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USSOCOM Awards Contract to Sarcos Robotics for Delivery of Full-Body, Autonomously Powered Robotic Exoskeleton

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – March 18, 2019 – Today, Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver a pre-production version of its Guardian™ XO® (“XO”) full-body, autonomously powered robotic exoskeleton. The XO is capable of operating for up to eight hours per battery charge, while walking at three miles per hour and carrying up to 200 pounds of payload. With the ability to “hot swap” rechargeable batteries in the field, XO run-time is essentially unlimited.

The USSOCOM XO contract follows Sarcos’ recent announcements regarding collaborations with both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy to develop and evaluate variations of the Guardian™ XO® for use cases specific to these services. With 17 years of development efforts and more than $175 million invested in R&D, Sarcos has been laser-focused on ensuring the Guardian XO Max is safe, intuitive and power efficient. Sarcos recently shared significant power and performance enhancements to the XO, including significant improvements in power consumption, control system functionality and load transfer.

Introducing the Nautilus-Alpha from Terrain 365

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Rust-Proof Knife for Serious Use in Water Environments

Terrain 365™ introduces their Nautilus-Alpha knife model Monday March 18, 2019. A heavy duty fixed blade knife made from a solid piece of their Terravantium™ super-alloy, which is impervious to any rust, corrosion, pitting, or staining in any known natural environments. The other significant characterisitc to this super-alloy is its ability to hold an edge longer than any titanium blade alloy found in many dive knives, as well as any known steel blade alloy available. The Nautilus-Alpha is a knife designed for a life around, on, and under water. An oven cured, textured expoxy is applied to the handle and a hand made Kydex sheath with belt clip is included.  The Nautilus-Alpha is made in the USA.

The Nautilus-Alpha-2 will retail for $345.00 and available in black and orange colors as pictured.

“The Terrain 365 Nautilus-Alpha was born from a request made by commercial and military divers for durable knife that simply would never rust, keep an edge longer than any typical blade alloy found in dive knives, and also non-magnetic. Many dive knives use a titaniumn alloy which do perform very well in the area of corrosion, but as most users know, without a special carbidized edge application, titanium blades become dull very quickly with any use. There are some very corrosion resistant stainless steel alloys available, but as they are all ferrous based, they are magnetic. Terravantium as a proprietary form of dendritic cobalt meets and exceeds the requested requirements Terrain 365 received for a dive knife. Producing the dendritic cobalt super-alloy required Terrain 365 to invest in specialized production equipment and processes. They cost of the alloy itself is quite high but for the resulting performance qualities, Terrain 365 finds it superior in just about all practical considerations for a cutting tool.”

Terrain 365™ launches the Nautilus-Alpha via their website at 12:00pm Pacific Time, March 18, 2019.

Minnesota State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H Optic

Monday, March 18th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 14, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Minnesota State Highway Patrol has adopted the ROMEO4H red dot sight for the official duty rifle systems of the Minnesota State Troopers. The Minnesota Highway Patrol is comprised of over 550 troopers that concentrate primarily on traffic enforcement, highway safety, and statewide law enforcement.

“As technology advances we are seeing more and more law enforcement agencies acquiring tactical sights to enhance their officer’s capabilities and accuracy,” began Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H that’s being utilized by the men and women of the Minnesota State Highway Patrol is easy to operate, extremely versatile, and is a great enhancement to their firearms systems.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H is a closed red dot sight designed for semi-automatic MSR platforms and shotguns that easily adjusts to varying ambient lighting, weather, and terrain conditions. The sight utilizes an ultra-efficient red LED illumination for daylight visibility and extended runtime, and features four onboard reticle options, MOTAC activation with 50,000+ hours of battery life, and a ruggedized QD mount.

“The ROMEO4 series of red dot sights was developed for use by law enforcement, elite government, and military agencies. It’s the ultimate red dot sight for fast, accurate, target acquisition in any tactical scenario, and we are honored to have the ROMEO4H in use with the Minnesota State Highway Patrol,” concluded Andy York, President SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.

Local distributor Streicher’s of Minneapolis will provide product locally.

For more information about the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H visit sigsauer.com.

