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BE Meyers & Co Exhibiting at Booth #3925 at AUSA 2022

September 28th, 2022

September 27, 2022 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., a manufacturer of optoelectronics and advanced photonics for the defense and aerospace industries will be exhibiting at Association of the United States Army’s 2022 Annual Meeting (AUSA), on October 10-12, booth #3925 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

To schedule a meeting with a member of the B.E. Meyers & Co. team at Maneuver Warfighter Expo, please contact [email protected]. For more information about B.E. Meyers & Co. products, visit www.bemeyers.com 

Poster #1 – Rapid Deploying Shoulder Support Speed Bar for Spade Gripped Automatic Weapons

September 28th, 2022

Over the next several weeks we are going to share examples of posters which were presented during the recent Future Force Capabilities Conference presented by the National Defense Industrial Association in Austin, Texas. I’ll let them speak for themselves.

This is the first example which depicts a Rapid Deploying Shoulder Support Speed Bar for Spade Gripped Automatic Weapons. In this case, I’ve used it in conjunction with a Dillon Aero M134. It made it a snap to get right on target. Contact info is on the poster.

Persistent Modernization Underpins Army’s Future Force Development

September 28th, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas – “Our Soldiers, with our systems, must get accustomed to being constantly modernized,” said Lt. Gen. Thomas H. Todd III, Deputy Commanding General for Acquisition and Systems and Chief Innovation Officer at U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC).

Todd spoke about the importance of persistent modernization – which is intentionally designed to take place “now and often” – to a full audience of defense industry experts and innovators on Wednesday as part of the 2022 NDIA Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition in Austin.

The event, hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association, provided participants an opportunity to learn about new developments in future-focused defense capabilities while also engaging with fellow defense professionals.

Todd’s keynote address highlighted the Army’s work to increase speed, range and convergence on the future battlefield, including by expertly harnessing and incorporating rapidly evolving warfighting technologies.

“We love to get after what’s next – constantly,” Todd said.

AFC, headquartered in Austin, surveys, develops and validates integrated concepts, models, simulations and technologies in order to steer future Army investments and ideas, Todd explained.

The command additionally serves as “lead trail boss” for multiple signature modernization efforts, furthering achievements through research, analysis and synchronization conducted by its Futures and Concepts Center, Combat Capabilities Development Command and Cross-Functional Teams, among other organizations.

“We are the operational architect,” Todd said, noting AFC coordinates closely with other Army commands and with the Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and other partners to advance Army tools and systems.

Underpinning these activities, Army Futures Command leverages artificial intelligence, autonomy, sensors, robotics, synthetic biology, materials by design, additive manufacturing and other nascent technologies.

Exploration of human-machine teaming, which enables operational advantages on the ground and in the air by deliberately pairing human adaptability and intuition with machine speed and precision, is also proving integral to Army modernization.

“Let humans be good at what humans are good at; let robots be good at what robots are good at,” Todd asserted.

Meeting future warfighting demands, including the rigors of Multi-Domain Operations and the necessity of Joint interoperability, requires the active participation of industry, which is why events such as the NDIA-hosted conference function as productive platforms for information sharing and idea generation.

“We can no longer afford to be episodic; we have to be persistent,” Todd reiterated to audience members.

“Without you, we can’t achieve this.”

By Maureena Thompson, Army Futures Command

McQ Inc Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract

September 27th, 2022

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 20, 2022 — On August 5, 2022, Fredericksburg, VA based McQ Inc announced that it has been awarded an AFWERX SBIR Phase II contract to develop a Military version of its McQ CONNECT® Iridium Certus® 100 satellite terminal. The new McQ CONNECT®MIL will address problems faced by the Air Force and other military organizations in rapid paced global missions against hostile adversaries. It will provide new mission capabilities that support Multi Domain Operations from any spot on the globe.

