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Aeronautics is Expanding its Operations in the Asia Pacific Region: The Company has Signed a Collaboration agreement with RV Connex for the Production of Orbiter 4 in Thailand

March 23rd, 2023

The establishment of the new production line will enable both companies to meet the needs of their customers in the region.

March 22nd, 2023. Aeronautics Group – a world leader in designing, developing and manufacturing comprehensive defense solutions focused on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), for the global defense & HLS markets, has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the leading defense companies in Thailand, RV Connex, for in-country production of the innovative tactical UAV, Orbiter 4.

Local production will serve the interests of customers of both companies in the APAC region. Aeronautics will transfer knowledge for production of the system – including the air vehicle, its sub-systems and its ground support system – which the company offers its customers worldwide. In addition, local flight crews will be trained to perform various flight operations and lead training programs for local clients.

“The collaboration agreement with RV Connex, a company with an excellent reputation in the Asian market, is another pillar in the significant growth of Aeronautics in the past three years,” says Gilad Landsberg, Vice President and Head of the Tactical & MALE UAS Division at Aeronautics. “RV Connex provides a precise answer to the needs of the Asian defense market. Together with Aeronautics’ advanced and proven solutions, this is a partnership that will enable a leap forward in Aeronautics’ business activities in the Asia Pacific region.”

“I am happy about the deepening of the alliance between the two companies,” says Peeraphon Trakulchang, Vice President at RV Connex. “This collaboration is a landmark event for both of us – a significant step forward in our long-standing relationship, and in particular, our continued commitment and dedication towards effectively developing our local capabilities to serve Aeronautics’ end users, not only in Thailand, but also in the neighboring regions.”

Shooting Industry Insiders On Headhunters NW Podcast Episodes 7 & 8

March 23rd, 2023

March 21, 2023 –Edgemont, SD – HeadHunters NW, the premier executive recruiting firm focused exclusively and deliberately on talent acquisition for the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry, announces two new HeadHunters NW Podcast episodes. Hosted by Shaylene Keiner, President of HeadHunters NW, the show explores the joys and challenges of organizations and careers in the sought-after shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry.

The new installments welcome Chris DiCenso of Growth Strategy Partners on episode 7 and Ron Dan from Trailblazer Firearms in episode 8. “Join us as we discuss the importance of networking and industry friendships, firearm distribution models, gun fun, industry culture, and more,” said Keiner. 

HeadHunters NW Podcast

• HHNW #7 Chris DiCenso, Managing Partner, Growth Strategy Partners

• HHNW #8 Ron Dan, President, Trailblazer Firearms

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes of the HeadHunters NW Podcast featuring compelling conversations with two notable leaders from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF®).

“Please share the podcast with folks you know and people you think should consider working in our great community of freedom-loving, gun-carrying Americans,” Keiner added.

Find the HeadHunters NW Podcast on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio, YouTube, or Google Podcasts. To learn more, visit

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XTech Tactical takes Sig Sauer P365 to the Next Level with Release of its MTX 365

March 23rd, 2023

March 23rd, 2023

Tempe, Arizona

XTech Tactical has expanded its MTX© line up with the addition of its MTX 365, a +3 magazine extension for use with Sig Sauer P365 10rd 9mm Magazines. The magazine extension converts the 10rd factory magazine to 13rds while extending the pistol’s grip to the ideal length.

The Sig Sauer P365 pistol has led the micro compact pistol market since its release in 2018. The pistol is the most modular concealed carry platform on the market. “We set out to solve a problem no one else has in making a multi-round magazine extension for the P365. While extending the magazine capacity is one element, there was no solution that allows the shooter to maintain an ideal grip while using the standard P365 sized frame. When the user desires to shrink the platform down, they can now simply swap out their magazine versus swapping their pistol frame. We have no doubt that the market will find our newest extender to be the ideal option in the market for the standard P365 frame” stated Jeremy Deadman, Director of Sales and Marketing for XTech Tactical.

With the MTX 365 installed, the user can easily maintain a complete grip on firearm, a full purchase of the palm area and a proper high grip on the pistol frame. The aesthetics of the extender match the P365 frame with a functional texture on the side panels for rapid extraction if needed. The MTX 365 +3 extender includes an extended 17-7 stainless steel spring. The MTX 365 provides flawless function and last round hold open while being incredibly durable made of a high impact glass filled Nylon 6. Introductory MSRP is an unbelievable $19.95 USD, and all components are 100% made in the USA.

The product uses both of the company’s now issued US utility patents for magazine extensions, US11408697B2 and US11168954B1. The MTX© line up now includes options for:

Sig Sauer P365 9mm

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 1.0 & 2.0 in both 9mm and .40 S&W

Smith & Wesson M&P9 Full Size 1.0 & 2.0 in 9mm

Heckler & Koch VP9/P30 Full Size in both 9mm & .40 S&W

Heckler & Koch VP9sk/P30sk in both 9mm and .40 S&W

The company is in active development to continue the expansion of its MTX© line up.

