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KDG Cobra Collar

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

If every dog has his day, make sure yours looks his best with the new KDG Cobra Collar. The name is pretty simple, and so is the design. These dog collars are sewn in America by a Major DOD contractor, and look the part. The Nylon webbing in soft and pliable for your pooch’s comfort, but rigid enough to keep it’s form. The one-size-fits-maligators design is intended for most medium and large breeds, so if you are the proud owner of a teacup Chihuahua, you are out of luck. It will however, fit most adult Labs, Shepherds and Belgian Malinois.

The collar is sewn with MilSpec webbing, thread and loop velcro, and attaches quickly with a 2″ Cobra buckle with integral swing-out leash loop.

Specs:
Made in America
Milspec webbing, thread and hardware
5.8 oz
2″ wide
22.5″ OAL
Min 17″ inner circumference (smallest)
Max 21″ inner circumference (largest)
14.5″ loop velcro for patches, strobes, etc.
MSRP of $54.99

The collar is offered in three colors, Black, FDE, and Multicam. If you have a man-sized dog, check out the KDG website to get your favorite fur missile a new collar.

kineticdg.com/product/kdg-cobra-collar

Constellis Announces Acquisition of AMK9

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Transaction Expands Constellis’ Capability to Train and Deploy K-9 Teams Globally, Enhances Ability to Provide Competitive Pricing to its Key Customers

RESTON, Va. (June 23, 2017) — Constellis, a leading provider of operational support and risk management services, announced today that it has acquired American K9 Detection Services, LLC (“AMK9”). The acquisition of AMK9, a leader in K-9 security services, sales and training around the world, significantly enhances Constellis’ capability to train and deploy K-9 teams globally.

As part of the transaction, ITC Capital Partners, AMK9’s former owner, has exited its stake in AMK9. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Constellis financed the acquisition with incremental 1st lien term loan borrowings under Constellis’ existing credit facility.

The transaction brings together the leader in K-9 detection services with one of the industry’s premier safety and risk management providers serving a broad range of customers, including U.S. government agencies (notably the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy), foreign governments, NGOs and a diverse mix of blue-chip commercial entities. Additionally, the deal furthers Constellis’ ongoing strategies to diversify its service lines and to vertically integrate. Constellis will be able to leverage the combined entity’s scale, training facilities, shared best practices and financial resources to continue to offer its customer base competitive pricing while utilizing the industry’s most revered compliance programs.

Headquartered in West Point, Georgia, AMK9 has more than 300 employees operating across the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. AMK9 has an established track record of providing Contract Working Dog (CWD) teams to protect federal facilities, personnel and assets, having worked with the U.S. military to develop and implement industry standards for CWD teams. The company offers turn-key program management solutions to supplement government agencies and multi-national corporations in high-risk environments across the globe.

“AMK9’s well-respected brand and exceptional past performance bring tremendous value to our combined offering,” said Jason DeYonker, Chief Executive Officer of Constellis. “The acquisition of AMK9 allows us to diversify our training service line while also enhancing our ability to provide our customers with the best full-service solution at a competitive price.”

SOFWERX Seeks Teams To Develop A K9 O2 Mask For HAHO Jumps

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Jump The Dog: Canine Oxygen Mask for High Altitude High Opening (HAHO)

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OpenWERX provides the general public with monthly opportunities to collaborate on innovative approaches relevant to SOCOM and other federal government agencies.

Prizes: First place: $6,000 – Second place: $4,000 – Third place: $2,000

OpenWERX Challenge-Jump the Dog

Open the description PDF here.

Here are some measurements that can be used as a guide to help develop the proper sizes for the masks:

– The average for a standard Belgian malinois is a nose length of approximately 4? with a circumference of approximately 10?.

– Variations in sizes should be able to accommodate nose lengths from 3? up to 5?, and circumferences of 8? up to 13?.

It might also be useful to do an Internet search for “how measure for a muzzle”, and other information about what will be comfortable for a dog (i.e. how much extra space to provide for the dog so as not to force their mouth completely shut). This site is an example.

Each team will create a video (10 minutes or less) presenting their concept to SOFWERX. The video will be viewed by the judging panel prior to the event. The teams will attend the OpenWERX event 1 June virtually or in person to answer questions by the judging panel.

