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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and Nordic Unmanned Carry Out World’s First Full-Scale Offshore UAV Flight for Equinor

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Vienna, 28 August 2020 – Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully demonstrated to Norwegian energy company Equinor the cargo delivery capability of its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to offshore platform Troll A. This is a world’s first in terms of full-scale offshore UAV delivery from shore to an active oil and gas installation.

The exercise simulated the scenario of an urgent requirement for specific essential spare parts at the gas production platform Troll A. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 successfully carried out the long-range delivery flight from Mongstad, where the spare parts were 3D-printed, to the offshore platform Troll A located in the North Sea. The unmanned delivery distance was 100 km (55 nm). After the UAV supplied the spare parts, it carried out a close inspection around the platform before it headed back to Mongstad.

The flight trials also included a successful Search and Rescue (SAR) mission, where a “man over board” dummy was quickly located by the UAV, transmitting the positioning data and live images using the L3 Harris Wescam real-time Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera and an Automatic Identification System (AIS).

Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “This was the perfect trial to show off the exceptional maritime capabilities of the S-100 for the oil and gas industry. We have extensive experience in long-range unmanned flights, especially in the maritime domain and under adverse weather conditions. The S-100 was able to show off its outstanding capabilities and we have proven once again that the S-100 UAV is the superior choice.”

Comp-Tac Expands AIWB Line with New eV2 Infidel Holster

Monday, August 31st, 2020

HOUSTON, September 1, 2020 – Comp-Tac® recently released the eV2™ Infidel Holster, a new inside-the-waistband, hybrid holster featuring a small footprint leather backing and the popular Infidel belt clip.

The eV2 Infidel is an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster made with a top-grain, cowhide leather backing and interchangeable Kydex® shell. The holster attaches to the belt with an easy-on, easy-off nylon clip that is cant adjustable and can attach over top most belt loops. The cant adjustable clip gives the user the option to carry at the appendix position, on the side at 3 o’clock or behind the hip in the 4-5 o’clock region. This holster is also compatible with the Comp-Tac Kick, which pushes the pistol grip into the body for increased concealment.

Features of the eV2 Infidel

– Two-layer leather backing for ultimate comfort

– Kydex® shell reduces holster collapse on draw

– Shell can be interchanged to allow holster to be used for many firearms

– Easy-on easy-off Infidel clip

– Comp-Tac Kick™ can be added separately – suggested to use Kick only with straight up and down cant

“With the ever-growing subcompact handgun market, our eV2 family of appendix-carry products has proven very popular,” said Gordon Carrell, Comp-Tac general manager. “This marks the third holster and fourth overall product in the series and is a natural expansion to the line, giving users a quick on and off holster option to make carrying comfortable, simple and a natural part of everyday life.”

This holster is available for both left and right handed shooters.

eV2 Infidel Holster – MSRP: $62

Xentris Wireless Expands Product Portfolio to Include Ruggedized Warfighter Charging Solutions

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Addison, IL – Xentris Wireless, a leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing high quality, innovative wireless accessories, is proud to announce an expansion of its product development, testing and manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Addison, Illinois.

Through a series of recent strategic investments, Xentris Wireless has expanded its capabilities to include ruggedized charging solutions for the Warfighter. Xentris Wireless’s goal is to quickly deliver the best Soldier-accepted, safe charging solutions for the Warfighter by leveraging its knowledge of rapid consumer product development in conjunction with newly acquired knowledge of military power solutions.

“We are proud to announce the launch of our military product line – EXO Charge. Charging solutions for the mobile device industry is the foundation on which Xentris Wireless was built. Our name has become synonymous with high quality mobile accessories developed at the forefront of emerging technologies,” states David Bailey, President and CEO.

“As we move forward with EXO Charge, you can count on Xentris Wireless to deliver enhanced charging solutions that improve the agility of the modern Warfighter. Our focus will be solutions that make the Soldier faster, lighter and more lethal. EXO Charge will always be about providing the absolute best solutions for the Warfighter,” continued Bailey.

