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Chase Tactical Launches New Website

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Bozeman, MT – Chase Tactical is excited to announce the launch of their new website.  After years of being known as a distributor, Chase Tactical has moved into manufacturing their own premium line of Chase Tactical branded nylon products.  The new product line will include Plate Carriers, Ammo Pouches, Utility Pouches, Bags and Packs and will complement the Company’s existing lines of Ballistic Armor.  Chase Tactical has been rolling out their new products over the last few weeks which are being made with 100% USA Made Mil-Spec Materials, IR Webbing and other premium components that customers would expect from Chase Tactical.  A Berry Compliant version of most products will be offered along with having a TAA Compliant line as well.  There will be no changes to Chase Tactical’s Ballistic Armor line which remains 100% Made in USA and Berry Compliant.

View the new website here: www.ChaseTactical.com

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Protect The Force for Development of Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Fabrics for First Responders

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

An Award Through the Silicon Valley Innovation Program Under the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

Protect The Force Inc., a leader in design and technology for military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, has received an award to develop photovoltaic energy harvesting fabrics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).

In what is the first award under the DHS S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program’s (SVIP’s). Energy Harvesting Fabrics solicitation, Protect The Force will provide a proof-of-concept of a photovoltaic fiber that can be woven into an energy harvesting fabric. The fabric would be used in first responder garments with a goal to provide reliable power for charging batteries or power electronics.  The award is for the first phase of a four-phase program and is valued at $199,260.

The goal of the Energy Harvesting Fabrics solicitation is to seek new fiber technology that can be integrated into first responder uniforms, such as daily use uniforms, with the ability to charge radios, sensors and other electronics worn on the frontlines by police officers, medical personnel. The scope of the call also includes wildland firefighter uniforms that can withstand the extreme conditions of wildfires and structural firefighter gear used when responding to building fires.

Protect The Force will work closely with Dr. Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UML), utilizing UML’s recently unveiled Fabric Discovery Center (FDC) facilities and with Tweave LLC to execute on this first phase of the project. UML- FDC acknowledges the support from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) that provided the funding for the acquisition of equipment that will be used in the fabrication of the photovoltaic fibers. UML-FDC also acknowledges Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), NEXTFLEX and Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) USA Institutes.

“We are honored to be the recipients of this award from the prestigious DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program,” stated Francisco J. Martinez, Protect The Force Chief Technology Officer.

“We would like to thank Dr. Nagarajan and Ms. Claire Lepont at UML-FDC for their relentless efforts in developing a winning proposal. We also appreciate the support of Tweave LLC’s General Manager Ms. Mary Reardon, as a key player in the project. We now look forward to the kick-off and execution of this project and to developing a potentially lifesaving technology to our First Responders.”

“It is estimated that the global market for energy harvesting is expected to reach $4.4 billion by 2021,” continued Mr. Martinez.  “With defense being the second most significant area of application, this segment is expected to reach approximately $845 million by 2019. The US Army is increasingly using energy harvesting in wearable devices.  First responders are also growing their use and need for equipment to aid communications, awareness, safety and improved technical ability in emergencies.”

“Our success in this program creates a great opportunity not only for our work with first responders and DHS, but for developing energy harvesting fabrics for the consumer market place including the outdoor industry, geo-textiles, marine industry and other markets,” concluded Mr. Martinez.

New Security Solution Designed to Prevent Vehicle Terrorism

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) OCTOBER 09, 2018

In April, a man drove a van into a crowd on a sidewalk in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring a dozen more. In March, an angry driver drove a car into a group outside a bar in Texas, killing one and injuring at least three others. In 2017, several high-profile vehicle attacks occurred globally, including two in London. One, on London Bridge, resulted in eight fatalities. Another, on Westminster Bridge, resulted in five deaths. In December 2016, a man drove a truck into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 50 more. In another vehicle attack, likely terror-related, a rented cargo van was used. Eighty-six people were killed. Hundreds more were wounded.

This new and dangerous mass-killing tactic shows no signs of abatement. Indeed, large vehicles may be replacing firearms as a weapon of choice since perpetrators can so quickly and easily gain access to them. Terrorists can rent a large truck quickly and surreptitiously from many places that provide such services. Unlike firearm purchases, these rentals aren’t delayed by cooling-off periods or tracked by law enforcement. Instead, the terrorist can rent a vehicle and become familiar with its operation well before the planned attack. Large vehicles can be obtained globally. Even a smaller vehicle, such as a van or passenger car, can cause mass casualties in a crowded area.

Vehicle attacks are particularly insidious because they attempt to deny people the use of open spaces, gathering areas and common markets, such as weekly farmers’ markets or specialty markets. Parades are also potential targets.

Currently, there is limited knowledge about how to predict or stop such attacks. Until now, no one in government or the private security sector has taken a leadership role in physical security to address such attacks. Now Security Pro USA has stepped up to provide a product to meet this need.

The company provides a variety of portable vehicle barriers which can be used to secure a perimeter from vehicle attacks. The company’s vehicle barriers are available in a variety of sizes to fit the threat level or needs of the security personnel and situation.

