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First Lite X NEMO Field Collection

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Specialized hunting brand First Lite has teamed up with outdoor innovator NEMO Equipment to offer a line of NEMO products in First Lite’s colorway.

The line is shelter focused, with tents, sleeping systems, and even a version of NEMO’s luxurious Stargaze Recliner. Plenty of options, whethr youre hinting from a base camp or a multi-day hike from hide to hide.

www.firstlite.com/products/nemo-endurance-tent

The Hotly Anticipated IceVents in Coyote are Now Available!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

McLean, VA: Since their launch in November 2018, IceVents Multi-Purpose Ventilated Pads have been a hit. IceVents sold out just four days after launch and multiple times since. Customers immediately started asking for 670-1 compliant IceVents in Coyote. Today, Qore Performance is extremely excited to announce the release of IceVents in Coyote to the general market.

Featuring a proprietary lightweight, breathable, super-strong honeycomb matrix that vastly outperforms foam-based padding, IceVents are a technological marvel and have no equal. Originally envisioned to enhance endurance by providing relief to the shoulders and traps while wearing a plate carrier, IceVents can be used for more than just plate carrier shoulder pads. This ventilated, anti-microbial and hydrophobic pad works on nearly every platform from Duty Belts, to plate carriers to packs/rucks and even ear pro.

IceVents in Coyote are proudly Made in America and available exclusively through Qore Performance’s website.

CONTACT:

Qore Performance, Inc. www.qoreperformance.com

Sales Inquiries

Doug Burr [email protected]

Kelly Yazdani [email protected]

Agilite Releases New Team Wendy Helmet Cover Series

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

These are the first, full spectrum Team Wendy Covers on the market to provide full NVG and other accessory management. There are two cover types, Ballistic and Bump, the Ballistic covering all Exfil ballistic versions including those with the new Rail 3.0.

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The Bump version covers all Team Wendy BUMP helmets including the Exfil Carbon and the Exfil LTP Polymer helmet.

The covers have a unique aesthetic that retains the Exfil’s unique lines and protects their paint and ballistic surface from bumps, scrapes and scratches.

Another thing that’s new with these covers is a detachable universal rear pouch that will accept any commonly-issued counterweight or NVG Battery pouch as well as other rear accessories. The pouch integrates securely and quickly with the cover but can also be fully removed leaving a totally flat back for a different mission set.

The full Team Wendy cover series is shipping from Agilite’s website from today. To order now or request a government quote, click here: agilitegear.com/collections/team-wendy-exfil-helmet-covers 

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202 MPH $205,000 APR RS7 The World’s Fastest Armored Car?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Pete Blaber led company uses advanced polycarbonate composites and ballistic glass and “world class” security features to creat a B-4 level safe room.

AddArmor, known as much for the pedigree of its leadership as for designing what they call sophisticated mobile safe rooms, recently announced its latest creation: the “world’s fastest armored car.” It’s an Audi RS7 built with a polycarbonate weave they say is 10x stronger than ballistic steel.

The new 202 mph APR-tuned RS7 was designed and built to showcase new developments in lightweight combat-proven polycarbonate armor paneling. Armored vehicles have long been associated with lumbering, heavy duty trucks. This was apparently the impetus that pushed AddArmor design. As they describe it, they decided to showcase a truly modernized armored car that could put lie to such impressions – and by doing so to highlight just how far modern armor technology has evolved. The result is a car they claim can perform at speeds of more than 200mph sporting an armor material weighing 60% less than ballistic steel.

AddArmor President Jeff Engen explains.

“With the new AddArmor APR RS7, we wanted to demonstrate how today’s armoring technology allows drivers to pick from a wide range of cars not normally associated with armored vehicles. The total armoring weight of the AddArmor APR RS7 is no more than 200 pounds. That small amount of weight allows for exotic sports cars and even electric vehicles to be nicely armored without compromising their performance or range. The key difference is AddArmor uses a polycarbonate composite instead of heavy steel plating. The weave offers a much stronger, lighter package that simultaneously allows the car to be much faster.”

Speed and maneuverability is frequently a critical element of safety, so AddArmor worked to ensure the vehicle’s “lightweight comprehensive 360-degree protection” would function without compromising acceleration or braking. They combined this ballistic protection with horsepower. As a result, the RS7’s 4.0L twin-turbo engine is complemented an APR Stage II system. AddArmor advises us this “special performance package” will produce 760 horsepower/800 lb-ft of torque with a manufacturer-clocked 0 – 60 mph time of 2.9 seconds.

