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Defence and Military Fabrics Market Growth for Carrington Textiles with Strategic Appointment

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Adlington, United Kingdom: Global manufacturer of military fabrics, worn by armed forces across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia, Carrington Textiles, has announced the appointment of its new Head of Defence and Security, Graham Dobson.

Graham’s focus will be the development of products and opportunities within the defence sector globally, with a focus on new markets and tender management. He brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience from within the military, police, fire and workwear markets, with the last 10 years helping military and police end users, as well as manufacturing partners, to develop suitable fabrics to meet their specific performance requirements.

Graham says: “I’m extremely proud and excited to be working for Carrington Textiles which has such a strong heritage in manufacturing military fabrics.  They have an amazing reputation for printing camouflage textiles and the opportunity to work for Carrington Textiles knowing that the market trend is to bring production nearer to home was simply too difficult to pass.”

Carrington Textiles’ Sales Director, Paul Farrell, adds: “As we continue to grow in the defence sector, Graham’s extraordinary knowledge coupled with his expertise in product development, will help us in continuing to bring new, innovative products to customers. We are delighted that he’s joined our team and are looking forward to working on many exciting military projects together.”

OpEx 23 – Morningstar Strategic Services

Monday, June 5th, 2023

In addition to security advisory services for government and the financial sector, Morningstar Strategic Services offers a variety of high end equipment solutions in Canada including Torraka cold weather clothing from Sweden as well as Stone Glacier.

They also specialize in precision target engagement and are the Canadian agents for Nightforce as well as being affiliated with Accuracy 1st Canada which offers Accuracy 1st courses on a 360 deg range in Western Canada.

Yankee Hill Machine Increases Their ASA Sponsorship Level

Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Easthampton, MA: The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is excited to announce that Yankee Hill Machine has increased their sponsorship to ASA’s highest Tier 1 level for 2023. They join Silencer Shop and Elevated Silence as ASA’s third Tier 1 sponsor.

“YHM is proud to be a continued partner with the American Suppressor Association,” said Chris Graham, President and Co-owner of Yankee Hill Machine. “They are the front lines for suppressor advocacy and they step up to the plate whenever a bill is introduced that would impede suppressor ownership. YHM and the ASA will continue to fight until civilian suppressor ownership is legalized in every state.”


— Chris Graham, President and Co-owner of Yankee Hill Machine

As a third generation family business, YHM holds true to their original goal of helping those who served. Over the past 70 years, YHM has established a reputation as a world class rifle, suppressor, and accessories manufacturer, as well as a full service OEM manufacturer. They offer high-end durable products at an affordable price-without sacrificing quality.

“Chris, his brother Kevin, and the entire team at Yankee Hill Machine are devoted supporters of suppressor rights and the Second Amendment,” said Knox Williams, Executive Director of ASA. “Over the years, we’ve had tremendous success working directly with YHM to help legalize suppressor ownership and their use by hunters in New England. That said, we still have a long way to go. With partners like YHM, who consistently go above and beyond, I’m confident that one day we will reach our goal of making suppressors legal in all 50 states!”

New Lindnerhof-Taktik Reality Video Series ‘Set It Up’ Shows—Not Just Tells—How Company’s Tactical Gear Promotes Mission Success

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

LENGGRIES, GERMANY (30 May 2023)— Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH, today raised the curtain on an action-packed video series that will demonstrate how the company’s protective plate carriers and other tactical-use products can be set up for maximum utility during various types of missions.

Each episode of the video series, titled “Set It Up,” revolves around recently introduced Lindnerhof products, according to company CEO and video series host Jakob Kolbeck.

“We’re big believers in the notion that it’s much better to show rather than tell when it comes to describing a product’s features and benefits,” said Kolbeck. “And the way we show them in this video series is nothing short of exciting because we put our products in the middle of real-life scenes from out in the field.”

The debut episode of ‘Set It Up’—which premiered today and can be viewed HERE—offers a close look at Lindnerhof’s new Plate Carrier Releasable LT025/V A2. The wearer is a special-forces trooper seen receiving support from an elite German Bundeswehr operator while going through the gruelling paces of a training exercise involving live-fire manoeuvres.

According to Kolbeck, the CORDURA® fabric-based LT025/V A2—an evolution of the company’s classic Plate Carrier Releasable LT025/V—is depicted bearing a typical EGB-forces load-out. “What you’ll see supporting the load-out is the LT025/V A2’s new skeletonised waistbelt plus rear zippers for the mounting of panels along the back, all working together with the user-favourite functionalities that helped make the original LT025/V such a tremendous workhorse,” he said.

Kolbeck emphasised that the “Set It Up” video series is not meant to dish out a visually powerful sales pitch but rather to help existing and prospective users derive the greatest vale from the showcased products.

Episode 1 puts the spotlight on the LT025/V A2 and four additional recently launched Lindnerhof products: Hydration Pouch MX931, Pistol Magazine Pouches (single and double) MX762, Lightstick Holder LT279, and Dump Pouch Slim MX062.

