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Wilcox’s Mounting System For The FLIR Recon M24 For Truly Hands Free Use

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Newington, NH - Designed specifically for the FLIR Recon M24 Thermal to provide hands free capability, the Wilcox FLIR Quick Detach Helmet Mount Adaptor enhances the capabilities of this very compact thermal. The ability to use the FLIR M24 Recon hands free is ideal for surveillance situations and adds to its versatility.


The Wilcox Quick Detach Mount Adaptor utilizes either a horn or dovetail interface, that is easily swapped without the needs of tools. The dovetail is attached utilizing the ¼-20 threaded screw insert on the thermal body and is able to remain attached without impeding the use of the M24 during handheld operation. The thermal can be detached effortlessly from the adaptor with the simple press of the lever or quickly re-attached when needed. When used with a Wilcox Helmet Mount and Shroud solution, the system creates a solid mounting platform with minimal movement. Several adjustment points are integrated into the mount to allow for precise eye alignment. Wilcox’s NVG helmet mount allows the system to be flipped up out of the way providing a very low profile. The system can be configured for use with either eye.


The Quick Detach Helmet Mount Adaptor has been engineered to Wilcox’s strict standards and features a lifetime warranty. The adaptor is manufactured from aerospace grade metals and a very strong polymer and is hard anodized for durability. The system weighs a minimal 2.5 ounces.

For pricing and ordering information contact Wilcox Industries at or 603-431-1331.

Team Wendy Offers Chinstrap Extender

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


Team Wendy is offering a chinstrap extender which gives you an extra 4″. It’s compatible with Team Wendy’s CAM FIT Retention and Cam-Buckle H-Back Retention but not compatible with the Standard Chinstrap. Offered in Coyote and Black.

Ops-Core HGU-56/P ABH

Monday, July 14th, 2014


The HGU-56/P long ago replaced the SPH-5 as the standard rotary wing aircrew helmet in the US Army and US Air Force. At last week’s Warrior Expo, Ops-Core displayed a new variant of the Gentex HGU-56/P called the Aircrew Ballistic Helmet (ABH) which they’ve been developing along with the Air Force. It retains all of the features you are used to with the 56/P, but adds ballistic protection (110% of current levels).

ABH Ballistic Specs

The ABH now meets the F1 Fragmentation Resistance Standard and Gentex says that they’ve been able to do this without adding weight. Gentex is also offering a new ballistically enhanced version of the maxillofacial shield (MFS) with the ABH. The helmet geometry remains the same so you can continue to use the same accessories as you do with the current model. (page is currently loading slowly)

Ops-Core to Officially Launch Mission Configurable Helmet Cover at Warrior East

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014


We first showed you the Mission Configurable Helmet Cover during AUSA 2012. Since then, it’s seen some limited use and a bit of development. During a recent visit to Op-Core’s Boston Factory, they showed me an enhanced model that will join the original version we’ve shown you in the past.

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I’ve got to say that I still love the thing. It’s a great way to enhance the capability of your ACH-style helmet with the addition of not only a cover, but also VAS Shroud and ARC Rails. And all this with the addition of a cover and the pulling of a drawstring.

See The Wilcox Industries Dual Powered Aviation Mount at Warrior East

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

We originally mentioned the Dual Powered Aviation Mount during Warrior West. It will be on display at this week’s Warrior East so be sure to check it out.

Wilcox Industries Dual Powered Aviation Mount

Newington, NH-Wilcox has designed a Dual Powered Aviation Mount (DPAM) for use by Aviators, crewman and on-the-ground operators that offers an overall improvement to the current existing systems. The DPAM mount works with the ANVS-6/9, F4949, F5050 and GPNVG night vision goggles.

This mount fully integrates into the currently used external batteries utilizing a standard 4-pin Lemo connector or can run off an internal 123A lithium battery for up to eight hours. The internal backup battery provides power to the NVG even when removed from the mount. This completely eliminates the need for the snap on battery pack and the additional weight.

