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Samson Manufacturing to Supply Israeli Defense Forces with Flip-up, Backup Iron Sights

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

KEENE, NH – Samson Manufacturing announced today that they have been chosen to supply the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) with their flip-up, backup iron sights (BUIS) for IDF M4 Carbines.

Working closely with the IDF, the Samson sights passed rigorous environmental and field testing prior to being assigned IDF Part Number 2888-88124. Significant quantities of this rugged and dependable sight have been in IDF field trials for almost a year. 

These sights differ slightly from Samson’s standard offerings, featuring a slotted mounting screw and modified picatinny clamp. Also, per IDF specifications, the A2-style aperture is mounted such that the small aperture presents when the sight is deployed.

Samson COO Tim Mulverhill confirmed the announcement, “We are extremely pleased to have been chosen to support the IDF with our back-up sights. The IDF operational tempo and physical environment is notoriously hard on small arms equipment. The Israelis thoroughly test their field gear accordingly, and I am pleased to say that Samson sights have met the challenge.”

All work will be completed at Samson’s facility in Keene, New Hampshire. Samson will be adding this IDF version to their regular product offerings as IDF 2888-88124. Interested customers can review the IDF Sight and other Samson products at SHOT Show, booth 20327, in Las Vegas from January 22-25, 2019. 

For further information please go to www.samson-mfg.com or email esales@samson-mfg.com

Meet JOE

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Yesterday, I found out why the Parachute Regiment refers to its troops as “Joe.”

Meet JOE.

In 1942 the PARAs were formed from soldiers already in the Army. The volunteers on transfer had their documents stamped with the letters J.O.E, standing for ‘joined on enlistment’. New members of the Regiment today are still refered to in this way.

It helps to place everyone on the same footing, building a cohesive team and family. Joe is genderless, doesn’t have a sexuality, finacial history, race, religion or come from a certain background. Joe is equal.

10th International B&T Police Days: 18th & 19th June, 2019

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The bianual B&T Police Days, now in its 10th edition, showcases a wide range of modern law-enforcement and military equipment. On display will not only be products manufactured by B&T (firearms, suppressors, etc.) but also the factory representatives of many other well-known brands in the law enforcement and military supply community. Some of these other exhibitors are: Heckler & Koch, Aimpoint, 5.11, Black Hawk, Carinthia, Simunition, RUAG, Vectronix and many others. Visitors will also have the opportunity to test fire the full line of B&T weapons and products of other vendors on site. Technical lectures and practical workshops are also scheduled to bring the law enforcement professional up to date on the latest innovations in the industry. As this event is exclusively for police, military, government and representatives of selected security organizations, pre-registration is required at www.bt-ag.ch/eng/behoerdentage. Admission is free.

10. international journées des autorités : 18. + 19.6.2019

Les journées d‘autorités traditionnelles du B&T comprennent un large spectre d’équipements modernes de la police et du gouvernement. Outre B&T (armes, silencieux, montages) plus de 20 autres exposants (HK, Aimpoint, 5.11, BlackHawk, Simunition, Kahles, 3M, RUAG, First Spear et beaucoup d’autres) seront sur place. Les visiteurs ont la possibilité de tester les armes de B&T et HK sur place. Des présentations techniques et des ateliers pratiques complèteront encore l’offre. Nous aimerions vous inviter cordialement pour cette manifestation. Comme la manifestation est réservée uniquement à la police, à l‘armée, aux autorités et à certains services de sécurité triés sur le volet, nous vous prions de bien vouloir vous inscrire sur www.bt-ag.ch/behoerdentage/fra. L‘entrée est gratuite.

 

 

Frag Out! Presents A Peek Inside The Polish FB Radom MSBS GROT Assault Rifle

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Frag Out! Magazine presents a look at the internal details of Fabryka Broni ?ucznik-Radom (FB Radom) MSBS GROT assault rifle and complete disassembly and assembly procedures.

