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2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo – Shakespeare Ramhead SATCOM Antenna

Friday, March 15th, 2019

The Shakespeare Ramhead SATCOM Antenna (RH-2535) is hands-free, offering performamce across the 225-500 MHz band at up to 25 watts.

Additionally, it has been assigned NSN 5985-01-619-6085.

Below, you can see how it is worn, while attached to an S&S Precision Assault Backpanel.

Available in Green, Tan, or Black.

Shakespeare antennas and masts are available for unit and agency order through ADS.

2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo – DFND PT Clothing

Friday, March 15th, 2019

DFND has offered compression clothing for training for several years. Recently, they introduced physical training clothing, which has been adopted by the USAF’s Special Warfare Training Wing.

On this mannequin, you can see the Compression Recovery Tight and LS Shirt as base layers. The Balboa SS Short is printed for a Pararescue Trainee and the ensemble is finished off with the Vyper 9″ XT Short.

DFND PT clothing is available for unit and agency orders through ADS.

2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo – Kelty 4-6 Person Squad Tent

Friday, March 15th, 2019

The Kelty G2G is a 4-season tent with 68.5 sq ft of floor space, enough room for 4-6 occupants, depending on weather.

It boasts three egress points with plenty of room for gear storage under the fly. It is 60″ tall at its highest point, but the roof is pretty high across the board. Additionally, it will stand up to 4 lbs per sq ft of snow.

The G2G is Berry compliant with the Fly available in MultiCam, Alpine, OCP and Coyote.

Kelty Tactical products are available for unit and agency orders from ADS.

2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo

Monday, February 25th, 2019

At the 2019 Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo you’ll see the latest C4ISR, Expeditionary, Medical, Maintenance, Repair & Operations, Special Missions, Weapons & Optics available from top manufacturers. In addition to discussing the products directly with the people who offer them, the ADS team will be on hand to answer questions on the various ways they can be purchased. It’s a great opportunity that brings users with requirements together with the solutions they’re looking for.


March 14th, 2019 from 1000-1600


Iron Mike Conference Center
Ft. Bragg Conference and Catering Center 2658 Reilly Rd, Bldg 5-5348
Ft. Bragg, NC 28303

For additional details, and to sign up, visit

SHOT Show 19 – ADS Inc Exhibits Mistral’s DS Raider

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Designed to enhance mobility over rough terrain’ Mistral’s DS Raider is an electric four-wheeled scooter.

The DS Raider weighs 154 lbs with a deck 26 in wide. It will carry up to two fully equipped passengers (463 lbs) and features high torque electric motors and patented suspension system for off-road use. An optional motorized trailer will accommodate an additional 1,000 lbs of cargo. The top speed is 43 mph, with a range of 43 miles.

The Mistral DS Raider is available for unit and agency orders from

ADS Offering Watergen USA’s Atmospheric Water Generators

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

The first thing I thought about when I heard about Watergen USA was Luke Skywalker from Star Wars’ Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen, the moisture farmers. They lived on a desert planet, farming moisture from the air. The scene below is science fiction. Could we actually do the same?

Well, if you’ve ever owned a dehumidifier, you know it’s possible. What Watergen has done, is make it practical.

These systems allow users to generate potable water on-site, where it’s needed, chemical free. The water produced from humidity in the air is filtered and then minerals are added back into the water, resulting in the same taste, no matter where in the world it is produced.

What I find most appealing about Watergen’s offerings is that they cover everything from an individual home or office, to a mobile system, to even larger support for a FOB. What’s more, multiple systems can be added, based on the scale of the effort. All they require us a power source and conditions of 30% or more humidity. This can be found in just over 80% of the world’s land mass. Currently, Watergen systems are not intended for use at sea but work is being completed to facilitate this application.

Additionally, Watergen’s systems do not require trained water purification specialists and can be operated by anyone who can plug in a cord, or run a generator, for self-contained systems. They can be used by individuals, local, state or federal agencies, as well the military.

Preventive maintenance must be conducted twice per year which requires up to half an hour.

The patented technology is Israeli but the three systems Watergen offers are made here in the USA.

– A small home and office water generator, the GENNY, creates up to seven gallons (27 liters) per day.

– The medium scale generator, GEN-350 can produce up to 237 gallons of clean drinking water (900 liters) per day.

– A large-scale unit can extract up to 1,300 gallons (4,921 liters) per day. It is designed to provide water to approximately 2,500 people per day.

The Emergency Response Vehicle is a self contained mobile system which can be rapidly deployed to deployed organizations or areas with no no access to potable water such as communities with broken water lines or compromised water purification plants.

The systems have internal storage tanks but can be connected to external tanks or bladders.

Additionally, Watergen’s GENNY was selected for award of a 2019 Innovation Award from the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The two larger systems are on GSA from ADS Inc. For more details, visit

ADS Offering L3 Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

I recently met with ADS Inc to discuss their new Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade Program with L3.

When the Army begins to field the new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) to its Close Combat Forces, PVS-14s previously used by those forces will be redistributed within the Army.

That being said, there are hundreds of thousands of AN/PVS-14 night vision monoculars in service across all of the US services, our allies and with law enforcement agencies. Some have been in use for well over a decade. Most feature Green Phosphor tubes and are in need of an upgrade.

That’s what the Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade Program is about. ADS Inc teamed with L3 to offer upgraded tubes (un-filmed 2376 FOM White Phosphor). These White Phosphor tubes offer improved target identification and image clarity as well as decreased eye strain. They also work quite well with clip-on thermal enhancements like the Enhanced Clip-On SWIR Imager from Optics 1.

Tube replacement is relatively easy, meaning units can purchase the White Phosphor tubes and do the work themselves.

Alternatively, customers can send in the NVG and L3 will inspect the device and replace the tube. Many of these PVS-14s also need repairs or are missing parts. The program can make that happen as well.

Read about the upgrade program at

2018 Warrior East

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

For the next couple of days, we’ll cover the latest industry has to offer from the 2018 ADS Warrior Expo East.