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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.

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – MATBOCK MR Dry 6500

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

This is the latest variant of MATBOCK’s MR Dry pack system. Built in conjunction with Mystery Ranch, this massive 6500 cu in dry bag accepts the MR 6500 pack internally. As a Dry Bag, it incorporates an oral inflation tube and a 3/4 opening waterproof zipper which can be opened fully to expose the pack once on dry land.

The suspension is a Mystery Ranch NICE Frame to accommodate the increased weight of the contents of this larger pack.

www.matbock.com

Kokotat – Poseidon PFD

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Kokotat’s Poseidon Personal Flotation Device offers flexibility in load carriage as the strap lattice at the front allows the wearer to configure pockets where they want them. The vest comes with a Full Chest Pocket Accessory that has three zippered compartments and a lash tab on the back for knife storage. Other accessory pockets include the Poseidon Quick Release Belt, Belly Pocket, single Chest Pocket and Tactic Pack. Additionally, there is a hydration pocket at the rear of the 500D Cordura Vest which will accept a reservoir. The Poseidon is available in three sizes with US Coast Guard or Transport Canada approved flotation, made from a PVC-Free Foam.

Kokatat Poseidon PFD from Kokatat on Vimeo.

The only thing that will be a problem for tactical users is the color combinations. There’s Black, bit only as long as it is paired with Red, Blue or Yellow. Of course, spray paint is a service member’s best friend.

kokatat.com/product/poseidon-lvupdn

Piteraq – Kraken Waterproof Expedition Bag

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Piteraq is a Norwegian brand of waterproof bags I encountered at IWA.

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The Kraken is their expeditionary bag, complete with padded shoulder straps for hauling. It’s available in two sizes; 100 and 140 liter and is constructed of 840D double TPU coated nylon fabric with welded construction. The waterproof zipper is a TIZIP Masterseal 10 with a 500mb hydrostatic head and can be locked. In addition to an air relief valve, there are compression straps and end corner carry handles which are quite handy.

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The Kraken is offered in a variety of colors including the Crocodile seen here, as well as Black, Slate/Dark Slate, Flame/Blazer, and Blazer/Flame.

www.piteraqhardware.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Frog AAC Kit

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

This week, we’re going to check out the Frog AAC Kit, which I had the chance to check out during this week’s Enforce Tac at the Messe, in Nürnburg, Germany. The Frog kit adapts the Assaulter Armor Carrier for use in a maritime environment.

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. 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.