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A Mile In A Defender’s Boots

Friday, July 30th, 2021

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – The 374th Security Forces Squadron hosted the fourth iteration of the 374th Mission Support Group training day on July 21, 2021, where Airmen from other MSG squadrons learned about the SFS mission.

The training was conducted as part of the group’s focus to enhance Yokota’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities, which allows for a faster response to contingencies with a smaller footprint.

“In a combat situation, you have all these different career fields that don’t necessarily work as a singular unit,” said Master Sgt. Charles Bell, 374th SFS superintendent of plans and standards evaluation. “The ACE concept will take care of that. It could be a maintainer, who knows just the basics of security forces, coming to assist us. Or it could be a security forces member, going to the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron to help them refuel and get the jets off the ground.”

The all-day event took place at SFS headquarters, where participants were able to get a little glimpse into the day-to-day life of a defender. The day was filled with hands-on exercises, in place of lectures.

“There is a lot of stuff we can teach by PowerPoint but the readiness comes when we actually apply it,” Bell said. “This training gets our trainees excited while at the same time showing them what we do.

“One of the trainings we hosted was the Multiple Interaction Learning/Training Objective systems, which are ‘shoot, no shoot’ scenarios,” he added. “We also conducted baton training, where the trainees had to fight a simulated combatant. And to top it off, there was taser training and oleoresin capsicum spray for any volunteers who were up for the challenge.”

According to Senior Airman Tyler Gutierrez, 374th SFS training instructor, the training allows members to learn how to react to high-stress situations while in a safe, controlled environment.

“I think this type of training is very important,” said Gutierrez. “With us all being in the military, it is imperative that we rely on each other, especially in a deployed environment or during contingency operations.”

The MSG will rotate the training within their squadrons every month. Each time the training will become more detailed, further producing more effective and capable Airmen.

Story by Senior Airman Brieana Bolfing, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

OTTO Engineering Providing Noizebarrier Tactical Communication Suite To Federal Agents

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

OTTO Engineering is proud to be providing our elite Federal agents with our Noizebarrier Tactical Communication Suite. The OTTO suite of products was selected over currently fielded solutions and provides agents with unparallel Audio clarity, Situational Awareness / hear through, ruggedized solutions for any environment. OTTO Noizebarrier TAC provides increased communication intelligibility in all environments.

OTTO is working on several new technologies to increase operational awareness including their Lynq Pro handheld Position Location device.

Most ATAK enabled EUDs require a cellular connection or RF comms between radios that have been pre-programmed taking hours to set up. The Lynq Pro system works with or without an EUD but you can easily pair to your EUD via BLE or hardwire, providing a real time encrypted data link between your squad members even when networks are denied.

Core technology is an intelligent network well suited for comms denied contested environments that’s low power, RF quiet and rapidly deployable, 256 encrypted and peer to peer with jamming resistant with chirp spread spectrum frequency hopping. A next gen squad level blue force tracker — capable of secure location and LPI/LPD comms that drastically enhance situational awareness and ensure no personnel is left behind.

Come visit OTTO Engineering in VA Beach July 28th & 29th at Bad Ass Coffee across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

2021 Connecticut SWAT Challenge Announcement

Friday, July 9th, 2021

The 2021 CT SWAT is on! It’s time to get rolling and get ready for the best SWAT competition in the country. We know you’re ready to get back out and support these teams which didn’t waiver during these most challenging times.

The dates are August 16-19, 2021 at the Hartford Gun Club. The vendor show is August 17-18. As before, the venue will be outdoors under banquet style tents. The dates and events are listed below.

Website-  ctswatchallenge.com

Schedule:

Monday August 16

     Tactical Rescue Challenge 0800-1600 

     Monday Night Mixer- 1800-2100 (Host hotel)

Tuesday August 17

     Individual events (Open handgun, open rifle, top sniper, top cop)

     Vendor show- 0800-1600

     Lenco Meet and Greet- 1800-2100 (Host hotel)

Wednesday August 18

     Team events- 0800-1600

     Vendor show- 0800-1600

     BBQ- 1800-2100 (TBD)

Thursday August 19

     Team event- 0800-1200 (Off site)

     Team PT Challenge 1300-1600 (MDC Resevoir 6, West Hartford)

     ElbitAmerica Night Vision Awards Dinner

Hartford Gun Club

157 S Main St, East Granby, CT 06026

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton-Bradley Airport

16 Ella T Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT 06096

(860) 627-5171

Register here.

Rheinmetall Spectac – an Innovative Stun Grenade for Military and Law Enforcement Special Operators

Friday, June 25th, 2021

Rheinmetall proudly presents Spectac, its innovative new non-lethal effector. This rectangular stun grenade is specially designed for use by military and law enforcement special operators. The most striking feature of the easy-to-use Spectac is its smartphone-like design, with the locking ring and rocker arm ignitor built into a rectangular housing the size of a mobile phone.

Its novel design offers a number of advantages. Weighing approximately 350 grams, 110 mm long, 63 mm wide and 20 mm thick, this highly ergonomic one-bang stun grenade slips easily into the tactical kit of the special operator, making it very convenient to carry. In addition, its compact design means that it can be discretely taken along on undercover and bodyguard operations. Moreover, its rectangular shape offers other tactical benefits. Unlike traditional round grenades, the Spectac does not roll away in an uncontrolled way after landing, but instead comes quickly to a halt which makes it ideal for the use on stairways. Its maximum movement radius comes to just 35 cm at most. As a result, the desired effect reliably takes place in the intended target zone.

