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Sneak Peek – Gen 4 Helmet Cover From Agilite Gear

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

The new Gen 4 Helmet from Agilite Gear is dropping in three weeks. First, for the MTEK FLUX and then for the Ops-Core Super High Cut.

TNVC Mohawk Gen 2 Now Available, Gen 1 on Clearance While Supplies Last

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

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In the short time since the release of the original Generation 1 Mohawk Counterweight and Storage systems, the Mohawk has been a runaway hit with military, LE, and civilian night vision users alike. Rather than resting on our laurels however, we’ve continued to improve upon the original Mohawk design and listened to user feedback, and we are now proud to announce the launch of the Generation 2 Mohawk Counterweight/Storage system.

Designed by TNVC staff and incorporating operator feedback as well as our staff’s own battlefield experience, we designed the Mohawk Gen. 2 to be a highly functional, modular accessory for all modern warriors. It provides useful storage and retention of mission-essential gear and will attach to any currently-fielded ballistic or bump helmet with Velcro.

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Manufactured in the U.S. by Spiritus Systems, the Gen. 2 Mohawk is 100% Berry compliant, and is now constructed out of a much lighter weight 500D Cordura Nylon without giving up any of the functionality or features of the 1000D Generation 1 design. The Gen. 2 Mohawk also feature fully color and pattern matched Velcro loop fastener, even in patterns such as Multicam Aridä, Multicam Blackä, and Multicam Tropicä to provide an uninterrupted surface pattern. We’ve also introduced the highly requested Ranger Green colorway to the Mohawk line, replacing the Olive Drab of the Gen. 1 design.

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Like the Gen. 1 Mohawk, the Gen. 2 Mohawk comes in three models:

· Mohawk MK1—Counterweight pouch with four user-configurable lead weights to adjust the counterweight from 4 ounces to a full pound, as well as a removable battery storage tray, perfect for almost any NVG system from the AN/PVS-14 to dual-tube systems like the AN/PVS-15, TNV/Sentinel, DTNVG, and more

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· Mohawk MK2—For use with systems utilizing the ANVIS Low Profile Battery Pack (LPBP), Adams Industries Ground Warrior Battery Pack, or L-3 Cold Weather/GPNVG/FGS battery pack

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· Mohawk MK3—Compact remote battery pack storage for systems utilizing the L-3 BNVD battery pack such as the AN/PVS-31A

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Mohawk MK1 Gen. 2

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Mohawk MK2 Gen. 2

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Mohawk MK3 Gen. 2

The Mohawk Gen. 2 offers all of the great features that made the original Mohawk a hit, including the vertically-oriented Mohawk strip, which is the centerpiece of the design, featuring a Velcro pile surface that accepts attachment of all currently issued / fielded signal strobe devices. The continuous pile strip allows for precise placement of the device on the rear or top of the helmet while providing enough room for attaching a blast sensor device. The adjustable shock cord net provides secondary retention for the devices while not limiting access to their controls. The shock cord net also provides excellent storage for a SOF-T tourniquet for those not using an IR strobe.

The Gen. 2 also features extended cable management loops for communications downleads, as well as a cord lock retainer to prevent the retention bungee from shifting or hanging loose when mounted. The Mohawk also features multiple loops for ready access to spare batteries, as well as secondary retention tie-down points for additional stability and security.

The Generation 2 Mohawks are on sale now at $79 for all versions.

We are also running a clearance sale on all remaining stocks of the Generation 1 Mohawk while supplies last, with MK1 Gen. 1s and MK2 Gen. 1s priced at $59, and $69 for the MK3 Gen. 1.

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Wilcox Ind – G69 Night Vision Mount

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Wilcox showed their latest extended lightweight fixed night vision goggle mount, the G69, during last week’s ADS Warrior East.

The new G69 helmet mount comes with a three-hole configuration shroud and provides the same features as the G66, but with greater weight savings and extended vertical travel adjustment.

It is compatible with:
AN/PVS-15
AN/PVS-18
AN/PVS-31 / BNVD
GPNVG-18 (DOVETAIL)
AN/PSQ-36 FGS (DOVETAIL)

Available in Black or Tan, it comes configured with a retractable lanyard.

Dimensions: 4.75” L x 2.58” W x 3.80” H
Fore/Aft Travel: 1.30″
Height Adjustment: .90″

www.wilcoxind.com

Warrior East 18 – Norotos Improved Situationally Adjustable Mount

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Norotos unveiled their new Improved Situationally Adjustable Mount (I-SAM). It can be used in stand alone mode or as an adapter to other mounts.

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Originally developed for an international client’s specific Night Vision Device, Norotos modified the I-SAM to accept other, more common systems. For instance, they’ve developed a completely new J Arm which is more compact, lighter, and stronger.

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The secret is the clamp adapter which provides interface between device and Mount.

Additionally, they offer a clamp adapter interface for existing PVS-7s. This is particularly effective for 7s which are missing the mounting horn. Many LE organizations still have these devices, so this may be a good fit.

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The I-SAM allows a PVS-14 to instantly be swapped from left eye to right eye and even stowed out of the way. Tension is operator adjustable and infinitely adjustable, with no presets, allowing for optimal customization.

www.norotos.com

Warrior East 18 – S&S Precision Max Mount for Team Wendy Rail

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

S&S Precision has introduced a version of their Max Mount to fit the Team Wendy rail. The gimbaled design allows you to focus the helmet mounted light where you need it. It fits the CR123 battery in the body and accepts any 3v SureFire head and tail cap.

