Rafael demonstrates advanced Tactical Radio and Sensor-to-Shooter capabilities to German Army The demo completes stage two of the Transparent Battlefield study

Rafael's Bnet

Tel Aviv, January 14, 2021 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announces that it has completed the second phase of Germany’s Transparent Battlefield study and performed a demonstration of its BNET advanced SDR communication and its Fire Weaver sensor to shooter system for the German Army. The event took place in Paderborn, Germany, in November 2020, in front of representatives from the Bundeswehr and various partners and industries.

The Second Phase demonstration of the Transparent Battlefield study included live traffic from the Aeronautics Pegasus Drone, along with the Fire Weaver Sensor-to-Shooter system, all carried over the BNET advanced Software Defined Radio (BNET Hand-Held and BNET Vehicular). The demo was hosted by Atos Information GmbH, which acts as the prime contractor for the Transparent Battlefield Study, and included its C2 software as an integral part of the demo.

BNET is a Spectrum-Aware SDR – utilizing the spectral arena of the battlefield to the fullest in a cognitive way, using Multi-frequency Channel Reception (MCR), which enables it to receive and analyze information from numerous frequency channels, simultaneously, using a single RF head.

Fire Weaver is a networked sensor to shooter system which provides the tactical forces with a GPS-independent geo-pixel-based tactical common language among all the sensors and shooters, providing optimal situational awareness and improved understanding of the battlefield. Fire Weaver uses Rafael’s advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, processes the battle data, analyzes it, and prioritizes fire allocation.

As was published in December 2019, Rafael has partnered with Atos Information GmbH on a project involving the creation of a program named “Transparent Battlefield”, in which unmanned aerial systems and combat vehicles are used to create a 3D picture of mobile operations in real-time. The work will be performed for the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support. Following the completion of the first and second phases, further phases are expected to take place in the coming years.

Mr. Yoav Wermuth, VP and head of RAFAEL’s C3I directorate: “Today’s battlefields are undergoing far-reaching changes that affect the operational needs of land, air and naval forces, with newly emerging real-time applications, such as sensor-to-effector cycle closure systems. Rising to meet these challenges, and relying on decades of experience in the development of C4I solutions, Rafael has developed the BNET Family, enhanced with patented technology, and the Fire Weaver, a high-precision, three-dimensional, GPS-independent common visual language system. Integration of these systems into the Bundeswehr will lead to a number of significant changes – it will provide a common visual language among different types of units, not only from the Bundeswehr, but also from allied forces, which share the same threats and missions, connecting multiple sensors and shooters on one single “flat” network.”

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

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SIG SAUER Academy Presents Shooter’s Edge: An Online Fundamental Handgun Training Series

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 14, 2020) – SIG SAUER Academy is pleased to present Shooter’s Edge…Learning to Shoot at SIG SAUER Academy a new video series that gives viewers an inside look at the foundational handgun classes offered at the world renown SIG SAUER Academy.  The ten-episode series takes viewers into the classroom and onto the range as the instructors walk through the fundamentals of handgun safety, shooting techniques, practice and training exercises, along with instruction in equipment options and handgun selection. The series was shot on location during several of the Academy’s introductory classes.


“With over 8 million new gun owners in 2020, we have seen an extraordinary demand for the foundational handgun courses at SIG SAUER Academy,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The Shooter’s Edge series is a unique opportunity for these new gun owners, those wanting to take a beginner handgun class, or the experienced shooter looking to review basic training techniques straight from SIG SAUER Academy featuring our world-renowned instructors.”

The Shooter’s Edge series premieres today across all SIG SAUER Academy social media channels (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and includes the following episodes: Learn to Shoot at SIG SAUER Academy, Basic Rules of Safety, Types of Handguns and Ammunition, Foundational Shooting Techniques, How to Practice and Train Effectively, Choosing the Right Gun, Equipment and It’s Purpose, Holsters, Presentation, and Recovery, Magazines, Loading and Unloading, and What Happens After Learning to Shoot at SIG SAUER Academy. The entire series is available on YouTube, and each week a new episode will be featured for the duration of the series.

Shooter’s Edge is presented by SIG SAUER Academy, a 140-acre firearms training facility catering to everyone from beginners to experts, located in Epping, New Hampshire.  To learn more about SIG SAUER Academy or review the in-depth course outline, visit sigsaueracademy.com.

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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Big Horn Armory’s White Sale is Here

From now through the end of February, save $400 off MSRP on all lever guns with a Matte Stainless-Steel Finish and a Laminate Stock Set.

Cody, Wyo. (January 2021) – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is pleased to announce its White Sale has begun. From now through Feb. 28, 2021, save $400 on any lever gun purchase that features a Matte Stainless Steel (SS) Finish with either a grey or brown laminate stock. Orders can be made by calling 307-586-3700 or online at www.bighornarmory.com, where a deposit is required. Once the order is placed, a BHA representative will be in contact with the customer to confirm the order and finalize pricing.

BHA only makes guns they would be proud to own themselves. As such, BHA’s commitment to quality, fit, and finish rivals that seen in many custom only guns. Proudly made in the U.S.A., the lever-action models are manufactured with 17-4 stainless steel precision machined and properly hardened to deliver consistent downrange performance and rugged in-the-field dependability. The selected grey or brown laminate stock and forend are fitted with integral front and stud rear sling swivel mounts. The pistol-grip buttstock has a one-inch recoil-taming pad. The stock and forend are given several coats of a durable synthetic satin finish. Honoring the long tradition of the great American sporting rifle, BHA’s lever-action rifles provide hunters, sport shooters, and collectors alike with pride in ownership, and a powerful advantage afield.

For more on Big Horn Armory, visit www.bighornarmory.com

About Big Horn Armory:

Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.

