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Milipol 17 – TR Equipement / Stidd

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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TR Equipement is exhibiting the new DPD System 2 by Stidd. It’s an optionally manned underwater propulsion system with a completely new navigation system, designed specifically for it. It can be manually operated, or the RNANAV2 system, powered by Greensea, can be programmed to swim the route as well as loiter duirng a mission, or even return to base autonomously.

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Additionally, the DPD System 2 offers two propulsion propellers giving it a top speed of four knots as well as the power to two 300kg in a container.

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www.stiddmil.com

6160 Solutions To Distribute ProVitaTec’s sens07 “Smart Inflator”

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

6160 Solutions announces North American partnership with Swiss company ProVitaTec, to distribute the sens07 “Smart Inflator”.

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6160 Solutions was looking for a new inflator to meet the upcoming military requirements for a safer and sustainable personal floatation device, when it found PVT and their sens07. 6160 is working on a few niche flotation devices at this time. A flotation device made specifically for body armor is in the works.

Sens07 is a microprocessor-controlled inflator module applicable to a large variety of life jackets. Inflation time is based on a patented risk calculation algorithm considering static limit settings as well as dynamic behavior in water. This allows distinguishing normal water contact from perilous drowning risk. The sens07 algorithm, features, and user interface can be fully customized to special needs by a smartphone. The smartphone is an option and not needed for operation. Conventional automatic life jackets are unsuitable for operations, which may involve water contact due to the accidental inflation in non-perilous situations. The inflator can be used for helicopter operations, which was not advisable in the past. You can set the inflator to fire if you are below 12 feet for more than 20 seconds, for example. The inflator will hold multiple profiles for different environments. Operational range between surface and depths of up to 3Om and also can be programmed with indefinite time or both. The inflator can be password protected, so once programmed, it will stay programmed. If the inflator has been activated, resetting is as easy as replacing the used cartridge and CO2 cylinder.

Sens07 is designed to work fully autonomously and does not require any user interactions, but can be turned off, or switch profiles on the fly. The sens07 offers a wide range of features to protect the user in various situations during water emergencies. The unit is always ON and therefore is always in operational mode. Pressing the self-test button gives a clear and interactive feedback confirming fully operational sens07 device. The self-test covers battery status, sensor and microprocessor checks as well as a fresh and correctly inserted activation module. The inflator uses an ultra-low power consumption battery that has a service life of 5-year service life. No recharge or replacement battery necessary. The inflator is similar in size to conventional inflators, and is completely inert to air humidity, water spray, splash, or rain. The inflator can be retrofitted into most current flotation devices.

TEMPERATURE RANGE:
– 30 to 80 degrees Celsius

BATTERY TYPE:
Lithium-Polymer battery gives a life span of min. 5 years without charging or replacing

SELF-TEST:
Battery, CPU, all sensors, correctly inserted and unused activator device
COMPATIBILITY:
Compatible with all bladders with standard manifold

CO2 CYLINDER:
½ inch or 3/8 inch thread
CERTIFICATION:
Meets ISO 12402-6 Standard

6160 is led by of two military veterans who have over 50 years of extensive experience in design and fabrication of Lifesaving Floatation Devices, Search & Rescue Equipment, Military and Civilian Parachuting, and Outdoor Recreation.

www.6160solutions.com

US Coast Guard Creates New Armed Deployable Forces Officer Specialty

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Early this month, the United States Coast Guard announced the creation of a new sub-specialty for officers who will serve in the Armed Deployable Specialized Force and lead Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST), Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET), or Maritime Security Response Teams (MSRT). These officers will oversee and conduct tactical operations, CBRNE detection/identification, advanced planning, fast rope operations, hook & climb operations, deployable boat operations, and multi-vehicle operations.

The All Coast Guard Officer message is below.

ALCGOFF 135/17 – CREATION OF OFFICER SUB- SPECIALTY CODE (OSC) – OAR-17 ARMED DEPLOYABLE SPECIALIZED FORCES

04 OCT 17
ALCGOFF 135/17
SUBJ: CREATION OF OFFICER SUB- SPECIALTY CODE (OSC) – OAR-17 ARMED DEPLOYABLE
SPECIALIZED FORCES
A. Coast Guard Officer Specialty Management System Manual, COMDTINST M5300.3
1. Per Ref A, COMDT (CG-721) created an OSC for the Armed Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF).
Officers serving in this sub-specialty oversee and conduct tactical operations, CBRNE
detection/identification, advanced planning, fast rope operations, hook & climb operations, deployable
boat operations, and multi-vehicle operations. These capabilities are conducted exclusively in the DSF. The
sub-specialty will codify the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) expected of officers in the DSF.
2. The new OSC establishes standards which contain standards, qualifications, experience, and training
necessary to proceed through the Armed Deployable Specialized Forces competency. There are three
routes to demonstrate proficiency – Competencies, Education, or Certification.
a. Apprentice: This level requires the basic qualifications, training, and experience that junior officers are
expected to achieve during their first assignment to a Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST),
Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET), or Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT).
b. Journeyman: This level requires that officers complete a successful operational or staff assignment
within designated response ashore billets.
c. Master: This level requires that officers complete a successful operational or staff assignment within
designated O5/O6 response ashore billets.
3. All officers who meet the requirements for their unit type are invited to apply for OAR-17. Any waivers
may be requested from CG-721.
4. The CG-OAR17 OSC is available via CG Portal, PSC-opm-3 Webpage:
https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/psc/psc-opm/opm-3/SitePages/Home.aspx.
5. PSC-opm-3 POC: Mr. Brandon Chittum,
6. CAPT Chris J. Glander, PSC-OPM, sends.
7. Internet release is authorized.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Typhoon FR/Breathable Garments for Maritime Ops

