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SOFIC 18 – Trident K9 Tactical Helmet

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

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I am an unrepentant dog lover, even Maligators, so when I saw the Trident K9 Tactical Helmet by K9 Helms, I had to stop and take a look.

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Here, K9 Dexter from T3 Consulting / Coastal K9, wears the Trident Helmet at SOFIC (via K9 Helm’s Facebook page).

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A. The main shell is a single piece of super-tough, 3D printed nylon. It features complex curves and details that are finely tuned for performance and durability.

B. ANSI rated, UV400 eye protection is easy to install and remove, yet stays firmly in place. Independent, spherical lenses are canted to each side to maximize the dog’s peripheral vision.

C. Left and right side retention plates squeeze inward with strap tension, providing cushy-yet-firm clamping force.

D. Thick rubber strap is reversible for use by right or left handed humans.

E. 2-position rail can be used to mount a variety of devices, or it can be removed altogether in favor of cameras like the MOHOC, which may be attached directly to the helmet surface.

F. Flexible rear brace meets the neck and terminates in a flared beaver tail, stabilizing the helmet during sudden changes to head and neck angles.

G. Secured with Velcro, the multi-panel foam padding is easily replaced and made in 3 sizes to achieve the best possible fit.

H. Captive strap guides and shielded button stud provide a secure closure that’s fast and easy to operate.

I. Removable fasteners facilitate easy disassembly. Replaceable parts allow for many rebuilds — extending the unit’s service life.

The helmet is still in the development phase, but should be released late this year.

www.k9helm.com

National K9 Veterans Day

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

SHOT Show 18 – CPS-K9 Jump Bag

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Complete Parachute Solutions displayed their K9 Jump Bag in the Core Survival Booth.

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Offered in size Medium for Malinois and Large for Shepherds, the K9 Jump Bag contains the dog’s body, legs and feet. This protects the animal From the cold environment as well as a mechanical injury during exit, descent and landing.

Additionally, they offer a K9 mannequin which Simulates the size and bulk of a Malinois or Shepherd and weighs approximately 62 pounds. This allows for both static and jump training with the harness.

www.cpsworld.com

Ultimate K9 Collar from 215 GEAR Launches Friday

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Coming this Friday, 215 Gear’s new Ultimate K9 Collar is made from 1 ½ ” Webbing and the GT Cobra Buckle with a targeted tensile load of 500lbf.

Medium weight flat working collar made for the demands placed on Military/LE working dogs. They replace the standard metal ring and use coated webbing as the leash attachment point, without the metal on metal sound of the typical leash and collar attachment.

Available in Black and MultiCam.
Basic Dimensions: extends from 17″- 23″.
Made in the U.S.A/ Berry Compliant/ Lifetime Warranty
Product total weight 2 oz.

www.215gear.com

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.