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Norway To Conduct Arctic SOF Experiment In 2019

Friday, November 30th, 2018

According to SOFWERX, NORSOF and the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment are hosting the Arctic SOF Experiment in Harstad, Norway, from 28 January – 2 February, 2019. Industry partners and research institutes are invited to bring innovative solutions to combat challenges such as harsh weather, low GPS signals and more. For more information, industry should contact [email protected]

DoubleStar Introduces Two New Calibers into their Extensive Line of Uppers

Friday, November 30th, 2018

DoubleStar adds the popular .22 Nosler and .224 Valkyrie to their lineup.

Winchester, Ky. (November 2018) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols and edged weapons, is proud to introduce two new calibers to their extensive line of upper choices: the popular .22 Nosler and the .224 Valkyrie. Both calibers are available in an 18” HBAR with the new 15.5” Cloak Handguard or 24” Bull Barrel with the beautiful Diamond Pattern National Match handguard.

The .22 Nosler is available in a 1:8 twist, while the .224 Valkyrie is available with a 1:7 twist. Both calibers are known for their screaming fast velocities and will allow supersonic projectiles out to 1,000 yards.

The new calibers can be found in an 18” .22 Nosler, Heavy Barrel Flattop Complete Upper; 24” .224 Valkyrie, Bull Barrel Flattop Complete Upper; 24” .22 Nosler, Bull Barrel Flattop Complete Upper; 18” .22 Nosler, Heavy Barrel Flattop Barreled Upper; 24” .224 Valkyrie Bull Barrel Flattop Barreled Upper and a 24” .22 Nosler, Bull Barrel Flattop Barreled Upper. MSRP ranges from $539.99 – $759.99.

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PSIGEAR® Skewer™ Laser-cut Mag Pouch

Friday, November 30th, 2018

The surface of PSIGEAR Magazine Pouch is made of laser-cut Squadron™. The pouch can stagger extra magazine pouches. High-strength elastic band on the sides can suit magazines of various sizes. The back is designed with bolt™ Molle stick to fix the pouch on any gear with molle swiftly.


Teijin Aramid Invests in Increased Defense and Security Customer Support

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Arnhem, The Netherlands, November 29, 2018 – Teijin Aramid, leading manufacturer of premium aramid,  has expanded its development support for customers of the defense and security industry. A completely new, first-class shooting range, based on the latest standards in technology and software, has been created in its Application Competence Center (ACC) close to the EMEA sales office in Wuppertal, Germany. This new state-of-the-art shooting range will allow customers to develop their new products designed to counter specific threats.

For over 30 years, Teijin Aramid supports customers in the development of tailor-made solutions used in soft and hard ballistic applications for police, army, and VIP environments. Changing threats and individual demands are challenging development requirements. At the EMEA Application Competence Center (ACC), Teijin covers a wide range of testing standards for safety and defense applications. Their aramids Twaron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are tested in individual customer solutions and partly even with other products or components. The different tests and developments in the ACC take place in order to generate protective solutions against heat, open fire, cut, stab and ballistics.

The ACC is a strategic location for development support and testing. Customers from all regions benefit from the long term experience in aramids and polyethylene, their converting and the broad offering of testing possibilities. Efficiency was one of the major drivers for this investment. A combination of work process optimization and implementation of new technology and testing software, turns the new shooting range into a first-class testing facility. The range length was increased to 17 meters and is compliant with various soft ballistic and hard ballistic testing standards, including helmet testing. This latest technology protects operators and the environment from ballistic threats, pollutions, etc.

For the near future, additional enhancements are planned, e.g. a back face measurement performed via automatic scanning, providing information on depth and volume of deformation. Depending on market needs, an increased threat spectrum will be considered, as well as providing video streaming capability allowing customers around the world to witness ballistic testing live.

Survive Outdoors Longer Heavy Duty Emergency Blanket

Friday, November 30th, 2018

We encourage everyone keep a mini survival kit in your vehicle all year long, but Winter is definitely here and you need to be prepared.

We suggest you consider the Survive Outdoors Longer Heavy Duty Emergency Blanket or one of their other blankets or bivies, based on your needs. They are available with OD or Orange face fabrics and are backed by reflective foil material (90% heat reflective) which will help keep you warm.

Wind and rainproof, it can be used as a ground cloth, blanket, sleeping bag, or shelter. The Heave Duty Emergency Blanket is 5′ x 8′ and weighs 7.9 oz. This one also slightly thicker (2.5 mil) than other emergency blankets which are 1 mil thick*.

*A mil is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch, or 0.001 inch. One mil also equals 0.0254 mm (millimeter).

Sitka – Vapor SD Jacket

Friday, November 30th, 2018

The Vapor SD Jacket by Sitka is made from WL Gore’s SHAKEDRY fabric.

It’s great as an ultralightweight shell for foul weather running. It can also be carried as a “just-in-case” rain shell with your gear as it takes up so little room and is so lightweight. That’s thanks to the SHAKEDRY material which incorporates the membrane and DWR.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – 10×12 Padded Plate Backer Kit

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Meet the all new FS 10×12 Padded Plate Backer Kit!

These Non-Ballistic padded inserts come in a set of two and designed to go inside your plate carrier and behind the plate to increase comfort with minimal bulk and weight while providing an extra large channel to increase air flow. The Padded plate backer can be used in multiple configurations based on user needs. Shipping Now. 100% American Made.×12-padded-plate-backer-non-ballistic

Marine Corps Releases Solicitation For New Lightweight Hard Armor Plate

Friday, November 30th, 2018


The Marine Corps has released a request for proposal for a lightweight hard armor plate to lighten the load for Marines and allow commanders to adapt to the environment, mission and level of threat on the battlefield.

The Marine Corps released a request for proposal for a lightweight hard armor plate to lighten the load for Marines and allow commanders to adapt to the mission on the battlefield. Marine Corps Systems Command is seeking industry input for samples of potential lightweight plates to provide sufficient protection for the majority of combat environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Chockey)

In August, Marine Corps Systems Command assessed industry’s capability to make a plate that would supplement the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI plates, and provide sufficient protection for the majority of combat environments. MCSC’s Program Manager Infantry Combat Equipment held Industry Days Oct. 17-18, and met with 12 companies to receive feedback on the draft solicitation documents.

Now MCSC is seeking proposals from industry for procurement of a maximum of 680,706 and a minimum of 60,000 lightweight plates. The lighter plates will give commanders more options to tailor Marines’ ballistic protection to the environment, mission and threat.

“These new plates will be fielded in addition to the existing ESAPI plates,” said Nick Pierce, Individual Armor Team lead in MCSC’s PM ICE. “We expect the plates to be at least 38% lighter than the ESAPI which will significantly increase the mobility of Marines on the battlefield.”

All proposals are due March 2019, and a contract is expected to be awarded in July 2019. Priorities have not yet been set, but initial fielding would likely go to combat units and could take place as early as fiscal year 2020.

“This along with other recent initiatives such as the Plate Carrier Gen III are part of a holistic effort to modernize the personal protective equipment set to give Marines better, lighter, more effective gear,” said Pierce.

By Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication | Marine Corps Systems Command