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FightLite Industries Announces Canada Exclusivity for Wolverine Supplies

Friday, March 10th, 2017

(Melbourne, FL) March 9, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. is pleased to announce that ARES® has awarded Wolverine Supplies of Manitoba, Canada with Exclusive Representation and Distribution rights for all ARES® Defense and FightLite® Industries products throughout the entire Canada Territory.

Under the Agreement, Wolverine Supplies is the solely authorized and recognized representative of ARES® Defense and its small arms division FightLite® Industries for Canadian buyers including Military, Law Enforcement and Sporting customers. Additionally, Wolverine Supplies will also be a stocking distributor for Canadian firearm dealers interested in carrying and selling ARES® and FightLite® brand products such as the MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle), SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle), MXR™ (caliber and magazine convertible – pistol caliber carbine), GXR™ Gas-Piston kits for M4 type carbines and SCR® rifles and other innovative products, parts and accessories manufactured by ARES®/ FightLite®. And finally, as the Exclusive Representative for ARES® Defense and FightLite® Industries products; Wolverine Supplies will be the solely authorized service center for product support including repairs and warranty returns to the manufacturer.

“We’ve known John and Pat Hipwell for many years and we’re really excited to be working with them again for representation, distribution and support of our products for Canadian Military, Police, Sporting and OEM customers throughout Canada.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “The relationship that we’ve developed and entered into will streamline the availability of our innovative and high quality products for all Canadians. They know our products very well and I can’t think of a more qualified team to represent our brands in the Canadian space than the Hipwells and their excellent team at Wolverine.”

SEA Experts To Outline Future Soldier Technology At London Conference

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Experts from Cohort company SEA will explain how the soldier of the future can be more effective when they present at the Future Soldier Technology conference in London on March 13-14.

The focus on soldier modernisation will include a presentation by SEA’s Laurence Bedford, Senior Principal Consultant Ground Close Combat, and Giles Verwey, Senior Principal Consultant, that will outline some of the technology developed in SEA’s recent Delivering Dismounted Effect Programme (DDE) carried out for the UK Ministry of Defence. In particular, they will look at how to develop the research from technology into capability.

SEA was prime contractor to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) on the DDE Research project and headed a team from industry and academia delivering integrated dismounted soldier systems research to the UK MoD.

The new systems considered included technologies for the weapon, helmet, torso and night vision systems using each element to develop an integrated soldier system.

In particular, the DDE research investigated the technical feasibility, benefits and costs associated with integrating power and data onto the weapon and helmet. All the systems were designed to meet the challenges required by an adaptable and flexible force dealing with evolving threats and it is envisaged will be part of the equipment and design of the future soldier.

Laurence Bedford has spent the past five years working on soldier systems research and was DDE programme manager. This was preceded by 20 years military experience as an Infantry Officer with significant operational and training experience.

Giles Verwey has considerable experience in defence research. Before DDE, this included work on a range of projects including soldier systems, radar, Electronic Warfare and sonar systems and ranged from concept modelling through development to trials and assessment. He was SEA’s technical lead for DDE.

The presentation will be at 1130 on day one of the conference, March 13.

SEALS Action Gear Closes Doors

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

We are very sad to hear the Canadian retailer SEALS Action Gear has closed its doors. They made this announcement earlier today on Facebook.

Hollywood Tactical Gun Club Precision Rifle Series Match Results

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Okeechobee, FL – Hollywood Tactical Gun Club celebrated their 1st anniversary with a one day Precision Rifle Series Match on March 4th.

1st Place shooter was Grunt Style/Core Shooting Team’s Spenser B, 2nd was Bill Nix and their was a tie for third between Hollywood Tactical Gun Club’s Mike Moxley and event sponsor John Hoolihan of Snipe Shooting bags.

“Mike Moxley and Keith Camilo of Hollywood Tactical Gun Club put on a first rate match with some challenging winds and a first rate facility. It was an honor to shoot at their place and secure a win for my sponsors Grunt Style and Core Shooting, “said Spenser B. “ Grunt Style looks forward to putting a welcoming face back on shooting sports and inspiring pride in self, military and country at every event we attend.”

