geographies globally with the acquisition of TWI,” said ADS Executive Chairman, Luke Hillier. “He guided the company through a critical capital markets refinancing and I look forward to his continued role in the growth of our new markets.”

In his role, Rai will be responsible for overseeing TWI, a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions to customers primarily operating in the United States European Command (EUCOM) and the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) regions.

“Over the past 12 months I was heavily focused on our capital markets refinancing process and ensuring post close success at TWI. During that time, Jason and John have been doing much of the heavy lifting in running ADS day to day,” Rai said. “The ADS platform continues to be in very capable hands with Jason and the rest of the management team and I look forward to taking on a more focused challenge of leading our growth platform at TWI.”

www.adsinc.com

SHOT Show 17 – ADS Inc / Raptor Products

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

ADS Inc exhibited the Raptor Products Weapon Weapon Mounting and Display System at SHOT Show. What I like about this system is that it offers so many different options for securing weapons of various sizes. Raptor has come up with multiple fixtures to secure weapons via different weapon components.

In fact, they offer so many different options, each one would require its own article. Take for example the Picatinny mount. As the name implies, it grabs the weapon by the Picatinny Rail. 

This video shows it in action.

Raptor has also developed an off-road Holster system for the GLOCK which will attach to an ATV’s rollbar.

Raptor Products are available for Unit and Agency orders from ADS Inc.

SHOT Show 17 – Daniel Defense DDM4V7S

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Although there was plenty to check out in Daniel Defense’s rather large booth, the DDM4V7S caught the eye of more than one member of the gun press.

This 5.56 carbine weighs 5.8 lbs and sports a 11.5″ Cold Hammer Forged barrel with a Government profile and carbine length gas system.  It’s topped off with a DD Flash Suppressor.

Note the Daniel Defense furniture which includes Collapsible Buttstock, Pistol Grip and Vertical Fore Grip as well as 32 round magazine.

I’ve long been a fan of DD’s Rock and Lock Fixed Front and Rear sights. They are solid and easy to install making them great back up sights. Based on the A1-style, they are simple to adjust and are always there when you need them.

This close up shows you how the MFR XS 10″ rail attaches.

Daniel Defense firearms and accessories are available for unit and agency purchase through ADS.

FirstSpear Range Day 17 – Safran Optics 1

Monday, January 16th, 2017

This is the Miskito TI (Thermal Imager) Lightweight Multipurpose Target Locator from Safran Optics 1.

In asdition to a low light thermal imager with direct view day optics, it also incorporates a laser range finder, out to 10 km. It also incorporates a digital magnetic compass. Additionally, a GPS module can be inserted.

They are also offering a lightweight, carbon fiber tripod for use with the Miskito TI.

Safran Optics 1 products are available for unit and agency purchase through ADS – www.adsinc.com.

www.optics1.com