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Milrem Robotics to Deliver UGVs to UK Defence

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Milrem Robotics is to deliver two unmanned ground vehicles to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) of the United Kingdom.

DSTL whose purpose is to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK, is procuring the unmanned vehicles to explore the capabilities and limitations of these autonomous systems in areas such as mobility, vulnerabilities and safety.

Milrem Robotics will supply the vehicles to DSTL in partnership with leading defence technology company, QinetiQ, who will integrate autonomous functions to the vehicles and arrange transfer to the end user.

In cooperation with QinetiQ, Milrem Robotics is participating in two UK large-scale robotics programs – JTARR (Joint Tactical Autonomous Resupply and Replenishment) and RPV (Robotic Platoon Vehicle).

“The United Kingdom has a clear view on the importance of robotics on the battlefield and its impact on defence capabilities. This is illustrated by the two large-scale robotics programs in which Milrem Robotics is currently participating in the UK,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.

DSTL follows similar organizations in the Netherlands, Norway and Germany who have also opted for the THeMIS platform. For example, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support has acquired one platform for similar testing and evaluation by the German armed forces.

In addition, the THeMIS UGV has been delivered to France, US and Indonesia in logistics configuration intended to provide combat support and carry supplies with an option to integrate additional kinetic or non-kinetic payloads.

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CONTROP Announces the Appointment of Guy Oren as its New VP for International Marketing & Sales

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Hod Hasharon, Israel, 1 April 2020 … CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specializing in the field of Electro-Optics and InfraRed (EO/IR) defense and homeland security solutions, announced today the appointment of its current VP Business Operations – North America, Mr. Guy Oren, to be the company’s new Vice President for International Marketing & Sales.

“Mr. Oren receives a successful, constantly growing company, with exceptional technology and a leading position in its field of expertise”, says Mr. Hagai Azani, CONTROP’s CEO. “I am confident that he will further expand the company’s already significant global spread and will successfully take it to higher achievements”. 

Mr. Oren brings with him a rich experience in business and strategy development, in marketing & sales and in multi-disciplinary programs’ management and operations, as well as a deep understanding of the EO and IR markets, in which he’s been operating for over a decade.

Mr. Oren served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the Special Forces, where he held various operational and commanding roles. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and has graduated from a special program at the Israeli Technion.  

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Mustang Survival – Saving Lives On Land

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Canadian marine company turns from survival suits to isolation gowns for health professionals.

Burnaby, BC – Mustang Survival®, the Canadian brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, has been saving the lives of water professionals for over 50 years. And now, they’re turning their attention to saving lives on land.

As a design, engineering and manufacturer of life vests, survival suits and dry suits for both Military, public safety professionals and marine recreational users, in light of the global pandemic Mustang Survival is shifting their focus inland – to PPE gowns for front line healthcare workers.  

At 11:00am today, April 1, the Mustang Survival factory in Burnaby, BC officially went into production of the first 500 Isolation Gowns; a level 3 certified (PPE), fully waterproof gown designed and engineered to bring new levels of safety to frontline healthcare workers.

Collaborating alongside innovative and cutting edge BC  manufacturers and apparel companies—Boardroom Clothing and KenDor Textiles—over the last two weeks, Mustang rallied together with the local health care sector to design and engineer a gown that solves for gaps in PPE supply chains, and offers additional protection to individuals tirelessly fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

With increased demand for PPE, there was a need to get ahead of the problem and look to local sources to solve it“, says Mark Anderson, Chair of the BC Apparel & Gear Association and Director of Engineering at Burnaby-based Mustang Survival; who, through years of experience in outfitting frontline defenders and public safety teams, is in a unique position to help.

Our 50 year history of developing innovative solutions for both Military and public safety professionals combined with the unique advantage of being part of a cutting edge design community here in Vancouver provides us with the ability to adjust and pivot our focus on developing a solution”, said Anderson.

Diving into prototyping to rapid testing, Mustang Survival flipped their innovation lab—the Waterlife Studio—in Burnaby, BC into a rapid-response facility dedicated to finding a solution for this public safety crisis. Backed with the support of local health care officials to reach safety-certified status, what’s resulted is a gown not only offering a local solution to depleting supply chains, but an increased level of safety for the workers themselves.

Taking the local initiative global, once the plans are approved Mustang Survival will share the technical specifications for level 3 and level 2 medical gowns so manufacturers all over the world can rally their own communities, and unite suppliers with sewers and seam sealers to bring these gowns to their local healthcare teams.

The technical packages will be shared through the BCAG website, and will include the pattern, technical details and a list of certified materials approved for level 2 & level 3 gowns.

The goal? To share the information so other individuals and groups eliminate time spent on ideas that can’t be certified and focus on producing gowns that offer assured safety – making sure that frontline health workers feel confident that they are safe while supporting patients.  

For Mustang Survival, the pilot run of the first 500 Isolation Gowns is just the beginning.

