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Mack Defense Builds Final Truck for Canadian Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Program

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

ALLENTOWN, PA (Feb. 13, 2020) – Mack Defense has assembled the 1,587th and final truck for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) program. The truck rolled off the assembly line on Feb. 13 in Saint Nicolas, Quebec in front of a select group of dignitaries, military officials and Mack Defense employees.

Mack Defense has assembled the 1,587th and final truck for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) program. The truck rolled off the assembly line on Feb. 13 in Saint Nicolas, Quebec in front of a select group of dignitaries, military officials and Mack Defense employees. Pictured from left to right are MSVS trucks in Cargo, Load Handling System (LHS), Material Handling Crane (MHC), and Material Repair Truck (MRT) variants.

“Mack Defense is proud to have completed the build out of these trucks, and we look forward to continuing the program and supporting the more than 1,500 MSVS trucks that will be in service with the Canadian Armed Forces,” said David Hartzell, president, Mack Defense. “This program demonstrates the global reach and collaboration Mack Defense is capable of.”

Mack Defense is part of the Volvo Group and leveraged the Group’s large industrial footprint and global capabilities to engineer and produce the MSVS SMP trucks. Before final production took place at a Prevost facility in Saint Nicolas, additional work was completed at facilities located in Bourg-en-Bresse, Marolles, Blainville and Limoges, France. The MSVS SMP program was coordinated through Mack Defense headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In addition, Mack Defense called upon several key Canadian partners including Dumur Industries Ltd., EODC, Inc., Marshall, Craig Manufacturing and Link Suspensions of Canada (Raydan Division) to contribute to the project.

Mack Defense was awarded two contracts in 2015 valued at $725 million CAD by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense. The contracts called for Mack Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8×8 MSVS SMP trucks, including variants such as cargo, material handling cranes, load handling systems (LHS) and mobile repair trucks (MRT).

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New Team Savage Shooter Wins Production Division PRS Match with the Elite Precision

Friday, February 14th, 2020

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – February 13, 2020 – Scott Satterlee, the newest addition to the Savage Arms shooting team, has taken the top spot in the Best of Texas Production Class Precision Rifle Series match held February 8 and 9 in Navasota, Texas. Satterlee won the top spot with his Model 110 Elite Precision.

“Savage and MDT have developed a winning platform with the 110 Elite Precision,” Satterlee said. “I’m thrilled with my results with the rifle, and proud to be a part of Team Savage.”

Satterlee shot the match with a stock 110 Elite Precision in 6.5 Creedmoor. He used Prime Ammo, a Nightforce NX8 2.5-20 with an XT reticle, Nightforce Rings, and an LRA Send-it Level. He added an MDT internal weight kit, four external weights, an MDT muzzle brake, an OBi grip, and a Ckye-pod. He shot from Wiebad support bags.

“Master Sergeant Satterlee’s win is a testament to his skills and the potential of the 110 Elite Precision,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage Arms. “At Savage, we’re committed to combining the latest innovations with the best materials to provide shooters with exceptional tools that make the most of their abilities.”

 

ZEISS Precision Rings Portfolio Continues to Grow

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Six New Ring Set Options Added to the Already Impressive Lineup


White Plains, NY – February 13, 2020

ZEISS announces the addition of six new sets of rings to the trusted and field-proven series of ZEISS Precision Rings that were introduced early in 2019. ZEISS raises the bar by offering features like an integral anti-cant bubble level, integral recoil lug, and unique designs that incorporate specialized machining and finishing processes to prevent scope marring as well as more functional aspects other mounting options just don’t offer. The new options include two additional 30 mm ring heights as well as four 34 mm variants.  There are 11 different ZEISS Precision Ring options to select from, in 30 mm, 34 mm, and 36 mm diameters, and are now available at authorized ZEISS retailers.

 

ZEISS follows their mantra of “Confidence in the Toughest Conditions” more than ever with ZEISS Precision Rings.  They are manufactured to the highest of standards from premium materials and tight tolerances for long-term security and heavy-duty field applications. A refined design boasts low-profile, non-snagging hardware and micro-radiused machining on all leading edges, where scope contact is made, to ensure that these rings don’t mar the scope’s finish.  The manufacturing and construction from ultra-durable 7075-T6 aluminum results in a Mil-Spec grade and STANAG compliant mounting solution for precise, accurate and repeatable shots on target.

