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Mehler Vario System Group to Showcase Latest Innovations at SOFINS Trade Show

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

FULDA, GERMANY (17 March 2023)—Mehler Vario System Group, a cutting-edge team of companies offering integrated solutions for professional users, today announced it will exhibit at the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) trade show later this month. 

SOFINS will be held 28-30 March at the Camp de Souge military base near Bordeaux, France.  

Mehler Vario System GmbH—the group’s parent company—said it plans to showcase there its latest products and solutions, including innovations from its subsidiary companies UF PRO, Lindnerhof-Taktik, and Mehler Engineered Defence.  

The group will exhibit at stand D1E2 and will have experts present to provide detailed information about the innovations as well as to answer visitors’ questions and assist them in test-driving the products and services on display. 

Of particular note: this will mark the first time that Lindnerhof-Taktik and UF PRO have exhibited at SOFINS, which is now in its sixth edition. Lindnerhof-Taktik—a specialist in tactical equipment and accessories—said it is looking forward to exhibiting at SOFINS, especially since SOFINS is the well-recognised, focal-point gathering for high-tech industries that provide products and services to special forces and units. 

Jakob Kolbeck, CEO of Lindnerhof-Taktik, said he is convinced that the workshop-style format of SOFINS is “almost tailor-made for an organisation like ours, one led by former German KSK Special Forces operators who to this day remain strongly influenced by their tours of duty with that elite military branch. By taking part in SOFINS, we gain the opportunity to be both a high-tech exhibitor and ‘one of the few.’”  

Lindnerhof-Taktik also revealed that it will spotlight an array of customised pouches that have been specially developed for numerous European special-forces units and public-safety authorities. 

On display will also be the M.U.S.T. System, a versatile, modular protection and carrying system developed collaboratively between Mehler Vario System GmbH and Lindnerhof-Taktik. Visitors will be able to try on M.U.S.T. and experience its many possible configuration options while also learning about the wide range of missions for which the system would have applicability.  

Additionally, Mehler Vario System GmbH will introduce several new personal-protection and ballistic-protection products, among them lightweight helmets, plate carriers, and various ballistic vests.  

Mehler Engineered Defence, a specialist in high-performance ballistic solutions for land, sea, and air applications, will highlight its range of personal ballistic protection shields. 

Meanwhile, UF PRO—a tactical clothing brand for professional end-users—said it will display its latest product line, consisting in part of Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt and Pants, Delta AcE Plus Gen.3 Tactical Jacket, and Delta OL 4.0 Winter Suit.  

“We are excited to present at SOFINS our cutting-edge solutions for the special-operations community,” said Armin Wagner, UF PRO Head of Product Development. “SOFINS is a unique platform for us to participate in because it gives us the chance to engage with special-operations professionals and gain from those encounters many valuable insights into the evolving needs and challenges of operators,” said Wagner. “We look forward to exchanging ideas and feedback with our customers and partners, and to demonstrating how our solutions can help enhance their mission success and safety.” 

For more information, visit www.m-v-s.de/en/company/mvs-group


See Ocean State Innovations at LAAD Defence & Security Show

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

OSI / Ocean State Innovations will be attending the LAAD Defence & Security Show in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – April 11th – 14th, 2023, as an International Defense and Security Fair – it is the largest and most important defense and security trade show in Latin America. For additional information, please contact: [email protected]

Army Sniper Association Sponsors 2023 Sniper Vendor Exposition on 12 & 13 April 2023

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Join the Army Sniper Association for the 2023 Sniper Vendor Exposition on 12 & 13 April 2023!

Come see the latest in sniper equipment and technology. There will be live-fire demonstrations and food trucks on site. You will also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from some of the sponsors and vendors that support the 2023 International Sniper Competition.

We’ll see you at the range. As always, one shot-one kill!

Where: Fort Bening MWR Recreational Shooting Complex (Coursen Range)

When: April 12 from 10am to 4pm.

