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UVision Strengthens its Presence in the United States : UVision USA has Signed a Cooperation Agreement with MAG Aerospace, to Support US Forces in the Operation of HERO Loitering Munitions.

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Under the agreement, MAG Aerospace will provide Operators, FSRs, Training and local support for the HERO systems exclusively for UVision USA.
October 18, 2021 – UVision USA – continues to strengthen its operations in the US with the signing of a cooperation agreement with MAG Aerospace at the AUSA (Association of the United States Army) Annual Meeting.

Through this cooperation, UVision USA and MAG Aerospace will offer operational and training solutions for the Hero family of loitering munitions. MAG Aerospace will provide in-country resources, perform demonstrations, operational training, and support for UVision’s customers OCONUS (outside Continental US) and CONUS (Continental US).

“This agreement has come about in response to the growing need in the United States for HERO systems,” says Jim Truxel, CEO of UVision USA. “As part of the cooperation with MAG Aerospace, we will be able to provide local support for the company’s customers locally and around the globe. UVision USA operations will continue to expand.”

“MAG Aerospace brings a terrific reputation and demonstrated experience in providing similar services all over the world,” says Chief Growth Officer, Matt Bartlett, of MAG Aerospace. “Together with UVision’s advanced technological knowledge and its operationally-proven systems, we will be able to provide an operational advantage to American forces operating on and off the continent.”

The agreement was signed by Jim Truxel and Joe Fluet, CEO of MAG Aerospace, during the AUSA Annual Meeting on October 12. 

For more information on UVision, please visit www.uvisionuav.com or www.uvisionusa.com

The RF/22 from Radical Firearms

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

With everything else going on, you may have missed the Radical Firearms RF/22 – a match-grade long rifle chambered in .22lr.  

Radical Firearms' RF/22

If so, then here’s what you missed. 

The RF/22 was designed with the shooting enthusiast in mind. It’s a sleek, solid, well-designed semi-auto you can use to plink, target-shoot, or bring doom upon the local varmint OPFOR using pretty much any sort of Ruger 10/22 compatible magazine available. 

Some of its features include an integrated Picatinny rail, a precision-machined bolt, and a match-grade barrel. 

Radical-Firearms-RF22-barrel

Radical Firearms RF/22 Specs

  • Precision CNC machined, heat treated 17-4 barrel mounting V-Block attached via pre-torqued hex screws at 20 inch-pounds.
  • Match grade 16” six groove, 1:16 R/H twist, .920 diameter 1/2×28 threaded 4140 CMV steel barrel.
  • Featuring a sport chamber, with an 11-degree match crown, fitted with an RF 7075-T6 pepper pot muzzle brake. 
  • Guaranteed at one minute of angle or better accuracy.

Radical Firearms' RF/22

  • Dual machined internal bolt tracks that eliminate bolt canting and binding, ensuring a precise receiver to bolt fit. 
  • Precision CNC machined 17-4 stainless steel bolt featuring a round 17-4 stainless firing pin. 
  • Equipped with a round 17-4 stainless charging handle, accepts standard and aftermarket Ruger 10/22 recoil springs and charging handles.
  • Accepts standard and aftermarket Ruger 10/22 magazines.
Radical Firearms AUSA

If you happen to be at the AUSA meeting this week, visit Radical Firearms at Booth #3707.

  • CNC machined hard anodized 6065 billet aluminum receiver.
  • Integrated Picatinny rail. 
  • Factory Ruger™ 10/22* BX-Trigger™ releases clean and crisp at 2.5 to 3.0 pounds.

Radical Firearms' RF/22

MSRP: $649.99

Learn more about it online at Radical Firearms’ Website. 

You might also be interested in the integrally suppressed version of the RF-22.

TSSi Announces Retirement of Bill Strang

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Strang Retires after over 41 years in the industry
October 20, 2021, Harrisonburg, Virginia –Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSi) would like to welcome the community in celebrating the well-deserved retirement of founder Bill Strang. Strang’s last official day at TSSi was September 22, 2021. Over the past 41 years, Strang built TSSi into a company that has provided the highest quality equipment and solutions for military, law enforcement, and disaster response professionals worldwide. Although Strang’s presence will be truly missed as head of the company and as an integral member of the industry, TSSi will continue to operate based on the guiding principles of integrity, excellence, reliability, and teamwork as a subsidiary of Noble Supply & Logistics.

