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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Mexican Marines Adopt Protactic Vest System with FirstSpear Technology

Friday, September 21st, 2018


Fenton, MO – FirstSpear Technology Group and Protactic have announced a joint development combining Protactic’s advanced materials and signature management solutions with the latest FirstSpear Technologies to create a system built from the ground up to support the demanding and unique requirements of the Mexican Marines.


The design incorporates a 6/12™ laser cut platform for less breakup of camouflage pattern and tighter pocket attachment with less movement than traditional MOLLE. Rapid-Release Tubes™ Technology on the shoulders and cummerbund provide the most secure and quickest way to don or doff a plate carrier. Tubes also ensure more consistent placement of ballistic components and does not wear out like traditional hook/loop vests.


By using these two technologies together there is a significant reduction in weight and bulk helping to reduce fatigue and minimize the silhouette of the end user. The hydration carrier leverages Tubes to quickly secure to the vest for improved range of motion and rapid individual access to the pack itself.


Learn more on First-Spear.tech

Helikon-Tex to Adopt MultiCam Pattern on a Larger Scale

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Following up on our news from IWA Outdoor Classics 2018, Helikon-Tex® rolls out one of their key product – Urban Tactical Pants® in MultiCam® pattern, thereat introducing 50/50 NYCO fabric to their offer. Urban Tactical Pants® FLEX, the new version of UTP® pants, features: NYCO fabric construction, VersaStretch® gussets in neck and crotch areas, all combined with the well known and appreciated pockets pattern.

There will be more clothing in MultiCam® coming to Helikon-Tex® within this and next year in a various fabrics, including 50/50 NYCO, 2 & 4-Way Stretch Nylon.

For more information click here.

Spartanat- Now New: Camouflage Systems With Nonvide

Sunday, September 16th, 2018


Have you seen everything? That’s not possible at all. These guys are so well camouflaged that you can’t see them. Only we can see them – and introduce them to you: NONVIDE is the name of the new name, specializing in the best camouflage. So, what you should be able to see …


NONVIDE comes from Berlin and the makers have been seen before. It’s the people behind TACTICALTRIM, too. On board: CONCAMO, the new German camouflage pattern, developed by Matthias Bürgin. The picture shows the Leo Köhler KSK set, which we had already introduced in the review, which fits quite well where it is right now. It’s also an open secret that authority is CONCAMO’s target group. We wouldn’t be surprised if we heard good news soon. HERE the interview with the developer about CONCAMO.


Brand new and fresh and hardly visible – unless you put it on a white background – is the Ultra-Light Basic quick camouflage poncho presented by NONVIDE . Here we see CONCAMO in a second application, after the first uniform of Leo Köhler. HERE you can find all information about this new product.

And if we take a look at the description, we can also see that CONCAMO will soon be split into four different patterns on certain dates:

o Concamo® Green (available)
o Concamo® Fall (from Q4/2018)
o Concamo® WinterForest (from Q4/2018)
o Concamo® Urban (from Q1/2019)


CONCAMO at the machine grenade launcher in action, the man is very hard on it. And look at his feet: it is trench warfare …


A quick look into the tent shows: NONVIDE has a lot to show on a currently running symposium at Calw, which doesn’t want to be named: all camouflage stuff. And let’s call it „KSK Symposion“. HERE you can get NONVIDE fresh on Facebook. Give them a Like!

NONVIDE: www.nonvide.com
SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

This story was provided to us by our friends at the German language website Spartanat. It has been translated from the original German to English.

PPSS Group Launch New Stab Resistant Anti-Riot Suit

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

A brand new stab resistant anti-riot suit has been launched in order to effectively help protect those professionals who have to deal with prison riots, public disorder, mass searches or other serious disturbances.

The types of weapons being used in these conflicts include knives or improvised man-made edged weapon, snooker queues, shanks made out of broken mirrors, glass or ceramic tiles, razor blades, sharpened bed or table frame legs, timber, socks filled with snooker balls, broken bottles, hypodermic needles and spikes, fire extinguishers and rocks or bricks and so on.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, strongly believes their new stab resistant anti-riot suit, which offers truly incredible levels of protection from blunt force trauma as well as a high level of protection from edged weapons, will dramatically reduce the risk of physical injury in such incident.

He said: “For me to say my firm’s new Stab Resistant Anti-Riot Suit is definitely the appropriate type of safety equipment I felt like I needed to have unquestionable physical evidence in place to back up my claim.”

“We decided to produce a product demo video, which assures our clients and customers around the world that our equipment will reliably protect you from the most realistic threats and risks you will face.”

“Our rather powerful video has been produced to offer the wearer real peace of mind.  You can trust its performance on focus entirely on the task on hand.”

PPSS Group’s new stab resistant anti-riot suit offers unlimited shelf life.  There is no biological, chemical or physical evidence even suggesting that the protective raw materials being used will degrade over a 20 years period. This is of clear financial benefits to Governments Agencies, as commonly used safety equipment made out of Kevlar® would require replacing frequently.

Should you have any questions in reference to stab resistant anti-riot suits, then please contact PPSS Group directly.

Please visit www.ppss-group.com.

Schiebel Establishes Australian Base To Serve Pacific Region

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Vienna, 3 September 2018 – Schiebel, the market leader in Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), has founded Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd (SPL) to provide the Pacific region with a permanent and comprehensive programme, logistics and sales hub.