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TrueTimber® Extends Partnership with JR Motorsports and Noah Gragson for 2021 Season

February 14, 2020:  #9: Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro during Xfinity practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. (HHP/Harold Hinson)INMAN, S.C. – January 14, 2021TrueTimber has announced a partnership extension with JR Motorsports along with co-primary sponsors Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee on the No. 9 car driven by Noah Gragson for the 2021 season. The extension follows an impressive season for Gragson with two wins and a top-five finish in NXS Series point standings. Gragson’s No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro will be carrying the trio of sponsors for all 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series events in 2021.

“We are thrilled to continue our involvement with JR Motorsports,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Noah had a great season and really showed us all just how much potential he has. We love seeing him keep the No. 9 car at the front of the pack and we look forward to his continued success in the 2021 season. We wish JR Motorsports and Noah the best of luck and again, we are thrilled to be a part of the team along with Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee.”

Gragson came off the starting grid hot with a first-place finish at Daytona during his debut race with the Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber, Black Rifle Coffee sponsorship back in February of the 2020 season. The No. 9 car was able to keep momentum throughout the year, where Gragson finished out the season with two wins, 17 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes accumulating to 2,306 points. This impressive, season-long consistency secured Gragson the fifth position in NXS points standings following the championship race in Phoenix.

“He [Gragson] really made an impression on Johnny [Morris], Rusty [Sellars] and Evan [Hafer] this past year,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., owner of JR Motorsports. Noah put a lot of effort into making that new relationship a successful one. It’s refreshing to watch a driver really invest time in the partners that support JR Motorsports. Everyone at JRM is thankful for the continued support of Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber and Black Rifle Coffee Company.”

The 2021 No. 9 Chevy Camaro will feature TrueTimber Viper Urban camo and include multiple logos on the car, Gragson’s fire suit and team uniforms. Fans are encouraged to keep an eye out for the No. 9 car at the front of the pack this season.

“We think the world of Noah and his passion for racing, which is why we’re excited to keep the momentum going in 2021,” said noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris, an avid racing fan. “We’re also happy to continue alongside our friends at TrueTimber and Black Rifle Coffee, and very grateful and proud to keep rolling with Dale Jr., Kelley and the JR Motorsports team next year.”

To learn more about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit

TrueTimber.com. Details about future product launches can be found on TrueTimber’s

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

About TrueTimber

Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories, featuring 27 distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit TrueTimber.com.

About JR Motorsports

JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 15-time Most Popular Driver and winner of 50 NASCAR-sanctioned races. Now in its 19th year of overall competition, JR Motorsports races in multiple divisions, including the NASCAR Xfinity Series where it won championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018. The company also competes in Late Model competition and owns four championships in regional late model divisions. To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit www.jrmracing.com.

About Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops was founded in 1972 by avid young angler Johnny Morris on eight-square-feet of space in the back of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri. Today, the leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel has more than 100 retail and marine center locations across North America. Johnny’s passion for the outdoors and his feel for the products and shopping experiences desired by outdoor enthusiasts transformed the industry. Bass Pro Shops locations are more than just stores — they are true destination experiences that draw more than 120 million visitors annually. Each location is heavily customized to reflect the character of the region. In addition to giant aquariums teeming with live fish and extensive wildlife mounts and dioramas, many locations feature unique restaurants and ocean-themed bowling alleys.

About Black Rifle Coffee

Founded in 2014 by CEO and former U.S. Army Green Beret Evan Hafer, Black Rifle Coffee Company was built on the foundation of providing coffee and culture to the people who love America. More than just a high-quality, roast-to-order coffee company, it’s a veteran-owned business, operated by principled men and women, many who have served their country honorably through military service or as first responders. Black Rifle Coffee Company is dedicated to employing and empowering former service members through its pledge to hire 10,000 veterans and through its commitment to helping entrepreneurial veteran causes.

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Confidential Info from Magpul: Day 4



Rigger EDC

Designed with the same craftsmanship and features as the Limited Edition Frame Lock – Rigger, the Rigger EDC swaps out the titanium for aluminum, making it more accessible to a larger audience while maintaining its strength and utility.


PMAG 20 AR 300 B GEN M3

The PMAG® 20 AR 300 B GEN M3 is a purpose-built magazine that’s more compact than our 30-round version. The smaller size allows for increased maneuverability and concealability for firearms chambered in 300 Blackout®. 


Magpul Eyewear 2021

Our 2021 Magpul Eyewear line was designed to provide high-performance eye protection in diverse lighting conditions and environments. From our more casually styled Pivot to the more active-use Rift and Ascent, our eyewear line will keep up with you on the range, out on the water, backcountry trails, and everywhere in between.


Magpul 2021


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NSSF Applauds OCC Finalization of Fair Access Banking Rule

January 14, 2021

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The NSSF®, the firearm industry’s trade association, applauded the finalization of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) rule to end discrimination by financial service providers against the firearm industry and others. NSSF worked closely with the OCC, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to ensure banking and credit decisions are based on credit worthiness and financial risk assessment for all legal businesses.

“NSSF has championed fair access to financial services for the firearm and ammunition industry and is pleased to witness the end of unfair and politically-motivated discriminatory practices by banking institutions that have a legal duty to service all legal businesses,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This rule will ensure large financial institutions that are supported by taxpayer-funded resources like insurances must provide fair and equal access to services based on their objective financial creditworthiness, and not based on ‘woke’ political considerations.”

The finalized rule ensures fair access to banking services provided by large national banks, federal savings associations and federal branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations. It codifies more than a decade of OCC guidance stating that banks should provide access to services, capital, and credit based on the risk assessment of individual customers, rather than broad-based decisions affecting whole categories or classes of customers.