April 13 from 10am to 4pm.

Agilite Exhibiting at Noble TR/EX

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

Agilite will be exhibiting at the Noble TR/EX training & expo event this week being held at National Harbor, MD Feb 23-24.  They will be displaying the new, much talked-about K-Zero Plate Carrier and other patented innovative tactical gear systems and will be meeting with members of the Military, Federal, State & Local LE end-user and procurement communities. 


Tulmar Exhibiting at Noble TR/EX

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

Tulmar Safety Systems is excited to be exhibiting at the upcoming Noble TR/EX training & expo event being held at National Harbor, MD Feb 23-24.  Tulmar will be exhibiting our family of tactical flotation systems and looks forward to meeting with members of the DOD, Federal, State & Local end-user and procurement community. 

General Robotics Showcases New Integrations at IDEX/NAVDEX 2023

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

Moshav Beit Nehemya, Israel, 20 February 2023:


General Robotics, Israel’s leader in Light Weight RCWS Systems and tactical robotics, highlights advanced integrations of the company’s systems over platforms from several manufacturers. The systems are displayed by several leading integrators participating in the IDEX defense exhibition and NAVDEX naval expo opening today in Abu Dhabi.

SHARK – Naval Light & Smart RCWS

On display is the SHARK, a remotely controlled weapon system (RCWS) mounting an M2HB .50 machine gun. SHARK is installed over the 170M DETECTOR, an autonomous vessel developed by the ADSB company and IAI. (Stand 05-A05)

Built as a rugged, robust, seaworthy system, it is versatile enough to operate remotely on a cluttered deck, scoring direct hits at a sea state up to 3, where the platform and targets constantly move. With SHARK onboard, operators can benefit from advanced automation, stabilization, and platform integration functions such as the intuitive ‘Point & Shoot™ technology’. The AI-driven fire control runs a target prediction algorithm (TPA) to align the projectile’s path and the target’s expected location and points the weapon in that direction. Only then is a burst fired. This technique has demonstrated a hit accuracy of over 80 percent.

Pitbull RCWS mounting the Sig Sauer MG338


The latest version of the PITBULL lightweight RCWS is shown in two configurations. One is shown by the Abu Dhabi company EDT, mounted on Plasan’s ATEMM, a ground robotic vehicle that can be deployed as an unattended weapon system. The ATEMM on display carries a stack of loitering weapons, self-protected by General Robotics’ PITBULL RCWS mounting the .50 CAL H2MG. (Stand 11-C07). The PITBULL is also displayed with the new MG338 at Sig Sauer’s Stand 02-B14.

PITBULL RCWS mounted on Plasan’s ATEMM.

Teamwork – DOGO and CHAMELEON.

Robotic Teamwork

The teamwork of two operational robotic systems developed by General Robotics is also explored. DOGO, a small tracked armed reconnaissance robot optimized for operations indoors, is now geared to work with Chameleon as a marsupial robot carried on DOGO’s back or thrown up to a higher floor or roof to enhance situational awareness and extend communications link. DOGO and CHAMELEON are on display at International Golden Group (IGG) at Stand 04-C20

PITBULL provides the hard kill element of UAE’s Resource Industries’ C-UAS suite.

PITBULL Anti Drone

Another version of PITBULL highlights the system’s anti-drone capabilities. PITBULL can be equipped with electronic effectors from D-FEND Solutions or Droneshield for soft-kill or employ a firearm with its sophisticated automatic target recognition, tracking, and advanced target prediction capabilities for hard kill. Resource Industries (Booth CP-050) shows the PITBULL Anti-Drone in this configuration.

Milrem Robotics Exhibits Cutting-Edge Intelligent and Integrated Robotic Systems at IDEX 2023

Monday, February 20th, 2023

The leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics exhibits several cutting-edge intelligent and integrated robotic systems at IDEX 2023 launched today in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The robotic systems on display are intended for a wide range of missions, including tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and sophisticated combat operations.