A quickly deployed tactical unit, the McQ CONNECT®MIL will be integrated with several advanced warfare technologies that expand the Air Force’s ability to understand adversarial activities and immediately impede hostile threatening activities. This communication innovation is a critical capability to capitalize on current technologies and serve as a force multiplier that will magnify the effects of Defense capabilities essential for battlespace domination.

www.mcqinc.com

Mehler Vario System and Lindnerhof-Taktik, Both Companies of Mehler Vario System Group, to Exhibit Jointly at Future Forces 2022

September 27th, 2022

FULDA, GERMANY (26 Sept. 2022) – Mehler Vario System Group today announced that it will exhibit at the Future Forces 2022 international conference to be held 19-21 Oct. in Prague, Czech Republic.

Together, two of the Group´s companies, Mehler Vario System GmbH and Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH, will showcase their latest jointly developed innovation, the M.U.S.T. ballistic protection-and-carrying system, which has been specifically designed for demanding mission scenarios of police and military forces.

Both companies will exhibit at booth 326 in Hall 3 of the PVA Expo centre. This is located at Beranov 667 in the Let?any district of Prague (and adjacent Prague Let?any Airport).

Mehler Vario System Group is a globally active manufacturer of ballistic protection and carrying systems for police, military, and special forces. Lindnerhof-Taktik, subsidiary of the group, is a producer of high-quality tactical equipment systems.

This will be the first time the two companies jointly exhibit at a Future Forces conference to collaboratively demonstrate product developments that go beyond the standard offerings on the market. Future Forces is an important major international event for the defence and security industries; the annual conference enjoys the official backing of the Czech Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces, Ministry of the Interior, Foreign Affairs and Trade, civil and military parts of the NATO HQ, European Defence Agency, and many other relevant national as well as international institutions, organisations, and agencies.  

The novel system M.U.S.T. (short for Modular Universal Scalable Technology) is an interlocking modular system in which the individual protection and carrying components can be universally combined through intelligent interfaces so that they can be put together to meet the needs of almost any operational situation the user encounters.

“The special feature of the M.U.S.T. system is its almost infinitely variable scalability by the user for any application scenario due to its modular configuration,” said Thomas Homberg, CEO of Mehler Vario System Group. “The meticulous planning and sophisticated manufacturing processes that were involved have resulted in the system being both exceptionally lightweight and extremely durable.”

“Unlike conventional solutions, the final setup of the highly adaptable M.U.S.T. system is determined not by the supplier but by the customer. As with a construction kit, the customer decides which components are needed to produce a system perfect for the need of the moment. Every mission, every operation, is different so we leave it up to the operator to choose how to configure M.U.S.T and to choose the right components for it,” Lindnerhof-Taktik CEO Jakob Kolbeck added.

At Future Forces 2022, Mehler Vario System and Lindnerhof-Taktik will demonstrate the capabilities of the full M.U.S.T. system and spotlight some of the many possible configuration options.

For more information about Mehler Vario System and its subsidiaries, visit:  www.m-v-s.com  

TacJobs – Unobtanium Gear

September 27th, 2022

We’re hiring! We’re looking for a full time production team member. Sewing experience is preferred but not required for this role.

We’re located in Henrico, VA.

Reach out to us here or email inquires to [email protected]

SOFWERX – Multi-Capable Distribution Platform Assessment Event

September 27th, 2022

Do you or your organization specialize in UAS cargo payload capabilities? If you answered, “YES,” check out SOFWERX’s latest effort!

SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM PEO Special Operations Forces Support Activity (PEO-SOFSA) will host an Assessment Event (AE) to identify solutions to provide long range resupply via a multi-capable distribution platform in a contested environment.

PEO-SOFSA will explore emerging capabilities to meet known capability gaps to provide long range resupply via an MCDP in a contested environment involving low observable characteristics, autonomous between launch and recovery, GPS-hardened (includes alternate navigation capability(s), that is air transportable and uses standard aviation (e.g., Jet A) or ground fuels. 

On 13 October, SOFWERX will host a virtual Q&A telecon to help interested offerors better understand the PM’s specific technology objectives. RSVP NLT 12 October to attend!

