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SOFIC 18 – Guardian Ruggedized Attach Patch for HEL-STAR 6

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

CORE Survival has introduced the Guardian Ruggedized Attach Patch, created by Agilite for their HEL-STAR 6 strobe light.


Offered in Helmet Cover, MOLLE and Attach Parch versions, the Guardian holds the HEL-STAR 6 in place, yet offers full access to all functionality. Additionally, the Guardian reduces damage to the light by side impacts by 400%. Available in Tan and Black.

SOFIC – STIDD Diver Propulsion Device

Friday, May 27th, 2016


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Check out the STIDD 2016 catalog. It details all the latest performance enhancements that STIDD proposes for its Diver Propulsion Device which was on display at SOFIC:

  • TEC2 brushless thruster
  • RNAV2 precision navigation system
  • 2S sonar for RNAV2
  • AP2 auto pilot
  • Cargo pod
  • The STIDD DPD is the most widely used military-grade underwater mobility platform in the world (over 450 DPDs in operation globally).

    SOFIC 2016 – MMI Outdoor Announces Re-Introduction Of Catoma Brand

    Friday, May 20th, 2016


    At SOFIC 2016, MMI Outdoor is re-introducing their Catoma Adventure Shelters brand as Catoma and extending the product line to include all products designed and manufactured under their watch. If you’re attending SOFIC, you can find Catoma at Booth #238 on the main floor. Thermal Concealment, unique load carriage products, and Depsoc360 camouflage will now fall under the Catoma brand in addition to the individual tents that have been a staple in the military shelter market for well over a decade. The Improved BedNet System family of products – now given the name “Burrow IBNS” because of its shape and function – is a pop-up bug screen and tent system sold to the US Military to the tune of over 300,000 units.


    The Catoma Adventure Shelters brand – under the MMI Outdoor parent company umbrella – was created in 1993 as a humble designer and importer of rugged tents to serve the brave firefighters on the front lines of wildland forest fires in the American West. The method of designing tents to serve the specific needs of elite users began there. Through growth over the last two decades, Catoma has become a leading provider of unique individual tents for the United States Armed Forces as well, founded on their willingness to design around the requests of their end users.

    With close proximity to Fort Benning for testing and input, this design and testing protocol naturally led to opportunities outside the tent market, leading MMI to begin Research and Development on a number of military projects over the last decade. Close collaboration with training elements under the guidance of Director of Sales, Martin Lambert (Former US Army) – and his extensive contact with the Special Operations community – led to the development of unique sniper and reconnaissance-focused thermal concealment products whose capabilities remain unmatched to date. A defense manufacturing and sales partnership with Granite Gear eventually led MMI to venture into designing their own unique load carriage solutions, leading to considerable expansion of in-house design capabilities. Near-daily indexing with end user groups for testing and evaluation has given MMI unique insight into their products and how they are used.


    An aging tent line on the Catoma front and newfound capability to design and manufacture product led to the necessity to consolidate the efforts. A re-facing of the Catoma brand began with a focus on the rugged, tactical nature of the products coming from the design program at MMI. The new Catoma logo you see here is not just a cosmetic change, but one that better reflects the warrior heritage of the products themselves. “In developing the icon for Catoma, we kept coming back to imagery of tools and weapons used by warriors of the past: Spartan helmets, Native American spearheads, and battle axes of the Viking Age were all inspirations for the shape,” says Marketing Director Jake Pugh.

    An overhaul of existing products and the addition of products previously in development have resulted in a strong tactical and commercial line-up for the Catoma brand to begin its new chapter.

    SOFIC 2015 – TEA Headsets Offering Ops-Core’s RAC Headset

    Thursday, May 21st, 2015

    May 20th, 2015 – SOFIC – Tampa, FL – TEA Headsets Announces the Ops-Core RAC Headset to market…

    TEA Headsets is now formally announces the release of the new Ops-Core RAC Headset (Rail Attached Communications) to market for purchase or evaluation. *Note product evaluations are limited to teams/units only.

    The new RAC Headset is the next evolution for over-the-ear (OTE) headsets and showcases a streamlined design that integrates directly into the helmet rail system. The RAC mounts to the rear portion of the helmet rail leaving the main portion of the rail free for other critical accessories such as cameras, lights, O2 masks or other accessories. Compatibility wise the RAC is able to fit onto the rail systems of the Ops-Core® Fast, Maritime and Sentry helmets as well as other brands of high cut helmets (inquire directly with TEA for additional information).

    RAC Headset

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    Utilizing TEA’s full line up of U94 Push-to-Talk switches and controllers the RAC can now be seamlessly integrated into practically any public safety or DoD radio as well as vehicle, boat and aircraft intercom systems.

    More information will be released soon regarding the RAC Headset and other new products/systems from TEA, so keep an eye out for future releases.

    Learn more about the RAC Headset at

    SOFIC 2015 

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

    SSD’s coverage of NDIA‘s 2015 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference begins now.

    Blue Force Gear – SOFIC Map

    Monday, May 18th, 2015


    Blue Force Gear will be located in a meeting room right off the breeze way in the Embassy Suites Tampa for SOFIC 2015. They’ll have snacks, beer, and new products to show off during show hours, so give ’em a visit if you’re attending SOFIC. If all else fails, follow the coordinates.

    Elite Defense At SOFIC – 3rd Annual End-User Reception

    Friday, May 15th, 2015

    SOFIC 2015 Your Invite WED 20th MAY 15 - Save the date

    DEP Technologies To Debut At SOFIC 2015

    Thursday, May 14th, 2015


    SOFIC 2015 Tampa, Florida – SOFIC will be the official release venue for DEP Technologies, a subsidiary of PHOTONIS USA – provider of night vision imaging tubes, power tubes, digital imaging, and scientific detectors.

    DEP will be the exclusive US distributor of the PHOTONIS INTENS™ night vision tubes which set the standard for 4G operational parameters such as minimum high FOM, extended bandwidth sensitivity and high light tolerance. DEP, USA will capitalize on the various aspects of the PHOTONIS INTENS™ tube attributes such as the 45% smaller 16mm format tube, and its high performance wide-band 18mm format image Intensifier tube.

    Additionally DEP, USA will provide systems enhancement components to both currently fielded systems and emerging products.

    DEP, USA and PHOTONIS Digital Imaging are located in Texas.