Archive for July, 2020

Blackhawk Introduces TASER 7 Holster

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

New Holster Helps Keeps Officers from Confusing Their Gear in Stressful Situations

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – July 30, 2020 – Blackhawk, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, announces the new TASER 7 holster featuring a distinctive draw motion that helps keep officers from confusing their gear when under stress.

The holster has a cross draw or support hand draw design that allows for rocking the TASER out of the holster, rather than a traditional straight-up handgun draw. When the TASER is re-holstered, it automatically engages the active retention mechanism and TASER safety switch. The trigger is completely covered when holstered.

Other key features include Blackhawk’s new Quick Dual Release (QDR) holster platform, which allows officers to exchange the TASER and holster between shifts without having to remove other items from their duty belt. It is compatible with all Blackhawk duty platforms including belt loops, QD systems, MOLLE adapters and tactical thigh platforms.

The TASER 7 holster is currently offered in our matte black finish in both left and right-handed configurations. The Basketweave finish will become available in the coming months of 2020. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $54.95.

For more information on the new TASER 7 holster, visit

NEW Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes from Vortex Optics

Thursday, July 30th, 2020


BARNEVELD, Wis. – The way you hunt demands more of an optic, whether you are picking a tine out of dense cover or seeing the telltale flick of an ear on the next ridge. In any scenario, the last thing you want is to doubt if your gear is up to the job.

The Diamondback® HD line of spotting scopes from Vortex® is taking the next step forward with two new configurations, the 16-48×65 and the 20-60×85, providing power and clarity in a redesigned package that’s high on performance and low on sticker shock.

The power behind the new Diamondback® HD spotters is an HD optical system that delivers crisp resolution, brighter images, and edge-to-edge sharpness, reducing eye strain during long glassing sessions. All air-to-glass surfaces are fully multi-coated for increased light transmission and powerful low-light performance, giving you an edge when you need it most.

In addition to rethinking the Diamondback® HD’s internal components, Vortex® took a fresh approach to the spotter’s exterior, introducing a streamlined, snag-free profile. The helical focus wheel provides fast, fine adjustments, and an Arca-Swiss compatible foot means the Diamondback® HD mounts quickly to compatible tripod heads without additional plates. Plus, a neoprene cover comes included, keeping your spotter protected in the field.

SOLGW – Origins

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

How we started… and how the hell did we get here?

TacJobs – Military and Law Enforcement Programs Sales Manager for Lancer Advanced Weapons and Components

Thursday, July 30th, 2020


Primary role is to act as the Military and Law Enforcement Programs Sales Manager for Lancer Advanced Weapons and Components. This position is responsible for the development and execution of all military, government agency and law enforcement sales programs.

Provides support to senior management in the development and launch of new products, compiles customer feedback, market data and delivers assessment of competitive and market intelligence.


Identifies new business opportunities in military and law enforcement markets.

Assists in the development of new products designed to meet military and law enforcement requirements.

Maintains and develops relationships with key contacts across all relevant agencies.

Builds and develops market intelligence on evolving domestic and international defense and law enforcement programs and product requirements.

Assists in developing and leveraging key U.S. Government relationships and resources to advance and grow military and law enforcement business.

Possesses and develops experience with individual and crew served weapon systems deployed worldwide. ?

Researches the market segment, using compiled information to develop a strategic marketing plan.

Coordinates with internal groups to develop/execute program components in regard to sales and marketing.

Provides support to senior management in negotiations, contract development, due diligence, and other development or alliance development projects.

Promotes Lancer in industry trade associations such as defense and other government agencies.

Develops and maintains contact with customers as part of “after sales” customer care.

Conducts sales training seminars, live fire demonstrations, and attends various trade related shows and events.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college

A minimum of 10 years of experience in business development within the defense industry.

Familiarity with defense sales and selling to defense markets is essential.

Prior military experience is desirable.

Strong technical and interpersonal skills

Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

Able and willing to travel up to 70% of the time

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75k, commensurate with experience, and an uncapped commission

Benefits include health/vision/dental, 401k, Profit Sharing, paid Life Insurance, paid vacation. Interested candidates can apply by submitting resume to [email protected]

For more information on Lancer, visit

McHenry Introduces Bipartisan American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act – Widens Berry Amendment Across Departments

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10), joined Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) to introduce the American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act. This bipartisan legislation will help end the United States’ reliance on Chinese-made personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensure that hospitals and frontline healthcare workers have access to a plentiful supply of high-quality American made PPE.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that the United States has failed its hospitals and frontline healthcare workers because of our over-reliance on Chinese-made PPE,” said Congressman McHenry. “By returning production of PPE to the United States, we will address the concerns raised by the current crisis while also incentivizing future investments in high quality PPE made by American companies, ensuring the long-term protection of our hospitals and frontline healthcare workers. I am glad to partner with Representative Pascrell to introduce a bipartisan bill that does just that.”

