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Visit Helix Tactical at DSEI

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

We are attending DSEI 2019, one of the worlds largest defence sector trade events, on the 10th-13th September. Please visit us on stand number N7-475 to view our range of tactical products and systems. We look forward to seeing you there!

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Centurion Pants

Friday, September 7th, 2018


Introducing the all new Centurion Pants constructed from a ripstop nylon and combed cotton. There are many unique comfort features including nano glide stretch mesh pockets, quick dry breathable materials, and an integrated low-profile belt system that uses customized BioThane webbing and a jam lock buckle. Removable Poron Foam inserts on your left and right inside hip let you carry your pistol, knife or phone on the belt with total comfort.


The belt loops on the Centurion Pants have been spaced to accommodate on-the-belt carry and off-hand draw as needed. The side pockets are made of 520 stretch fabric and will easily fit folding knives, common pistol magazines, and similarly sized items.


A note on fit. These pants are made with the same waist/thigh architecture as the previously released Centurion Short. FS got a lot of good feedback on the fit and features of the Short and have not changed the pant. If Users liked the Short they can purchase the Pant in the same waist size, inseam lengths are done on the old BDU style of Short, Standard and Long.

In-stock and shipping now. Made in the USA with 100% USA materials.

DSEI 17 – Arnold Defense FLETCHER, A Guided 2.75-inch Rocket Mounted On A Supacat LRV 600

Friday, September 15th, 2017

We told you about the Supacat LRV 600 when it was launched at DSEI 15. When we went by to see it this year, it was fitted with a rocket dispenser mounted to the rear roll bar on a swing arm.

Turns out, this is a development of Arnold Defense, a St Louis-based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers.  The “FLETCHER” is a guided 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon System can be mounted on land-based military vehicles as well as maritime craft.

The FLETCHER concept is supported by a team of global defense industry companies working together under Arnold’s leadership to combine their complimentary expertise which includes Military Systems Group, Nammo and Supacat.

Traditionally, 2.75-inch rocket systems have been used as an area suppression weapon, ordinarily deployed by aviation assets. FLETCHER can engage targets at ranges up to 6.5km, but from the ground.

Currently in the concept phase of development, a demonstrator fit of FLETCHER is mounted to the Supacat LRV 600, a lightweight special forces platform.

Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said “FLETCHER is an exciting new development for Arnold Defense and our team partners. We’re already exceedingly well established in the air environment with our rocket systems being used on air platforms globally. Moving that success into the land environment with our 2.75-inch rocket systems fitted to wheeled and tracked vehicles, as well as in a dismounted role, will provide ground forces with an entirely new capability”. He added: “there is further development work required but if all goes well, we’re expecting to have the system ready for sale towards the end of 2018”.

DSEI 17 – Atlas Devices Introduces Lightweight Assault Ladder From Pilot Innovations

Friday, September 15th, 2017

leading up to SOFIC we told you about the Lightweight Assault Ladder by Pilot Innovations. It is now available from Atlas Devices.  Weighing in at 18 lbs (8.1kg), the ladder extends to 18′ (5.5m). The wide rungs are spaced 15.4″ (39.2cm) apart. Although the working load is 350lbs (158.76kg) and intended for single user at a time, it can be used for bridging, although training is a must to learn how wide the spans may be.

The carbon fiber construction features positive step locks which are located under each step. Additionally, the ladder can be fitted with removable nylon shoulder straps.

DSEI 17 – Ramp Globaltec ROC 40

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Ramp Globaltec introduced their new two-piece Rapid Opening Connector 40k which has a 40mm opening for webbing.


DSEI 17 –  TYR Tactical Combat Adjustable Rifle Double Stack Mag Pouch

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Based on a user requirement, TYR Tactical took their popular Combat Adjustable Rifle Mag Pouch and created a double stack variant. Like its thinner predecessor, it’s made from PV, accepts two 5.56 or 7.62 magazines and is adjustable via a bungee.

DSEI 17 – Hippo Multipower Lightweight Tactical Mobility Platform

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Hippo Multipower displayed their Lightweight Tactical Mobility Platform candidate which is currently informing a U.K. requirement. It is an eight-wheeled, all-terrain, amphibious vehicle which offers three advantages: Payload, Terrain Accessibility and Power Generation.

The concept is to use a light vehicle to take the sustainment load, and possibly other burdens off the back of the individual Soldier. The platform needs to be able to keep up with the troops in complex terrain and be used for resupply as well as other ad hoc requirements such as CASEVAC. So far, experimentation has indicated that the vehicle should be used with a trailer.

The Hippo vehicle will accommodate a Platoon load of equipment, in excess of 750kg across complex terrain. Although, adding a trailer increases the payload. Additionally, the vehicle offers an onboard hydraulic generator boasting 5kw of exportable power. More than anough to power communications and ECM systems. Because the generator, which is contained in the belly of the vehicle is hydraulic it can be used to power tools as well.

SureFire At DSEI Show In London, UK

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is co-exhibiting at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) show September 12-15, 2017 in London, UK. DSEI is the world’s leading event that brings together the global defense and security sector to innovate and share knowledge. DSEI expects over 34,000 attendees, including Defense Ministers, International Military and Armed Forces, key industry players, and private sector companies. SureFire will be displaying their best-in-class illumination tools, hearing protection, and several new additions to their extensive product line. If attending DSEI, be sure to visit the Edgar Brothers booth #S4-170, where SureFire is co-exhibiting.