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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

Visit TEA Headsets At SOFIC Booth #1200 To See Their New Line Of Maritime Products

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

TEA Headsets is pleased to announce a new line of maritime solutions, proven in sea and air rescue, swimming, diving, jungle, riverine as well as other military maritime and emergency services operations.

The SAR-M Maritime Headset is extremely lightweight, rugged and submersible to 20 meters. With its adjustable headband/strap, it can accommodate almost any head shape with an adjustable nylon-elastic assembly and features an ultra-rugged submersible boom microphone.

The TEA Occasional Swimmer’s Kit (OSK) allows you to convert your land radios to a fully submersible communication kit down to 20 meters submersible. The OSK bag can accommodate a very broad range of portable military and public safety 2-way radios and with its extremely durable design with surgically sealed enclosures. The exterior cable assembly of the OSK kit integrates TEA’s range of submersible PTT switches and headsets for additional Push To Talk options.

With TEA’s SAR-M Headset and the OSK Radio Kit, you can maintain a natural level of hearing while keeping your radio dry and fully operational.

Dive in with TEA Tactical Maritime Products!

Warrior West – FirstSpear AAC FROG Kit

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The AAC FROG Kit adapts First Spear’s Assaulter Armor Carrier for use in a maritime environment. It is getting quite a bit of interest here at Warrior West due to the modular flotation option.

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Standard in the kit are FS Bouyancy Compensators, Adaptive Cummerbund Flotation Elements and a 2″ belly band to secure the front and back panels to the user without having to wear a full cummerbund.

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The adaptive cummerbund uses the AAC instant adjust back panel.

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6/12 modular sections on the left and right of the front carrier panel allow the user to install the modular pockets of their choice and at the height they need for increased comfort and mobility.

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There is also a rebreather harness kit which allows the rebreather to be attached directly to the AAC and easily ditched once free of the surf zone.

The AAC Frog kit is for Governmemt use only and is already being fielded by a customer. Contact www.first-spear.com for additional information.

Warrior West To Showcase Maritime Capabilities

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

This year, Warrior West will feature two areas showcasing maritime capabilities. Vendors will be grouped together in a central area on the show floor, exhibiting multiple new products like this Spectrum Full Face Mask from Ocean Technology Systems.

Additionally, there will be a hands-on demo area set up outside the convention center at the Marina Village. There, you can experience remote operated, unmanned underwater and surface vehicles.

For full details visit www.adsinc.com.