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LMT Defense Partners with LMT Advanced Technologies for ION 30 Promotion!

Friday, August 19th, 2022

As of 8/17/22 LMT Defense will be partnering with sister company LMT Advanced Technologies to promote their new suppresser line, the LMT AT ION 30. This new promotion was developed to ease the sting of purchasing an NFA item and the associated wait times. When a customer buys an LMT AT Ion 30 at the retail price of $899, he or she will be eligible to receive a FREE LMT Defense Defender stripped lower.

The LMT Defender lower, which has been a classic item used on LMT products since the late 90’s, is a mil-spec AR-15 style lower that is marked “Multi-Cal” and can be utilized on a wide variety or carbine, rifle, or pistol builds. At a $179 retail value, the FREE Defender lower which will be immediately available, is sure to help with the unavoidable burden of waiting for your new suppress to get out of “ATF Jail”.

To qualify for this promotion, the customer will need to send an email to [email protected] with the title “ION Defender” and include their receipt of purchase and serial number of the suppressor. Additionally, the end user will need to state which FFL the suppressor and ultimately the lower, will be transferred through. This program is running through September 30th, 2022. Limited quantities of the new LMT AT ION 30 suppressor are available and customers must act quickly. There is no limit per customer and when supplies are gone, they are gone.

About the LMT AT ION: LMT Advanced Technologies signature multi-caliber suppressor is here. The ION brings to the market a blend of core features that the modern weapon handler values. Great sound reduction, modular configuration, and baffle designs that reduce gas blowback to the shooter and excessive stress on the weapon system, are all products of the in house developed and manufactured technology our suppressor offers. ION 30 uses commercial features like the industry standard base thread and replaceable end caps and combines them with the strength and durability required by military forces worldwide. Designed to exceed US SOCOM endurance test schedule and built with the same core style as our belt fed suppressors, the ION 30 is the best all-around environmental sound suppressor for your next mission.

Blue Force Gear Releases Limited-Edition Vickers Medic Slings

Friday, August 19th, 2022

POOLER, GA – Blue Force Gear has released a limited-edition, metal hardware version of its specialty Vickers Medic Sing.

The Vickers Medic Sling was developed based on the input of Special Forces 18 Delta medics and other combat medics. They wanted a sling with a greater range of adjustment than the Standard Vickers Sling but without the disadvantages commonly attributed to tailed slings. The quick adjusters found at both ends of the sling provide increased adjustment for anyone looking for a sling with greater flexibility, not just medics.

“The Medic Sling has been a long-time fan favorite, so it was time we brought it back,” explained Stephen Hilliard, Senior Director of Product Development for Blue Force Gear. “We wanted to do something a little different this time around, and we eventually landed on a limited-edition sling with all metal hardware. We haven’t released a Medic Sling with this configuration since 2011.”

The Vickers Medic Sling works the same way as the Blue Force Gear Standard Vickers Sling but features a Quick Adjuster Pull Tab at each end. This results in a greater range of adjustment, allowing the user to better secure their weapon when in the Rear Sling position. The Vickers Medic Slings also feature machined aluminum quick adjusters and steel triglides, adding another unique element to this special edition sling. All the hardware is made with premium US materials and has a lifetime guarantee.

The Vickers Medic Sling is not a regularly stocked item. This is a limited-edition release, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. For more information, visit

Hillsborough County Florida Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Purchases B&T USA APC9 PRO Platforms

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Tampa, FL (August 22, 2022) – B&T USA is honored to announce the State of Florida’s Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has purchased B&T APC9 PRO platforms equipped with Glock lower receivers, folding stocks, Aimpoint Micro T1 sighting systems, 22mm B&T quick-detach mounts and Vertx Ready Pack 2.0 carriage systems. These compact packages are destined for use within the department’s School Resource Officer program, Detective Bureau, and other specialized units within the Sheriff’s Office.

“HCSO has well-earned reputation for professionalism and top-tier service to its substantial population” stated Irving Luce, President, B&T USA. “B&T could not be more honored to provide the hardworking Deputies of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with our specialized equipment to help them with their challenging assignments as they effectively serve their communities.”

“Many of our specially selected Deputies have been employing B&T USA APC9 models for several years now, and the feedback I have received from them is they couldn’t be more satisfied with the performance of these modern, compact and versatile 9mm platforms” stated Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “Given the complex nature of some of the more specialized calls for service we have been responding to, expanding the issuance of this high-performance platform provides Deputies with a necessary tool to ensure the security of those we have been entrusted to protect.”

