Archive for March, 2009

AK47-Locating ‘Smart Dust’ Helmets

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

According to Vanderbilt University’s “Exploration” magazine, researchers at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have developed a gunshot-locator net. By networking a helmet-mounted acoustic sensor system among a team of Soldiers, the system will correlate data collected by a larger number of sensors. The system is designed to not only provide the location of the shooter but also the type of projectile.

Read an interesting synopsis of the work from “Exploration” magazine. A paper from the team is also available here.

215 Gear Visor Update

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

The remaining colors are now available so the lineup includes UCP, Multicam, Desert Digital, and Coyote.

215 Gear Visors

They are available at 215 Gear.

Hardigg Storm Cases and Inserts

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

If it wasn’t enough that Hardigg (Pelican) has become the preferred storage and transit case provider due to superior closures and a lower price point than their competitors, they have something else to offer; removable soft cases.

Hardigg Case

The Nylon Weapons Case Insert was designed as a complimentary Discreet Weapons Case for the hard Storm Case. Manufactured from 1000D Cordura, the case features carry handles as well as a detachable shoulder strap. The case is also divided into two sections with a padded divider and both inner walls are covered in PALS to attach accessories for storage and transport. The Soft Case Insert comes with two MOLLE Muzzle Cups, four Velcro Straps, MOLLE Utility Pouch, and Shoulder Strap.

STORM Hard Case / Mobile Armory Soft Case Combo

Available in Black or Coyote Tan from Blackheart International.

UK Operational Note Books from Rite In The Rain

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Rite In The Rain, makers of waterproof paper, have developed a special version of their popular Notebooks specifically for UK forces. Each Green colored waterproof sheet is perforated for easy removal and features a grid to assist with making operational sketches and clear notes. Additionally, the last 16 pages serve as an Aide-memoire. See below for a sample.

Rite In The Rain UK Operational Notebook

Check out this video from RV Ops to see the advantages of Rite In The Rain products.

Rite In The Rain products are available in the UK from RV OPS.

New TAC-EYE® LT Display from Vuzix

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Vuzix Tactical Display Group

We introduced you to Vuzix last Fall. At the time they were working on their new TAC-EYE® LT Display.

The new display mounts to standard ballistic sunglasses found on the Approved Products List (Revision, ESS, and Oakley) and is designed to meet MIL-STD 810F: Shock, Vibration, Water, Dust, Drop, Temp. The Display features a 30° Horizontal Field of View, SVGA+ (852×600) Color AMOLED, and is capable of displaying SVGA, NTSC, RS-170, and PAL formats.

TAC-EYE® LT Display from Vuzix

The TAC-EYE® LT is offered in three configurations; Video, VGA, and VGA/Video. Depending on which configuration you choose will determine which of the accessories your system will come with. There is a Mouse, Battery Box, and Inline Control Pad.

For more information contact Vuzix.

Alpine Tactical – Resources for the Military Athlete

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Alpine Tactical - Resources for the Military Athlete

Alpine Tactical is owned and operated by a former USAF Pararescueman and provides a variety of training services.

Alpine Tactical offers three contract courses for qualified students:
-Adverse Terrain Operations
-Basic High Angle Rescue
-Military Fitness Instructor

In addition to the formal courses of instruction, they provide a myriad of resources for the individual Warrior. For example, the Military Fitness Manual is fast becoming a standard text for Warriors looking to improve their potential. Look for a future article on this subject.

Additionally, Alpine Tactical are members of the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF) and promote Kettlebell training which has become popular with those training for and already in elite units. They also sell Cera rehydration products, Kettlebells, and physical training instructional DVDs.

Visit Alpine Tactical for an update rundown on all of their services. Military be sure to inquire about discounts.

Mayflower is Taking Orders

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

The bugs have been worked out and Mayflower Research and Consulting, LLC’s website is ready to accept orders. For real.

Eagle Industries Releases Soft Shell Jacket

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Eagle Industries

Over a year ago at SHOT Show 08, Eagle had a prototype Soft Shell Jacket hanging in their booth. At last year’s OR Summer Market we saw a much refined version of the Jacket which by that time had seen quite a bit of field use.

Eagle Industries’ New Soft Shell Jacket

The production version of the Soft Shell Jacket has just been released. The three season garment features a technical fit and is crafted from Schoeller® WB-400, a 4-way stretch fabric with 3Xdry treatment to enhance wicking and water resistance. This fabric also offers offers 98% wind protection.

Design features include:
• Contoured back hem
• Velcro® wrist adjustments
• Large hand pockets with zippers
• Bottom hem adjustment pulls in pockets
• Zippered armpit vents
• Right/left chest and bicep pockets with zippers

Available in Black, Khaki, Navy, and Red from Eagle Industries.