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TPG To Exhibit At Milipol Paris 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Boynton Beach, Fla. (November 2015) – Tacprogear (TPG), a leading manufacturer of tactical equipment used by professionals around the globe, will be unveiling its new VALIANT SERIES Level IIIA Soft Armor and exhibiting at Milipol Paris 2015, to be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte – Hall 5A in Paris, France, Nov. 17 – 20, 2015. TPG will be exhibiting at Booth #5E136.

“Milipol Paris is the must-attend event for homeland security professionals worldwide. We are pleased to introduce the latest of our Gen 2 products, as well new VALIANT SERIES Level IIIA Soft Armor, to the attending public and security organizations,” commented Dan Lounsbury, CEO of TPG and TPG BLACK.

TPG and TPG BLACK will be exhibiting a variety of new products designed for military, defense and security professionals. TPG’s new Tactical Luxury line, combining tactical tough products with luxury materials, will feature bags and packables, luggage and carry-on bags, as well as eyewear cases and packs. In addition, TPG Armor will be showing ballistic helmets, concealable and tactical vests, NIJ certified hard armor plates and soft armor inserts and more, including TPG BLACK’s latest product, the VALIANT SERIES Level IIIA Soft Armor. A variety of products from TPG Nylon, including the second generation of bags and packs, will also be featured at the TPG booth.

Milipol Paris is known as the world’s leading security exhibition, attracting exhibitors from around the world. Milipol Paris welcomes the industry’s key players, purchasers, suppliers and experts. In 2013, Milipol Paris saw 25,834 visitors from 150 countries, 915 exhibitors from 49 countries, 161 offical deligations from 97 countries and 359 journalists from 29 countries attend.

Applied Ballistics Announces Addition Of Dave Preston To Award Winning Shooting Team Roster

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Cedar Springs, MI – Applied Ballistics, LLC, has announced the addition of PRS Champion Shooter, Dave Preston, to their roster of Award Winning sponsored competitive long range shooters. Dave will be joining Bryan Litz and Matthew Brousseau as a representative for the company in the 2016 Precision Rifle Series Season.

“We’re beyond excited to have Dave as part of our Applied Ballistics Team,” President of Applied Ballistics, Bryan Litz stated. “Dave not only has a proven track record in the PRS arena, and demands the highest performance standards, but his professionalism both on and off the range is something we value above anything else.”

Dave’s love for shooting began at an early age, when his Grandfather gave him a Red-Ryder BB Gun; instantly hooked, Dave sought to knock down every target in sight. After some time, practice and a few hundred cartons of BB’s, he eventually graduated into a Remington 22-250, using it hunting groundhogs on summer evenings.

It was during this time Dave learned how to shoot from various improvised positions. In 2009 he took his first long distance shooting class, and within the year he was assisting in the instruction.

In 2010, Dave began competing in local PRS matches and instantly fell in love. He joined the Precision Rifle Series in 2014 and placed first in three matches, finishing third overall for the season. In 2015 he practiced more than ever and not only place first in four matches, but taking the top over all spot for the season.

“I am honored to be representing this innovative team at Applied Ballistics,” stated Preston. “The folks at AB have made their reputation on providing the best products and shooting aids to the long range shooting community. I’ve always been a fan and user of their products and am now proud to be wearing their logo when I compete.”
This sponsorship is in addition to Applied Ballistics’ current sponsorship with the Michigan F-T/R Rifle Team, as well as the US Rifle Team. Preston will be joining current Applied Ballistics shooter, Matthew Brousseau throughout the season, as well as in some team matches along the way.

Unifire Acquires Tactical Distribution Wing of Source One Distributors

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

SPOKANE, WA (November 10, 2015) – Unifire, Inc. announced today they have entered into an agreement to acquire the tactical distribution wing of Source One Distributors, Inc., headquartered in Wellington, Florida. The agreement has been approved by both companies and the transaction is currently scheduled to close in the fourth quarter of 2015.

By acquiring the tactical distribution arm of Source One, Unifire will purchase assets that include multiple contracting vehicles like the $10B Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Special Operational Equipment Tailored Logistics Support Program (Formerly Prime Vendor), GSA schedules, and a Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security. This acquisition will diversify Unifire’s contracts as well as strengthen and broaden their already expansive product portfolio.

Dan Raczykowski President/COO of Unifire stated “After working with Source One for the past year and getting to know their staff, I was impressed and it just made sense to try and acquire the company and bring them into the Unifire family of companies which include Advanced Tech Rescue, Tactical Team Support, Outfitters Camp, and Carbide Chain of America. I am excited to welcome the transitioning employees onto the Unifire Team!

B-Temia And Sagem Sign A Partnership Agreement In The Field Of Exoskeletons For Industrial And Military Applications

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Québec and Boulogne-Billancourt, November 9, 2015

Canadian company B-Temia, Inc. and French company Sagem (Safran) today announced the signature of a technological and business development agreement concerning a new- generation of exoskeletons for industrial and military applications.

