Archive for the ‘Tradeshow’ Category

Meet HLC Industries at the IFAI Expo

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Stop by and say hello at our Booth 1463 at the IFAI EXPO in Nashville, Tennessee on November 2nd through 4th.

We are providers of USA Nylon Fabrics, Berry Compliant and Mil-Spec.

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SHOP Show Raeford – Gentex Ops-Core

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

There’s lots of new stuff on the horizon from Gentex’s Ops-Core line but one item that has garnered a lot of interest is the new AMP Communications Headset PTT built for use with the Persistent Systems MPU5.

SHOP Show Raeford – Q-Collar Tactical

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The Q-Collar is the first and only FDA-cleared sports equipment that helps protect athletes’ brains during head impacts.

Like football players, military personnel are susceptible to traumatic brain injury. Q-Collar is a passive device which uses jugular vein compression to slightly increase blood volume in the head. This reduces movement of the brain that can cause injury and aids in the protection of the brain from effects of repetitive head impacts.

In addition to Hydrdipped versions, they are working on a removable cloth cover for organizations who want to be able to swap the color of their Q-Collar.

SHOP Show Raeford – MTHD by Tactical Distributors

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

MTHD is Tactical Distributors performance wear house brand. It’s getting cold outside and we thought you might like their MTHD Merino Mid-Wt. 3/4 Long John Bottoms, a level 1 garment.

Made from Merino wool which keeps you warm even when wet, is comfortable next your skin, and is inherently anti-microbial and ni melt, no drip; they feature full-length side zips plus waist tab snaps allows for easy donning and doffing. Plus, the 3/4-length avoids bunching up at the boot top.

SHOP Show Raeford – Sentry Products Group

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Sentry Products Group rolled out their mobile showroom for its debut at SHOP Show.

With multiple brands under the Sentry umbrella they had lots to show, but we’ll start off with their Variable Mounting Platform.

Their laser cut laminate pouches are PALS compatible but can also be mounted to a belt vertically or horizontally via belt loops built into the pouch.

Additionally, the Gunnar Low Profile Operators Belt seen above also incorporates angled slots toward the front of the belt for those who want more ergonomic access to their magazine pouches.

Additionally, Sentry Products Group has introduced their new patented take on PALS, their 1082 Micro MOLLE Mount which is featured on their Gunnar series.

1082 Micro MOLLE Mount allows more effective use of the real estate with it’s offset spacing.

SHOP Show Raeford

Friday, October 1st, 2021

SHOP Show Bragg is this coming Monday at Skydive Paraclete in Raeford, North Carolina from 1000-1600.

Shop Show is free to military, law enforcement, government and their guests.

Expodefensa 2021 – Less Than Three Months Left Before the Event of Reference for the Entire Latin American Continent

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

The 7th edition of Expodefensa is coming soon. It’s an unmissable event in the agenda of the international Security and Defense community, gathering exhibitors from five continents and high-level visitors. This year Expodefensa will take place in physical format from 29th of November to 1st of December 2021 in a perfectly bio-safe environment.

The threats facing the states of South America, beyond the defense issues themselves, namely drug trafficking, criminal organizations, migratory flows, cyber-attacks, natural and industrial disasters, the protection of centers exploitation of energy resources but also the new challenges raised by the Covid-19 pandemic, are present in development all over the world. In this way, the appropriate solutions of services and equipment offered at the event are of crucial interest both to the states of South America and to other countries in the world.

Expodefensa exhibition presents to professional visitors and Official delegations from all continents and particularly from Latin America and the Caribbean, new equipment and the latest technological innovations offered by international and Colombian companies to face all these issues. 

Today, three months before the exhibition opening, organizers have already registered companies from 17 countries and 4 continents. Some of them like Brazil, France, Israel, Spain, Turkey, or the USA will present their offer in national pavilions.