Waterproof at depths of up to 20 metres, the Spectac produces a blinding flash and deafening bang. It is currently available in versions with acoustic pressure levels of 170 and 180 decibels and two delay times, 0.5 and 1.5 seconds. In order to make it even safer to handle, Rheinmetall engineers opted for a tried-and-tested bottom top venting (BTV) design. This way, in the event of an inadvertent detonation, the explosive effect blows out of the top and the bottom of the grenade, reliably protecting the user’s throwing hand. The Spectac does not produce dangerous fragments. Each Spectac grenade is X-rayed prior to shipment, thus assuring maximum functional reliability and safety. The X-ray images are stored for ten years. Neither the percussion cap nor the ignition delay mechanism contain lead compounds. In addition, the grenades are compliant with REACH, the European Chemicals Directive.

Successfully qualified at the end of 2020, the Spectac is available effective immediately. This innovative product confirms Rheinmetall’s role as a leading supplier of pyrotechnic effectors for law enforcement and military applications.

www.rheinmetall.com

Viridian Showcases Weapon-Mounted Camera at National Sheriffs’ Association Expo

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 22, 2021 – Viridian Weapon Technologies is showcasing the FACT Duty® Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC®) at the annual National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) Conference and Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona from June 22-24, 2021. The conference will give law enforcement personnel an opportunity to see the capabilities of Viridian’s Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC). Attendees are encouraged to visit Viridian at booth #922 on the main aisle to learn more.

“This is our fourth year at the NSA conference and we’re proud to have the opportunity to showcase the growing track-record of our Weapon-Mounted Camera,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “The WMC automatically captures footage from the end of an officer’s firearm from the moment it comes out of the holster, and this additional footage has proven to be an essential evidentiary tool for understanding use of force events.”

The Viridian WMC

The highly advanced FACT Duty WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. This distinctive weapon-mounted camera provides a clear view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras. Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment. Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.

New Crye Branded LE T-Shirts

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Crye Precision has released a whole new line of branded t-shirts.

Take for instance the Law Enforcement t-shirts. Crye has been creating gear for the law enforcement community for years, and they continue to support the men and women who are dedicated to the protection of our safeties here at home. This is their homage to those who serve.

Check them out here.

New FN 303 Mk2 Answers the Call for Today’s Law Enforcement Officers

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

IMPROVING THE GLOBAL STANDARD OF LESS LETHAL TECHNOLOGY
(McLean, VA – June 17, 2021) After setting the global standard in less lethal technology with the original FN 303 system, FN America, LLC, the world leader in developing law enforcement technology and training, is pleased to announce the release of the FN 303® Mk2 Less Lethal Launcher. FN answered requests from law enforcement officers and agencies to make key improvements to service life and accuracy.

“From the first release of the FN 303 Less Lethal launcher in the early 2000s to the release of the Mk 2 variant today, FN has been at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape of policing, developing innovative solutions for officers and agencies,” said Charles “Bucky” Mills, Sr. Director, Law Enforcement and Federal Sales for FN America, LLC. “Updates in the FN 303 Mk2 include fully adjustable sights for ease of zeroing, and upgrades to the air operating system that double the service life of the launcher and reduce required maintenance.”

Built from lightweight, rugged polymer and driven by a compressed CO2 air tank, the FN 303 Mk2 upgrades FN’s less lethal technology for today’s officers, delivering pin-point accuracy out to 50-plus yards with new, adjustable flip up metal sights and a MIL-STD 1913 top rail for optical or red dot sights. The optimized operating system doubles the service life of the FN 303 Mk2, now allowing 5,000 projectiles to be fired before first routine maintenance is required thus reducing department armorer maintenance requirements.

The fin-stabilized, .68-caliber FN 303 projectiles deliver optimum accuracy with maximum effectiveness and safety. Officers can quickly change projectiles from inert, marking impact  or irritant projectiles. The clear rear magazine cover allows officers to verify the projectile type and remaining projectile count in the magazine.

To learn more about FN’s Less Lethal product offerings, including the new FN 303 Mk2, please visit www.fnamerica.com.

CBP Purchases B&T USA GLO6 Less Lethal Launcher Systems

Monday, June 7th, 2021

US Customs and Border Protection, part of the US Department of Homeland Security is purchasing 150 B&T USA GL06 Less-Lethal Launchers. This is the latest B&T USA procurement by CBP, who has purchased a sizable number of APC9K-G submachine guns by leveraging the US Army Sub Compact Weapon contract. The vehicle contract was modified earlier this year to allow other agencies to purchase from it and to supply Glock and SIG compatible lower receiver groups.

The GL06 is a shoulder-fired less lethal system capable of firing a complete range of lethal and less-lethal 40x46mm munitions and impact rounds through its fully rifled bore — delivering unmatched accuracy at standoff distances out to, and beyond, 40 meters. The GL06 is claimed to be lighter and more compact than other stand-alone platforms of the same class, yet is capable of greater accuracy, has superior ergonomics and offers a greater flexibility in munition selection to include the company’s own SIR and SIR-X (Safe Impact Rounds).

CBP GL06s will be delivered as configured from B&T USA, fitted with Aimpoint Micro TL optics, as well as their quick-detach optic mounts and vertical forward grips.

bt-arms.com