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Team Wendy Launches Assortment of New Helmet Accessories

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

New accessories allow operators to further scale their helmet system to meet the mission requirement
 

CLEVELAND, OH (Nov. 19, 2019) – Cleveland-based Team Wendy®, a leading provider of exceptional head protection systems for the military, law enforcement, search and rescue, and adventure sports communities announced today the immediate availability of several brand-new helmet accessories, including:

• EXFIL® Rail 3.0 system for the EXFIL Carbon and EXFIL LTP helmets, available both for new helmet purchases and as a retrofit kit for customers who already have the EXFIL Carbon or EXFIL LTP helmets with the original EXFIL Rail 2.0

• A new helmet cover design with options for all Team Wendy ballistic and bump helmets, including two brand new colors: MultiCam® Alpine and Wolf Gray

Shroud Action Camera Adapter compatible with Wilcox® L4 series and similar helmet shrouds

The new rail system, modified from the EXFIL Ballistic SL, features a built-in Picatinny rail at its front, allowing the operator more efficient use of the accessory rail. Buyers of the EXFIL Carbon or EXFIL LTP will have the choice of either the EXFIL Rail 2.0 or EXFIL Rail 3.0 at time of purchase for no extra charge. Users who want to modify the rail on their existing helmet can purchase the EXFIL Carbon / LTP Rail 3.0 Retrofit Kit for $51.25.

“The EXFIL Rail 3.0 increases the capabilities of the Carbon and LTP by allowing operators to integrate visors, face shields and mandibles, offering additional protection for riot control and vehicular operations,” said Mike Romanchek, director of sales and business development for Team Wendy. “Plus, the retrofit kits allow existing owners of our bump helmets to take advantage of these new accessories.”

A new helmet cover design in six colors is available to fit the EXFIL Carbon, EXFIL LTP, EXFIL Ballistic SL and EXFIL Ballistic with either the EXFIL Rail 2.0 or EXFIL Rail 3.0 systems. The new covers utilize a combination of mesh and Nylon spandex fabrics and feature functional Velcro® loop patches with slots for efficient cable management. The new colors – MultiCam Alpine and Wolf Gray – join a current roster that includes Black, Coyote Brown, MultiCam and Ranger Green. The helmet covers retail for $74.99.

“Our customers know we’re always working to top ourselves,” said Romanchek. “These covers allow operators to better organize the kits they rely on to execute their mission.”

The Shroud Action Camera Adapter allows operators to securely mount an action camera, such as GoPro® and Garmin® models, to the helmet shroud. The adapter requires no tools to install and retails for $25.00.

“Team Wendy is pleased to be able to offer an action camera adapter, especially with GoPro’s discontinuation of its NVG mount,” said Romanchek. “We know those cameras aren’t cheap, and our adapter provides a more secure mount than a hook-and-loop fastener on the helmet crown.”

All items are available on TeamWendy.com with select variations also available on Amazon.

Rheinmetall at MILIPOL 2019 – a Strong Partner of the Security Services

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

When it comes to equipping the men and women who protect our liberty and security, only the best will do. From 19 to 22 November 2019, Rheinmetall will be on hand at the MILIPOL international security show in Paris at Stand 5 K 026, displaying a selection of its extensive portfolio of products for law enforcement agencies and security forces.

The Survivor R protected special operations vehicle

The Survivor R epitomizes Rheinmetall’s commitment to the twin imperatives of security and mobility. It is extremely well suited for police special operations. In Germany, state-level police forces in Berlin, North Rhine Westphalia and Saxony have already opted to equip their SWAT teams with the Survivor R. The Survivor R is now in the running to become the standard special operations vehicle for Germany’s federal and state police agencies.

Developed in cooperation with special vehicle maker Achleitner and based on a high-performance 4×4 MAN truck chassis, the Survivor R is fitted with a steel armour cab. Capable of reaching speeds of over 100 km/h, the vehicle combines tried-and-tested automotive technology from major production runs with the latest force protection concepts from Rheinmetall.

Systematic use of off-the-shelf civilian parts and serially produced military components make the vehicle an affordable option, while users can rely on Rheinmetall MAN’s global service network for maintenance and repairs. This makes the Survivor R a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain vehicle platform with low lifecycle costs and a high level of operational readiness.

