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Aspetto Wins Coveted $9.9M IDIQ Contract from DHS CBP

Friday, September 20th, 2019

September 18, 2019 – Fredericksburg, VA

Aspetto, Inc., a leading manufacturer of armor and nylon solutions, is awarded a single Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) five-year contract for Ballistic Plate Carrier System’s. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted a requirement for a Ballistic Plate Carrier System to be used for training and law enforcement operations. The effort is integral to providing effective Use of Force equipment to officers and agents within CBP. The contract was open competition with no set-asides and encouraged the contractors to develop a solution that increased user efficiency and comfort. Aspetto offered their patented KWIQ Clip that provides the end user swift donning and doffing as well as robust load-bearing capabilities.

The company is honored to support the brave Border Patrol Agents who are working tirelessly to ensure our national security.

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A Federally Recognized 8(a) Entity GSA Contract # GS-07F-146GA

Walter Clarke
VP Government Sales
Email: GSA Contract # GS-07F-146GA

Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock is capable of withstanding long term abuse delivered by larger caliber firearms while remaining nimble.

Horsham, Pa. (September 2019) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock. Building on its popular minimalist platform, MFT recognized the need for a more robust stock capable of withstanding long-term abuse delivered by larger caliber firearms, such as tactical shotguns of 12 gauge or 7.62X51 AR-10, while remaining nimble enough for use on a 5.56.

The Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock is a slide-on replacement for a collapsible buttstock. The angled, non-slip, rubberized removable buttpad allows for faster presentation, even when donning body armor. It has multiple sling slots with single point mount points, with the Quick Detach Sling mounting point positioned in the rear. It comes equipped with a single MLOK connection point and the upper section provides an enhanced cheek weld. Available in Black and Scorched Dark Earth, the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock has an MSRP of $69.99.

Mission First Tactical Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stocks are built for hard shooting and extreme treatment and shooting conditions and come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit

Colt Statement Regarding Cessation Of Commercial AR-15 Production

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Company Response to Questions about Colt Participation in Consumer Markets

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (September 19th, 2019) – There have been numerous articles recently published about Colt’s participation in the commercial rifle market. Some of these articles have incorrectly stated or implied that Colt is not committed to the consumer market.  We want to assure you that Colt is committed to the Second Amendment, highly values its customers and continues to manufacture the world’s finest quality firearms for the consumer market. 

The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity. Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.  

On the other hand, our warfighters and law enforcement personnel continue to demand Colt rifles and we are fortunate enough to have been awarded significant military and law enforcement contracts.  Currently, these high-volume contracts are absorbing all of Colt’s manufacturing capacity for rifles.   Colt’s commitment to the consumer markets, however, is unwavering.  We continue to expand our network of dealers across the country and to supply them with expanding lines of the finest quality 1911s and revolvers.

At the end of the day, we believe it is good sense to follow consumer demand and to adjust as market dynamics change. Colt has been a stout supporter of the Second Amendment for over 180 years, remains so, and will continue to provide its customers with the finest quality firearms in the world.  

Very respectfully,

Dennis Veilleux, President and Chief Executive Officer

The SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, has launched an informational video on its revolutionary Optimized Bolt Carrier (OBC).

The SureFire OBC is designed to greatly increase the reliability of an M4/M16/AR variant during both unsuppressed and suppressed firing. The OBC comes as a package with the OBC bolt carrer group as well as buffer and buffer spring. This patented design makes numerous improvements to the standard Mil-Spec full-auto bolt carrier group starting with delayed unlocking of the bolt during the firing sequence. This delayed unlocking is a result of a lengthened cam pin slot and our neutrally balanced counterweight. This delay allows expanding gases more time to exit the bore, lowering chamber pressure by 15%, which not only reduces wear and tear on parts, but also reduces back-pressure gases exiting the ejection port.


Next the shortened gas carrier key in conjunction with shorter buffer allow a 60% increase in stroke. This increase in stroke gives the magazine more time to feed, which can be essential as gas ports erode and magazines become dirty from austere environments. This additional stroke also provides smoother and more reliable feeding due to increased inertia when the OBC picks up a round from the magazine.

The previously mentioned neutrally balanced counterweight works three times in the cycle of operation. First the counterweight delays unlocking, as mentioned before. Secondly, the counterweight keeps the carrier group to the rear for additional time, allowing more time for reliable feeding of ammunition from the magazine and nearly eliminating bolt-over-base malfunctions. Lastly, this counterweight improves carrier and barrel extension lock-up, nearly eliminating bolt bounce. The OBC also reduces felt recoil, allowing for better tracking of sights and more control of the weapon when firing. Coated with an advanced anti-friction coating, the OBC resists friction during use and makes cleaning easy. For the ultimate in reliability, choose the SureFire OBC.

Samson Manufacturing MPX Handguards Now in Titanium Cerakote Finish

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

KEENE, NH – Samson Manufacturing is now offering their popular MPX Handguards in a Titanium Cerakote finish. These narrow profile, M-LOK® handguards are the answer for those wishing to replace the larger and heavier factory handguard on their SIG SAUER MPX pistols and carbines. Now in three color options—Titanium, Black and FDE—the MPX Handguards are available in 8” and 14” lengths.

The continuous top rail and ample M-LOK slots allow you to put your accessories wherever you need them. The handguards are made from 6061 aluminum and mount securely to the receiver using the existing mounting hardware.

