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Logos Technologies To Exhibit Wide-Area Sensor for Integrator UAS, Low-Acoustic Bike to AUSA

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

New Redkite delivers powerful imaging with system that fits inside payload bay of small UAS

FAIRFAX, Va. — October 3, 2017 — Logos Technologies will be displaying for the first time at the upcoming Association of the United States Army (AUSA) expo in Washington, D.C., a Redkite wide-area sensor configured for the Insitu Integrator tactical unmanned aircraft.

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“For this AUSA, we will exhibit two versions of our ultra-lightweight Redkite WAMI,” said John Marion, president of Logos Technologies, “our standard podded model, plus a new integrated version — both of which have been recently tested on Group 3 unmanned aircraft systems.”

Like larger wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) systems, Redkite can cover a city-sized area (12 square kilometers) at once—detecting, tracking and recording all significant movers within the scene and transmitting multiple imagery streams to users on the ground in real time. It also stores up to eight hours of geo-tagged mission data for real time and forensic analysis.

This year, Logos Technologies conducted test flights of a Redkite fitted for the payload bay of the Insitu Integrator / RQ-21 Blackjack. This sensor version demonstrated its ability to capture and stabilize WAMI and stream it to multiple handheld devices.

Logos Technologies also successfully tested these capabilities with a platform-agnostic Redkite pod mounted to the wing of a TigerShark, a Group 3 unmanned aircraft system developed by Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC), in a flight in July.

“U.S. and international customers to AUSA will get to see how powerful WAMI sensors are now moving on to smaller platforms and what that means for the tactical commander,” Marion said.

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Also on display for the first time at the AUSA expo is the SilentHawk all-wheel drive, hybrid-electric motorcycle designed to quietly carry troops and their gear over rough terrain and behind enemy lines. Logos Technologies was recently awarded a second Phase II SBIR for further optimization of the motorcycle’s design.

For more information on Logos Technologies and its innovative solutions, please visit Booth 1065 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, October 9-11.

Polaris DAGOR Rolling Down The Straße In Wiener Neustadt

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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This photo of a recent parade in Wiener NeuStadt was posted to Facebook. Allegedly, the Polaris DAGOR is undergoing evaluation by Austrian SOF.

SOFREP TV Releases Training Cell Episode 8: Moto Mobility

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

NEW YORK – September 27, 2017 – In the latest installment of Training Cell, the team takes to the high country of Idaho where they explore the capability of the Christini AWD 450 dirt bike with Jimmy King of Tactical Mobility Training. Capable of climbing steep and rugged terrain and an ideal platform for environments like Afghanistan, the bike pushes the team to their threshold ending with a few falls, bumps and bruises. The trailer can be viewed online, and the episode is live for subscribers now.

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Rugged Mobility in Tough Terrain
Episode 8 follows the Training Cell team as they embark on a two-day course in Sun Valley, Idaho with expert Jimmy King of Tactical Mobility Training. A modern war machine, the Christini AWD 450 has the flexibility and maneuverability that operators need in tough, hostile terrain. The Spec Ops vets learn basic platform functionality—various controls, mechanics, starting and stopping—and work their way up to more advanced techniques like body positions, ascending and descending hills, reactionary drills and more.

“Navigating the unpredictable landscape of Afghanistan can be difficult, but with a platform like the all-wheel-drive Christini, it’s possible for military personnel to go almost anywhere,” said ex-Army Ranger Drew Wallace. “Training with Jimmy gave us the opportunity to put the bike to the test and see first-hand its extreme versatility on the hills of Idaho. We all came to the table with varying levels of motorcycle experience but each left with a new and important skillset. It’s hard not to see the value in a machine that can travel where feet, horses or pack animals can’t—especially in a tactical environment.”

Jimmy King is the owner of Tactical Mobility Training, a company based in Fayetteville, NC. Born from the understanding that wars and battles are often fought in remote locations, Jimmy developed a training regimen to educate and mentor operators who use light mobility platforms on a regular basis. Personnel from SOCOM, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and British Special Forces have trusted Tactical Mobility Training’s staff of former Spec Ops personnel to train and prepare their operators for off-road conflicts for over 17 years.

