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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Receives Its First-Ever Spider Silk Shipment Its Vietnamese Production Facility

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Prodigy Textiles reaches major milestone delivering first fibers to Company Headquarters

ANN ARBOR, Mich., – February 23, 2021– Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“the Company” or “Kraig Labs”), the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announces that the Company received its first small shipment of spider silk from Prodigy textiles, its wholly-owned Vietnamese subsidiary.

The Company has received fiber requests from a broad range of interested parties, including companies that produce products in the fields of sports apparel, industrial textiles, first responder supplies, medical products, and other manufacturers.  In order to meet this demand, the Company established Prodigy Textiles to scale up the production of its recombinant spider silk fibers, threads, and textiles.

The Company’s operations at its Prodigy Textiles facility are now moving forward to significantly expand the Company’s spider silk production.  The Company expects to begin filling the backlog of material requests, including requests from Polartec LLC and MtheMovement, as this added capacity comes online.

“I want to thank the Prodigy Textiles team for making this milestone possible and setting the stage for our expansion. This helps us transition from being the leading developer of spider silk technologies to the producer and supplier of high quality spider silk fibers,” said Jon Rice, the Company’s Chief Operations Officer.  “Now we can focus on meeting the substantial demand for spider silk and solidifying market channel partnerships to reach our goal to develop and bring new products to market.”

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FROG.PRO, Fast Growth and New Website

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

FROG.PRO, Italian leader in the MILITARY / LAW ENFORCEMENTS and ADVENTURE industry, goes forward in its growth path by closing 2020 with a significant increase in share on the sector’s international market and an interesting awakening of the internal market.

During the year, the company also saw an important increase in its managerial know-how, with some strategic entries in regards of seniority and knowledge:

– Fabio Ragni – Senior International Executive in the General Management area,

– Marco Alberini, Senior Digital Manager, in the digital area

– Matteo Cortesi to manage the new B2B and B2C Customer Service path;

a multigenerational team of selected professionals, with extensive experience both national and international, selected by the CEO and Founder of FROG.PRO Fabio Casali to contribute to the growth and consolidation of corporate objectives over the next three years, with the aim of getting FROG.PRO to be even more recognized as the Brand Leader in the sector and with a growth objective of 5x over the next three years.

To support this growth, corporate and financial transactions capable of supporting such development for the next few years are currently being studied.

One of the first operations carried out, in this early 2021 to the market, is the launch of the new e-commerce platform of the company www.frogpro.it.

The new website, captivating, rich in content, totally renewed in graphics and colors, is highly intuitive and quick to consult with the aim of guaranteeing a better browsing experience for the user. Attention to detail, as well as innovation and reliability of materials, have always been primary characteristics of FROG.PRO and this attitude is reflected in the new portal that offers high-impact images, specially combined with high quality descriptive content.

The goal of the new “business card” for the web is to give a clear overview of the company’s identity and operations in just a few steps, highlighting to the user, from the home page already , what are the advantages of choosing a product of high added value.

A series of new products, studied and designed to satisfy the needs of a constantly evolving market in an ever more complete way, are positioned as framework.

FROG.PRO continues to surprise.

Surprise with the continuous search for perfection, both in the field of experimentation and in the use of superior quality raw materials.

Among the new products presented, these stand out:

– Defender Combat Kit

– MRCR Light Patrol Kit

– Evolution Headset Cover

all are products that go alongside the leading items of the 2021 catalog, such as the COBRA Operator Belt and the SFD Responder 2.0, already milestones of the market.

Particular attention should be paid to the new RESCUE line, dedicated to the Search and Rescue market in several scenarios and brought to its fullest potential in the new R+ MRTB SAR Kit.

Find out more: www.frogpro.it

Kia Showcases New Defense Vehicle Technologies at IDEX 2021 Defense Exhibition

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

– Kia displays Light Tactical Cargo Truck and Bare Chassis concepts at the IDEX defense exhibition in the UAE

– Kia displays Light Tactical Cargo Truck and Bare Chassis concepts at the IDEX defense exhibition in the UAE

– Unique design optimized for military use offering superior mobility, durability and functionality

– Modular platform can underpin mobile workshops, communication hubs and troop and cargo carrying capabilities

– Four-wheel drive, independent suspension and run-flat tyres ensures enhanced usability in harsh environments

Kia Corporation has showcased two light tactical defense vehicle concepts at the 2021 International Defense Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in the UAE, the largest international defense exhibition in the Middle East and Africa.

