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DSEi 21 – C2R FAST Fortuna Jacket

September 23rd, 2021

C2R FAST debuted their upcoming Fortuna Jacket at DSEi which is their first foray into clothing. Look for loop fields on the sleeves for insignia and markings as well as two internal mesh pockets along with zippered handwarmer pockets on either side and a single chest pocket.

Coming late October, it will be available in Ranger Green, Electric Blue, and Wolf Grey.

The Army’s Promised “Ike”Jacket Is Happening

September 23rd, 2021

Recently, USAFRICOM released this photo of Commanding General, Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, U.S. Army, wearing a prototype Ike Jacket as part of the World War Two-inspired Army Green Service Uniform. The optional item has been promised since the AGSU’s adoption along with a “bomber jacket.”

Last week, I saw MG Anthony Potts, PEO Soldier wearing one at DSEi in London but his aide kept him moving when I attempted to ask him about the jacket.

It’s happening; helpfully we’ll know the timeline soon.

DSEi – Overwatch Defense PHOLOS

September 23rd, 2021

Located in the Edgar Brothers stand, Overwatch Defense showed me their PHOLOS VTOL UAS.

It features an onbord EO/IR camera, there are multiple TLR 9 payloads available.

With a loiter time of 45 minutes, it can be launched from a position of cover to observe or attack.

DSEi 21 – SureFire Micro Scout Light PRO

September 23rd, 2021

Seen in the wild, SureFire’s Micro Scout Light Pro is their lightest, most compact Scout series WeaponLight.

A lot of people commenting when it was released didn’t understand that it is intended for applications such as this SIG Rattler, seen in the Edgar Brothers booth at DSEi.

Weighing in at just 2.1 oz, the Micro Scout Light PRO offers 300 lumens from a single rechargeable AAA battery that delivers 1.25 hours of constant runtime.

DSEi 21 – TommyWorks

September 23rd, 2021

The USMC has Gruntworks and the Australian Army has their Diggerworks. In the UK, it’s TommyWorks and they are seeking to develop the Future Soldier System for the British Army.

Working in conjunction with the Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU), they have a goal to develop and field the capabilities seen in the graphic below which are referred to as the 24 Hour Integrated Digital Soldier.

In the interim, they are fielding some updates to their Infantry. In addition to a few upgrades to the SA80 Rolfe, the biggest increase in capability include radios and fused, binocular night vision, similar to systems recently fielded to the US Army and Marines.

The British Army is forming a Special Operations Brigade which many are referring to as “Ranger” but when asked about it say it will be like the “Green Berets.” Obviously, the British are doing a poor job of explaining what this new unit will do, as the Special Forces Support Group, consisting of Army Paras, Royal Marines and RAF Regiment specialists will remain in place.

At any rate, they’ve got some idea of how they’ll outfit the unit, even if there’s some question as to what it will be doing. This display depicts how they expect the Special Operations Brigade Soldier to be equipped.

He is wearing a Crye Precision GB4 uniform, a slight modification made in Europe and recently adopted by the Royal Marines. However, I am told the Army variant will be in Multi Terrain Pattern, rather than MultiCam like the RM version. The boots, helmet, and armor displayed here are all COTS items and I expect something similar to see final fielding of not these exact items.

A tender was released for a new Special Operations Brigade Rifle, which will be an “Armalite” pattern rather than bullpup like the general issue SA80.

GORE-TEX Professional Fabrics to Showcase New Products and Technology at AUSA Delivering Confidence, Protection & Mission Effectiveness for Army Soldiers

September 23rd, 2021

GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric

Altama Apex Boots with GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ Insulation

The updated FREE EWOL GORE-TEX PYRAD® Ensemble
Elkton, MD, (September 2021) – W. L. Gore & Associates will be highlighting new product concepts intended to protect and support the Armed Forces in extreme and unpredictable situations. Products using GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric, GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric, and GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ Insulation will be on display at the GORE-TEX Professional booth #2617 during AUSA October 11 – 13, 2021 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. During the three-day meeting & exposition, GORE-TEX Products will be highlighting Garments, Footwear, and Gloves designed with these technologies in addition to other protective technologies including GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics.

GORE-TEX Stretch combines the highest level of protection with optimized comfort to deliver protection in the most demanding environments. Building on the recognized performances of durable waterproof, windproof, and breathability, GORE-TEX stretch fabric technology offers the additional benefits; reduced thermal burden, high agility and mobility, and improved equipment integration. This is achieved through an adaptive fit that reduces air gaps and leads to a more optimized design with less bulk. The fabric also delivers high flexibility in cold climates, and noise reduction. The stretch ePTFE membrane technology enables the design and construction of garments to have a more tailored fit, which improves the garments evaporative resistance and increases breathability by 25%.