The finalized rule evens the playing field. It stops corporate banks from picking winners and losers based on executives’ personal politics. It protects banks from outside pressure from special interest groups seeking to use the banks as a political weapon. The rule enforces protections passed by Congress and signed into law with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

NSSF knows this finalized rule was only possible through the leadership and diligent efforts of many. NSSF is especially grateful to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) and Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.).

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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HELLO 2021 !


It’s Friday and time to think about kicking off the weekend with our first shoot the shit of the year.

Christmas and the Holiday Season is now behind us and we march into 2021 hopeful that the challenges and stressors of 2020 are behind us. Really? Think again, 2021 has the makings of an equally difficult year. If it’s not the election results, it’s a group of people that overdosed on Red Dawn films or a Congress that is more interested in making the other party look bad than identifying, prioritizing, and working collaboratively to address the country’s needs. We have an economy that’s still sputtering and people are stretched to the limits. So, what was the priority? Impeaching Donald J Trump. The priority was to keep Trump from being able to run again. It’s enough to make run to your nearest therapist. Stop; instead, give Congressman Eric Swalwell a call and see if you can get Fang Fang’s phone number.

Folks, remember that a therapist is a jackass who majored is psychology so they could understand themselves. You don’t need to hand over $150 per hour when you can do it for free with a good shoot the shit. So, what is a shoot the shit?

It’s a social interaction during which any topic can be discussed; for example, If you think that VP-Elect Kamala Harris has a neck that looks like Mike Tobin’s (Fox News ), and that she got like that because Willie Brown was making her do neck bridges, you can talk about that. Participants in a shoot the shit don’t need to know anything about the topic, they are free to make any unsupported comment, use uncensured profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject altogether. So, forget social media and get a good shoot the shit going with your buds or family, you’ll be amazed at how effective it is.

What did you guys get for Christmas?

I got a Fix It Stix Scope Jack which has to be the coolest tool. The Scope Jack attaches to your rail directly underneath the flat part of your optic. Once installed, you elevate a steel jack and rotate the scope until it sits flat on the jack. Your scope reticle is now level. No more hanging plumb lines or bubble levels on your elevation turret. If your rifle is canted, no sweat. It’s only usable on railed platforms and if your reticles are canted from the factory then that’s a separate issue. I’ve used it a couple of times and it works like a champ.

I also got the customary clothing articles, cologne, etc.

ammo shortage

If you think that ammunition availability will improve in 2021, think again. The scuttlebutt is signaling that not only will ammunition be hard to find, but if you find it will be 3%-15% higher in price. This may be an excellent opportunity for reloaders to start a small business or make a few bucks on the side. I haven’t seen .45ACP in months and I’m seeing 50 round boxes of 124 gr 9mm going for $69.99. I hope this will end soon but I’m not optimistic.

Let’s talk briefly about the political climate.

Folks, attacking the U.S. Capitol, or any other government building, is not the way to demonstrate your frustration. People were killed, one a 14 year female USAF veteran. This assault did nothing to help your cause; the only thing you succeeded in doing is getting a group of people who were there in peaceful protest designated domestic terrorists. We live in a country where, from our very beginnings, the Founding Fathers created the mechanism by which to express your disagreements without assaulting a government building.

Globally this situation was blamed on Donald Trump, I disagree with that. The burden falls on a Congress that has alienated the public in pursuit of agendas. Agendas not thoroughly analyzed and formulated by way of anal extraction. I guess that approach is easier than having to slug it out. Congress needs to sit down, grow up and not act like adolescents to address the needs of the country and its citizens. Globally we look like Jackasses! How the hell can you lead when you can’t sit down collectively and work through these challenges. And, for those in Congress that want to defund the police think carefully about where you would be were it not for the Capitol Police. It’s not just you that needs a well funded and functional police department. We have demonstrated to the world how completely inefficient our Democracy is, how utterly sad that is.

Do you know what China’s Xi Jinping is doing everyday this goes on?


Have a great weekend! Be safe, get your vaccine and schedule your own shoot the shit, it’s good for you!

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Brownells Debuts New Optic, Gives Prizes During Week-long NOT Show eVent

GRINNELL, Iowa (January 13, 2021) –With traditional trade shows canceled, Brownells will cap its week long NOT Show eVent, January 18 through 22, with the release of the next scope in the Brownells Match Precision Optic line.

First announced at SHOT Show 2019, the Brownells MPO scopes have high-quality glass made in Japan, and Brownells’ unique Non-Obscuring Illuminated Milling Reticle. The illuminated reticle features a central aiming dot inside a box, allowing precise aim at small targets without blocking them from view.

The newest MPO is a 1-8X24mm model with a similar reticle and is perfect for use on flattop AR-15 style firearms, or any other platform suited for an LPVO for quick switches between up-close shooting and targets farther out.

Open for pre-order starting Friday, January 22, the 1-8X24mm MPO It will be available by itself or packaged with a Brownells mount:

  • #080-001-394  1-8X24 MPO Scope, $799.99 retail
  • #080-001-395  1-8X24mm MPO Scope with Brownells Mount, $899.99 retail

Throughout the NOT Show eVent week, visitors to the Brownells NOT Show eVent page can enter for a chance to win a variety of prizes valued up to $1,600, including complete firearms from both Stag Arms and FM, a Midwest Industries handguard and Grey Ghost Precision parts for the Sig 320.

In addition, videos will appear on the Brownells NOT Show eVent page featuring companies like Magpul, Aero Precision, Hornady and others focusing on recently-released products.

Customers will be able to purchase some of the products immediately and sign up for alerts on other new products soon to be in stock.

