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SureFire Closed Tine WARCOMP

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

  This flash hider works with all SOCOM suppressors, has neutral porting to eliminate muzzle rise keeping your sights on target for faster follow up shots, and built in wrench flats. First Look unfinished in the white. Pretty cool!

DSTL – Future Soldier Vision

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


At DSEI we got to take a look at the Future Soldier Vision, the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s conceptual vision of what the Soldier will look like in 2024.

Head Sub-System


Soldiers will have enhanced multi-spectral sensors enabled by modular integration, to provide mission-tailored systems at significantly reduced weight. Sensors will be capable of fusing their feeds and being shared between soldiers, providing collaborative targeting and engagement capabilities. For example this network capability will enable small unmanned aircraft systems to provide commanders with enhanced battlefield surveillance and target acquisition.

– Integrated sensors
– Integrated power supply
– Hearing protection system
– Respirator/mandible connector

Torso Sub-System


Soldiers will be able to tailor their protection according to the mission requirement, balancing protection with agility to provide optimal survivability. Future systems will consist of tiered, modular protection providing enhanced capability, without increasing weight. Design and integration with other elements of the soldier system will ensure legacy and future compatibility.

– Hard body armor
– Ratchet adjusting system
– Integrated connectors
– Asymmetric design
– Quick release cord
– Flexible shoulder pads
– Integrated power supply
– Integrated load carrying

Wearable Communications Concept


The advent of a body sensor network will provide real-time reporting of soldier health. Sensors embedded in the helmet, clothing, and smartwatch will monitor physical health and performance. Wirelessly linked to the soldier processing system, the availability of this data will allow the commander to make informed decisions during combat. If the soldier is seriously injured, information will enable medics to act faster during the ‘golden hour’ following trauma.

– Biometric data
– Push to talk
– Screen graphic
– Screen protection
– Accessing functionality

Smart Glasses Concept


The presentation of real-time data will enable greater clarity and quality of information throughout the operational system.

– Heads up display with augmented reality presentation
– Bone conducting headphones
– Integrated camera
– Power and data connection

Personal Role Computer Concept


Commanders and troops will be provided with information across a set of connected devices covering visual, acoustic, and tactile interfaces to access voice, data, video, and historical information. The information architecture will ensure commonality of data, with each device determining the appropriate means of presentation. Navigation system will incorporate simultaneous localization and mapping technology and be capable of operating in a global positioning system-denied environment.

– Screen protection
– Screen graphic
– USB protection
– Push to talk
– Camera
– Assembly

Weapon Concept


Individual weapons will have improved ergonomics, with effects spanning combinations of lethal and non-lethal capabilities. The ability to seamlessly provide targeting information between soldiers and their units will allow collaborative engagement to become commonplace. The increase in timeliness and accuracy of multiple weapon systems will result in a more effective fighting force.

– Enhanced stock design
– Digital optical weapon sights
– Adjustable down grip
– Adjustable pistol grip

Although not specifically mentioned in the other technology areas, they also displayed this conceptual boot.


Much of the development work was accomplished by Kinneir Dufort. They also had a display of the system in their booth.

London Met – SIG MCX

Monday, September 28th, 2015

The London Metropolitan Police recently adopted the SIG SAUER MCX in 5.56mm.  The configuration the chose was on display in the Edgar Brothers booth and we got a photo.  As we understand it, the G36s in service will remain but will eventually be pushed to other LE organizations.  Interest in the .300 variant of the MCX grows but the caliber must still be certified for LE use in the UK.  

MDM – Amazing What Shows Up In The MARSOC Booth

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

I’m not sure which impresses me more; the places I see the SIG MCX show up, or that MARSOC is the Honey Badger of SOF.  They definitely have no issue doing it their way.  This is by no means an indication of adoption but it’s good to see that are checking things out and have no qualms about acknowledging it. 
Noticeably absent from this impressive display of weapons? The M45A1 CQBP.

Magpul – Now Shipping Yugo Zhukov-S Stock

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

I literally just saw this yesterday at Modern Day Marine. Magpul said it was coming soon and they weren’t kidding.  


The YUGO Zhukov-S Stock’s hinge block for fixed-stock Yugoslavian pattern rifles allows the user to replace their factory buttstock with this folding polymer replacement. The hinge block mounts directly to the unique rear interface of Yugo pattern rifles with the included hardware providing a very robust fit. May require hand fitting due to variances in rifles.

Badger Ordnance – Gen 3 Ambi Charging Handle 7.62mm Now Available

Thursday, September 24th, 2015


Badger Ordnance has released the Gen 3 Ambi Charging Handle for 7.62mm AR-10/SR-25 and similar weapons. The Ambi Charging Handle is machined from 6061 alloy and MilSpec Type III Harcoat anodized. Note that this charging handle will not work with DPMS G II or Colt 901 rifles.

MDM – Sneak Peek Production Magpul PMAG 15 GL9

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015


Coming soon, this is a sample of a production PMAG 15 GL9 for the Glock 19.