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Team Wendy Updates Website

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Team Wendy hrecently launched an update to their website. First off, you’ll notice that they’ve broken out their customer base into Military, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue and a new one called Adventure. Apparently, they’re planning on once again offering a Ski helmet. For those of you who know the origin story of Team Wendy, this is a cool move.

Other than a new look, you’ll also find a new blog area which will be updated weekly with various posts about their industry partners, charity organizations they support, new products, and the science and technology behind what they do. There is also a section to identify authorized dealers/sales agents worldwide.

Check it out.

www.teamwendy.com

USSOCOM Awards Contract To Gentex For Advancement Of Headborne Systems Technologies

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It appears that USSOCOM has issued multiple contracts in response to their Broad Agency Announcement issued earlier this year to refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet. The latest award is to Gentex, and we assume, much of the work to be accomplished by their Ops-Core business unit. The BAA can be seen below.

Revision

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Ops-Core FAST helmets have been SOCOM issue for many years and the fruits of this contract will be used by Natick to help  refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet.  


Contract Award Dollar Amount: $370,365.51 Plus Option CLINs valued at $464,607.00.

The announcement is found at www.FBO.gov as long as they keep it there. Earlier award announcements to others have been deleted.

Patrol Incident Gear BBC-2 Helmet Bag by SKD Tactical

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

PIG BBC-2 Helmet Bag

Patrol Incident Gear is pleased to introduce the BBC-2 Helmet Bag, a fully padded, full-featured carry case for your Helmet. The PIG BBC-2 Helmet Bag was based on a PIG lab design from years back, and we recently brushed off the dust and upgraded a few features to bring it to market. 

The project name “BBC” was an abbreviation for “Brain Bucket Carrier”, which is based on the old GI slang for a helmet. 

Features:
-Fully padded design
-Quick & Easy Drawstring Closure
-External Accessory Pockets (2)
-Sturdy Carry Handle
-Large Loop fastener field for Patches/Name Tape
-Integrated ID Window with Hook & Loop Closure
-Made in USA

www.skdtac.com/PIG-BBC-2-Helmet-Bag

This Is Awesome

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Check out this FirstSpear Crown Royal helmet cover sporting a CORE Survival HEL-STAR 6 strobe.

TNVC Announces Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner for Helmets by 4D Tactical

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner by 4D Tactical, is available exclusively at TNVC. It offers the most technologically advanced and comfortable suspension system available for any combat helmet. Originally developed for USSOCOM, the Zero G pads meet and exceed specification for ACH Blunt Impact and Ballistic Protection – even exceeding current standard issue, OEM, and aftermarket suspension system offerings (according to independent and DoD lab testing (USMC SMART-TE ACH Test). What’s more; the Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner is the most comfortable set of pads available. Let’s repeat that: THE MOST COMFORTABLE SET OF PADS AVAILABLE.

The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner is a rate and temperature sensitive material that conforms to the wearer’s unique head shape. The materials provide unparalleled comfort, fit, and stability. All pads are covered in a heat and moisture wicking NanoTech anti-microbial fabric. It is designed to draw perspiration away from the head and will actually cool the wearer through this evaporative process. The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner is Berry Amendment (10 U.S.C 2533a) Compliant.

The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner was spec’d with input from TNVC to be the ultimate in warfighter comfort and protection. Based on 4D Tactical’s excellent Zero G Standard Kits, the Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner contains more pads for more complete coverage. All pads are independent of each other for complete customization and compatibility with other head-borne mission critical gear. Once installed, the pads conform to each other, creating the feeling of a single, soft insert, eliminating hot spots of pad contact during extended wear.

This is the best investment you can make in your helmet!

tnvc.com/shop/4d-tactical-zero-g-deluxe-retrofit-combat-liner

Warrior East – Scubapro Helmet Dive Mask

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Scubapro has come up with an adapter for their dive masks which allow them to be connected into Ops-Core’s ARC rail fitted to a FAST Helmet in a manner similar to O2 masks for MFF ops. This device really increases the versatility of the FAST Helmet.

Here, it’s fitted to the Synergy Twin mask but the straps can be used with any of Scubapro’s masks with these quick attach clips. The strap can easily be swapped out for a traditional behind-the-head version when needed.

Look for 4th quarter availability.

www.scubapro.com

Warrior East – Ops-Core FAST Side Armor

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The Ops-Core FAST Side Armor is a low profile add-on which allows the user to still get a cheekweld on his weapon. Additionally, it is easy to configure the helmet thanks to its simple attachment system.

This is the reverse side of the Side Armor. You can see the hexagonal attachment cleat which slides into the track on the ARC rail. Once it is rotated, the shape won’t fall out of the track. To secure the Side Armor the lever is rotated to lock it in place.

This chart characterizes the FAST Side Armor’s ballistic protection.


Offered in slim or wide profile in high-cut or super high-cut in Urban Tan, Foliage Green or Black.

www.ops-core.com/fast-side-armor

USSOCOM Selects Revision For Advancement Of Headborne Systems Technologies

Friday, July 8th, 2016

USSOCOM has awarded Revision a contract worth $726,000 for Advancement of Headborne Systems Technologies. This is in response to a Broad Area Announcement issued earlier this year to refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet. That BAA can be seen below.

Revision

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During SOFIC, Revision unveiled their new Multi-Use Bump Shell With Ballistic Capability. It is a multi-component system with a bump shell and two-piece armored appliqué to allow the wearer to increase the protection level in response to the threat.

The rail system is skeletonized to save weight and the suspension system is easily removable to integrate comms.  Below is an artist’s rendition of the helmet with the appliqué mounted as we are unable to share photographs of the actual plates.

Unless there is something up Revision’s sleeve which we haven’t seen yet, we imagine that this helmet wil be used as the basis for this work. Eventually, we hope to see a fully refined requirement for SOCOM’s next helmet. While there is no guarantee that there will be a new helmet requirement or that Revision will eventually be selected, this development contract certainly gives them a leg up on any future helmet solicitation.