The Voodoo Behind EOTECH® Vudu® Rifle Scopes

EOTECH® Vudu® Rifle Scopes

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Ann Arbor, MI (February 25, 2021) While Vudu® is relatively new compared to its parent company, EOTECH®, it has built a rock-solid reputation in the optics world. It has very quickly become the go-to-optic among precision shooters, hunters and operators with good reason!

There’s a kind of magic at work in a Vudu rifle scope. A long list of drool-inducing features and tough-as-nails construction somehow come together to create a precision amalgamation that is surprisingly affordable for a top-notch rifle optic. The recipe behind EOTECH’s line of Vudu rifle scopes creates a heady brew of durability, precision and versatility. Every scope is engineered and built to withstand the most rugged use and toughest conditions while also meeting the precision and performance demands of today’s serious precision shooters.

The body of every Vudu scope is cut from a solid piece of aircraft-grade aluminum and has a hard-anodized, durable finish. This combination provides clear advantages in the field, protecting the internal glass from water, fog dust and grime. All Vudu scopes are shock-resistant and can take a serious beating.

Vudu riflescopes offer both first-focal-plane and second-focal-plane models to suit all shooting applications. From low power variable optics (LPVO’s) designed for quick and accurate target acquisition, to medium and high powered rifle scopes that include bullet drop and wind hold solutions, the Vudu scope line has it covered. 

Vudu lenses set the standard in scope design with superior optical clarity and shooter-friendly features. All scopes feature the highest-quality multi-coated, super-clear XC High-Density glass that provides incredible light transmission and color reproduction. This allows for exceptional edge-to-edge clarity and resolution.

With Vudu’s illuminated scope reticles that include either glass-etched or fiber-optic illumination solutions, shooters will find target acquisition in any lighting condition fast and absolute. With simple push-button operation and ten brightness levels, it can adapt to any situation, and a 2-hour auto-shutoff feature ensures the batteries won’t be drained when stored. Plus, etched reticles mean the scope can be used during daylight hours, without the illumination feature.

Vudu’s one-piece eyepiece makes transitioning from low to high magnification easy and fluid. The included, removable throw lever is easy to locate and allows shooters quick magnification changes. Vudu’s surgically precise turret systems allow shooters to re-index to zero after sighting in their optic, allowing for confident windage and elevation adjustments in the field to ensure critical shots hit their mark when it matters most.

With the variety of models currently available with a host of reticles to choose from, there’s a special brew that’s perfect for every shooter. For more information, visit www.eotechinc.com.

About EOTECH®

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, EOTECH designs, manufactures and markets electro-optical products, Vudu rifle optics, thermal devices, and night vision systems. Due to its advanced technology, EOTECH Holographic Weapon Sights (HWS) are among the fastest and most intuitive sighting systems on the planet. This is exactly why you’ll find them on the weapons of America’s most elite law enforcement professionals and special operations warriors. You’ll immediately see the advantage the instant you engage a target. www.eotechinc.com

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Never Miss an Important Phone Message Again

Tasmanian Tiger® USA introduces the TT Tactical Phone Cover to attach smartphones to backpacks, vests, and belts.


Miramar, Fla. (February 2021)Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., introduces the practical TT Tactical Phone Cover for smartphones. Specifically designed with MOLLE to allow attachment to backpacks, belts, vests, and carriers, the TT Tactical Phone Cover protects your most important communication device while on duty, on the range, or in the field.

Made from durable and rugged 700 denier Cordura®, the TT Tactical Phone Cover has 2 D-Rings on the back for additional carrying options. The MOLLE attachment requires one MOLLE loop. Two sizes are available to accommodate most smartphones. The XL size fits the iPhone 8/SE/X/XS/11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10. The XXL size fits the iPhone 8 Plus/XR/11 Max and the Samsung Galaxy S10+/S20/S20+Note 10/Note 10+ /Note 20/Note 20 Ultra models. Available in Black, Olive, and Coyote with a starting MSRP of $15.95.

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All sales inquiries can be directed to tt@tasmaniantigerusa.com. 

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About Tasmanian Tiger®:

Tasmanian Tiger®, a division of Tatonka GmbH, is an international brand founded in 1999 to provide user-design-driven nylon products to elite warfighters and law enforcement in Europe and Asia. From prototype to production, all products are manufactured in the company’s own facilities, thus ensuring a consistently high level of quality throughout the production processes. All products are quality checked prior to leaving the facility and checked regularly by independent international test centers. www.tasmaniantigerusa.com

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Safariland Introduces Two Enhanced Armor Systems

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ONTARIO, California Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets,  announced today that it has released two new highly customizable armor systems: the SHIFT 360ä Scalable Plate Rack System and the FAV (Fast Attack Vest).

“Safariland’s armor represents the best embodiment of its mission statement: Together, We Save Lives,” James Duncan, VP/GM of Armor for Safariland said. “These new armor systems will offer even more flexibility for those who serve. The SHIFT 360 offers maneuverability and adaptable, user customizable coverage for the most extreme threats. And the FAV allows for life-saving protection for those who prioritize speed.”

The third generation, SHIFT 360 is scalable plate rack system designed to accommodate multiple sizes ranging from small to extra-large SAPI plates. The lightweight, highly durable, flex internal lining system ensures a tight and secure fit and will support a variety of plate thicknesses. And the SHIFT is available with either Advanced Webless System with our new proprietary Divergent MOLLE (AWS) in 500D Cordura® nylon, or Traditional Modular Webbing (TMW) in 500D Cordura® nylon (Coming soon).

The SHIFT 360 is available in Black, Navy, Ranger Green, Tan, Multicam, Tactical Green, and Coyote.

The Gen 3 FAV provides front, back, shoulder and side soft armor ballistic coverage. The independent, bottom-loading front and rear rifle plate pockets accommodate 10”x12” and SAPI plate sizes. Our new external cummerbund system provides enhanced fit and adjustability with proprietary attachment options for Velcro or First Spear Tubes. An internal flex-pouch accommodates radio and accessory storage, while SWIFT Clip attachment offers compatibility with a variety of different pouch systems.

The FAV is available in Black, Navy, Ranger Green, Tan, Multicam, Tactical Green, and Coyote.

About Safariland Armor

Safarilandâ Armor continues to set the standard in ballistic protection by continually developing cutting-edge body armor designs to provide its customers with high-performance, life-saving armor products. With a focus on advanced engineering and production techniques, the Safariland Armor brand is known for its proprietary designs and use of next generation materials to develop the thinnest, lightest, most advanced ballistic protection against a wide array of standard and special threats. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/pages/safariland-armor.

The Safariland PROTECHâ line offers industry-leading tactical gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. The product line includes a wide selection of field proven and cutting-edge products including ballistic shields, armor plates, helmets, and other accessories for unparalleled head to toe protection. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/collections/hard-armor. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

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New Hellcat OSP with Manual Safety – Now Shipping

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The Hellcat OSP is now available with an optional ambidextrous, low-profile manual thumb safety. While the Hellcat’s numerous passive safety mechanisms make the striker-fired handgun safe to carry and operate, this new option is ideal for those that prefer the addition of a manual safety.

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Save On Your Prescriptions With NSSF’s Industry Benefit Discount Card

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Looking for a discount on your prescriptions? NSSF’s Prescription Discount Card is your answer. Available to all affiliated with the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade industry, the card is backed by a network of over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, including independents and major chains such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, Publix, and Winn Dixie. Card users can save as much as 75% on a wide variety of drug prescriptions for themselves, their families and even pet medications.

The NSSF® Prescription Discount Card works like a coupon. Simply present it to your pharmacy during checkout. There is no signup required to take advantage of the NSSF Prescription Discount Card, no membership fees, no social security number requirements and no limits on how often the card can be used.

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With soaring prescription prices across the country and an ever-shifting list of insurance-covered drugs, we encourage all firearm industry members and their employees to take advantage of this opportunity and download their no-fee card here. 


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Back The Blue with EOTECH

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EOTECH is a proud supporter of Law Enforcement and recognizes the level of dedication and sacrifice they provide to our communities each and every day. To show our gratitude, we are donating 25% of all Back The Blue sales to the following charities that are dedicated to supporting law enforcement and their families: Spirit of Blue, Mission 22, Officer Down Memorial Page and Tunnel to Towers Foundation.



Please visit eotechinc.com/back-the-blue to pick up the latest Back the Blue drinkware, apparel and more. EOTECH would like to recognize the courage and selflessness law enforcement officers display everyday. Show your appreciation for our frontline heroes by repping the blue.

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Rafael wins U.S. power company contract for EMP-protected radio

BNet for _BSXCommercial installation of a BNET radio – the world’s first commercially available EMP-protected radio for “Black Sky” hazards

TEL AVIV, February 24, 2021 – A leading U.S. power company has installed a U.S. FCC-certified version of Rafael’s world-class EMP-protected BNET radio in December as part of its EMP protection strategy. This is the first commercial installation of a BNET radio, Rafael’s software-defined cognitive radio with EMP-protections for “Black Sky” Hazards and other potential threats.

