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Ellsworth & Co – Tropical Mesh Sock

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

At Modern Day Marine I ran across something different, socks of a new construction to be exact. Since then, I’ve worn a pair of their new Tropical Socks on several occasions, and I really like them.

Ellsworth uses a V Channel construction in the sole of the sock which is a 3-Dimensional design of knit-in Vapor Channels, offering sweat a path of least resistance to escape from under the foot. This they say, will help resist the formation of blisters. They’ve combined this with a mesh upper and non-slip top so they won’t fall down.

You can see in the photo below how distinctive the V Channel is compared to standard nap.

Here’s a video of a dye test they use to show how the sock moves moisture.

MDM 19 – Mk 14 Mod 0 Anti-Structual Munition Hand Grenade

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Developed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, the Mk 14 Mod 0 Anti-Structual Munition Hand Grenade has been in service with USSOCOM for years. With a new focus on Close Combat Forces, Indian Head displayed the hand grenade to gage Marine interest.

The AMHG is thermobaric with a longer duration blast pressure than other, similar munitions.

MDM 19 – Haix Combat Hero

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Built specifically for the US Market, the Combat Hero is Haix’ first AR670-1 compliant boot.

This is great for those of you who like Haix but haven’t been able to wear them with your uniform.

It’s the right color, right height abd made from the right materials.

MDM 19 – Over Snow Mobility Solutions from Darley Defense

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Darley Defense showcased the Ranger snow shoe offered by a collaboration between US-based Serket and Norways’s Fimbulvetr. Seen here with Bogs neoprene boots.

Ranger Features:

B4 Binding™
-Functional, low-profile fit
-Exceptional durability
-Quick and easy operation – even with gloves

Fenris Crampon™
-AISI 316 Stainless Steel bites hard in all conditions

All Direction Hinge™
-Adapts to the terrain
-Reduces strain on ankles and knees
-Improved ergonomics
-Flexible tail adapts to all terrains
-Thermoplastic Elastomer Unibody for incredible strength, durability and smooth weight distribution

MDM 19 – Blue Force Gear Stackable Ten-Speed Pouch

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Based on customer requests, Blue Force Gear has developed stackable versions of their popular Ten-Speed pouches.

It uses BFG’s MOLLEminus PALS compatible interface made from stong ULTRAcomp.

Coming soon Available now from

MDM 19 – Infuze Hydro

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

At every trade show I run across something I don’t expect to see. For Modern Day Marine, it’s the Infuze Hydro.

This small company out of Utah manufactures an in-line system for hydration systems which adds the liquid flavoring or performance enhancers you would normally dump right into your reservoir. Instead, the flavoring is completely separate and a back pressure valve keeps it from flowing into the reservoir leaving you with a cleaner system which doesn’t retain strong flavors. A flavor dial also allows you to choose straight water, or the amount of flavoring added before consumption.

The secret is these cartridges. They are refillable and you can use on of their four Elixir mixes or your own additive.

Infuze also offers a water bottle system which works off the same system but accepts a different cartridge.

Orolia Defense & Security Announces Completed Acquisition of Talen-X

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Talen-X has joined Orolia Defense & Security to expand its capabilities and resources, enabling the development of more advanced Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) solutions and to offer more robust customer support.

Rochester, NY, September 18, 2019 – Orolia Defense & Security has completed the acquisition of Talen-X, a U.S. company specializing in advanced Global Navigation Simulation System (GNSS) solutions and Interference, Detection and Mitigation (IDM) technologies.

“Orolia Defense & Security is excited to bring on Talen-X as they offer a complementary portfolio of solutions and bring many years of advanced PNT experience to the team. We look forward to continuing their growth by providing additional resources and capabilities, while ensuring the growth and success of their current customers,” said Hironori Sasaki, President of Orolia Defense & Security.

In early 2019, Orolia Defense & Security spun off as a separate entity from its parent company Orolia, with the mission of providing Resilient PNT solutions and custom engineering services to U.S. Government agencies, U.S. Defense organizations, and their contractors.

Orolia Defense & Security operates as a proxy-regulated company, Free of Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI). As such, Orolia Defense & Security is approved to work on the full spectrum of U.S. Government classified and unclassified projects and is positioned to support strategic partnerships in the development of key PNT technologies for the defense market.

“Our culture of innovation, together with our demonstrated testing capabilities, will complement Orolia’s technology expertise and significantly enhance the reliability, performance and safety of military operations,” said Tim Erbes, Orolia Defense & Security’s Director of Engineering. The acquisition also enables Talen-X’s existing resources, operations and capabilities to be scaled and accelerated to better support the warfighter.

At the Modern Day Marine and Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) exhibitions, Orolia Defense & Security is showcasing its latest technologies such as the BroadSim Wavefront GNSS simulator, ThreatBlocker jamming/spoofing detection and protection device and BroadShield threat detection software. Authorized for use with U.S. military signals such as GPS L1/L2, P, Y, and M-Code, Orolia’s Simulation and IDM solutions serve the most unique and challenging program requirements.

For more information about Orolia Defense & Security, visit

MDM 19 – Streamlight KeyMate USB

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Streamlight’s KeyMate USB is a reason to keep a “key” on your chain in this age of fobs. It’s a Small flashlight

It features up to 35 lumens in three modes: high, low and emergency flash. Rechargeable via USB, it will run for one hour on high and two hits on low setting.