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Over 100 Reasons To Attend ADS Federal Range Day

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Every year, ADS, Inc’s Federal team sponsors the best Range Day in the National Capital Region. This year, there are well over 100 reasons to attend. First off, qualified attendees will see over 90 vendors spread out throughout the Crucible Training Facility in Fredericksburg, VA.

Show Hours: Friday, June 9th, 2017: 8am – 2pm
60 Jack Ellington Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States

Additionally, attendees will have access to five ranges. Four are live fire and one simulation man marker rounds:


Range 1 – Trijicon
Trijicon will be offering RMR one-on-one training

Range 2 – SIG SAUER

Range 3 – Force on Force and Vertx
Force on Force with their man marker rounds and glocks will be conducting “conceal draw” simulation training with Vertx’s concealment carry bags. Learn how to draw and carry from a concealed bag.

Range 4 – Daniel Defense

Range 5 – Cadex

Oakwood Controls will be there conducting demos on their electronic target systems. Get your shots/scores emailed to you.

Be sure to enjoy fresh, cool water from the Orion’s cooler stationed at each range along with a Power Breezer fan to keep the heat at bay!


There will be smaller stations spread out focusing on the following areas:

TYR Trailer

Hesco Shoothouse

Targobot’s moving robot targets will give you a run for your money!

Human Performance
Sorinex, Mobell Muscle, and others
Sorinex will be giving away a 35# center mass ball to one lucky winner

Counter Drones
The demo has been cleared for flying at a 120 ft ceiling

Learn how to detect and ground a moving target

Prox Dynamics will also be conducting flying demos with their Black Hornet micro-UAV.

Cinemassive and Kopis Mobile will have live screen coverage at different sections of the event

Milo Range will have a demo taking place inside where your shooting scenarios are customized to your decision making

If those aren’t enough reasons to attend, I’ll give you one more.


Lunch at 1100!

Hyperstealth Supplies USMC With OPFOR Camouflage

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp displayed their new USMC OPFOR (Opposing Force) camouflage in the ADS Inc booth during last week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.

This is not the cut of uniform adopted by the Marines for use by their OPFOR. Instead, their uniforms use this camouflaged fabric but are in the MCCUU cut. Below is a close up of the pattern.

Warrior West Update

Friday, April 14th, 2017

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at next week’s Warrior West Expo, April 19th & 20th in San Diego, CA. If you haven’t preregistered, get on it. You’ll still be able to register in site but the process will go faster if you do it before hand. Registration closes Sunday at 2359 EDT.

I’d also like to update you on the schedule for the Marina Village demos. They’ll be Wednesday: 11 – 12 & 2 – 3 and Thursday: 11 – 12. You’ll get a chance for some hands-on time with remote operated, unmanned underwater and surface vehicles. Additionally, WING will be offering boat rides in the harbor and Mustang Survival is providing PFDs, while KokoKat is letting people demo dry gear.

Warrior West gets better and better each year. In addition to a cool T-shirt, attendees have access to the latest gear on the market as well as training programs and seminars. Also, let’s not forget the Warrior Bash, an evening event where you can link up with old friends and make some new ones. Download the show guide here for full details.

To register, visit

Check Out BERG At Warrior West

Friday, March 31st, 2017

At Warrior West you’ll be able to check out a demo of  BERG’s 20’ expandable E2S2 Dental Shelter used in the National Guard for Periodic Health Assessments (PHA). Use of these shelters has significantly increased mission readiness and decreased the cost of outsourcing medical care. What’s more, these shelters can be setup in 15 minutes or less and are perfect for not interrupting training to conduct field maintenance or medical support.  

Generally, these are deployed in sets of four and used in conjunction with one another.

The ANG/Reserve PHA/PDA Portable Solution includes these capabilities:
1. 3-4 Dental Exam chair and stools for PDA.
2. Nomad Pro II x-ray system for PDA.
3. 1 – audiology booth for Hearing Conservation Program.
4. 2 – medical exam tables and portable desk for PHA.
5. 10 – Folding chairs for waiting room.
6. 1 – Desk and Chair for waiting room.

Additionally, BERG will feature the following capabilities in their shelter demo:
1. AMC-20CF Mobile Dental System.
2. NOMAD Pro 2 dental x-ray.
3. NOMAD MD medical and physical security x-ray system.
4. ADC-09 – Hydraulic Portable Dental Stool.
5. ADC-02CF – Hydraulic Portable Chair.
6. ADC-01CS Portable Chair.
7. ALU-40LED-CF – Portable LED Light.
8. AEU-525CF/CFH Transport III Dental System.
9. Talon Litter.
10. Litter Stand.

These shelters can be configured in a wide varieties of ways and combined to create everything from this specialized, mobile medical facility to an entire base camp complete with billets, mess, recreation and work centers.  Because these are shelters and not tents, they can be stacked as well as transported like other shipping containers, with the mission equipment safely stored inside.  

BERG will be on hand in booth #1043 at Warrior Expo West, in the San Diego Convention Center, April 19 & 20.

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

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.

-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.

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.

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.