Garments designed with GORE-TEX PYRAD® technology provide heat, flame, and flash-fire protection for defense personnel. To highlight this technology at AUSA, the updated Flame-Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE) EWOL jacket and trouser will be on display. This updated version will be leveraging GORE-TEX PYRAD® technology. This versatile technology offers the durable waterproof, windproof, and breathable protection you would expect of GORE-TEX products and provides some of the lightest weight, low bulk, flame-retardant garments on the market.

Building on Gore’s history of leveraging technology and science to improve comfort and functionality, GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric advances performance while maintaining protection. Products made with GORE-TEX PYRAD® Technology are breathable, lightweight, and flexible, and offer improved comfort during the most demanding tasks. The fabrics also pick up less water and dry faster than alternative flame-retardant fabrics.

Leveraging silica aerogel – the world’s best solid insulator – GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ insulation can provide unparalleled warmth without adding bulk. GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ Insulation can be strategically integrated into areas where it’s needed the most. Gore will feature the technology at AUSA in both Gloves and Footwear. A fully insulated boot from Belleville along with the uniquely designed APEX boot from ALTAMA will be on display. The ALTAMA APEX boot will showcase our most breathable GORE-TEX laminate with strategically placed THERMIUM™ insulation. Combined with new soling technology from Michelin, the ALTAMA APEX boot will provide a more versatile combat boot offering performance within a wider temperature range.

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments, from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 10,500 Associates and strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $3.7 billion.

TacJobs – MSR Distribution Seeks Dealer Sales Specialist

September 23rd, 2021

MSR DISTRIBUTION in Las Vegas is actively recruiting for Dealer Sales Specialists to join their professional sales team in Las Vegas, NV:

Dealer Sales Specialist:

Do you excel at communicating through spoken and written words?

Do you love selling?

Do you enjoy writing your own check?

Do you function well under pressure? 

If so, then this Dealer Sales Specialist position is the job for you!!!

Position Summary:

The Dealer Sales Specialist on our Team provides a world-class experience via telephone and e-mail. This position is responsible for interacting through all platforms utilized by MSR Distribution to engage, educate, and sell to Dealer Accounts, thereby growing SKU diversity and upselling existing orders.


Perform successful sales activities to achieve company sales objectives while operating with a “self-starter and motivated” mentality.

Make and respond to calls and emails.

Respond to customer inquiries with knowledgeable, well thought out answers and solutions.

Exceed daily call targets.

Exceed daily revenue targets.

Develop strong relationships with allocated customers.

Manage customer escalation calls and provide a complete support process.

Maintain and grow product knowledge of our diverse inventory lines.

Provide excellent service and ensure customer satisfaction and growth.

MSR Distribution is a specialist wholesale distributor that sells hard-to-find and highly sought-after products to licensed retailers and specific qualified entities.

Skills/Abilities and Education Requirements:

A strong background in Sales/Customer Service, with successful experience in high-volume telephone and digital modes of communication, is required.

Proven ability to close sales.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer literacy and understanding of sales/CRM software.

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Firearms and sporting goods-knowledge is required.

Proven ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines.

Previous sales experience: 2 years preferred.


Solid base + Unlimited commission

How to apply:

E-mail your Cover Letter, Resume and Contactable References to [email protected]

About MSR Distribution

MSR Distribution, based in Las Vegas, is a specialist wholesale distributor that sells hard-to-find and highly sought-after products to licensed retailers and specific qualified entities. Every year, countless dealers trust MSR Distribution to help them grow their businesses by providing great products with reliable margins. But to MSR, this is about more than just businesses. It’s about forging sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with customers. The culture at MSR is rooted in mutual respect, honesty, integrity, determination, and diversity. They serve a diverse customer base. That’s why MSR Distribution is absolutely committed to promoting diversity in hiring, incorporating inclusivity in how customers and staff are treated, and viewing the world from a multicultural perspective … a place where all employees, vendors and customers are valued without any form of discrimination.

ePIG Group Reviews ACT IN BLACK’s THE14

September 23rd, 2021

Our friends at ePIG Group produced this video.

After ACT IN BLACK replaced the DTNVG with the DTNVS, they tackled the PVS14. The successor “THE14” takes over some features of the dual device but remains compatible with accessories of the PVS14.

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