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DroneShield’s Deployment Results in Arrest at College Football Game

Monday, October 14th, 2019

• DroneShield’s™ system deployed at a Division I football game

• Unauthorised drone flown over the stadium

• Law enforcement identified and secured the drone and arrested the operators thanks to the system

• Most counterdrone deployments are confidential

• This is a rare instance of a publicly-disclosed operation

Sydney Australia, London, UK and Warrenton, Virginia, USA – DroneShield Ltd (ASX: DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield”), a publicly-traded leader in the emerging industry of drone security solutions is pleased to provide the following update on a live deployment of its products.

Stadium Incident

On August 31, 2019, DroneShield’s system was being utilised at the opening game of the football season at a major college team stadium. This deployment was part of the university’s efforts to provide protection against unmanned aerial vehicles.

As has become common at sporting events, an unauthorised drone was flown over the stadium at the end of the game’s third quarter. In the absence of the DroneShield deployment, the drone and its controller would have operated with impunity. However, thanks to DroneShield’s equipment, the law enforcement officers on the scene were able to track the drone in real-time, recover it rapidly and thus secure the site at which over a hundred thousand members of the public were present.  Their efforts ultimately led to the arrest of the drone’s pilots.

DroneShield’s Leadership Position

DroneShield is one of the very few companies in the counterdrone industry that have progressed to products that have been proven in a range of environments, against a range of drones, with multiple governmental and commercial users. Its products can be operated in a layered stand-alone defensive system or integrated into a larger command and control common operating system. 

As a result, just in the recent several months alone, DroneShield:

• entered into a memorandum of understanding with a subsidiary of The Saudi Telecom Company;

• commenced a collaboration with Collins Aerospace;

• partnered with Bosch;

• entered into a watershed partnership with BT Group to provide counterdrone solutions to its customers across the United Kingdom;

• won a competitive Australian Department of Defence tender for portable counterdrone devices; and

• experienced substantial revenue growth, quarter after quarter, for three consecutive quarters, from a standing revenue start.

 DroneShield’s products have been deployed for counterdrone security at, among others:

• an ASEAN meeting of heads of state;

• several Boston Marathon events over the years;

• the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics;

• the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games;

• Hawaii IRONMAN World Championship;

• World Economic Forum in Davos;

• and a number of other high profile events.

 Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Chief Executive Officer, commented “The threat of drones to the public is real, clear and present. Most of the time, we are unable to disclose to the public the specifics of the deployments in which our products are utilised, or the very real and effective outcomes that our products achieve in protecting the public, service men and women, law enforcement, and others. We are pleased to be able to share this positive outcome with the public today.”

Further Information

Oleg Vornik

CEO and Managing Director 

Email: oleg.vornik@droneshield.com

Tel: +61 2 9995 7280

Aspetto Wins Coveted $9.9M IDIQ Contract from DHS CBP

Friday, September 20th, 2019

September 18, 2019 – Fredericksburg, VA

Aspetto, Inc., a leading manufacturer of armor and nylon solutions, is awarded a single Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) five-year contract for Ballistic Plate Carrier System’s. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted a requirement for a Ballistic Plate Carrier System to be used for training and law enforcement operations. The effort is integral to providing effective Use of Force equipment to officers and agents within CBP. The contract was open competition with no set-asides and encouraged the contractors to develop a solution that increased user efficiency and comfort. Aspetto offered their patented KWIQ Clip that provides the end user swift donning and doffing as well as robust load-bearing capabilities.

The company is honored to support the brave Border Patrol Agents who are working tirelessly to ensure our national security.

For more information, please visit www.Aspetto.com

A Federally Recognized 8(a) Entity GSA Contract # GS-07F-146GA

Contact:
Walter Clarke
VP Government Sales
540.547.8487
Email: walter.clarke@aspettoinc.com GSA Contract # GS-07F-146GA

Rapid Response Vest

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Introducing the Rapid Response Vest (RRV), a high visibility, compact, and easily concealable identifier system for the first responder market. The RRV is a new take on first responder identification for highly dynamic situations and provides departments a color coded and layered response system that can be quickly deployed individually or as part of a unit. The RRV is lightweight vest built from ANSI rated mesh and reflective tape that allows clear 50’ identification of the wearer to the public and other Law Enforcement officials in both day and low light environments. The RRV can be quickly and easily donned over Undercover (UC) clothing, uniforms, jackets, and tactical vests. Unlike other sash or vest style identification systems the RRV allows the wearer access to both chest and belt mounted equipment thus not limiting their effectiveness to deal with any active threats that may be in the area. The RRV is currently available in a number of configurations for department or individual purchases. Please contact B4DI for more information or if a customized solution is needed.

www.b4di.com

 

 

INVISIO Has Received Contract Award Decisions from the Swedish Police

Friday, August 30th, 2019

The Swedish police have announced in two contract award decisions that they intend to sign two framework agreements with INVISIO regarding communication equipment. The contract award decisions are not to be regarded as signed agreements.

The agreements include communication equipment with active hearing protection and are framework agreements valid for two years with the possibility to extend for another two years. No volume is guaranteed during the contract periods; call-offs will be made when the need arises.

The tendering process may be subject to review within ten days of the award decision.

INVISIO intends to provide additional information when the company has such and when the agreements are signed.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

KCRF greetings from Bonn, Germany

On this 22nd August 2019 General Ulrich K. Wegener would have become 90 years old.