Team One Network Promotes Robert Cole to Director of Training

March 23rd, 2023

Fredericksburg, VA, March 13, 2023 – Team One Network announced that Robert Cole has been promoted to Director of Training. Robert has been with Team One Network since 2015 and has served as the Training Coordinator since August 2018. “Robert has been a dedicated and valuable member of the team working as both Instructor and Training Coordinator providing cutting edge training programs,” said John T. Meyer Jr., President of Team One Network. 

Robert has instructed and helped develop multiple Team One Network courses, to include:  Shoot House Instructor, Low Light/ Laser Instructor, Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor, Mechanical Breaching Instructor, Tactical Ballistic Shield Instructor, & Counter Ambush Instructor. Robert is also a certified armorer for Benelli, CZ, Springfield Armory and Smith & Wesson firearms.

Before Robert’s time at Team One Network, he served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years. He was an infantry Sergeant and deployed to multiple countries including Afghanistan, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Guam, and Australia. He finished his USMC career serving as the Assistant Operations Chief for the Regimental Operations office aboard The Basic School at MCB Quantico Virginia training new Marine Corps officers. Robert oversaw logistical support for training. His personal awards include the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing device, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2nd award.

We look forward to an exciting future of Robert developing and expanding the training division of Team One Network.

Multitasker Announces the Gen3 Mag Pod Monopod Baseplate

March 23rd, 2023

March 23, 2023 (Marietta, GA)

Multitasker®, specialty makers of weaponcentric multitools, is proud to release the Gen3 Mag Pod® monopod baseplate compatible with the Gen M3® PMAG® from Magpul Industries Corp.

The Mag Pod simply replaces the stock PMAG baseplate and offers enhanced stability when using the magazine for prone support. Mag Pod’s signature “forward bias” geometry features a wide, stable point of contact at the forward edge of the PMAG, instead of relying on balancing the mag on the back edge to stabilize the rifle, and works effectively regardless if the shooting surface is perfectly level. An overmolded Thermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE) basepad provides improved traction on hard/slick surfaces.

The Gen3 Mag Pod’s distinctive arched back includes a dedicated docking slot for Multitasker’s NANO®/NANO2 micro size optic tools (both sold separately), which are secured via a patent pending detent locking system that is disengaged by using the 5.56 bullet to push the tool out. This built-in slot offers a low-cost secure mounting option for those who wish to have their NANO tool(s) present on a primary mag.

Mag Pod’s shape also facilitates predictable reloads by giving the user an extended forward section to grip the magazine and the rear feet have been contoured to work better with securing bungee retaining tabs when inserted into certain mag pouches. And unlike bipods that add additional weight and bulk to the front of the handguard, interfering with lead hand placement, Mag Pod is a rugged 1-pc design that requires no manipulation before use and adds virtually no additional weight or footprint. Best of all, it is intuitive to use, even for novice shooters.


– US Patents: 8,590,202 / 9,097,480 / 10,161,705 / 10,684,089 / 10,948,255

– Size: 3” x 1.5”

– Weight: Less than 1 ounce

– Material: 15% glass filled Nylon 6 with overmolded TPE basepad

– Available colors: BLACK and COYOTE TAN

– MSRP: $27.95 for a pack of 3

Available now via select Multitasker Tools dealers.

For retail shops, Mag Pod is available to order from RSR Group.

For more information, please follow us on Instagram at @magpod

New Medical Products from HSGI and Phokus Research Group

March 23rd, 2023

SWANSBORO, N.C. – March 24th, 2023 – High Speed Gear® and Phokus Research Group collaborated to create medical products to support single operators as well as squads/teams.

Phokus and HSGI® have put a spin on Micro Trauma Kits, Individual First Aid Kits, and Combat Lifesaver Bags as this brand partnership brings the newest, feature-rich medical kits to those who rely on them most. HSGI and Phokus products are made in the USA and Berry Amendment compliant. “These are some of the best new pouches in the industry.  Whenever you can combine the technical ability and industry leading designers from HSGI with the subject matter experts from Phokus, that hold years of tactical medical expertise, the end-results are going to be great.” stated Bill Babboni, COO of HSGI.

These new medical pouches and bags are light, compact, easy to use, and offer user-centric organization features to make the most of your tactical medical real estate. These kits have also been updated with the highly relevant tactical medical items on the market, making them innovative and true, lifesaving pieces of equipment.

“Working closely with the experts at Phokus allowed us to prioritize features and details that add real value by improving the users’ experience.” Said Daniel Chaney, Senior Designer for High Speed Gear.