A “Black Sky” Hazard is defined as a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of critical infrastructures in multiple regions for long durations. An EMP event can be both human-caused and naturally occurring. In the event of an EMP, re-energizing the power grid and restoring critical infrastructure after a Black Sky event will require a powerful EMP protected communications platform like BNET.

Rafael’s current FCC-approved BNET radio operates on the LMR bands, and can be integrated with other communications platforms, such as a PBX, through the use of SIP, addressing the specific requirements of critical infrastructure.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is currently working with its U.S. partner, the EIS Council, to expand the LMR operational range of this radio, as well as to provide the nation’s first EMP-protected broadband radio, due to be approved in 2021.

Amihai Dekel, director of business development at Rafael’s C3 directorate: “This first commercial installation of the BNET signifies a major achievement for us, and it demonstrates our customer’s confidence in our unique, patented communication system capabilities. This milestone offers the first scalable resilient communication solution for wide scale catastrophes. The BNET family of radios is a family of software-defined cognitive radios that allow end-users to talk and share data alongside video from all ends of the network over great distances, over several States. We look forward to discussing and sharing the solution with other critical infrastructures leaders.”

Scott Blevins, Communications Sector Coordinator at the EIS Council: “The EIS Council has been working for over five years to develop the Black Sky Communications and Coordination System, BSX™, an all-hazards protected communications system designed for critical infrastructure. The BNET radio, an EMP-protected, software defined cognitive radio, capable of voice, data and video communications, operating in the VHF, UHF, L-band and LTE frequency bands with spectrum-sensing capabilities and unlimited scalability, proved to be exactly the technology needed for BSX™. While this first commercial installation was limited only to the US civilian Land Mobile Radio (LMR) bands, it represents an important first step as we continue to expand both the reach and the civilian-approved operational capabilities of this ground-breaking radio.”

For more information, please contact Ishai David at ishaid@rafael.co.il

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AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group, a Leading Provider of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Machine Learning and Perceptive Autonomy Technologies and Services

• Transaction significantly accelerates AeroVironment’s artificial intelligence and autonomy initiatives with best-in-class computer vision and machine perception capabilities

• Increases AeroVironment’s customer-funded research and development revenue

• Broadens the scope of AeroVironment’s advanced robotic systems engineering services for defense and commercial customers

AeroVironment, Inc. accelerates artificial intelligence and autonomy initiatives with acquisition of Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group. (Graphic: AeroVironment)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it has acquired Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a leader in the development of artificial intelligence-enabled computer vision, machine learning and perceptive autonomy technologies and provider of related services to United States government customers. The acquisition will significantly accelerate AeroVironment’s development of advanced autonomy capabilities for the company’s growing portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, increase customer-funded research and development revenue and broaden its advanced engineering services offering to defense and commercial customers. Under the terms of the transaction, AeroVironment acquired ISG for $30 million in cash and an earnout for Progeny Systems Corporation of up to $6 million over three years, based on the achievement of specific performance targets.

Founded in 2006, ISG performs research and development to create highly innovative machine learning, active perception and autonomy capabilities for Department of Defense and intelligence community customers. ISG’s software performs high-volume, automated analysis of still and video imagery from a broad spectrum of sources, including satellites, unmanned aircraft and fixed cameras, to detect specific objects, perform change detection assessment or discern “pattern of life” activity. With more than $10 million in fiscal year 2020 revenue, ISG is based in Manassas, Virginia and has 40 employees, all of whom are continuing in their current roles. The ISG team will merge with AeroVironment’s MacCready Works Advanced Solutions team to focus on expanding the company’s customer-funded research and development revenue, while also adding critical expertise and capabilities to expand AeroVironment’s artificial intelligence and autonomy portfolio.

“The ISG team is a leader in developing some of the most advanced artificial intelligence technologies and capabilities for United States government customers, including the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command and Air Force,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief executive officer. “Acquiring ISG will enhance the intelligence of our growing, multi-domain robotic systems portfolio, increase customer-funded research and development revenue and deepen our relationships with strategically important customers. Delivering higher-levels of intelligence and autonomy will improve the ability of our solutions to achieve customer mission objectives in permissive and anti-access/area-denied (A2/AD) environments through onboard processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) without requiring radio communication. These capabilities will further differentiate our solutions and help our customers Proceed with Certainty.”

“ISG’s cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision capabilities are extremely complementary and relevant to our unmatched portfolio of unmanned systems. We continue to grow and shape our portfolio to align with the evolving needs of our customers, as evidenced by today’s announcement, by our acquisition of Arcturus UAV and our pending acquisition of Telerob. We believe that our strategy will deliver significant value to our customers and our shareholders. This series of acquisitions, combined with our focused research and development investments and our strong balance sheet, position us very well to deliver capabilities our customers will value, and capitalize on the long-term market opportunities in front of us. We are excited about our future and the significant value creation potential of our business,” Mr. Nawabi added.

“We’re very pleased to have our Integrated Systems Group (ISG), a division of Progeny Systems Corporation, join the AeroVironment team” said Walt Kitonis, chief executive officer of Progeny Systems. “The people, skills, and technologies that each company has are extremely complementary and will bring big benefits to the warfighter. Our employees have worked well together in the past and we are excited to see how the combined teams’ abilities will allow rapid support and deployment for current and emerging warfighter requirements. Progeny Systems and AeroVironment will continue to support existing programs and together pursue new opportunities in the future.”

“AeroVironment is a global leader in tactical unmanned systems and a trusted provider of unique, customer-funded research and development services,” said Dr. Timothy Faltemier, managing director of ISG. “Joining AeroVironment provides a unique opportunity to develop cutting-edge computer vision and perceptive autonomy functions specifically tailored to individual robotic platforms and missions. The ISG team will expand AeroVironment’s capabilities in perceptive autonomy with our advanced computer vision technologies and expand the scope of its advanced engineering services, while deepening existing relationships with key U.S. government customers. We are very excited to join the AeroVironment team and contribute our expertise to the realization of its exciting portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems.”

The ISG facility in Virginia will now operate as AeroVironment’s new Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center. Within the AeroVironment Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center, the ISG team will collaborate with teams across AeroVironment to integrate cutting-edge technologies into the company’s growing offering and solution roadmap. For example, new artificial intelligence and perceptive autonomy capabilities from ISG will enable AeroVironment’s unmanned systems to identify specific objects autonomously while performing their missions and either proceed with or modify those missions, based on the objects they detect. These new capabilities will increase the effectiveness of AeroVironment’s solutions, reduce the workload of their operators and improve their ability to operate in complex or contested environments, where GPS signals and radio frequency communication may not be reliable or available.

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AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can Proceed with Certainty. Celebrating 50 years of innovation, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.

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Break Free CLP Now Available in New Size and Application

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February 24, 2021

Break Free CLP Now Available in New Size and Application
CLP-14, a one-ounce needle applicator and CLP-21, a two-ounce spray container.

JACKSONVILLE, FloridaBreak Free®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets,  announced today that it has released two new sizes of its popular Break Free CLP® (Cleaner, Lubricant & Preservative). Break Free CLP-14 is available in a compact, one-ounce needle container and CLP-21 available in a two-ounce spray container.

“Maintenance is crucial for the operation of firearms,” said Vincent Abrams, Category Manager for Safariland. “Break Free CLP has been tested in the most extreme military conditions. CLP can knock out existing fouling, lubricate the moving parts, and prevent more grime from building up. These two new sizes will make keeping Break Free CLP on-hand much easier and will bring Break Free CLP to more users. Protecting the working surfaces of your firearms has never been easier.”

Break Free CLP (MIL-SPEC 63460F Type-A) is more than just gun oil. Trusted by Agencies and Military around the world, it was the first to pass MIL-SPEC 63460. CLP cleans burnt powder residue and other fouling materials from the gun’s bore, moving parts, and exterior. The formula also reduces friction and protects against corrosion. CLP will not break down under extreme temperatures or pressure and is made from the highest-quality synthetic oils. For an all-in-one solution to service and preserve your firearm, use Break Free CLP.

Break Free CLP-14 is perfect for keeping in even the smallest of range bags. The one-ounce container has a needle applicator that allows for CLP application in those hard-to-reach areas. The MSRP is $5.98.

Break Free CLP-21 comes in a spray bottle. The two-ounce container is ideal for quick-fix moments on the range or after a round of clays for Over/Under Shotguns. MSRP is $6.98.

About Break Free®

Break Free® is a leading manufacturer of synthetic-based cleaners, lubricants and preservative compounds for military weapon maintenance, law enforcement, civilian firearms, high-performance sports equipment and industrial machinery.  Products such as the Powder Blast™, CLP® and Collector® protect the longevity and integrity of firearms.  Break Free is part of The Safariland Group. For more information, visit www.break-free.com.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and Nik®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit Safariland.com. Visit Med-Eng.com for information on this brand.