AddArmor upfitted European B4-level armoring to the RS7; this package combines front-seat 360-degree polycarbonate body panels and ballistic glass to limit weight and protect the primary the occupants. Their ballistic glass is comprised of a multi-layer mixture of polycarbonate and ballistic glass, providing a transparent layer of armor that can withstand prolonged attacks from blunt objects like bricks and bats. Ballistically, the B4 armor can stop a .44 Magnum round, allowing drivers and passengers to evade attack – more important to EP/PSD work than overlanding, but nice to have nonetheless!

Vehicle armor is ballistically rated, much as individual body armor is categorized in II, III, and similar levels by the NIJ. The actual terminology used my vary, for instance from the US State Department Armored Vehicle Program to others from half a dozen or more different countries.

As described by the AddArmor release, the APR RS7 features “Delta Force-tested security throughout.”

The description continues:

Hidden security countermeasures include a sonic sound cannon with a PA system and siren capable of 120 dB. Other security items include electric-shock door handles equivalent to a high-powered taser gun and pepper spray dispensers. For ramming, AddArmor installed a front barrier bumper that protects the car’s radiator while also allowing the automobile to comfortably drive through most ambush situations. The AddArmor APR RS7 also includes a specially developed rear blinding light system that uses aircraft landing technology to temporarily blind assailants. The new vehicle also features a custom smokescreen system. For added security, the AddArmor APR RS7 includes biometric gun racks hidden in the trunk that can accommodate assault rifles and handguns.

Another unique security measure included on the AddArmor APR RS7 is a special Global 911 concierge service. This satellite-activated 24/7 system monitors the vehicle’s occupants via their cell phones and an array of beacons. Any sign of trouble automatically sets off a siren in a command center staffed by highly trained security staff with military and first-responder backgrounds. The Global 911 concierge service assesses all security situations as they arise and dispatches solutions in the case of any emergency. These systems allow AddArmor to protect their clients anywhere around the globe.

For added security, the new AddArmor APR RS7 includes a multitude of other on-board tactical electronics. An overseas-compliant drone-denial frequency-jamming satellite communications system has been installed alongside active mine/explosion detection, as well as a state-of-the-art 360-degree night-vision camera system. In the case of any airborne attacks, the AddArmor APR RS7 has an overpressure gas detection unit with onboard gas masks and air tanks to supply filtered fresh breathing air.

The RS7 runs on high-performance 275/30ZR21 Pirelli P Zero Run Flat tires capable of driving 30 miles after sustaining multiple high-powered rifle shots.

The AddArmor APR RS7 demonstrates how AddArmor provides custom protection packages to meet clients’ needs for either new or existing vehicles. Security packages for executive, work, personal, and family vehicles are available starting at $28,000. The new AddArmor APR RS7 is available for $205,000.

AddArmor (which offers training as well) can be found online at AddArmor.com.

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NSWC Crane Hosts First United Kingdom Light Weapon Design Course for Expeditionary Professionals

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

CRANE, Ind. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) hosted Expeditionary professionals for its first Light Weapon Design Course led by Cranfield University, a postgraduate university based in the United Kingdom that specializes in defense technology.

“This is the first time the Light Weapon Design has been brought to Crane,” says Adam Parsley, a Division Manager at NSWC Crane. “The Small Arms Weapon Systems Division was able to really enhance the learning experience for all the students with the access we have to weapons, ammunition, and the firing range.”

Parsley says the Light Weapon Design Course teaches the fundamentals of weapon operation and design.

“It focuses on the development of light weapons, or small arms, and their design and operation today,” says Parsley. “Through this course, our Expeditionary employees will better understand the reasoning behind design parameters – heat dissipation, durability, signature, recoil – and will have better concepts of how to design and test weapons.”

Chris Shaffer, an engineer at NSWC Crane, took part in Cranfield’s Light Weapon Design Course. Shaffer says these highly specialized courses from Cranfield help with workforce development.

“These courses offer Expeditionary professionals the opportunity to gain unique, hands-on experience,” says Shaffer. “They can take the engineering concepts, ideas, and skills they learned in undergrad and apply them to military devices. For these jobs in Expeditionary Warfare, the workforce needs specialized knowledge.”

