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Ocean State Innovations Announces Appointment of Global Sales Manager

Friday, May 20th, 2022

PORTSMOUTH, RI – May 23, 2022 – Ocean State Innovations (OSI), a leading textile provider, announced the appointment of Peter Raneri as Global Sales Manager. Mr. Raneri joins OSI with over thirty years of textile experience. Most recently he held the position of VP Sales & Business Development at HLC Industries. In his new role for OSI, Mr. Raneri will handle domestic and global business opportunities in tactical, industrial and specialty market segments. Raneri has a strong partnership with the INVISTA™ CORDURA® team which will be an asset in growing both the OSI and the CORDURA® brands.

“Ocean State Innovations continues to evolve and grow. We made the commitment to textile assets with the purchase of ColorWorks, one of America’s largest dyers and finishers, and the purchase of Cutting Edge TexStyles, a premier bias and straight cutter of textiles. Now we are investing in people.  Peter brings a global presence to our sales force, specializing in the CORDURA® brand, but also brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships in the textile industry that will help us grow to the next level,” said Bryan Boulis, President of Ocean State Innovations.

For more information, please visit www.osinnovate.com


Slovenia Procures 45 BOXER Vehicles

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The Slovenian government, represented by the European procurement organization OCCAR, and ARTEC, a consortium of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, have signed a contract for the delivery of 45 BOXER wheeled vehicles in four different variants.

The volume of the order amounts to EUR 281.5 million. Delivery of the BOXER vehicles is scheduled to begin in 2024 and be completed in 2026.

Now that EU and NATO member Slovenia has joined the BOXER program, it has six user states.

Modular vehicle – versatile and proven in operation

The BOXER is a highly protected 8×8 wheeled vehicle. Its modular architecture allows a diversity of variants like no other vehicle system. So far, approximately 1,500 vehicles in twenty different versions are under contract in the four NATO member states Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. NATO partner state Australia has opted for the BOXER as well.

ARTEC GmbH was founded in 1999 and is a joint venture between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V. The company coordinates series production and serves as the point of contact for all export issues relating to the BOXER.

CMC Triggers to Unveil Two New Triggers at the 2022 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

CMC Triggers will release the CCT™ Hybrid Tiger Stripe and Southern Teal drop-in AR15/AR10 triggers at the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, May 27 – 29, 2022.

Fort Worth, Texas (May 2022) – CMC Triggers Corp., a Texas-based, family-owned and operated company designing and producing quality aftermarket gun parts, will be unveiling two new single-stage, drop-in triggers for the AR15/AR10: the CCT™ Hybrid Tiger Stripe and the Southern Teal. The new triggers will drop at the CMC Triggers booth #1859 at the NRA 2022 Annual Meetings & Exhibits, to be held May 27 – 29, 2022 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

The new self-contained, easy to install, drop-in triggers are made from 8620 allow steel and S7 tool steel with machined tolerances of +/_ .001”. Both are available with small, large, or M&P 15/22 pin sets, and come with the CMC Anti-Walk Pin set. Like all of CMC Trigger’s Texas-made products, the Hybrid Tiger Stripe and Southern Teal are hand-assembled and hand-tested and come with a lifetime 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

The CCT Hybrid Tiger Stripe drop-in, combat style trigger features CMC’s patented flat trigger design combined with the comfort of the classic curve trigger into a hybrid trigger of exceptional smooth feel, ultra-clean 2.5 lb. break with a superior lock time, and super-fast trigger reset. The Hybrid Tiger Stripe features a camo tiger stripe pattern finish.

The Southern Teal drop-in, single-stage curved bow trigger is for the shooter who likes a traditional classic curved trigger with CMC’s exceptional smooth feel and clean break. Finished in a matte black with a Gulf coast “Teal” blue trigger, the Southern Teal CMC trigger offers superior lock time with lightning-fast positive reset.

Available online at CMC Triggers with an MSRP of $215.00 each for the Tiger Stripe and the Southern Teal. Please allow up to 15 days for shipping.

Stop by booth 1859 to see CMC Triggers, SOUSA Optics, and SanTan Tactical at the NRA 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibits in the George R. Brown Convention Center, downtown Houston, Texas, May 27 – 29.

Next Generation of UF PRO’s Top-Performing, High-Comfort Combat Shirt and Pants Available for Purchase Soon

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

TRZIN, SLOVENIA (19 May 2022)—Tactical garment innovator UF PRO today announced they will soon start selling Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt and Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants for military and law-enforcement personnel.

The much-anticipated combat shirt and combat pants embody next-generation advances in tactical garment performance and comfort. UF PRO said its Striker XT Gen.3 garments were developed in response to the increasingly demanding requirements of today’s armed forces and police units.