 

“The ZEISS scope ring lineup is designed to the same high standard as the rest of our products for 2020,” said Kyle Brown, Director of Marketing/Product – ZEISS Consumer Products for Carl Zeiss SBE, LLC. “These precision rings are constructed to secure the highest quality scopes on the market and deliver the high-performance results expected by ZEISS customers. Immediately upon inspection, it’s obvious that they’re different. We made exceptional mechanical and design enhancements to the typical 1913 Mil-Spec scope rings available today. Having confidence in your equipment is what ultimately leads to a great first-shot-on-target down-range and these rings do just that.”

 

 ZEISS Precision Rings follow a smarter, sleeker, and ultra-lightweight ring design for all heavy-duty hunting and shooting applications.   

 

To learn more about the features and benefits of ZEISS Precision Rings, please visit: www.zeiss.com/sports-optics/en_us/hunting/riflescopes/precision-rings

First Vertically Integrated, End-to-End UAS Manufacturer Launches

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

CP Aeronautics Offers American Built Combat Proven Unmanned Aerial Systems for Defense, Homeland Security, and Civil Applications

San Diego, Calif. – CP Technologies today launches a new division, CP Aeronautics, to provide integrated turnkey solutions based on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platforms, payloads, data links, ground control stations (GCS), and communications for defense and civil applications.

Designed as leading-edge UAS-based solutions, CP Aeronautics’ systems offer operationally proven solutions for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems requirements. CP Aeronautics’ broad product portfolio has demonstrated excellent performance and operability in very demanding environments. Backed by continuous research and development, these systems are built on three decades of technological and operational experience.

Brad Pilsl, Vice President Of Business Development at CP Aeronautics, shares, “Through our in-house capability as a UAS manufacturer and integrator with specialist subsidiaries and technology partners, we offer a complete range of subsystems including air vehicles, inertial navigation and avionics, electro-optical payloads (EO), communications, propulsion systems, launch and retrieval systems, command and control units. We also offer high-end training solutions for our partners and customers.”

CP Aeronautics will support government and commercial customers with the entire infrastructure necessary for development, production, integration, flight-testing, certification, and operational support of UAS throughout their service.

The combat-proven operational systems include:

Orbiter 2 Small-UAS (SUAS)

Orbiter 3 Small Tactical UAS (STUAS)

Orbiter 4 Small Tactical UAS (STUAS)

Aerostar Tactical UAS (TUAS)

Dominator XP (MALE UAS)

Pegasus 120 High-performance Multi-Mission Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS

For more information on CP Aeronautics’ systems, please visit: cp-aeronautics.com 

Atibal Optics – Nikon Trade-In Program

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Welcome to Atibal’s Nikon Scope Trade-In Program. As you may or may not know as of Jan. 1, 2020 Nikon is no longer going to be producing or selling any version of a rifle scope. Some may consider this to be unfortunate as Nikon has, over time, earned a reputation as a trusted manufacturer of rifle scopes. We will not venture to speculate the motivation behind Nikon’s decision, we can only offer our support for those who are going to be most affected by this course of action. Which brings us to our trade-in program and a simple question; what will current Nikon rifle scope owners do now in the event of a warranty claim or customer service? Are you a current Nikon scope owner? Would you be interested in trading in your Nikon scope for a brand new Atibal scope comparable to the scope you wish to trade, or for credit toward the purchase of an Atibal optic of your choice? If you answered yes to that last questions then visit atibal-optics.com/pages/nikon-trade-in-program.

Sons Of Liberty Gunworks Welcomes SGM(R) Chuck Pressburg To Pro Staff

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

San Antonio, Texas 11FEB2020 – Sons of Liberty Gunworks, a superior manufacture of high quality, hard-use, direct impingement firearms, is pleased to announce the addition of SGM(R) Charles “Chuck” Pressburg of Presscheck Consulting to our professional staff.