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INDRA registered losses of €-65M in 2020 impacted by covid, despite the fact that backlog increased +16% and debt was reduced to a 10-year low

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· Order intake grew +8.4% in local currency in 2020, pushed by Transport & Defence

· Backlog reached another new historic absolute high (€5,229m), implying 1.72x backlog/revenues LTM

· Revenues in 2020 decreased by -1.6% in local currency (-5.0% in reported terms), although in 4Q20 have grown + 1.0% in local currency vs 4Q19

· Strong impact of FX in 2020 (€-108m in revenues and €-7.3m in EBIT). The impact of FX in the fourth quarter was €-35m in revenues and €-3.6m in EBIT

· Operating Margin amounted to €168m in 2020 (5.5% margin) vs €257m in 2019 (8.0% margin) affected by the accumulated delays and the lower activity. Operating Margin in the fourth quarter stood at 9.0%, helped by the first positive consequences of the action plan

· 2020 EBIT reached €-33m vs €221m in 2019, affected by the delays and lower activity, the action plan provisions (€-189m) and the capital gain of Metrocall (+36m)

· Net Profit was €-65m in 2020 vs €121m in 2019

· Cash generation was €83m (including the €38m cash out of the workforce transformation plan)

· Net Debt (€481m) reached its lowest level in 10 years. Net Debt / EBITDA LTM ratio (excluding the impact of IFRS 16, the action plan costs and the capital gain of Metrocall) stood at 2.5x in 2020 vs 1.8x in 2019


Madrid, February 24th, 2021.- Fernando Abril-Martorell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Indra: “The results of the 2020 financial year have been deeply affected in profitability by the global crisis caused by the Covid, mainly reflected in delays in ongoing projects and in our client´s decision-making, given the severe macroeconomic deterioration in the main countries where we operate. Profitability was also impacted by the action plan provisions that the company took in July to face the crisis and the structural changes in the needs of our clients.

The effect of the crisis on our businesses has been unequal. Our Transport & Defence business has suffered a greater impact on revenues and underlying profitability (excluding extraordinary impacts) due to the higher volume of delays, although the demand for new projects has had a very positive performance, as reflected in the order intake and the accumulated backlog. For its part, Minsait had a lower impact on revenues, but higher in its operating margin, also suffering some weakness in demand.

Despite this difficult environment, it is worth highlighting the good evolution of the order intake and cash generation during the year. The backlog reached its highest historical level, fundamentally due to the order intake of Transport & Defence, while the cash generation has allowed us to reduce the net debt to its lowest level in 10 years.

With all this, and despite the considerable worsening of the pandemic during the second half of the year, we managed to meet the 2020 targets announced in July for revenue and EBIT in their lower range, while we have achieved a notable over delivery in cash generation.

Finally, I want to highlight the achievements in social, environmental, and corporate governance matters, reflected in the significant improvement in our ratings in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) and FTSE4Good indices, and our permanence in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality index. We also announced our ambitious emission reduction targets for the coming years and a roadmap for the complete decarbonization of Indra and its supply chain by 2050, in line with our firm commitment to the environment and against climate change.

In short, although the pandemic still affects the first months of this new year and continues to be a great source of uncertainty when budgeting for the year, we think that the starting level of our backlog and balance sheet, along with the savings that we should be able to materialize our action plan, should allow us to recover the pre-crisis levels this year, as reflected in our 2021 objectives, and to resume the shareholder remuneration policy this year”.

INDRA 2020 Results From Operations

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Galco’s FLETCH Has Over 180 Different Fits Available!

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Galco’s FLETCH Has Over 180 Different Fits Available!


PHOENIX, February 2021
Many shooters prefer to carry in a belt holster with a retention strap, and Galco offers several holsters with a fast and easy-to-use thumb break, including the extremely popular FLETCH™!
Equally popular with law enforcement and lawfully armed citizens, the FLETCH is one of Galco’s most enduring designs. Its unique two-piece construction is contoured to the natural curve of the hip, keeping all the molding on the front of the holster. This design offers significantly more comfortable carry and a narrower profile than an ordinary
pancake style holster.
Hand-molded to fit specific handguns, the FLETCH features a reinforced thumb break for security, firing grip accessibility for speed, and double-stitched seams for durability. The FLETCH is constructed of premium saddle leather and fits belts up to 1 3/4″ wide.
Now available for over 180 different gun models, the FLETCH comes in right or left hand draw with a choice of tan or black finish.
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Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco Holsters brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon and Kydex to meet the demands of today’s consumers. Women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly handcrafted in the USA since 1969.

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Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC!

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Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC!

Could your organization help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) develop the technological infrastructure required to support and accelerate drone integration?

Now’s your chance to be at the forefront of an emerging technology that normalizes drone operations at low altitude and supports the development of an UAS Traffic Management System (UTM). The Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), is a collaboration between the FAA and the private sector and provides drone pilots with easy access to controlled airspace through near real-time processing of airspace authorizations.

Applicants must have a mature product at time of application. Interested parties should review how to apply before submitting their application.

The application period opens on May 3, 2021.

Key dates:

  • May 3, 2021 – June 4, 2021 Application Period
  • June 7, 2021 – July 9, 2021 FAA Submission Review
  • July 12, 2021 – August 13, 2021 Technical Interviews
  • August 16, 2021 – October 15, 2021 Formal Onboarding

This is not a standard government acquisition, so there is no Screening Information Request (SIR) or Request for Proposal (RFP) related to this effort.

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NDIA’s Carlisle lays out emerging tech priorities to SASC

Feb. 24, 2021

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NDIA’s Carlisle testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee
Better rules of the road and pulling through innovation to the services are key to meeting defense’s emerging tech demands, CEO tells lawmakers
ARLINGTON, VA — The character of war has changed, NDIA’S Hawk Carlisle told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with the threat not “boots on the ground in far-off theaters” but “in the domains of cyberspace and actual space.”
“Adversaries know they cannot outlast American industrial might today. But they are making gains in changing this calculus,” said Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association. He testified with Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp, and Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, president of Schmidt Futures and chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
The trio were invited to share their expertise on emerging technologies and national security and what the United States must do to develop and deploy these technologies faster. The three agreed solid funding, reliable defense budgets and a better acquisition strategy are all key to this goal.
U.S. adversaries get stronger every day, Carlisle said, “unconstrained by a fiscal year budget and without the concerns of possible continuing resolutions to inhibit their ability to innovate” while waiting for the funding to come through. Contractors, particularly small businesses, cannot sustain in the holding pattern such fiscal decisions put them in, he said.
The 2018 National Defense Strategy’s 11 modernization priorities are the right focus because “we know our peer competitors are investing in these areas as well, especially China,” Carlisle said. China has made great gains in hypersonics “by outspending us, outpacing us and building on our work,” he said. China also has made fast advancements in space and is investing deeply in artificial intelligence and biotechnology.
Among key points of Carlisle’s testimony:
* Winning the Great Power Competition means “identifying ways to efficiently and effectively deliver from research and development to acquisition, from commercial as well as traditional defense firms, to pull forward and not leave this technology to solely the commercial market or sitting on the shelf,” he said.
* Small business must play a greater role in technology development. Look for opportunities to use the Small-Business Innovation Research program, in particular the “time-saving authorities” in SBIR Phase III, to get technologies under contract and to the warfighter faster.
* Ramp up the use of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Innovation Unit, the Space Development Agency and AFWERX to bring more nontraditional players into the defense arena.
* Make greater collaboration across the military services to identify and deploy technology without duplicating efforts.
Carlisle’s testimony is available here<
https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Carlisle_02-23-21.pdf>. The full hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is available here<https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/21-02-23-emerging-technologies-and-their-impact-on-national-security>.

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The legend continues with the HK SP5

The HK SP5. The legend continues.

The Heckler & Koch MP5 is arguably the most imitated pistol-caliber carbine in the world. But, even a pretty good copy is still just a copy. The truth is, you can only get a real HK from HK. And now, there is finally an authentic sporting version of the MP5 in the U.S. And, it’s a real HK.

The new SP5 makes all those generic MP5 copies look like nothing more than gun store consolidation prizes.

The SP5 was developed by Heckler & Koch as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun. The backbone of the SP5 is the roller-delayed blowback operating system, which is legendary for its accuracy, reliability and smooth shooting dynamic. And, as the world’s most popular pistol-caliber carbine platform, the SP5 is supported by an aftermarket loaded with accessories and customization options, providing everything you need to make your own legally registered short-barreled rifle.

The SP5 is available in standard configuration or the limited production SP5K-PDW semiautomatic civilian sporting version of the ultimate close-quarters weapon: the HK MP5K. The “K” designation is from the German word for short, “kurz,” thus the K model’s shorter barrel and receiver.

HK. Who wants a copy when you can own the real thing?

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German Bundeswehr to equip Leopard 2 MBT’s with Rafael’s TROPHY™ APS

Trophy on Leopard_smallTel Aviv, February 23, 2021 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is announcing that the German Federal Ministry of Defense has decided to equip the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 MBTs with Rafael’s Trophy™ Active Protection Systems (APS).