Students from other commands traveled to NSWC Crane to participate in the course.

“The Light Weapon Design Course was fantastic,” says Erin Thompson, a Weapons Team Engineer at Marine Corps Systems Command. “I learned so much that will be directly applicable to my job and make me more effective for the Marine Corps. Chris Shaffer and the Crane team were great and the access we were afforded to the weapons was incredibly beneficial.”

“I thought the class was really well done,” says Elizabeth Palm, a Test Officer at US Army Cold Regions Test Center. “Adam and Chris did a great job coordinating with Cranfield to be able to offer so much hands-on time with a variety of weapons, especially the foreign ones. And of course any chance to get out on the range is always a good day!”

Cranfield University is in its second year of offering Masters of Science courses at Crane. The Light Weapon Design Course is the seventh Cranfield course since its inception.

“Cranfield offers courses in weaponry, munitions, sensors, and communications that most colleges and universities just don’t have,” says Parsley. “They also have packaged these courses in this condensed, one-week format that is optimal for the working professional who wants to pursue an advanced degree.”

NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with mission areas in Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. The warfare center is responsible for multi-domain, multi- spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability to today’s Warfighter.

By NSWC Crane Corporate Communications

TRIGGRCON 19 – B&T APC9K

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

B&T displayed their 9mm APC9K, recently adopted by the US Army as the new Sub Compact Weapon. So far, 10 weapons have been delivered and an order for the remainder of the initial procurement of 350 APC9Ks should be soon. Ultimately, the Army requires about 1,000 SCWs for the requirement outlined below.

The SCW requirement arose from the Military Police. United States military operations take place worldwide and in all types of terrains as well as under every environmental condition. The Secretary of the Army and/or the Chief of Staff approves senior commanders and key personnel as High Risk Personnel (HRP). HRPs are authorized a Personal Security Detail (PSD), which are assigned to guard against outlined threats. To address this operational need, PSD military personnel require weapons with greater lethality than pistols that are more concealable than rifles. The ultimate objective of this program was to acquire a highly concealable Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) system capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal force while accurately firing at close range with minimal collateral damage.

Although it’s seen here equipped with an Aimpoint ACRO Red Dot Sight, there’s no word on which, if any, optical sight the US Army will use. They do however, come equipped with backup iron sights.

There is a great deal of interest in the SCW by federal law enforcement. Interestingly, B&T can provide lower receivers which accept GLOCK or SIG P320 magazines, rather than the proprietary B&T magazines seen here.

TRIGGRCON 19 – Mission First Tactical

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Mission First Tactical showed their new trays, just launched on their website today.

They’re highly durable and available in several patterns. The smaller compartment fits my iPhone 8+ perfectly.

www.missionfirsttactical.com

Sig Sauer M17-Commemorative Pistols for Sale!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

This limited release, limited edition Sig P320 M17 has been made available to Proven Arms & Outfitters

Aberdeen, NC– (July 2019) Proven Arms & Outfitters is excited to announce the Sig Sauer M17-Commemorative Edition of the U.S. Army’s M17 official service pistol, a variant of the SIG P320 is now available for pre-order. We’ve been able to acquire a very limited number of the few remaining M17 Commemoratives in SIG’s inventory, and they are on their way to us now.

This M17-Commemorative pistol is available at the commercial pricing of $1,122.00, which means that all legal purchasers have the opportunity to own their very own, one of only 5,000, M17-Commemorative Edition pistols.  

Sig Sauer contacted PAO and notified them that they’d receive 10 more of these very limited pistols.  With such a limited release, they will be available online only for Pre-Order at ProvenOutfitters.com/sig-m17-commemorative.

The M17-Commemorative pistol shares the same components, coatings, and markings as the firearm that was awarded the U.S. Army contract for the modular handgun system (MHS).  Only 5,000 M17-Commemorative Edition pistols have been produced for sale, and each SIG SAUER M17-Commemorative pistol is serialized M17-0001 through M17-5000 and includes the Army’s required unique identifier (UID). The M17 is sold in the same cardboard packaging as delivered to the U.S. Army. From the pistol to the packaging, the M17-Commemorative Edition is identical to the U.S. Army’s official M17 service pistol.

The last time the Sig Sauer M17-Commemorative Edition was available it sold out in 3 hours, so don’t delay if you want to add this extraordinary pistol to your collection.

This is online only and limited to one M17-Commemorative per customer.

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