Among first registered exhibitors Expodefensa is glad to welcome Airbus SAS – Aselsan – CIAC – Cotecmar – Damen Shipyards – Elbit Systems LTD – General Dynamics Land Systems – Hensoldt – Indumil – Lacroix – MBDA – Navantia – Otokar – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems LTD – SAAB – Sikorsky / Lockheed Martin – Theon Sensors, … 

The 7th edition of Expodefensa will take place in the maximum safety and strictly respecting Colombian government sanitary rules. CORFERIAS, the event’s venue is bio-safe. It’s certified by Bureau Veritas with the international SAFEGUARD label, and with the biosafety certification CHECK-IN certificate issued by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Tourism of Colombia.

Kecskemét International Air Show: Rheinmetall showcases state-of-the-art systems for today’s armed forces

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

This year, from 28 to 29 August, the Hungarian armed forces are hosting the International Air Show at Kecskemét air force base for the first time since 2013. It centres on the ongoing modernization of the Hungarian military. As one of Hungary’s most important partners, Rheinmetall will be on hand at the event to tell about its current projects and products. These include:

• The Lynx KF41 family of fighting vehicles: Hungary is the first NATO and EU member state to select Rheinmetall’s newly developed infantry fighting vehicle. A total of 218 Lynx systems have been ordered, most of which will be built in Hungary. The Lynx infantry fighting vehicle combines high mobility and lethality, modularity, survivability, networkability and future viability, making it a true standout.

• The StrikeShield active protection system. StrikeShield is the third and newest generation of Rheinmetall’s Active Defence System (ADS) technology, a special variant of a hard-kill APS system. The ADS is a distributed system in which the sensors and countermeasures are integrated into the contours and architecture of the entre vehicle. Among other advantages, the lowest emissions in the electromagnetic spectrum as well as the fastest, most secure and most reliable reaction times in ambush and multiple hit scenarios set the StrikeShield apart from the competition. The Hungarian military has selected StrikeShield for its fleet of Lynx IFVs.

• The HX 8×8 heavy load transporter: Made by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), the HX 8×8 semi trailer tractor is powered by an eight-cylinder, 680 HP diesel engine. This gives the high-mobility, all-wheel-drive truck a top speed of 89 km/h and lets it handle gradients of 60 percent. The technically permissible gross train weight comes to around 130 tonnes. A military-off-the-shelf series of products, RMMV’s HX vehicle family is designed for maximum mobility even in the most difficult conditions. Over 15,000 of these vehicles are in service worldwide.

• Air defence: High-mobility ground-based air defence systems are gaining new importance now that NATO armed forces are once again focusing on national and alliance defence. Rheinmetall’s Skyranger systems, armed with 35mm or 30mm automatic cannon as well as other effectors, can be mounted on wheeled or tracked armoured vehicles like the Boxer or Lynx.

• The Mission Master family: Robotics is already changing the face of the modern battlefield. Designed to serve as a weapons platform, Rheinmetall’s unmanned Mission Master SP (Silent Partner) vehicle is already being evaluated by various armed forces around the globe. As recently as June 2021, Rheinmetall unveiled a new member of its Mission Master family – the Mission Master XT. Specially engineered to operate in extreme terrain and to carry heavy loads, the new AUGV will be on view for the first time at a tradeshow in Europe.

 In digitizing the modern military, Rheinmetall sets exceptionally high standards, drawing on its expertise as a maker of soldier systems, sensors, effectors as well as its networking and C4I system capabilities. Here, the Düsseldorf-based high-tech specialist for security and mobility continues to extend its lead in the soldier systems field with solutions like the Gladius 2.0.

In the training and simulation domain, too, Rheinmetall is a global leader, making a crucial contribution to enhancing the effectiveness and readiness of modern armed forces and law enforcement agencies.  Information on this as well as weapon and ammunition systems for scalable, threat-commensurate firepower and innovative, networkable sensors for applications on land, at sea and in the air round out the array of capabilities on display.  We look forward to seeing you at the Kecskemét International Air Show!