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Elbit Systems of Australia Shortlisted for Army Land125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System Tender

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA) has been shortlisted for Land125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System (ISS).

The fourth phase of the Commonwealth program to modernise the ADF’s Soldier Combat System (SCS), is seeking an industry partner for the supply and support of an ISS capability that would enable continuous growth of the current and future SCS.

Elbit Systems of Australia Managing Director, Major General (ret’d) Paul McLachlan AO, CSC said the shortlisting demonstrated the company’s commitment to continue to work with defence on the provision of capability that would increase the effectiveness of Australian soldiers.

“I am very pleased to announce our progress to the limited RFT stage for Land 125 Phase 4 for the ISS, which is indicative of our continued commitment to produce world-leading soldier systems from global technology using an upskilled sovereign workforce here in Australia,” Mr McLachlan said.

“Recently, at the biggest trade show on the defence calendar, Land Forces 21, we showcased our next-generation technologies, which saw hundreds of visitors to our stand experience live on-the-spot demonstrations of our world-leading technology and innovative products. 

“Those leading-edge technologies increase effectiveness via situational awareness, mobility, lethality, survivability and sustainability to ensure mission success for the Australian Defence Force, while protecting the lives of ADF personnel.”

ELSA has the ability to deliver the project using an agile design and development approach aimed at supporting incremental evolution of the Soldier Combat System for the duration of the tranche, which would include in-house research and development, Mr McLachlan said.

“Not only do we have ability to access, adapt and apply global technology right here in Australia, we opened our new Centre of Excellence in Melbourne earlier this year, which will conduct research and development with academic and industry partners to develop highly-advanced autonomous solutions to build home-grown capabilities to complement our existing suite of soldier solutions,” Mr McLachlan said.

“The research, which focuses on collaboration between people and autonomous systems, will produce applications that can not only be used across defence, but could also benefit homeland security and emergency services.

“ELSA has a 250-strong workforce across three locations in Australia that includes more than 100 software and systems engineers.”

ELSA is a leading capability provider and Prime Systems Integration in design, delivery and sustainment of command and control systems, that include ISS, robotic and autonomous platform technologies and capabilities.

Australian industry is invited to contact Elbit Australia to explore collaboration opportunities via the dedicated Elbit ICN page or at: [email protected]

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.

Midwest Industries Announces Release of Large Bore Two Chamber Muzzle Brakes

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

A Recoil Mitigation Device Perfect For Big Game Hunting Rifles
Waukesha, Wis. (June 23, 2021) — Midwest Industries announced today that it will be releasing a new line of large bore two chamber muzzle brakes for the commercial market.

“Over the past few years, Midwest Industries has sought to further modernize a variety of legacy firearm platforms. Our line of quality aftermarket products supporting Marlin and Henry lever action rifles are no exception to this strategy.

We’re excited to announce the introduction of a pair of new two chamber muzzle devices designed to minimize perceived recoil and help shooters engage targets with rapid follow-up shots. Whether they’re plinking multiple steel silhouettes or tracking down big game out west, these brakes will play an integral role in their success,” said Troy Storch, Owner of Midwest Industries.

The Midwest Industries Large Bore Two Chamber Muzzle Brakes come with .410” and .500” bore sizes designed for bullets of up to .357 and .45-70 diameters, and incorporate the following features:

• Large two-chamber design reduces muzzle climb
• Constructed from tool steel with a phosphate finish
• 5/8-24 threads
• Includes new crush washer
• 100% made in the USA
• LifetimeWarranty

Visit our website for more information on the Midwest Industries Two Chamber Muzzle Brakes.

AMMO, Inc. Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Contract for the Development and Manufacture of Ballistically Matched Multi-Purpose Rounds

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, June 23, 2021 — AMMO, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWW) (“AMMO” or the “Company”), a premier American ammunition and munition components manufacturer and technology leader, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract by the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD), formerly the CTTSO, formed and operating under the U.S. Department of Defense, to design and manufacture multiple Ballistically Matched Multi-Purpose Rounds (BM-MPR) in support of U.S. military operations.

The BM-MPR ammunition is being developed to provide snipers with the ability to switch from standard issue match-grade ammunition to BM-MPR, without re-zeroing (or readjusting the scope on) their weapon. BM-MPRs, by design, deliver superior performance in the field against a wider variety of targets. This new, higher performing BM-MPR will be ballistically matched to current sniper match-grade ammunition, providing snipers with this seamless capability and therefore increasing lethality.