“As the name indicates, the Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants and Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt are third-generation products with a proud heritage,” a UF PRO executive explained. “They each build on the strengths of our successful Striker XT Gen.2 line, which has become synonymous with rugged performance and remarkable comfort.

“What we have achieved with the Gen.3 line is a continuation of the excellence at the heart of all our work here at UF PRO.”

Per UF PRO, key features of the Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt include:

Critical-area mesh ventilation for extreme breathability

Fast-drying torso material for greater comfort

Breathable, air-permeable padding around the hips

air/pac® shoulder inserts for efficient weight distribution of heavy backpacks and plate carriers

Extra-long front zipper

Enhanced softness inside the collar

Slide-in pockets to accommodate protective UF PRO Elbow Pads

Large upper-arm pockets

Velcro® fastener-secured patches and pen pocket

Long zipper with soft padding

“Torso material clings to the wearer’s body for a perfect fit, and rapidly absorbs and dries sweat,” the company said. “3D mesh in the armpits and in the inside of the elbow joints helps wearers cool down to maintain optimal core body temperature. Breathable, air-permeable padding in the area of the pelvic crest prevents hip discomfort when carrying heavy loads, and a reinforced lower neck prevents the shirt from sliding around beneath those loads.”

UF PRO added that its signature air/pac® inserts prevent the occurrence of thermal bridging and help evenly distribute the weight of fully loaded plate carriers and heavy backpacks.

The Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt will be offered in a selection of colours. They are MultiCam®, Brown Grey, Black, Steel Grey, and Navy Blue.

Meanwhile, key features of the Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants were described by UF PRO as follows:

Waist/Flex System for ensuring continuously optimal fit as the wearer’s body changes shape throughout the day

Interchangeable belt buckle

Extra Velcro® fasteners inside the belt loops

Dual points of access to a ventilated large side-pocket

Double knife-pocket with detachable retention strap

Five-level vertical adjustment system at the knees

Opening along the bottom of the knees for easy insertion of a protective UF PRO Solid Pad

Adjustable lower-leg width

Expanded use of schoeller®-dynamic stretch material for greater freedom of movement

WINDSTOPPER® liner compatibility

Boot hooks

Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants will come in these colours: Flecktarn, SloCam, Brown Grey, Black, Steel Grey, and Navy Blue.

“The Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants and Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt product development team pushed things to the limit in order to endow these garments with highest-level performance capabilities,” UF PRO said. “We can very confidently say that our team succeeded in that regard.”

For more additional information and release dates visit ufpro.com or get in touch at: [email protected]

Silvus and R4 Integration Develop Roll On/Roll Off Mobile Network-MIMO Airborne Communications Hatch-Mount Kit for C-130s

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

In-route Communication Solution is FAA and DoD Certified for MC 130H and MC 130J Variants
Los Angeles, California (May 18, 2022) – Silvus Technologies, Inc. (“Silvus”) and R4 Integration, Inc. (“R4”) today announced the launch of the Roll On/Roll Off (“RO/RO”) Mobile Network-MIMO Airborne Communications hatch-mount kit for C-130s, the first tactical MIMO radio hatch mount on the market.

DoD and FAA certified for MC 130H and MC 130J variants, the RO/RO hatch-mount kit is a turnkey, cost efficient in-route communications package supporting the Special Operations community. The unique stand-alone solution requires no modification to the aircraft and can be quickly re-deployed from one aircraft to another depending on mission requirements.

At the heart of the package is Silvus’ StreamCaster 4400 Enhanced Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) radio. With 20 Watts of native transmit power (80 Watts effective thanks to a 6-decibel signal boost from Silvus’ proprietary Transmit Eigen Beamforming), the system is capable of establishing air-to-air and air-to-ground datalinks at distances well beyond 100 miles. The system supports dual S and C bands without swapping hardware and includes Spectrum Dominance waveform enhancements to provide users with interference avoidance, interference cancellation, spectrum analysis, and LPI/LPD capabilities.

“Working closely with the industry’s leading technology solution providers and side-by-side with the warfighter, R4 has quickly developed, integrated, and fielded the Silvus SC4400E MANET radio into an Ultra Lightweight Roll-On/Roll-Off C-130 Solution that met and exceeded customer expectations,” said John Parsley, President of R4 Integration, Inc. “This close collaboration and working relationship with key stakeholders has allowed us to rapidly increase the warfighters’ communications-on-the-move capability and demonstrate a proven, battle-ready solution.”

The Roll On/Roll Off (RO/RO) Mobile Network-MIMO Airborne Communications hatch-mount kit is now available. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit Silvus Technologies Booth 1453 at SOFIC.

Flyer 72 Ground Mobility Vehicle Featured During ISOF Capabilities Demonstration

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Tampa, Fla. (May. 18, 2022) – The Flyer® 72- Heavy Duty (F72-HD) ground mobility vehicle continues to draw attention while on display during day three of the 2022 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC).