Friday, September 15th, 2017

We’re presenting this Friday Focus from DSEI in London where we’ll take a look at two new maritime clothing systems from Typhoon International. Although FirstSpear does not manufacture Typhoon’s gear, the two companies have worked together as solution provides for multiple international customers. In fact, in these photos you’ll see FirstSpear and Typhoon offerings presented in complimentary fashion. Now in their 70th year, Typhoon International manufactures drysuits for some of the world’s most elite forces. Let’s take a look at two of their latest offerings, the FR/Breathable Coxswain/Crew Member Suit and the FR/Breathable Assault Suit. Both suits are manufactured from a WL Gore provided fabric which combines a waterproof/breathable membrane with their Pyrad FR capability which offers FR comparable to Nomex.

The FR/Breathable Coxswain/Crew Member Suit is a two piece design with a smock top and salopette pant. It weighs in at 1.35kg.

The hood is removable and Typhoon offers a couple of different styles. You’ll notice a slight gap at the hood zip. This is to accommodate a comms cord.

The smock also offers eel skin neck and cuff seals as well as pockets on the upper arm.

The salopettes are worn with braces (suspenders) and offer a convenience zip at the front. Finally, there’s a Kevlar overlay on the seat and knees.

The Assault Suit is a one-pice drysuit weighing under 1kg. Designed to go fast and light, it’s more of an operational suit than for training.

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It has chest access, a convenience zipper at the front and Kevlar reinforced seat, elbows and knees.

The drysuit upper arm pockets are more streamlined than the versions on the smock.

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While the garments are seen here in Black and UK MultiTerrain Pattern, Typhoon told me they cannot offer MTP to customers outside of MoD, but will use MultiCam instead. They also offer Green versions of these garments. Sizes Small-XXLarge.

DSEI 17 – Cox Powertrain Offers First Look at World’s Highest Power Density Professional Diesel Outboard for DSEI Visitors

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017 – British diesel engine innovator, Cox Powertrain, will show a full-size model of its game changing high powered, low weight 300hp diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, at DSEI this week.

It is the first time a full size replica of the CXO300 has been shown at the leading defence industry event allowing visitors to see how much the ground-breaking engine design and layout has evolved since the previous show in 2015.

Backed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the original concept of the CXO300 is based on a supercharged, two-stroke diesel engine. It has been developed for commercial, government and military applications, where performance, durability and fuel efficiency are paramount. NATO’s single fuel policy, which aims to completely eliminate the use of gasoline from military use, means that a viable high powered diesel outboard engine such as the CXO300 will be of specific interest to Navies, Coast Guards and other governmental organisations around the world for use on their fast response vessels.

Light in weight, the CXO300 offers the flexibility and convenience of a high powered gasoline outboard engine with the diesel economy and reliability of an inboard. The engine topology provides power-to-weight ratio comparable with high-performance gasoline engines, whilst delivering diesel fuel consumption and a package volume around half that of a state-of-the-art diesel engine. Crucially for military applications, it also offers much longer service intervals for heavy use, vital when lives are on the line.

Summer 2017 saw the completion of a strong line-up of US and European distributors for the Shoreham-by-Sea, UK based company who is keen to achieve this standard globally ahead of engine launch.

Now in its pre-production gamma phase after an intense development programme, the CXO300 is set for a 2018 launch following a series of trials and an extensive demonstration programme.

Those wishing to keep up to date with the CXO300’s progress can sign up online to receive Cox Powertrain’s regular news updates at www.coxmarine.com.

ADS Presents – 20th Anniversary Edition Military Dive Equipment Pocket Guide

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Many probably don’t know that ADS started out as Atlantic Dive Supply and got into the Tailored Logistic System game back when it was called Prime Vendor and focused on Diving equipment, primarily for the Navy. In the late 90s, the military diving community found itself using outdated equipment, with more of the same sitting on the shelf in supply depots, while the commercial and recreational diving communities enjoyed constant updates to their equipment.

The Defense Logistics Agency took a look at the issue and decided the best way to deal with the issue was to outsource. They issued contracts to several suppliers of dive equipment which allowed the military diving community to purchase approved civilian equipment to enhance their operations. For DLA and the supported Warfighter, it meant no more outdated equipment sitting in the shelf, but rather access to the latest equipment. As the Dive community also encompasses special operations units, they began to leverage the Prime Vendor program for other organizational clothing and individual equipment needs. Over the years, the program has grown and evolved into the TLS program we know today.

In their 20th year, ADS has issued this handy “pocket guide” to the equipment they offer specifically for the diving community.

FOr more information, visit www.adsinc.com and get your copy here.

Warrior East 2017 – Updated Sniper Weapons Waterproof Bag from DUI

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Diving Unlimited International updated their Sniper Weapons Waterproof Bag by incorporating shoulder straps, a drag loop at the top and inner straps to keep the weapon from moving around inside the bag.

Additionally, they’ve introduced the new plastic waterproof zipper. However, like its predecessor, it still features an oral inflation tube.

www.dui-online.com/products/waterproof-weapons-dry-bags

SOF Select – Scubapro Elastic Mask Strap

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Scubapro showed me this simple, yet cool elastic mask strap. While neoprene straps will break at the worst possible time, the elastic mask strap will just loose elasticity, meaning you have to tighten it up. Beats the heck out of a broken mask strap in the middle of a swim.

www.scubapro.com