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Training Cell on SOFREP TV
The latest installment on moto mobility is another example of the hard-hitting original programming with the flare only Special Operations veterans can provide. Training Cell takes viewers inside the world of some of the most advanced, highly-trained personnel in the world. From winter warfare and off-road driving to gunfighting—the topics are diverse, but the expert analysis, recommendations and skills provided by the team are evident in every episode.

Training Cell is just one part of the subscription-based SOFREP TV that combines relevant topics, authoritative contributors and behind-the-scenes access and intel delivered on demand. SOFREP TV features and is run by veteran contributors who are sworn to authenticity. The network offers a wide variety of content on its three channels.

Check out the trailer.

SOFREP TV subscribers get access to all new releases—as well as the vault of past interviews, episodes, documentaries, news stories and features. Subscriptions are available at https://join.sofrep.com/sofrep-tv/ and new subscribers can get started with a limited-time offer of $4.99 per month.

DSEI 17 – Arnold Defense FLETCHER, A Guided 2.75-inch Rocket Mounted On A Supacat LRV 600

Friday, September 15th, 2017

We told you about the Supacat LRV 600 when it was launched at DSEI 15. When we went by to see it this year, it was fitted with a rocket dispenser mounted to the rear roll bar on a swing arm.

Turns out, this is a development of Arnold Defense, a St Louis-based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers.  The “FLETCHER” is a guided 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon System can be mounted on land-based military vehicles as well as maritime craft.

The FLETCHER concept is supported by a team of global defense industry companies working together under Arnold’s leadership to combine their complimentary expertise which includes Military Systems Group, Nammo and Supacat.

Traditionally, 2.75-inch rocket systems have been used as an area suppression weapon, ordinarily deployed by aviation assets. FLETCHER can engage targets at ranges up to 6.5km, but from the ground.

Currently in the concept phase of development, a demonstrator fit of FLETCHER is mounted to the Supacat LRV 600, a lightweight special forces platform.

Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said “FLETCHER is an exciting new development for Arnold Defense and our team partners. We’re already exceedingly well established in the air environment with our rocket systems being used on air platforms globally. Moving that success into the land environment with our 2.75-inch rocket systems fitted to wheeled and tracked vehicles, as well as in a dismounted role, will provide ground forces with an entirely new capability”. He added: “there is further development work required but if all goes well, we’re expecting to have the system ready for sale towards the end of 2018”.

www.arnolddefense.com

DSEI 17 – Hippo Multipower Lightweight Tactical Mobility Platform

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Hippo Multipower displayed their Lightweight Tactical Mobility Platform candidate which is currently informing a U.K. requirement. It is an eight-wheeled, all-terrain, amphibious vehicle which offers three advantages: Payload, Terrain Accessibility and Power Generation.

The concept is to use a light vehicle to take the sustainment load, and possibly other burdens off the back of the individual Soldier. The platform needs to be able to keep up with the troops in complex terrain and be used for resupply as well as other ad hoc requirements such as CASEVAC. So far, experimentation has indicated that the vehicle should be used with a trailer.

The Hippo vehicle will accommodate a Platoon load of equipment, in excess of 750kg across complex terrain. Although, adding a trailer increases the payload. Additionally, the vehicle offers an onboard hydraulic generator boasting 5kw of exportable power. More than anough to power communications and ECM systems. Because the generator, which is contained in the belly of the vehicle is hydraulic it can be used to power tools as well.

www.hippomultipower.com

Supacat Launches HMT Light Weight Recovery in Defence Industry First for Light Weight (Air Portable) Recovery Vehicle Programme

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

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The global defence industry’s most versatile Light Weight Recovery (LWR) vehicle will be unveiled by UK high mobility vehicle specialist, Supacat, at DSEi in London. The 10.5 tonne HMT Light Weight Recovery (HMT LWR) has been developed by Supacat to fill a capability gap to recover vehicles operating in hard to access urban and rural locations as required by the UK MoD’s Light Weight (Air Portable) Recovery Capability (LW(AP)RC) programme.

