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Platatac Offers “Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan” Official Merchandise

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

If you’re looking for swag from the new Vietnam War flick from Australia, “Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan” then Platatac has you covered.

My favorite item is the Claymore Bag. The materials are updated and it’s better construction than the one you swiped for use as a shower kit bag. It’s also emblazoned with the movie’s logo.

JDI Firearms, Inc. dba SAN Imports Signs with PGM Precision of France

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

JDI Firearms is now the exclusive importer of PGM Precision’s renowned sniper rifle systems in the United States.

Frisco, Texas (August 2019) – JDI Firearms/SAN Imports, exclusive importer of SAN Swiss Arms and Wyssen Defence, is proud to announce an agreement has been signed with PGM Precision of France. Under this agreement, JDI Firearms/SAN Imports will be importing, marketing, and educating the U.S. market of civilians, law enforcement, and military on the complete line of PGM Precision bolt-action sniper rifles.

“We at JDI Firearms/SAN Imports are excited to bring these first-class, precision sniper rifles to the American public and competitors, law enforcement, and military professionals,” Dave Wagner, President of JDI Firearms/SAN Imports, commented. “PGM Precision has been designing and manufacturing sniper rifles for the international market for over 25 years and has an outstanding reputation for quality, accuracy, and precision.”

PGM Precision was founded in the French Alps in 1993. Within two years of its founding, PGM Precision had won a French Army tender for the 12.7 Hecate 2 rifles to equip all French infantry regiments and special forces. Since then, PGM has continued to design and expand the Hecate rifle, introduce the PGM338 and the Ludis, the first rifle specially developed for sport shooters. At the 2018 Eurosatory, PGM Precision introduced the Mini Hecate 2.

JDI Firearms/SAN Imports will be importing the full line of PGM Precision rifles including the Ultima Ratio, Hecate 2 (LE/Mil restricted), PGM338, Ludis and Mini Hecate 2, plus a line of high-quality precision and long-range shooting accessories. MSRP starts at $4,850 for the Ludis and $6,400 – $7,400 for the Ultima Ratio and $9,050 for the Mini Hecate 2.

For more information, visit or contact JDI Firearms/SAN Imports.

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

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Meet Särmä Jorma, The Hunting Suit

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Something this cool could only come from our friends at Varusteleka Oy. Jorma is an ancient Finnish man’s name, pronounced with a strrrrong ‘r’. The English equivalent would be Dick or Johnson. This sums up the deal: straightforward, free of uselessness and solid as hell.

Completely rustle-free, silent and slightly resistant to rain (can be waxed for more water resistance).

The Jorma suit comprises of jacket and trousers, sold separately.

Offered in Finnish M05 Woodland or Bright Orange.

Designed in Finland, by hunters, for hunters.

Helix Tactical Linkits

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

DMM Linkits are compact, lightweight and versatile connecting elements. They are compatible with a wide range of DMM components such as Compact Shackles, Focus, Nexus and Directors using their double locking axles. They allow for very short connections which is ideal for height constrained situations and confined spaces.

Here we see the Linkit Y3 connected to the Titan Tapered Split Basket Stretcher.

Agilite Releases New Team Wendy Helmet Cover Series

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

These are the first, full spectrum Team Wendy Covers on the market to provide full NVG and other accessory management. There are two cover types, Ballistic and Bump, the Ballistic covering all Exfil ballistic versions including those with the new Rail 3.0.


The Bump version covers all Team Wendy BUMP helmets including the Exfil Carbon and the Exfil LTP Polymer helmet.

The covers have a unique aesthetic that retains the Exfil’s unique lines and protects their paint and ballistic surface from bumps, scrapes and scratches.

Another thing that’s new with these covers is a detachable universal rear pouch that will accept any commonly-issued counterweight or NVG Battery pouch as well as other rear accessories. The pouch integrates securely and quickly with the cover but can also be fully removed leaving a totally flat back for a different mission set.

The full Team Wendy cover series is shipping from Agilite’s website from today. To order now or request a government quote, click here: 


Personnel Change at the Rheinmetall Group

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Automotive CEO Horst Binnig closes his career at Rheinmetall

After 20 successful years in the Automotive sector and on the Rheinmetall Group’s Executive Board, Horst Binnig (60) has asked the company’s Supervisory Board to be released for personal reasons from his duties as Chairman of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Automotive AG and as a member of the Executive Board of the Group holding company Rheinmetall AG. Following the implementation of a succession plan with a smooth transition of leadership duties, he will relinquish his responsibilities within the Group by the end of 2019 and retire.

After working for the KACO Group and Hengstler GmbH, Binnig joined the Automotive sector of the Rheinmetall Group in 1999 where he was initially in charge of Corporate Development and then headed the Automotive subsidiary KS Aluminium-Technologie. During this time, he was also instrumental in setting up the Group’s second major joint venture with SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) in China. In addition, he shaped and drove forward the vigorous expansion of Rheinmetall Automotive’s activities there as part of its internationalization strategy. Horst Binnig has been a member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Automotive AG since 2012 and took over as Chairman at the beginning of 2014. He was also appointed to the Executive Board of Rheinmetall AG in 2014.

Ulrich Grillo, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rheinmetall AG and Armin Papperger, Chairman of Rheinmetall Automotive AG’s Supervisory Board, pay tribute to Horst Binnig’s entrepreneurial achievements: “Even though there is still some time left before his departure, we would like to thank Horst Binnig today. Not only has he played a decisive role in the extremely positive development of Rheinmetall Automotive’s business over recent years, he also delivered important impetus for the development of the Rheinmetall Group as such as a member of the Group’s Executive Board. All the more do we therefore regret his decision as much as we respect it.“

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 to Perform Coast Guard Services for European Maritime Safety Agency in the Republic of Croatia

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Vienna, 23 July 2019 – The Maritime Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia issued the first mobilization request to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for CAMCOPTER® S-100 maritime surveillance services.

Starting in the summer of 2019, the service provision for Croatia will assist in maritime Coast Guard functions such as search and rescue, monitoring and surveillance, ship and port security, vessel traffic, environmental protection and response, ship casualty assistance, as well as accident and disaster response. For these purposes, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) will be based on the island of Brac? and will carry out regular patrolling flights, on-demand incident monitoring missions and specific inspection operations. The S-100 will execute these tasks equipped with an L3 Wescam Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch payload and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.

EMSA awarded the multi-year maritime surveillance contract for a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to Schiebel in November 2018. In execution of this contract, Schiebel will provide simultaneous maritime surveillance services to several European Union (EU) member states and EU bodies.

“The CAMCOPTER® S-100 is the perfect Vertical Takeoff and Landing UAS to perform these Coast Guard functions,” notes Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “Backed by an impressive service record in the maritime domain, the S-100 has established itself as the best choice whenever sophisticated maritime surveillance is required.”