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Natick Displays New Lightweight Helmet At Pentagon’s Close Combat Lethality Tech Day

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The Close Combat Lethality Task Force recently held a Tech Day at the Pentagon. A wide variety of equipment was on hand. U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center researchers displayed a next generation helmet called the ACH Gen II: UHMWPE.

US Army photo by C. Todd Lopez

Essentially, it’s based on the second generation Army Combat Helmet, except that they’ve improved how the ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in the helmet is processed during molding. The ACH Gen II already offered a 22% weight reduction over the original ACH but can only stand up to 9mm and Frag threats.

The ACH Gen II: UHMWPE weighs 2.5 pounds for the shell, and an estimated 3.5 pounds final weight, but provides the same level of protection as the Integrated Head Protection System, which has just begun fielding. However, it does so without having to add a ballistic appliqué for rifle rounds like IHPS. Consider that an IHPS weighs about 5 lbs with the appliqué fitted. For a rifle threat-level Helmet, that’s a significant improvement.

Natick continues to develop Helmet technologies with a goal of offering rifle level protection in the weight of current Frag protection (ACH).

Rampart Range Day 18 – Schuberth Helmets

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Schuberth manufactures motorcycle, police and military helmets. Consequently, they often share technologies across the three different types of helmets. With how riots are dealt with becoming more prominent in society, Schuberth has introduced the HMK 150 which combines their P100N Riot Helmet with an Avon C50 respirator. It is manufactured to meet the strict standards of the 2011 General Technical Guidelines for Police Engineering.

Schuberth developed an exoskeleton for the respirator so that the soft rubber would move with the helmet and not break a seal when the wearer moved his head. The shell and mask are offered in three different sizes.

You’ll notice quite a few technologies from the motorcycle business like the energy absorbing EPS foam liner, which is offered in 11 different sizes for a proper fit. Additionally, all of the components are FR, including the shell, padding, no-fog visor and rigid neck shield which incorporates aramid to protect from thrown objects. In fact, the helmet is designed for liquids (especially burning liquids) to flow to the rear and off the helmet. Additionally, the helmet can be maintained by the wearer.

Although not shown, Schuberth also offers an FR comms headset for use with their helmets.

Schuberth Helmets are available in Canada from Rampart Corp.

Diamond Age – The Future of Armor

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Leading edge anti-ballistic armor systems integrating the latest in enhanced multi-hit performance and durability in ceramic armor systems.

McKinney, Texas (May 2018) Diamond Age, a materials science and engineering firm focused on the R&D of leading-edge anti-ballistic armor systems announce their new rifle resistant Bastion Helmet and the Forcefield armor.

In addition to their work with ceramic materials and armor alloys, Diamond Age is a leading producer of boron nitride nanotubes for ceramic reinforcement. Boron Nitride Nanotubes are a nanomaterial that strengthens metal, glass and ceramic composites. Diamond Age is able to offer this material in an 80 – 90% purity and in a dense form (HD-BNNT) suitable for composite production.

“Regardless of the science behind our products, all our customer base of law enforcement and military professionals really want are lightweight products that can be worn all day, in a variety of environmental conditions while offering superior ballistic protection,” Jake Ganor, CEO of Diamond Age said. “It’s our job as engineers to come up with a level of protection that goes beyond NIJ regulations. This is not the next generation of anti-ballistic armor, but the ultimate generation.”

The BASTION Helmet is the first combat helmet that can withstand direct hits from all common rifle rounds including steel core rounds, at muzzle velocities. It has been tested and withstood rounds from 7.62 x 51mm M80, 7.62 x 39mm PS ball, 5.56 x 45mm M855A1, 5.56 x 45mm M193, 5.7x28mm SS190, and various handgun and SMG threats.

It is augmented with an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber and ceramic strike-face and designed for extreme use in the field. The BASTION helmet is completely modular featuring a full 5-plate configuration which covers the entirety of the helmet shell for manning turrets, vehicular patrols and tactical raids and entries. Infantrymen can configure to a lighter set up using on the front and back tiles, while snipers may choose to wear only the front tile. The BASTION accommodates Wilcox® shrouds without sacrificing any coverage and M-Lok rails are also available. The helmet includes the industry’s most advanced padding system, from 4D Tactical, for comfort and optimal performance against high-impact rifle rounds.

The Diamond Age Forcefield armor panel offers superior protection from a variety of high-velocity SMG special threats such as 7.62 x 25 mm Tokarev (over 1700 fps), 5.7 x 29mm (over 2100 fps) and the HK 4.6 x 30mm (over 2000 fps). Further handgun special threats tested and defeated include 80-grain solid copper 9mm SCS rounds. Knives, spikes and needles have also met their match with the Forcefield. The Forcefield also exceeds the military’s requirement for military-grad frag with a V50 against the 16fr RCC tested at over 2180 ft per second.

Yet the Forcefield for all its protective qualities is as thin and light as the average soft armor panel in its class at just 6.8mm and 1.17 pounds per square foot. Designed for uncompromising protection for SWAT, military and high-risk security personnel, the Forcefield is available in BALCS-cut panels and BALCS armor carriers are also available.

Diamond Age is an Associate Member of the National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED). For more information on Diamond Age anti-ballistic armor, visit www.diamondage.org