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SLG2, Inc. Announces Partnership with Mantis Tech to Enhance Shooting Skills

Sunday, April 14th, 2024

ATHENS, Ala. – April 11, 2024 – SLG2, Inc.  proudly announces the addition of Mantis to its lineup of top industry partners. As part of SLG2, Inc.’s goal to empower individuals and foster confidence in new and experienced shooters, this partnership provides top-quality information for all individuals interested in the shooting sports and firearms safety.

“We’re thrilled to join Shoot Like A Girl in supporting the mission to empower new shooters everywhere,” said Austin Allgaier, president of Mantis. “We love their approach, culture and results and can’t wait to grow with them.”

Mantis offers a revolutionary solution for individuals looking to enhance their shooting skills. Compatible with any pistol, rifle or shotgun, Mantis analyzes every shot and generates actionable data that can be used to improve performance. By attaching the device and connecting it to a smartphone, users can receive app-guided feedback, enabling them to refine their technique and achieve greater precision.

“By providing access to cutting-edge technology like Mantis, we are equipping communities with the tools they need to excel in their shooting endeavors,” said Karen Butler, founder and president of SLG2, Inc. “Mantis Tech aligns perfectly with our mission to empower individuals and promote firearms safety.”

SLG2, Inc. is excited to bring Mantis’ state-of-the-art technology to its guests at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s locations across the country, further enhancing their shooting experience. By teaming up with Mantis, the company reaffirms its dedication to empowering individuals and commitment to providing shooters with the latest advancements in the industry.

For more information on Mantis, visit mantisx.com.

For more information about SLG2, Inc and its brands, please visit shootlikeagirl.com and SafeLiving2.com.Follow along with SLG2, Inc. on Facebook and Instagram.

Together, We Save Lives: Safariland Hosts SAVES CLUB Event to Honor Injured Officers

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands, is proud to host its annual SAVES CLUB® Presentation on April 11, 2024, at its Jacksonville headquarters. The Safariland SAVES CLUB recognizes and honors officers who endured a life-threatening incident while in the line of duty, in which their Safariland Group armor or gear played a crucial role in saving their lives.

“The event serves as a platform to celebrate the bravery and resilience of the remarkable 2,193 SAVES members. We are excited to welcome three officers to share their inspiring SAVES stories,” said Brad Williams, president of Safariland. “These officers have not only survived life-threatening situations but have also become advocates for the law enforcement community. They are living proof of Safariland’s creed: Together, We Save Lives.”

Safariland will proudly host Officer Genevieve Bone, SAVES #2186, from the Memphis Police Department. On September 3, 2023, Officer Bone responded to an armed party disturbance at a convenience store. Despite facing a suspect armed with guns, knives, and a hand grenade, Officer Bone fearlessly confronted the assailant. She sustained three strikes to her chest with a fixed-blade knife. Thanks to her Safariland XT03 level II armor, Officer Bone’s life was spared, and she successfully apprehended the suspect, who has since been charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Officer Derek Williams from the Dallas Police Department, SAVES #2185, will also be honored. On September 14, 2023, Officer Williams and his partner witnessed a suspect commit a homicide. During the pursuit, the assailant opened fire with a .9mm handgun, hitting Officer Williams in the lower right abdominal area. Fortunately, his Safariland SX02 Level IIIA armor stopped the round. The Dallas SWAT team later apprehended the assailant, and Officer Williams has since returned to full duty.

The third honored SAVES member is Narcotics Detective Sean Stumpf from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, SAVES #2168. On January 2, 2023, Detective Stumpf and his partner engaged in a high-stakes pursuit of a suspect who had taken the life of the Chief of Police of a local agency earlier that day and injured another officer. During the pursuit, the suspect opened fire with a fully automatic 9mm Glock, hitting Detective Stumpf in the arm and center of his chest. His Safariland SM02 Level II armor protected his chest, and he was able to return fire alongside his partner, ultimately ending the threat. After undergoing surgery on his arm, Detective Stumpf made a full recovery and is back on active duty.

Safariland is honored to recognize these brave officers and their unwavering commitment to protecting their communities. The SAVES CLUB event will serve as a testament to Safariland’s commitment to providing high-quality protective equipment to the law enforcement community and reaffirm their dedication to prioritizing officer safety.

Safariland continues to innovate and provide solutions that enhance the performance and effectiveness of those who rely on safety equipment for optimal protection. To learn more, visit Safariland.com.