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US & Polish Combat Controllers Conduct Combined Training

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Combat Controllers from the U.S. and Polish forces conduct a military free fall during a culmination exercise near Krakow on Dec. 5, 2018. The exercise follows a two-month training in which the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s 321st Special Tactics Squadron assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing in England, and the Polish Special Operations Combat Control Team, share their best practices in order to build upon the Polish Special Operations Command’s ability to conduct special operations air land integration.

(Photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena, USASOC PAO)

Vietnam-era NZSAS

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Fine study of a New Zealand SAS patrol member, c1969/70; the noticeably clean ERDL uniform suggests that the photo was taken at the start of the mission. His web gear is M1956 with at least one low-slung SASR pouch; hung from his harness are M33 “baseball” (predecessor to the M67), M18 smoke and M34 white phosphorus grenades. Note the special SASR patrol gloves. His SLR has typical modifications: most obviously, the removal of the carrying handle, sling swivels and flash suppressor.

Late and well-worn equipment set used by a New Zealand SAS man, shown from the rear to illustrate personal modifications. The M1956 belt and suspenders are unchanged except that the former is fitted with a Davis quick-release buckle. The four Australian M1956 “large pouches” have all been modified by the removal of the metal slide keepers and addition of cloth belt loops. The outer pair are configured to hang low; the one on the right has a small leatherette pouch for a sharpening stone stitched to its side. Two canteens are worn: at right an unmodified M1956, at left a British 44 Pattern fitted with belt loops to ride higher than usual. All components have been camouflage-painted in greens, browns and black.

For more information on Vietnam-era SOF, visit instagram.com/studies_and_observation_group

Grenzschutzgruppe 9

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG 9) (English: Border Protection Group 9) is the German federal law enforcement unit responsible for counterterrorism.

Hyperstealth Files Patent Application Which Has Been Demonstrated To Triple Solar Panel Output

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Hyperstealth has filed our first non-provisional patent under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The patent is a system and method of amplifying solar panel output.

The PCT filing allows us to file the same patent internationally in up to 152 countries.

A year ago we filed our provisional patent which provided one year of protection and a starting date of claims that can be used in the non-provisional patent.

This provisional patent allowed the inventor, Guy Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth to secure the method which could increase solar panel output up to 11-13% in December 2017 to 29.5% in May 2018.

Cramer was able to develop further improvements to recently achieve 210.74% more power with Amorphous (thin film) solar panels which amounts to 3.1 times more power (100% is double, so 200% is triple the output). With Monocrystalline solar panels he achieved 180% more power or 2.8 times the output, nearly triple.

Monocrystalline is the most common solar panel for residential and commercial applications.

New discoveries in early December were included in the patent filed today should elevate these levels even further.

One obvious consideration is that this could finally allow solar power to become a viable alternative in northern latitudes which do not get a large amount of solar radiation in the fall and winter months.

It should be noted that these levels are unlikely to be achieved with many of the current residential or commercial configurations due to the panels close proximity to each other however a practical system was developed by Cramer and included in the patent application which showed a 16%+ increase in power output per panel that may be modified to function on preexisting installations.

The patent is extremely large at 110 pages, 61 which are text and 49 which are drawings which details the numerous experiments and progression of discoveries which culminated with today’s filing. Our Patent Attorney has his Masters of Science in Physics which is critical to being able to present this invention properly.

Any new claims not mentioned in the provisional patent filed a year ago will be prioritized from today’s date

There’s a lot more to the patent than discussed here but we can save that for another day.

Hyperstealth now has three remaining provisional patents which are scheduled to be filed as non-provisional patents within the next 9 months. Improvements in each of the three provisional patents has also been achieved and Hyperstealth will not reveal any intellectual property involved until all the improvements have been secured through these patents.

Hyperstealth is inviting only CEO’s of Fortune 500 Company’s to see demonstrations of this technology along with the 3 other technologies which are protected with provisional patents.