“The tactical operators being served by IWTSD and our Company on this program are the best warfighters in the world. As such, they have unique and swiftly evolving needs and this program falls squarely into that category, addressing a challenging requirement called out by DoD,” said Fred Wagenhals, AMMO’s Chairman and CEO. Mr. Wagenhals continued, noting that “our current team took over our efforts to support the US military in May 2019 – and this team’s focused and professional efforts are paying dividends for the Company and the world-class warfighters we are driven to support. They have made certain we remain creative and reactive, able to move swiftly in R&D to address unique military needs, incorporating our portfolio of products wherever applicable.”

About IWTSD

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD(SO/LIC)) established the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) in 1999 to consolidate its research and development programs. The research and development effort that supports the interagency Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) was the first program to transition to CTTSO. The TSWG is divided into 10 subgroups.

Section 922 of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directed ASD(SO/LIC) report directly to the Secretary of Defense. On November 18, 2020, the Acting Secretary of Defense authorized the ASD (SO/LIC) to transform the CTTSO to the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD).

IWTSD’s mission is to identify and develop capabilities for DoD to conduct Irregular Warfare against all adversaries, including near-peer competitors and non-state actors, and to deliver those capabilities to DoD components and interagency partners through rapid research and development, advanced studies and technical innovation, and provision of support to U.S. military operations.

About AMMO, Inc.

With its corporate offices headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and manufacturing operations located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, AMMO designs and manufactures products for a variety of aptitudes, including law enforcement, military, sport shooting and self- defense. The Company was founded in 2016 with a vision to change, innovate and

invigorate the complacent munitions industry. AMMO promotes branded munitions as well as its patented STREAKTM Visual Ammunition, /stelTH/TM subsonic munitions, and armor piercing rounds for military use. For more information, please visit: www.ammo-inc.com.

6th Annual Rosendin Golf Tournament Raises Over $200,000 for Navy SEAL Foundation

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Fundraiser benefits Naval Special Warfare community

Anaheim, CA (June 22, 2021) – Over 140 construction workers from a dozen companies came together in Southern California to recognize the sacrifices of military members and support their families. Rosendin’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament raised more than $200,000 for the nonprofit Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) to provide immediate and ongoing support for the Naval Special Warfare community.

Since 2016, Rosendin’s annual industry golf outing has collected more than $1.2 million to support families of Navy SEALS and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC’s). The employee-owned electrical contracting company held this year’s fundraiser on May 27th at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point.

“We want to thank California’s construction industry for joining us in raising awareness and funds to support the important work of the Navy SEAL Foundation,” said David Lincoln, Senior Vice President of Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group and NSF Committee Member. “Rosendin recognizes the incredible value Veterans bring to our community and our industry and we will continue to support them through fundraisers, volunteer efforts, and career development.”

Established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit benevolent organization that provides over 30 essential programs for SEALS, SWCC’s, Veterans, and their families. The organization is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA and helps members transition to successful careers in the civilian sector.

Veterans from every branch of the military have found successful career paths at Rosendin. The company was founded in 1919 by WWI Navy Veteran Moses Rosendin, a proud U.S. citizen who grew the company by helping the country’s wartime efforts in WWII.

As the largest employee-owned electrical contractor in the United States, Rosendin’s services include design-build engineering, BIM services, special systems, and renewable energy. They work closely with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to offer productive career paths across all skill levels, including opportunities for those who are new to the craft. For career opportunities visit www.rosendin.com/careers.

SIG SAUER Introduces the P320 Xcarry Legion

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Introducing the all-new P320 XCARRY LEGION. This pistol retains many of the same features introduced in the P320 XFIVE LEGION including the lightened, skeletonized flat faced trigger, with an all-new carry length TXG heavy-weight tungsten infused grip module. It features a shortened carry length slide with a 4.6” threaded barrel with standard ½ x 28 threads and comes optic ready, compatible with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1Pro, ROMEO2, or other DeltaPoint Pro footprint optics. This pistol also ships with three 17-round magazines with anodized aluminum LEGION engraved Henning Group Base pads.

SIG SAUER Product Manager Phil Strader walks you through the features and benefits of the new P320 XCARRY LEGION pistol.

www.sigsauer.com/p320-xcarry-legion

OpticsPlanet, Inc. Donates PPE to Numerous Organizations That Serve Their Communities

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

OpticsPlanet, Inc. continues their established efforts to help those who serve their communities by donating personal protective equipment to over twenty non-profit organizations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northbrook, IL. June 15, 2021 – OpticsPlanet Inc., an Ecentria company, continues to serve vulnerable communities in need by donating face masks, hand sanitizer, coveralls, and other essential PPE to various organizations that play a vital role in helping their communities. The OpticsPlanet Cares program has already donated over $500,000 to non-profit organizations committed to their communities, and this donation of PPE is another example of the company’s unyielding dedication to aid those who serve others.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, PPE became increasingly difficult to acquire, which left many organizations in dire need of protective gear. Recognizing this issue, the company utilized their established network of suppliers and extensive experience in the industry to acquire essential products for schools, medical clinics, police departments, and other groups focused on serving the public. The company donated these items to ensure these organizations can safely continue their efforts to aid those in need.