An armoured monocoque cab with add-on protection elements can be individually and discreetly modified to meet evolving threat situations, while a ventilation system for filtering out nuclear, biological and chemical agents is standard equipment in every Survivor R vehicle. Well-lit and ergonomically designed, the interior is spacious enough to seat up to eleven personnel with their personal equipment as well as extensive C4I and communications equipment. This versatile vehicle can also be equipped with remotely operated weapon stations. At MILPOL 2019, Rheinmetall is showcasing a Survivor R fitted with a Fieldranger weapon station. This variant is designed for protecting airports, for instance, as well as for operations against terrorists employing military tactics and equipment.

Special effects technology

Rheinmetall offers a comprehensive array of pyrotechnic products. When it comes to SWAT team-type operations, the Group’s portfolio of multi-bang grenades and improved-performance flash-bang grenades with bottom-top venting (BTV) technology offers the perfect solution. They are extremely safe to handle, highly precise and very reliable.

Rheinmetall has developed a wide assortment of flares for signalling and for illuminating the area of operations at night. These include the handheld Mithras, with ranges of 300, 600 and 1,000 metres, with versions available for the visible and infrared sector.

Rheinmetall’s new 60mm mortar for infantry and special forces

Rheinmetall has developed a new 60mm mortar for infantry and special forces. The RSG60 features innovative design and engineering characteristics which make this indirect fire system very light and easy to handle.  A few quick manual adjustments turn the 15.8 kg standard infantry version into a commando mortar weighing just 6.8 kg, with no need for tools. This makes the RSG60 a two-in-one solution. Depending on the ammunition and charges, the standard version can attain ranges of up 3,200 metres. Equipped with a thirty centimetre-longer barrel, the range increases by around 500 metres. The commando variant of the RSG60 has a range of around 2,000 metres.

40mm system family

As a leading maker of munitions, Rheinmetall’s extensive portfolio of 40mm products covers multiple operational scenarios. These range from distraction rounds and marking charges as well as non-lethal impulse ammunition and highly effective special solutions for methods of entry, or MOE, including airburst technology.

Moreover, as a top maker of military systems and equipment, Rheinmetall offers a wide variety of relevant weapon concepts. These include the Magazine-Fed Grenade Launcher, or MFGL, which features integrated hydraulic shock absorption. The Group’s fire control and aiming devices – including the Vingmate family – make Rheinmetall a one-stop shop for 40mm system technology.

Laser light modules

Rheinmetall has recently added further modular components to its “VarioRay” family of laser light modules. The new Variable Tactical Aiming Laser (VTAL) laser is extremely robust and compact. The system is specially designed for today’s shorter assault rifles. VTAL is compatible with all standard night observation devices. Furthermore, the system can be coupled with other tactical weapon lights such as Rheinmetall’s modular Lumenator weapon light and operated using a combined two-button cable switch. The new products are key components for boosting the operational effectiveness of modern small arms. Moreover, visitors to the Rheinmetall stand at MILIPOL 2019 can learn about other members of the VarioRay family as well as the Group’s TAC-Ray Ballistic sniper build-on module with integrated ballistic computer.

www.rheinmetall.com

IWI Expands Marketing to the European Commercial Market

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Will Offer Their Semi-Automatic Weapons TAVOR Family, GALIL ACE Family and UZI Pro To Europe’s Hunting & Sport Shooting Fans

November 19, 2019 – IWI Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), SK Group Member – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments and armies worldwide, as well as commercial markets in the US ? announces its expansion, reflected in the marketing of its semi-automatic weapons to the European commercial markets of sport-shooting and hunting. The weapons to be marketed include the TAVOR family, the GALIL ACE family, and the UZI Pro, all of which will be soon displayed in the next-coming Milipol Paris and Defense & Security Thailand trade shows.

Ronen Hamudot, Corporate VP Marketing and Sales, SK Group, explains: “In light of IWI’s success in marketing these weapons to the US commercial market, the company has decided to expand its reach towards the commercial market in Europe as well”

IWI’s offering to the European commercial market has so far focused mainly on pistols for personal use, such as the popular JERICHO and MASADA.

