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OR Summer Market 19 – VSSL First Aid

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

VSSL has added a first aid kit to their line of waterproof tubular gear kits. They are pretty handy, and can be kept in vehicles or pantries, or even carried an impact for hiking.

They’ve created a roll up insert which keeps the gear organized and allows you to either customize or restock specific items. The other side of the insert features instructions.

And, like every other VSSL Kit, the end cap features a flashlight. In this case, the other end is a compass.

Here you can see the entire contents.

Available now from www.vsslgear.com/products/vssl-first-aid.

USMC Canvases Industry For Integrated Helmet System

Friday, June 7th, 2019

This week, the Marine Corps Systems Command issued a Request for Information to Industry, seeking a Berry Amendment compliant Integrated Helmet System.

Just last year, the Marines evaluated mid and high cut helmets during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (Urban ANTX-18) at Camp Pendleton, California and purchased a small number of Enhanced Combat Helmets in these shapes for further testing.

The Marine Corps envisions IHS as a lightweight helmet system (includes shell, suspension, retention system, and other mounting devices) that will provide an integrated head protection platform for infantry and infantry-like Marines. The IHS will be employed by male and female Marines under various environmental conditions for long durations in conjunction with other gear and equipment. With the increased number of battery powered optics and other attachments to the helmet, the amount of exposed/unsecure wires and battery packs are increasing. The Marine Corps is looking for an optimized configuration to allow power and/or data to flow to the attachments while minimizing bulk.

In addition to a universal, modular mounting system for all components that allows for compatibility with legacy and future capabilities, IHS must be compatible with the following:
– Communications/hearing protection
– Night Vision Devices including external battery components
– Power cable management or power transfer
– Eye protection
– CBRN Equipment (mask and cover)
– Standard Marine Corps clothing
– Oxygen mask
– Rail system to mount ancillary devices
– Body armor
– USMC Pack

Here are the desired ballistic capabilities of IHS:

Minimum V50 BL(P)s

Additionally, the finished helmet, including any hardware exposed on the outside of the shell (if hardware is used for any attachments), shall be resistant to penetration from a 9 mm FMJ RN bullet at 1400 (+50, –0)ft/sec at 0° obliquity.

IHS must also protect from bump or blunt impacts. At a minimum, no individual acceleration shall exceed 150 G (gravitational constant) at 10ft/s. Greater impact protection (i.e., fewer G) is desired.

Below are the maximum weights by size.

Once again, the Marines plan to use Mid Tear Acquisition to conduct an “Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)” a process which is being used more and more to quickly test and field mature technologies and equipment. In the event a contract is awarded, the minimum order will be 24,000 IHS, delivered within one year of First Article approval.

Those interested have until 5 July, 2019, at 11:59 Eastern to submit.

Rheinmetall’s Autonomous Rescue and Surveillance Vehicles to be Showcased in Canada at CANSEC 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Rheinmetall is launching the Rescue model of its Mission Master at CANSEC 2019. The Mission Master is a modular unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that facilitates recovery of injured troops without compromising the operators’ safety, along with many other dangerous, dirty, and dull (DDD) tasks.

The newly released rescue variant of Rheinmetall’s flagship autonomous vehicle allows for in-field medical intervention. This gives remotely situated soldiers the ability to evacuate casualties over long distances either autonomously or via remote control.

Rescue model: enhancing casualty care effectiveness

In the field, the right equipment can be the difference between life and death for wounded soldiers, since 90% of fatalities occur between the time of trauma and arrival at the combat zone medical facility.

Rheinmetall’s Rescue UGV has all the equipment necessary for a successful evacuation, including two basket stretchers with sliding provisions, head and foot immobilizers, oxygen masks and canisters, a monitor defibrillator, and a hot/cold box. All of these items would be impossible for a medic to carry on foot, but the Mission Master can handle the load with ease.  

Operators can command the Mission Master from near or far using autonomous navigation, reducing the number of personnel needed on the ground. This feature leaves medics free to focus all of their attention on the injured soldier, as opposed to wasting precious time driving back to the extraction point. While transporting a wounded soldier using the UGV’s stretcher, for example, accompanying medics can use the vehicle as a workstation to administer emergency care.

Using the “follow me” function, the UGV can roll alongside other soldiers, who are busy making sure that the surrounding area is safe and secure. In both “follow me” and autonomous navigation modes, the Mission Master significantly relieves cognitive and physical stress, allowing troops to deal with the mission at hand.

Surveillance that saves lives

The Mission Master – Surveillance is designed to carry out observation and reconnaissance. Rheinmetall’s UGV is equipped with long-range EO/IR cameras, a 5-metre telescopic mast, radar, laser rangefinders (LRF), and GPS heading systems for 360-degree surveillance.

As an autonomous vehicle, the Mission Master – Surveillance can minimize the number of troops needed on the ground, while providing timely situational awareness for enhanced security and informed decision-making. Multiple sensors relay real-time data to the integrated Rheinmetall Command and Control Software (RC2S) and Argus soldier system, enabling rapid threat detection during operation in the field.

The UGV can transport much more specialized, high-performance equipment than soldiers can typically carry on their person. As a result, not only does the Mission Master help to significantly reduce the physical load carried by dismounted soldiers, it also enhances the likelihood of mission success.

The integration advantage

Each version of the Mission Master is networked to both the Argus soldier system and RC2S, the Group’s command and control software. This type of integration is a Rheinmetall specialty, and will be proudly on display at this year’s CANSEC tradeshow.

The rugged, ultra-portable Argus soldier system can control the UGV as well as receive data from its many sensors, delivering mission-critical information straight to soldiers’ tactical user interface. It can also send essential reconnaissance and updates to higher echelons of command via the RC2S.

