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A-TACS – iX Pattern Is Coming To SHOT Show

Friday, December 19th, 2014

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A-TACS CAMO Manufacturers and Brand Partners, check out the newest addition to the A-TACS Camo family of patterns, A-TACS iX at the 2015 SHOT SHOW in Las Vegas; January 20-23rd. Booth 10672

Propper / A-TACS FG

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

You’ll see lots of A-TACS FG during SHOT Show but this is a little a different.

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CalTek International created this 1/6 scale action figure featuring A-TACS.

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Hyperstealth Presents Their Side of the Copyright Infringement Case with DCS

Monday, January 9th, 2012

A few weeks ago Predator Intelligence released a story detailing that Digital Concealment Systems had filed suit in Georgia Middle District Court against Canada-based Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation. Digital Concealment Systems is the designer of the A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG patterns. Hyperstealth’s lawyers sent a cease and desist letter in December to DCS stating that the A-TACS FG pattern infringed on the copyright of several Hyperstealth patterns and demanding that DCS immediately stop manufacturing, marketing, and selling that product. Weighing their options, DCS preemptively filed suit against Hyperstealth in a US court.

Now, Hyperstealth has gone to Predator Intelligence to “tell their side” of the story (our perception). As you may recall, last week we reported that Hyperstealth had released an online catalog of many of their EuroSpec patterns. However, after reading this Predator Intelligence story, it looks like Hyperstealth has held some of them back for use in court.

We are unsure at this point why Hyperstealth is so insistent on trying this case in the court of public opinion. Without prior access to the patterns in question, it’s difficult to make the case that DCS infringed on a copyright of a pattern that no one has seen. Furthermore, all of Hyperstealth’s actions, including these, taken to influence public opinion will most assuredly be brought up in court.

While it makes for a good story. This is best played out in a court of law. The outcome of this trial may well have a long-lasting impact on Hyperstealth’s policy of copyright assertion.

Condor Offering A-TACS

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Popular commercial brand Condor has just announced the launch of products in the A-TACS pattern. With over 1,000 dealers throughout the United States and Canada, this is a boon for those looking to adopt A-TACS gear.

The introductory product offering will include:

-The Modular Operator Plate Carrier with features that include Detachable shoulder pads, Side release buckles on shoulders and internal waist strap, high tensile strength webbing covered in A-TACS fabric for optimum concealment, one front map pocket with snap, hook & loop closure and armor compartments (front, back & two side) with hook and loop panels.

-The Three-Day Assault Pack with features that include, Large load cargo capacity compartment with a separate pocket to fit up to two 3 large hydration bladders, body contour shoulder straps with D-Ring for equipment attachment, sternum starp and waist belt, external side compression straps, two double zipper pulls on the main compartment for easy access, individual form pad back penal for extra comfort and maximum airflow and high tensile strength webbing covered in A-TACS fabric for optimum concealment.

-Triple Kangaroo Mag Pouch with features including, room for three M4/M16 mags and three pistol mag pouches in the front, with adjustable Hook & Loop flaps.

-Double Kangaroo Mag Pouch with features including, room for three M4/M16 mags and three pistol mag pouches in the front, with adjustable Hook & Loop flaps.

-Pistol Holster with features that include additional pistol mag storage with flap closures and adjustable nylon webbing leg straps with rubberized backing.

-Double Pistol Mag Pouch with adjustable Hook & Loop flaps.

-Map/Intel Pouch featuring a removable clear vinyl sleeve for map or documents, removable back straps, front ID or badge holder, pen holder and is ALICE clip (seriously!) compatible.

-Three Fold Mag Recovery Pouch that features a rolls up design held closed by with 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ hook & loop tab.

-CBT Bungee Sling with features that include, dual bungee construction, HK snap hook adapter covered with elastic adapter, side-release buckle to release adapter and sling, 1 1/4 inch webbing, with Duraflex buckles, easily converts from two point to single point sling.

-Cobra Single Point Bungee Sling with features including dual bungee construction, HK snap hook adapter covered with elastic adapter, side-release buckle to release adapter and sling, 1 1/4 inch webbing, with Duraflex buckles.

All products in the introductory offering will be available for purchase through authorized Condor retailers in mid-October with the exception of the Rifle Slings which are now available. For more information visit Condor at www.condoroutdoor.com.

A-TACS Nametapes Available Now from 1800Nametape

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

So you’ve already purchased your ACUs in A-TACS but are looking for some kickass name tapes to complete the look? Well, the folks at 1800Nametape have got you covered. They bring over 30 years of experience and world-wide distribution. In addition to the new A-TACS products, they specialize in supplying nametapes and insignias to all branches of the military, law enforcement and milsim markets. They are known the world over for offering high quality items at a reasonable price and shipping in a timely manner. When I was on active duty I used them numerous times. For more information or to place an order, visit them online at www.1800nametape.com or give them a call at 1-800-626-3827.

A-TACS – The Pattern

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

People keep commenting that they don’t understand what is so special about the A-TACS pattern. In order for our readers to get a better idea of what went into the design of A-TACS, we are publishing information provided by Digital Concealment Systems (DCS).

A-TACS Pattern

A-TACS® is designed as a universal pattern for a wide range of operational environments with additional supporting color and design variants to follow. The current pattern uses a tan base and is tuned for use in arid environments.

Most of the so-called digital patterns use square pixels to create the distortion effect. These do not replicate the shapes, forms, and shadows of the environment they are deployed in; especially when viewed through optics. This use of ninety-degree angles and limited natural colors can in many cases, make detection easier.

Additionally, the “visual noise” in these same patterns tends to make them close together into a solid color, producing a “blobbing” effect when viewed from a distance. DCS designed A-TACS® to address these critical issues in three ways.

1. – Replace unnatural square pixels with organic pixels. They developed a patented process to create a palette of natural colors digitally sampled from real-world elements in carefully controlled lighting. The pattern is then created using a mathematical algorithm that writes “organically-shaped” pixels using the specific color information given. The resulting pattern while still digital, is far more organic in appearance.

2. – Use small patterns to create larger more distinct shapes designed to work at a distance. Small shapes create larger shapes and larger shapes are organized into a distinct pattern with no horizontal or vertical orientation. This unique “pattern within a pattern” concept allows A-TACS® to effectively break the human outline at great distances thereby, minimizing the “blobbing” effect of other patterns when viewed from a distance.

3. – More effective use of color range produces a better concealment system. A-TACS® is created using a far greater range of inter-mingled natural colors than was previously possible. The overall base color for the cast is a neutral tan which is designed for use in open, rocky, or arid environments. The additional colors mix together to create a greater number of shades.

The information provided by DCS has a couple of great points:

– No vertical or horizontal orientation. This can lead to a higher usable fabric yield for manufacturers.
– It looks like additional patterns for specific environments will be forthcoming
– It is difficult to copy meaning knock-offs should be easy to spot

DCS will release additional information soon. Visit www.a-tacs.com.