“It is hard to believe it has been over 40 years since starting TSSi,” Strang said. “To me, the most amazing part of building this business has been the friends I have made – not just customers, but also suppliers and competitors. My memories of these friends will always be my biggest reward.”

Founded in 1980, TSSi’s humble beginnings as an outfit run out of Strang’s home garage grew into what is now a bustling enterprise with the mission to provide specialized operational equipment and services to the Department of Defense; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and emergency response professionals.

Strang plans to spend the early part of his retirement enjoying time with his wife and family before stepping into his new role as a member of the Noble Supply & Logistics Board of Advisors, as well as offering consulting and advisory services to veteran entrepreneurs through his newly established SPSA LLC consulting business.

Strang reflected, “As I start a new chapter in my life, I want to make sure that I thank my team at TSSi current and past, for without them I could not have been successful. I also want to thank those who defend and protect our country for allowing me to support some of the finest people our country has to offer. Knowing that TSSi has made a difference in their lives means everything to me. Thank you all.”

Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc.® (TSSi), a subsidiary of Noble Supply & Logistics, is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and was founded in 1980 by Bill Strang. Boston-based Noble Supply & Logistics is a leading provider of supply chain management, logistics, mission support, and technology/e-commerce solutions for the U.S. Military, Federal, state, and local governments, operating globally under multiple DLA TLS Prime Vendor contracts. Noble’s global footprint includes operation centers, distribution centers, and consolidation points positioned to expedite delivery and enhance product availability. A distributor of 11,000 manufacturers, Noble stocks over one million items in warehouses throughout the continental United States and abroad. Noble reduces the cost of readiness while responding rapidly to customers’ challenges.

2021 Operator Expo

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Last week saw the inaugural Operator Expo held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Attendance was really good considering Canada is just opening up from their COVID-19 lockdown. It was also great to meet so many companies who are either producing products in Canada or representing other brands to the Canadian market.?

It was a great event and the second iteration is already scheduled for June 1 and 2nd of 2022. This is the same dates as? CANSEC and it’s right down the road so if you’re going to be in Ottawa, it’s worth hitting OPEX as well.

Paratore Enterprises, Inc is Proud to Partner with HIVIZ Shooting Systems, High-Quality Tritium Fiber-Optic Firearm Sights Assembled in the USA

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Wellington, FL. – September 15, 2021 – Paratore Enterprises, Inc and HIVIZ Shooting Systems make tritium and fiber-optic sights widely available to law enforcement agencies and the US military.

Paratore Enterprises, Inc, a consultancy focused on the Defense and Tactical market for U.S. and Global companies is pleased to announce its collaboration with HIVIZ Shooting Systems. HIVIZ, a Laramie, WY. based manufacturer of high-quality fiber optic and tritium fiber-optic sights for handguns, shotguns and rifles, has been researching fiber optics, tritium, and the physiological effects on the shooters eye since 1996. Their sights offer high level illumination day or night for the most precise sight picture regardless of the conditions.  

Dalia Paratore, Founder and President of Paratore Enterprises, said “HIVIZ sights designs offer optimal light exposure to the sight to allow for a bright sight picture and faster target acquisition which is critical for fast aim and accuracy. Tritium fiber-optic sights are a must on modern handguns and rifles meant for police, military or self-defense use. They illuminate in the dark, making the sights visible in low to no-light conditions as well as give you a bright sight picture during the day. Bright and dependable, HIVIZ sights are designed for the most extreme use.”

Phil Howe, Founder of HIVIZ Shooting Systems, said “Our LiteWave H3 Technology using Tritium Fiberoptic LitePipes, offers 24-hour illumination.  We have continually researched and developed our sights so that our law enforcement officers and military have access to the best. While we depend on them to keep our streets safe, they can depend on the quality and reliability of HIVIZ sights that are assembled in the USA”

Paratore Enterprises, Inc will be offering all the HIVIZ Shooting Systems sights via their reseller consortium, making these products easy to acquire via government contracting vehicles such as GSA contracts.