Mountain Khakis Launches Underwear

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

New Bison Boxers and Bison Boxer Briefs Have Hit the Market

JACKSON HOLE, WY (March 13, 2019) – Mountain Khakis® the leading premium outdoor apparel outfitter for men and women, is proud to introduce their NEW Men’s Bison Boxers and Bison Boxer Briefs at select retailers, including their flagship store in Denver, this spring.

Whether you’re a boxer or boxer brief fan, Mountain Khakis has you covered. Lightweight, breathable, quick dry and designed for comfort, the Alpine Mesh™ fabric keeps everything cool and dry;  the Bison Boxer Brief offers an articulated front to keep everything in place. Brushed waistband, inseam action gusset and flatlock seams ensure all-day, all-night comfort. With five signature solid colors and two custom camo prints to choose from, Mountain Khakis’ Underwear is easy to slip on anytime.

“Owning everything south of the waist, it just makes sense to include underwear in our lineup,” commented Noah Robertson, Director of Design & Development. “We’ve been working on fit and function in men’s pants for 15+ years, and this offering perfectly compliments our retailers’ programs, as well as the needs of our loyal customers.”

Bison Boxer Brief

Fabric: Alpine Mesh™ 4.7oz, 92% Nylon, 8% Spandex

Fit: Slim Ft, Mid Rise | Sizes: S-XXL MSRP: $25.95 – $27.95

Colors: Black, Gunmetal, Engine Red, Twilight Camo, Rainforest Camo

Bison Boxer

Fabric: Alpine Mesh™ 4.7oz, 92% Nylon, 8% Spandex

Fit: Slim Ft, Mid Rise | Sizes: S-XXL  |  MSRP: $25.95 – $27.95

Colors: Black, Gunmetal, Engine Red, Twilight Camo, Rainforest Camo


Rheinmetall to Supply the Swiss Army’s New Command Simulator

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

12 March 2019

Following a comprehensive evaluation by armasuisse, one of Switzerland’s four federal-level procurement agencies, Rheinmetall has won an order to supply a new command simulator for training the nation’s military leaders. The contract has been signed in February 2019.

The new command simulator will be located at the Swiss General Staff School (Gst S) in Kriens in Canton Lucerne. For years, this training centre has been successfully using simulator-based technology to school Swiss Army officers in every aspect of military leadership. Military commanders and staff officers at operational and tactical level can sharpen their leadership and situation management skills, including in cooperation with federal, cantonal and local-level civilian officials.

During the course of an intensive evaluation process, Rheinmetall’s forward-looking concept for the new command simulator eventually won the day, thanks in large measure to the company’s long track record as a system supplier and system integrator. The centrepiece of the solution is the integration and coupling of the C2I and peripheral systems with the newly structured Osiris simulation system.

Among other things, the Swiss procurement authorities wanted to see a significant reduction in the number of operating personnel required to run the system. This proved possible thanks to the Osiris software, which is designed to enable maximum automatization. Rounding out the planned scope of delivery and performance, Rheinmetall will operate and maintain the system throughout its service life, establishing a “material excellence centre” in order to facilitate this.

Osiris makes inter-disciplinary models possible that enable the depiction of training for all three branches of the military at tactical and operational levels, whether on land, at sea and in the air, including related capabilities.

The system can generate highly realistic leadership scenarios ranging from disaster relief to national defence and peacekeeping missions, specifically tailored to real-world Swiss requirements and current operational planning. Civilian officials at federal, cantonal and local level can also be brought into these scenarios. This enhances even further the value of simulator-supported staff exercises.

The command simulator can be operated at various echelons of Switzerland’s military hierarchy, with highly automated control possible at levels ranging from individual entities all the way up to brigade level. Here, Osiris supports the simultaneous entry of aggregate orders at multiple levels. This assures maximum freedom when controlling the simulated entities while simultaneously enabling a broad range of training levels.

Rheinmetall’s pioneering solution for the new command simulator in Kriens meets the Swiss government’s full range of specifications. A company with longstanding experience in the field of simulation and training, Rheinmetall – acting in its capacity as supplier and system integrator – now assumes responsibility for the successful implementation of all requirements and complete integration of the system.