Following the decision, which was made by the BAAINBw and approved by the Bundestag, Rafael was awarded a contract for an initial batch of Trophy systems, which includes a contract with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), the Leopard MBTs OEM, entailing the provision of systems for a company of tanks, interceptors, and spare parts, as well as operational and technical training. The systems will be delivered over the next several years.

It is expected that in the future Germany will procure additional Trophy systems to equip most of its modern fleet of Leopard 2 MBT’s with APS capabilities.

Developed by Rafael in response to successful anti-armor attacks, Trophy APS provides mature, combat-proven protection against rocket and missile threats and simultaneously locates the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response. Trophy is the only fully-integrated, combat-proven APS in the world and has been installed on Israel Defense Forces’ Merkava tanks since 2010, as well as on the Namer APCs. Trophy has made numerous combat interceptions with no injuries to crews or dismounted troops or damage to platforms since its first operational interception in 2011. Trophy has accrued over 1,000,000 operating hours, including 5,400 successful field tests, and is now under contract for serial production of over 1,800 systems.

In January, Rafael and partner DRS announced that they had completed the delivery of Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) ordered by the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks, under contracts awarded on an urgent need basis by the Army’s Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems.

Dr. Ran Gozali, EVP and Head of The Land and Naval Division, Rafael: Germany is joining an exclusive group of advanced tier-1 nations who have chosen Trophy APS to protect their troops and assets from the ever-increasing threat of anti-armor warfare. We are thankful to the German government for joining other user nations and for their confidence in our system and our experience, and we look forward to working with KMW on the integration and installation of Trophy on the Leopard 2 and on future platforms.

About Rafael

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea, and space applications for the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli defense establishment, as well as for customers around the world. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. Rafael is one of Israel’s three largest defense companies, and employs 8,000 people and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers, including in the United States. Please consult Rafael’s online site at www.rafael.co.il.

For more information, please contact Ishai David at ishaid@rafael.co.il

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Introducing the New Hellcat RDP – Rapid Defense Package

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The Hellcat, the highest capacity micro 9mm in the world, is now offered in the Rapid Defense Package (RDP) configuration. Paired with a HEX micro red dot and a Self Indexing Compensator the Hellcat RDP delivers fast target acquisition and rapid, accurate follow-up shots. Also new on the Hellcat RDP is an optional ambidextrous manual safety and the Gen 2 trigger with enhanced ergonomics.

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Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Becomes First Female to Capture an Overall PCC Championship in Competition

Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Takes Overall PCC Title at Florida Open 

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 23, 2021) – SIG SAUER congratulates Team SIG professional shooter Lena Miculek for a remarkable career first for taking the Overall Championship Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) division title at the 2021 Annual Florida Open.  Additionally, Miculek earned the High Lady title and First Grandmaster for the competition.    

“Congratulations to Lena on this historical win and earning the overall championship title for the PCC division at this year’s Florida Open,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.  “We are extremely proud of Lena for this monumental achievement, and for being a trail blazer for females in the industry.  This is just the start of the 2021 competition season and knowing how dedicated Lena is to her training, and her unmatched skill as a PCC competitor, we can’t wait to see what her achievements will be as the 2021 season continues to unfold.”

To earn her multiple titles at the 2021 Florida Open, Lena competed through ten stages using her MPX PCC 9mm with a ROMEO3XL red dot reflex sight. 

“This match was a difficult one, but my goal throughout was consistency and I managed to come away with a personal achievement that I am very proud of,” added Miculek.  “In 2021 I set some lofty goals for myself which included taking my PCC competition to the next level and proving, through wins like this, that females in professional shooting sports can consistently move past the high lady title and win it all.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO3XL red dot reflex sight used by Team SIG Pro Shooter Lena Miculek can be purchased online at sigsauer.com/store or retailers everywhere.

The 2021 Florida Open was hosted by Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida, February 18 -21, 2021.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.  Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,300 employees across nine locations.  For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

FIREARMS  • AMMUNITION  • ELECTRO-OPTICS  • SUPPRESSORS  • AIRGUNS  • TRAINING

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German Precision Optics RANGETRACKER1800 Rangefinder Now Available In Black at a Lower Price

German Precision Optics RANGETRACKER™ 1800 Rangefinder
Now Available In Black at a Lower Price

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 23, 2021) — In response to customer requests, German Precision Optics (GPO) USA’s popular compact, lightweight, one-handed RANGETRACKER 1800 Rangefinder is now available in black. Introduced last year in green, this handheld rangefinder allows the hunter to accurately range its target out to 1800 yards with one of the fastest laser rangefinding systems on the market.

The GPO RANGETRACKER™ features state-of-the-art optical and electronic technology for both long-range rifle hunting and close archery usage (6 yards.) Designed with a high transmission optical system coated with GPO’s proprietary GPObright™ lens coatings, both line of sight and/or True-range™ adjusted angle distance readings, a Hyperscan™ feature that provides three readings per second, and Targetseeker™ technology that offers “best” and “last” laser hits. The display is an HLDC system that allows up to 25 percent more light to get through the optical system, making it usable in very low-light situations.
“We do our best to answer the needs of our customers,” said Mike Jensen, GPO owner and CEO. “They requested this product in black. We not only are bringing it out in black, but we have also lowered the price.”
The RANGETRACKER, now available in both green and black, has a new suggested retail selling price of $349.99 and is currently available at retailers nationwide. For more information on this product line CLICK HERE, call 1-844-MY-BINOS (692-4667) or visit
www.gpo-usa.com.
About GPO USA
German Precision Optics was founded on the premise that design, engineering and quality management is 100-percent controlled in Germany to its strictest standards, yet products can be produced at some of the largest production facilities around the world. This unique corporate structure allows GPO to offer the highest quality products with better features at a significantly better price. The company is 100-percent confident that all of its products will not only function perfectly but will exceed all expectations. Therefore, GPO, USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. With outstanding professional service, GPO USA will take care of its products before, during, and after the purchase at no charge, ever. Founded in 2016, GPO has its U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Va. For more information on GPO USA, visit
www.gpo-usa.com or call 844-MY BINOS (844-692-4667).

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Hatsan’s Full-Auto Blitz .30 Cal

Bentonville, AZ (February 23, 2021) – The Blitz is a select-fire semi-/full-auto, Pre-Charged Pneumatic, .30 caliber air rifle that produces upwards of 50 ft-lbs of energy. Users can easily switch between either firing mode with just the flick of a switch. The gas-operated cycling mechanism does not rely on battery power and is capable of firing at a high rate of speed. This new rifle features a large 580cc carbon fiber air tank that can provide over 100 shots of semi- or full-auto excitement. Two 16-round spring rotary magazines are included with the rifle, and the loading key has its own unique storage space on the stock.

The tactical all-weather synthetic stock not only looks great but boasts excellent ergonomic features, as well. The integrated pistol grip has rubberized panels to help facilitate a secure grip in any environment. An elevation adjustable cheek rest ensures proper sight alignment, and the buttpad is both elevation and angle adjustable so it can be customized to fit just right.

Equipped from the factory is a 1-piece carry handle with adjustable open sights that can be removed to make way for lighted and/or magnified optics of choice. Hatsan’s standard combination optics rail is integrated into the top of the receiver, allowing for the use of either 11mm dovetail or 22mm Weaver mounts. Three Picatinny accessory rails surround the air cylinder for ultimate flexibility in accessory mounting options. The Blitz also features a built-in manometer that is color-coded for easy reference.

Blitz Features:

  • Select fire, semi-/full-auto, Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle
  • Currently available in .30 caliber
  • Detachable spring rotary magazine holds 16 pellets
  • 2 Magazines included
  • Gas-operated cycling mechanism does not rely on batteries
  • 580cc carbon fiber air tank fills to 250 BAR (3625 PSI)
  • Tactical all-weather synthetic stock with integrated pistol grip
  • Rubber pistol grip panels for enhanced control and feel
  • Elevation adjustable cheek rest
  • Elevation and angle adjustable rubber butt pad
  • Combination 22mm Weaver and 11mm Dovetail optics rail
  • Included 1-piece carry handle with open sights
  • Built-in pressure gauge to monitor tank pressure
  • Black anodized aluminum receiver and barrel shroud
  • Manual safety switch
  • Fitted/integrated sling mounts

Blitz Specifications:

  • .30 Caliber
  • Max Velocity: 730 FPS
  • Max Energy: 53 Ft-lbs
  • Magazine Capacity: 16 pellets
  • Air Cylinder Volume: 580cc
  • Fill Pressure: 250 BAR (3625 PSI)
  • Number of Shots: 100
  • Tactical synthetic pistol grip stock with adjustable cheek rest and butt pad
  • Overall Length: 45.2″
  • Barrel Length: 23″
  • Weight: 8.9 lbs
  • MSRP: $999.99

HatsanUSA Inc., provides U.S. customers the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality, craftsmanship and hard-hitting performance of Escort Shotguns, Hatsan Airguns, H&N Pellets, TactAir Fill Solutions, and Optima Optics.