Most vehicle barriers have been fixed concrete structures, such as large bollards, or large and unwieldy products that were not portable. Security Pro offers a better option. The company’s HERCULES 100 Heavy Weight Modular Vehicle Barrier can be transported easily in a van, station wagon or SUV. When assembled, this barrier can stop vehicles as large as tractor trailers as well as cars, vans and even large trucks.

Security Pro also offers smaller barriers which are equally effective against a variety of vehicle threats. The Samson Modular Barrier for Heavy Weight Vehicles will prevent vehicles as small as a motorcycle or as large as a 12-ton truck from entering a secured perimeter.

“Our barriers represent the top level of both design and workmanship. Our products have been well-tested with a focus on saving lives,” said Security Pro USA CEO Al Evan.

Security Pro recommends the use of barriers for any event where traffic should be limited for security reasons. Examples of such events include open-air shopping experiences, outdoor concerts, fairs, parades and motorcades.

Security Pro vehicle barriers can be disassembled and easily stored in relatively small spaces. Due to their modular nature, these barriers do not have to be deployed in advance, but can be taken to the site and assembled prior to the event, reducing the inconvenience of barricading areas to a relatively short timeframe.

Security Pro barriers are designed for both civilian and governmental use as well as military applications, particularly where checkpoints are used, but permanent structures aren’t desirable or have been prohibited by host countries.

“We intend to get these barriers out to public safety officials as soon as possible to help protect public safety by assisting police and military personnel with quick deployment and the power to stop vehicles in protected areas,” Evan said.

Vehicle barriers are currently the best solution available to stop these types of attacks.

Visit www.securityprousa.com or call (800) 264-8273 now for more information.

Gentex Recognized for Technological Innovations at SAFE Symposium

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

COB Receives Murray P. Koch Award; Company Invited to Present its Latest Aircrew Technologies

Carbondale, PA, October 11, 2018. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel announced today that its Chairman of the Board, Peter Frieder, will be honored with the Murray P. Koch award for significant contributions in the advancement of technology/hardware for safety and survival applications at this year’s SAFE Symposium. The company has also been invited to present its latest technologies for Aircrew, Gentex Wire-Free Communications Earplugs, Mobile 3-D Head Scanning, and True 3DHearing Technology.

Over his forty years at the helm of Gentex Corporation, COB Peter Frieder spearheaded many lifesaving and performance enhancing solutions. Among those being recognized by SAFE include the COMBAT EDGE counter-GLOC (loss of consciousness) system. Developed in partnership with Boeing, these high-performance oxygen masks, counter-pressure vests, and modified helmets for F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 aircrews have been directly credited with saving many lives. “I’m honored to receive the Murray P. Koch award,” said Peter Frieder, COB, Gentex Corporation. “This achievement demonstrates the company’s commitment to advancing lifesaving technologies and celebrates the excellent products our employees have been providing to customers around the globe for over a hundred years.”

Other notable innovations Mr. Frieder is being recognized for include CBRN materials used in defense protective gear; the first full-color aircrew helmet mounted display system; the HGU-55/P and HGU-56/P Helmets; the first powered electret microphones for aircrew; and holograms for laser eye protection products.

During the symposium, the company will also present a few of its latest aircrew technologies: Gentex Wire-Free Communications Earplugs, designed for aircrew requiring double hearing protection and communications; mobile 3-D head scanning, for aircrew helmet sizing and fitting; and True 3DHearing Technology (T3HD), which restores and enhances “natural hearing” of the outside environment for improved situational awareness and robust hearing protection.

Other technologies/products being featured by Gentex at this year’s SAFE Symposium include: the Gentex Mini Dynamic Oxygen Mask Microphone, who’s small profile design allows for greater operator flexibility with microphone placement; Gentex Aircrew Helmet Noise Reduction Technology (AHNR), which is designed to DoD and MoD specifications to reduce noise exposure for aircrew flying in louder aircraft and during longer missions; and the Gentex Low Profile Particulate Respirator, a low-profile, half-mask respirator that offers 99.97% filtration efficiency against a wide range of particulate contaminants encountered by door gunners and other rear aircrew.

Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for aircraft maintainers and military, law enforcement, and rescue aircrew worldwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of Gentex, ALPHA, and Aegisound products include scalable helmet systems, and advanced hearing protection and communication solutions.

The SAFE Symposium takes place October 15 through 17th in Reno, Nevada. Gentex Corporation’s booth is #204.  To attend the Gentex presentations, please visit the SAFE Symposium website. To learn more about Peter Frieder and company’s one hundred years of innovation, visit www.gentexcorp.com/innovation.

Quantico Tactical is at ANG WEPTAC

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Stop by and see Quantico Tactical Oct. 15-16 in their Quantico Tactical Suite #217 at ANG WEPTAC in at the Double Tree Hotel located at 7051 S Tuscon Blvd, Tuscon, Arizona.  As a DLA Gold Superior Supplier, rated for exceptional contract performance(one of twelve in the world), they are a leading supplier of special operations equipment, C4ISR, weapons, and weapon accessories to the Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and state/local Law Enforcement Departments.  With Quantico Tactical, you can Count on More™.

