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Soldiers Use IVAS for Collaborative Mission Planning

September 24th, 2023

Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division , conduct mission planning operations during the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) 1.2 Phase One User Assessment held by Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier on Fort Drum, August 23. The user assessment was designed to collect Soldier feedback on the IVAS 1.2 prototypes.

(U.S. Army photo by Jason Amadi, PEO Soldier Public Affairs)

Pohl Force Knives – MK-9 LEGACY

September 23rd, 2023

The MK-9 LEGACY from Pohl Force Knives will be available for order on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2023, 5 p.m. German local time (CEST, UTC +2 – Los Angeles 8 a.m., New York 11 a.m.)

The MK-9 LEGACY was designed by Dietmar Pohl to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film First Blood. The world premiere of the knife took place during the celebrations in Hope B.C., the place where it all began about forty years ago.

The knives can only be ordered via email via the www.movieknife.com website at the launch date. PLEASE NOTE the ordering information on the subpage “MK-9 LEGACY Order Information“.

HSGI Launches New Line of Sniper Sacks

September 23rd, 2023

SWANSBORO, N.C. – September 25, 2023 – High Speed Gear® introduces the newest Sniper Sacks on the market.

Versatility was paramount in the production of new products. The expert HSGI® design team wanted to optimize the capabilities of the product without sacrificing integrity that has long been the staple to all HSGI® products. To visualize this, High Speed Gear® collaborated directly with USMC Sniper Instructors to gather valuable input which helped lead to the creation of the revolutionary Sniper Sacks now being offered.

Offered in both a small and large size, these Sniper Sacks are created using tough and rugged 1000D Cordura® nylon fabric. Sporting dependable webbing handles, the sack is easily movable to adjust to any shooter’s preference. The innovative and eccentric shaping of the sack adds to the versatility of the product by allowing it to be shaped for use depending on the type of environment encountered by the shooter’s environment.

The HSGI® Sniper Sack comes with an easy to fill port along with double stitched seams to ensure longevity. The product is designed to be filled by readily available dirt, sand, or even foam pellets to create a stable weight distribution. The small Sniper Sacks can hold an internal volume of ¾ gallon while the large accommodates up to 1 gallon.

HSGI® Sniper Sacks are 100% USA Made and Berry Amendment compliant.

For more information on the specifics of this product and more, please visit, www.highspeedgear.com/sniper-sack

Army Announces Plans for M1E3 Abrams Tank Modernization

September 23rd, 2023

DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. – The U.S. Army announced today the path forward for the M1E3 Abrams Main Battle Tank modernization program.

The Army will close out the M1A2 System Enhancement Package version 4 effort and develop M1E3 Abrams, which will focus on making the capability improvements needed to fight and win against future threats on the battlefield of 2040 and beyond.

“We appreciate that future battlefields pose new challenges to the tank as we study recent and ongoing conflicts” said Brig. Gen. Geoffrey Norman, director of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team. “We must optimize the Abrams’ mobility and survivability to allow the tank to continue to close with and destroy the enemy as the apex predator on future battlefields.”

“The Abrams Tank can no longer grow its capabilities without adding weight, and we need to reduce its logistical footprint,” said Maj. Gen. Glenn Dean, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems. “The war in Ukraine has highlighted a critical need for integrated protections for Soldiers, built from within instead of adding on.”

The Abrams Main Battle Tank is a full-tracked, low-profile, land-combat assault weapon that enables Soldiers to dominate their adversaries through lethal firepower, unparalleled survivability and agile maneuvering. It closes with and destroys the enemy using mobility, firepower and shock effect.

Years of testing, analysis, Soldier feedback and maturing technology culminated in this strategic decision. The new approach balances costs with the Army’s needs and invests in the nation’s defense industrial base.

The development of the M1E3 Abrams will include the best features of the M1A2 SEPv4 and will comply with the latest modular open systems architecture standards, allowing quicker technology upgrades and requiring fewer resources. This will enable the Army and its commercial partners to design a more survivable, lighter tank that will be more effective on the battlefield at initial fielding, and more easy to upgrade in the future.

This modernization will enhance the efficacy and maneuverability of armored brigade combat teams in conflicts across the globe through a reduced sustainment footprint and increased operational and tactical mobility.

