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Blackhawk Secures Contract to Equip French Army with T-Series L3D Holsters

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Level 3 Holsters to be Furnished with Glock 17 Gen5 Pistols


VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – January 14, 2020 – Blackhawk, a leader in the law enforcement and military equipment realm for over 20 years, announced today that it will participate in a contract for the French Armament General Directorate to equip newly furnished Glock G17 Gen5 pistols with new T-Series L3D holsters. The French Army recently selected the G17 Gen5 and multiple accessories to be used as their standard handgun and the new equipment, including the Blackhawk T-Series holster, will be distributed to the French troops within the first months of 2020.

As part of the contract, over 75,000 pistols, holsters and related accessories will be provided to the French Army over the next three years. The tender, launched in early March 2019, was open to multiple possible candidates who were asked to submit their entries for review. As part of the try-outs conducted by the French DGA, all equipment was subjected to a series of stringent tests to asses both the reliability and user-friendliness of the offered pistols and their accessories.

“The recent selection by the French Army to pair newly acquired Glock G17 Gen5 pistols with our T-Series L3D holsters is a tremendous validation of the innovation and durability featured in our new duty-rated holsters,” said Josh Waldron, President of Blackhawk. “We are extremely proud and honored to have been chosen by Glock to serve as the holster supplier for this tender. The French Army will be receiving our newest holster system that has been specifically engineered for compatibility with multiple platforms, making it one of the most versatile options available for military and police agencies.”

Developed with a low-friction, dual-density internal material, the T-Series holsters allows for a smooth and effortless draw, while its external design features a proprietary glass reinforced nylon and soft touch polymer lines for the upmost durability. Adding to its versatility, the T-Series L3D holster is standard with three different mounting options. User can select either the S.T.R.I.K.E®/MOLLE Platform, T-Series Duty Belt Loop or Blackhawk drop leg platforms, all featuring the patented Blackhawk Quick Disconnect System. This unique and one-of-a-kind system allows the holster to be quickly and conveniently moved from one platform to another with no tools required.

Designed to follow Blackhawk’s Master Grip Principle, all T-Series holsters have been specifically developed to allow the user’s hand to land naturally where it should in order to deploy the sidearm. This efficient movement pairs with a sound-dampening, low-friction, dual-density internal material that translates into a smooth, quiet draw.

For more information on the new L3D holster from Blackhawk or to view the complete line of T-Series holsters be sure to visit

US Army Selects SIG SAUER for 300 Win Mag Sniper Ammunition

Friday, January 10th, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 10, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of SIG SAUER Ammunition by the U.S. Army Contracting Command for a $10 million firm-fixed priced contract to manufacture the MK 248 MOD 1 and MOD 0 .300 Win Mag ammunition for use in U.S. Military sniper platforms.

Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. began, “This award by the U.S. Army is validation of our state-of-the-art manufacturing that has resulted in the highest quality, and most precise, ammunition delivering on target accuracy for snipers in the field.”

The U.S. Military sniper.300 Win Mag ammunition will be manufactured at the state-of-the-art SIG SAUER ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

“This is a very exciting development for SIG SAUER, and for the rapidly growing SIG SAUER ammunition division, and we are honored to be recognized by the U.S. Army,” concluded Cohen.  

TSSi Awarded New Interconnection Equipment Contract (IEC)

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Harrisonburg, Virginia, January 8, 2020 – TSSi announces the award of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Interconnection Equipment contract (IEC), a (10) year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract (MAC), as the newest addition to the suite of contracting vehicles available to their customers. This $808 million contract aims to move the Government from decentralized procurement through a multitude of contract vehicles to a more holistic, all-encompassing long-term contract designed to support the constantly evolving requirements for interconnection products.

This intended purpose of the IEC is three-fold:

• Rapid Acquisition Capability

• Advance Planning

• Cooperation/Collaboration

Products included under the IEC are classified as any product and incidental service required by the DoD, or Federal Government at large, to connect weapons systems, computer systems and networks, global and tactical networks, radio networks, and more. Examples include, but are not limited to, cables, wiring, connectors, radios, and installation kits. TSSi anticipates its status as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and their valuable supplier partner relationships to create a winning combination for contract customers.