About Chuck Pressburg: SGM(R) Pressburg retired from the Army on 01JAN2017 with over 26 years of active service, mostly in Special Operations and Special Missions Units. After Infantry and Airborne Training in 1990, Chuck completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was assigned to the 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Chuck’s various assignments included:

• 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regiment including platoon sergeant of a 65-man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Chuck’s platoon was highly decorated for combat action receiving 10 Silver Stars and 11 Bronze stars with “V” during their first deployment.

• 24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division.

• 2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct-Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces.

• 12 years, HQ USASOC performing various operational and staff tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D. While assigned to USASOC Chuck graduated from the Defense Acquisitions University’s Combat Developer’s Course and The Human Factors Engineering (MANPRINT) Course. Chuck spent several years assisting in material acquisition programs for SOF.

About Presscheck: Presscheck Training and Consulting, LLC. is a Disabled Veteran owned small business founded in 2015 to provide training to Military, Law Enforcement and vetted civilians in marksmanship, tactics, close quarters combat, urban operations, and night vision, as well as, other restricted subject matters. Presscheck also provides Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support to the firearms, tactical, and defense industries in the areas of new product design, business development, human factors engineering, and brand marketing. Presscheck Consulting currently provides various services for Blue Force Gear, B.E. Meyers and Company, and Hodge Defense.     

“Sons of Liberty Gun Works strives to manufacture a tool that exceeds the harsh demands our customers may find themselves in. Chuck’s extensive experience makes him a great resource for the new products we want to bring to market, as well as, a line of Presscheck Consulting products he has in his portfolio.” Said Mike Mihalski of SOLGW. 

For more information:

Presscheck Consulting

Sons of Liberty Gunworks

Sales / PR Contact William Phebus

MasterPiece Arms Introduces the MPA Brass Catcher

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Designed to work with sort action caliber brass, the new MPA Brass Catcher will save you time, energy, and money on the range.

Watch the MPA Brass Catcher in action above.

Comer, Ga. (January 2020) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is proud to introduce the MPA Brass Catcher, purpose-designed for the bolt action rifle. Debuted at the 2020 SHOT Show, the MPA Brass Catcher can hold up to 15 pieces of full-size short action caliber brass (308, 6.5, 6mm Creedmoor, etc.) or more of smaller brass cases, such as 6BR, 6BRA, Dasher, etc. Stop losing brass and save time and energy at PRS, NRL, and Club/Regional Series events with the MPA Brass Catcher.

The MPA Brass Catcher attaches via the scope base Picatinny rail on a bolt action rifle. The wireframe that holds the pouch is adjustable front to back, as well as up and down. Subtle adjustments can also be made to the wireframe to get the exact fit the shooter wants.

The hinge will position the Brass Catcher closed (up against the ejection port) or open (90 degrees to the ejection port) for easy removal of the brass after each stage. The MPA Brass Catcher is only compatible with short action cartridges. MSRP $149.99.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

American Humane Applauds Congress for Passing the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Wash., D.C. – American Humane today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, H.R. 4305. The PAWS Act underscores the critical role trained service dogs play in helping veterans recover from post-deployment mental health issues.

“We are thrilled to see the House pass the PAWS Act which validates what we at American Humane have long believed – trained service dogs are critical to helping veterans in need,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane President and CEO. “Our Pups4Patriots program has been saving lives on both ends of the leash for years. Today’s action by the House will spur much needed attention in this space and help veterans and their canine heroes live more fulfilled, healthier lives.”

Much like American Humane’s Pups4Patriots program, which identifies dogs in need of forever homes and trains them to be lifesaving service dogs free of charge for veterans with Post Traumatic Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury, the PAWS Act would ultimately pair and train vets suffering from post-deployment mental health issues with service dogs also in need of training.

The process of obtaining a PTS service dog is lengthy and costly, a cost that is out of reach for many veterans,” Ganzert said. “We cannot thank Congress enough for working to ensure even more veterans have access to the life-saving love only our four-legged friends can provide. This is long overdue.”

With too few trained service dogs available for our service men and women in need, American Humane is proud to provide critically necessary training and service dogs to veterans.