According to Hamudot “We greatly appreciate the distinguished history of sport shooting and hunting in Europe, and believe that our high quality solutions will be very successful in this market and will meet the high demands.

Among these weapons is the new member to the TAVOR family – TAVOR TS12 shotgun – which has so far been offered only to the US market and will now be showcased in Europe for the first time.

The TAVOR TS12 shotgun is a gas regulated bullpup shotgun. With an innovative design it feeds from one of three individual magazines which can each hold four 3inch or five 2¾ inch shotgun shells. This results in a potential overall capacity from all three individual magazines of 15 rounds plus one additional round in the chamber. The TS12 has a unique feature that automatically loads a round in the chamber once the subsequent loaded magazine is rotated into position. It can be fed and unloaded from either side. Additional features of the TS12 include four sling attachment points, M-LOK compatible rails, a continuous Picatinny rail on top, Benelli/Beretta choke tube compatibility, and the reliability expected of all IWI products. Although the TS12 has an 18.5 inch barrel, the overall length is still only 28.34 inches.

SureFire Shipping NEW 1000 Lumen Stiletto Pro!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products is proud to announce the new SureFire Stiletto® Pro is in stock and shipping. 

A sleek, radically shaped pint-sized powerhouse that takes the Stiletto’s already legendary performance to the next level, the Stiletto Pro features an all-new aerospace aluminum body with Mil-Spec hard anodizing for tremendous durability. The Stiletto Pro also delivers phenomenal performance to match its cutting-edge form factor. Utilizing a new proprietary MaxVision Beam® reflector, it provides 1,000 lumens in high-output mode. This increased output combined with the new reflector results in a 233% increase in candela, which equates to an 82% increase in distance performance! The Stiletto Pro also offers the added versatility of a 300-lumen medium output and a 25-lumen low output to suit a variety of tasks. Lastly, the Stiletto Pro has a Melonite®-coated, reversible heavy-duty spring steel pocket clip which allows for bezel-up or bezel-down carry.

Power is the key, and SureFire’s trademark dependable switching adds to the Stiletto Pro’s tremendous versatility. Featuring the same primary switch as the Stiletto, it can be easily programmed to activate the three light levels from low to high or vice versa, while the tactical tail switch always provides instant access to full power with a single press. The tactical tail switch can be programmed either to function as a constant on/off switch or as a momentary switch that turns off when the switch is released. In the momentary mode, press three times and hold to unleash a strobe feature that’s useful for disorienting the night-adapted vision of any attacker.

Fitting comfortably in any pocket, the Stiletto Pro can be drawn like a knife and activated with ease. With an IPX7 waterproof rating, it can withstand being submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Easily rechargeable via its MICRO-USB port, the Stiletto Pro is on the cutting edge of illumination.

 

Learn more: www.surefire.com/illumination/flashlights/stiletto-pro

BE Meyers & Co GLARE RECOIL Added To USAF Light Weapons Accessories List

Monday, November 18th, 2019

November 18, 2019 (Redmond, WA) – The B.E. Meyers & Co. GLARE RECOIL® (PN: 532-R1) green laser hail and warning system has been added to the United States Air Force Small Arms and Light Weapons Accessories List, and is now available to Air Force organizations. The GLARE RECOIL® features patented SmartRange™ laser range finding technology, and near-field detection to immediately identify range-to-target, and automatically outputs a visible green laser at maximum eye-safe power. Its powerful green beam provides visual escalation of force/hail and warning capabilities from 3 meters to beyond 16 kilometers, safely alerting targets and assisting end-users in determining intent.

The United States Marine Corps version of the GLARE RECOIL®, the LA-22/U (NSN 5860-01-657-3893), is currently in production and being delivered by B.E. Meyers & Co., the sole source provider to MARCORSYSCOM for the $49M IDIQ Ocular Interruption System (OIS) program.

www.bemeyers.com

SureFire Exhibiting at Milipol Paris 2019

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, will be exhibiting at the Military and Police exhibition in Paris, France on 19-22 November 2019 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. Milipol is the leading event dedicated to homeland security, and is organized under the auspices of the French Ministry of Interior in partnership with several governmental bodies. SureFire will be co-exhibiting with Terrang MP-Sec France, so be sure to stop by booth #5J001 to see the latest illumination tools and tactical products from SureFire. 