To learn more, go to Brownells.com.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Brownells.com.

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AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV, Expanding Product Portfolio and Reach into Group 2 and 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Segments


• Total transaction value of $405 million in cash and stock

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

• Arcturus UAV is well positioned for ongoing United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Mid-Endurance UAS (MEUAS) task orders, United States Army Future Tactical UAS (FTUAS) program delivery orders and international contracts

• Expected to be immediately accretive to revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA margin and non-GAAP diluted EPS, excluding intangible assets, amortization expense and deal and integration costs, and accretive to GAAP diluted EPS by fiscal year 2022

• AeroVironment to host conference call and audio webcast at 2:00 pm Pacific Time today

AeroVironment, Inc. to Acquire Arcturus UAV, Expand Reach into Group 2 and 3 UAS Segments (Photo: AeroVironment)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Jan 13, 2021AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, and Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of Group 2 and 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and services, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AeroVironment will acquire Arcturus UAV for a total purchase price of $405 million, including $355 million in cash and $50 million in AeroVironment stock.  The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the AeroVironment and Arcturus UAV Boards of Directors, is expected to accelerate AeroVironment’s strategy to drive profitable growth and value by expanding into attractive adjacent segments and by broadening its capabilities and customer footprint.

Founded in 2004 and based in Petaluma, California, Arcturus UAV has approximately 270 employees, designs and manufactures Group 2 and Group 3 UAS and provides related services, including contractor-owned, contractor-operated (COCO) services. Arcturus UAV is a leading supplier to the USSOCOM, supporting its $1.4 billion MEUAS III and IV programs, and 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. Arcturus UAV has a demonstrated track record of solid performance, with topline growth exceeding 20 percent for each of its last two fiscal years.

“We are excited about the opportunities for value creation through our acquisition of Arcturus UAV, which will enable us to accelerate our growth strategy and expand our reach into the more valuable Group 2 and 3 UAS segments,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief executive officer. “Group 2 and 3 UAS and services, collectively, potentially represent more than one billion dollars in annual contract value, according to an independent forecast. Combining our highly complementary products and technologies will enhance our portfolio, deliver top and bottom-line growth, and enable us to provide customers with a complete set of Group 1 through 3 UAS, tactical missile systems, high-altitude pseudo-satellites and unmanned ground vehicle solutions. Through this expanded portfolio, we will be well positioned to serve a broader range of customer missions across multiple domains and significantly enhance value for shareholders over the near and long-term.”

“The Arcturus UAV team has produced strong growth in recent years and has secured strategically important wins in the MEUAS and FTUAS programs, positioning Arcturus as a leader for next-generation program requirements. Together, we will offer an unmatched portfolio of multi-domain unmanned capabilities, supported by our ongoing investments in artificial intelligence and autonomy, to help our customers address a broad set of defense and commercial missions. We look forward to welcoming Arcturus UAV’s talented team, strong customer relationships in growing UAS segments and robust pipeline of innovations to AeroVironment,” Mr. Nawabi added.

“AeroVironment’s depth of experience in UAS and tactical missile systems, international presence, and impressive team is a natural fit for Arcturus UAV, and will create substantial opportunities to build on our strong momentum,” said D’Milo Hallerberg, Arcturus UAV president and chief executive officer. “With the support of AeroVironment, we will have greater scale, expanded resources, cutting-edge technology and superior capabilities to meet the growing global demand for our products and solutions. We are confident that with AeroVironment, we can accelerate our growth as part of a larger, more diverse company and look forward to working closely with the team to complete this exciting transaction.”

Arcturus UAV’s products include the JUMP-20, a multi-mission, medium endurance vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) system requiring no launch equipment or runway and the T-20, a multi-mission, medium endurance catapult-launched system. Arcturus UAV sells its products directly to end users and delivers COCO services. All Arcturus UAV systems have the ability to carry a broad range of payloads, including standard EO/IR gimbals as well as 3-D mapping, SAR, LIDAR, communications relay, COMINT and SIGINT payloads.

AeroVironment expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to adjusted EBITDA, excluding deal and integration costs, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, excluding intangible assets, amortization expense and deal and integration costs, and accretive to GAAP diluted EPS in fiscal year 2022, while increasing pro forma net leverage to 0.5 times adjusted EBITDA.

Upon completion of the transaction, key members of the Arcturus UAV executive management team will remain in leadership positions. The transaction is expected to close during fourth quarter of AeroVironment’s fiscal year 2021, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. At close, Arcturus UAV will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of AeroVironment.

The purchase price represents a multiple of approximately 11x Arcturus UAV’s LTM 9/30/20 adjusted EBITDA, net of anticipated tax benefits. In connection with the acquisition, AeroVironment has received commitments for a $200 million Term Loan Facility and $100 million revolver (undrawn at close) with Bank of America, N.A. acting as Administrative Agent, and with BofA Securities, Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and U.S. Bank National Association acting as arrangers. AeroVironment will fund approximately $155 million of the acquisition from cash on hand.


In conjunction with this release, AeroVironment, Inc. will host a conference call today, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 2:00 pm Pacific Time that will be webcast live. Wahid Nawabi, president and chief executive officer, Kevin P. McDonnell, chief financial officer and Steven A. Gitlin, chief marketing officer and vice president of investor relations, will host the call.

Date: January 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM PT (3:00 PM MT, 4:00 PM CT, 5:00 PM ET)
Toll-free: (877) 561-2749
International: (678) 809-1029
Conference ID: 9291188

Investors with Internet access may listen to the live audio webcast via the Investor Relations section of the AeroVironment, Inc. website, http://investor.avinc.com. Please allow 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software.

A supplementary investor presentation can be accessed at https://investor.avinc.com/events-and-presentations.

