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ADS Wins Contract To Supply CTD/Nishati PAM™ Expedition Solar Arrays For USMC Advanced Integrated Solar Panel Case Assembly (AISPCA)

Thursday, July 31st, 2014


ADS, Inc. has wond the contract to supply the US Marine Corps Advanced Integrated Solar Panel Case Assembly. ADS is providing the PAM Expedition Solar Arrays, a ruggedized, lightweight solar array that packages into a small volume, to fulfill the contract.

You can read the full story here:

Special Operations Wounded Warriors – Battle Rattle

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Battle Rattle

Battle Rattle is an upcoming event open to members of all US Military branches, State and Federal Law Enforcement units, and team members from municipal police departments. In this event, 2-man teams will compete in a combination of multi-stage shooting scenarios and physical challenges. The event will be open to the public to view the event and see the multiple industry vendors and weapons on display.

Battle Rattle is taking place September 20th and 21st at the Low Country Preserve in East Tabor City, North Carolina. All proceeds from the event will go to support Special Operations Wounded Warriors.

For more information, and to sign up, visit

DoD Improved Soldier Survivability and Mobility Solutions Meeting

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The Department of Defense’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) will conduct a Solutions Meeting in the Tampa, Florida area during October 2014. The Solutions Meeting provides selected innovative companies with an opportunity to make short technical presentations to government representatives about their technologies and products. There is a potential that companies may be selected for pilot projects or experimentation if their technology appears to match the needs described below.

The RRTO is supporting the Department of Defense in looking for technologies to protect and improve the Department’s warfighting capabilities. The operational goal is to significantly improve both the survivability and mobility of tomorrow’s warfighters.

The DoD Improved Solider Survivability and Mobility effort is looking for innovative technologies and capabilities in the following areas:

Innovative/Advanced Materials
– Ballistic armor and blast protection
– Chemical/biological/radiological protection
– Lightweight, conformal, shapeable
– Metals, ceramics, composites
– Multi-spectral signature management
– Performance enhancing textiles and fabrics, as well as electronic textiles
Imaging, Sensing & Displays
– Extremely low latency wearable digital optical systems
– Innovative personal display technologies with enhanced capabilities such as wide field of view, high definition, retinal projection, contact lenses, etc.
– Non-GPS assisted Mapping
– Beyond line of sight high capacity comms
– High bandwidth short range peer-to-peer comms
– Innovative antennas such as tunable antennas, body conformal, etc.
– Custom antenna manufacturing and design
– Remote tele-medicine and real-time physiological monitoring
Data Processing & Controls
– Rugged processors and sensors
– Advanced/lightweight cabling
– Intuitive controls/interfaces such as voice, gesture, neural, etc.
– Virtual controls – Novel software and application development tools
– Distributed computing
– Data compression
Data Analytics
– Modeling and simulation tools to assess impacts of load carriage and exoskeletons on musculoskeletal health and performance
– Bio-mechanical/kinematic motion capture and measurement
– Data set development, management and analytics
Power & Energy
– High performance/high torque and low power/small size actuators
– Power generation technologies, such as efficient/small internal combustion engines, hybrid systems, etc.
– Prime and rechargeable high density batteries
– Innovative energy storage solutions such as SOFC and PEM fuel cells, ultra capacitors, solid-state or lithium-air batteries, etc.

Aside from the weapons manufacturers, that’s pretty much every company that reads SSD. Companies interested in participating in the Solutions Meeting should submit an application to RRTO Innovation via e-mail by 6 August, 2014. For full instructions visit


Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


RAND CLP is an eco-friendly CLP that utilizes a vegetable oil base and a proprietary blend of nano-particles which are designed to work into the metal of a firearm and form a shield against rust, carbon, and dirt. The vegetable oil component “lifts” carbon and fouling from the metal which allows for easier cleaning. It is non-toxic, odorless, and is designed to be safe on all metals, polymers, and woods. Also worth mentioning is that RAND CLP is approved by Viking Tactics.

We received a few samples and will be trying them out soon.

Available in 2oz and 4oz bottles, and single use ‘rip & drip’ packs.

Sneak Peek – Kitanica MK VI Jacket

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


The Zev Technologies Experience – Parts Selection

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


In this second installment of our ongoing series demonstrating what it’s like to send your GLOCK in to have some work done by the folks at Zev Technologies. Last week, our Gen 3 G17 was checked in and a work order created. Now, they’ve selected the parts that will be used in this upgrade and placed them in the bin with the pistol to await farther work, later this week.


They’ve revealed to us that they’ll be replacing the following GLOCK factory parts with their Zev Technologies models.

Factory trigger group – Fulcrum Trigger

CNC Billet Aluminum trigger pad has an ergonomic shape with a wide flat face that is ideal for shooting with the pad of your trigger finger as opposed to the rounded face of the factory trigger. The trigger safety of the Fulcrum is 3x wider and more flush when depressed. Adjustable for pre and over travel. Offered in three different kit forms for the DIYer with six different color options seen above.

Factory Magazine Release – Extended Mag Release

CNC milled from aircraft grade aluminum and then hard anodized, it’s large enough that you can hit the magazine release without changing your grip. Available in Black or Silver.

Factory Slide lock lever – Extended Titanium Slide Lock

The Extended Titanium Slide Lock Bar locks up the slide tighter than the factory part, yet is easier to remove slide for cleaning and maintenance of your Glock.

Factory Sights – Combat Fiber Optic Sight Set

Consisting of front and rear pairs, the sights are machined from 304 billet stainless steel with black oxide finish. A wide .140″ race cut rear notch is matched with a narrow .105″ wide front sight for fast sight picture. Serrated to reduce reflection and glare. Front sight includes both a Red and Green fiber rod (Red rod comes pre-installed).

We are looking forward to seeing what’s next.

Armageddon Gear – Suppressor Mirage Cover

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


Armageddon Gear’s Suppressor Mirage Cover is designed to significantly reduce and delay the effects of suppressor mirage on the rifleman’s ability to identify and engage their target. A highly secure design stays in place during vigorous movement, however with the use of an integrated shock-cord it can also be adjusted or removed in seconds. The design insures that the outer Cordura nylon shell does not make contact with the hot suppressor during use. Note that the Suppressor Mirage Cover is not rated for use on fully-automatic weapons.


Available in A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Black, Coyote Brown, Foliage Green, MultiCam, and Ranger Green. Additionally, the Suppressor Mirage Cover can be ordered in custom sizes.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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The KCRF patch is once again found in France, this time in Groix Island, Brittany. Specifically, these pictures were taken at the site of the WWII Era Kriegsmarine U-Boat 171, which “…was sunk by a naval mine in the Bay of Biscay 115 days into its first, and only patrol whilst returning to Lorient in occupied France, with the loss of 22 of its complement of 54.” in 1942.

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