Archive for November, 2016

Revision and Kokam Formalize Strategic Partnership For Continued Lithium-Ion Innovation

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Ottawa, Canada (November 28, 2016) – Revision Military, a recognized innovator in power management and electronics solutions and platforms, has formalized a strategic partnership with leading South Korean lithium-ion cell manufacturing company, Kokam. Under this agreement, Revision and Kokam will build on their near-decade-long working relationship. Revision and Kokam will continue to collaborate on technologically progressive air and ground power platforms, and will incorporate cutting-edge chemistry technology into advanced energy solutions for military use.

Above: Revision’s Nerv Centr™ SWatPack™ Silent Watch Vehicle Battery enclosure—shown here in a Light Assault Vehicle configuration—is designed to be platform-specific.

Over the last decade, Revision has incorporated Kokam’s large form-factor lithium-ion cell technology in the design and development of high-end military power platforms. This has resulted in energy solutions that feature greater power performance, high energy density, high gravimetric and volumetric power density, longer cycle and calendar life, low impedance and heat generation, lightweight, low self-discharge rates, and extremely efficient heat dissipation. Revision has taken this excellent foundation and developed industry-accelerating power management solutions specifically engineered for use in rugged, remote, and extreme conditions. Together, Kokam and Revision have made significant progress in using lithium-ion technology to deliver operational effectiveness on the battlefield, and are solving power management issues that have plagued operators since electrical energy became a battlefield necessity.

Above: Revision’s Nerv Centr™ SWatPack™ Silent Watch Vehicle Battery (shown open) is modular, scalable, and features interoperable SWatPack units for reliable, redundant power backup.

“With two strong, innovative power management collaborators like Revision and Kokam working together, new and intelligent power solutions for operational survivability can be accomplished,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision. “In formalizing this strategic relationship, we can address our customers and their operational needs for an ever-more connected and electric battlefield. Kokam has a sterling reputation for providing battery solutions for a wide variety of military applications to leading international defense contractors and Ministries of Defense; this partnership reinforces Revision’s focus on the military power market, and reinforces the approach we have taken so far that has resulted in significant contracts. We’re excited to cultivate this partnership further, and to seize this opportunity to fuel continued growth, specifically for vehicular platform power innovation, as demand surges globally for reliable, lightweight, high-endurance electrical power solutions to meet battlefield needs. Together with Kokam, we will deliver warfighter power solutions with a lean logistical footprint and real operational benefit, thereby relegating back-breaking loads of batteries and inefficient vehicle systems to the past.”

Above: Individual Revision Nerv Centr™ SWatPack™ power units can be scaled up for any application.

Revision and Kokam will build on the past successes the two companies have had together. Kokam’s patented Z-folding manufacturing technique and advanced Lithium Polymer and thin film laminations will continue to feature in Revision’s operationally focused Nerv Centr™ energy solution programs for the foreseeable future. In formalizing this partnership, Revision and Kokam are mutually poised to expand market reach on a global scale in the constantly-evolving military power management industry.

Check Out Operational Detachment Source

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Operational Detachment Source is a new family owned web shop near Fort Bragg. It’s owned by an SF guy and will have a storefront after the New Year. Right now, their main effort is an online presence offering some great brands, and are constantly adding more.

While you persuse their site, you might also see some familiar stuff, like Presscheck Consulting.

Best Tech Tool – Leatherman Tread Adapter

Monday, November 28th, 2016


The Leatherman Tread is a 25-piece bracelet-style multitool. In addition to a stand-alone model, Leatherman also released a version called the Tread QM1, which features a Swiss timepiece. Best Tech Tool decided to expand upon this concept by releasing the BTT Adapter, which allows users to connect virtually any timepiece to the Leatherman Tread. Best Tech Tool created an adapter for standard timepieces, along with one for G-Shock watches, and one for the Apple Watch.

Patagonia – Hybrid Sleeping Bag

Monday, November 28th, 2016

There have been many so-called Elephant Foot,sleeping bags in the market over the years. We’ve even mentioned a few of these designs which are essentially, the bottom half of the bag, with the top half being a level 7-style insulated belay parka. The idea with an Elephant Foot is to reduce weight and bulk and is often used for mountaineering. Oftentimes, these bags ride mid-abdomen and use elastic or shoulder straps, to stay in place. Additionally, the bottom is often closed with shock cord so the wearer can open it up and walk around in it.