For more information, please visit WWW.HATSANUSA.COM

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Otis Announces 2020 Customer & Representative Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Otis Technology Announces Annual Awards

Otis Technology is proud to announce their 2020 annual awards for the following categories:
Customers of the Year, Elite Partners of the Year, and their Sporting Goods and Law Enforcement Sales Awards.
See below for the Press Release on each of these awards.

OTIS ANNOUNCES 2020 CUSTOMERS OF THE YEAR

Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is proud to announce the 2020 Customer of the Year awards.  Typically presented at SHOT Show, this year the awards were presented via virtual meetings in early February.  Davidson’s was named Customer of the Year for the commercial market and Rally Point Tactical was named Distributor of the Year for the international market.
Otis recognized Davidson’s as the 2020 Customer of the Year.  Tom Knudtson, Director of Commercial Sales for Otis Technology, presented the award to Davidson’s and stated, “Our partnership began in late 2018 and has experienced explosive growth, quickly earning top accolades as our number one distributor in our sporting goods segment. Last year was nothing short of impressive, with overall sales growth rising 1000%+ over 2019. Their team has been flexible and has become a valued partner in servicing Otis customers nationwide. We look forward to growing with them further.”
Otis also recognized Rally Point Tactical as 2020 International Distributor of the Year.  The award was presented by Brad McIntyre, Vice President of Government & International Sales for Otis Technology. “This is a company that has positioned themselves to be a key strategic international partner for Otis. Rally Point Tactical has shown significant growth year over year since becoming a partner back in 2014,” said Brad. He continued, “Otis is proud of what this company has achieved, outfitting the Danish military with our weapon cleaning gear and helping us reach a market that would otherwise be unattainable. I look forward to 2021 and beyond.”
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is AMERICA’S GUN CARE.

OTIS ANNOUNCES 2020 ELITE PARTNERS OF THE YEAR

Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is proud to announce the 2020 Elite Partners of the Year, recognizing those which excelled in the Elite Partner Program Otis offers to qualifying customers.
Otis recognized Riflegear as the 2020 Elite Partner of the Year for the commercial market. The award was presented by Western Regional Sales Manager, Kenda Campbell. “Riflegear joined our Elite Partner Program in 2019 and has worked closely with our sales representatives to achieve a highly successful catalog of our products, carrying a wide selection of Otis, Shooter’s Choice, and a newly added DRD Tactical,” Kenda stated. She continued, “Between their two locations, sales have increased almost 200% over 2019 and in turn are able to offer their customers a robust selection of cleaning and maintenance products. With momentum still gaining, we’re excited to continue growing and thriving with this partner.”
Riflegear recently opened their second location with an indoor gun range in Texas.
Otis also named American Public Safety as the 2020 Elite Partner of the Year for the Law Enforcement market. This award was presented by Law Enforcement Sales Manager Mollie Martin, who had this to say: “As a long standing partner of Otis, they have been instrumental in our recent successes. They sell our brands with passion and respect and were a huge help in both navigating a difficult 2020 and helping to get personal protective equipment into the hands of law enforcement agencies around the country. We applaud their support of helping keep our frontline heroes safe.”
American Public Safety has been a partner of Otis Technology since early 2018.
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is AMERICA’S GUN CARE.

2020 SALES REPRESENTATIVE AND AGENCY AWARDS

Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology presented their 2020 Sporting Goods and Law Enforcement Sales Awards in early February. Typically presented at SHOT Show, this year they were presented through several video meetings. 
Every year Otis Technology presents awards to the sales representatives and agencies which have shown initiative, sales growth, outstanding effort and customer service over the course of the last year. Otis Technology has recognized Mr. Ray Ragolta of Alliance Sports Group, LLC as the 2020 Sales Representative of the Year and Mr. Travis Russell of 144th Marketing Group has been recognized as their 2020 Law Enforcement Sales Representative of the Year.
“Ray shows the dedication and drive to grow the Otis brand in his territory,” said Tom Knudtson, Director of Commercial Sales.  He continued, “he has dedicated himself to becoming an expert on the product and his customers have come to rely on him to help make informed decisions about their gun accessory lines.”
Otis Technology’s Law Enforcement Sales Manager, Mollie Martin, had this to say: “Travis is passionate about our gear and the Law Enforcement community and embodies the brand. Travis wholeheartedly jumped on board to help facilitate getting PPE into agency hands when they were in dire need.” Martin continued, “we can count on him to get the job done across all brands, and he has directly contributed to exponential sales growth in his territory.”
Otis also recognized its sales agencies that are key advocates for the Otis brand.  This year, Otis recognized Jeff Robles & Associates as its 2020 Sales Agency of the Year and Keystone Manufacturer’s Representatives as the 2020 Law Enforcement Sales Agency of the Year.
“As Otis’ longest tenured agency, it’s no wonder that Jeff Robles & Associates has once again gone above and beyond to represent us. Their team continues to show enthusiasm and knowledge of the product we offer, driving business in competitive categories,” stated Kenda Campbell, Western Sales Manager. “2020 threw a lot of curves at us, and their team jumped on board to not only sell PPE during the first months of the pandemic, but they also never let up on procuring our core orders.”
“Once again we’ve chosen Keystone Manufacturer’s Representatives as our LE agency of the year,” stated Martin.  She continued, “They do exceptional work with our partners and agencies in their territory. Their communication and collaboration with Otis has contributed to over 200% growth in the last year and when we bring on new products, they hit the ground running with them.”
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is AMERICA’S GUN CARE.

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Vortex Optics SPITFIRE™ HD GEN II 2 5x Prism Scope

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There’s no shortage of prism optics on the market but few, if any, can come close to the clarity, resolution and color fidelity of Vortex Optics’ Spitfire HD GEN II 5x offering. Impressive is the only word that adequately describes its function and mounting flexibility.

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SAAMI Announces Acceptance of New Cartridges

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NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,®Inc., (SAAMI®), the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition and components, announced the acceptance of new rifle and pistol cartridges for SAAMI standardization.

Developed by Ruag Ammotec USA, the 300 Norma Magnum was introduced with a Maximum Average Pressure of 61,000 psi, with a 230-gr bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,890 fps.

Developed by Ruag Ammotec USA, the 338 Norma Magnum was introduced with a Maximum Average Pressure of 62,500 psi, with a 300-gr bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,670 fps.

Developed by Kahr Arms, the 429 Desert Eagle was introduced with a Maximum Average Pressure of 46,000 psi, with a 240-gr bullet traveling at a velocity of 1,720 fps.

For further information on these new cartridges please visit https://saami.org/technical-information/new-cartridge-chamber-drawings/.


About SAAMI

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, is dedicated to creating and promulgating technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition and components, and is committed to being the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible design, manufacture, transportation, storage and use of these products.

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Blackhawk® Releases New Stache™ IWB Concealment Holster

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Ambidextrous and Modular Holster Gives Shooters Flexibility While Carrying

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – February 22, 2021 – Blackhawk®, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, has announced the release of its new StacheIWB Concealment Holster. Meticulously engineered, this Inside the Waistband (IWB) holster is the ultimate solution for everyday carry, with the perfect balance of comfort, rigidity, and modularity.

Constructed with impact-reinforced, injection-molded polymer, the Stache IWB outperforms the design and material limitations of Kydex® holsters at a price that doesn’t break the bank.  With its ambidextrous design, the Stache IWB also gives both right- and left-handed shooters a comfortable and versatile carry option. The Stache also comes standard with a low-profile shirt guard for added comfort without inhibiting the draw stroke.

“If the holster isn’t comfortable, eventually the carrier will choose a different holster – or worse, stop carrying entirely,” said Justin Hoffman, Blackhawk product manager. “We want people to carry, which is why we developed the Stache.”

Designed to never be seen, the Stache gives users unparalleled comfort and firearm security. The Stache utilizes an optional concealment claw to reduce printing and to add a greater level of stability when carried.

“The concealment claw uses opposing leverage on the interior of the belt, so as the belt pulls the holster in, the claw pushes out,” said Hoffman. “By harnessing this leverage, the pistol grip is pulled in toward the body, reducing printing. By changing out the different sized leverage pads provided, users can tailor the concealment factor to their gun, their body type, and their preference.”

Additional features on the Stache include a 1.5-inch J-style belt clip for secure attachment, as well as height and cant adjustment for both the holster and the optional magazine carrier. Available in Base and Premium configurations, the holster is compatible with a variety of other Blackhawk IWB carry accessories and with Discreet Carry Concepts Gear Clips™.

Optics ready, the Stache IWB is designed to accept popular handgun mounted red dot sights. Multiple variations of the Stache IWB Holster are available to fit a wide range of handguns including the GLOCK 17, GLOCK 19, GLOCK 43, GLOCK 48, SIG SAUER P365, S&W M&P 2.0, S&W Shield, Colt Commander, Taurus G2C and Ruger LC9.