An audio replay of the event will be archived on the Investor Relations page of the company’s website, at http://investor.avinc.com. The audio replay will also be available via telephone from Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time through Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Dial (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and provide the conference ID 9291188.


Jefferies LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and K&L Gates served as legal advisor to AeroVironment in connection with the transaction.

Evercore served as exclusive financial advisor and Hogan Lovells served as legal advisor to Arcturus UAV in connection with the transaction.


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.


Arcturus UAV designs, manufactures, and configures complete unmanned aircraft systems, including fixed-wing VTOL aircraft, ground control systems, and launch systems and provides comprehensive integration of non-standard as well as user-specified avionics and payloads. Arcturus UAV also provides full-service flight operations to U.S. Military customers. For more information, visit www.arcturusuav.com.

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Othram Launches KinSNP Priority Service for Rapid Familial Relationship Testing

KinSNP™ allows investigators to infer kinship in closely and distantly related individuals, combining the speed of traditional forensic STR testing, with the power of advanced SNP testing.

The Woodlands, TX (January 13, 2020) – Othram, the leading forensic sequencing laboratory for law enforcement, has announced a new priority service, KinSNP™, which enables rapid confirmation or exclusion of candidate relationships between an unknown subject and potential relatives in support of forensic genetic genealogy applications. The entire process is performed offline and there is no interaction with genealogical databases, maximizing privacy and security.

In 2019, Othram launched Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing™, which harnesses the power of massively parallel sequencing, paired with proprietary laboratory methods, computational algorithms, and database resources. Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing™ prioritizes minimizing consumption of evidence, while producing the most comprehensive genetic profile from forensic inputs. Working with evidence unsuitable for other methods and laboratories, Othram has fully integrated an in-house process that includes DNA extraction, enrichment, and repair, to sequencing and analysis.

“KinSNPTM is the perfect companion to FGGS to accelerate the investigative process, while maximizing privacy protections for voluntary target testers, and not only because the results are not entered into a genealogy database.” says Othram CEO Dr. David Mittelman, “When target tests take months, investigators are compelled to test several potential relatives in parallel, but if it’s quicker, the tests can be done in series, with the selection of each candidate informed by the results for the others, leading to fewer tests overall to get to a solve.”

KinSNPTM technology was recently used to confirm relationships in the widely covered case of “Mostly Harmless” (https://dnasolves.com/articles/big_cypress_remains/). The priority service launches publicly in the United States and Canada, on February 1st. More information on the service is available at http://www.kinsnp.com.

About Othram Inc.:

Othram is the world’s first private DNA laboratory built specifically to apply the power of modern parallel sequencing to forensic evidence. Othram’s scientists are experts at recovery, enrichment, and analysis of human DNA from trace quantities of degraded or contaminated materials. Founded in 2018, and located in The Woodlands, Texas, our team works with academic researchers, forensic scientists, medical examiners, and law enforcement agencies to achieve results when other approaches have failed. Follow Othram on Twitter @OthramTech or visit Othram.com to learn how we can help you with your case. Visit dnasolves.com to learn how anyone can make a difference in helping solve the next cold case.

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Confidential Info from Magpul: Day 3



PMAG 10/30

The PMAG 10/30 is a 10-round polymer magazine designed for users who reside in areas with capacity restrictions but desire a 30-round magazine form that incorporates our latest generation of magazine technology.



The PMAG D-50® MP is a 50-round drum magazine optimized for the HK94/MP5 platform. Taking advantage of features found in our other drum mags, the D-50 MP rounds out our MP5 product line. 


PMAG D-50 Glock

The PMAG D-50 GL9 – Glock extends the D-50 capabilities to 9mm Glock handguns, providing the same reliability and features found in our other drum magazines.


Magpul 2021


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PROOF Research Team Shooter, Austin Orgain, 2020 PRS Pro Series Champion

Austin Orgain took home the coveted PRS Golden Bullet award and is the first competition shooter to win both the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Pro Series and the Armageddon Gear Cup Match (AG Cup).

Columbia Falls, Mont. (January 2021)PROOF Research’s sponsored shooting team ended 2020 on a hot streak. Team member Austin Orgain won the Armageddon Gear Cup (AG Cup) Match at the end of Oct. 2020 and took home the Precision Rifle Series Pro Series Golden Bullet award for top honors in Dec. 2020. He won both competitions using a PROOF Research barrel.

The AG Cup is an invitational match at the 2,300-acre Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia. The big-prize invitational match brought 20 of the most talented and top Precision Rifle Series and National Rifle League shooters to compete at each of the 20 stages and overall. Orgain took home the prize with a leading score of 92 points after a tough three days of competition.

Capping off his successful competition year, Orgain won the 2020 PRS Pro Series, Dec. 13, 2020, at Ninneka, Oklahoma. In addition to taking home the Gold Bullet award for the overall highest points, he also earned second place in the finale match.

Throughout the 2020 long-range rifle competition season, Orgain shot PROOF Research’s Competition Contour steel barrel, chambered in 6 Dasher. The Competition Contour barrel was 100 percent designed with the competition shooter in mind. PROOF Research worked closely with their shooting team members utilizing crucial feedback on what makes a superior competition barrel, and with that information, the PROOF Research Competition Contour barrel was born.

PRS matches were “born out of Military, Law Enforcement and Hunting scenarios,” with no two matches alike. The competitions are known to not only pit shooter against shooter, but the individual competitor against him or herself. Whether it’s the extreme shooting stages or rugged environments, PRS competitors require high-performance tools to weather the often changeable and challenging conditions. That is why the PROOF Research Competition Contour barrel is a beast of a barrel, yet weighs only 7.5 lbs. The Competition Contour barrel and all of PROOF Research’s barrels are single-point cut rifled, lead-lapped, and thoroughly inspected at multiple quality control stations.