The 6×6 HMT LWR offers high levels of agility, off-road performance and protection in common with Supacat’s High Mobility Transporter (HMT) family, which includes `Jackal` and `Coyote` now within UK MoD’s Core Fleet. HMT LWR utilises many HMT design features such as the variable height air suspension system, engine and drive line that have been battle proven in numerous theatres. Blast and ballistic protection has been built into the chassis providing the optimum protection for its weight of 10.5 tonnes.

HMT LWR utilises an innovative new Supacat designed technology, `Supalift` (patent pending), which extends the range of vehicles that can be recovered by a light weight recovery vehicle. HMT LWR’s recovery system can be operated both in conventional mode and by the operator engaging `Supalift`, which increases the maximum lifting weight of the recovery system by up to 50%. In conventional mode the HMT LWR recovery system lifts a maximum recovered vehicle axle mass of 3.8 tonnes and in `Supalift` mode rises to 6.1 tonnes (specification based on recovering an HMT 400 `Jackal 2`). `Supalift` technology is based on the principle of distributing the weight of the casualty vehicle more evenly over the recovery vehicle.

Phil Applegarth, Head of Supacat, said, “HMT LWR provides customers with a highly versatile and cost effective light weight recovery capability, with the flexibility to recover a wide range of vehicles. We are very proud of our engineering team in developing `Supalift`, which finally makes a light weight recovery vehicle a reality and is a game-changer in extending the lifting capability of recovery systems for defence and other industry sectors”.

HMT LWR is fitted with a specially designed Boniface and Miller Century 2465 hamper and a Rotzler TR80 main winch. These will be fitted as standard but as with all HMT platforms the modular hamper design can be reconfigured to suit any role.

At last year’s DVD show Supacat revealed the concept demonstrator for the LW(AP)RC programme as one of several new variants of the HMT platform. This has since been developed as HMT LWR to full prototype, which will be displayed on Supacat’s DSEi stand N9-360.

“HMT LWR also demonstrates the flexibility of the HMT platform in being configurable to different roles to meet the needs of current and future programmes”, said Phil Applegarth, Head of Supacat.

www.supacat.com

Polymule – A New Take On The Handcart, Now On Kickstarter

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Prepare for the coming apocalypse, or any other adventure life throws your way with the Polymule. This handcart will support up to 350 lbs and 15 cu ft of cargo. It can also be broken down, with all components in the body, for storage or transportation. Toolless assembly can be accomplished in less than five minutes.

The side rails are not only for pulling or pushing the Polymule, but also serve as a kickstand.

Additionally, there is an optional cover.

www.kickstarter.com

DPS Skis Inks Deal MultiCam to Produce Military and Tactical Skis – Innovative Product to be Showcased at ADS, Inc.’s Warrior Expo

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – July 10, 2017 – DPS, makers of the world’s most advanced pre-pregnated carbon skis, has entered into an agreement with MultiCam® to produce skis that feature the MultiCam Alpine™ pattern. DPS will offer these specialty skis to the military and tactical market through a new custom order program.

The MultiCam Alpine™ pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in snow-covered environments. The pattern of the graphic is intended to be used in every area of operation that receives significant snowfall.

Although the MultiCam Alpine™ pattern employed in this program will primarily be coupled with DPS’ award-winning lightweight Tour1 family of skis, the distinctive pattern can also be paired with any DPS model. To demonstrate the possibilities of this program, DPS prototyped a pair of 2017/18 Alchemist Wailer 99s with the snow-specific camouflage graphic.

DPS will showcase the new product at ADS Inc.’s Warrior Expo East, a premier industry event designed to bring innovative operational solutions together with military, government, and law enforcement professionals.

For more information, and to view a pair of these exceptional tactical tools, visit booth #1309 at the Warrior Expo East show in Virginia Beach, Virginia July 13-14, 2017.