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MDM 18 – Black Diamond Advanced Technology Bare Kit

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Black Diamond Advanced Technology exhibited their full line of tactical C4 systems. They have created many different cables to mate communications and computing devices together.

Their BARE Kit 1-Port Hub Systems connect a Harris AN/PRC-152/A, AN/PRC-117G, or L3 Technologies TacE directly to your Android or Windows End User Device (EUD). The Bare Kit Systems allow for POWER + DATA between connected peripherals and EUD devices such as the Panasonic FZ-M1, GETAC MX50, or Samsung phones. Operators can also recharge EUD’s from the Radio. The Bare Kit’s minimalist design allows users to integrate onto any vest with little to no impact to existing kit setup. The CB-0516-00 is DATA only and a bi-directional EUD cable is required for use.

MDM 18 – Wizard Wall

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

No matter the trade show, I’m always asked what the coolest thing I saw was. Sure, there were cool lasers and jackets and UAVs, but the most innovative thing I saw was Wizard Wall, probably because it’s the most practical.

We all used butcher block paper in the service and most of us dealt with map overlays. While they are great ways to share information, the issue with both of them is how to hang them. Wizard Wall makes it a cinch.

Available in clear and white, it uses static cling to stay in place. Wizard Wall is dry erasable.

See Protonex at Modern Day Marine 2018 – Power Anything, Anywhere, from Any Source

Thursday, September 27th, 2018


If you’re at MDM, be sure to check out the PTX range of power management solutions from Protonex – they can be found on the Protonex booth , number 1110.  The SPM-622 in-field charging solution for the FirstLook® lightweight, throwable UGV can be found on Endeavor Robotics booth, number 1017.


For further background on the SPM-622 Squad Power Manager and its full range of capabilities, check out this online article from MILITARY TECHNOLOGY magazine.


MDM 18 – Arbor Arms Tradesmen SALT Belt System

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Arbor Arms is another, small Veteran owned company making their first appearance at Modern Day Marine.

While they are displaying numerous products, we haven’t mentioned their Tradesmen Segmented Adaptive Lasercut Trio (SALT) Belt System before. Like the name says, it’s a three component system, consisting of:

1 the Keeper belt (worn on the pants  with loop Velcro to mate the molle sleeve),

2  the Core Cobra belt (this both holds the Sleeve on and provides base for 1 3/4? belt loop attachments ie; holsters and water wings)

3 the  Sleeve (mates to keeper belt, allows for molle attachment and wraps around  Core Cobra belt)

The Keeper belt, which uses a G-hopk closure, can be worn as the base of the system or stand alone as an every day belt.

Atop the Keeper belt is the Core Cobra belt. It is made from type 13 webbing and an AustriAlpin Cobra Buckle. They also sew in a soft loop for safety lanyards.

Finally is the sleeve which wraps around the Core Cobra belt and made from laser-cut Squadron material. It allows the attachment of PALS equipped pouches but is segmented, so sections can be quickly unwrapped without taking the whole thing apart for rapid load adjustment.

MDM 18 – Invisio V10

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Invisio’s V10 is a Single Comm Control Unit.

The V10 was designed for use with a single radio. It features a large exchangeable Push To Talk button which can be oriented left or right. It can be combined with the X5 headset (seen here) or other Invisio systems. Just plug in and go.

The V10 weighs just 122 grams and is submersible to 20 m. Its dimensions are 69 x 40 x 27 mm. Available in Coyote and Black.

MDM 18 – RE Factor Tactical 40mm Grenade Pouch

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Quantico Tactical gave us a sneak peek of a prototype 40mm grenade pouch from RE Factor Tactical. This is a 3D printed model but will be manufactured from high strength polymer.

It will hold three 40mm grenades and incorporates a lip at the top rear of each cup to help retain the grenade in the pouch.

Here, you can see how it works. There’s also a bungee cord to keep the grenade in place with a quick release at the front.

The pouch is also PALS compatible.

No word yet on when these will be released. But you can bet, they’ll be available through Quantico Tactical.

MDM 18 – Danner Tropical Boot

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Danner exhibited their tropical boot concept at Modern Day Marine.

It features rough out leather and Cordura upper with drainage holes and a combination of fabric and metal barrel lace eyelets. The deep lug Vibram sole is similar in configuration to the old Panama tread.

MDM 18 – SureFire XVL2

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

It’s been talked about for some time, but SureFire is now offering the XLV2 weapon light/laser combination for government sales.


There are a lot of features packed in this compact light including a 400 Lumen Maxvision white LED, 300 mW Maxvision IR LED, 850 nm Class IIIb IR laser, and 520 nm Class IIIb Green laser (50 mW).

Designed originally as a pistol light, the XVL2 has already been seen on carbines as well as MP7s, flipped upside down.


This is a 3v light and the single cell CR123A is accessible by a clockwise quarter turn of the lamp module.

There’s also a special DG coming this light.

SureFire assures me a civilian variant is coming, but they’ve got to get it certified first.


For now, government customers contact SureFire or Quantico Tactical.