PROOF Research is proud to have some of the top long-range shooting competitors in the country using PROOF Research barrels. They know that PROOF Research delivers a world-class barrel for extreme accuracy and performance.

PROOF Research’s cut-rifled barrels are designed for extreme accuracy, performance, and reliability under any environmental condition. PROOF Research congratulates all their team members and looks forward to a stellar 2021 competition year.

Find out more about PROOF Research barrels and rifles at proofresearch.com.

About PROOF Research, Inc.

PROOF Research has been bringing the best and brightest talents together to develop a new class of products for the firearms, aerospace and defense industries since 2012. PROOF Research is committed to developing next-generation composite materials to produce the highest performance carbon fiber barrels, premium hunting rifles, and weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness. PROOF Research’s goal is to make reduced weight, unsurpassed durability, and match-grade accuracy a reality for all of its customers. Headquartered in Columbia Falls, Montana, PROOF Research maintains research and manufacturing centers in Montana and Dayton, Ohio. www.proofresearch.com.

About Precision Rifle Series:

The Precision Rifle Series is the preeminent rifle organization in the world, structuring a yearly point race for both the PRS Pro Bolt Gun Series and the PRS Regional Series. The PRS Championship Shooting Series is synonymous with precision rifle shooting. The PRS is home to countless competitors including 6,000 active PRS shooters with scores being tracked. The PRS unites the 40 most renowned national pro series precision rifle competitions and continues to expand the PRS Regional Series, which hosts hundreds of one-day matches from coast to coast. The International PRS Series is advancing in South Africa and Australia to name a few. The influence of the PRS, with more than 1,000 professional-level competitors and a growing global presence, extends in every conceivable direction inspiring the precision rifle community at its grassroots, hometown level.

We are recognized as the leading organizing body for local, regional, and national matches, tracking of scores, and the growth of the practical, long-range rifle discipline. By incorporating the visions of the PRS shooters, match directors, and sponsors we strive to achieve competitive excellence in each series and cultivate opportunities for shooters at every level. The PRS is committed to working alongside our partners to deliver a world-class Precision Rifle Series Organization.

The outlaw nature of the sport has made this a very unique collection of matches in all of the series. Matches are run very differently, focus on different fundamentals, and include a vast number of stressors, no two PRS matches are the same! This provides for regional variances that are unique and very challenging. Texas and Oklahoma matches are far different from the west coast and east coast matches and allow the shooter to really test the full extent of their capabilities by participating in both the national level Pro Bolt Gun Series two-day competitions and the local Regional Series one-day competitions.

Born out of Military, Law Enforcement, and Hunting scenarios, the practical application of the precision rifle is the underlying theme for all series. Whether you are looking for a local club to join or you want to test yourself against the best shooters in the nation and the world, the Precision Rifle Series has a spot for you. www.precisionrifleseries.com

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GLOCK is Celebrating 35 Years in the U.S.


SMYRNA, Ga. – January 13th, 2021 This year marks the 35th anniversary of the introduction of GLOCK pistols in the United States. GLOCK, Inc. was established in the United States in 1986 and revolutionized the firearms market forever.

Throughout the years, GLOCK has developed some of the most innovative pistols available while reducing environmental impact and expanding our global footprint.  Today, GLOCK remains committed to the constant pursuit of perfection. “Perfection stands for our commitment to uncompromising quality, future-oriented manufacturing technologies, and maximum customer satisfaction,” says Founder Gaston Glock, “I guarantee this through our status as a private, independent company.”

“We would not be where we are today without each of our customers,” says Kathrin Glock in a video message she shared with fans.

To celebrate, GLOCK will be running a yearlong campaign consisting of monthly live videos covering various topics relating to GLOCK and the brand’s involvement in the industry over the past 35 years.  These monthly live broadcasts will provide fans with an opportunity to engage with the brand while taking a look behind the scenes and learning more about programs the brand has to offer.

Each month, participants can register to watch a live broadcast featuring a different topic and will be registered for a chance to win a monthly giveaway.  Participants will also earn entries for each month they register and watch for a grand prize that will be announced at the end of the year during the December broadcast.

For additional information about rules and to register for the monthly events, visit www.GLOCK35th.us. 

About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2021, GLOCK celebrates its 35th Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit us.glock.com.

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Texas Jacks Receives Best of the Best in Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post

Texas Jack’s, a sister company of Cimarron Firearms, takes home another award for quality in the first-ever Reader’s Choice Contest of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post newspaper.

Fredericksburg, Texas (Jan. 2021)Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, is proud to announce receiving a third award. Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter, its sister company, was voted as Best Men’s Apparel Store and Best Antiques/Collectibles categories and a finalist in the following categories: Best Custom Apparel; Best Gift Shop; and Best Shop in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post newspaper out of Fredericksburg, Texas. This Reader’s Choice Award is for quality of products and services. In their first ever contest they had over 53,000 votes from all over the world.

Texas Jack’s, located at 117 North Adams Street, in Fredericksburg, Texas, caters to the cowboy trade and to anyone who identifies with the vitality and romance of our American Western heritage. Texas Jack’s carries Old West style clothing perfect for a Cowboy Action Shooting competition and classic “New West” clothing. Texas Jack’s also carries shoes and boots, accessories, knives, gifts and Cimarron Firearms, the perfect frontier tool to complete any outfit, from yesterday to today. Well known brands such as Wrangler, Stetson, COWS, Wyoming Traders, Roper, Cripple Creek and Minnetonka offer visitors an array of choice products for the western lifestyle.