The APC9 PRO is a lightweight, compact, versatile platform utilizing a hydraulic buffer system to drastically reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise and is the workhorse of the APC PRO line. The platform offers functional features to include dual auto-folding, non-reciprocating and ambidextrous charging handles, ergonomic lower feature sets that include a side positioned bolt hold open/release and a replaceable M4 compatible grip.

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Delivers UAS Capability As Part Of Bristow’s New Search And Rescue Contract With UK’s Maritime And Coastguard Agency

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Vienna, 12 August 2022 – Bristow, the global leader in vertical flight, has been awarded a 10-year contract by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) to deliver the Second-Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) programme. The contract includes the operational deployment of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).

The new contract expands and builds on the existing capabilities Bristow has delivered to the MCA since 2015, most notably the life-saving search and rescue helicopter service (SAR) for HM Coastguard.

In January 2019, Bristow received the delivery of its first Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 system, consisting of two aircraft, a Ground Control Station and engineering and logistic support as a Proof of Concept capability. Its aim was to prove the utility of combining unmanned with manned aviation in the SAR role to ensure greater efficiency and effectiveness. In 2022, Bristow took delivery of a second system, stationed on the south coast of England supporting the MCA and HM Coastguard operations in the English Channel. Recently, Bristow trained additional pilots and engineers to maintain its fleet of S-100 in the UK.

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS needs no prepared area or supporting launch or recovery equipment. It operates day and night, under adverse weather conditions with a range of payloads, out to 200 km, both on land and at sea.

Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “We are immensely proud that the S-100 is the UAS of choice to support SAR activities in the UK. The unrivalled maritime experience of the S-100 and the countless operations all over the world make the Schiebel UAS ideally suited for the UKSAR2G programme.”

First RCBS Rumble PRS Match Draws Elite Shooters Nationwide

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 12, 2022 – RCBS®, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, recently wrapped up its first-ever “RCBS Rumble” – the company’s own Precision Rifle Series match, after years of sponsoring and supporting other PRS events nationwide.

“Our team couldn’t be happier with how the inaugural RCBS Rumble turned out,” said Laurie Kokoruda, senior product manager and match director.  “We have been discussing such an opportunity for years and thanks to the tremendous support we received not just locally but from our sponsors nationwide, the match was even better than we could have predicted. RCBS has supported PRS competitions for decades and it was great to see our brand take the lead in making a match of this caliber happen.”

Kokoruda continued, “A special thanks is owed to all the range officers and volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the match move smoothly. We heard nothing but positive feedback from the shooters all weekend and we hope to be back next year in an even bigger way.”

The RCBS Rumble was held August 6 in RCBS’s and GA Precision’s own backyard near Pleasant Hill, Missouri. With additional support from partners including Bushnell, Hoppe’s, Federal Ammunition, GA Precision and Manner’s Composite Stocks, the Rumble drew 75 elite PRS Pro Series shooters from across the country and sold out of registration spots in less than an hour. In addition to the main competition, the match included side stages sponsored by Manners Composite Stocks and Bushnell.

The match heated up quickly, not just with a heat index of 105 degrees, but with a fast-paced, challenging course of fire that included buses, trucks and other props. Team RCBS and Elite Tactical shooter Troy Livesay took fourth place at the match, taking home one of the coveted trophies – custom RCBS presses. First through fifth place won gold, silver, bronze and copper RCBS Summit™ presses, while the top shooter in each class also received a custom copper RCBS Rebel press. Team RCBS and Elite Tactical shooter Melissa Gilliland claimed the Top Lady title at the match.

RCBS would like to congratulate all the shooters who participated in this year’s event as well as extend its thanks to the many sponsors who helped contribute to the match.

2022 RCBS Rumble Winners

1st Place – Chris Opfer

2nd Place – Josh Ulickey

3rd Place – Greg Harris

Top Production – Doug Koenig

Top Gas Gun – Miles Neville

Top Sr. – Tommy Tinsley

Top Mil/LE – Caleb Ash

Topy Lady – Melissa Gilliland

Top Amateur – Trent Keen

Top Marksman – Mark Bates

Top Semipro – Josh Ulickey

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AeroVironment Acquires Planck Aerosystems, a Leading Provider of Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Navigation Solutions

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

• Transaction significantly accelerates AeroVironment’s development of advanced autonomy capabilities for the company’s unmanned aircraft systems

• Embedded flight autonomy solution enables intelligent unmanned aircraft system capabilities for operations from moving vehicles and vessels on land or at sea

Planck Aerosystems’ advanced flight autonomy and navigation solutions will be deployed and integrated with AeroVironment’s existing portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, such as JUMP 20 medium unmanned aircraft systems. (Image: AeroVironment, Inc.)