British Army Signs New Contract for Saab Instrumented Live Training Capability

Friday, April 12th, 2024

Saab has signed an initial three-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence, for the provision of support to Live Simulation systems with ILT-D (Instrumented Live Training), valued at £60M and options to extend until 2030.

The ILT-D contract, replaces the previous DFWES (Direct Fire Weapon Effect Simulator) contract. ILT-D supports high fidelity systems that use a blend of laser and geometric pairing technology to simulate direct and indirect fire effects. This data rich capability provides objective feedback which is used to inform the After Action Review (AAR) process and validate training.

The contract includes a significant investment in extending the life of the capability to provide the UK MoD with the most modern system available. This ensures it remains relevant to the British Army’s evolving training needs, addresses obsolescence issues, and continues to be interoperable with partner nations through exploitation of the latest generation of Saab hardware and software.

Support will be continued across permanent Collective Training locations in the UK and Germany, as well as at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, Infantry Battle School in Brecon and the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines.

“As Saab Training and Simulation marks 30 years of collaboration with the British Army, we are delighted that ILT-D is in place to support training for the next epoch. This contract exemplifies our commitment to delivering world leading live simulation capabilities at the point of need, so the UK can conduct training as both a deterrence and reassurance around the globe,” said James Passmore, VP Director of Marketing and Sales, Saab UK.

“Our collaboration with Saab UK builds on the long-standing relationship and represents the dedication DE&S and the British Army have to providing the best training possible for our dedicated soldiers. Ahead of the Collective Training Transformation Programme, ILT-D will ensure that the British Army has access to a training capability that is able to keep pace with the training needs bought about by an increasingly complex strategic context and rapidly evolving character of warfare,” said Simon Pearce, Training and Simulation Systems Portfolio Leader for Defence Equipment & Support, the contracting authority. 

With interoperability and deployability at its core, Saab’s Live Simulation Systems have a growing global user community. The British Army has recently deployed its Saab systems around the world including overseas exercises delivered in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Kenya, Oman, Jordan, Cyprus and Germany. 

Strike Enhanced Grip Module (SEGM) for SIG SAUER P365 FCUs

Friday, April 12th, 2024

If you’re a fan of SIG and have been wanting to upgrade your daily carry, you might be interested in one of Strike Industries’ latest product offerings.

Introducing the Strike Enhanced Grip Module (SEGM) for Sig Sauer P365 FCU’s, the first of many grip modules to come from Strike Industries.

This grip module comes with an increased palm swell, an undercut for the middle finger, texturing on all sides of the grip, and a deep scallop cut on both sides of the grip for the shooting hand’s thumb and finger — all to create a fantastic ergonomic experience. It also comes with the Strike Extended Mag Release Button for P365’s pre-installed.

The Strike frame can be made to be compatible with manual safety FCU’s including the CA model. However, removal of material is required and some fitment may be required. Seeking help from a professional gunsmith is highly recommended.

Borrowing from common aftermarket upgrades that gun owners do to Glock frames and other handgun frames, a very small but effective gas pedal area (Dynamic ControlTM) on both sides of the grip with staggered steps that go deeper into the frame come as standard straight from our factory to aid in recoil management.

A flared magwell has also been included for speedy reloads, but does not increase risk of printing for those who intend to conceal carry. There are two picatinny rail slots for users who want to add a weapon light, laser, or other accessory. Compatible weapon lights include the SureFire XSC and Olight Baldr.

In terms of profile, the SEGM is most similar to the size of an Sig P365 X Grip which directly relates to its magazine compatibility as well. The Strike Enhanced Grip for P365’s can take the following mags: P365 X/XL 10/12/15 AND the 17rd magazines.

Holster offerings can be expected from Hilliker Holster as we have partnered with them in creating a custom solution specifically for the SEGM. Pairing with our optics-ready Strike LITESlide for P365 and P365 barrel, users can now have a completely ‘Striked out’ P365.

For more information about the Strike Enhanced Grip Module for P365, visit us at www.strikeindustries.com.

Savage Arms 320 Tactical Shotgun Now Available in FDE

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 11, 2024 – Savage Arms®, an iconic firearm manufacturer, extends its popular 320 Tactical Shotgun line with the release of its 320 Tactical FDE. The smooth, reliable pump action and rugged build of the 320 have made it a top choice for so many and have resulted in multiple line extensions and options over several years.