“Fredericksburg is located right in the heart of our beautiful Texas Hill Country, and we have become a destination for tourists because of our unique German flavor from our forefather settlers and our small-town feel,” Jamie Wayt, VP of Texas Jack’s. “Having this award come from our neighbors means a lot to us. We work very hard to offer our customers the best in Old West and western clothing and gear and back it up with great service.”

For more information on Texas Jacks visit www.texasjacks.com and Cimarron Firearms at www.cimarron-firearms.com

About Cimarron Firearms:

Cimarron is recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in replica firearms. For the past 35 years, Cimarron has worked continuously to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish and function of our line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is near equal in value, strength, reliability and authentic detail as is the line from Cimarron Firearms Co. 

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S&P maintains Rafael’s A- international credit rating with a stable horizon

Highest credit rating ever given to an Israeli company

Yoav Har-EvenTel Aviv, January 13, 2021 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announces that its A- international credit rating has been ratified by S&P Global Rating company with a stable horizon. The international A- ranking is the highest that an Israeli company has ever received, and indicates financial stability, managerial quality and technological achievements.

S&P examined Rafael’s financial, managerial and technological achievements in 2020, and decided to maintain the company’s AAA Israeli ranking, and an A- international ranking for the fourth year in a row.

As a basis for its decision, S&P has referred to Rafael’s excellent technological capabilities and the manufacturing of systems that surpass their competition. It also referred to Rafael’s position as a prime provider of defense systems which shares its knowledge and technology externally.

Rafael’s field-proven solutions are unique among their kind, and hold a strategic value for the State of Israel.  

In the last few weeks, Rafael has reported that it has received a number of orders from international customers, including an order by an Asian nation in the amount of $200 million for its SPICE air-to-surface munitions, Spike tactical missiles, and for its Bnet software-defined radio communication systems, meeting all of its financial goals for FY 2020.

Rafael’s President and CEO, Mr. Yoav Har-Even: “We are proud of the way we maintained our financial robustness and stability throughout this challenging and uncertain period. This will allow us to continue to be a growth engine, a major pillar in the security of the State of Israel and a trusted provider of the most high-end technology to our partners around the world.”

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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The Woodlands, Texas – January 13, 2021Everest.com, the nation’s first outdoor lifestyle focused, multi- merchant marketplace is proud to announce that they have formed a new partnership with Adaptive Training Foundation through their philanthropic program, Everest Gives Back. The multi-faceted program will provide charitable contributions and generate awareness for the organization.

“Adaptive Training Foundation is changing the lives of veterans and athletes through

their training and physical rehabilitation programs,” says Bill Voss, CEO and

Founder of Everest. “We are extremely proud to support their efforts and to

help raise awareness of their mission.”

Everest Gives Back will support the Adaptive Training Foundation in multiple ways:

  • At checkout, shoppers are encouraged to select their organization of choice and round up their total order to the nearest dollar.
  • A portion of all Caliber Membership revenue is transferred to Everest Gives Back and its partners.
  • A portion of net revenue is transferred to Everest Gives Back.

“Adaptive Training Foundation empowers adaptive athletes through 9 weeks of cost-free physical, mental and emotional training inside the gym, but we certainly don’t stop there,” says David Vobora, Founder of Adaptive Training Foundation. “After graduating our program, these people with disabilities take to the outdoors to test their training and adventure in activities like adaptive skiing, mountain climbing, surfing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and many more. We could not ask for a better partner to support our mission and help raise funds to redeploy these adaptive athletes into new opportunities in the outdoors!”

Everest Gives Back members also include Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, Mule Deer Foundation, NSSF’s Project ChildSafe, MidwayUSA Foundation, Adaptive Training Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

About Everest

Driven by our Caliber Members, the Everest mission is to create the largest marketplace on earth for the outdoor recreation community – a place where retailers can sell gear, apparel and accessories for all outdoor recreational activities including hiking, camping, biking, rock climbing, winter sports, watersports, team sports, fishing, hunting, kayaking, rafting, road and trail running, and much more. Everest is a place where like-minded consumers can learn, interact, participate and shop. Ultimately, we are a community of like-minded, non-discriminating, conservation-loving outdoor living retailers, manufacturers, distributors and consumers. Join the movement today.

About Adaptive Training Foundation

Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses not on limitations, but possibilities. Founded by Former NFL linebacker David Vobora and supported through staff and volunteers, the ATF tribe uses physical and motivational techniques to empower people with physical impairments to maximize their capabilities and redefine their futures. Learn more at www.adaptivetrainingfoundation.org.

For more information on Everest Gives Back, visit the website at www.everest.com/how-we-give-back or contact:

Kristi Heuring

Chief Marketing Officer



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Sony Announces Airpeak Brand Drones

The Airpeak drones are compatible with the Sony Alpha cameras and should be available in the Q1-Q2 2021 timeframe. Pricing has not been announced but they will be at the high end of the spectrum.

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Confidential Info from Magpul: Day 2




Shave the weight, not the capability. The PRS® Lite blends many features of our PRS GEN3 Precision-Adjustable Stock into a fully-featured stock at nearly half the weight and price.  FIND OUT MORE

Rail Grabber

The QR Rail Grabber provides a compact, quick-release adapter that’s compatible with a wide variety of products that use the A.R.M.S® 17S style footprint to attach them interchangeably to RRS®/ARCA® and Picatinny Rails. FIND OUT MORE FIREARMS

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HENSOLDT delivers two ARGOS II Electro-Optical Systems (EOS) to the police helicopter squadron of Thuringia.     