June 1 Schedule
5:30-5:55 PM Networking (At SOFWERX)
5:55-6:05 PM Introductions
6:05-6:10 PM Air Bud Q&A
6:15-6:20 PM Summit Oxygen USA Q&A
6:20-6:25 PM Canine Performance Sciences Q&A
6:25-6:30 PM DKE Labs Q&A
6:30-6:35 PM Hack Tampa Q&A
6:35-6:40 PM Whiz-bang Q&A
6:40-6:45 PM Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers Q&A
6:45-6:50 PM The Shade Tree Mechanics Q&A
6:50-7:00 PM Tampa Technik Q&A
7:00-7:05 PM Birch Bunch
7:05-7:10 PM Break
7:10-7:15 PM Rossini Design Group Q&A
7:15-7:20 PM Frontier Labs Q&A
7:20-7:25 PM O.T.H.ER Team Q&A
7:25-7:30 PM Mako Design Q&A
7:30-7:35 PM Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers – Team Red Q&A
7:35-7:40 PM (MooLabs) Q&A
7:40-7:45 PM Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Q&A
7:45-7:50 PM Quiet Professionals Q&A
7:50-7:55 PM IAG HAHO Dog Q&A
7:55-8:30 PM Judging
8:30 PM Prizes Awarded
9:00-9:15 PM Next Challenge Announced

Warrior West – Tactical Electronics Launches CORE Product Line

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Tactical Electronics has been in business since 1999 and is well known for their under the door camera commonly used by SWAT teams. Over time they have refined their technology and introduced new products, leading to the introduction of the new modular, CORE system which consists of two grip options and four camera heads. The user mixes and matches the components for the intended application.


The Grip holds the electronics and the heads are used for different applications. Grips are the CORE Grip and the CORE Pole Grip. Both accept any of the heads (the Pole Grip doesn’t accept the articulating head). Integrated into the CORE Grip is an eye piece for up close work. Additionally, there is a wrist mounted monitor, for wireless remote viewing, which relies on digital encrypted radio for the link.

Heads offered are CORE Flex Camera, CORE Under Door Camera, CORE Pole Camera and Articulating Scope.


In addition to color or B/W images, Tactical Electronics also offers a thermal image. However, they’ve now introduced an overlay mode, similar to I2/Thermal fusion, which provides outlines of objects unto the thermal image. In the graphic above, you can see what the thermal image looks like alone, and then below, how it looks in overlay mode.  The enhancement is striking.  

Available now from www.tacticalelectronics.com.

USCG Canine Explosive Detection Team Explains The Equipment Their K-9s Wear During A Vertical Delivery Hoist

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Video by PO3 Loumania Stewart.

Velocity Systems Introduces The New Guardian Point By Velocity Systems K9 Line

Monday, November 14th, 2016


Velocity Systems is excited to announce that they have expanded their current selection of K9 protective gear with the new Guardian Point by Velocity Systems K9 Line. The new K9 line includes harnesses, gauntlets, handler’s kit bags, leads, medical muzzle and more. To see the product line please visit www.velsyst.com/store/k9.

The safety and training of the K9s helping to protect us at home and abroad is important to Velocity Systems and Guardian Point. As the number of K9s protecting our country grows, so does the need for high quality gear and training equipment. Velocity Systems has always been dedicated to producing high quality gear and protective armor for K9s. When the decision was made to add to Velocity Systems existing K9 line, a partnership was formed with Guardian Point. The owners of Guardian Point have over 40 years of combined K9 experience. By combining Velocity Systems’ and Guardian Point’s knowledge and experience a new line of K9 products was produced that provides clients with a broad range of innovative K9 capabilities to meet the security and detection needs of the modern world.

Sneak Peek – Guardian Point K9 Line by Velocity Systems

Friday, October 14th, 2016

www.velsyst.com

London Dog

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

London Dog is a new line of K9 coats made in England and available from from Arktis USA.

The outer shell is 50/50 NYCO Ripstop, water Repellent treated with Granger’s Water Repel. Nylon-edged with synthetic fleece and held in place by Velcro. Elastic straps attach to rear legs for comfort and coverage. Machine Washable. This is a Medium. Sizing is measured from shoulders to tail for length, 18″ Length, and 20″ waist .

Available through their eBay store.