To purchase the pouches on the HSGI website:

Rapid Access Multipurpose (RAM) Pouch

Med Pak

Team Response Kit (TRiK) Bag

To purchase the medical pouches with the medical contents included:

AMP – Ancillary Medical Pouch

ORK – Operator Response Kit

TRK “Trick”- Team Response Kit

The Rapid Access Multipurpose Pouch (RAM) is a versatile pouch with a quick-deployment pull tab. Elastic Loops on the interior secure a small med kit, including a tourniquet, or other gear. A loop panel on the front allows attachment of hook-backed labels. The pouch can be mounted to either MOLLE or a belt.

The Med Pak is a mid-sized MOLLE mounted pouch featuring a quick-access pull-tab and customizable organization features. Ideal for medical, EOD, or various other supplies.

The Team Response Kit (TRiK) Bag is a full-sized “CLS” waist pack with a padded hip belt and user-centric organization features. It has 2 modes of use, either by opening the top flap to access supplies while wearing the bag or placing the bag on the ground and opening it fully to easily access all supplies. The zipper-stop straps prevent accidental opening. The TRiK bag can hold a variety of medical supplies.

DEVCOM Engineer Sees STEM as Way of the Future

March 23rd, 2023

Explaining complex concepts to children is one of Noel Soto’s strengths and a key reason why the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command recruited him to work with the DEVCOM Soldier Center’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics team. Soto, an electrical engineer, supports the DEVCOM STEM program by visiting local schools and speaking to students about the equipment that Soldiers use daily.

“After I explain how Soldiers use the equipment, I challenge the students to find ways to make it better. The most important takeaway is to speak their language…don’t use words they don’t understand. If I see their eyes glaze over, then I’ve lost them,” Soto said.

Soto is familiar with the equipment that Soldiers use, after serving four years as a paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

“Seeing the children’s eyes light up when they understand a concept is rewarding, and I see STEM as the way of the future. It is important to get children interested in career fields such as science and engineering, before they opt for other careers,” Soto said.

When Soto recently visited a local high school, one of the students shared his idea to develop a solar blanket with a built-in battery. Soto liked the idea so much that he is working with a vendor to see if it is viable. On a visit to a local middle school, Soto worked with the teacher to tailor his presentation to the current curriculum.

Soto stresses the importance of making his visits to local schools fun.

“I don’t consider working with children at STEM events a lot of work. I consider this fun,” Soto said.

Soto also supports the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program, a joint research and development initiative between University of Massachusetts Lowell faculty members, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students and DEVCOM SC researchers and scientists who develop new technologies to empower Soldiers. The HEROES initiative accelerates research and innovation by tapping into the intellectual assets and research facilities of both organizations. Soto serves as a consultant for the HEROES program, sharing his knowledge of electrical power.

About 5,000 square feet of UMass Lowell is dedicated to the Heroes program. The Heroes team focuses on these project areas: 1) chemical/biological, thermal, fire microbial, insect and ballistic protection; 2) aerial delivery and Unmanned Aircraft System; 3) portable power and wearable electronics; 4) human augmentation and human systems integration; 5) sensors for chemical/biological agents; and 6) nutritional intervention. DEVCOM SC researchers and scientists also have access to laboratories across the UMass Lowell campus, which include design, synthesis, engineering and testing labs, as well as nano-fabrication facilities.

“Reaching out to children to get them excited about math and science is one way to build the workforce. STEM is also vital for our national security. The country can’t continue to keep a leading edge if we don’t have people with the right technical skill set,” Soto said.


The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, is home to thousands of Army scientists, engineers, technicians and analysts working around the globe to leverage cutting-edge technologies and empower the American warfighter with the data and abilities to see, sense, make decisions and act faster than our adversaries – today and in the future.

As part of Army Futures Command, DEVCOM takes calculated risks to find new technological solutions each day. Our experts drive innovation, improve existing technologies and engineer solutions to technical challenges. Our work goes beyond theory to simulation and prototyping. We take potential science and technology solutions from the lab “into the dirt” for experimentation alongside Army Soldiers. DEVCOM prides itself as a global ecosystem of innovators, from world-class universities and large defense contractors, to small, minority-owned businesses and international allies and partners.

By Argie Sarantinos, DEVCOM Public Affairs

UF PRO Presents: “It’s Beer:30 | How do you pack efficiently?”

March 22nd, 2023

Based on the standard adopted by western military forces, soldiers unable to resupply in the field should be capable of survival for at least 24 hours with just whatever they have on them.

Tune in as Armin and Darko exchange views on the question of what you need to take into consideration when deciding what goes into your 24h pack. Go beyond the typical three pairs of socks…