Hollywood Tactical Gun Club was started a year ago by Mike Moxley and Keith Camilo, both retired Florida LEO’s when they saw a big gap in law enforcement long range skills and training facilities that were available to them on the job. They built one of the only 1,000 yd ranges in south Florida and are poised to up open a second range for carbine, pistol and shotgun on their 400 acre facility.

Hollywood Tactical Gun Club is available for agency, instructor and match rental.

www.gruntstyle.com

www.hollywoodtacticalgunclub.com

High Speed Gear At IWA 2017

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

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NUREMBERG, Germany – High Speed Gear® will participate in IWA OutdoorClassics 2017 from March 3-6. The HSGI® team will be in Hall 9, Booth 9-236.

IWA is one of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive trade shows for the tactical, hunting and shooting sports industries.

HSGI’s® booth will include a wide variety of gear, including numerous new and unreleased products, for visitors to handle and learn about.

Anyone unable to attend can visit www.facebook.com/highspeedgear and www.instagram.com/highspeedgear for updates.

For information about IWA OutdoorClassics, visit www.iwa.info/en.

www.highspeedgear.com

AOC EW Europe 2017 Call for Papers Announced

Friday, February 24th, 2017

AOC EW Europe 2017: ‘Advancing EW and Electromagnetic Operations Together’

Europe is one of the most vital areas in the world and the focus of much change in the area of electronic warfare (EW), but with change comes uncertainty. In terms of EW and electromagnetic (EM) operations, how can we make sense of all of these things?

The Association of Old Crows is once again teaming up with Clarion Events to create Europe’s premier electronic warfare event- the only event fully supported by the AOC in Europe. This partnership brings together world-class speakers in a conference programme shaped by industry experts.

AOC EW Europe will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where potential opponents are out-performing the West. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions and twin-tracks focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.

AOC EW Europe will be held in perhaps the world’s most iconic city – London. It will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where potential opponents are out-performing the West.

Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, academia, S&T and R&D communities and, crucially industry. This is an unclassified truly-global EW networking, exhibition, workshop and conference and not to be missed.

The PLATH Intelligence Workshop will precede the EW Europe conference on 6 June 2017. For more information or to submit a paper, please visit www.eweurope.com

Please note that the closing date for the call for papers is 17 March, however we encourage you to submit papers as soon as possible as they will be considered as they are received.

Meet The Bushnell Tactical Team

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

These well known marksmen make up Bushnell’s PRS team.

Mr. John Chapman Joins B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. As Latest MAWL Brand Ambassador and Certified Trainer

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Chappy 2~2

February, 22nd, 2017 (Redmond, WA)
B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. John Chapman, a.k.a. “Chappy”, is joining the B.E. Meyers Team as our latest Brand Ambassador for the MAWL™ Modular Advanced Weapon Laser system. This is part of Chappy’s continued law enforcement training efforts while also CEO of Raven Concealment.

“I am honored to be joining the B.E. Meyers team”, said Chappy. “The combination of proven designers and engineers working with experienced applications experts has enabled B.E. Meyers to create the MAWL-DA, the most capable multi-function small arms laser system I have used. I am excited to educate the law enforcement tactical community on the overwhelming benefits of the MAWL™ and B.E. Meyers other signature products for the military and law enforcement community.”

“Chappy brings years of experience to the team, and acts as a conduit for the voice of the customer as we move forward into future products”, said Matt Meyers, President at B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. “One of our core goals is to be the most end-user centric photonics company in the industry, and Chappy will undoubtedly be a critical part of that path”. Chappy joins the current certified MAWL™ training entities of Tap-Rack Tactical and Presscheck Consulting.

Chappy will focus on training and outreach to the law enforcement and armed citizen communities, continuing his mission of educating agencies and individuals on the capabilities and application of low-light and infrared technologies.

Chappy can be contacted at chappy@eag-tactical.com
 
B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. (www.bemeyers.com) is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer of optoelectronic devices used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company’s core technologies include infrared and visible lasers for weapons aiming and illumination; non-lethal visual disruption green lasers for long-range hail and warning; night-vision devices; and long-range surveillance systems. Customers include all branches of the U.S. Military; Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign defense and security organizations; and defense contractors worldwide. Established in 1974, B.E. Meyers’ business offices, engineering, and manufacturing operations are located in Redmond, Washington.

