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AUSA 18 – Darley Defense

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Chameleon Solutions is producing a SAW soft ammo drum and carrying pouch. They are available from Darley Defense.

AUSA 18 – US Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle by Heckler & Koch

Monday, October 8th, 2018


H&K has begun delivery of the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle to the US Army, so far shipping just over 100 of the more than 6000 expected to be fielded as a Directed Requirement.

The SDMR is based on the same HK produced 7.62mm G28 Rifle selected for the Compact Semi Auto Sniper System M110A1 program. In fact, other than optic, the configuration of both CSASS and SDMR are now the same.


The SDMR relies on the SIG Optics TANGO 6 1-6x, selected in May of this year.

AUSA 18 – MT3 Ballistic Shield by TYR Tactical

Monday, October 8th, 2018

TYR Tactical has unveiled their new ballistic shield system. It consists of a shield, dolly and ballistic appliqué.

See it on booth #3647.

AUSA 18 – SIG SAUER Unveils Belt-Fed Machine Gun, Carbine and Hybrid Ammunition – Next Generation Squad Weapon Candidates

Monday, October 8th, 2018

SIG SAUER has unveiled their new Belt-Fed machine gun. Originally developed to fire the 338 Norma Mag cartridge, a 7.62 NATO version was quickly developed and now they are prepared to accommodate the 6.8mm projectile and associated ballistic requirements of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle Other Transaction Authority (OTA) currently underway.


They also showed their newly developed Hybrid Ammo. It’s a three-piece metallic design which offers 20% reduction in overall cartridge weight as well as increased velocity over conventionally produced ammunition. Even better, it works in existing weapon systems and can still be produced on current ammunition lines in any arsenal.


They have already developed multiple cartridges with this technology.


And if that’s not enough, SIG also revealed their MCX-MR (MR-Medium Range) which was initially developed for the Army’s Compact Semi Auto Sniper System. They’ve shortened it up for the upcoming Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon Prototype Opportunity. Yes, that’s Keymod on the handguard, but it’s a prototype.



2018 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition

Monday, October 8th, 2018

As you can see, this year’s Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition is massive! In fact, it’s the largest in five years. There’s lots going on as the Army modernizes. Let’s take a look at some of the capabilities being offered to America’s Army.

Holosun Showing at AUSA 2018

Friday, October 5th, 2018

City of Industry, CA (October 1, 2018)

Creating innovative optic and lighting solutions since 2013, Holosun is at the forefront of optic, laser and infrared technologies for tactical shooters and hobbyists alike. Holosun is attending the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, DC from October 8-10 this year. Holosun will be available at booth #2948.

Army personnel place the highest demands on their equipment and Holosun has introduced technology and features to address their specific needs. Among these innovations are Advanced Solar Fail Safe, Shake Awake technology, Multiple Reticle System (MRS), and titanium bodies in select models to protect these revolutionary technologies. Available with red or green LEDs, the soldier now has even more options to enhance accuracy and advance their marksmanship.

Army personnel attending the AUSA conference trade show should stop by the Holosun booth #2948 to see all of these features, options, and technologies in person as well as have any questions answered by the knowledgeable Holosun staff.

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AUSA 2018: Double Shoot Presents for the First Time a Unique and Innovative Smartphone Application for Zeroing Weapons, Scoring and Comparison

Friday, October 5th, 2018

The versatile application can be used with a variety of assault rifles and machine guns
AUSA, October 8-10, Washington, D.C., Hall B, Stand 27523 October, 2018- Double Shoot – a pioneer in advanced systems for zeroing high accuracy weapons and scoring systems – presents for the first time a unique and innovative smartphone application for zeroing weapons, scoring, and comparison. The versatile application can be used with a variety of assault rifles and machine guns.

Double Shoot’s unique application is a response to the manual weapon zeroing process currently being used by armies and security forces around the world. This manual process is slow and requires a great deal of ammunition, making it expensive while not delivering a high level of accuracy. The new application developed by Double Shoot streamlines the zeroing process, making it significantly more efficient by saving 30-50% in training time and ammunition. Optimizing the entire process of shooter training, the application turns every shooting range into a smart shooting range.

Double Shoot utilizes data-based analysis within a restricted web interface in order to provide a wide spectrum of reports, not only to individuals and instructors, but to entire units, HQ and the staff levels. The system, intended for both military and police forces, works even when the smartphone is in airplane mode, and can be installed on both Android and iOS phones.

The company has been awarded a Certificate of Patent in Israel and has filed an international patent application.

According to BG (ret) Oren Avman, CO & CEO, “We are pleased to present our unique weapon zeroing solution at AUSA 2018. Designed for the military and law enforcement, this application – utilizing today’s most advanced technologies – is smart and easy to use. It reduces the amount of time and ammunition needed to properly zero weaponry by 30-50%, significantly lowering the costs and manpower required at shooting ranges, and immediately creating a smart shooting range out of any shooting range.”

For more information on Double- Shoot, please visit the company’s website:

Juggernaut.Case – Ejection-Seat EKB (Electronic Kneeboard) Solution Has Successfully Passed Testing

Friday, October 5th, 2018

After several years of development with US and Coalition Air Forces and Naval Aviation, Juggernaut.Case™ is pleased to announce that the Ejection-Seat EKB (Electronic Kneeboard) Solution has successfully passed ejection-seat blast tests conducted both in the USA and France.


The kneeboard-mount and tablet case must withstand the violent forces generated when a pilot ejects from a fighter aircraft at speeds of up to 650knts without disengaging or causing injury the pilot’s leg during ejection. This required an entirely new design that deflected the windblast and survives g-forces during the ejection process.

Two separate tests (with multiple blasts) were performed within specialized blast chambers. One by PMA-281 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River and the other by the French Air Force at a test facility in Toulouse, France. Both tests were successful, and the products are now approved for ejection seat aircraft worldwide.

The new design features a two-strap configuration utilizing the new ITW Nexus GT-Cobra™ polymer buckles and a laminar-airflow mount-base that contours to the pilot’s leg to which the case is fastened to. This design also affords a stable platform on the pilot’s leg for tablet use. Paper maps and aluminum chart holders become an unnecessary addition to the cockpit, except for backup maps that are carried separately.

Juggernaut.Case™ currently offers two tablet Ejection-Seat EKB Solutions; the Samsung Tab Active 2 and Tab S2 8.0. The development for the iPad Mini 3/4 generation is also pending. The Tab Active 2 EKB also features an active S-Pen storage and tether in the top door of the SLEEV case. All EJ-SEAT EKB Solution Kits retail for $400 USD and are available on the Juggernaut.Case™ webstore:

All EKB Solutions are based on 8-inch (diagonal) touchscreen platforms for HF (human factors) approval within the cockpit as to not interfere with flight controls, ejection seat or interfaces/displays.

The Tab Active 2 Ejection-Seat EKB Solution will also be on display at AUSA in the Samsung Electronics Booth #1966, taking place 8 Oct-10 Oct 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C.


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F-16 Test Photos Credit – DALO