Unique features of the DPAM include a low-battery indicator light and a Power Mode selection that allows the operator to choose between the external and internal power supply without having to remove the helmet. The system has a switch guard that protects against accidental snags.


An NVG flip button allows the goggle to “flip up” into a stowed position when not in use. This enables the auto-off capabilities of the goggle helping to save battery life. The system has several adjustment points for a precise fit. An interface plate provides a stable mounting platform and helps with the fit. It also allows the DPAM to easily be removed from the shroud.

The mount is manufactured from lightweight aerospace grade metal and high strength polymer. A field replaceable ball detent insert provides the ability to set tolerances over the life of the mount. The mount fist into ballistic and non-ballistic helmets drilled with the standard one or three-hole pattern and when used with Wilcox’s line of NVG shrouds. The mount and shroud weigh a minimal 5.92 ounces. For ordering and pricing information contact Wilcox Industries at

Agilite – Mohawk NORSK

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Mohawk NORSK Square

Agilite has just released a variant of its Mohawk Ops Core FAST Helmet Cover in Norwegian Woodland Camo for Norway’s Rigg As Tactical Group, a leading supplier of equipment to Norway’s Military. Norway was the first country to issue the Ops Core FAST Helmet wide scale for regular troops, and the Mohawk NORSK will bring helmet-borne functionality to troops wearing the National pattern.

“We enjoyed working with Agilite on this project to allow us to provide another unique high quality tactical product to Norwegian forces. The combination of our experience with Norway’s Military, Law Enforcement and Security units and Agilite’s excellent level of design and manufacture not far from Europe, is always a winning combination.”

- Joachim Riise, CEO of The Rigg As Tactical Group.

For more details and unit orders contact Tore Haugli at: or check out and

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Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet Launch And Raffle At Warrior Expo East

Friday, July 4th, 2014

EXFIL ballistic SSD

Team Wendy will be showing off the first production samples of the EXFIL Ballistic helmet at the upcoming Warrior Expo East. They will be holding a raffle on the second day of the show for an EXFIL Ballistic. If you’re attending Warrior East, visit Team Wendy at booth 213 to check out the new helmet and enter for a chance to win one.

Ops-Core Visit – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014


Yesterday, I had an opportunity to visit Ops-Core’s new factory in Boston for a personal tour by founder David Rogers. I saw a whole slew of cool things but first, I thought you’d enjoy a glimpse at some of the items in their library.

The shelves in the lobby contain a variety of head protection items from a variety of sources, but the developmental Artisent and Ops- Core artifacts in particular, are awesome. In addition to a couple of OFW/FFW models there are also technology demonstrators with early versions of features that are now standard in Ops-Core helmets.

Look for additional coverage later this week.

Crye Precision – AirFrame ATX Now Available

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Crye ATX 1

The AirFrame ATX, which debuted just this January at SHOT Show 2014, is now available on the Crye Precision website. Aramid-based, the ATX meets NIJ Level IIIA ballistic requirements and is intended for use with Law Enforcement. It features the AirFrame standard overlapping vented shell design for passive cooling, and an Ops-Core H-Nape Head-Loc retention system. Compatible with all AirFrame accessories and common ear-pro systems.

Yes, this is an aramid helmet meaning it is going to be a little heavier and thicker than the original PE in the AirFrame helmet. But, this also makes it less expensive for LE users. Available in Black, Tan, and OD Green. Made in the USA from US materials.

TNVC – Wilcox FLIR M24 Recon Helmet Mount Adapter

Saturday, May 24th, 2014


Wilcox Industries has developed a helmet mount adapter for the popular FLIR Recon M24 Thermal Monocular. Precision machined from lightweight aerospace aluminum, the FLIR Recon mount comes complete with interfaces for both dovetail and bayonet horn helmet mounts, which can be swapped without tools.

A dovetail shoe bolts to the 1/4-20 threaded insert in the FLIR M24, providing a low profile interface for the mount adapter. The adapter arm provides interpupillary adjustment, while the vertical, fore/aft, and tilt adjustment is handled by the helmet mount. The FLIR Recon mount can be assembled in either left or right eye configurations.