OpticsPlanet, Inc. chose these specific groups because of the service they provide for others, whether it be education, veteran support, or after-school care for children. Among these groups is Hope for the Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides aid to military families through programs focused on health and wellness, transitioning to civilian life, and sports and recreation.

“Events at Hope For The Warriors are life-transforming opportunities to not only raise support for our mission, but also to build a renewed sense of community in the veterans and transitioning service members we serve,” said Leslie Hunt, Director of Donor Partnerships at Hope For The Warriors. “OpticsPlanet’s donation of large-scale PPE for our New York and North Carolina events ensures that we can once again gather safely and carry out our mission of providing HOPE to the post-9/11 warrior community.”

OpticsPlanet, Inc. also donated PPE items to the Children First Fund, the Chicago Public Schools Foundation. CFF promotes the growth and success of Chicago Public Schools through philanthropy and partnerships.

“We are grateful for the generosity of Ecentria and all of our partners across Chicago who help us ensure a safe, supportive and equitable school year for all,” said Mica Matsoff, Interim Executive Director at Children First Fund. “This contribution of PPE to Harold Washington Elementary supports Chicago Public Schools’ extensive work to provide the safest possible learning environments for students and staff.”

The shortage of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the operations of several organizations that aid their communities. These groups that help others became in need themselves, and OpticsPlanet, Inc. demonstrated the value of their vast supply chain by sourcing and donating protective gear in an unprecedented time.

See below for a complete list of the non-profit organizations that received a donation:

? Navy Special Warfare Foundation for their Kids Summer Camp Program

? UDT-Seal Association

? Deerfield Police Department

? Feed My Starving Children.

? Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry

? Harold Washington Elementary

? Children First Fund

? Little Sisters Of The Poor

? Chicago Teachers Union

? Bulldog Booster Club

? North Maine Fire Department

? Willow Bend Elementary School- CCSD 15

? Ageless Eyecare

? Hope Church Pilsen

? MiMedico Clinic

? Ranger Road

? Ogden Elementary School

? United 4 Children

? Springfield Workshop Institute

? Hope For The Warriors

? Camp Manitowa

? MAAC Foundation

Wiley X Breaks Ground at New Headquarters in Frisco, Texas

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Livermore, CA. (June 22, 2021) – Wiley X®, the leading premium protective eyewear brand,  broke ground in Frisco, Texas, where its global headquarters, manufacturing and distribution site is set to be located in the Star Business Park by 2022. Wiley X joins a growing list of California-based companies seeking new locations, with many finding their new homes in the Dallas and North Texas region. The central location within the United States will increase efficiencies of shipping and distribution, in both time and cost, to the wide range of customers Wiley X supports.

Co-Owners of Wiley X, Myles Freeman, Jr. and Dan Freeman, were on-site with shovels in hand and hard hats on to commemorate the milestone of this brand. Naturally, all participants, which included Mayor Jeff Cheney, Councilman John Keating, Councilman Bill Woodward, and Councilman Brian Livingston were equipped with the brand’s iconic safety-rated eyewear to ensure the event went off without a hitch. Other attendees included Gary Garley, Jason Dudley and Rick Fletcher of the Frisco EDC Board of Directors as well as Fire Chief Mark Piland and Assistant Chief Greg Ward of the Frisco Police Department.

“Wiley X is committed to piloting smart and sustained growth for many years to come and a central location like Texas is a prime place to call home for our brand,” said Dan Freeman, Co-Owner of Wiley X. “Frisco is a perfect fit for Wiley X and as a veteran-founded, family-owned company, we are excited to call Texas home as we begin to grow and contribute to the area while supporting the community,” expressed Myles Freeman, Jr., Co-Owner of Wiley X.

Frisco – known as “Sports City USA” – is a perfect fit for Wiley X, a company committed to protection and performance for active pursuits such as fishing, motorsports and shooting, as well as for the government/first responder network. Wiley X aligns well with Texas values, with a long history of providing protective eyewear to the United States military and being veteran-founded and family-owned. Breaking ground and the move to Frisco will inspire the fabrication of a state-of-the-art building to elevate brand operations and will include a flagship retail store for Wiley X fans and local customers to enjoy.

About the Frisco EDC

The Frisco EDC operates as a Texas non-profit corporation and is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Frisco, Texas City Council. Job number one is facilitating the creation of jobs, as the Frisco EDC’s mission is to improve the economic opportunities and quality of life for all Frisco residents. The Frisco EDC has facilitated major economic development projects, resulting in hundreds of projects and thousands of jobs in the City of Frisco. For more information, visit FriscoEDC.com.