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Sneak Peek – UF PRO’s Delta OL 3.0 Suit

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


Wearing comfortable clothing is essential when you want to stay focused, especially when operating outdoors in winter conditions with a full load-out, and the Delta OL 3.0 Jacket and Pant have been designed specifically with this in mind.

During activities in cold weather, the Delta OL 3.0 jacket will keep you protected against all kinds of cold weather hazards, offer you the necessary durability and most importantly, give you the comfort you need to focus on your tasking.

The Delta OL 3.0 jacket is due to its face material windproof and water-repellent. This means that the 2-layer ripstop laminate will stop wind-chill and also keep you dry during heavy snowfall and light drizzle.

A combination of G-Loft and WINDSTOPPER® means the Delta OL 3.0 uses the perfect technologies to protect you. The exceptional G-Loft thermal insulation created out of different hollow polyester fibres a 3D structure which can retain the maximum amount of dry air. This creates a warming thermal insulating layer between you and the cold environment. And the fibres keep their structure also when wet. Due to the so called “memory effect“, they always return to the original form, even after multiple washes and hard usage.


To keep your core warm and to give you extra movability in the arms area the jacket has two grades of thermal insulation. In the torso area it is lined with a 145 g/m² and in the sleeves with a 110 g/m² G-Loft insulation. Areas which are more prone to abrasion, like the elbows and the lower back area, are additionally reinforced with a 500 Denier Cordura® fabric.

The jacket offers in total 8 pockets, which allow you to stash most of the stuff you need within hands reach. Smaller gear can be stowed away in one of the 4 sleeve pockets. For bulkier gear you can use either one of the big front pockets or the two inner pockets. Due to the Delta OL 3.0 jacket’s anatomic cut, the jacket allows you freedom of movement, but at the same time it is tight enough so you can wear additional gear, like plate carriers or chest rigs over it.


The complementary Delta OL 3.0 pants are one of the very few thermal insulation pants on the market which offer a non-baggy cut, allowing you amazing movability and without compromise on thermal protection. Due to the special Flex/Zone construction and an integrated bi-elastic stretch part in the upper front and back, UF PRO can create anatomic fitted pants which follow all your moves and don’t compromise on thermal insulation protection.

The Delta OL 3.0 pants are thanks to their face fabric windproof and water-repellent. This means that the 2-layer ripstop laminate will stop wind-chill and also keep you dry during heavy snowfall and light drizzle. Just like the jacket they make use of G- Loft insulation and WINDSTOPPER® fabric to give optimal performance.

The pants are feature an adjustable waist, long YKK® water repellent side zips, belt loops and detachable suspenders; they also benefit from two fleece lined front pockets with YKK® water repellent zips, adjustable lower legs with boot hook, and Cordura® reinforcements in the knee and instep area.

If you need to be operating at the highest level in the worst winter conditions then the Delta OL 3.0 Jacket and Pant are the very tools for the job.

Find out more at ufpro.si/delta_ol_3_0.

SSD Saturday Night At The Movies – RAF Cold War Nuclear Bomber Force

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

This documentary covers a rather interesting subject, the Royal Air Force Bomber Force which for several decades centered around the Vulcan and served as a Nuclear deterrent during the Cold War.  

Gentex Corporation Partners with The Red Devils to Promote Parachutist Safety

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The company’s Ops-Core FAST Carbon Helmets to be worn by the Devils during water jumps and team training

Carbondale, PA, November 16, 2016. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel has partnered with The Red Devils, the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army to promote soldier safety. As part of the agreement, Gentex Corporation will provide its Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmet to each of the 12 members of The Red Devils to use during their promotional water jumps and for team training.

“Gentex is proud to have the opportunity to support The Red Devils in their mission to promote The Paras and the British Army, both long time customers of Gentex Corporation,” said Tom Short, vice president ground systems, Gentex Corporation. “Through this partnership we’ll also have the opportunity to help promote our common goal of advancing parachuting and skydiving safety.”

Corporal Nathan Connolly, Red Devils Team Leader, commented, “As a team we always seek to push the boundaries of display parachuting to ensure that we continuously showcase original and exciting displays. Our new partnership with Gentex Corporation equips our team with the advanced Ops-Core helmet, allowing us to train and practice new canopy formations with a helmet that provides outstanding protection. In addition to its safety features, the Ops-Core helmet also enables us to maintain perfect all round observation and clear voice communication; key components when practicing Canopy Relative Work.”

The streamlined design and durable, lightweight carbon construction of the Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmet provide parachutists an unobstructed field of view, comfort, and industry leading blunt trauma protection. Other key performance and safety features of the FAST Carbon Helmet include Accessory Rail Connectors (ARCs) that allow the helmet to be easily, and fully customized with situational awareness and other performance enhancing accessories, plus a 4-Point Chinstrap that provides comfort and stability, and allows for the convenient donning and doffing of communication headsets with internal headbands.