Paratore Enterprises, Inc team has over 70 years of experience in providing product, strategy and consulting in government contracting and business management for organizations in the PPE, Defense and Tactical industry, as well as retail and commercial markets. We provide know-how in government contracting vehicles, vendor relations, trade show/event tactics, Dealer of Record implementation, competitive/differentiator analysis, Sales Leadership coaching and development. We enable companies to better target their audiences, improve reach, reduce churn and improve pipeline management.  Find out more at www.paratoreenterprises.com

For more information, contact Dalia Paratore at (305) 905-0173 or in[email protected]

DSEi 21 – Gentex RF1 Helmet

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Gentex is exhibiting their newly launched RF1 Helmet, capable of defeating .30 threats.

Specifically, the RF1 Ops-Core FAST helmet system, protects against 7.62X39 mild steel core rounds, the most prevelant threat on the battlefield.

It weighs an average of 3.5 lbs (1592 grams) making it the lightest weight 7.62x39mm ballistic protection helmet system on the market.

“Gentex and the Ops-Core brand are synonymous with innovation and the FAST RF1 is the latest breakthrough that will provide today’s warfighter with an unprecedented level of protection,” said Des Walsh, vice president of advanced research and development for Gentex Corporation. “We’re proud to field the most ballistically protective helmet shell ever qualified for production by Gentex.”

Something Happened On The Way To The Memorial

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

As you read this it’s officially 11 September, 2021, a full two decades after that fateful day in 2001 when the world changed. I expected to spend this year as I have years past, stoically grieving for our dead and vowing to never let it happen again.

But something happened as I made my journey to that place. Once again, America has been caught asleep at the wheel. But unlike in 2001 when we pulled together and screamed vengeance, our nation’s leadership gave it all away, abandoning not only our allies, but our citizens as well, to an enemy we have fought for 20 years. Worse yet, our President signaled to the rest of the world that the United States isn’t a leader to be respected, but rather a fair weather friend who will quit on you.

Afghanistan is once again ruled by a den of rogues, who will harbor terrorists. Worse yet, we armed them with everything from small arms to attack aircraft. Could you ever imagine Islamic terrorists trading in their AKs for M4 carbines? It’s happened, courtesy of the Biden administration. While most of the sophisticated stuff will be sold off, it will be to our enemies and the proceeds used to fund additional terror across the region and eventually, back here at home. We will pay for Biden’s failure for decades.

There will be no accountability. There will be no effort to regain our stature. Not until we wake up and restore proper leadership at home. Elections have consequences. Our chickens have come home to roost.

Over the next day, we here at SSD will memorialize the events of September 11, 2001. I pray that we never suffer a day like that again.

SureFire Launches Micro Scout Light Pro

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is introducing the Micro Scout Light® Pro.

The Micro Scout Light Pro is SureFire’s lightest, most compact Scout series WeaponLight to date, ideal for those who primarily operate with NVGs but also need an extremely low profile and lightweight white light for navigation, SSE or CQB. It’s an excellent solution for PDWs with extremely limited real estate, where profile and concealability are most important. The Micro Scout Light Pro offers maximum capability and exceptional versatility with minimal size.

Measuring less than 4 inches in length and weighing a mere 2.1 ounces, the Micro Scout Light Pro takes size efficiency to a new level. You won’t even know it’s there, but it provides high-quality illumination for positive target ID, navigation, or Sensitive Site Exploitation. It can also illuminate targets up to 65 meters (70 yards) away. A recoil-proof, premium LED generates an impressive 300 lumens from a single rechargeable AAA battery that delivers 1.25 hours of constant runtime, and SureFire’s smooth parabolic reflector technology shapes the output to create a far-reaching, high-intensity beam. It also generates ample surround light so you can see what’s on either side of you as well as what’s in front of you.

Learn more: www.surefire.com/products/illumination/weapon-lights/m140a-micro-scout-light-pro