The Army will continue to produce the M1A2 SEPv3 at a reduced rate until production transitions to the M1E3 Abrams, and the Army will carry technologies forward into the SEPv4 Abrams modernization effort.

“The M1E3 Abrams nomenclature is a return to the Army’s standard use of its type classification and nomenclature system for our combat vehicle fleet,” said Dean. “The ‘E’ designation represents an engineering change to an existing platform that is more significant than a minor modification and serves to designate the prototype and development configuration until the vehicle is formally type classified and receives an ‘A’ designation. This is distinct from the ‘XM’ designation used for new prototype systems.”

Initial operational capability is anticipated in early the 2030s. As longer-range threats increase in both lethality and survivability, the M1E3 Abrams will be able to defeat those threats. The Abrams Main Battle Tank remains the most lethal, protected tank in the world.

By U.S. Army Public Affairs

His and Hers K-Zeros…

September 22nd, 2023

Agilite’s Head Designer gets Married

Agilite’s Head Designer Lev Friedman tied the knot with his Fiance Adi in Israel today. They celebrated in His and Her’s K Zero plate carriers, one of the iconic products he designed.

Congrats to the happy couple!

DSEI 23 – Polaris Showcases Arctic Mobility

September 22nd, 2023

Polaris showcased Arctic Mobility during last week’s DSEI in London with their first international display of the Arctic mobility package for the MRZR Alpha, including the Arctic camouflage wrap.

The Arctic mobility package can be added to any of their MRZRs and takes about eight hours for the initial fitting. Subsequent transitions between traditional wheels and the track system only take about four hours as several parts are left on the vehicle during the initial installation.

An MRZR fitted with the Arctic package which includes roof, doors and a heater, can be used as a mothership with snow machines as outriders like this Titan snowmobile widetrack, also on display.

DSEI 23 – Buzzworks x Platatac Multi-Rig

September 22nd, 2023

Designed by Buzzworks and manufactured by Platatac, the Multi-Rig offers a 30% weight reduction over traditional MOLLE-based paid carriage systems.

From this pile of components, you can assemble a Multi-Rig which is fully scalable and customizable by the end-user.

You start with these two basic PALS compatible modules. They are connected to one another via the pouch’s attachment and can be combined to create as large or as small a rig as you’d like.

Zipper, SR buckle, and Tubes modules can be inserted to create a split front or side opening rig. QASM buckles can also be incorporated into the modules.

Since there is no redundant material like that found in traditional MOLLE systems, there is a significant weight reduction.

Additionally, Multi-Rig is compatible with CRABS and the SMAC IV.

Multi-Rig is coming soon from Platatac.

Suppression Elevated with the New HUXWRX Safety Co. HUB Compatible VENTUM 762 Suppressor

September 22nd, 2023

MILLCREEK, UTAH – HUXWRX Safety Co. proudly announces the first HUB compatible VENTUM 762 suppressor – the latest in a long line of technological advancements from the pioneers and innovators of Flow-Through® technology.

Constructed with a removable 3D-printed Grade 5 Titanium core and 17-4 stainless steel suppressor housing, the VENTUM 762 suppressor is the first of its kind to come from HUXWRX. The new design is preassembled for direct thread compatibility and features an optional universal HUB mounting system, which allows adapters such as Xeno, KeyMo, and ASR. It is cross-platform functional and ideal for bolt and lever action, centerfire, bullpup, and AK platforms.

“We have created the VENTUM 762 to be a perfect entry suppressor for those wanting to experience the benefits of Flow-Through® technology at an affordable price,” says Auburn Flores, HUXWRX’ Director of Marketing. “Our goal was to make this the most versatile Flow-Through® suppressor on the market to allow all customers the ability to use this on a wide range of caliber and mounting options.”

Named for its function, this new suppressor makes hunting, training, and long-range precision shooting a “breeze”. The VENTUM 762 is easily serviceable and provides all the benefits of true Flow-Through® technology including toxic fume mitigation, improved sound performance, and excellent repeatability. Full-auto rated, it comes with a detachable Geo-Flash cap and does not require modifications to the platform or gas system to install or operate this suppressor.

For product and warranty information, visit huxwrx.com. The VENTUM 762 is now available through distributors and dealers – contact [email protected] for more details.

HUXWRX’ VENTUM Series – Suppression Elevated