“Watching this episode—and the others that follow—will do more than demonstrate the value of each highlighted product; it’ll also inspire thinking about the possibilities of how the products could be utilised in the many different situations wearers are likely to encounter during a mission,” said “Set It Up” co-host and Lindnerhof Technical Sales Manager International Björn Herbert.

“For example, take the new MX931 Hydration Pouch,” Herbert continued. “Viewers will easily understand its benefits in comparison to other hydration bladders when it comes to mounting the tube within ready reach so that the bladder’s drinkable contents can be accessed at any time and without first having to detach the gear or open the pouch.

“Similarly, the MX062 Slim Dump Pouch: viewers see how remarkably slim it actually is and can easily grasp how much load-out space it’ll potentially save them.”

The Episode 1 segment focussing on Pistol Magazine Pouches MX762 reveals their adjustability and reliability, with Kolbeck and Herbert demonstrating three options for fixing magazines “up to their gusto” inside the pouches by either using the supplied integrated Grip Clip, employing an additional elastic cord and Alpha Tab, or simply closing the cover flap.

The idea to produce this video series emerged after Lindnerhof executives went searching for a fresh strategy in support of new-product launches.

“For 2023, we decided to harness more potent ways of providing honest news and authentically helpful information to our community,” Kolbeck explained. “A video series made the most sense to us, being former special-forces guys ourselves. We saw this as a great opportunity to create conversations around our products while at the same time being true to the Lindnerhof brand as well as to our customers, partners, and friends. Drawing on our own mission experiences, we naturally have a lot of inputs to add to those conversations—and in this series we don’t hold back from going full-throttle with those inputs, either.”

For more information about the “Set It Up” video series and about the recently launched products shown, please visit Lindnerhof´s webshop at

Saab Selects Tulmar as North American Production Partner for Multispectral Camouflage Systems

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Tulmar Safety Systems, a leading supplier of military ground vehicle systems sub-components, has been selected by Saab AB to provide the North American production of Saab’s Barracuda family of multi-spectral camouflage systems.


Henning Robach, the Head of Business Unit Saab Barracuda, emphasized, “Expanding our capacity to manufacture advanced camouflage products is not our sole objective. We sought a partner who could meet our stringent standards for product quality while upholding our core values of equality and environmental responsibility. This partnership enables us to better serve our North American and global customers as we enhance our overall production capacity.”

Tulmar has 30+ years in the field of design and manufacture of engineered textile solutions for military ground vehicle systems such as US Marine Corps LAV-25, US Army Stryker, Canadian Army LAV and TAPV, among others and is trusted by numerous OEMs and systems integrators as a supply chain partner that can be relied upon to deliver quality on time.   This collaboration presents exciting opportunities for knowledge and innovative exchange between the two companies and countries.

Patrick Tallon, President and Chief Executive Officer at Tulmar Safety Systems, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Our partnership with Saab aligns perfectly with our core engineering and production strengths and offers new avenues for growth. As we prepare for the production of MCS, we are already witnessing the benefits of this Swedish-Canadian collaboration.”

US Marine Corps combat veteran and Tulmar’s Director of Defense Business Development Matt Fisher added “Contemporary combat operations such as the Russo-Ukrainian and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts highlight the importance of survivability inside a contested area through the application of a ‘hard to find—hard to kill’ approach.  The goal being to defeat the enemy’s ability to detect your forces through a combination of a light footprint, mobility & maneuver, signature management, and deception.  Saab’s Barracuda multi-spectral camouflage systems give allied forces a competitive edge on the current and future battlefield and we are honored to be chosen as their North American production partner.”

As the world’s leading supplier of advanced camouflage systems, Saab’s Barracuda product family includes Mobile Camouflage Systems (MCS) for on-the-vehicle on-the-move capability, Ultra-lightweight Camouflage Screen (ULCAS) static nets, and on-the-body Soldier Systems  for comprehensive multispectral signature management.  Saab’s Barracuda Multi-Spectral Camouflage product family utilize advanced blends of pigments, coatings, and textiles, enabling effective signature management within the electromagnetic spectrum for armoured fighting vehicles, artillery positions, tactical command posts, logistical staging areas, troop/materiel concentrations, and dismounted troops reducing detection by up to 90%. These customizable solutions can counter sensors designed to detect within the ultraviolet, visual, near infrared, short-wave infrared, thermal infrared, and radar spectrum bandwidths. 


Become an American Suppressor Association Dealer Member Today

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

ATLANTA, GA: For $85 a year, your business can join the fight for pro-suppressor reform by becoming an American Suppressor Association (ASA) dealer member. By joining the ASA team, you can do your part to help protect and expand your right to buy and sell suppressors.

When ASA was formed, suppressors were legal to own in 39 states, and legal to hunt with in 22. As a direct result of our work, suppressors are now legal to own in 42 states, 41 of which allow their use while hunting. Our work doesn’t stop there.