Order yours in any color, or all three colors, now on the Samson website

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National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations Conceptual Design Has Been Honored With A 2019 Architectural Design Award

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Recipients of Chicago Athenaeum’s 2019 American Architecture Awards have just been announced. Winners will be recognized at an awards gala on October 10th and featured in the forthcoming New American Architecture (Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd).

Now in its 25th year, the American Architecture Awards are the highest public awards given in the United States by a non-commercial, non-trade affiliated, public arts, culture, and educational institution. They are also the centerpiece of The Chicago Athenaeum and European Centre’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of architectural development, as well as recognize design excellence and the best and next contributions to innovative contemporary American architecture.

“For 25 years, the American Architecture Awards have presented stunning and meticulously- designed projects that demonstrate quality architecture in the service of clients, as well as the general public, no matter the scale of project,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum. “This year’s winning projects are the buildings that are profoundly shaping American architecture in the 21st-Century. Today’s celebrated award; tomorrow’s landmark.”

The 2019 entries were reviewed and winners selected by a prestigious jury composed of Miami based architects, educators, and developers including Alejandro Gonzalez of Arquitectonica (ARQ), Carlos Rosso of The Related Group, Luis O. Revuelta of Revuelta Architecture, Peter J. Studl (former Chairman) of The Chicago Athenaeum, Paolo Trevisan of Pininfarina of America, and Sebastian Salvat of Fortune International Realty.

Among the winners of the 2019 American Architecture Awards is the conceptual design for the anticipated 57,500-square-foot, National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations.  The effort is spearheaded by the OSS Society and will be built just north of Dulles International Airport, about 30 miles west of Washington, DC. Designed by Fentress Architects, the envisioned museum plans to educate the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation of freedom, honor Americans who have served at the “tip of the spear” and inspire future generations to serve their country.

Curt Fentress, Principal in Charge of Design at Fentress Architects said, “The concept of the museum’s landmark design was inspired by the spearhead, a symbol used by the intelligence and special operations communities since World War II. The spearhead shape will define the footprint of the museum, which will be visible from the flight path of Dulles International Airport.”

Symbol of the OSS revealed in site plan

Side view of walkway to events pavilion

Events space

“Tip of the Spear” Pavilion

High Speed Gear Brings On Wes Doss of Khyber Training

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

SWANSBORO, N.C., Sept. 17, 2019 – High Speed Gear®, maker of Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™, is proud to announce a working partnership with Wes Doss, CEO and founder of Khyber Interactive Associates LLC.

“High Speed Gear’s® continued expansion into the law enforcement and military markets has provided a unique opportunity to partner with key individuals to help enhance our knowledge base that ultimately will guide the manufacturing of our gear,” said Bill Babboni, HSGI® vice president of sales and operations. “Now more than ever it is important to have a deeper understanding of what gear our customers want and need. It is critical that we have individuals we can trust to provide feedback and assist in our testing. Wes has a long history training LE and military personnel; his expertise, understanding and use of our equipment will help deepen our brand within these communities. We are excited to bring him on as part of the team.”

Doss is an internationally recognized firearms, tactics and use-of-force instructor with more than 30 combined years of military and civilian criminal justice experience, as well as significant operational time with both military and law enforcement tactical operations and protective service organizations. Doss holds specialized instructor certifications from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, Smith & Wesson Academy, Sig Sauer Academy, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of State and more.

“There is a lot of choice in equipment these days and the dollars spent on gear need to be spent wisely,” said Wes Doss. “Anything substandard could mean the difference between life and death. I’m excited to represent a brand like High Speed Gear® with the extreme quality, versatility and dependability it provides.”


Orolia Defense & Security Announces Completed Acquisition of Talen-X

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Talen-X has joined Orolia Defense & Security to expand its capabilities and resources, enabling the development of more advanced Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) solutions and to offer more robust customer support.

Rochester, NY, September 18, 2019 – Orolia Defense & Security has completed the acquisition of Talen-X, a U.S. company specializing in advanced Global Navigation Simulation System (GNSS) solutions and Interference, Detection and Mitigation (IDM) technologies.

“Orolia Defense & Security is excited to bring on Talen-X as they offer a complementary portfolio of solutions and bring many years of advanced PNT experience to the team. We look forward to continuing their growth by providing additional resources and capabilities, while ensuring the growth and success of their current customers,” said Hironori Sasaki, President of Orolia Defense & Security.

In early 2019, Orolia Defense & Security spun off as a separate entity from its parent company Orolia, with the mission of providing Resilient PNT solutions and custom engineering services to U.S. Government agencies, U.S. Defense organizations, and their contractors.

Orolia Defense & Security operates as a proxy-regulated company, Free of Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI). As such, Orolia Defense & Security is approved to work on the full spectrum of U.S. Government classified and unclassified projects and is positioned to support strategic partnerships in the development of key PNT technologies for the defense market.

“Our culture of innovation, together with our demonstrated testing capabilities, will complement Orolia’s technology expertise and significantly enhance the reliability, performance and safety of military operations,” said Tim Erbes, Orolia Defense & Security’s Director of Engineering. The acquisition also enables Talen-X’s existing resources, operations and capabilities to be scaled and accelerated to better support the warfighter.

At the Modern Day Marine and Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) exhibitions, Orolia Defense & Security is showcasing its latest technologies such as the BroadSim Wavefront GNSS simulator, ThreatBlocker jamming/spoofing detection and protection device and BroadShield threat detection software. Authorized for use with U.S. military signals such as GPS L1/L2, P, Y, and M-Code, Orolia’s Simulation and IDM solutions serve the most unique and challenging program requirements.

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