Xentris Wireless’s mission is to provide users the best charging solutions possible. The EXO Charge division will

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

Monday, August 31st, 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

BE Meyers & Co Recognized by Raytheon Technologies with Epic Award for Superior Performance

Monday, August 31st, 2020

August 31, 2020 (Redmond, WA) – Celebrating 20 years of partnership, Raytheon Technologies has recognized B.E. Meyers & Co. for supplier performance and a commitment to manufacturing excellence with their EPIC Award. The selection process evaluates more than 10,000 businesses and selects the top 32 subcontractors on the Raytheon Technologies vendor roster. EPIC Awards recognize a supplier’s overall Excellence in Performance, Innovation and Collaboration.

The B.E. Meyers & Co. Optoelectronic Systems team specializes in integrating infrared and visible laser modules into sensor pods for unmanned aerial systems, fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, integrated fixed towers and masts, remote weapon stations, and land-based vehicles. For more than 20 years, B.E. Meyers & Co. has provided Raytheon Technologies with pointing and illumination components for various platforms and applications.

“We have always relied on our strong partnerships to deliver the most advanced technology available,” said Matthew Meyers, CEO of B.E. Meyers & Co. “We are committed to continued collaboration with Raytheon Technologies on new programs as we cooperatively advance and evolve capabilities in service to customers worldwide.”

Watch the video here.

For more information, please contact B.E. Meyers & Co. at [email protected].


Monday, August 31st, 2020


Good morning and Happy MATBOCK Monday!

The GraveRobber™ Micro is a compact bag for enhanced portable medical supplies for easy attachment inside a larger pack or vehicle. Made of MATBOCK Ghost Light materials, it features multiple pockets and a fold down flap for easy organization and access to medical supplies.

Available in Black or Multicam
L x W x D = 7″ x 8.5″ x 6″
Weight – 0.6oz

Don’t forget to tune in on Monday at our new time 1:00 PM EST as we go live on Instagram to demo the GRAVEROBBER Micro.

New Military ID Cards Being Issued for Military Family Members, Retirees

Monday, August 31st, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department began issuing Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification Cards on July 31, 2020, the first time since 1993 that changes to the card have been made.

Michael Sorrento, director of the Defense Manpower Data Center, discussed the new ID cards that are for military family members, retirees and other eligible card holders.

The new ID card transitions the current laminated paper card to much more durable plastic material, similar to that used for the common access cards used by military members and DOD civilians, he said.

Also, the new ID cards feature enhanced security measures that will reduce the likelihood of them being compromised, Sorrento said.

Although the new ID cards are available now, Sorrento said, only about 20 Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification Card System sites currently offer the card because new equipment is required to produce them, and that takes some time. All RAPIDS sites worldwide likely will have the new equipment by the end of the year, he said.

However, to reduce foot traffic — particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic — Sorrento said that unless a card is about to expire, it would be better to wait until summer to get a new one. Even then, he added, it would be good to call ahead first to schedule an appointment.

The complete transition to the new ID card, is targeted for January 2026, Sorrento said. In the meantime, the current cards will continue to work.

DOD is looking at future capabilities that can be provided with the new ID cards, Sorrento said. For example, users of the card may eventually be able to go online and order a card through a proper vetting process and have it directly distributed to them by mail, rather than sit in a RAPIDS office and wait for a card to be made.

The underlying technology could support greater and greater capabilities for a long time to come, he added.

Brownells California Magazine Update

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

California Magazine Update 8/28/2020

We’re is aware of the August 28th development in the Duncan v. Becerra case. We are currently in discussion with our legal team to better understand the rather complicated legal outcomes in this case as it relates to the transfer and possession of standard capacity magazines in the state of California.

Brownells, Inc. continues to accept standard capacity magazine orders from California customers; however, we are not currently shipping standard capacity magazines to California. Orders are being placed on a hold at this time pending the outcome of this case.

We’ll continue to provide updates to our customers with standard capacity magazines on order when we have more information to share.

As always, thank you for being a Brownells, Inc. customer and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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