Kia has been supplying its light tactical vehicles to the South Korean army since 2016, becoming the standard-bearer for vehicle quality in the country’s military operation system. The new four-seater Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept displayed at IDEX adopts a bold, commanding design and has been equipped with a cargo container for transporting troops alongside diverse armory. Kia expects the added visual appeal and usability to stimulate further demand for its military vehicles.

Together with the Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept at IDEX, Kia is displaying the vehicle’s Bare Chassis. With the body removed, the bare chassis showcases the truck’s powertrain and basic frame, providing a glimpse of the platform’s scalability as a basis for a range of armored vehicles. Kia is actively developing vehicles based on the Bare Chassis for clients’ eclectic taste around the world.

Ik-tae Kim, Vice President for Kia’s Special Vehicle Division said: “Our participation at IDEX 2021 is an opportunity to promote Kia’s latest developments in the design of future defense vehicles. Both concepts on display have been developed to be highly flexible and durable, with the capability to be used in some of the world’s harshest environments.”

Kia’s involvement at IDEX is its largest to-date, with the region being seen as a key strategic military vehicle market. Kia first participated at IDEX in 2015, with this year’s exhibition space shared with Kia’s affiliate, Hyundai Rotem Co.

Kia Light Tactical Cargo Truck
Kia has developed the Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept in close cooperation between the Defense Acquisition Program Administration. The vehicle’s modular chassis has enabled Kia to offer standard and long-wheel base variants alongside armored and unarmored versions for purposes including tactical commanding and reconnaissance, weapon installment, target observation and multi-purpose for supporting.

Differentiated by its unique design, the four-person Light Tactical Cargo Truck has been optimized for use by military forces by offering superior mobility, outstanding durability and a high level of functionality. The unarmored long wheelbase design features a superstructure that can be tailored to underpin different structures such as a cargo box, a mobile workshop and a communications centre. The vehicle can also carry ten fully-armed soldiers and up to three tons of cargo in the vehicle’s rear compartment.
 

The Kia Light Tactical Cargo Truck is powered by a 225 horsepower Euro 5 diesel engine, with power sent to all four wheels via state-of-the-art 8-speed automatic transmission. The truck also features an independent suspension system, air conditioning, a limited-slip differential, run-flat tyres and an electro-magnetic interference system.

Liteye Systems Launches: Liteye SHIELD The Next Generation of Counter UAS Defense

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

The Liteye SHIELD Autonomous Kill Chain with dispersed Command and Control provides robust state of the art protection from small UAS, at Machine Speed.


Photo: The Liteye SHIELD Autonomous Kill Chain payload is a customizable Multi-Mission solution

Centennial, Colorado (February 23, 2021) – Liteye Systems, Inc., a US leader in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems, announces Liteye SHIELD, the next level in Multi-Mission, Multi-Domain systems and a true advancement in Counter UAS Defense.

Liteye SHIELD incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning techniques with a newly designed SPYGLASS™ 3D radar, EO and IR tracking to increase the speed and confidence of the system.   The SHIELD Command and Control further ensures the full Detect, Track, ID Kill Chain is automated and conducted at machine speed.  SHIELD is the next generation, cutting-edge technology required to defend against the rapid technology maturation and proliferation of small UAS threats worldwide.

“Liteye and our partners are able to present leading edge capability in advanced 3D radars, HD Cameras, and the only US company to provide both narrow band and directional wide band electronic attack for this threat” said Kenneth Allen Geyer, CEO Liteye Systems.  “SHIELD operates as a self-contained system or links multiple SHIELD payloads, but more importantly, it seamlessly integrates into higher-level networks, can cue kinetic and non-kinetic effectors, and can be physically integrated into practically any platform.  I’m proud of what Liteye and our teammates have achieved and confident we can continue to protect US interests around the world.”

Manufacturing and integration of SHIELD critical components are based at Liteye and partner locations in the United States.  Success over the last five years with Liteye’s deployed combat proven Anti-UAS Defense System (AUDS), has earned Liteye unmatched technical experience in this market.  It is this experience that has led to the development of Liteye SHIELD primarily for the C-UAS mission, but significant for additional surveillance and electronic attack missions.  From first combat deployment in Iraq 2016 to today with systems deployed worldwide Liteye’s continually adding to our repertoire of experience with the rapidly evolving threat.