“The Stache was designed by concealed carriers, for concealed carriers,” concluded Hoffman. “When you put it on, carry it and train with it, you will understand why.”

MSRP for the Stache IWB Holster is $39.95 for the Base option and $64.95 for the Premium configuration. For more information about the Stache IWB Holster including in-depth product videos, imagery and specs, visit Blackhawk.com.

About Blackhawk

In 1990, a Navy SEAL was navigating a minefield when his pack failed. As his gear tumbled to the ground, he vowed that if he got out of there alive he would make gear the right way. Today, this obsession with quality applies to everything we do. We’re constantly researching, refining and perfecting every detail to provide gear that won’t let you down. Because we’re not just making stuff – we’re honoring a vow.

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LUNAR 9: Flawless Functionality ⬇️

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AeroVironment, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Expands Portfolio with Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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AeroVironment, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Expands Portfolio with Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems

• Arcturus UAV’s complementary capabilities provide program diversification, increase key customer penetration and enhance shareholder value

• Transaction adds leading medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems to AeroVironment’s portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems

• Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) JUMP 20 unmanned aircraft system delivers reliable, multi-mission capabilities without launchers or runways to USSOCOM and other customers

AeroVironment completes acquisition of Arcturus UAV (Photo: AeroVironment)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 22, 2021 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, today announced it had completed its acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Inc. a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The approximately $405 million transaction was previously announced in a press release on January 13, 2021.

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) selected Arcturus UAV as one of six companies qualified for the potential $975 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity MEUAS IV contract in June 2020. The contract enables awardees to compete for site-specific task orders and provide USSOCOM with unmanned aircraft systems services and support for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations. Arcturus UAV employs its VTOL JUMP 20 in support of USSOCOM operations, minimizing the logistical footprint of UAS operations while delivering multi-payload, multi-mission capabilities. Arcturus UAV is also one of four awardees selected for funded development and demonstrations supporting the U.S. Army’s FTUAS program, a potential billion dollar, and next-generation UAS program.

“Like AeroVironment, the Arcturus UAV team is laser-focused on supporting its customers around the world with the most reliable and effective products and services for their missions,” said Wahid Nawabi, president and chief executive officer. “As we welcome the Arcturus UAV team to AeroVironment, we commit to maintaining or exceeding the high level of service our existing and new customers experience. The JUMP 20 and T-20 platforms, combined with associated ISR services, represent a significant expansion to AeroVironment’s portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems that will enhance long-term shareholder value and help our customers around the world Proceed with Certainty.”

AeroVironment completed the acquisition of Arcturus UAV on February 19, 2021, resulting in Arcturus UAV becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary operating under the AeroVironment brand.

ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS

AeroVironment’s portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems includes small footprint, runway-independent unmanned aircraft systems. The JUMP 20, T-20 and Puma™ LE provide extended range, multi-payload capabilities, and the RQ-20A/B Puma™, RQ-11B Raven®, RQ-12A Wasp®, VAPOR® Helicopter and automated Quantix™ Recon deliver highly tactical, frontline situational awareness.  These solutions deliver increased, multi-mission capabilities and the option of selecting the appropriate aircraft based on the type of mission to be performed. These capabilities have the potential to provide significant force protection and force multiplication benefits to small tactical units and security personnel, as well as greater safety, scalability and cost-savings to commercial operators. AeroVironment provides turnkey ISR and support services worldwide to ensure a consistently high level of mission success. AeroVironment has delivered tens of thousands of new and replacement unmanned air vehicles to customers within the United States and to more than 50 allied governments. For more information visit https://www.avinc.com/uas.

ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT, INC.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can Proceed with Certainty. Celebrating 50 years of innovation, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of our control, that may cause our business, strategy or actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to perform under existing contracts and obtain additional contracts; changes in the regulatory environment; the activities of competitors; failure of the markets in which we operate to grow; failure to expand into new markets; failure to develop new products or integrate new technology with current products; and general economic and business conditions in the United States and elsewhere in the world. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


CONTACTS

Makayla Thomas

AeroVironment, Inc.

+1 (805) 520-8350

pr@avinc.com

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Galco’s Concealed Carry Belt Holster Collection!

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Galco’s Concealed Carry Belt Holster Collection!

PHOENIX, February 2021
Belt holsters remain a very popular choice for concealed carry, and Galco has an entire collection of belt holsters crafted from different materials.
The
Combat Master™ is a premium steerhide belt holster hand-molded to fit specific handguns. This gives it excellent retention properties along with a beautiful appearance. The traditional high-riding pancake-style design pulls the handgun tight to the body and making defensive handguns disappear under even light clothing. It features an open top with firing grip accessibility for speed.
The hybrid
TacSlide™ combines steerhide and Kydex for a belt holster that’s fast, concealable, and very economical. Open top and neutral cant make the draw fast and simple, while the wide spacing of the belt slots pulls the handgun in tight to the body. Compact, secure and versatile, the open-muzzle design of the TacSlide makes it a favorite of gun carriers who own multiple barrel lengths of the same firearm model.
The Kydex
Corvus™ has an open top for fast draw, adjustment for ride height and cant, and comfortable forward molding. With the bonus of quick conversion to IWB carry, the highly versatile Corvus is a superior choice for defensive handgun carry.
See all of Galco’s
belt holsters!



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800-874-2526 
dealersales@galcoholsters.com

Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco Holsters brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon and Kydex to meet the demands of today’s consumers. Women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly handcrafted in the USA since 1969.

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Interior Department Welcomes Newest Members of Leadership Team

US Department of the Interior News Release

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced additional members of the agency leadership team working to steward America’s natural, cultural and historic resources, and honor our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes.
“As we work to advance President Biden’s vision for a clean energy future that creates good-paying jobs, protects the environment, and powers our nation, we are thrilled to welcome our newest teammates. The diverse experiences of our staff will help us address the four intersecting challenges that the president has made a priority for his administration: COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change — all of which disproportionately impact Tribal communities with whom we have a critical trust responsibility,” said Jennifer Van der Heide, Chief of Staff.
Previous leadership announcements can be found
here and here. Interior’s political team proudly reflects the diversity of America, with more than 50% identifying as BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color) and 80% as women.
The appointees are listed below in alphabetical order along with their new role:

  • Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D. – Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Office of the Secretary
  • Daniel Cordalis – Deputy Solicitor, Water
  • Nada Culver – Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management
  • Bryan Newland – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs

Biographies are listed below:
Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D. – Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Office of the Secretary
Shakiyya Bland is an educator, mathematics curriculum designer, and equity leader with more than 10 years of experience. Shakiyya produces culturally responsive instructional strategies to support scholars’ racial and cultural identities as contributors to STEM education. Shakiyya is an educational consultant, Institute for Teachers of Color femtor, BetterLesson, Inc. Master Teacher, KSDE Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Consultant, and Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. She has served as a Congressional Policy Fellow for the past seven months in Representative Deb Haaland’s office managing priority issues, conducting research, developing legislation and strategies for legislative priorities, and managing and responding to constituent correspondence.
Daniel Cordalis – Deputy Solicitor, Water
Daniel Cordalis has more than a decade of experience working on natural resource and complex water and land management issues on behalf of Tribal governments and conservation groups. Daniel most recently worked in private practice. He previously was an attorney with Earthjustice, the Yurok Tribe, and clerked for the Colorado Supreme Court and the Native American Rights Fund. After graduating from Rice University, Daniel received a M.A. focused on hydrology and a J.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Raised in southwest Colorado, Daniel is a Navajo Tribal member and lives with his family outside Arcata, California.
Nada Culver – Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management
Nada Wolff Culver most recently served as the Vice President, Public Lands and Senior Policy Counsel at the National Audubon Society. Prior to joining Audubon, Nada was the Senior Counsel and Senior Director for Policy and Planning at The Wilderness Society. Nada began her career in the private sector, working on a variety of environmental issues including energy development and environmental remediation, and was a partner with the law firm of Patton Boggs. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Bryan Newland – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs
Bryan Newland is a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community (Ojibwe), where he recently completed his tenure as Tribal President. Prior to that, Bryan served as Chief Judge of the Bay Mills Tribal Court. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a Counselor and Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Law. Bryan enjoys hiking and kayaking the shores of Lake Superior, and is a nature photography enthusiast.



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About the U.S. Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges and create opportunities for the American people, and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities to help them prosper.