The Hybrid is insulated with 850-fill-power Traceable Down, so it’s no slouch when it comes to keeping the cold at bay. It’s also going to be quite packable, although maybe not the best choice in cold/wet conditions. The shell is Pertex Quantum, an underutilized fabric here in the US which is highly wind and water resistant.

In the case of the Hybrid, it incorporates a torso fashioned from a single layer of windproof 1.2oz, 15D 100% nylon ripstop fabric with a DWR finish. It features a waist level drawstring as well as drawstrings at the hood along with a half-zip front opening to reduce bulk. The single layer torso works with the parka beneath to shed weather and trap heat.

Earlier, I mentioned that many of the half-bags on the market have an open bottom, but the Hybrid incorporates a footbed designed to acoid cold spots.

I really like the design of the Hybrid, but as it was designed for civilian mountaineering, the Viking Blue color scheme leaves a bit to be desired for tactical use, despite the cool color name. Maybe it will catch the eye of a military customer and we’ll see it in Alpha Green.

Made in China, it weighs just 490 g (17.3 oz). The Hybrid from Patagonia is offered in Short, Regular and Long lengths.

Sneak Peek – Triple Aught Design Azimuth Pack

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Well, apparently we can talk about this. I’ve been sworn to secrecy on this new daypack from Triple Aught Design since receiving one during Destination: Granite back in September.

The super lightweight Azimuth is unlike any previous packs from Triple Aught Design. Sounds like it will be released very soon.

They’ve another video with even more info.

CYBER MONDAY at Chase Tactical

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Use Coupon Code CYBER20 for 20% OFF on your order.

ADM Introduces Deadbird Society Carbines And Receiver Sets To Raise Funds For SOC-F

Monday, November 28th, 2016

28NOV2016 – NEW BERLIN, WI – American Defense MFG has partnered with Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F), a 501(c)3 non-profit, 100% volunteer, charitable organization that generates funds for the families of wounded or killed Special Operations Forces (SOF), and the Deadbird Society (DBS), a group of Arc’teryx enthusiasts, to release a custom American Defense MFG UIC MOD 2, in order to raise over 65,000.00 for SOC-F. This limited release will consist of 50 rifles and 50 receiver set/rail combos in grey. Each receiver has the SOC-F and DBS logos meticulously milled into it along with exclusive serial numbers. ADM MFG will donate 500.00 for every rifle and 300.00 for every upper/lower/rail set sold.

Rifle Specs ADM UIC MOD2:
• 14.5 Criterion Barrel 1/8 .223 Wylde Chamber
• Battle Comp 1.5 Pin & Welded
• American Defense MFG Billet Upper Receiver with 13.5 MLOK Rail
• American Defense MFG Completely Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver
• American Defense MFG 13.5 MLOK rail
• Radian Talon Ambidextrous Safety
• Bravo Company USA MOD 4 Ambidextrous Charging Handle
• Geissele G2S Trigger

Included Accessories:
• Magpul PMag
• MagPod
• Raven Concealment Top Stop
• Magpul MBus PRO flip up sight set
• Arc’teryx Rho Beanie with matching serial number embroidered
• Deadbird Society Limited Edition Patch by Spartan Village with matching serial number laser cut


Upper / Lower / Rail Set Specs:
• American Defense MFG Billet Upper Receiver – Forward assist and ejection port door installed
• American Defense MFG 13.5 MLOK Rail with appropriate hardware
• American Defense MFG Completely Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver – ambidextrous controls (installed) and takedown pins
• Arc’teryx Rho Beanie with matching serial number embroidered
• Deadbird Society Limited Edition Patch by Spartan Village with matching serial number laser cut


Fine Print:
This rifle IS NOT California compliant. It is American compliant. Please know your local, State, and Federal laws before purchasing. Serial numbers cannot be reserved. They are by assigned by order number received. Please do not call and ask which number you received, as the order number does not correspond with the serial number. Receiver sets are eligible to be transferred as incomplete firearms. These items will ship by 20DEC2016. You must supply a valid FFL with your order number to [email protected].

Dealer inquires: [email protected]
All photos were graciously provided by Richard King Photography.

GEMTECH Has A New Website

Monday, November 28th, 2016


Gemtech recently updated their website with a snazzy new look and improved navigation. Check it out at the link below.