Release of DroneSentry-X

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the release of vehicle-mounted drone detection and defeat product, DroneSentry-X. Lightweight at approximately 10kg, compact size and and easily mountable on most vehicles, the product is expected to be of significant interest to a range of DroneShield’s customer base globally, across military, law enforcement, security and VIP markets. The product is suitable for both vehicle/convoy and fixed site installations. The product was developed in response to substantial customer interest.

Image: DroneSentry-X

The product summary is available here.

The product is available for purchase now to qualified customers, where lawful*, for delivery in 2020.

DroneShield’s CEO Oleg Vornik commented, “Vehicle market for counterdrone protection is rapidly rising. In addition to catering for that segment, DroneSentry-X provides a more affordable detect-and-defeat solution for price-sensitive customers as an alternative to purchasing full-functionality DroneSentry product from us. DroneShield offers a complete suite of detection and defeat solutions to our customers, and this new product covers the customer need which we identified in our recent engagements”.

Milipol Paris 2019: Meprolight Will Showcase its Ultra-Smart, Proven Solutions, Developed Especially to Meet the Precise Needs of Global Military, Law Enforcement and HLS Markets

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Milipol Paris 2019, Paris, France, November 19-22, Hall 5, Stand D067

November 14, 2019. Meprolight – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – will showcase its ultra-smart, proven solutions, developed especially for these markets at Milipol Paris 2019.

Among the solutions to be showcased at the exhibition are the multi-spectral MEPRO NYX 200 uncooled thermal sight, the MEPRO FORESIGHT that allows the use of a wide range of in-FOV display profiles, and the MEPRO MicroRDS sight, installed with an adaptor for quick installation and removal.

The MEPRO NYX-200 is available in two configurations: thermal channel with digital low-light camera, or thermal channel with digital day camera. Additionally to the known advantages of thermal sights that enable operation in harsh sight conditions such as total darkness, smoke and fog., the combination of thermal channel and digital day camera (DDC) enables the effective use of the sight for both day and night operations, provides enhanced situational awareness eliminating the need to change sights/devices between day and night, and allowing the user to perform tasks impossible with standard thermal sights such as observing through glass windows and facial recognition. The combination of thermal channel and digital low-light camera (DLLC) is optimized for Close Quarters Battle (CQB) and supports viewing IR laser pointers. Similar to the DDC-equipped version it significantly enhances the user’s tactical efficiency and operational flexibility. In addition, both sight versions have a built-in infrared (IR) laser pointer.

That assists in designating targets acquired by the sight’s user for force members who are equipped with a standard image intensified night vision sight or observation system, an integral digital video recorder (DVR) for mission documentation and debriefing purposes, and an optional top-mounted backup red dot sight for rapid short-range target engagement.

 

The MEPRO FORESIGHT is an augmented weapon sight which provides essential tactical data projected directly on its transparent optical lens in real time and equipped with a digital zeroing mechanism. The sight is integrated with Meprolight’s mobile App (Android and iOS) through a Bluetooth interface, enabling storage and easy upload of up to 10 preset weapon zeroing settings or user profiles. Additional features include a digital compass, leveling, and battery status indications, 5 user-selectable reticle for various tactical scenarios, continuous firmware updates, and a built-in sensor for automatic brightness adjustment.

The MEPRO MicroRDS, offering rapid target acquisition at close distances with both eyes open, is designed for pistols and small arms. It serves as either the main weapon’s aiming sight or as a backup sight for rifles’ magnifying optics. The patented quick-release mounting (MEPRO MicroRDS adaptor) allows the user, if needed, to rapidly detach the optical sight and use the weapon’s standard tritium or mechanical sights. Compact, rugged, energy-efficient it is equipped with a large display window and a clearly-defined red dot. Having easily switchable reticle brightness intensities it can be used in all light conditions, alongside a backup tritium TRU-DOT™ night sight. It utilizes a single CR2032 battery and supports battery replacement without the need for detachment.

www.meprolight.com