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NDIA’S Carlisle goes before Senate Armed Services Committee today

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ARLINGTON, VA – Hawk Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, will testify Tuesday, Feb. 23, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, addressing the importance of emerging technologies and their impact on national security, the Arlington, Virginia-based trade group announces.
The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and will be broadcast live at this link<
https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/21-02-23-emerging-technologies-and-their-impact-on-national-security>. Carlisle will appear with Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and cofounder of Schmidt Futures, and Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp.
A former four-star general with nearly 40 years in the Air Force, Carlisle is an expert on emerging technologies, particularly those that are key to the U.S. military’s success. He also knows well the development of these technologies in what has become the “great power competition” with U. S. adversarial nations. He will discuss the main applied sciences needed now, their timeline to development and what obstacles there may be.
This will be the first hearing under Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) newly appointed committee chairman. About 20 committee members are expected to attend.
For media queries, contact Evamarie Socha at the information listed below.

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Evamarie Socha
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(703) 247-2579 | Cell (703) 472-3806 | NDIA.org<
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EXTREMA RATIO – ERMES

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ERMES is the commemorative knife designed with the Special Operative Helicopter Regiment (R.E.O.S.) which is part of the Italian army aviation.

R.E.O.S. is the operational unit of helicopters supporting the special forces composed by specifically trained staff, particularly trained and equipped in order to support military activities in every operational context.

The stylized knife guards represent the wings present in the heraldic symbol of the regiment.

It is available in two different versions:

ERMES SATIN ORDINANZA” with satin blade and ABS suitcase.

ERMES BLACK OPERATIVO” with burnished blade.

The steel used is the reliable Bölher N690Co heat treated at 58 HRC.

Fiberglass-reinforced polyamide FRN (Fiber Reinforced Nylon) was chosen for the handle.

The hybrid sheath in Kydex and fabric has a belt attachment with MOLLE system.

TECHNICAL SHEET:

Weight g.: 229
Weight oz.: 8,07
Blade Length (mm): 140
Blade Length (in): 5,51
Total Length (mm): 256
Total Length (in): 10,08
Blade Thickness (mm):6,3
Blade Thickness (in):2,48
Blade Material: BöHLER N690 STEEL (58HRC)
Blade Finishing (ERMES BLACK OPERATIVO): MIL-C-13924 BURNISHING
Blade Finishing (ERMES SATIN ORDINANZA): SATIN
Main Grid:FLAT
Handle Material: NYLON / FIBER GLASS (FRN)

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Iveco Defence Vehicles at IDEX 2021

IDEX 2021 (21st – 25th February) represents not only a symbolic restart but also gives Iveco Defense Vehicles the chance to display its newest developments and to highlight its latest commercial successes to customers and visitors to the show.

The Iveco 4×4 MTV – Medium Tactical Vehicles [©Iveco Defense Vehicles]

MTV – Medium Tactical Vehicle: Iveco Defense Vehicles benefits from a consolidated experience in the domain of multirole protected vehicles, with the best seller Light Multirole Vehicle LMV 1, adopted by 14 Countries, and the heavier Medium Protected Vehicle MPV in service in Italy and Lebanon. Both vehicles have already been extensively deployed in high-risk operations where a great number of soldiers have been saved during ballistic/mines/IEDs attacks, fulfilling one of the primary goals required by any customer. The range has been completed by a brand-new vehicle, the Medium Tactical Vehicle MTV, presented in IDEX for the first time.

Iveco Defense Vehicles multirole vehicles range now includes vehicles between 7 and 19 tons GVW: MUV – Multirole Utility Vehicle, LMV 1 and LMV 2 – Light Multirole Vehicle, MPV – Medium Protected Vehicle and the new-born MTV – Medium Tactical Vehicle, with a GVW of 12,000 kg, which fills a gap much requested by the market. MTV is a modular and versatile vehicle platform, common base for all its variants, both protected and unprotected. This high-performance vehicle efficiently adapts to a variety of users: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Units and Military Police.

The common elements of the different variants are the 6-cylinders 6.7 liters Diesel engine, able to reach 207 kW of power and 1000 Nm of torque, the automated transmission and the permanent 4×4 wheel-drive with 3 fully lockable differentials and high and low gears. Protection is a fundamental feature as well: Iveco Defense Vehicles has made use of its deep expertise gained with LMV and MPV platforms. MTV variants, short and long cab and monocoque, are manufactured from ballistic steel and benefit from an add-on steel protection kit, which increases the ballistic and blast protection levels.

In terms of crew transportation, the Soft-Top and Hard-Top versions can accommodate a team of 2+2. The Pick-up can accommodate a crew of 2. The Casualty transport can accommodate a crew of 2+2 lying or 2+4 sitting casualties. The Military Police / Air Force Security Vehicle can accommodate a crew of 2+6. Moreover, MTV benefits from the latest digital systems, with CANBUS J1939, ready for C4I systems, in combination with EMI/EMC according to standards MIL-STD 461 and AECTP 500.

The MTV platform has been selected by the Dutch Ministry of Defence for the “DVOW 12kN and RCWS”, that foresees the procurement of 12kN vehicles, 120 of them fitted with a Remotely Controlled Weapon Station. This project has by far been the biggest procurement plan in Europe for multirole vehicles over the last 10 years, both in terms of budget and number of vehicles. On November 28th, 2019, Iveco Defense Vehicles signed the contract with the Dutch Ministry of Defence to initially provide 918 medium multirole protected vehicles. In December 2020, an additional batch of 267 vehicles has been ordered by the Dutch MoD increasing the fleet to a total of 1185 units.

The Iveco SUPERAV Land is a derivative of the US Marine Corps ACV 1.1 contender [©Iveco Defense Vehicles]

SUPERAV Land: Iveco Defense Vehicles has a long-standing tradition of excellence in developing wheeled armored platforms that dates back to the 1930s, when the plant was established in Bolzano, Northern Italy. Since then, the company has developed several 4×4 armored vehicles for the Italian Army, but the most significant experience comes from the development of the Centauro 8×8 armored fighting vehicle and its successor, the Centauro2.

The new SUPERAV Land 8×8 armored vehicle represents a new era for the evolution of the company’s land platforms. Inspiration came from SUPERAV 8×8 amphibious armored vehicle, protagonist of the US Marine Corps ACV 1.1 program, which BAE Systems was awarded, in partnership with Iveco Defense Vehicles.

SUPERAV Land has been independently developed by Iveco Defense Vehicles, starting from SUPERAV 8×8 design, with the purpose of providing a modular vehicle for land operation with higher protection level and survivability, while relying on high-level system reliability, thoroughly assessed during thousands of hours of demanding performance and capabilities tests. Equipped with a new generation Iveco 6-cylinder multi-fuel engine with 700 horsepower and 3.000 Nm torque, coupled with an automatic 7 speed transmission coupled with retarder and with proprietary H-type driveline, SUPERAV Land provides unique performance in terms of speed and acceleration, performing best-in-class mobility on all terrains.

The suspended interior seat structure can host up to 8 troops while the positions for the crew are 3. Thanks to an ideal combination of power, protection and payload, SUPERAV Land guarantees improved survivability against KE-threats, mines as well as IEDs and force protection over currently fielded systems. Its modular reinforced roof is designed to maximize compatibility with different unmanned turrets allowing uncompromised protection for the team and ensuring higher internal volumes and ergonomics. Nonetheless, SUPERAV Land is designed to accommodate extensive Government Furnished Equipment, including turrets, radios, Battery Management System, intercom and Electronic Counter Measures.

The vehicle is extremely adaptable to be deployed as APC – Armored Personnel Carrier, CP – Command Post, IFV – Infantry Fighting Vehicle and ARV – Armored Recovery Vehicle variants.

Iveco Defence Vehicles is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI).
Iveco Defense Vehicles is dedicated to delivering innovative automotive and protection solutions to meet the
needs of military customers worldwide. The company manufactures specialist logistic, protected and armored
vehicles in its facility in Bolzano in Northern Italy, as well as marketing Iveco’s full commercial range, adapted as
necessary to meet the demands of the military user. In consequence, Iveco Defense Vehicles has a full range of
vehicles to meet a broad spectrum of defense applications. More information can be found on the website:
www.ivecodefencevehicles.com



CNH Industrial N.V.
(NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established
industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging
to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture
and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving
equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for
quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defense Vehicles for defense and civil
protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate
website: www.cnhindustrial.com


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MDT’s HNT26 CHASSIS SYSTEM

MDT HNT26 Chassis System - So light it almost floats

DETAILS

MDT Chassis Systems were designed for sports and tactical shooting. However over the years we found that our chassis were often used in hunting, especially our lighter chassis such as our LSS Chassis system. But we had never purpose-built a chassis system solely for hunting, until now..

The MDT HNT26 Chassis System is our first truly purpose built hunting chassis. This legendary hunting chassis provides you with all of the usual benefits that you expect from a rifle chassis such as v-block bedding, LOP and comb adjustment, AICS magazine compatibility etc, but weighs in starting at a mere 26oz (for our standard fixed version).

The MDT HNT26 Chassis is constructed of a magnesium alloy base, with a carbon fiber forend, a carbon fiber grip and a foam filled carbon fiber buttstock. With the increased number of hunters using ARCA tripods, we have included an option to choose a carbon fiber forend with an integral ARCA rail, as well as a foldable buttstock version for compact storage.


