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Coming Soon from Panteao: Make Ready with John Lovell: Everyday Carry Essentials

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Columbia, SC, May 16, 2019 – Panteao is happy to announce the addition of John Lovell to the cadre of Panteao instructors. John is the founder of Warrior Poet Society. He is a credentialed full-time tactics and firearms instructor. He teaches over 20 different classes including night vision, low light tactics, room clearing, defensive pistol courses, defensive carbine/rifle courses, home defense, and more. John is a war veteran and a former member of Special Operations, having served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion with numerous combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His overseas experience also includes having served as a missionary to Central America for four years. In John’s first video with Panteao, he covers everyday carry essentials including mindset, deadly encounters, emergency medical, general EDC, bags, specialty attire, vehicles, and more. In the video is currently in post-production and expected to be released soon.

For more information on this title, visit Panteao at: panteao.com/product/make-ready-with-john-lovell-everyday-carry-essentials

Mountain Khakis Unveils Premium, New Website

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Jackson, WY (May 14, 2019) – Mountain Khakis®, the leading premium outdoor apparel outfitter for men and women, proudly announces the unveiling of a new online experience with the launch of a new website.

Partnering with Wick Creative out of Denver, CO for a refreshed desktop and mobile look, the newly designed website offers a clean, organized design with improved functionality, which means it offers a simpler, more intuative approach to shopping.

Also assisting in the shopping experience, Mountain Khakis is introducing the new ‘Pant Finder,’ which acts as a questionaire that will help a customer to hone in to the right pant based off of fit, functionality and need.

‘It’s an exciting evolution of an in-store shopping experience, which allows our customers a more personalized pant shopping experience,’ said Colby Bell, Mountain Khakis Ecommerce Stategist.

Along with showcasing the Mountain Khakis apparel and accessories, the newly designed website offers premium storytelling through collection selling and enhanced product imagery.

‘We see how important content has become in the digital shopping experience and really wanted to showcase the quality and durability of our apparel through premium content – images and video,’ said Bell.

The new website went live May 7th, 2019 and is located at the same URL address as prior: www.MountainKhakis.com.  The site will be updatted on a regular basis with new product launches, brand activity, milestones and information. Customers are encouraged to explore the website and follow along with the brand evolution.

A7 Defense & Aerospace – Outlaw Tactical Gloves

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Outlaw™ tactical gloves are made from the highest quality materials available and are designed for extreme environments with protection in critical areas, high dexterity, a non-slip grip, comfort, and durability. A7 Outlaw™ gloves are very robust with tops of genuine leather, flexible knuckle protection, and a breathable 4 way stretch material with palms and thumb cradle made of a proprietary silicone webbing that is extremely durable, flame resistant, chemical resistant, and provides extreme grip even when wet.

a7defenseandaerospace.com/product/outlaw-gloves

AXL Releases Upgrades for Crye Precision AVS & JPC

Friday, May 17th, 2019

AXL specializes in making high performance upgrades and released their product line earlier today of enhancements for the Crye Precision™ AVS™ & JPC™.

Email SOFIC@AXLadvanced.com to schedule a product demonstration at SOFIC (May 20-23).

See the video below for an overview of their products and visit www.AXLadvanced.com to purchase.

Follow them @AXLadvanced on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Throughout 2019 AXL will be releasing more upgrades and enhancements that plug and play into the products of the following brands: Crye Precision™, FirstSpear®, S&S Precision, Spiritus Systems, Mayflower, Velocity, and many more.

US and International Patents Pending. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Ops-Core AMP Communication Headset Selected By USSOCOM To Modernize SOF Communications

Friday, May 17th, 2019

New technology in configurable headset delivers 3D Hear-Through and advanced hearing protection for combat operations.

May 16, 2019

Carbondale, PA, May 16, 2019. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel was selected by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for its Ops-Core® Adaptive Mission Platform (AMP™) Communication Headset as part of the Communication Accessory Suite Land (CASL) program. The AMP headset features 3D Hear-Through Technology, which restores and enhances the operator’s “natural hearing” of the outside environment for improved situational awareness in high noise environments, while also providing robust hearing protection with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 22db. 

The Ops-Core AMP Communication Headset pushes the boundaries of operator configurability with a modular design that can be changed quickly from headband to helmet-rail mounted use and includes removable connectorized downleads with options for single, dual, or no downlead configurations. Additionally, the immersion rated, noise-canceling boom microphone can be swapped to the user’s preference of earcup, without the use of tools, or removed entirely. 

“Listening to end users and responding to their evolving needs has fueled Ops-Core’s heritage of innovation, which is evident again in the configurable AMP Headset,” said Peter Harbeck, SOF Business Development Manager, Gentex Corporation. “Our business development and product management team, comprised mainly of former and current end users, are dedicated to upholding the mission of Ops-Core—getting elite forces the products they need to keep them safe and enhance their mission effectiveness.”

Additional features of the Ops-Core AMP Communication Headset include optional wire-free, battery-free, Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) Earplugs, which increase the systems NRR to 34dB, while maintaining clear-communication audio and ambient hear through.

“We’re proud to continue to support the military in combating the issues of operating in high noise environments with our latest communications and hearing protection technology,” added Tom Short, Vice President Ground Systems, Gentex Corporation.  “Based on decades of experience with military communications and hearing protection, Gentex also provides the Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headset for the F-35 program.”

The Ops-Core AMP Communication Headset will be on display in the Operator Pavilion during SOFIC 2019, May 20-23 in Tampa, Florida.

