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SOFIC 18 – Team Wendy M-216 Ski SAR Helmet

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Although the M-216 Ski Search and Rescue Helmet was released last November, Team Wendy is looking at some color options for the future.

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They dipped one helmet in MultiCam Alpine and the other in Black (the lighting at the show makes the colors seem off), to see which one SOFIC-goers prefer. What do you think?

Ops-Core Happy Hour At SOFIC

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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Center for New American Security – “Soldier Protection Today”

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

“Soldier Protection Today” by Center for New American Security researchers Lauren Fish and Paul Scharre examines
the state of soldier protection today – both its value and limitations.

Their findings include:
-Body armor is effective at ballistic protection.
-Such protection comes at a price, and the weight of body armor has increased substantially.
-The conservative nature of body armor standards may mean that armor is overdesigned in several respects. -This means there may be opportunities for weight savings while still addressing the most prevalent threats.
-Body armor does not provide adequate protection from blast-induced brain injury, the signature wound of today’s wars.

Download your copy here.

USMC Evaluating Mid and High Cut Helmets

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) issued an intent to award a sole source contract to Gentex Corporation for 97 Mid-Cut and 109 High-Cut Enhanced Combat Helmets (ECHs).  This comes after Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division evaluated Ops-Core helmets in March, during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (Urban ANTX-18) at Camp Pendleton, California.  Obviously, there aren’t enough helmets in the order to conduct any sort of fielding.  Rather, the intent is to evaluate ECH protection-level in different cuts to explore wide spread fielding.

See Ops-Core at SOFEX 2018 in Jordan

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Darley Defense Days 18 – Raptor Tactical Sentinel Skull Crusher GEN 2.0

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

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Raptor Tactical has updated their Sentinel Skull Crusher platform for headborne night vision devices.

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The Sentinel Skull Crusher is padded and features internal routing for cables. Raptor Tactical has introduced two cable adjustment systems to accommodate sizing front to rear and head circumference.

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It also features pre-cut holes at the forehead which accept shrouds from WILCOX and NOROTOS, s well as standard issue base plates. At the sides of the head, it will also accept MAGPUL MOE accessory rails.

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Finally, the Sentinel Skull Crusher has two shock cords at the front for NVG stabilization and they’ve also improved stabilization for the battery/counterweight pouch.

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Offered in MultiCam, Coyote Brown, Black, Ranger Green.

www.raptortactical.com/home/106-raptor-tactical-sentinel-skull-crusher-gen-20

See Ops-Core at AAAA and NY Tactical Expo

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

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Warrior West 18 – LBT Riot Helmet

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

LBT was tasked with integrating a protective mask with their LBX ADAPTIV helmet to pair with the riot suit unveiled at this years SHOT Show.

The end user wanted the ability to train like the fight using realistic scenarios and the custom riot helmet allows just for that.

www.lbtinc.com