You Can Count On:

•    Customer Commitment

•    Exceptional Performance

•    Convenient Contracts

•    Simplified Procurements

•    Unmatched Service

•    Rapid Logistics

•    Extensive Brand Selection

•    Kitting Solutions

Meet with our specialists to discuss your procurement needs and view a sampling of incredible products from SureFire, TYRTactical, Team Wendy, Magpul, Safariland, Point Blank, Geissele, Vortex, Spuhr, Harris and many more.  Our knowledgeable team is standing by to answer your questions and provide in-person support.

To schedule an appointment please email GovtOps@QuanticoTactical.com or call 910.944.5800

For more information on Quantico Tactical, please visit QuanticoTactical.com

Pincroft Named Official European Printer for MultiCam

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Pincroft, the dyeing and printing arm of Carrington Textiles, has been chosen as the official European printer of MultiCam camouflage fabrics by 1947 LLP. Carrington will showcase MultiCam camouflage fabrics for the first time at the Future Forces show, which takes place from 17-19 October in Prague, Czech Republic.

Described as an “uncompromising concealment option for those who demand the best,” the MultiCam pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating across a wide range of physical environments and seasons.

Licensed through textile solution provider 1947 LLP, the MultiCam family of products includes MultiCam Arid, MultiCam Tropic, MultiCam Alpine and MultiCam Black. “Together, the teams at 1947 and Pincroft provide the professionalism, enthusiasm and attention to detail that are guaranteed to meet and exceed all expectations in our international markets,” commented Ernesto Rodriguez, MultiCam Brand Manager.

Neil Davey, Sales Director at Carrington, said: ‘‘We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s largest workwear suppliers, delivering high-quality, multinorm fabrics to suit workers’ needs in a whole host of challenging environments – whether that’s providing protective qualities or creating lightweight fabrics that deliver added comfort. We are thrilled to be partnering with 1947 and are extremely proud to play a role in taking MultiCam into the European market.’’

One of Europe’s largest workwear suppliers, Carrington supports many of the world’s largest employers – spanning sectors from heavy industry to health. Formed in Lancashire, UK, in 1891, the company continues to lead the industry in personal protective fabric. Carrington’s current product range meets demand across four main areas: general workwear, flame retardant, waterproof and defence.

Carrington operates in more than 80 countries worldwide, supplying key customers including: McDonalds, UPS, BUPA, TATA Steel, Shell, Coca Cola, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BP, and Arcelor Mittal.

www.carrington.co.uk

The Remington V3 Tac-13, Represents the Ultimate in Compact Personal Defense

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Ilion, NY – Remington’s advanced, patented gas-operated system now available with a 13” barrel and a Birdshead pistol grip.

The V3 Tac-13 is based off the revolutionary VersaPort gas system. The Remington V3 Tac-13 flawlessly cycles all 2 ¾ to 3-inch 12 gauge loads while reducing recoil to a level previously unheard of in autoloaders.

Features & Benefits:
• Birdshead Pistol Grip Allows for more ergonomic hold to help control the firearm and reduce recoil for the shooter.
• Hand Strap User adjustable to help control muzzle flip and improve handling characteristics.
• Lightweight Aluminum Receiver For easy, comfortable transport anywhere
• 13” Light Contour Barrel is compact and easy to carry anytime its needed

Additionally, its self-cleaning gas piston system greatly reduces time required for cleaning. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain.

RAMPART is Now a Canadian Distributor for Safariland Products

Monday, October 15th, 2018

OTTAWA, ON – RAMPART International Corp., Canada’s leading supplier of operational equipment to Law Enforcement, Military, and Special Forces operators is thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Safariland Group. Safariland is a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for Law Enforcement, Military, professional, and outdoor markets.

“The entire RAMPART team is very excited to be working with The Safariland Group in Canada,” said RAMPART President Mike Klein. “Safariland’s unmatched selection of brands and thousands of product options will allow RAMPART to better serve our end users with some of the world’s finest equipment. RAMPART is well-known in Canada for our exceptional service, dedication to the end users and premier brands; we could not ask for a better partner. The Safariland Group’s commitment to their customers is an exceptional example in our industry; we are very proud to have been chosen as their newest partner.”

Scott McLean, Safariland Vice President of International Sales, said, “We are very pleased to have RAMPART join the Safariland team as we expand our distribution network in Canada. RAMPART’s keen awareness and understanding of Military and Public Safety user requirements align perfectly with Safariland’s mission to help save lives by providing exceptional products and support to those who serve. We look forward to a highly successful partnership with Rampart in support of our Canadian growth strategies.”

RAMPART will also be offering test and evaluation products to end users combined with specialized product training to ensure maximum exposure for Safariland products.

Safariland products will be available to agencies starting October 15th, 2018. Select products will be available online and through the SHIELD program over the coming weeks.

For more information about RAMPART, visit www.rampartcorp.com