“The 320 Tactical Shotgun is a mainstay in our lineup and we want to continue to offer new options,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms. “The 320 Tactical FDE is a make-sense addition and we’re excited to have it available now.”

This shotgun is available in both 12-gauge and 20-gauge models and weighs only 7 pounds. The 320 Tactical FDE features an 18.5-inch barrel, ghost ring sights and a flat dark earth matte synthetic stock with a pistol grip. Like all 320 shotguns, this 320 Security model has a smooth pump action, proven rotary bolt and dual slide-bars.

The Savage 320 Tactical FDE models feature:

• Pistol grip, Flat Dark Earth synthetic stock

• Ghost ring sights

• Dual slide-bars and rotary bolt

• 18.5-inch security barrel with heat shield

• Bottom-loading tube magazine

• Bottom Picatinny Rail

• 1-Piece Rail

• Five-plus-one capacity

Part No. / Description / MSRP

#19468 / 320 Tactical FDE, 12 GA. 18.5” Barrel / $331

#19469 / 320 Tactical FDE, 20 GA. 18.5” Barrel / $331

For more information about Savage Arms and its extensive line of leading firearms, visit savagearms.com.

HOIST IV-Level Hydration Sponsors U.S. Army Best Ranger and International Sniper Competitions

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

CINCINNATI, Ohio, (April 11, 2024) – HOIST®, one of the fastest growing hydration beverages in the U.S., is thrilled to sponsor two respected events in the U.S. Army community: the 40th annual Best Ranger Competition and the International Sniper Competition. These two events bring together elite soldiers from around the world to compete in challenges which demand outstanding levels of strength and endurance.

The International Sniper Competition, held April 5-11, 2024, is located at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Moore, Ga. Here, sniper teams from across the U.S. and NATO allies connected to demonstrate their unparalleled precision, observation and reconnaissance skills.

The Best Ranger Competition stands as a testament to the dedication and prowess of the U.S. Army Rangers. This grueling competition has evolved into a showcase of the finest two-man teams from the entire U.S. Armed Forces to test marksmanship, physical and cognitive ability and tactical skills across 32 events. As the chosen electrolyte source for the previous two years’ winning teams, HOIST is proud to continue to support the individuals who will push their mental and physical limits to the test in Fort Moore, Ga., April 12-14.

“HOIST is built to provide hydration that works harder and longer than other options on the market,” said HOIST Director of Marketing Taryn Lawson. “When the opportunity arose for us to be sponsors for these competitions which recognize our shared values of endurance and toughness, it was an easy yes. The HOIST team congratulates the U.S. Army sniper teams who competed this week, and we look forward to supporting the U.S. Army rangers this weekend.”

The HOIST formula is scientifically tested and proven to supply rapid hydration and recovery, without compromising taste, and is offered across a lineup of bottled beverages, powder sticks and liquid pouches. All of HOIST’s products provide three times the electrolytes and half the sugar of traditional sports drinks, without adding artificial sweeteners or dyes.

“I can’t tell you how many soldiers at the Sniper competition told us over and over that HOIST has saved them during the competition,” said HOIST Director of Military Sales and Food Service and CW5 Ret Russ Campbell. “It is very rewarding to be here with these soldiers and represent a product that they truly enjoy and appreciate. We’re thrilled to fuel the U.S. Army through this continued sponsorship alongside our day-to-day operations.”

As one of three electrolyte sources approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense, HOIST is dedicated to ensuring that military personnel perform at their best, even under the most demanding conditions. The HOIST lineup of IV-level hydration is additionally offered at 90% of U.S. Army bases globally. This strategic collaboration aims to strengthen the HOIST commitment to excellence and resilience, as well as further support U.S. service men and women.

For more information about HOIST or to see the entire HOIST lineup visit www.drinkhoist.com. Keep up with the latest HOIST news on Instagram @drinkhoist.

Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Szeged: Rheinmetall Builds New Hybrid Plant in Southern Hungary – Production Capacities for Civil Business Units and Defence Technology

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

Rheinmetall builds a new plant in Szeged, Hungary, and thereby expands its footprint in the EU and NATO partner country. 

