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QinetiQ Emulates Drone Threat for Royal Canadian Navy

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

30 November 2017 – QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones.


The live demonstration was carried out in November 2017 from a Halifax-class frigate under the C$8.5M Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and Engineering contract, awarded to QTS in 2015.

QTS flew its Snyper multi-rotor target alongside Lockheed Martin’s Indago quadcopter using QinetiQ’s Universal Target Control Station (UTCS), which facilitates the operation of multiple unmanned systems from a single command centre.

The RCN has operated fixed wing aerial targets and marine surface targets using QinetiQ’s UTCS for more than 20 years, but the introduction of rotary wing targets is a first for the service.

Peter Longstaff, Managing Director, QTS, said: “Commercially available technologies, like off-the-shelf drones, are becoming more advanced and more accessible to those who wish to use them to cause harm. QinetiQ simulates these new and emerging threats to help the armed forces understand how to protect their people and assets. This is part of our global strategy to modernise test and evaluation by introducing innovative and advanced capabilities that help nations maintain their advantage over potential adversaries. In Canada, we are committed to supporting the Department of National Defence in achieving its vision of being strong at home, secure in North America, and engaged in the world.”

Simon Nadeau, DNR-2 Unmanned Systems Section Head Commander, RCN, said: “The information and results obtained during the demonstration are vital for the RCN’s development of remotely piloted systems use at sea, and the evaluation of ships’ critical defence systems. We are very pleased with the support that QinetiQ Target Systems provided to us during this demonstration.”

The Snyper target is one of several QinetiQ technologies designed to help customers tackle threats from small unmanned aircraft, including the Obsidian detection system and the laser weapon currently in development by the Dragonfire consortium that will be capable of destroying drones mid-flight.

Frank Proctor Rebrands

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Renowned shooting instructor Frank Proctor has not only adopted a new logo, but also made significant changes to his training schedule.


Frank says that he won’t be out on the road anymore, but rather train at his private training facility near Talladega, Alabama, which facility features 11 pistol bays with over 100 AR 500 steel targets as well as three dedicated rifle ranges covered in steel targets out to 450 yards. He feels this will offer a more consistent experience for his students. Frank also tells us he’ll release more videos along with new products.


The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) to Offer Training Seminars at SHOT Show 2018

Friday, December 1st, 2017

NTOA will offer four seminars and one full day of critical incident debriefs to registered SHOT Show attendees who serve in law enforcement or the military.


Doylestown, Pa. (November 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association
(NTOA) will once more offer SHOT Show attendees the opportunity to participate in NTOA training seminars. As part of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements. A one-time registration fee of $25 gives attendees access to all 2018 LEEP courses, except for the full-day Critical Incidents Debriefs, which has a separate $89 registration fee.

Attendees must be law enforcement or military and registered through SHOT Show to attend the incident debriefs and LEEP programs.

“Our seminars continue to be sold out and are some of the most highly demanded LEEP sessions year after year during SHOT Show. This year we are returning with more seminars and have partnered with SHOT Show to offer a special full day of critical incident debriefs. Any law enforcement officer or military personnel who attends our sessions will leave with a full toolbox to help them tackle today’s pressing challenges,” commented Thor Eells, NTOA’s executive director.

The NTOA will be offering the following seminars:

A Day of Critical Incident Debriefs
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Marcello 4505
0800 – 1700
The NTOA and SHOT Show have teamed up to bring you a full day of critical incident debriefs. Subject matter experts from around the United States will provide a detailed analysis of several recent major critical incidents. Agencies continue to be challenged with incidents that test their response capability and their capacity to recover from resource-draining circumstances. This seminar will focus on sharing lessons learned from the perspective of patrol, SWAT and command-level personnel on such issues as communication, policy, equipment, and pre-event training and exercises. The daylong event will help attendees identify the delta between what your agency is prepared for and the realities of critical incidents.

Super Session – Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
This course will present many of the top 20 tactical concepts that are important for every officer, team member, team leader and team commander. These concepts are applicable to patrol critical incidents and SWAT operations. The concepts will be delivered through the use of lecture, class discussion, incident debriefs and videos. Students will come away with a better appreciation of concepts, such as safety priorities, officer jeopardy, opportunity, the 4Cs, space and time, tactical pause, tactical aim points, soft skills (de-escalation) and scenario based/integrated training.

Super Session – Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
Active shooter events continue to concern communities and their law enforcement agencies. This presentation will review recent incidents for lessons to be learned and examine the ongoing evolution of law enforcement response. The NTOA’s Active Shooter program is designed to prepare first-arriving officers to confront and neutralize the threat and save lives.

Super Session – Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
This course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided in order to provoke discussion within agencies to have a true understanding of the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to assist in guiding policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.

The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
1045 – 1215

Terrorism, police ambushes and active violence incidents have changed the expectations placed on patrol officers today. This seminar will explore what’s being taught in basic law enforcement academies today, the delta in tactical response training and steps that agencies can take to improve their own training capabilities.

To register for any of these seminars, please visit here:bit.ly/2mKg3qm.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit www.ntoa.org or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

Milipol 17 – From Russia With Love

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

From Russia’s Applied Chemistry R&D Institute come these training grenades which are perfect for military sport games and training exercises.


SureFire Field Notes Ep. 16, Positional Shooting with Barry Dueck

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

In this episode, Barry Dueck discusses methods for supported and unsupported positional shooting.

Barry Dueck is a former Marine, owner of Dueck Defense Inc, champion competitive shooter and VP of Suppressors and Weapons at SureFire LLC. Barry is also the architect of SureFire’s SOCOM suppressors, winner of the most rigorous and extensive suppressor evaluation in history. Barry’s knowledge comes from his military experience, expertise in the firearms industry as a designer, and also from being a 3-Gun Champion, IPSC Grandmaster and USA Team World Shoot gold medalist.


Canebrake Zeroing Tool

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017


Designed for achieving a battlesight zero on a .223/5.56mm AR pattern rifle with standard height sights at 25 meters, this tool features calibrated offsets for 100, 200, or 300 meters and can be used with any style of target. This tool was designed for military and law enforcement applications where zeroing is often conducted at reduced ranges and obviously is useful for sport shooters as well.

Get yours at Amazon.con

CTOMS – Escape From Restraints Course

Monday, November 20th, 2017



Greyhive Training Brief, Episodes 2 and 3

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The Training Brief is a weekly video series released every Wednesday on the Greyhive website and YouTube channel. The episodes feature various Greyhive Experts and SMEs who cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from mental performance to specific shooting and tactics elements. Each episode is 5 to 8 minutes and contains narrowly focused content.

The goal of the Training Brief videos is to deliver knowledge to our community that is relevant, actionable and cerebral.

Episodes 2 and 3: Mental Performance

Dr. Seth Haselhuhn, SOCOM Mental Performance Coach, discusses training and the mental performance aspects that determine each shooter’s success with Drew Estell of BAER Solutions. This is a multi-part series that covers many topics within mental performance and the psychology of successful shooters.

Seth Haselhuhn, Ph.D.
Doc has been working with SOF units for several years and has been instrumental in improving the shooting, decision-making, training, and overall performance of soldiers on and off the battlefield.

Drew Estell
SOF Veteran specializing in training shooters in rifle and pistol by giving the why and how, not just leading students through drills. Individual shooters, individual solutions.

To access all Training Brief videos and additional free articles, go to Greyhive.