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SOMA – Marz Tactical

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

This is really more of a teaser for the new MultiMode IFAK from Marz Tactical. Officially launched at SHOT Show, the MultiMode IFAK can be mounted to a vest or carried in a pocket, or carried around the neck for a mass trauma event. It’s quite versatile but we don’t want to spoil the surprise.


Be sure to check it out at SHOT Show.


SOMA – Petzl

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Petzl has unveiled a completely new combat helmet mounted light. Versatility is the key with the STRIX. Offered in both IR and VL variants, it comes in a two-tone camouflage and black along with three adjustable band colors: black, tan and camo. It also incorporates big, gnarly knobs for use with gloves and controls are tactile so your fingers won’t slip and you can tell which button you are using.


The STRIX includes selectable blue, red and green lights in 1 lumen as well as .35 – 30 lumens in white light. With the IR version you also get 15 – 45 mW IR output as well as an IFF feature. Additionally, once you select IR, it locks out the controls for visible light. Battery is a single AA and run time is 65 hours with alkaline and double that with lithium batteries.


The STRIX integrates Petzl’s proprietary bi-axle rotation. This feature is amazing. It makes adjustment of the light’s beam simple and puts it where you want it without having to cant your head. On the vertical axis is 120 deg of adjustment and the horizontal you get 180 deg of adjustment.


In addition to the ability to mount to Ops-Core’s ARC Rail, the STRIX also incorporates a metal PALS compatible clip at the rear to allow mounting to armor vests and other platforms. There is also an adjustable headband that incorporates a buckle at the rear so that you can wear the light around your neck. Petzl didn’t forget the guys wearing the ACH and other combat helmets. They’ve introduced the Adapt STRIX which clamps onto the lower lip of the helmet edge.

Look for these being ready for sale in late Spring 2013. Looks like they’ve got a hit with this one.


SOMA – Phokus Research Group

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Phokus has introduced two new LE variants of their Sons Trauma Kit. Still designed to be stored in the plate pocket of the armor vest behind the plate, these Sons models are designated LETK -2 and LETK-3.


Contents are slightly different based on which model you select. The big difference is the inclusion of the Quick Clot sponge rather than the Combat Gauze for organizations that must use the sponge.



ATS Tactical at SOMA

Monday, December 12th, 2011

ATS Tactical is on hand at this week’s Special Operations Medical Association annual conference. Here is a pic of their booth from their Facebook page. They’ve been doing quite a bit of new medical kit so if you’re on hand stop by and check it out.

Here is a little better look at the kit arrayed across the hood of the ATV courtesy of the AAC Blog.