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Warrior West To Showcase Maritime Capabilities

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

This year, Warrior West will feature two areas showcasing maritime capabilities. Vendors will be grouped together in a central area on the show floor, exhibiting multiple new products like this Spectrum Full Face Mask from Ocean Technology Systems.

Additionally, there will be a hands-on demo area set up outside the convention center at the Marina Village. There, you can experience remote operated, unmanned underwater and surface vehicles.

For full details visit www.adsinc.com.

Kelty Tactical – Berry Compliant Falcon 4000 Pack

Monday, March 20th, 2017

During the recent Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo, sponsored by ADS, I found out that the USAF’s 820th Base Defense Group just fielded the newly Berry Compliant Falcon 4000 daypack. It is a hybrid top and panel loader.

Additionally, the top flap is removable and can be used as a waist or shoulder pack on its own.

In the event you separate the top flap, there is a simple, low-profile hood which can be deployed to close the top opening which features a PALS field.

Features:
-Made from 500D Cordura in Coyote
-Internal divider unzips into one main compartment
-Key clip
-Zippered stash pocket inside top lid
-Large zippered mesh pocket on the bottom side of top lid
-Large zippered mesh pocket under low-profile hood
-Dual hydration ports and reservoir sleeves for hydration bladders
-Large front pocket with internal organization
-Extra-large, fleece-lined pocket accommodates wrap-style sunglasses or goggles
-Internal zippered mesh pocket
-Double haul loops on backpanel
-Side compression straps
-Spindrift collar
-Ice-axe loop
-Drain holes
-Removable pack cover is two tone (desert tan and white) 

The suspension offers:
-Aluminum stays
-HDPE frame sheet
-Breathable backpanel with Spacermesh
-Padded backpanel
-Two-layer padded waistbelt
-Padded shoulder straps
-Load-lifter straps
-Adjustable sternum strap
-Quick-release shoulder straps

Kelty Tactical products are available for Unit and Agency purchase through ADS Inc.

kelty.com/falcon-4000

Med Sled – Vertical Lift Rescue Litter

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Another one of the products I got a chance to check out during the Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo last week is Med Sled. It’s an evacuation sled for patients. In particular, this is the Vertical Lift Rescue variant.

Right off the bat, I need to acknowledge the elephant in the room. If you know anything at all about tactical medical equipment, you’re going to take one look at this and say to yourself, “Skedco,” which has dominated the market for decades. The reality is that both use a large HDPE plastic sheet and lots of webbing. The difference, is how each one of those products uses those materials.

The Sled Sled relies on the plastic to bear weight, with the strap system connected to the sheet. Med Sled supports the patient via the webbing which weaves in and out of the plastic. The plastic works to protect the patient from abrasion from ground and webbing alike. When in the vertical lift mode, the patient is secured in the seat seen in the photo below which easily straps into place. The straps all terminate at a bridle at the head of the litter.

They are available in 28″ and 36″ versions. Additionally, they offer an instant float system which straps right onto the litter and actuated via CO2 cartridges.

This video is long, but it is the training video for the Med Sled VL.

The Med Sled 36 VL has NSN 6350-01-608-3195. Med Sled product are available for Unit and Agency purchase through ADS.

www.medsled.com/military-vl-rescue

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Wild Things Low Loft Jacket in Jordanian KA2

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a jacket in the Jordanian Army’s KA2 camouflage pattern, developed by Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. In this case, it’s Wild Things’ Low Loft Jacket which combines a 70D nylon shell with 2 oz PrimaLoft insulation. While you can’t get one of these in KA2, they are available in MultiCam as well as Coyote.

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www.wildthingsgear.com

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Battelle DroneDefender

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The proliferation of inexpensive, commercial drones has led to their increased use on the battlefield, with friends and foes alike employing them for both ISR and kinetic weapon use. Consequently, there has to be a Counter to Unmanned Aerial Systems. Battelle has introduced their cUAS in the form of the DronedDfender.