For more information, please visit: events.sofwerx.org/mcdp

GORE-TEX Defense Fabrics Featuring Updated Products and Technology for Cold and Wet Weather Protection at AUSA

September 27th, 2022

Elkton, MD, (September 2022) – W. L. Gore & Associates will be highlighting its defense products and technology intended to protect and support the Armed Forces in the most extreme and unpredictable situations. Products using GORE-TEX Product Technology, GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ Insulation, GORE-TEX Stretch Product Technology, GORE-TEX PYRAD® Product Technology, and CHEMPAK® Product Technologies by GORE-TEX LABS will be on display at the GORE-TEX Professional booth #3609 during AUSA October 10 – 12, 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Among the products on display will be the cold and wet weather protective garments soon to be issued to the newest Army Division, the 11th Airborne Division based in Alaska.  This Cold and Wet layer uses GORE-TEX Product Technology and is a key component of the Cold Temperature and Arctic Protection System (CTAPS).

The Army selected GORE-TEX Product Technology for its proven ability to provide head-to-toe protection for the harshest conditions that warfighters experience.  The 3-layer waterproof breathable jacket and pants will be part of the initial issue of the Cold and Wet layer of CTAPS and provide the Army warfighter with tested waterproof, windproof, breathable protection to deliver a decisive edge for extended operations in extreme conditions. The CTAPS program objective is to improve the Soldiers’ survivability, mobility, and lethality potential in the fewest number of clothing layers with increased utility that allow Soldiers to configure the clothing protection to match their activity in any environmental conditions from -65 to 45F.

GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ Insulation leverages silica aerogel – the world’s best solid insulator – to provide unparalleled warmth without adding bulk. GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ Insulation can be used to provide a fully insulated cold weather boot, as deployed in the Army Cold Weather Combat Boot Program (-20F to +20F), or strategically integrated into a specific area to extend the temperature utilization range of the combat boot like in ALTAMA APEX boot.

ALTAMA APEX boot also showcases our most breathable GORE-TEX laminate, and a new Michelin sole to offer the most versatile combat boot that is suitable for all-season wear.

GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric Technology combines the highest level of protection with optimized comfort to deliver protection in the most demanding environments. Building on the recognized performances of durable waterproof, windproof, and breathability, GORE-TEX stretch fabric technology offers additional benefits: reduced thermal burden, high agility and mobility, and improved equipment integration. This is achieved through an adaptive fit that reduces air gaps and leads to a more optimized design with less bulk. The fabric also delivers high flexibility in cold climates and noise reduction. The stretch ePTFE membrane technology enables the design and construction of garments to have a more tailored fit, which improves the garment’s evaporative resistance and increases breathability by 25%. At the GORE-TEX booth, visitors will see Stretch garments displayed under and over body armor/kit to demonstrate this evolutionary laminate capability in a breathable, packable, and lightweight Cold and Wet layer.

Garments designed with GORE-TEX PYRAD® technology provide heat, flame, and flash-fire protection for defense personnel. To highlight this technology at AUSA, the GORE-TEX booth will display a burned garment side-by-side with a non-burned garment. Gore will also speak to the versatile technology that offers the durable waterproof, windproof, and breathable protection you would expect of GORE-TEX products, while also providing some of the lightest weight, low bulk, flame-resistant garments on the market. Building on Gore’s history of leveraging technology and science to improve comfort and functionality, GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric Technology advances performance while maintaining protection. Products made with GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric Technology are breathable, lightweight, and flexible, and offer improved comfort during the most demanding tasks as demonstrated in the Army’s Fuel Handler Suit which will be on display. The fabrics also pick up less water and dry faster than alternative flame-resistant fabrics.

Exposure to hazardous chemicals and biological substances can be life-threatening for warfighters. To provide protection, lightweight CHEMPAK® Fabric Technology by GORE-TEX LABS guard against toxic industrial chemicals, non-traditional and chemical warfare agents, and biological and radiological particulate hazards. During AUSA, learn how two material technologies, CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric by GORE-TEX LABS and CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabric by GORE-TEX LABS, are engineered to meet specific user needs based on unique mission sets.