Milrem Robotics’ unmanned systems are complemented with Milrem’s Intelligent Functions Kit MIFIK which provides autonomous capabilities and a command-and-control system intended specifically for robotic systems that integrates multiple dissimilar unmanned aerial and ground assets. Milrem Robotics’ solutions aim to facilitate manned-unmanned teaming, the synchronized deployment of soldiers, manned and unmanned air and ground vehicles, robotics, and sensors to achieve enhanced situational awareness, increased lethality, and improved survivability.

”In ten years Milrem Robotics has evolved from a vehicle developer into a system integrator in the robotics domain. We provide full system solutions including different ground and aerial systems with integrated command and control. Over the next years we will increase our product portfolio in terms of new autonomous ground systems and work on manned-unmanned teaming solutions,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of MIlrem Robotics.

Altogether three Milrem Robotics’ systems can be found at IDEX.

The Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle is an organic part of mechanized units that can take the most dangerous positions and provide equal or overmatching firepower and tactical usage compared to traditional Infantry Fighting Vehicles. Thanks to Vegvisir’s Mixed Reality Situational Awareness System Type-X operators have a 360-degree virtual dome with EO/IR sensor fusion for both close and medium proximity vision and target engagement capabilities in any condition.

In addition to a 30mm autocannon, the Type-X is equipped with Halcon’s Hunter 2S loitering munitions launchers. 

The two other displayed robotic systems are based on the multi-mission THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that is already delivered to 16 countries, including 8 NATO members and that has proven itself during a 12-month deployment in Mali during Operation Barkhane.

The THeMIS Combat UGV provides high-precision direct-fire support for manoeuvre units. With the self-stabilizing, dual-gun SCORPION Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) by Saudi Advanced Technologies (Wahaj), advanced sensors and fire control system, the THeMIS Combat allows units to assess and engage the enemy at maximum standoff distances, increasing force protection and survivability. Additional security is provided with the Spexer 2000 radar, which can detect small and slow as well as fast manoeuvring targets on the move and operate in a high-clutter environment.

The THeMIS Observe is built for tactical reconnaissance missions. The system includes a variety of sensors for day and night operations, acoustic gunshot detector, smoke screen protection and a ground surveillance radar. Extra security is provided by the deFNder® Light RWS by FN Herstal. The combination of those systems allows units to do multi sensor identification on one platform and react faster on emerging targets.

The company’s products are on display with EDGE, one of the world’s leading defence groups, and an emerging leader in the development and manufacture of technologically advanced autonomous systems in stand A05 – C10.

Mine Extraction Kit Tipped To Be a Hit at IDEX 2023

Friday, February 17th, 2023

At this year’s IDEX show in Abu Dhabi (20-24 February 2023), a compact and lightweight personal mine extraction kit (PMEK) developed by survival equipment experts, BCB International Ltd (Stand 03-C46) is tipped to be a hit with visitors.

The detection of mines and IEDs presents a real challenge for dismounted military personnel. Having close to hand the means to detect these buried devices to safely navigate your way through an area laced with mines and IEDs is vital.

Weighing in at just 400 grams, the BCB Personal (IED and) Mine Extraction Kit (PMEK) is a compact, lightweight kit which fits neatly onto a MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment) system. It is designed for dismounted soldiers as well as armoured vehicle crews to always carry when patrolling in an area of country where mines or IEDs could be hidden.

BCB International Ltd’s Managing Director, Andrew Howell, said: “The PMEK can be deployed and assembled in seconds.  It contains all the key components troops needed to help extract themselves out of a mined area, day or night. It can be quickly opened and easily accessed while still attached to a soldier’s waist belt or Body Armour.

Many thousands of our PMEKs have already been supplied to the Ukrainian forces.  We invite visitors to this year’s IDEX show to stop by our stand (03-C46) and take a closer look at this indispensable survival item for operations in areas where IEDs and other buried unexploded ordnance could be lurking.”