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2022 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, announced today it has acquired Planck Aerosystems, Inc. (“Planck”), a leading provider of advanced unmanned aircraft navigation solutions. The acquisition will significantly accelerate AeroVironment’s development of advanced autonomy capabilities.

Founded in 2014, Planck has worked closely with customers from the U.S. Department of Defense, security agencies, allied governments and offshore industrials to develop customer-centric unmanned aircraft solutions. Planck’s products include embedded technologies and fully integrated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and leverage their deep technical expertise in UAS guidance and navigation, autonomy and artificial intelligence.

Planck is a small technology company based in San Diego, California and will be acquired by AeroVironment’s Petaluma-based medium unmanned aircraft systems (MUAS) business segment to focus on integrating its flight autonomy solutions, such as ACE™ (Autonomous Control Engine), into AeroVironment’s offerings to enable safe, autonomous takeoff and landing from moving platforms on land or at sea in GPS-denied environments. Other solutions include AVEM™, a fully integrated mobile tethered sensor platform designed for persistent autonomous operation from moving vehicles and vessels in any environment, and a suite of machine-learning object detection and tracking systems that are customized for specific end-user needs.

“Planck has a compelling product and technology roadmap with valuable capabilities that we plan to deploy and integrate with AeroVironment’s existing portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment chairman, president and chief executive officer. “The Planck team has developed advanced unmanned autonomy and navigation solutions for various defense and commercial customers and by working together, we believe we offer more compelling and differentiated solutions to our customers moving forward.”

“This transaction accelerates AeroVironment’s innovation in flight autonomy, increasing the effectiveness of our solutions in contested environments and reducing the cognitive load of operators, and adds a tethered SUAS to our portfolio of systems, creating exciting opportunities for upcoming programs of record,” Nawabi added.

“AeroVironment’s heritage of creating innovative solutions to meet customer needs is an ideal fit for the Planck team,” said Josh Wells, Planck chief executive officer. “We couldn’t be more excited about joining forces with AeroVironment to deliver innovative, multi-domain unmanned systems to the next generation of U.S. and allied warfighters. AeroVironment’s reach, technical capabilities and portfolio of unmanned systems will enable the Planck team to scale our products to more customers, and to provide better solutions in less time.”

Tulmar Receives Contract Extension

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Tulmar Safety Systems is pleased to announce the extension of their Repair & Overhaul contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence for the Canadian Army’s Flotation Life Support Equipment.  Pictured are Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinders equipped with Life Preserver – Underarm systems manufactured and maintained by Tulmar.  Since its founding in 1992, Tulmar has become a leader in the field of tactical flotation systems.  For more information on their capabilities and product suite, please contact [email protected]

Thomas Homberg Named CEO of Mehler Vario System Group; Also Managing Director of Mehler Vario System GmbH

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

FULDA, GERMANY (15 Aug. 2022)—Thomas Homberg has been chosen to serve as CEO of Mehler Vario System Group, Europe‘s market leader for ballistic protection and carrying systems, platform and vehicle protection, and tactical equipment and clothing.

His appointment to the top leadership position took effect at the beginning of August. Homberg also assumed the title of Managing Director of Mehler Vario System GmbH, which he now jointly heads with Dr. Mario Amschlinger.

Homberg brings to his new roles extensive military, defence, and security industry experience. A former German Armed Forces paratroop commander who also received German and French General Staff Service training, Homberg has held board and managing director positions in the European MBDA Group and served as Head of Group Strategy for the Airbus Group.

“I am very much looking forward to my new duties,” Homberg said. “Mehler Vario System Group is a leader in the market and has highly competent teams with decades of experience. Developing the best equipment for those who daily guarantee our safety is an enormous incentive and motivation for me.”

Homberg took the reins after now-former CEO and Managing Director Siegfried Will departed to begin his planned retirement. Will had been with the company 37 years.

Mehler Vario System (MVS) is a globally active group headquartered in Fulda, Germany. Together, the companies of the Group manufacture protection and carrying systems for police, military, and special forces. MVS also is a partner with the German Armed Forces for procurement of the new Modular Ballistic Protection and Carrying Equipment Soldier (MOBAST).

For more than 40 years, the group’s companies have produced protective waistcoats, shields, equipment bags, helmets, and impact and body protection equipment. Additionally, they make an extensive range of high-end protection, carrying, and clothing products that include hard- and soft-ballistic elements as well as bullet, stab, and impact protection.

The Mehler Vario System Group is active in over 40 countries. It is widely recognized as a reliable and innovative partner of the military as well as of national and international security authorities.

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