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Quite simply, the DroneDefender’s signal disrupts the remote control link of the UAS. This video gives you an idea of how it works.

The DroneDefender is a similar form factor as the M16 which makes it simple to aim at a target and blends in better on the battlefield with standard weapons.

www.battelle.org/government-offerings/national-security/aerospace-systems/counter-UAS-technologies

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Streamlight Bandit

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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This isn’t the Bandit from Streamlight, a USB rechargeable headlamp. Each charge gives about two hours of light on high (9.5 on low) and there are three output modes, high (180 lumens), low (35 lumens) and emergency flash. The Bandit weighs just 1.3 oz and is available in Black or Yellow.

www.streamlight.com/en/products/detail/index/bandit

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Speedbox

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

I’ve mentioned Speedbox in the past and I was glad to see them at Ft Bragg. Not only is the inventor a fellow 3rd Group Veteran, but this is exactly the kind of thing that units on Ft Bragg can use to improve mobility. Speedbox is designed specifically to be stacked on a USAF 463L pallet, taking the puzzle solving out of a building a pallet. It’s waterproof, durable, lockable, stackable, and wheeled, making it easier to move a fully loaded Speedbox around.

Here’s a reminder of what Speedbox brings to the table:

Durability
This has always been an issue with plastic containers. Speedbox solved this by implementing advanced engineering in the geometrical design of the container, using structural foam on the interior surfaces, and devoting an ample amount of raw compound in each 50 lbs unit. This is the most durable container on the market.

Mobility
A typical fully-loaded container ready for deployment can easily weigh 250 lbs. requiring a four-man carry. Speedbox addressed this issue by incorporating two simple machines, the lever and the wheel. The lever on the Speedbox is the retracting handle made from two ¾ inch aluminum rods. These rods are attached to a 2 lb. aluminum locking block which is secured by angle iron that reinforces the stress points. The wheels are 10 inch off-road, heavy-duty, no-flat tires. They will never go flat because there’s no air in them. The combination of the lever and the wheel make it easy for a single person to quickly move heavy loads across uneven surfaces (like landing zones at FOBs).

Integrated
Most military oriented cases are not ideal for stacking given their smooth sides or irregular shapes. Unlike these traditional cases, Speedboxes fit together like Legos. The feet and wheels nest into each lid below. The side walls nest with adjacent Speedboxes, and the fronts and back interlock through the use of a built-in tether. When Speedbox is used as a system, it creates the most stable, easily loaded and transportable pallet solution to date.

Speedbox is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business proudly manufactured in the USA.

463-L SpeedBox Load-out Video on Vimeo.

More information can be found at www.speedbox.us

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Stabil Grippers

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

I’ve shown you Stabil Ice removable outsoles in the past for use on snow and ice. Manufacturer Stabil also offers Stabil Grippers, to help keep you on your feet on slippery, wet surfaces, like found at swimming pools and maintenance facilities as well as at dining facilities and hospitals.

They slip right over your standard footwear and are easily removed when not needed.

Stabil Grippers are available to government customers exclusively through ADS.  

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – LBT 6094 Weight Training Vest

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

For years, folks have been purchasing LBT 6094 Plate Carriers and placing weight plates in the hard armor plate pockets for physical conditioning. Obviously, this results in shifting and isn’t the best solution. That’s why LBT came up with this training vest.

Based on the popular 6094, it is made from four-way stretch. The strap system accommodates the 5-25 lbs plates you find in your gym, with straps front and back rather than some special plate or worse yet, your issue plates.

www.lbtinc.com

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – MATBOCK MR Dry 6500

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

This is the latest variant of MATBOCK’s MR Dry pack system. Built in conjunction with Mystery Ranch, this massive 6500 cu in dry bag accepts the MR 6500 pack internally. As a Dry Bag, it incorporates an oral inflation tube and a 3/4 opening waterproof zipper which can be opened fully to expose the pack once on dry land.

The suspension is a Mystery Ranch NICE Frame to accommodate the increased weight of the contents of this larger pack.

www.matbock.com