Part of Gentex Corporation’s portfolio for defense, emergency response, and security forces, the focus and dedication of the company’s Ops-Core brand remains the same –protecting elite forces.  The modular, scalable, open-architecture design of Ops-Core products allow for seamless integration and true system level performance. 

www.ops-core.com

Gentex Awarded Contract for USSOCOM Next Generation SOF Helmets

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Ops-Core helmet system delivers true system-level performance and innovation

May 16, 2019

Carbondale, PA, May 16, 2019. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel, announced today that its Ops-Core® FAST helmet system was chosen by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to fulfill their contract for Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) — Ballistic and Non-Ballistic Helmets. 

Gentex Corporation has supplied helmets and accessories driven by user input from special operations forces for SOCOM since the introduction of the Para Master High Altitude Low Opening (PM HALO) helmet in 2005 and the acquisition of Ops-Core Inc. in 2011. As the incumbent in the highly competitive bid process, Gentex Corporation received the award through full and open competition. The company utilized the latest design and technological innovations of its Ops-Core FAST SF helmet to deliver a high performing FTHS system that features improved comfort, increased stability, reduced personal signature, greater system integration and a significant weight reduction over currently fielded Ops-Core FAST helmets.

“We’re honored to have been chosen again to deliver the next generation of helmet systems for SOCOM Operators,” said Tom Short, vice president Ground Systems, Gentex Corporation. “Working directly with current operators to understand their needs, plus continued investments in cutting-edge technologies has enabled us to deliver the most advanced, innovative solutions to USSOCOM and other global defense, emergency response, and security forces.” 

The new SPEAR FTHS helmet system comes in ballistic and non-ballistic versions, each compatible with all current USSOCOM headborne accessories. Separate from FTHS, new modular Ops-Core accessories include an NVG compatible Step-In Visor, a range of mandibles (including ballistic, non-ballistic, and force-on-force), and a scalable two-piece ballistic applique for the non-ballistic helmet which provides the same level of ballistic protection as the FTHS ballistic helmet. The commercially available ballistic version of the helmet system, the Ops-Core FAST SF Super High Cut Helmet System, will be on display in the company’s booth at SOF Select in the Operator Pavilion during SOFIC 2019, May 20 – 23 in Tampa, Florida.

Part of Gentex Corporation’s portfolio for defense, emergency response, and security forces, the focus and dedication of the company’s Ops-Core brand remains the same –protecting elite forces.  The modular, scalable, open-architecture design of Ops-Core products allows for seamless integration and true system level performance.

www.ops-core.com

Make Ready with Richard Mann: Defensive Pistol Fundamentals Now Available Streaming

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Columbia, SC, May 14, 2019 – Panteao is happy to announce the release of a new instructional video from Richard Mann. Defensive Pistol Fundamentals is the perfect place to start if you are new to carrying a pistol for personal defense. Richard Mann takes you through proper stance and grip, presentation from a holster, holster options, ammo selection, sight alignment and trigger pull, carry positions, shooting positions, reloads, shooting while moving, lights and lasers, barricades, strong and support hand only shooting, selecting a handgun for women, and a handful of shooting drills you can practice on your own. Richard Mann is a multiple graduate of Gunsite Academy with a background in both military and law enforcement. Today Richard works as a firearms journalist and consultant and has contributed to every major firearms and hunting periodical. He has also authored numerous books to include, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter, Handgun Training for Personal Protection, Shooters Guide to the AR, Cartridges of the World, Under Orion, and The Scout Rifle Study. Whether you are new to carrying a handgun for self defense or need to brush up on your shooting skills, this is a great video to watch.

Make Ready with Richard Mann: Defensive Pistol Fundamentals is available streaming for Panteao subscribers. It can be watched online via a PC or Mac, on a smartphone or tablet using the Panteao Make Ready Android and iTunes apps, or on television with the Panteao Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. For more information on how to stream the Panteao videos, visit: panteao.com/streaming-video-ways-to-watch

The video will also be available later this month on DVD and Digital Download formats. For more information on this title, visit Panteao at: panteao.com/product/mann-defensive-pistol-fundamentals

Canadian DND Exercises $33m Ballistic Helmet Contract With NP Aerospace

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) has issued full options on a $33 million combat helmet contract with Canadian armour technology manufacturer, NP Aerospace.

The contract is for supply and delivery of the CM735 lightweight ballistic helmet and spare components over a seven-year period.

NP Aerospace has supplied combat helmets to the Canadian DND since 2015. The CM735 helmet is designed and manufactured using advanced composite technology to deliver greatly improved ballistic and fragment protection with a weight reduction of 25 percent from the CG634 helmet. Its structural design also helps avoid severe injury from back face deformation and impact to the head when hit by fragments and bullets.

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, comments: “We are honoured to continue to supply our ballistic helmets to the Canadian Armed Forces and are proud of our long-standing partnership providing the highest quality body armour. This contract is among many with Canada which has allowed us to innovate and enhance our global product offerings. The next generation technology within the CM735 helmet, for example, has benefited the development of our composite spall liner which is now used in military vehicles across the world.”

NP Aerospace manufactures a range of full and high cut helmets as part of its Lightweight Armoured Soldier Architecture (LASA®) portfolio. The CM735 composite helmet shell has a weight of less than 920 grams (32 ounces) while providing ballistic protection against fragments and NIJ Level 3A hand gun rounds. Its low weight significantly improves user performance while reducing fatigue. The LASA portfolio also includes hard body armour plates and shields for a range of threats including covert operations as well as various rifle bullets.