“The ongoing pandemic has exposed America’s over-reliance on personal protective equipment made in other countries. In a cruel twist of irony we are especially dependent on medical supplies made in China, where COVID-19 originated and whose totalitarian secrecy deepened the world crisis,” said Congressman Pascrell. “Our reliance on non-American-made PPE has crippled our response to COVID from the start. Even as we continue to fight the virus, we must use this painful lesson to change our behavior now. Our bipartisan American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act will ensure we are investing in the best tools in the world at our disposal by making our own PPE right here in America. Encouraging production of medical supplies within our borders will ultimately help our economy, create jobs, ensure higher-grade equipment, and most important save American lives. This cannot wait until the next pandemic.”

“The U.S. textile industry would like to sincerely thank Congressman McHenry and Congressman Pascrell for introducing the American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act, a bill we believe will create strong domestic procurement rules to incentivize investment and the onshoring of critical medical textiles,” said National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas. “Re-creating the successful domestic purchasing rules found in the Berry Amendment for all federal PPE purchases will not only help our country reduce its overreliance on China for PPE but also provide longer term support for our domestic supply chain that has supplied hundreds of millions of urgently needed items including face masks, isolation gowns and other needed PPE to frontline health care workers.”

“The American manufacturers who comprise the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) applaud the leadership of Congressman McHenry and Congressman Pascrell, demonstrated by their introduction of the American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act,” said David Costello, Executive Director of the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC). “This thoughtful legislation recognizes that a 100% American PPE supply chain is a matter of our national security and that ending reliance on unreliable, foreign made products is essential to ensure the health and safety of our nation. Our members are already investing their time and energy bolstering their domestic PPE capability and we look forward to working with Mr. McHenry and Mr. Pascrell to see this bill become law. “ 

Background: The American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act implements the Berry Amendment standard of “100 percent of a product that is grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States” for the purchas of personal protective equipment (PPE) by Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It also resets the contract level for the Berry Amendment from $250,000 to $150,000 to ensure more PPE is made in America.

HENSOLDT Delivers Radar for Bundeswehr Counter-UAV System

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Spexer 2000 3D proves excellent classification performance of small targets

Ulm, Germany, 28 July 2020 – As part of the German Army’s “qualified air defence” drone defence programme, sensor specialist HENSOLDT is supplying the latest version of its “Spexer 2000 3D” radar to system integrator Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. Spexer will be part of the C-UAS system (Counter-Unmanned Aerial System), which is based on Kongsberg’s remote-controlled “Protector” weapon station, both mounted on an armoured GTK “Boxer” vehicle. Initially 10 systems are under contract. Radar deliveries will start at the end of this year to meet the requirements of NATO VJTF (= Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) 2023.

The contract was awarded after a test firing at the Baumholder military training area. The third generation of HENSOLDT’s “Spexer 2000 3D” radar demonstrated outstanding classification performance of small targets in very demanding scenarios. Due to the small radar cross section, high manoeuvrability and high optical reconnaissance performance of these micro-drones, they pose a particular threat to mobile land forces.

The new Spexer radar generation additionally closes the gap in the reconnaissance capability of close-range small targets within ground-based air defence. Parallel to drones, the classic air and ground target catalogue – such as helicopters, combat aircraft, armoured vehicles etc. – can also be detected and classified. These capabilities set new standards in the field of radar-based self-protection.

Of the previous generations of Spexer radar, over 150 systems have already been delivered to customers and are in operational use worldwide.

DroneShield – Successful European Airport Trial

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has successfully completed a trial deployment of its DroneSentinelTM system at a mid-tier European airport.

The trial was managed by Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.

The evaluation is expected to substantially shape the requirements for a large multi-million European airports tender expected to be released prior to year end. Whilst the Company is unable to quantify the tender more precisely, DroneShield expects the project to be material and will in due course provide an update on the dollar amounts to the market, when available.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, has commented, “Airport market is a key segment for DroneShield, following high profile drone-related disruptions such as that has taken place at Gatwick Airport. We are now seeing airports, in particularly in Europe, mobilising their procurement selection processes towards wide rollouts of counterdrone systems. Each individual airport deployment is worth up to a multi-million dollar contract, including upfront and ongoing subscription payments, depending on the airport size and protection requirements. This successful trial forms a critical part of those selection processes.”

NDIA Joins Associations in Call for Funding, Extension of Section 3610 in CARES Act

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association, along with seven industry associations representing thousands of government contractors, sent a letter July 24 to congressional leadership that urges funding and an extension to Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

Section 3610 authorized reimbursement of extraordinary and unanticipated government contractor costs arising from COVID-19. The authority for this provision is set to expire on Sept. 30, and funding has yet to be provided. As contractors continue to face the “ready state” workforce sustainment challenges that justified the enactment of 3610, the signing associations maintain that an extension and appropriation is necessary to support the continuity of government operations in the new fiscal year.

As companies across the defense industrial base continue adjusting to the changes brought on by the global pandemic, extending and funding 3610 is needed to support readiness and modernization across the Defense Department. The complete letter is available here.