Mission Ready Announces Purchase of Wild Things Business

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 21, 2017 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V : MRS) is pleased to announce that the closing of the previously announced acquisition of the business and certain assets of Wild Things, LLC (the “Transaction”) is scheduled for February 24, 2017 valued at USD $4.5 million.

Pursuant to the Transaction, Mission Ready is acquiring the business of Wild Things, LLC and certain assets including inventories, manufacturing equipment, patents, material contracts, intellectual property, current outstanding purchase orders and the 2017 sales pipeline. This transaction is preceded by the closing of an agreement between a Japanese trading corporation (name withheld due to legal requirements) and Wild Things, LLC for the sale of certain Wild Things trademarks in Asia, including China and Japan and an exclusive trademark license and distribution agreement. The Wild Things heritage logo has been marketed in Japan under license for the past 20 plus years and these efforts will now be expanded.

Rod Reum, CEO & President of Mission Ready states, “We are very excited to be adding such a premium brand as Wild Things to our portfolio to complement our Protect The Force brand. We extend a warm welcome to the talented team at Wild Things. The merger of Wild Things with Mission Ready will allow both Wild Things and our PTF Manufacturing Inc. to significantly expand their reach into their current markets as well as have new markets opened up for each entity.”

“This is a huge deal for Wild Things”, said Ed Schmults, CEO of Wild Things. “To have a global powerhouse for a distribution partner in Asia is very significant for us as well as for some of the product lines of Protect The Force. All of us at Wild Things are thrilled to be working with Rod and the MRS team. These are two complementary businesses that mesh very well together. I think the timing is excellent for MRS and Wild Things to combine resources and take advantage of market opportunities. This sale allows us to significantly strengthen our balance sheet, return capital to shareholders and invest in the growth and development of our business”, said Schmults.

License and Distribution Agreement
Further to a November 2015 agreement providing exclusive import/distribution and master license rights for the Wild Things heritage brand in the Japanese market and precedent to Mission Ready’s purchase, Wild Things, LLC was in negotiations to sell certain trademark rights for Japan and several other Asian countries and has recently concluded that sale. Outside of these countries Wild Things retains ownership and all rights for the rest of the World subject to a right of first refusal by our Japanese trading partner. The distribution agreement gives us an established single trading partner in the fast growing Asian outdoor retail market.

Payment Terms
The cash portion of the Transaction price, is provided by a small allocation ($350,000) from the brand rights sale as previously mentioned and a $4.15MM loan from Wild Things, LLC secured by the assets of Wild Things USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Ready formed to facilitate the Transaction. The company will work to replace the Wild Things, LLC loan over the next several months.

Congratulations to all involved.

LMS Defense Inc is Acquired by Josh Jackson

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Monday February 20, 2017, Oroville, CA- John Chapman (Chappy), LMS Defense Inc’s Founder and Director of Training, announced today that long-time LMS Director of Operations, Josh Jackson, has acquired LMS Defense Inc. through a 100% stock purchase.

“While melancholy to be selling LMS”, said Chappy “I am exceedingly confident in Josh’s ability to continue the mission he, Troy Price and I committed to when we started LMS Defense. For more than a decade, Josh and I have fought criminals together, taught cops, military members and armed citizens together, done business together, and been brothers through thick and thin; and I am excited for him and his team as they drive LMS into the next phase of its evolution”.

“This acquisition will allow us to continue to guide the company in its current direction”, said Josh Jackson “While expanding our focus into new, non traditional market segments. We are excited to grow LMS’s capabilities and course offerings, while maintaining the high standards of instruction our students have come to expect over the last 10 years”.

The purchase allows Chappy to sharpen his focus on his responsibilities as CEO of Raven Concealment Systems (rcsgear.com), and his police service. Additionally, Chappy will be announcing a new training venture in the near future.

LMS Defense will be making several exciting announcements in the coming weeks regarding new partnerships and projects.

More information about LMS Defense courses and their instructor cadre can be found on their website at www.lmsdefense.com as well as their social media pages on Facebook (LMS Defense) and Instagram (@lmsdefense).