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Gear Dynamics

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Gear Dynamics

Gear Dynamics is a Canadian gear manufacturer which makes load carrying gear, slings, and belts. Their products are made from MilSpec materials, and are available in standard colors such as Black and Coyote Brown, and camouflages including MultiCam patterns, Kryptek patterns, and PenCott patterns.

AWG Updates Website

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The US Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group has updated their website and they’ve included their recruiting video.

Darley Defense – Versa Fresh Pak

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The Versa Fresh Pak from Darley Defense is a man portable water treatment system that will produce potable water from any fresh water source. The Pelican case variant weighs 50lbs and the backpack version is 40lbs.


It can be powered via 12v dc, solar powered or via the internal battery for emergency operations up to 4 hours. The pump has 6′ suction lift and will produce approx 1 gpm. The process is a strainer at the pump, sediment pre-filter, ultra filtration membrane and then Granular Activated Carbon post filter. This removes 99.99% of pathogens.

Blücher GMBH – IED Fragment Protective Clothing

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


This Combat Shirt is part of an ensemble of IED Fragment Protective Clothing created by Blücher’s Saratoga division which also includes bandana, protective collar, shorts and a shirt.  Worn alone or in concert with one another, these garments increase the amount of body coverage against secondary projectile injuries.  


In addition to providing environmental, camouflage and FR protection, the Fragment Protective Combat Shirt also stops secondary fragments such as dust, dirt and sand (v50 2gr RCc @ 320 m/sec, IAW STANAG 2920).  These properties also mean that the material is cut and slash resistant.

BATTERYCLIP Battery Storage System Available From TNVC

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Think of the BATTERYCLIP Battery Storage System as a magazine for your batteries.  Just like a weapon magazine, a spring-loaded follower pushes fresh batteries to the top of the device where they are easily deployed by pushing out with your thumb. A “round count” indicator on the back of the BATTERYCLIP immediately shows how many are left.  Looks like a great way to keep batteries organized.


Available for 9v, AA and CR123A. Check for color availability.

Humdinga 4×4 from Gibbs Technologies

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


During the recent DSEI show in London we saw the Humdinga, an amphibious 4×4 vehicle from Gibbs Technologies. It combines a carbon fiber hull with a water jet propulsion system. This combination means that the Humdinga will plane in conditions up to sea state 3 and maintain headway in sea state 4 with a maximum speed underway of 30mph. The range is 100 miles in water and 150 ashore.  The suspension retracts at the push of a button in less than 5 seconds.


This is the rear deck area of the Humdinga. It’s got ample space for rescue operations as well as a table for a nice lunch. The maximum payload is 1,000kg but by removing the cabin roof, it can be extended to 2,000kg.

DSTL – Future Soldier Vision

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


At DSEI we got to take a look at the Future Soldier Vision, the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s conceptual vision of what the Soldier will look like in 2024.

Head Sub-System


Soldiers will have enhanced multi-spectral sensors enabled by modular integration, to provide mission-tailored systems at significantly reduced weight. Sensors will be capable of fusing their feeds and being shared between soldiers, providing collaborative targeting and engagement capabilities. For example this network capability will enable small unmanned aircraft systems to provide commanders with enhanced battlefield surveillance and target acquisition.

– Integrated sensors
– Integrated power supply
– Hearing protection system
– Respirator/mandible connector

Torso Sub-System


Soldiers will be able to tailor their protection according to the mission requirement, balancing protection with agility to provide optimal survivability. Future systems will consist of tiered, modular protection providing enhanced capability, without increasing weight. Design and integration with other elements of the soldier system will ensure legacy and future compatibility.

– Hard body armor
– Ratchet adjusting system
– Integrated connectors
– Asymmetric design
– Quick release cord
– Flexible shoulder pads
– Integrated power supply
– Integrated load carrying

Wearable Communications Concept


The advent of a body sensor network will provide real-time reporting of soldier health. Sensors embedded in the helmet, clothing, and smartwatch will monitor physical health and performance. Wirelessly linked to the soldier processing system, the availability of this data will allow the commander to make informed decisions during combat. If the soldier is seriously injured, information will enable medics to act faster during the ‘golden hour’ following trauma.

– Biometric data
– Push to talk
– Screen graphic
– Screen protection
– Accessing functionality

Smart Glasses Concept


The presentation of real-time data will enable greater clarity and quality of information throughout the operational system.

– Heads up display with augmented reality presentation
– Bone conducting headphones
– Integrated camera
– Power and data connection

Personal Role Computer Concept


Commanders and troops will be provided with information across a set of connected devices covering visual, acoustic, and tactile interfaces to access voice, data, video, and historical information. The information architecture will ensure commonality of data, with each device determining the appropriate means of presentation. Navigation system will incorporate simultaneous localization and mapping technology and be capable of operating in a global positioning system-denied environment.

– Screen protection
– Screen graphic
– USB protection
– Push to talk
– Camera
– Assembly

Weapon Concept


Individual weapons will have improved ergonomics, with effects spanning combinations of lethal and non-lethal capabilities. The ability to seamlessly provide targeting information between soldiers and their units will allow collaborative engagement to become commonplace. The increase in timeliness and accuracy of multiple weapon systems will result in a more effective fighting force.

– Enhanced stock design
– Digital optical weapon sights
– Adjustable down grip
– Adjustable pistol grip

Although not specifically mentioned in the other technology areas, they also displayed this conceptual boot.


Much of the development work was accomplished by Kinneir Dufort. They also had a display of the system in their booth.

Shellback Tactical – Hard Armor Plates

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


Coming soon from Shellback Tactical : New Hard Armor branded plates in Level III and Level IV. They are NIJ 0101.06 Certified and Made in the USA and listed on the NIJ CPL List.