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ORSWM 20 – Stasher Stand Up

Friday, January 31st, 2020

The Stasher Stand Up is the silicone storage container you can cook in.

It’s non-toxic and you can boil in it. What’s not to love?

ORSWM 20 – Camp Fare Gourmet Meals

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Most of the backpacking food you run across at OR are dehydrated. Camp Fare offers ready to eat entrees and sides, in retort pouches like MREs.

Created by Andrew Sarda, an executive chef, outdoorsman, and world traveler, Camp Fare meals are not only tasty, but healthy as well, using fresh ingredients. Like MREs, these meals are shelf stable for years, depending on how they are stored.

This was my favorite find at OR. I tried everything but the Salmon and it was magnifique. I hope they expand their line. Coming soon to the Air Force with maybe a nice Chianti?

campfare.com

ORSWM 20 – LifeStraw Max

Friday, January 31st, 2020

The LifeStraw Max is an in-line water filtration system which will filter up to 200 liters per hour without the need for power or chemicals. It removes viruses, bacteria, parasites, and microplastics with an additional optional cartridge which reduces heavy metals, chemicals and other toxins.

It can be connected to a pressurized, continuous running water source.

ORSWM 20 – XGO Extreme Hot Weather Air Commando Baselayers

Friday, January 31st, 2020

XGO‘s new Air Commando baselayer garments are engineered for Extreme Hot Weather, yet offer FR protection as well as Acclimate Dry moisture management and AG47 Silver anti-microbial. The fabric itself is a Modacrylic and FR Rayon blend with a pill resistant, mesh knit.

The construction incorporates Clean Seam with for seams to avoid skin irritation and no seams on the shoulders.

Although these garments are FR, the fabric is extremely comfortable and many will want to wear them everyday. Aside from the softness of the fabric, the garments also offer XGO’s Advanced Cooling treatment which feels cool against the skin.

ORSWM 20 – Team Wendy M-216 Ski Helmet

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Team Wendy introduced a new version of the M-216 Ski Helmet which doesn’t have the side rails. Otherwise, everything is the same; same fit, same protection.

This is more of a ski helmet than it’s SAR counterpart, but it also brings the price down below $200.

Features:
-A glass-reinforced polycarbonate shroud for attaching headlamps and cameras.
-A customized Boa® Fit System guarantees a precise fit adjustment with single handed quick release.
-Removable ear cups specifically designed to be comfortable while using in-ear communication systems and includes a pocket for drop-in audio device compatibility.
-14 Total Vents: Eight crown (adjustable), two front (passive open), four rear (fixed open) for maximum cooling during high exertion rescues.
-Eight adjustable crown vents with three positions (open, half open and closed) to accommodate both warm and cold conditions.
-Above-goggle vent channels draw air through the helmet to the rear exhaust ports to reduce goggle fogging.
-Integrated goggle strap retention.

www.teamwendy.com/products/helmets-accessories/helmets/m-216-ski-helmet

FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM MID 400 – Light Weight Vest

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Today we are getting the first look at all new addition to the FirstSpear American Merino Wool line, introducing the ACM MID 400 Light Weight Vest. Low bulk, high performance garment that works exceptionally well to keep you warm when you need it most. Center front 3/4 zip closure with an external chest pocket lined in super lightweight cooling mesh. Also features a low profile hidden pocket on the inside of the chest. Back hem scoops into tailcoat style to cover your waist band while active.

Available and now shipping in Black, Sand, Charcoal, Manatee Grey, and Commando Green. 100% American Made with USA Materials.

www.first-spear.com/lightweight-vest

US Army xTechSearch Progresses DroneShield to Stage 3

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Earlier this month, DroneShield has announced that the United States Army has selected its wholly owned US subsidiary DroneShield LLC to advance to Phase II of Expeditionary Technology Search program (“xTechSearch”).

DroneShield is now pleased to announce that following Phase II evaluation round, it has been progressed to Phase III of the evaluation process. Phase III will be held on 17-19 March at the 2020 Global Force Symposium & Exposition at Huntsville Alabama. The 2020 AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition is a 2 ½ -day event that will include presentations from the Army, DoD and industry related to the future of the Army.  There is a cash grant award associated with progressing to Phase III. 

xTechSearch is sponsored by U.S. Army’s Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. It enables the selected private sector companies to collaborate with the Army to tackle the most critical Army modernisation challenges.

The Army xTechSearch program provides non-dilutive funding to selected private sector companies to demonstrate their technologies pertaining to Army challenges. The program also drives to integrate these businesses into the Army’s Science and Technology ecosystem by providing research opportunities with Army labs, including authorized access to the Army’s organic intellectual and technical capital.

DroneShield LLC has been selected on the basis of Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning algorithms within its drone detection products.

DroneShield’s CEO Oleg Vornik commented, “The United States Department of Defense (US DoD) continues to substantially ramp up its counter-UAS work, with the recently reported decision to appoint the U.S. Army as the DoD’s executive agent for its counter-UAS efforts. We are pleased to progress into the next phase of the xTechSearch process, allowing DroneShield further engagement with the U.S. Army’s ecosystem, and growing our relationship with them towards their acquisition processes. This shortlisting continues to reinforce DroneShield’s proprietary technologies as as market leading capabilities in the counter-UAS space globally.”  

DroneShield’s RfZeroTM ground or vehicle-mounted drone detection units

ORSWM 20 – Herschel Supply Co Trail Collection

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

There’s generally a trend at each OR show, and this time it’s recycled fabrics. Everyone has them. In the case of Herschel, their new Trail collection of bags features 100% recycled materials. They also boast an interesting Camo pattern.