“Liteye has been protecting US Forces, our Allies and Critical Infrastructure for years, and we’ve listened closely to what the US DoD deems important,” said Ryan Hurt, Vice President of Business Development.  “Constructing an autonomous kill chain with artificial intelligence and machine learning for detect, track and identification, so decisions can be made at machine speed, was the starting point for design of this new system. Seamless integration with existing Networks ensures Operators have access to the sensors and effectors they need, when they need them, and lessens the manpower footprint.  This is next generation multi-mission, multi-domain performance.”   

Key performance characteristics of SHIELD are:

Fully Autonomous Kill Chain:  The Autonomous Kill Chain affords machine speed detect, track, identification and classification allowing an Operator to monitor the environment, manage multiple systems and only step in for final Positive ID and trigger pull to fulfill the mission. Key components: Spyglass 3D Radar for Detect & Track, AI based RF Detect, AI Target Prioritization, and Automated Video Track.

Dispersed, Networked Command and Control:  SHIELD utilizes a Man-ON-the-Loop local C2, and is networked, requiring low manpower to operate any system from any console with a distributed common operation picture.  The local C2 provides multi-sensor resource management & Sensor Fusion to an intuitive operating system with Machine Learning principles and 3D targeting for cueing networked effectors.

Multi Domain/Multi Mission with OEM Service and Support:

Multi-Domain – Operation across Air, Ground, Surface, and Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum, SHIELD effectively provides multi-domain critical infrastructure protection.

Multi-Mission – SHIELD provides platform agnostic (mobile, transportable, fixed/semi-fixed) mission essential service for: Integrated air and ground base defense, convoy protection, offensive electronic attack, wildland fires, space launch protection, event security and more. 

OEM Service and Support – Liteye’s mature Service and Support program is operational today.  Qualified and Certified by Liteye, our OEM Service and Support ensures the systems and Operators stay proficient and fully mission capable.

Liteye Systems, Inc, is a world leader in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS), radar and surveillance sensor packages, ruggedized thermal cameras, and helmet mounted displays with over $100M in services and products provided to the US Government. 

For More Information on Liteye SHIELD visit: Liteye.com/shield

Camero-Tech Launches its Groundbreaking Xaver Long Range Through-Wall Imaging system

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

For the first time, military forces, law enforcement agencies and first responders are able to detect live objects beyond the wall from a long range of over 100 meters.

18th February 2021. Camero-Tech – an SK Group member, a world leader and pioneer in developing, producing and marketing of pulsed-based UWB micro-power radar ‘Through Wall Imaging’ systems – is launching its groundbreaking XaverTM LR80 (XLR80) system, which enables detection of live objects behind walls, at distances of over 100 meters. This new capability provides a breakthrough operational advantage in a hostile environment.

Special forces and law enforcement teams conducting urban and rural operations require reliable information regarding hidden live objects to determine the most suitable approach to ensure successful missions and life-saving. Penetrating through walls from a remote location, the XLR80 creates an unprecedented, real-time situational awareness picture of whether there are people present beyond the wall, and if so, how many, their exact distance and their direction of movement. The system is also highly sensitive for detecting unseen micro movements of static live objects. Being able to achieve these capabilities and the high sensitivity, is a game changer in various operational scenarios.

Controlled by a tablet with a simple user interface for intuitive interpretation, the XLR80 features integrated data recording and playback for post-mission analysis, training and debriefing. A dedicate sight is used for accurately directing the narrow beam of the system to the target. The system can be operated by a single user and it is ready for use by a push of a button.

“For the first time, the operator in the field has the ability to see through walls at such long distance,” says Amir Beeri?, CEO of Camero. “We have developed unique technology on which the XLR80 system is based on. An innovative Ultra-Wideband (UWB) sensor supported by patented algorithms and signal processing, provides the user with real time situational awareness while staying safe at more than 100 meters away from the target.”

The new XLR80 system is the latest addition to Camero’s XaverTM family of products, which includes the XaverTM 100, 400 and 800 and has been successfully deployed by elite customers around the world in military, law enforcement, intelligence and search & rescue applications. The XaverTM family delivers significant capabilities in information gathering, anti-terror activities, hostage rescue, anti-narcotics operations, and many other urban operations and missions.

The XLR80 is completely radiation safe by meeting international standards for human exposure.

www.camero-tech.com

Tardigrade Tactical Launches Updated Web Shop

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

As a team, we are very proud to finally present our new web shop! This launch marks an entirely new way for us to do business, as we can now ship to international customers around the world and provide even better customer support with more product-focused content and an overview of our entire product portfolio.

