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AUSA 21 – T-Worx Intelligent Rail

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

You may have heard of a Picatinny Smart Rail or Powered Rail which is the NATO STANAG 4740/AEP-90.

The T-Worx Intelligent Rail offers centralized weapon enabler power and control. The intelligent rail is Mil Std 1913 compatible but features an embedded, ruggedized printed circuit board (PCB). The battery is located in the butstock and connects to the rail via jumpers which follow contours of the lower receiver. Alternatives include a pistol grip battery or a mount directly to the rail.

Technically, it’s a power AND data rail but most users have concentrated on the ability to centrally power their enablers. The new Gateway Node seen in this photo, attached to the 3 o’clock rail position allows all of the enablers attached to the rail to communicate with other item’s in the Soldier’s network like an End User Device. It is compatible with the U.S. Army’s Intra-Soldier Wireless (ISW) protocol.

AUSA 21 – Chiron-X1 CQC Armor

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Cervello Global is offering Chiron-X1 CQC Armor with training by Redback One.

Chiron-X1 CQC Armor is made from carbon fiber and padded, allowing the wearer to train at full speed, protecting the wearer from injury due to strikes from blunt force weapons along with punches and kicks as well as the use of marking rounds. Additionally, it provides head, neck, throat and cervical spine protection against compression, hyperextension and whiplash.

To the left of this photo you see a full ensemble while to the right Redback One’s Jason Falla demonstrates that you can scale the armor to the level needed for the type of training being conducted.


Thursday, October 14th, 2021

The Lynq PRO from OTTO Communications uses Global Navigation Satellite System data to provide GPS in austere environments. Compatible with TAK, location data and waypoints can be shared amongst the network nodes (up to 24). You can also send messages via the network. This is a frequency hopping, encrypted line of sight system which has a range of about 10 km.

AUSA 21 – Titan C-UAS by Citadel

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Citadel displayed their Titan Counter-Unmanned Aerial System which rather than relying on a library of UAS profiles, examines the EM spectrum (400 MHz to 6 GHz) and uses artificial intelligence/machine learning to detect, identify, defeat, and report UAS.

AUSA 21 – Blackbridge Defense

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Exhibiting in the ADS, Inc booth, Blackbridge Defense offers the Shadow Mount and Swing Arm Assembley.

The Shadow Mount was initially developed for use with 10th SG(A)’s Snow Machines and accepts the M240 and M249. Naturally, it can be used with other platforms as well. All of the features can be used even while wearing mittens.

The weapon is easy to mount and dismount thanks to their spring loaded pin.

There is a rail along the right side of the mount to accept the universal ammo compartment which accepts two SAW drums or a 7.62 ammo can. The lid is replaced on the latter and there are two magnets in the compartment’s lid to hold your linked rounds at the ready so they won’t fall back inside the can. Additionally, the lid is ratcheted into place. Finally, there are detent holes for proper alignment with both M240 and M249 feedtrays.

AUSA 21 – Joint Communications Unit

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

The Joint Communications Unit is a technical unit of the United States Special Operations Command charged to standardize and ensure interoperability of communication procedures and equipment of the Joint Special Operations Command and its subordinate units.

They are always seeking the best communicators in DoDs for a special duty assignment with the Joint Communications Unit.

AUSA 21 – GM Defense Infantry Squad Vehicle

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

GM Defense had three versions of the US Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle on hand which is based on the commercial Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. The ISV-5 version shown above is an new assault model.

The ISV-9 (above) is the model selected by the Army, configured to carry the squad. It incorporates a GM Duramax 2.8L turbo Diesel engine paired with a Hydro-Matic 6-speed transmission.

The final version is an electric drive variant of the ISV-5 with a hydrogen fuel cell leveraging GM’s experience of 3.2 million miles with the technology.

AUSA 21 – B&T SPC9

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

You might look at the new SPC9 and call it a frankengun from Brügger & Thomet because it combines features from the APC9 and the AR-family at the request of a European customer who wanted an AR-style charging handle and buffer tube to accept a variety of stocks. B&T took their contract-winning APC and went to work. They also added features found on the MP5: a 3-Lug suppressor mounting and an additional, folding, non-reciprocating, cocking handle located above the barrel. This cocking handle is also swappable from left to right.

Feeding is from a proprietary magazine, or it can be modified by the user to accept 9mm Glock double stack or SIG P320 magazines.

One interesting feature is the hydraulic buffer which offers a very low recoil impulse.

B&T delivers their guns ready to go out of the box, fitted with an Aimpoint T1.