TSSi is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that has been providing specialized operational equipment and logistics support around the world since 1980. Our mission is to provide mission-focused, time-sensitive, value-added equipment and logistics services solutions, delivered with uncompromising integrity – anytime, anywhere

French Army Announces Adoption of FN SCAR-H PR & Glock 17 Pistol

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

The French Ministère des Armées has announced the €100 million procurement of 2,620 FNH SCAR-H PR, known within the French Army as the Fusils de précision semi-automatiques (FPSA).

The FPSA system is the product of OIP Sensor Systems and Telefunken-Racoms, associated with weapon producer FN Herstal and the company MEN. In addition to the rifle and associated ammunition (including armor piercing), they will be fielded within suppressors Asia well as I2 and IR optics.

Deliveries begin in 2020 and replace the FR-F2 in service since the 1980s. The new rifle is 7.62mm NATO and intended to engage targets out to 800m and is being fielded as part of an ongoing initiative aimed at increasing the capability of the individual Soldier.

The rifle is intended for use by Snipers who are considered the “Eyes of the section chief”, conducting long-range observation, intelligence and target neutralization missions.

Additionally, they have announced that they have awarded a contract worth € 44 million for a new semi auto pistol to Glock. It is said to be a G17 variant but the Army’s announcement contained no details as to which one. Glock is providing the pistols with some form of “night-time” sights. Sellier and Bellot is providing ammunition and UTM training kits.

By 2022, the contract of 74,596 will be fulfilled. They replace the PA MAC 50 (manufactured by Châtellerault) which date from the 1950s, and the PAMAS G1 (from the arms factories of Saint-Etienne). According to the Ministry of the Army, this is a joint service buy with 80% of weapons for the army, 10% for the air force and 8% for the navy.

These fieldings join the new H&K 416F carbine, new FR uniforms, helmets and body armor.

-Eric Graves sends

French Order FN SCAR SC

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

According the TR Equipement a French government customer has placed an order for the new SCAR SC (SubCompact) from FN Herstal in 5.56mm.

It features a reversible, curved nonreciprocating charging handle and telescoping buttstock.

Photos via TR Equipement

Westchester County Police Selects GRD MLAD2 Weapon Lasers

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

“GRD Global Response Defense (formerly DI Optical) is proud to announce Westchester County Police after extensive evaluation adopts GRD MLAD2 IR/Visible weapon lasers for use by the elite SRT and support teams. Westchester County is the most populous county of New York north of NYC and covers 450sq miles. MLAD2 lasers will increase mission critical capabilities of SRT/CST officers in the course of tactical operations.”

For more information please contact :
Champ Yi
Director of Military & L.E. Sales

SOFWERX – 3D Geospatial Tech Sprint Series

Friday, December 27th, 2019

On 24-28 February, SOFWERX, in concert with USSOCOM Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (PEO-SRSE), will host a 3D Geospatial Tech Sprint to further automate production and dissemination of 3D geospatial data.

Selected software engineers and developers will be afforded the opportunity to collaborate with others to combine their tools for assessment and integration during the week-long event. Selectees will receive an $8,000 stipend for participation in the Tech Sprint.


Submit your technology for review, related to the technology focus areas, to be considered for attendance.

Submit NLT 27 January 11:59 PM EST

For full details, visit

Dutch Army Buys Additional Equipment from Elbit Systems

Friday, December 27th, 2019

The Dutch Army has awarded Israel’s Elbit System a two-year contract worth $65 million for additional soldier systems items.

As prime vendor for the Dutch VOSS (Verbeterd Operationeel Soldaat Systeem) or Improved Operational Soldier System program, Elbit Systems provides the Armed Forces of the Netherlands with body armor, load carriage, man-pack E-LynX Software Defined Radio systems, RAPTOR wearable computing units, and Command and Control capabilities.