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Looking for a Good EarPro Cover?

Monday, March 9th, 2015

OC Tactical has just completed another run of their OC Tactical HP2 Hearing Protection Covers. They are made from Cordura for wear resistance and foam backed Dri-Lex on the underside for comfort.  There is also a small loop at the rear to allow you to hang your EarPro from your belt via a carabiner or similar.


  • Peltor (Fits earpro with 2″ wide bands: Comtac, 6S, TacticalPro, Tactical Sport, and Sordin Supreme with leather headband.) 
  • Sordin Pro x (Fits Sordin with 1.5″ plastic headband) 
  • Howard Leight (Designed specifically for the Howard Leight Impact Sport)

    Available in MultiCam, Kryptek Highlander and OD.

Savox Thor – The Future of Headgear

Monday, March 9th, 2015

savox THOR 4

Tactical Headgear for Operational Requirements (THOR) has been adopted by the Finnish Defense Forces as the helmet component of their Soldier Modernization Program: Warrior 2020. A multi-year contract was recently let by the Finnish Defense Forces Logistics Command, with initial deliveries being used for acceptance testing. Savox is the prime contractor of the consortium behind THOR, along with industry partners, Millog Oy (night vision) and Fy-Composites Oy (ballistic protection).

savox THOR 1

The core of THOR is a boltless design ballistic helmet made from a Dyneema/Aramid blend providing protection against ballistic threats: fragments and bullets to STANAG 2920 1.1g FSP-v50: 450. 750m/s – back face deformation <25mm; NIJ0106.01 9 mm FMJ bullet 430m/s. The shell also meets EN 397 shock absorption requirements.

savox THOR 3

Additionally, special night vision goggles and hearing protection have been designed specifically to integrate with this helmet. As you can see in the photos, the NVGs stow very close to the helmet and are light enough to not need a counterweight. The goggles offer a 60°-wide view angle (also available is 40° FOV) and can be used in mono or bino configurations. These us Millog’s Hi60 3rd Gen tubes offering human recognition up to 150-250m as well as an integrated IR illuminator.

The various technologies developed specifically for the helmet are marketed under FLEXfamily.

For example, the FLEXfit ratchet system allows the rapid adjustment of fit for a wide variety of head types. Next comes FLEXadjust which covers the adjustable, multi-axis mounting systems for the NVGs and earpro. In addition to ANR headphones (23dB), the user can attach a boom or bone conductive skull microphone in addition to throat and internal respirator mic options. Like most systems currently fielded, power and volume adjustments are on the side via buttons. Additionally, the earphones can be placed in one of three positions without removing the helmet or losing communications.

savox THOR 2

FLEXnet is an integrated databus both internal and external to the helmet. This works hand-in-hand with the FLEXrail which allows the mounting of Picatinny compatible accessories to the powered rail system incorporating a USB integration interface. THOR features five of these FLEXrails which can bring data into the from cameras and sensors helmet as well as exfil it to other devices such as radios. These FLEXrails also incorporate FLEXpower which provides power to the devices as well as all accessories internally through the helmet.

Savox Thor

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SHOT Show – Safariland / Tactical Command Industries

Saturday, January 24th, 2015


The new Radio Audio Channel Enhancement from TCI corrects a longtime deficiency of dual Comms systems. Currently, one headset ear equals one channel and the other ear is a different channel. This patent pending technology listens for audio null on a channel and turns the headset into a stereo system on the active channel.


Additionally, TCI has introduced the Liberator III R.4 Utility Push to Talk. As you can see, it takes up much less space than the previous version as well as being lighter.

SHOT Show – CeJay Engineering

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

CeJay Engineering has introduced a multi-mode version of their FlexLightStick which offers both constant on and strobe in one model.


They’ve also introduced a molded FlexLight helmet mount that can be Velcroed into place. Here you can see it with a finger light.


This is the Helios UAV Beacon. An inch across, it can be wired 9-28v and is offered in white, red, green and IR.


SHOT Show – Silynx Communications Optimus

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015


Booth #7310.

SHOT Show – Silynx Communications Releases Clarus Fx

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015


Be sure to visit them in booth #7310.

Why The Hell Not

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

I’ve seen this on Facebook two or three times now so what the hell, why not share?


Bonus points if you know what is missing in this equation.

Kopis Mobile – Mapping & Multimedia Radio Infrastructure System (MMRIS)

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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Kopis Mobile and Tactical Electronics Corporation have collaborated to create MMRIS – the Mapping & Multimedia Radio Infrastructure System. MMRIS is a new system designed to allow end-users to remotely operate Icom radios using an Android cellular phone or tablet. Functionality includes sending text and photo messages and monitoring team radio locations using Icom narrowband radios as the communications link. For more information contact Click the image above to view a product .pdf.

Black Diamond Advanced Technology – Windows or Android, APEx Don’t Care

Friday, December 19th, 2014

If you’re a JTAC, check this out.

Magpul Now Shipping iPhone 6 Field Case

Friday, November 21st, 2014

field case

Magpul has expanded their line of mobile device Field Cases to include the iPhone 6. Made from flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG-style ribs and a snap-on design for easy installation and removal.

Available in Black and OD Green. Designed and manufactured in the USA.


Starting in mid-December, Magpul will also start shipping the Field Case for iPhone 6 Plus, and the Bump Case for Galaxy S5.

The Field Case for iPhone 6 Plus is made from flexible thermoplastic, and features PMAG-style ribs and a snap-on design for easy installation and removal.

The Bump Case for GALAXY S5 features a two-material construction, consisting of a hard protective polymer shell and an inner shock absorbing layer. Low profile PMAG-style ribs add grip, and a snap-on design allows for easy installation and removal.