Tardigrade Tactical will still expand and support our network of retailers and we are looking for retailers in the US that will help us to supply our equipment to American service members and end-users.

We have almost 10 years of experience working with retailers and we still see retailers as the core of our sales strategy.

All of our products are manufactured in Denmark and almost all materials are sourced in the US.

We hope that you will enjoy our new site and consider our products as a part of your setup!

Founder and owner,
Birk Anton Knudsen
Tardigrade Tactical

equipping professionals since 2011

Webshop: www.tardigradetactical.com

Instagram: @tardigradetactical

Facebook.com/tardigradetactical

Meprolight Launches Its Unique MEPRO O2 Red Dot Sight, Featuring Multi-Pattern Reticle for Optimal Tactical Advantage for Armed Forces & Law Enforcement Agencies

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

The first-ever MIL-SPEC red dot sight with multi-pattern reticle enables the user to switch between aiming patterns quickly and easily for all tactical scenarios and in all-weather/light conditions

16 February 2021 Israel. Meprolight – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, and self-illuminated sights for military, law enforcement and civilian applications – is launching the MEPRO O2 sight (MIL-SPEC), offering a breakthrough and significant tactical advantage using , a 5 segment reticle which allows to pre-set numerous aiming patterns, to all tactical scenarios and different ammunition (for example, quick transition between reticles when moving from 300 blackout subsonic to supersonic ammunition).

Users in the defense, law enforcement and HLS sectors benefit from advanced features such as small dimensions, light weight (approx. 280g), and a built-in light sensor and automatic brightness control system that enables clear visibility of the red dot in any lighting conditions – a significant advantage for accurate firing.

The MEPRO O2 sight also includes non-reflective optics without light signature toward the target, for enhanced force protection; a combination of an integral motion sensor and configurable sleep time of 4-8 hours, saving power for extended operation; a new, improved, rugged MIL-SPEC mounting design and a protected three-button control keypad.

“The MEPRO O2 sight is an innovative addition to Meprolight’s ever-growing range of small-arms aiming solutions,” says Benny Kokia, VP Sales & Marketing – at Meprolight. “For the first time, the user can now choose an optimal reticle from four pre-set aiming patterns. Our goal in developing this new sight was to provide armed forces with a significant tactical advantage, through capabilities that deliver mission flexibility and target precision, along with extended operation time”

“Our advanced technologies serve customers across the defense, law enforcement and HLS markets,” says Ronen Hamudot, Corporate VP Marketing & Sales at the SK Group. “We are proud of our ability to apply our solutions to their evolving needs, consistent with our vision of always staying ahead, and providing customers with the exact solution they need to meet new challenges that arise.”

For more information on Meprolight, please visit: www.meprolight.com.

Gentex Announces Contract with Republic of Korea for Pilot Protective Clothing Set

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

GENTEX PILOT PROTECTIVE CLOTHING SET II (PP-II) TO BE USED AS COMPLETE CBRN DEFENSE SYSTEM.

CARBONDALE, PA February 9, 2021 – Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel, announced today that it has signed a contract with the Republic of Korea for the Gentex Pilot Protective

Clothing Set II (PP-II) to be used as a Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense system. The PP-II includes complete head to toe CBRN protection including CBRN suit, gloves, socks, and the Tacair respirator for F-15 and F-16 pilots.

The $20.6M production contract of the TACAIR product line provides the Republic of Korean Air Force with a system that seamlessly integrates mission essential equipment such as the Gentex oxygen mask, optical and communications devices. The contract also includes extensive training on product operations and maintenance, as well as testing and storage for up to 10 years shelf life. The Gentex TACAIR Hood Assembly incorporates the MBU-20/P oxygen mask technology for positive pressure breathing (PPB) protection for both altitude and high G levels.  The comfortable lightweight system is completely man-mounted and requires no aircraft modifications or power.

“For over 60 years, Gentex has been the leader in aircrew protection solutions,” said Robert McCay, vice president at Gentex, “This contract brings our industry-leading protection to the Republic of Korea, and we are proud to continue to protect global defense forces.”

Gentex’s portfolio of air products includes helmets, optical protection, respiratory, and situational awareness solutions. For more information visit, www.gentexcorp.com/gentex/defense/air.