Posts Tagged ‘Warrior Expo’

Warrior Expo East – Combat Support Equipment Solutions

Monday, September 8th, 2014

ADS has released this video which highlights companies present at the recent Warrior Expo East under the Combat Support Equipment category. Combat Support Equipment includes expeditionary structures, power generation, storage, vehicles, heavy equipment, and maintenance.


S&S Precision Welcomes Angela Thompson To The Team

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Walking the show floor at Warrior West, I came upon the S&S Precision booth.


l – Angela Thompson, r- Pitti Heerwagen

I saw an old friend in a new job. Angela Thompson is well known in our industry and I’m happy to say that she is now with S&S Precision. Expect to see lots of her during the upcoming trade show season.


Warrior Expo – Nishati Inc Solar Portable Array Module

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The Nishati Inc Solar Portable Array Module or PAM is a Skeletonized array that weighs 44 lbs without the case (74 lbs in shipping case) and generates up to 420 W.


The PAM can be used in a micro-grid in conjunction with others but it can also be integrated with other technologies such as generators. They use a monocrystalin silicon material is laminated in a polycarbonate matrix and allows them to collect more energy in low light and off axis light.


Warrior Expo – Duckworth

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Thanks to the guys at DriFire, I had a chance to check out a new line of clothing made from American wool. Look for more on this exciting brand soon.


The benefits of wool are well known; warm even when wet, naturally anti-microbial and no-melt no-drip. Plus, in this case, it’s grown, processed and manufactured right here in the USA.


Warrior Expo – Watershed

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Watershed has been producing the SOF Waterproof Bag System in both SEAL and SWCC variants. The SEAL version consists of 5 bags and the SWC version, just 3. Fairly recently, the NSW had Watershed update the kits.

First up, they’ve updated the Large Pack Cover to the Kodiak V2. The waterproof zipper now runs North/South making it easier to get into and these will now be stocked at SOFSA and can be requisitioned by authorized users in conjunction with a Granite Gear Chief Patrol Pack.

Kodiak Ver 2

This is the new liner for the issue 3-Day Assault Pack by Mystery Ranch. It integrates a roll top closure and inflation tube. In fact, inflation tubes are standard on the entire set.

3-DAP Liner

The new addition is a Mil-Spec version of the popular Ocoee waterproof duffel. It integrates belt loops and can be worn in front, around the waist, for water jump ops.


Additionally, they have updated the Pro-Mask Bag to accommodate the M53 Mask/ It retains the drop leg carry strap.

Pro Mask Carrier

Not shown is the Weapon Bag.

The kits are offered in Black and Alpha Green.


Warrior Expo – Mobile Fitness Equipment

Monday, March 10th, 2014

I remember attending a trade show 10 years ago and seeing the TRX which is a compact workout kit many in the military now deploy with for use in areas with no gun facilities Then, last week, I ran across this black 8′ x 8′ x 8′ shipping container at last week’s Emerald Coast Warrior Expo near Hurlburt Field, Florida. It brings deployable fitness to a whole new level.


The crew set up the self contained Mobile Fitness Unit in a matter of minutes.

MFU Winch

The sides are raised and lowered via an electric winch and cable. A small generator powers the winch as well as electric lights when shore power is unavailable.

MFU Rack

Everything is then easily into place.


While this model was mounted to a trailer (they towed it all the way from their hometown of Boston to Destin, FL), you can easily pick it up and put it down wherever you like, just like other shipping containers.

It literally looks like a gym once it’s fully deployed and serves as a great focal point for deployed fitness.


The Mobile Fitness Unit I saw was fully outfitted with a variety of free weights and Olympic barbells along with Kettlebells, Ropes, Medicine Balls and Gymnastic rings. I also noticed several TRX mounted to the pull up bars which brought this whole thing full circle for me. Ten years ago I picked up a couple of TRX for some teams I was supporting that deployed around Afghanistan. If I were still doing that for a living, I’d certainly take a look at the Mobile Fitness Unit for my deployed troops.

The Mobile Fitness Unit from Greg Monaco on Vimeo.


Warrior Expo – RANGER HIPPO

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Coming Summer 2014, the Ranger Hippo is a collaboration between Polaris Defense and Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Company to produce a lightweight, all-terrain, alternative for the maintenance contact vehicle in order to access remote worksites.


Combining the well known capabilities of the Polaris RANGER Diesel along with the HIPPO 1041P, you now have Hydraulic, Electric, Pneumatic and Welding power all in a single unit powered by the RANGER’s Diesel engine.

The system will transport up to 3 personnel and up to 500 lbs of cargo in the box. This will support most light maintenance requirements and will reach those remote sites that are inaccessible by more traditional vehicles.

• Hydraulic power-fully adjustable 0-10 gpm @ 2000 psi hydraulic tool circuit (one outlet)
• Air power- 50 cfm @ 100 psi (three outlets)
• Electric power -5.2 kw @ 120 vac
• Welding power-240 amps dc stick
• Hydraulic- one hydraulic tool circuit
• Air- one 3?4 inch claw air fitting, two quick disconnect air fittings
• Electricity- two 120 volt electric outlets @ 20 amps
• Welding- one welding console with quick disconnects

In addition to MRO, the RANGER HIPPO would work for construction and demolition support as well as disaster relief and emergency services.

Warrior Expo – Belleville / Tactical Research

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Belleville recently added a new boot to their Tactical Research line called the MINI-Mil Transition boot.


Last year, Tactical Research unveiled the MINI-Mil boot, inspired by popular minimalist running shoes. It only features a 2mm heel to to drop making it a very flat boot. FR folks who aren’t used to barefoot running, this was a bit too much so TR came up with this new model. The MINI-Mil Transition offers a 6mm heel to toe drop which feels more “natural” for those wearing traditional combat boots. It remains a lightweight boot at 15.5 oz per pair. However, whereas the MINI-Mil features an unlined upper, the Transition model incorporates Aero-Spacer breathable, hydrophilic mesh lining. Additionally, this 8″ high boot is AR 670-1 compliant. Offered in Tan and Coyote, full sizes 6-14 (R&W) and half-sizes 6.5-11.5 (R&W).


Warrior Expo – Benchmade

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

New for 2014, the Benchmade Fixed Contego by Warren Osborne features a reverse Tanto blade.


With an overall length of 10.18″, the Fixed Contego combines a 4.97″ blade made from CPM-S30V with contoured G10 scales. The knife also includes a multi-position, molded sheath with adjustable detent.


Warrior Expo – Beyond

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Don’t get too worked up, but I saw this…


Yep, Beyond Level 9 pants in Kryptek Highlander.