Seeing is believing

Nothing compares to seeing our UGV in person. At this year’s CANSEC exhibition, Rheinmetall will be showcasing the Rescue model at its outdoor booth, and the Surveillance version in its indoor booth. Don’t miss your chance to speak with our experts about the Mission Master and its many advantages!

www.rheinmetall.com

Warrior West 19 – Predator Warpaint

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Predator Warpaint was founded by Navy SEAL Nick Morris. They’ve offered camouflage face paint for several years. Now, they’ve introduced EarthWell Zinc which is clear and offers SPF 50 protection. Along with the Camo compact (yes, that’s an integrated bottle opener) , they now also offer a stand alone tinted sunscreen lotion.

EarthWell Zinc technology attributes:
· Dry-Touch technology
· Non-migrating
· Highly durable
· Water and sweat resistant
· Non-comedogenic
· Hypoallergenic
· Certified safe for sensitive skin.

Predator Warpaint products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

ITS Releases an All-New Slimline Pouch

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

[ARLINGTON, TX, 5/13/2019] Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to release a more versatile solution for general purpose pouches, the ITS Slimline Pouch. It’s perfect for storing pocket-sized items like the ITS EDC Trauma Kit, compasses, cell phones and other electronics. Additionally, with the patent- pending 4-Way Mounting System™, the ITS Slimline can be mounted to virtually any piece of gear.

The fold-over cover of this GP pouch features a webbing pull tab, a 1.5” square section of loop material for affixing hook backed patches and the ability to adjust for items of varying height. Durable elastic is also used for the pouch body to ensure items stay retained inside, no matter how the pouch is mounted.

The patent-pending 4-Way Mounting System™ means the ITS Slimline Pouch can be mounted vertically or horizontally on a belt, vertically through MOLLE webbing and onto backpack straps or other wide items using the attached VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® straps.

Imminent Threat Solutions provides indispensable skill-sets and products to explore your world and prevail against all threats.

For more information on ITS Nylon products, please visit store.itstactical.com/collections/nylon-gear

Warrior West 19 – Waterproof Zippers Added to the Phokus Trauma Kit Line

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Phokus Research Group has introduced waterproof zippers and polyurethane construction to their Phokus Trauma Kit line.

The combination of zipper and waterproof material make this the first accessible waterproof kit (IP67) on the market. The new option will be introduced to the low viz deployment kit first, with other models to follow.

Although the cost is more, polyurethane is more durable than vinyl. Kits manufactured from vinyl will still be offered as lower cost option and in instances where high durability isn’t required such as kit components in outer containers.

Phokus Research Group products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Pelican BioThermal – Golden Hour One

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Pelican BioThermal launched their New Golden Hour One at last week’s SOMSA. It’s the latest generation of award-winning Golden Hour technology — a smaller, lighter reusable container for transporting blood to the battlefield.

The new product is a smaller-scale, nimble, reusable thermal packaging container for transporting whole blood products. With Golden Hour One, military units can more easily transport life-saving blood to far-forward combat areas where they are needed most during the first critical hour after injury — regardless of extreme conditions.

Golden Hour technology was invented by Pelican BioThermal in 2003 at the request of the US Army to address the need to securely, reliably and safely transport blood to battlefields away from fixed medical facilities. These battlefields are often situated in regions with extreme conditions that could result in temperature excursions that damage blood supplies. Golden Hour temperature-controlled containers resolved this issue and received the US Army’s Greatest Invention Award for their innovation.

“Since we developed the Golden Hour technology more than 15 years ago, we have continually expanded the line to meet the ever-evolving needs of the military,” said Kevin Lawler, vice president of worldwide sales at Pelican BioThermal. “The launch of Golden Hour One answers the call for an even more portable container to transport blood supplies from anywhere in the world to any battlefield in the world.”

The ultra-light Golden Hour One holds a single unit of whole blood and maintains temperature for 18 hours under extreme conditions without external energy. And under less challenging conditions, it can keep blood cool for up to 36-plus hours. These temperature controlled containers are easy to use and assemble and consist of safe, reusable non-toxic materials.

Golden Hour One joins Pelican BioThermal’s proven family of Golden Hour products. The original Golden Hour Mobile transports up to four units of red blood cells (RBCs) and maintains temperature control in excess of 72 hours under extreme conditions. Golden Hour Medic stores up to two units of whole blood, keeps blood cool for 24 hours under extreme conditions and performs up to 48-plus hours under optimal conditions.

To learn more about Golden Hour One and their other products, visit www.pelicanbiothermal.com.

 

See MATBOCK’s New Cobra Sled At Warrior West

Monday, May 13th, 2019

At this week’s Warrior West Expo, MATBOCK is displaying the brand new Cobra Sled. Easy to assemble, it’s the lightest and smallest hoistable evacuation stretcher.

Features:

Total Weight – 8.5 lbs

Carrying Capacity – 600 lbs

Decontamination Ready – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Material, Kevlar Stitching, Kevlar Webbing

All straps included and configured for both vertical and horizontal lift

Hoist strapping is 5,500 lbs Tensile strength Kevlar webbing with Kevlar stitching and an integrated chest harness directly attached to both horizontal and vertical hoist straps.

There are 4 front drag straps that can create 2 x 10 ft loops for operators to sling and drag forward hands free as well as stabilizing straps in the back for uneven terrain.

The system can also be rigged for 4 operators to carry the patient hands free with the straps sling across their shoulders.

When it is folded up, the stretcher is only 12in x 8in x 8in.

For more information, you can contact MATBOCK at admin@matbock.com.