We always will remember the founder of the German counter terrorism unit GSG 9 and the Hero of Mogadishu (Operation Feuerzauber/Fire Magic 17/18 October 1977).

Wegener‘s green GSG 9 beret and his Smith&Wesson M19 revolver used in Mogadishu are on display in the „Haus der deutschen Geschichte“ German National History Museum in Bonn, Germany. This is where I send this KCRF-greetings from.

Thank you for your service, General Wegener!

JP

LAPD and LASD Equip 180 SWAT Officers with Team Wendy Helmets

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Elite Los Angeles Tactical Teams Purchase EXFIL® Ballistic SL

Two of the best tactical teams in the U.S. have chosen Cleveland-based Team Wendy® as their ballistic helmet provider.

Team Wendy, which researches and develops high-quality headborne systems from the inside out, announced Thursday that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) purchased the company’s EXFIL® Ballistic SL helmet. LAPD bought 85 black helmets for its SWAT team, and LASD ordered 95 helmets in ranger green for its Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB).

LAPD’s SWAT team rescues dozens of hostages and manages 120-plus high-risk warrants and approximately 100 barricaded suspect cases per year. It responds to barricade or hostage incidents where the suspect is believed to be armed or an extreme threat to public safety. Typical situations include the presence of weapons, suspected gang activity and heavily fortified locations.

LASD is the largest sheriff’s department in the world. The Special Enforcement Bureau, newly equipped with Team Wendy helmets, is a full-time unit of tactical paramedics and rescue specialists, including a canine detail and a special weapons team. It works hand-in-hand with the department’s arson/explosives and hazardous materials details and coordinates security for visiting dignitaries and politicians, including the United States President and Vice President. SEB responds to an estimated 200-300 tactical operations every year, including barricaded suspects, high-risk warrants and hostage situations.

Team Wendy CEO Jose Rizo-Patron said the company exists for the sole purpose of protecting officers like these.

“The men and women of the LAPD and LASD put their lives on the line every day and we take pride in knowing we play a role in their safety,” he said. “This is why we do what we do.”

Joe Nagy, who works with law enforcement agencies around the country on behalf of Team Wendy, said the EXFIL Ballistic SL is built to do exactly what these agencies need.

“We spent a long time engineering this helmet so it would perform at a high caliber,” he said.

The EXFIL Ballistic SL is the fifth helmet in Team Wendy’s EXFIL line. It has a complete system weight of 2.2 pounds, meets a ballistic rating of NIJ Level III-A (according to NIJ STD 0106.01/0108.01) and exceeds ACH blunt impact protection requirements. It features the newer, lighter EXFIL Rail 3.0 for more efficient accessory mounting and the boltless CAM FIT™ Retention System for individualized fit and superior weight distribution.

LAPD and LASD join Orange County Sheriff’s Office and more than 20 other law enforcement agencies in southern California that wear Team Wendy helmet systems.

Angel Armor Launches The RISE Uniform Carrier Featuring All-Day Rifle Protection

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

FORT COLLINS, CO. — August 12, 2019 — Angel Armor unveiled the RISE Uniform Carrier (R.U.C.) offering all-day rifle protection in a classic uniform appearance with color matching materials available in load-bearing or Class B configuration. Developed using Angel Armor’s QuadCore Attachment System — an innovative weight distribution technology — it is the most advanced external armor carrier available.

“R.U.C. stays true to the classic RISE DNA with all-day rifle protection,” says Josh Richardson, co-founder of Angel Armor. “Similar to RISE 2.0, R.U.C. uses premium materials and construction methods for years of service in the field while offering extensive features to help officers conduct daily tasks with ease while being comfortable and maintaining a professional appearance.”

The R.U.C. is custom fitted to each officer and is available in a variety of colors.

SPECS

? Durable 500 Denier CORDURA® nylon water repellent shell

? Premium moisture wicking, antimicrobial mesh lining for evaporative cooling and odor management

? RISE ballistic panel shoulder strap pass through to prevent armor from shifting and curling

? Fully adjustable sides using QuadCore Attachment System™ for superior vest securement and market-leading weight distribution

? Back to front adaptable locking belt cover using Fidlock® magnetic SNAPS with secondary Velcro® attachment for improved appearance and additional storage options with dual hidden utility pockets on select sizes

? Front and rear internal bottom loading rifle plate pockets suspended at shoulders with vertical adjustment accommodating multiple plate sizes

? Discreet internal YKK® zippers for easy panel and plate insertion

? Large hidden front pocket with ambidextrous YKK® zipper access

? Load-bearing option offers MOLLE compatible low profile laser cut PALS webbing at front, rear, and belt cover made of CENTURION™, an exceptionally durable and tear resistant color matching composite fabric from Honeywell™

For more information, visit Angelarmor.com.

US Secret Service Adopts Glock 19 MOS Gen 5 in 9mm

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Earlier today in an internal message to the Secret Service, Director James Murray announced the adoption of the same technology as recently selected by the US Customs and Border Protection, the 9mm Glock 19 MOS Gen 5.

Everyone in Secret Service, including uniformed division members, will be issued the G19 MOS Gen 5 9mm to replace their current SIG 229 pistol in .357.

Additionally, SOD will issue the G47 MOS Gen 5 and G26 Gen 5 in 9mm.

Members will receive new equipment training and be issued the new sidearm along with Pistol light and Holster.

The weapons will be purchased off of the CBP contract and transition will be completed by 2021.