MDT HNT26 Chassis System on tripod


We truly value the feedback that you have given us over the years, and we are proud to bring the MDT HNT26 Chassis System to the market, knowing that this is a product that we have all worked on together to give you the ultimate hunting experience!

COMPATIBILITY

The MDT HNT26 Chassis System is being manufactured for the following bolt action rifle platforms:

  • Remington 700 Short Action (and clones)
  • Remington 700 Long Action CIP 3.50 (and clones)
  • Savage Short Action
  • Savage Long Action CIP 3.50
  • Tikka T3 Short Action
  • Tikka T3 Long Action

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Chassis body machined from AZ61A magnesium alloy
  • Fixed and folding version available
  • Ultralight weight design weighing between 26oz and 31oz depending on configuration chosen (folding version and ARCA version increase weight to the high end of this scale)
  • Foam filled carbon fiber buttstock deadens sound, vibrations and felt recoil
  • Carbon Fiber components provide warm to touch feel
  • Designed to diminish snag points and provide superior ergonomics
  • Low profile mag latch integrates seamlessly into trigger guard
  • V-Block bedding system with free floating barrel
  • Will accommodate barrels up to 1.25” diameter
  • Compatible with AICS style magazines
  • Front and rear QD
  • Front and rear sling swivel mounts
  • Vertically adjustable cheek riser with soft touch foam pad
  • 12.5” minimum length of pull with adjustable spacer system
  • Accepts most AR Grips but specifically designed with ultra lightweight Carbon fiber grip just over 1oz
  • Carbon fiber enclosed forend with MLOK, QD mount, Sling Swivel Mount
  • Cerekote finish in either Black Carbon Fiber or Cobalt Green
  • Titanium action / grip screws

WHAT YOU GET AND WHAT YOU NEED

The MDT HNT26 Chassis is sold as a complete hunting chassis system with magnesium chassis base, foam filled carbon fiber buttstock, carbon fiber forend and carbon fiber grip included.

To complete this chassis build all that you will need an AICS magazine (designed to have the MDT Polymer SA 3 round magazine mount flush into hunting chassis).


DIMENSIONS

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MDT 7949 Venture Pl Unit 1 Chilliwack, BC V2R0K2

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Now Shipping! Magpul Raider Camo Apparel

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We’ve given our apparel the frog skin treatment to pay homage to P42 and its use by Marine Raiders in some of the most legendary battles of World War Two. The beach version of P42 graces our logo on our men’s and women’s Raider Camo Icon T-Shirts and we’ve also made it the latest colorway in our Go Bang Trucker line. Head over to Magpul.com now to get some frog skins headed your way.

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Magpul® Go Bang Raider Camo
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Magpul® Raider Camo Icon Cotton T-Shirt
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SIG Custom Works Collaborates with Team SIG’s Max Michel to Develop the P320MAX

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 18, 2021) – SIG SAUER is pleased announce the continued expansion of the SIG Custom Works series of pistols with the introduction of the P320MAX.  The SIG Custom Works P320MAX has been concepted and designed with Team SIG Captain Max Michel and is optimized for Carry Optics competition.

“The is a highly anticipated SIG Custom Works release because it incorporates the extensive Carry Optics competition experience of Team SIG Captain Max Michel into both its function and design,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The P320MAX is a high-performance pistol built with the exclusive TXG grip module that infuses tungsten into the polymer material providing the weight of steel with the flex of polymer.  Additionally, for the first time in a SIG Custom Works build, we have incorporated a factory-installed red dot optic using Max’s competition optic, the ROMEO3MAX, making this pistol a great choice for the competitive shooter, or anyone looking to take their game to the next level.”

The SIG SAUER P320MAX is a 9mm striker-fired pistol, built around the TXG tungsten infused heavy XFULL grip module with a flat skeletonized trigger.  The SIG Custom Works P320MAX features a completely redesigned slide with custom wrap-around serrations for ideal side and top manipulation and is fit with a 5” match grade bull barrel, one-piece stainless steel guide rod, and both a 14lb. and 12lb. 1911-style recoil spring, allowing for an easily customized shooting experience.  The pistol comes standard with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics 6MOA ROMEO3MAX, and (4) 21-round steel magazines.

The SIG SAUER ROMEO3MAX is an open reflex sight featuring a 30mm wide, round lens design for superior field-of-view, a special red-notch filter for vivid red dot and unrivaled optical clarity, available with a 3 or 6 MOA dot size for rapid target engagement, twelve illumination intensity levels, MOTAC activation, and up to 20,000 hours of runtime.

“From the first time I held the P320 I knew it was a game changer, and it has been an incredible experience to work with the SIG product team to provide input in the development of the P320XFIVE LEGION which led to the creation of the P320MAX,” added Team SIG Captain Max Michel.  “The P320MAX provides the perfect performance pistol setup beginning with the TXG grip module which softens the recoil and stabilizes the dot so you can get on target faster.  The newly designed upper adds functionality for better pistol manipulation during competition, provides a direct mount for the ROMEO3MAX, and looks great with the wrap around serrations.  I can’t wait to begin my 2021 competition season using the P320MAX.”

SIG Custom Works P320MAX Specs:

  • Overall length: 8.5 inches
  • Overall height: 6.8 inches
  • Overall width: 1.6 inches
  • Barrel length: 5 inches
  • Weight (w/magazine): 43.5 oz.

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO3MAX Specs:

  • Overall length: 2.1 inches
  • Overall height: 1.4 inches
  • Overall width: 1.3 inches
  • Dot Size: 6 MOA
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Weight: 1.5 oz.

The SIG Custom Works P320MAX is now shipping and available at retailers. To learn more about the SIG Custom Works P320MAX or watch the product video with Phil Strader and Max Michel, visit sigsauer.com.

The SIG Custom Works series of pistols includes theP320MAX, P320 AXG Scorpion, and the limited edition Nightmare and Equinox classic pistols.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.  Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,300 employees across nine locations.  For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.


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The Netherlands Ministry of Defense orders a drone system within the Mine Countermeasures capability replacement of the Royal Netherlands Navy

The Netherlands Ministry of Defense placed an order for a drone system within the Mine Countermeasures capability replacement of the Royal Netherlands Navy

Belgium Naval & Robotics – Naval Group and ECA GROUP consortium – announces today a contract award from the Defense Material Organization (DMO) of the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands worth over 20 million euros. Complementary to and anticipating the deliveries of 6 mine hunters and associated drone systems within the Belgian-Dutch Mine Countermeasures (MCM) capability replacement program, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense awards a new contract to the consortium to provide the Royal Netherlands Navy with unmanned and autonomous systems for their Operational Tests and Evaluation (OT&E) program.

  • The subsea drone A18-M AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) for mine detection, which has already been successfully tested within the Sandy Coast exercise in September 2020;
  • The Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for mine identification and neutralisation SEASCAN MK2 and K-STER;
  • A surface naval drone INSPECTOR 90 USV;
  • A Command and Control (C2) container equipped with mine warfare data center and operating consoles;
  • An advanced software suite (UMISOFT and SMMD);
  • A floating dock for Launching and Recovery of the USV;
  • Launch and Recovery (L&R) systems;
  • Support equipment including maintenance and storage containers, spares and special tools.

The delivery of the MCM toolbox will start over the next few months and will be completed within 24 months. Throughout the duration of the contract, Belgium Naval & Robotics will support the Royal Netherlands Navy with training, documentation, maintenance and technical support.

“In line with our commitment within the rMCM program of the Belgian and Netherlands navies, we are proud to continue and reinforce our support to the Royal Netherlands Navy. The (r)evolutionary stand-off Mine Countermeasures concept of the two navies is taking shape and we are proud to contribute to it with our technological solutions together with our partner Naval Group”, states Guénaël GUILLERME, CEO of ECA GROUP.
“Naval Group is fully committed to support the operational objectives of the Royal Netherlands Navy within the frame of the Belgian-Dutch Mine Countermeasures (MCM) capability replacement program. This innovative solution will fulfil the operational needs of the Navy. The OT&E contract opens new opportunities to further strengthen our existing cooperation”, declared Eric Perrot, Naval Group Program Director.
“DMO and the Royal Netherlands Navy are ready to start exploring all new possibilities that the stand-off concept for counter mine operations will offer. With the first delivery this spring, we can start learning well ahead of the introduction of the new MCM capability. We are committed to the OT&E program benefitting our cooperation with both our Belgian partners and BNR, in order to improve operational outcome in the future”, said Captain (E) Sander van Luik, Netherlands program lead for rMCM and OT&E at DMO.

The OT&E program of the Royal Netherlands Navy has been created to prepare and test new operational doctrines associated with the rMCM means. The scope of this contract will allow the performance assessment of the rMCM tools, operating the L&R systems, the use of the planning and evaluation software for the deployment of naval drones as well as some of the manning, maintenance and training concepts.
Belgium Naval & Robotics (BNR) will provide a comprehensive MCM toolbox including:

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