With its unique system design and rail technology for mounting helmet accessories, Ops-Core is today’s leading brand of modular, scalable, open-architecture helmet systems for elite defense and security forces. Ops-Core helmet platforms and components are designed to seamlessly work together to provide true system level performance for the modern soldier.

Med-Eng Holdings ULC to Acquire Pacific Safety Products Inc. for $0.21 Per Common Share in All-Cash Transaction

Friday, November 11th, 2016

ARNPRIOR, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 10, 2016) – Pacific Safety Products Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PSP) (“PSP” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with Med-Eng Holdings ULC (the “Buyer”), a Canadian wholly owned subsidiary of Safariland, LLC (“Safariland”), under which the Buyer will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of PSP for $0.21 per share in cash.

The purchase price represents a premium of approximately 23.5% to the closing price of PSP’s common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange on November 9, 2016 and a premium of approximately 25.9% to PSP’s volume weighted average share price for the twenty trading days ending November 9, 2016.

The transaction, which will be completed by way of a plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) under the Canada Business Corporations Act, is expected to close in December 2016. Completion of the Arrangement is subject to customary closing conditions, including court approval, TSX Venture Exchange approval, as well as the approval of two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement resolution by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy, voting as a single class (with each PSP shareholder being entitled to one vote for each common share held), at an annual and special meeting of shareholders of PSP (the “PSP Meeting”) scheduled to be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 to, among other things, consider and vote upon the Arrangement.

The Board of Directors of PSP, after consultation with its financial and legal advisors, has determined that the Arrangement is fair to the shareholders of PSP and is in the best interest of PSP and accordingly has approved the Arrangement Agreement and the making of a recommendation that shareholders of PSP vote in favour of the Arrangement resolution at the PSP Meeting. Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., financial advisor to the Board of PSP, has provided an opinion to the Board of Directors, based upon and subject to certain assumptions, that the consideration being offered by the Buyer pursuant to the Arrangement is fair, from a financial point of view, to the shareholders of PSP. A copy of Echelon’s opinion will be included in the management information circular to be prepared and mailed in connection with the PSP Meeting.

Shareholders, including the directors and officers of PSP, who in the aggregate beneficially own approximately 21.7% of the outstanding common shares of PSP, have agreed, pursuant to support agreements and subject to certain exceptions, to vote their shares in favour of the Arrangement at the PSP Meeting.

Under the Arrangement, Buyer will also acquire the common shares of PSP issued upon conversion of outstanding convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of $749,000, which are convertible at a price of $0.15 per common share. In addition, each stock option of the Company outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Arrangement will be cancelled in exchange for a cash payment equal to the amount by which the consideration per common share payable pursuant to the Arrangement exceeds the exercise price of such option. Total cash consideration of approximately $15.4 million will be paid for PSP’s common shares, convertible debentures and stock options.

The Arrangement Agreement includes covenants of PSP typical for a transaction of this nature, including with respect to non-solicitation, a right granted to Buyer to match any superior proposal for PSP and a provision entitling PSP to a “fiduciary-out”. In addition, PSP has agreed to pay a termination fee of $780,000 to Buyer upon the occurrence of certain events, including if PSP pursues a superior proposal, as well as an expense reimbursement fee upon a termination of the Arrangement Agreement in certain circumstances. The Arrangement Agreement is subject to customary termination rights, including termination at either party’s option if the Arrangement has not been completed by February 19, 2017.

In connection with the PSP Meeting, a management information circular of PSP providing details of the Arrangement as well as the rationale for the support of the Arrangement by PSP’s Board of Directors will be prepared and mailed to shareholders over the coming weeks. A copy of the Arrangement Agreement, the management information circular and the support agreements will be available on PSP’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and ZED Financial Partners are acting as financial advisors to the Board of Directors of PSP. Wildeboer Dellelce LLP is acting as counsel to PSP. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is acting as legal counsel to the Buyer.

Cohort PLC Company SEA Demonstrates Future Soldier Technology

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Cohort plc company SEA has completed a demonstration of new technologies that could revolutionise the way armed forces operate in combat situations.

The new systems have been developed by SEA and its team partners as part of the Delivering Dismounted Effect (DDE) Research project. 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 being considered include technologies for weapons, helmets, torso protection and night vision systems using each element as a separate weapons platform.

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 have been 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.

It is also planned that the technologies designed under the DDE Project will lead to enhanced collaborative engagement across multi-national forces and will help the military and government consider the lethality-related implications of females operating in ground combat roles.

The research was displayed at a special event at the Infantry Trials and Development Unit (IT&DU) in Warminster.

SEA Managing Director Stephen Hill, said: “We are proud to have led this vital research project which will bolster the operational effectiveness of the next generation of soldiers.

“There is tremendous potential to increase the capability of weapons and equipment while at the same time improving data sharing and situational awareness between combat forces and their partners. The DDE project will provide a step change in the way our forces approach future combat situations.”