The Schiebel Group, with already established Defence contracts in the region, sees considerable further potential in Australia and in the region at large, and as such is committed to developing a lasting and mutually beneficial presence. Strategically located between Canberra and Sydney in the Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd (SPL) is perfectly positioned to support and service existing contracts as well as to provide a base for continued growth. This new additional Schiebel company is an essential step to supporting and contributing to local industry, both in the civil and defence sectors, and as such bringing jobs and revenue to the region in the fast growing market or robotics.

“Establishing a permanent base in Australia, managed and run by Australians, is a logical next step for Schiebel as the Pacific region is of significant strategic interest to us,” notes Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “We already have a strong working relationship with customers in the area and are committed to growing our footprint, delivering outstanding support for our current contracts, providing end-to-end servicing to potential clients, and backing local value creation.”


Polish GROM Re-selects Direct Action SPITFIRE Plate Carrier

Friday, August 31st, 2018


According to the document „ZP-24/2018” released on the first half of August (8/9/2018) in the Polish Public Information Bulletin (Biuletyn Informacji Publicznej), Direct Action® SPITFIRE® Plate Carrier was re-selected in the tender concluded by Polish special operations unit GROM. Along with the plate carrier, GROM has chosen also the DA® gun belt with belt sleeve and numerous ammo and utility pouches. This is another tender in which the Direct Action® products are selected to be used by this SOF unit (last year, the SPITFIRE® Plate Carrier was adapted as a new battle vest in GROM).


You can learn more about the SPITFIRE® Plate Carrier, along with other Direct Action® products on their web page: www.directactiongear.com

Cubic Awarded Contract from Canadian Government to Deliver Urban Operations Training Capability

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Cubic Global Defense to deliver cost-effective realistic urban effects, updated instrumentation and training devices into the CWES environment
SAN DIEGO – Aug. 20, 2018 – Cubic Corporation NYSE: CUB today announced its Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division was awarded a task authorization worth more than USD $27 million from Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of Canada’s Department of National Defence to deliver Urban Operations Training capability into the Canadian Weapon Effects Simulation (CWES) environment. Under this task authorization, Cubic will equip Urban Operations sites at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown (CFB Gagetown) and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) Wainwright, to satisfy the force-on-force training capability requirements of the Canadian Army.

“Cubic is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that deliver dynamic, effective training experiences to improve operational readiness and reduce training costs,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense. “Our solutions prepare warfighters to engage in the complex and constantly changing urban environment. We also help develop intuitive decision-making skills, so warfighters have the confidence to act appropriately and decisively. Once delivered, the Canadian system will be one of the most advanced Urban Operations Training Systems (UOTS) anywhere in the world.”

UOTS will track actions and events, collect and process UOTS training exercise data and control UOTS urban training devices. In addition, it will provide exercise control staff with the capability to evaluate the results of CWES exercises against objective Battle Task Standards, providing trainees with timely after action reviews specific to urban environments. Some of the unique capabilities include a high-fidelity, ultra-wideband tracking system; shoot-through-wall capability; special effects generators such as smoke, smell, aroma, light, sound as well as improvised explosive device and grenade simulators.

Cubic anticipates full acceptance of UOTS capability at CFB Gagetown in October 2019 and CMTC Wainwright in September 2020, to support Exercise Maple Resolve in 2021.

SIG SAUER and Aquaterro Announce Landmark Small Arms Agreement for Australia

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

SIG SAUER, Inc. of Newington, NH, USA, and Aquaterro of Melbourne, VIC, Australia; have announced an agreement to manufacture, assemble, upgrade, and support of small arms platforms and capability systems for the duration of the Capability Life Cycle. This landmark agreement is a demonstration of commitment by both SIG SAUER and Aquaterro to the Australian Defence Force. For the first time, the Australian Defence Force will be able to access the best, modular, integrated firearms solutions quickly, delivering small arms overmatch to Australia’s future soldiers, sailors, and airmen.

SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, and law enforcement.

In 2017 SIG SAUER was chosen for the highly coveted U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System with the P320-based M17. This contract, worth $580 million U.S. Dollars (AUD $800m) was awarded to the P320-M17 for its unrivaled modularity, unmatched capability, and indisputable quality, and cemented the P320-M17 into the historical record of the world’s most innovative firearms. In 2018 the P320 X-Carry was selected by the Danish Ministry of Defence as their standard service pistol covering the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command as it outperformed the competition throughout their rigorous and stringent testing process.

The SIG MCX and MPX rifle platforms are the most sought after, modular, close quarters/PDW and urban tactical rifles in the world today. In July 2018 the SIG MCX Virtus Rifle System was awarded the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) award by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the existing M4A1 Carbine. The MCX SURG System will upgrade, and optimize military weapons for continuous, suppressed use on the battlefield. SIG SAUER is currently competing for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle program that is intended to replace the M249 Minimi.

Aquaterro is the leading provider of operational, tactical, and safety equipment to government, military, and commercial end users in Australia and the Australasian Region. Aquaterro is a current contract holder and provider to Land 125 and Land 53 and the exclusive provider of systems and lifecycle support for SIG SAUER small arms integrated weapons to all Australian agencies.

The strategic partnership between SIG SAUER and Aquaterro will be further enhanced by Aquaterro’s new purpose-built facility (due to open in Q1 2019), and expanded highly-skilled workforce in South Eastern Melbourne. This expansion enables Aquaterro to offer turn-key, vertically integrated capability solutions for the Capability Streams sought by Land 159, Land 4108, and Land 1508, ensuring a qualitative edge to Australia’s warfighters.