The groundbreaking ceremony on 26 March 2024 was attended by prominent guests. The Hungarian Minister of Defence, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the Mayor of Szeged, Dr. László Botka, Prof. Dr. Gábor Szabó, Managing Director of the research institute ELI-ALPS, Dr. Judit Fendler, Chancellor of the University of Szeged, Milhálffy Béla, Member of Hungarian Parliament, and many other high-ranking representatives from politics, government and industry followed the invitation of Christoph Müller, CEO of Rheinmetall’s Power Systems division, to attend the ceremony.

The new plant is Rheinmetall’s first major hybrid site, where the Group’s civil business and defence technology activities will be united under one roof. The site, which is scheduled to go into operation in August 2025, is part of Rheinmetall’s Power Systems division. 

A plant with a floor area of 15,000 square metres is to be built on an area of 85,000 square metres in the first industrialization step. Up to 300 highly qualified jobs will be created. The total investment volume is €63 million.

The Rheinmetall site in Szeged will primarily manufacture products for the Automotive business unit, including electrical components such as nanostructure capacitors, as well as products for the use of hydrogen in mobility and energy generation. In addition, around ten percent of the production area is planned for goods from the military business of Rheinmetall’s Electronic Solutions division.” 

“We are delighted to further expand our presence in Hungary, one of our home markets,” says Christoph Müller. “Szeged, the ‘City of Sunshine’, will now be the fourth Rheinmetall site after Budapest, Zalaegerszeg and Várpalota. We are grateful for and proud of the Hungarian government’s trust in us as a partner in the civil and defence industries.”

Success in Australia: Production Contract Signed for 123 Boxer Heavy Weapon Carrier Vehicles from Australia to Germany

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

The Commonwealth of Australia has today signed the production contract for 123 Boxer Heavy Weapon Carrier vehicles with more than 100 of those vehicles to be exported from Australia for use by the German Army; making it Australia’s largest foreign military export to Germany.

The procurement of the Heavy Weapon Carrier vehicles is based on a mutual agreement between the Australian and the German Government. Rheinmetall has announced the contract with the German authorities with a total volume of €2.7 billion, including maintenance and repair, after the commissioning in March 2024. The corresponding production contract has now been awarded in Australia.

Nathan Poyner, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia, confirmed that the order is Australia’s largest foreign military export to Germany. “Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2025 with the first Australian-built vehicle to be delivered in 2026,” Poyner added.

The Heavy Weapon Carrier, or “Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie” vehicle is based on the Australian Army’s Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV).
The Boxer vehicle is an advanced, armoured 8×8 vehicle in service with armies around the globe. It offers enhanced troop safety, security and protection, coupled with high levels of firepower and mobility for sustained operations ranging from peacekeeping to high-intensity combat. The CRV is equipped with a reconnaissance mission module including the two-person digital Lance turret; the first crewed medium-calibre turret to be put into service on the Boxer platform.

The German Boxers are to be produced at Rheinmetall’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Redbank in South East Queensland, where more than 650 skilled Rheinmetall workers produce vehicles, armour and electronics for Australia and global partners.

The contract supports Rheinmetall’s vision to build and grow Australia’s defence industry capability to create local net value and integrate Australian companies into Rheinmetall’s global supply chain.

(l-r, Major General Jason Blain, HLS CASG, Nathan Poyner, CEO Rheinmetall Defence Australia, H.E Beate Grzeski, German Ambassador to Australia)

Armin Papperger, Chairman of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall AG: “We appreciate to have been selected to supply the Heavy Weapon Carrier vehicles for an essential element of the German Army’s new force category, the ‘medium forces’.

“We are integrating the expertise and capabilities of our Australian MILVEHCOE colleagues from our global Rheinmetall network to provide the German Army with the required combat vehicles as quickly as possible. This further deepens defence ties between Australia and Germany and enhances a sustained sovereign defence capability in Australia.

“We welcome the close partnership between Australia and Germany in strategic defence activities as the two nations work together to increase global security. The German Boxer program from Australia has been made possible by Rheinmetall’s long-term Australian investment in product development and advanced manufacturing,” said Armin Papperger, Rheinmetall CEO.

In addition to the 211 Boxer vehicles ordered under Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 project – 133 of which are the CRV variant with the crewed digital Lance turret – the company also services the Australian Army’s HX truck fleet, which comprises more than 2,900 vehicles, provides the MASS Multi-Ammunition Soft-Kill System to the Royal Australian Navy, manages training systems for Defence and has delivered more than 200 HX Trucks to the New Zealand Defence Force.