If all goes well in this first run, they will convert their local factory to be dedicated to gown construction. With other local sewing houses and other manufacturers re-opening to support the project, Mustang Survival is confident the collective capacity to produce these gowns can make a significant contribution to those putting their lives at risk every day to fight the virus.

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MD Textil Introduces Last Chance Cartridge Holder

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Germany’s MD-Textil has introduced a new line of firearms oriented products with the first being the Last Chance Cartridge Holder.

It accepts 2 cartridges in .308, 6.5 CM, 300 BLK, .30-06 or similar calibers and incorporates an Anti-slip coating to ensure your rounds won’t fall out. It is attached to the rifle via hook Velcro on the back. They include a patch of Velcro loop to affix to the stock.

ePIG-Group Reviews the Holosun 1420

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Our German friends at ePIG-Group take a look at the Holosun 1420 which they say is a game-changer in terms of protection, cross dominance and weight.

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Arktis Introduces M90 Hit Pink

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

After many years of research & development It’s finally time to announce M90 HOT PINK.

An incredible development designed especially for Disco Night… Ops. With direct input and feedback from leading professionals. M90 HOT PINK is fully neon light treated with an anti-glitter coating. You can run, you can dance, but you definitely CAN NOT hide.

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Friday, March 27th, 2020

The sanitary situation due to Covid-19 is deteriorating daily in France and has spread throughout the world.

The conditions for preparing and running the exhibition, which would protect the health and safety of the 100,000 expected participants, visitors, exhibitors and organisers, can not be met.

Many international and French exhibitors registered for the Eurosatory trade fair scheduled from June 8 to 12, 2020 are no longer able to prepare their participation and configure or transport the necessary equipment. It also appears that the very large number of foreign visitors expected to participate in the fair can no longer plan their trip to France.

The postponement of the exhibition to a later date has been studied but the conditions for success can not be met. 

The current situation no longer makes Eurosatory possible in 2020. It is with immense disappointment that GICAT (French Land and Airland Defence and Security Association) and its subsidiary COGES are forced to cancel the fair planned for June.

All the participants and partners will be contacted in order to best manage the consequences of this cancellation.

Therefore, Eurosatory team invites you to the next edition of the exhibition that will be held from June 13 to 17, 2022.

We thank you for your understanding. We hope that you and your relatives are in good health and we spare a special thought for anyone affected.

HENSOLDT Technologies Protecting Rhino in South Africa

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Pretoria, South Africa, 23 March 2020 – While HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technologies that are designed for protecting armed forces, civilians, assets and borders, the company is also actively making a difference as a protector of endangered species.

South Africa is known for its iconic wildlife and is also home to one of HENSOLDT’s largest industrial sites. As a result, it came as a natural progression to protect the country’s wildlife using state-of-the-art defence and security technologies. In recent years, animals such as rhinos have been under increased pressure due to rising poaching levels, threatening the future of these animals. South Africa holds nearly 80% of the world’s rhinos and has been hit the hardest by poaching, with more than 1 000 rhinos killed each year between 2013 and 2017.

HENSOLDT responded to this threat and is now combining advanced intelligence, radar and optical surveillance systems with physical security for high-end wildlife protection.

This week, HENSOLDT celebrates three years of zero poaching on the world’s largest rhino conservancy, where HENSOLDT’s technologies have been keeping a large number of rhino safe. HENSOLDT South Africa designed and installed a surveillance and security system on the farm and since then, not one animal has been lost to poaching. “Before that, we had poaching every month, sometimes every week,” says John Hume, owner of Buffalo Dream Ranch.

A thank you from 1 800 rhinos

In 2017, Buffalo Dream Ranch, the world’s largest rhino farm, started a partnership with HENSOLDT to secure 8 000 hectares of land, where some 1 800 rhinos now live peacefully, protected by state-of-the-art HENSOLDT technology. The specially developed system combines a number of advanced sensors, including optical and radar sensors, to monitor the rhinos, farm and surrounding area. Data from these sensors are fused using advanced analytics at a command and control centre to provide complete situational awareness and early-warning of potential poachers approaching the area.

In combination with existing physical barriers and a team of security personnel, the system augments the total security approach to create a surveillance solution, with technology that is always on guard, never fatigues and which cannot be compromised. “We are for the first time in years feeling confident, with HENSOLDT, of perfecting the protection of our rhino,” says Hume.

A new market

“We are honoured to be part of important initiatives such as the conservation of our wildlife and we aim to expand our efforts,” says Hennie Venter, Chief Executive of the HENSOLDT South Africa GEW business unit. The know-how acquired through these projects can be applied for protecting other wildlife and national parks to safe-keep endangered species such as lions, elephants and even abalone.

HENSOLDT prides itself on its relationship with its clients. “For us it’s not putting down the equipment and getting the business, for us it’s rather a journey,” says Werner Muller, GEW’s Chief Executive of Spectrum Monitoring and Security. Because of this philosophy, and because each wildlife scenario is different, with its own unique set of challenges, HENSOLDT’s experts collaborate with each client to develop a solution that addresses their specific needs.