Exoskeletons are bio-mechanical and electronic structures worn on the body to assist and enhance people’s movements, or to restore mobility.

According to the terms of this agreement, Sagem and B-Temia will jointly develop and market new-generation exoskeletons. Sagem will contribute its long experience in the integration of complex systems, its innovative actuators and stabilization technologies. B- Temia, an exoskeleton technology leader, will contribute its experience in human robotics and artificial intelligence, based on its proprietary “Dermoskeleton” technology, already in production for the healthcare sector.

“B-Temia is very proud of this partnership with Sagem, focused on the development and production of our dermoskeleton products. This agreement confirms our company’s technology leadership, business value, and the credibility of our work addressing increased human mobility needs in both industrial and defense applications,” said Stéphane Bédard, President and CEO of B-Temia.

Martin Sion, Chief Executive Officer of Sagem, added, “Our collaboration with B-Temia will enable us to sustain new R&D work on exoskeletons. For Sagem, this is a very promising technology for industrial and military applications. In particular, our collaboration spotlights the dynamic mindset that Sagem seeks to deploy in the application of innovative dual technologies in conjunction with both startups and major corporations.”

Revision Military Hires LTG (Ret) Michael Dubie

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Michael Dubie Portrait

Essex Junction, Vermont (November 9, 2015) – Revision Military, a world leader in integrated, purpose-built soldier solutions, announces the addition of Michael Dubie as President of Revision Military Technologies. Dubie retired in October after thirty-six years of military service and most recently was the Deputy Commander of United States Northern Command, where he was responsible for the air and land defense of North America. Dubie was also the Adjutant General for the state of Vermont from 2006 – 2012.

“I am extremely pleased to announce that we have hired LTG (retired) Michael Dubie as the new President of Revision Military Technologies,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “Throughout his distinguished career, Mike has been an ardent supporter of providing the U.S. and allied militaries with the very best equipment available. That commitment was exemplified throughout his time as Adjutant General of the state of Vermont. It is truly an honor to welcome Mike to the Revision Team.”

Revision Military Technologies (RMT), a subsidiary of Revision Military, was established in 2013 and is located in a separate optical research facility in Essex Junction, Vermont. This specialty research entity accommodates the Company’s need for an advanced laboratory capable of handling sensitive military projects. It is dedicated to independent research and the development of advanced materials science and unique engineering solutions. In addition to ongoing Research and Development programs with the US Army and Air Force military research laboratories, RMT is developing a number of innovative and proprietary technologies, several of which have the potential to be commercialized into Revision’s product portfolio. RMT has extensively experienced scientists as well as high-tech equipment for advanced optics testing, microscopy, spectroscopy, high energy pulsed laser systems and prototype injection molding and coating equipment.

At RMT, Dubie will be leading Business Development efforts and will work alongside RMT’s Chief Technical Officer, Shaun Abraham, who is currently heading the development of Revision’s advanced laser protective optical programs.

Dubie recently said “I’m extremely excited to join the Revision team. I have great respect for the protection that Revision equipment has provided the men and women serving our Country, and I look forward to being a part of Revision’s future, not only through my work with RMT but also in providing leadership around Revision’s community affairs here in Vermont. My wife Amy and I are excited to make Vermont home again.”

Rampart International Range Day & EXPO 2015 Video

Monday, November 9th, 2015

I really enjoyed attending the 2015 Range Day and Expo presented by Rampart International near Ottawa, Canada.  Not only did they have some great brands on hand but I got to meet some awesome folks representing Canada’s military and law enforcement community.  I’m looking forward to next year.  

Rampart International Range Day & EXPO 2015 from RAMPART Corp. on Vimeo.

Brownells Signs Statement Of Support For Guard And Reserve Members

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Brownells - ESGR

CEO Pete Brownell (holding plaque) accepts the ESGR Appreciation Plaque from Mark Hennessey (left center) while joined by a group of Brownells’ employee/veterans.

Grinnell, Iowa (November 5, 2015) – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve on October 23, 2015, in the Brownells Grinnell facility in front of more than 300 Brownells employees.

The Statement of Support confirms Brownells joins other employers in pledging:

  • They fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Act (USERRA).
  • They will provide their managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • They appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • They will continually recognize and support U.S. Service members and their families in peace, in crisis and in war.
  • “Brownells has been, and will always be, proud supporters of our nation’s men and women in uniform,” said Brownells CEO Pete Brownell. “My father, Frank, is a proud Navy Veteran. He instilled in me a deep appreciation for those who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way. It’s a great honor for us to employ veterans, and to be active many with organizations that help and support the efforts of our nation’s heroes.”

    “Brownells joins a cadre of Fortune 500 companies, state and federal agencies, and thousands of America’s employers in demonstrating support for our armed forces,” added Mark Hennessey, Iowa Area 6 State ESGR Chairperson. “By signing this Statement of Support, Brownells is sending a clear message to its employees that while they’re serving their country, they don’t have to worry about their civilian jobs.”

    For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 800-336-4590 or visit

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