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AUSA 18 – SureFire Stiletto

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

SureFire displayed the new Stiletto rechargeable handheld light.

Stiletto was my favorite 2018 product at SHOT Show. It offers a High-performance LED and MaxVision Beam reflector. Two switches include a primary switch to activate high, medium and low output and the tactical switch activates high only and high frequency strobe. Additionally, the switches are programmable to change activation sequences.

It’s now listed on www.surefire.com but not available yet for order.

AUSA 18 – PolarFleece by Polartec

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Fabric manufacturer Polartec made a major showing at AUSA. Their fabrics are in a wide variety of issued clothing. When the company first started, they made PolarFleece. They’ve revived the brand as a new custom, made-to-order garment website.

PolarFleece.com features an easy to use interface. Customers can choose a wide variety of colors for fabric, stitching and trims.

In fact, there are over one billion combinations, including those military colors many SSD readers prefer.

The Newest Addition of 3M Ballistic Helmets: 3M Ballistic Helmet F70 Allows for Flexibility of Use in Multiple Operational Environments

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Configurable helmet designed for broad use from combat operations to law enforcement

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Oct. 8, 2018 – Military and police forces across the world require cutting-edge protection to match an ever-evolving range of operational environments. Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, designed the new 

3M Ballistic Helmet F70 for maximum flexibility of use in military combat missions, special forces operations and law enforcement tactical operations. The helmet leverages 3M expertise to deliver its high level of protection for its low weight.

The 3M Ballistic Helmet F70 provides a unique combination of ballistic performance, low weight, modular system design and optimized geometry. The helmet comes in both high cut and mid cut (full coverage) versions and offers an optional ballistic mandible and ballistic visor. The helmet geometry is engineered for improved coverage of critical areas and increased stability and comfort.

Unlike conventional helmet designs, the no thru-hole design eliminates weak spots in the ballistic shell by removing thru-holes for the night vision device shroud, retention system and rails. With this state-of-the-art design, bolts can no longer become secondary projectiles during a ballistic event.

“Every detail matters when it comes to protecting those who serve their countries and communities, and that’s why we continually develop advanced solutions like the 3M Ballistic Helmet F70,” said Terry Griffith, defense business manager, 3M Advanced Materials Division. “We ensure our designs use the highest standards for compliance-driven manufacturing that have earned 3M a reputation our customers can trust. Everything we do is driven by a deep passion to help military and law enforcement stay safe as they work to achieve their vital objectives.”

The 3M Ballistic Helmet F70 meets or exceeds all commonly specified Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) requirements for ballistic fragmentation and bump protection and meets NIJ IIIA ballistic penetration protection standards. It provides V50 fragmentation protection against 17 grain (.22 caliber) FSP at greater than 2,750 feet per second (greater than 840 meters per second) when tested in accordance with NATO STANAG 2920. The ballistic shell weight is 1.68 pounds (770 grams) in the high cut version and 1.91 pounds (870 grams) in the mid cut version.

The Air Force Test Parachute Program (TPP) also conducted an evaluation of the 3M Ballistic Helmet F70 and determined it to be suitable for Air Force static line and military free fall operations.

Each F70 helmet comes with reverse dovetail rails that accept common industry accessories. Optional accessories designed for the helmet include ballistic mandibles, visors, helmet covers, over ear ballistic protection (high cut) and counterweights. In addition, the helmet works seamlessly with 3M PELTOR communications and hearing protection solutions.  

3M will debut the helmet at booth 7741 at the AUSA 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 8-10, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The helmet will be available for sale in December 2018.

For more information about soldier protection solutions provided by 3M, visit www.3M.com/Defense.


Gore Launches New Rugged, Low-Weight Tethered Drone Cables For Commercial & Military Applications At AUSA 2018

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

LANDENBERG, PA, OCTOBER 4, 2018 — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) is pleased to offer a new, game-changing cable option for tethered drones used in the military and commercial applications. GORE® Tethered Drone Cables strike a balance by combining power and fiber optic cables with durable, lighter-weight materials in a hybrid solution that provides significant benefits. These high-performance cables maximize Tether Management System (TMS) availability, provide more design options and payload, and enable greater drone operational capability.

High Performance and Durability in Lightweight Package

GORE® Tethered Drone Cables have a unique design that significantly reduces size and weight without sacrificing mechanical durability and electrical performance. They have a dielectric that is 20 percent smaller than standard nylon cables, which means they take up less space inside the TMS system. Gore’s cables are also proven to provide greater weight stability in harsh fluids compared to standard nylon cables, further increasing design/payload options and operating height.

Better Protection for Longer Life

Gore’s rugged tethered drone cables deliver non-stop power, secure signals, and continuous data transmission over the drone’s lifetime. These cables are engineered with high-strength and weather-proof materials that withstand crushing, abrasion, repeated reeling, extreme temperatures, humidity, rain, snow, and tough terrain. 

The single-mode fiber optic cable meets ARINC 802-2 requirements and is proven to provide a high level of crush resistance with low insertion loss, ensuring a secure data link from the drone to the ground support equipment (GSE). In addition, Gore’s patent-pending fiber braid cable jacket is low friction and resists abrasion induced during operation or by the TMS. This low-friction jacket also makes it easier to handle Gore’s tethered drone cables compared to standard nylon cables.

Typical applications include: video streaming; news and events; commercial photography; search and rescue; industrial and land inspections; telecommunications; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensors; and signals intelligence.

