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SOFIC – Geissele Automatics Introduces Mk13 Trigger

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

This new Mk13 trigger was designed by Geissele at the request of NSWC-Crane. It fits the AI chassis and Stiller action only and is specifically intended for use by snipers. The reason I say this is that because it is non-adjustable, its commercial appeal will be limited. Geissele sets this trigger at the factor and in this case it’s 2-stage and 3.5 lbs. The trigger was also specifically designed to pass Crane’s 5′ drop test unto steel plate with the safety off. This is the first time a bolt gun trigger has passed the drop test with the safety off. Finally, it uses Geissele’s proprietary NanoWeapon coating.

www.geissele.com

Introducing Revision’s Next-Generation Special Forces Helmet Suite: The Batlskin Caiman Head System

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont (May 15, 2017) – Designed and built in conjunction with Special Operations Forces (SOF) users, Revision Military’s new Caiman Head System reinforces the Company’s standing as the world leader in integrated head protection systems. The Caiman Head System is a true full-spectrum special operations helmet solution, and will be commercially available in stages, starting with the Caiman Carbon Bump Helmet System. The Caiman Carbon Bump System—including carbon bump helmet, a streamlined rail system, and an innovative liner and suspension system—will be available for sale at the end of July.

“This new head system, built from the ground up and tailored to the feedback and specialized needs of SOF users, epitomizes Revision’s forward-thinking, holistic mindset,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “Revision upended traditional helmet development for the Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) project. The project management team put in untold legwork, going to great lengths to engage key SOF contacts and stakeholders directly, and absorbing unfiltered, informed feedback. This collaborative, iterative process allowed the team to eliminate guesswork and address SOF user demands in real time. Caiman is not a head system created in a vacuum; the contributions from SOF operators are undeniable.”

Optimized for coastal, riverine, maritime, high-altitude, freefall, and ground maneuvers, the Batlskin Caiman Helmet System is designed to withstand an extreme range of environmental conditions–—tropic or arctic, day or night, arid desert or open ocean, and beyond. Revision has also developed a new set of accessories that will enhance this cutting-edge, lightweight helmet for boat, vehicle, HALO/HAHO, mountain, river, and direct action missions. The Caiman system is the first carbon bump helmet in the industry that can be ballistically-enabled with add-on armor appliques for ballistic, blunt-force, blast-force, and fragmentation protection during specialized operations. Skeletonization of all system components has significantly reduced the overall weight, emphasizing scalability and versatility for highly dynamic and unpredictable situations.

Providing a unique combination of agility, protection, adaptability, and integration, the Caiman system is ideal for SOF global operators, as well as law enforcement, paramilitary, and peacekeeping forces the world over. Revision’s Batlskin Caiman suite also includes a Ballistic Helmet System, and both the Carbon Bump System and the Ballistic Head Protection System have a series of accessories and components for mission-specific modularity. In total, the Caiman suite emphasizes scalability for use in a wide variety of specialized maneuvers. To give significance to the many facets of the full Caiman Head System, the suite will be rolled out in several phases. The Caiman Ballistic System and additional Caiman accessories will be available commercially in subsequent product rollout campaigns later this year and early in 2018.

www.revisionmilitary.com

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Revision Showcases FTHS Special Forces Head Systems At SOFIC

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont (May 15, 2017) – After a rigorous and collaborative development process, Revision Military, the world leader in integrated head systems, will showcase the Company’s new Special Forces helmet systems at the 2017 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida on May 16th. Revision’s Special Forces helmet solutions were developed for SOCOM’s highly anticipated Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) program, a solicitation that is primed to define Special Operations Forces (SOF) head protection for the foreseeable future.

“True to form, Revision took this generative, ground up process to the extreme, setting ambitious goals for performance and innovation while working on a narrow timeline,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “The scope and creative latitude of this program fit well with Revision’s capabilities and reputation for sweeping innovation. Revision invested heavily in this project—in time, personnel, and financial capital—and, in parallel, we significantly strengthened our manufacturing—adding several million dollars of new equipment and expanding our principal helmet manufacturing facility—modernizing our operations and increasing capacity to support this program simultaneously. In this process, Revision brought a wide-range of SOF users to the table. Special Forces operators can feel real ownership of the end-product, knowing that their demands were addressed and readdressed continuously. We are genuinely excited to unleash the full scope of our vision for the future of Special Forces head protection.”

Revision’s SOF helmet suite addresses SOCOM’s technical challenges head on: optimized weight, protection, and mobility indices and system component integration. Revision has developed two cutting-edge helmet systems: a Carbon Bump System and a Ballistic System with liner system, rails, and Wilcox® Mount. Revision’s Carbon Bump helmet can be ballistically-enabled—add-on armor appliques up the protection level for ballistic, blunt-force, blast-force, and fragmentation threats. And, the skeletonization of all system components has significantly reduced the overall weight of these helmet systems.

Revision’s FTHS head systems showcase at SOFIC represents the culmination of an intensive ground-up design and development program, dating back to the beginning of 2016, as well as exhaustive testing, analysis, and trials. Communicating with esteemed Special Forces operators, from across the special ops spectrum, Revision created a head systems suite tailored to the experience and feedback of SOF operators.

Revision’s FTHS solutions will be available commercially in 2017. The suite of products will be known as the Batlskin Caiman Head System. Additional Caiman Head System accessories and components are planned for later this year and early 2018.

www.revisionmilitary.com

Nightforce Optics To Exhibit at SOFIC In Booth #120

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

www.nightforceoptics.com

Visit TNVC During SOFIC

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Come check out TAPS, Mohawk, and a slew of other awesome night vision products during SOFIC!

Visit TenCate at SOFIC and Get a Free Tshirt

Monday, May 15th, 2017

TenCate Protective Fabrics is a completely vertical manufacturer of inherently flame resistant (FR) textiles that are made in the USA. TenCate FR fabric is the first choice of the U.S. Army. Our full line of inherently flame-resistant protective fabrics, provides the best overall solutions for fire hazards encountered by the military. Our fabrics are certified to meet or exceed the rigorous standards of government specifications for protection, comfort and durability.

Visit TenCate Protective Fabrics at SOFIC 2017. Come by booth #1320 in uniform to see the future of FR fabrics and pick up your free, high-performance TechT4™ Base Layer tee shirt.

Catoma – Switchblade Modular Load Carriage System

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Catoma is launching the new Switchblade Modular Load Carriage System at this week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida. Switchblade uses the framesheet, shoulder straps, and waistbelt from the Chief Patrol pack.

As you can see from this components listing, there are several items designed specifically for use by weapon crews.

As you can see on the graphic below, there are a wide variety of configurations.

See the Switchblade in booth #1736 at SOFIC.

www.catoma.com