For over forty years, Rheinmetall has numbered among the world’s foremost developers and producers of high-performance simulation technology. The spectrum ranges from computer- supported learning to air, sea and land vehicle simulators for crew training operations, right through to major training facilities where entire formations can hold full-scale tactical exercises with their original equipment.


Crimson Trace Electronic Sights Available

Friday, March 15th, 2019

(Wilsonville, OR) — America’s top brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced that several models of its recently released line of electronic sights for pistols and long guns are now widely available in retail outlets, stores and ranges across America. These innovative sights are designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters and recreational firearms enthusiasts. The sights include several fields-of-view and reticle choices, and the electronic sights also utilize existing industry standards and installation features that ensure after-market compatibility with a wide variety of firearms and mounting systems.


The new Crimson Trace electronic (battlesights and red dot) sights now available include:

*CTS-1100 is a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view and up to 10X levels of brightness. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 Picatinny mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.

*CTS-1300 is an open red dot sight with 3.5 MOA round dot aiming reticle. The sight provides 1X magnification and up to 7X brightness with a high efficiency LED.  This compact open reflex sight is designed for use on shotguns or rifles and utilizes a low-profile M1913 Picatinny mounting platform. This electronic sight is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum housing and is covered under a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

Crimson Trace electronic sights provide excellent light transmission and can be used in low-light conditions. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $199. Users will find the complete sight line offers many advantages.  They are secured in a machined aluminum housing; utilize multi-coated optics to provide a vivid edge-to-edge view; are shock-resistant, dust-proof, and fog-proof; and, all sights permit the user to adjust brightness levels to meet individual preferences and changing light conditions. Each open red dot sight comes equipped with a cover to protect the sight and to keep it clean. These sights are covered under the Crimson Trace Free Batteries for Life program.

Full details on these new sights, and the 400-plus laser sights with green or red diodes, can be reviewed at www.crimsontrace.com.

The Safariland Group Announces Brad E. Williams as President

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The Safariland Group (“Safariland” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced it has named Brad E. Williams as president.  Williams, previously the Company’s executive vice president and COO, will report to Warren B. Kanders, Chairman and CEO of the Maui Acquisition Corporation, Safariland’s parent company.  Williams will have direct responsibility for all business units and corporate functions within The Safariland Group. 

Longtime leader and president Scott O’Brien will become the Chairman for The Safariland Group supporting Williams on key initiatives and strategic projects. 

“For decades, Scott has grown Safariland to become one of the most recognized and revered brands in our industry,” said Kanders.  “His many accomplishments include fostering an open and collaborative work environment with our customers, suppliers and associates, and I am pleased he will continue with the organization in a strategic capacity.”

“In order to build the business and preserve the rich legacy Safariland has built over its 55 years, I began a journey two years ago to find my successor,” commented O’Brien. “I met Brad and quickly recognized he was the person to lead the Company into the future.”

Williams began his career with Safariland in the spring of 2017 after spending 20 years in executive and leadership positions within IDEX Corporation, Danaher Corporation and Ingersoll Rand Company. Williams holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. 

O’Brien began his tenure with Safariland in 1973 and led its body armor division, became vice president of manufacturing in 1985 and  president of Safariland in 1993. 

Century Arms, Canik Showcasing Products At ILEETA Conference

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – (MARCH 13, 2019) – Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer and the exclusive importer for Canik pistols and accessories, will be exhibiting at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference and Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, March 18-23, 2019. Attendees should plan on visiting booth #249 to visit with our LE/Mil Sales Specialist about the full lineup from these brands.

Century Arms and Canik will also have a range of Law Enforcement/Military Only Canik pistols and select-Fire AK SBRs at the range session for attendees to gain hands-on experience with these products.

Century Arms is proud to support the ILEETA Scholarship Fund with a prize package donation to the conference raffle & auction event of a Canik TP9SF pistol and Safariland 6360 ALS®/SLS Level III Holster.

Attendees may contact Ross Botha, LE/Mil Sales Specialist to schedule a meeting at [rbotha@centuryarms.com]or visit him at the Century Arms / Canik booth #249.