SEA was able to bring to Soldier System Research comprehensive knowledge of military operational environments and in-depth understanding of key technology domains. This has been developed over the past ten years through work on a range of research projects including Urban Operations Study, Future Dismounted Close Combat (FDCC) and Delivering Dismounted Effect (DDE) projects.

www.cohortplc.com

SPARTANAT – outer-limits EXPERIENCE WEEK 2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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Each year in autumn the international maritime Special Forces-Outfitter outer-limits organizes its EXPERIENCE WEEK for Special Forces taking place at a mountain lake in the Austrian Alps. The reason for this may not only be related to the fact that the members of international maritime special forces from almost all continents need to test the specialized equipment in bad conditions but also that it simply has to be cold and wet for the frogmen to jump into the water. SPARTANAT.COM was with them and had a close look at the gear.

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This image depicts the optimum conditions fairly well. Also, you can spot one of the latest products, the Rebreather MK1 – a product of the company SIEL/OMG – which was thoroughly tested. We will soon give a comprehensive introduction into the functionality of the device, which is available as a military, antimagnetic model and a civil version.

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Frogmen do not have to rely on their physical condition exclusively: SUEX provides a variety of DPVs and DPDs (Diver Propulsion Vehicles and Diver Propulsion Devices) as well as DTCs (Dry Tube Containers). With these devices it is possible to approach targets located at a distance of up to 25 kilometers.

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Also, sufficient equipment can be transported: these diving containers hold 50 or 100 liter and are moved by frogmen using DPVs. SUEX is the worldwide leader regarding the development and production of these special military devices. Outer-limits is the Senior Consultant of SUEX and responsible for all international public administrations well as training and education.

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Who prefers to stay above water, can rely on this classic product: The folding boat Commado 545 – produced by the company Klepper – allows for quick and silent above water movement and can easily be transported dismantled.

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We always knew that frogmen are the beach boys within the military. The new thing is that they can get surf boards now. The surf board of the company Lampuga is inflatable and motorized, it can be used for approaches on the surface and reaches speeds of up to 50 kph.

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At the EXPERIENCE WEEK you can also come across many classics, such as the company Poseidon, which in terms of diving equipment has much more to offer than just masks

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and of course you can find Draeger, which provide Rebreather, diving masks and practical tests of new amplifiers.

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Moreover, the X-Shut system offers stunning technical solutions. The mounting arms of the system can equally be used for the HAHO/HALO parachuting as well as for diving. Or it can even be combined, which is not unusual for triphibians.

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Outer-limits also offers its own Tactical Dry Suit collection. Everything can be custom-build: a variety of breathable laminates, camouflage patterns, IR and heat-absorbing materials, sealing seams, which are particularly tear-resistant, MOLLE applicator and so on. All of these suits are manufactured only in Europe and exclusively for outer-limits. This guarantees quick, individual solutions, which are adapted to the specific requirements.

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Those who get wet feet, also need special shoes: Together with the company HAIX outer-limits has launched SEA EAGLE. The boots are also availabe in Tan now.

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When exciting the water under potential bombardment, ballistic protection is essential: the SAPI plates from outer-limits are one of a kind. Even .338 Lapua AP cannot puncture the plates.

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The base camp, where the annual meeting of amphibian Special Forces takes place, shows itself from its best side, even when it’s rainy.

Outer-limits is the international sales partner of all the companies presenting their products at the EXPERIENCE WEEK. The entire equipment presented as well as the compatible training are available at outer-limits.

Outer-limits on the web: www.outer-limits.at

SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

Nordic Combat Uniform System

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The Nordic Combat Uniform system (NCU) is a cooperation among Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with the goal of procuring a combat uniform system with accessories.  It is intended as an all service (army, navy, air force, home guard and special forces) combat uniform system for male and female soldiers. It is an inner to outer combat uniform system (from head to toe), which is functional in worldwide operations.


The concept is to come up with a multi-layer combat uniform system which is functional in arctic, tropical and arid environments.  While a common Nordic camouflage pattern has been looked at, it is not a component of NCU at this time.  Consequently, any NCU components will be procured by the various countries in their national patterns.  

NCU should provide:
– Improved combat endurance for the Soldier
– Improved protection from environmental and other indirect threats
– Improved modularity and flexibility
– Reduced overall weight and volume over legacy systems

NCU will replace:
– Light and heavy field uniform in Woodland/MultiCam patterns
– Light arod and tropical uniforms
– Shell garments in Woodland/MultiCam and Arid patterns
– Insulation jacket/trousers
– Under Armor (Combat) Shirt in Woodland and Arid patterns
– Winter Camouflage uniform (overwhites)
– Base and Mid layer clothing

NCU will also determine whether hand and footwear should be rolled into the program.

Although the initial concept goes back to 2011, the program is currently underway with selection of candidiate items coming soon along with Developmental and Operational Testing. The program hopes to begin fielding by 2019.

To keep tabs on the program, visit www.nordefco.org/ncu.

Infantry Weapons at the Zhuhai Airshow

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Officially billed as the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, the Zhuhai Airshow began in 1996. These photos were sent to us by a reader and depict the Infantry Weapons display at this year’s exhibition.