When ATF tried to extend the CLEO signoff requirement to all applicants (which would have effectively banned all NFA items in most major cities), ASA beat their proposal and helped get rid of CLEO signoffs entirely. When Virginia and New Mexico tried to ban suppressors as recently as 2023, ASA was there to stop their legislative attacks. When UPS stopped shipping suppressors and when YouTube changed its policies and deleted suppressor industry accounts and videos, who do you think intervened?

At the Federal level, suppressors are once again under attack. Senator Bob Menendez Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman continue to push legislation that would ban the sale, manufacturing, transfer, and possession of suppressors nationwide. We will fight this tooth and nail to ensure their tyrannical legislation never becomes law, but we need your help!

Join now and you will receive:

• A profile on the ASA Dealer locator map

• ASA Dealer window decal

• Educational poster for your store

• Permission to use ASA’s logo on your website • Invitation to select ASA sponsored events

To join as a dealer member today, click here.

Ventus Ramps Up Field Trials of its TR2 Respirator Following CE Certification

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

Toronto, Ontario, May 23, 2023 — Ventus Respiratory Technologies, creator of the next generation of particulate respiratory protection for military, police, and first responders, is announcing that it has kicked off multiple international field trials for its TR2 respirator, following the CE certification of the product in February.

Trials and evaluations are underway with elite forces in Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Hungary, and the Netherlands. Initial feedback from end users has been positive, particularly regarding the TR2’s design and form factor, which is lightweight, low-burden, and interoperable with existing communications and protective equipment.

“The TR2 is the only fully certified respirator of its kind, making it the only protection suitable for the global market,” said Arjun Grewal, CEO of Ventus, who previously spent 20 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, including numerous deployments in Afghanistan. “To date, there has been no standard for particulate respiratory protection for those serving on the front lines in known toxic environments, we are now learning about the severe health consequences of that exposure.”

In April, it was announced by U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) that Veterans and their survivors in the United States alone have filed more than 500,000 toxic exposure-related claims under the PACT Act, which was signed into law less than one year ago on August 10, 2022. More than $1 billion in benefits have already been awarded.

“The science is showing us the impact of airborne hazards including lead from high volume weapons training, Agent Orange, burn pits, sand, mechanical fumes, or any of the other dozens of other potential hazards,” added Grewal. “And it’s not only military personnel who are at risk, it is our police, firefighters, and other first responders. We need a baseline standard of protection for these populations. This is why we created the TR2. I believe that this protection will soon become standard issue across the board, just as eye and ear protection have been standard requirements for nearly all soldier and police training for decades.”

Ventus is actively engaging with the soldier and police community. Last week, Ventus participated in events with the Ontario Tactical Advisory Body in Canada, and Special Operations Forces week at U.S. Special Operations Command, and U.S. VA discussions in Washington DC.

Data-driven results from the multiple field trials currently taking place are expected at the end of June.

Rheinmetall’s New Plant in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary Continues to Take Shape: New Street Name, Rheinmetall Út, Unveiled at Official Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

A street at the Zalaegerszeg plant of Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt., a joint venture co-owned by Rheinmetall and the Hungarian state, was officially renamed “Rheinmetall Út” at a ceremony on 23 May 2023. Present at the event were representatives from the Group as well as Zoltán Balaicz, the city’s mayor, and other guests of honour. Dr Imke Nora Kellner, CEO of Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt., emphasized how “…our investment here is powering economic growth in the region and creating good jobs for skilled workers at our Hungarian suppliers. In future we’ll be developing, producing and maintaining cutting-edge armoured vehicles, contributing to security and freedom in Europe.”

A modern development, production and testing centre is currently going up at the site, with around 350 new jobs and potential for growth in surface area and technology. The focus is on developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art tracked and wheeled armoured vehicles for the Hungarian armed forces, particularly the new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. Low-rate initial production began in January of this year. High safety standards protect the plant’s neighbours from noise and hazards, with even the smallest amounts of mostly practice ammunition for function testing kept in secure underground storage facilities, and ballistic testing confined to an underground shooting tunnel.  There will be no above-ground ballistic tests or test detonations, nor will test drives take place on public roads in Zalaegerszeg.

The Düsseldorf-based technology enterprise’s numerous local initiatives not only reflect its commitment to the community, but also its strategic goal of achieving Groupwide CO2 neutrality by 2035.  As Andreas Baumeier, chief operations officer of Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt., explains, “We take our technological and social responsibilities very seriously, which is why we invest in innovative products and technologies, but also in sustainable operations and in reducing C02 emissions through the use of renewable energy sources.”

Now underway, the first expansion of the plant therefore includes installation of solar panels, and trees have already been planted along Rheinmetall Ùt, with more to follow around the grounds. In future, most company cars will be either electric or hybrid, while vehicles confined to the plant (such as forklifts, logistic, security and pool vehicles) already operate in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. 

At the end of the ceremony, Michael Stolze, CFO of Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt., noted that “The street name Rheinmetall Út isn’t just an honour for us. It also underscores the cooperative and long-term nature of our working relationship, now and in future. We would thus like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to the local authorities and their representatives for supporting our endeavour!”