Proven Track Record

For decades, Gore’s products have been used successfully in many aerospace and defense applications — from the first moon landing to today’s International Space Station, commercial airliners, fighter jets, combat vehicles, and naval platforms. Gore has been a trusted partner to the aerospace industry and many branches of the military, delivering cables and materials with an optimal blend of durability, reliability and flexibility.

GORE® Tethered Drone Cables, along with Gore’s collection of high-performance cables, materials and fabrics, will be on display at the AUSA (Association of US Army) Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC on October 8-10, Booth 3115. Additional details can be found at gore.com/ausa2018.

B.E. Meyers & Co. Exhibiting at Booth #3525 at AUSA 2018

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. will be exhibiting at booth #3525 at the Association of the United States Army’s 2018 Annual Meeting (AUSA) on October 8-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Of the products showcased, B.E. Meyers & Co.’s MAWL®-DA (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser – Direct Action) brings modularity and increased effectiveness to modern individual weapon systems, and sets a new standard for NIR pointing and illumination on the battlefield. The MAWL® can be found at the B.E. Meyers & Co. booth alongside its full line of warfighter solutions such as the BOARS-M2 optics and accessory rail system, LA-22/U GLARE RECOIL ocular interrupter system for Hail and Warning/Escalation of Force scenarios, the IZLID® series of IR and SWIR pointers and illuminators, and the newest M2A1F .50 Cal threaded flash hider.

As a 44-year family business now in its second-generation of leadership, B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. has maintained an end-user focus while continually innovating in the design and development of advanced photonic solutions.

B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility located in Redmond, Washington, with all products made in the USA.


Orolia Introduces SecureFind Wearable  Combat Search and Rescue Beacon

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Dual-mode supports combat missions, even in GPS-denied environments 


Washington, D.C. – October 8, 2018  Orolia, the world leader in Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, introduces its latest military technology innovation, the SecureFind™ Combat Rescue Beacon at the 2018 AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
In addition to protecting our most critical assets and leaving no one behind, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) technology can significantly enhance military operations by avoiding the loss of sensitive information and technology, avoiding hostage situations and helping to prevent conflict escalation.
SecureFind is based on Orolia’s proven search and rescue technology suite, backed by more than 30 years of world-leading innovation and selected by military forces for CSAR missions. The wearable base unit includes an open channel search and rescue solution, for military use in training or test mode. It can also be configured with a customer-defined, secure channel solution for covert operations. This versatile CSAR solution operates with a silent, push-button functionality that does not require voice activation. SecureFind enables military forces to precisely and safely execute CSAR missions, with optional Assured PNT technology that prevents GPS signal interference, spoofing and jamming. 
“There is no greater need for urgency, stealth and precision than when military personnel are isolated in rugged environments or behind enemy lines,” said Orolia VP Defense Programs, Paul Zweers. “As the only end-to-end provider of Assured PNT technology, Orolia is proud to introduce SecureFind for covert military operations – even when GPS signals are unavailable.”
“Software-defined, wearable communications technology is now more important than ever on today’s air, land, sea and cyber battlefields,” said Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois. “CSAR missions are just the beginning of potential uses for this resilient military technology, which can ensure reliable positioning, navigation and timing data in any operating environment. Orolia’s solutions are tailored to support today’s soldiers and engineered with a view toward the future of global military networks.”
The standard SecureFind solution is available at a price point that could enable thousands of warfighters to benefit from this new battlefield technology. More advanced functionality is also available, such as the ability to change signals on-the-go for additional security, to detect and mitigate GPS jamming and spoofing, and to generate important strategic information such as virtual battlefield maps of jamming and spoofing activity.
Orolia offers a cost-effective, modular approach to Assured PNT, with a flexible, open architecture that integrates easily with legacy systems. This layered platform meets critical technology requirements without over-engineering a solution that is complex, expensive and difficult to maintain. Additional SecureFind product information is available at the AUSA Annual Meeting, Orolia Booth #8051. 

Quantico Tactical is at AUSA

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Stop by and see Quantico Tactical Oct. 8-10 in Booth #3925 at the AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  As a DLA Gold Superior Supplier (one of twelve in the world), they are a leading supplier of special operations equipment, C4ISR, weapons, and weapon accessories to the Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and state/local Law Enforcement Departments.  With Quantico Tactical, you can Count on More™.

You Can Count On:

•    Customer Commitment

•    Exceptional Performance

•    Convenient Contracts

•    Simplified Procurements

•    Unmatched Service

•    Rapid Logistics

•    Extensive Brand Selection

•    Kitting Solutions

Meet with our specialists to discuss your procurement needs and view a sampling of incredible products from SureFire, Tyr Tactical, Team Wendy, Magpul, Safariland, Point Blank, PacStarAdvanced Detection Technology, Geissele, Leupold, Vortex, Spuhr, Panasonic, Harris and many more.  Our knowledgeable team is standing by to answer your questions and provide in-person support.

For more information about Quantico Tactical, please visit www.QuanticoTactical.com or call 910.944.5800

AUSA 18 – 6.5 CM LAMG by Knight’s Armament Co

Monday, October 8th, 2018


Knight’s Armament Co displayed a 6.5 CM version of their Lightweight Assault Machine Gun. USSOCOM adopted 6.5 CM earlier this year. The weight difference from the 5.56 variant which is about 9 lbs is around 12 lbs for the 6.5 CM. It is capable of delivering 550 RPM.