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Warrior East – Wilcox Industries 3-Hole Low Profile Rail Shroud

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Wilcox debuted the new 3-Hole Low Profile Rail Shroud at Warrior East. It accommodates Wilcox DPAM and GSGM mounts for ANVIS-style Night Vision Goggles.

-Wilcox 3- hole pattern
-Aerospace grade aluminum
-Wilcox NVG retention lanyard
-Fits Ops-Core, Team Wendy, ACH, MICH and Crye AirFrame geometry helmets.
-Low Profile and improves eye relief with ANVIS-style NVGs
-Available in Black or Tan
-Available individually or packaged with DPAM or GSGM
-Lifetime Warranty
-100% Made in USA!

Available from Wilcox Industries or authorized dealers.

Warrior East – Team Wendy

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Team Wendy gave us a look at the new Epic Air pad system. If you are familar with the current version, this model features a slightly different pad configuration which offers enhanced shock attenuation. The Epic Air Pads are an inline change available at the end of this month.


Additionally, the’ve created a next generation can-fit whixh is an injection molded version of the Boa dial system. This new model will be offered in addition to the current fabric variant of the cam-fit. Coming end of Q3.

Visit Ops-Core at Warrior East

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015


Ops-Core will exhibit thier latest helmet technology at Warrior East, July 9&10 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Norotos – Dual Dovetail Adapter

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015


The Dual Dovetail Adapter replaces the standard PVS-14 “J” arm on PVS-14 goggles offering an Anti-Wobble interface. It’s adjustable, incorporates fully sealed circuitry and rapid right-eye to left-eye transition.

Weight: 2.25 oz. / 64 g.
Dimensions: 1.70L x 2.35W x 2.35H

Rampart Range Day – MTEK Weapon Systems

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

MTEK Weapon Systems has been working on helmet technology for a little over two years but now they’ve cracked the code on a one-piece undercut helmet.  Their Future Lightweight UnderCut System or FLUX is available in a vented and nonvented carbon bump as well as a ballistic helmet.

This ballistic model’s shell 1.1 lbs with a full helmet is about 1.9 lbs with full suspension, shroud and rails. In addition to featuring an undercut back, it is less than .25″ thick yet meets the ACH 17 grain v50 standard. Additionally, the shell has met NIJ level IIIA in testing but has not yet been certified while MTEK awaits final production suspension parts from the vendor.  You may notice the rail retainers which are adhered to the FLUX shell. This means that no holes are drilled in the shell to mount accessories.  In addition to the MTEK rails, the helmet will comes complete with Wilcox shroud. 

SOFIC 2015 – TEA Headsets Offering Ops-Core’s RAC Headset

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

May 20th, 2015 – SOFIC – Tampa, FL – TEA Headsets Announces the Ops-Core RAC Headset to market…

TEA Headsets is now formally announces the release of the new Ops-Core RAC Headset (Rail Attached Communications) to market for purchase or evaluation. *Note product evaluations are limited to teams/units only.

The new RAC Headset is the next evolution for over-the-ear (OTE) headsets and showcases a streamlined design that integrates directly into the helmet rail system. The RAC mounts to the rear portion of the helmet rail leaving the main portion of the rail free for other critical accessories such as cameras, lights, O2 masks or other accessories. Compatibility wise the RAC is able to fit onto the rail systems of the Ops-Core® Fast, Maritime and Sentry helmets as well as other brands of high cut helmets (inquire directly with TEA for additional information).

RAC Headset

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Utilizing TEA’s full line up of U94 Push-to-Talk switches and controllers the RAC can now be seamlessly integrated into practically any public safety or DoD radio as well as vehicle, boat and aircraft intercom systems.

More information will be released soon regarding the RAC Headset and other new products/systems from TEA, so keep an eye out for future releases.

Learn more about the RAC Headset at

SOFIC 2015 – Federal Resources / TAG Bump – Cover for Ops-Core Bump Helmet

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

The Ops-Core Maritime Bump helmet is very popular for non ballistic head protection but it is invariable worn in cold-wet conditions.  Users asked Tactical Assault Gear to build them a lightweight helmet cover.  


Fully seam sealed, it’s attached via self-sticking Velcro strips that can be adhered to the helmet.


Offered in Green, Coyote and Black from soon. Available for agency and unit purchase from Federal Resources.

SOFIC 2015 – Team Wendy Scalable Helmet Armor Appliqué 

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


You may notice a tin crack along the crest of this Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic shell. That’s because it consists of fore and aft ballistic appliqués. 


Team Wendy hasn’t named the appliqué yet but they are keeping an eye on SOF ballistic requirements with this development.


Princeton Tec Helmet Mount

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Princeton Tec Helmet Mount 1

Princeton Tec has developed a solution for their lights which helps to alleviate “rail estate” issues on ballistic helmets such as those from Team Wendy, Ops-Core, and Crye. The Princeton Tec Helmet Mount is a simple-yet-effective nylon piece which is placed behind the helmet rail, and allows users to relocate their lights above the rail, freeing up space for other accessories.

Princeton Tec Helmet Mount 2

The Princeton Tec Helmet Mount will be sold as an accessory kit with the Switch and Charge mounts included. If you’re attending SOFIC, you can check the new mount out at the Princeton Tec booth.

Australian Army Fields Crye Precision AirFrame Helmets

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The Australian Army tecently issued over 4,000 Crye Precision AirFrames to Tier 2 combatants in 1 Brigade. That alone is pretty big news.
Now here is where it gets interesting. Apparently, the procurement guys ordered, then cancelled, Crye helmet covers in AMCU. Looking at this photo it seems that someone local has made up some AMCU covers.

The tender for the remainder of the helmets (approximately 14,000 for both Tier 2 & 3) is being evaluated at the moment.