The Flyer vehicle was also featured during the International Special Forces (ISOF) Capabilities Demonstration.

Located in Booth 1605 through the end of the conference, the F72-HD is showcased with a Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS II) system, .50cal machine gun, nine Javelin missiles and four M72 LAWs.

The Flyer® family of ground mobility vehicle platforms is the elite solution in the area of lightweight, all terrain wheeled tactical vehicles. With an impressive payload of more than 5,000 lbs. and a 1:1 payload-to-weight ratio, Flyer Defense vehicles are transportable both internally and externally with rotary and tilt wing aircraft. The Flyer® 72 is currently in production for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and in use as the USSOCOM GMV 1.1 solution and the U.S. Army A-GMV solution. 

CAA USA To Offer MCK Rifle Line Up

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The overwhelming success of the CAA USA MCK (Micro Conversion Kit) which takes popular handguns to the next level, has contributed to a natural evolution for CAA USA.

CAA USA will be introducing a whole new lineup of MCK rifles coming in Q4. CAA USA is holding a contest to name their new rifles; the winner is to receive an early serial numbered MCK rifle.

Pompano Beach, FL. (May 2022) – CAA USA designers, and developers of the world-famous MCK/Micro Conversion Kit, have decided to move into the gun manufacturing world utilizing the same MCK “look” that hundreds of thousands of customers have become accustomed to.

The new rifle line-up has been in the design and R&D phase for some time, as LTC. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman described the new products. “If it was not for all our loyal, distributors, retailers, and end-users, this dream of a complete rifle system, based on the design principles of our MCK line, would not be possible. Design, tooling, and testing is an expensive endeavor, and it’s with tremendous appreciation for our customers’ passion for the MCK line, that we have been able to move forward with this project.”

The new rifle is based on the ergonomic design of the original MCK. Three models will be the first released between 2022 and 2023. A 16-inch barrel and 10-inch with a welded faux suppressor and a 10-inch NFA model will be offered. The 9mm and 10mm rifles are built on a blowback system, and the .223 will be a traditional gas operating system. The 9mm and 10mm models will be the first available in 2022.

The MCK 9mm and 10mm rifles will both accept GLOCK magazines and feature a spare magazine holder. A full-length top Picatinny rail provides plenty of room for optics, and two sides Picatinny rails for lights, lasers, and additional accessories. The folding stock folds left or right for ambidextrous storage and transportation. All three models are expected to retail for under $900.00.

In preparation for the end-of-year launch, CAA USA is asking for help from their valued customers in naming the new rifles in the CAA USA “Name Our Rifle Giveaway”. The winner of each of the officially accepted names for the 9mm, 10mm, and .223 will receive, respectively, the first of each new model as an award for the winning name.

“We used to think we know it all, but the past few years have taught us very clearly that our fan base can and does contribute to our R&D decisions. We have become better because of them”, LTC. (Ret.) Hartman continued. “That is why we are excited to again have our customers participate in the official naming of our new rifles. We are looking forward to seeing what they come up with.”

For more information on the MCK, visit CAA USA at www.caagearup.com, or join the conversation on the CAA USA Facebook, Instagram, and  YouTube pages.

CAA USA will be exhibiting at the NRA 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. CAA USA will be at booth #538.

Vortakt Expands Production Capacity With Revolutionary New Turning Center

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

OEM barrel manufacturer introduces industry-leading automation technology

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis (May 17, 2022) – Vortakt Barrel Works once again demonstrates its commitment to becoming the future of OEM barrel manufacturing by introducing “The Profiler”, a new fully automated turning cell that consolidates contouring, chambering, gas porting, threading, and crowning operations in a single machine.

This 2021 Okuma LT2000 EX CNC lathe features 700mm length capacity, with twin turrets and spindles, live steady rest, live tooling, and Y-axis motion. Automatically loaded via a Fanuc CRX Collaborative Robot and custom infeed/outfeed systems, this turning center offers a capacity of around 3,300 MSR-style barrels each month

“The automation technology we incorporate into barrel manufacturing allows us to maximize capacity while minimizing production costs involved in the production of barrels for popular platforms like the AR-15 and Kalashnikov (AK)”, said Chad Weister, Managing Director of Vortakt Barrel Works.

Most barrel manufacturers will run their barrel blanks through one to two operations in a CNC lathe to achieve the final contour, pass the barrel along to an additional lathe for chambering, direct the contoured blank through a mill for gas porting, and then forward the barrel to another lathe for cut, crown, and threading operations. Vortakt has effectively managed to integrate all of these processes into a single machine tool supported by state-of-the-art robotics.

By effectively harnessing automation technology and adhering to engineering best practices, Vortakt’s team provides innovative partnership solutions based on their client’s unique needs. More information can be found at vortakt.com.