HENSOLDT supplies the ARGOS II observation system as First Tier Supplier and Prime Contractor to the Thuringia Police Helicopter Squadron. (Photo: HENSOLDT)

Oberkochen, Germany, 12 January 2021 – For HENSOLDT, it is another important EOS contract with a delivery as first tier supplier and prime contractor directly to the customer. “We are offering a turnkey solution here and are assuming responsibility for the entire project until the return delivery of the helicopters with integrated and approved ARGOS II systems in November 2021,” said Martin Kress, Head of Airborne Sensors & Missile Warning Systems at HENSOLDT Optronics.

The ARGOS II airborne electro-optical system is designed for installation on helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for surveillance missions. The stabilised system is composed of a number of sensors and electronics in a single interchangeable unit. These include a high-definition (HD) MWIR thermal imaging camera with continuous zoom and a unique HD multispectral TV zoom camera. A SWIR spotter camera provides additional multispectral capabilities, especially under harsh conditions with low visibility. The near-infrared (NIR) laser pointer improves the system’s operational efficiency. The ARGOS-II system can also be equipped with a dual-wavelength, high-power, low-divergence laser designator/distance detector (LDR). The LDR has selectable target designation and eye-safe range finding modes and also includes a training mode.

HENSOLDT Optronics has contracted INTERCOPTER GmbH in Taufkirchen for the integration. Together with its subsidiary Advanced Aerospace Developments GmbH, Intercopter is carrying out the development of the supplementary type certificate (STC), the production of the integration kit, the helicopter integration, the flight tests and the certification of the ARGOS II on the two EC145 (BK117-C2) helicopters of the Thuringian State Police.

In addition to the Thuringia State Police, the German Federal Police has also recently started using the ARGOS II from HENSOLDT in its helicopters. HENSOLDT’s Airborne Service Center in Oberkochen takes care of the long-term and sustainable maintenance of the ARGOS for its customers.


HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defence and security electronics, with more than 150 years of heritage through predecessor companies such as Carl Zeiss, Airbus, Dornier, Messerschmitt and Telefunken. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, Germany, the company is a leading strategic player in the field of sensor solutions for defence and non-defence applications. HENSOLDT develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cybersecurity. With more than 5,500 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.11 billion euros in 2019. Since September 2020, HENSOLDT has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the SDAX stock market index there.



INTERCOPTER is an EASA Part 145 and Part 21/G maintenance and production organisation. In addition, through its subsidiary AAD GmbH, Intercopter is approved as an EASA Part 21/J aeronautical development organisation. Intercopter operates maintenance stations in Taufkirchen, Emden, Borkum, Helgoland and Norden-Norddeich. Intercopter is a subsidiary of the HTM Group, which belongs to HERISTO AG in Bad Rothenfelde, one of the largest food companies in Germany. The core business of the HTM Group, founded in 1997, is the provision of helicopters for civil and military customers in the business fields of offshore, public safety, ambulance and industry.


HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH • Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22 • 73447 Oberkochen
Managing Directors: Andreas Hülle and Axel Salzmann
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Thomas Müller
Registered Office: Oberkochen
District Court of Ulm, HRB 500 995 • Ust ID / VAT: DE811880438

HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH • Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22 • 73447 Oberkochen
Geschäftsführer: Andreas Hülle und Axel Salzmann
Aufsichtsratvorsitzender: Thomas Müller
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Oberkochen
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Ulm, HRB 500 995 Ust ID / VAT: DE811880438

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Sightmark introduces new additions to the Core HX 3-9×40 VHR family


(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark is pleased to announce the Core HX riflescope for 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster (SM13068). This 3-9x scope features fully multi-coated lenses and a range-finding BDC reticle designed specifically for whitetail deer. With a hardy single-piece aluminum housing with a hard-anodized finish, 1-inch tube platform, 40mm objective lens, capped turrets and IP67-waterproof, dust-proof, shockproof and fogproof performance, the Sightmark Core HX 3-9×40 is perfect for your rugged hunting conditions and close- to mid-range target engagements.


Reticle-Caliber Compatibility Chart

68VHR Reticle

.243 WIN, .270 WIN, .308 WIN, 7mm Rem Mag, 280 REM, 6.5 Creedmoor, .25-06, .30-06


350 Legend


450 Bushmaster


  • 3-9x magnification
  • BDC range-finding reticle
  • VHR reticle compatible with various calibers
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum housing
  • Multi-coated optics
  • Resettable, capped turrets
  • Shockproof, waterproof and fog-proof
  • Hard anodized finish

Check out this excellent product at https://sightmark.com/products/1866/sightmark-core-hx-3-9×40-vhr-venison-hunter-riflescope/

About Sightmark®

Sightmark manufactures award-winning products including riflescopes, gun sights, laser sights, night vision, flashlights, bore sights and other cutting edge, premium shooting accessories. Inspired by military and law enforcement technology, Sightmark products are designed for competition, shooting, home defense, personal safety and other tactical applications, as well as hunting. For more information about Sightmark products, visit www.sightmark.com. For media requests related to Sightmark, please email mediarelations@sightmark.com.

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PRICE DROP: Hensoldt ZF 6-24×56 Riflescope!

Hensoldt ZF 6-24×56 | (570) 368-3920 | sales@eurooptic.com

Hensoldt optics are world renowned for their bomb-proof construction and crystal clear glass. The ZF 6-24×56 riflescope is no exception; this scope provides brilliant, high-contrast images even at high magnifications and features precise .5 cm per click adjustments. While supplies last, you can own this Hensoldt for 45% off its original price!

Buy Now

EuroOptic, Ltd | 635 N. Loyalsock Ave, Montoursville, PA 17754

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Check our new collection of knives
in the 2021 digital catalog!


Benchmade Knife Company.

300 Beavercreek Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045
Contact Us: 1-833-557-2526

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Digital Riflescopes with Integrated Laser Rangefinder

A premium manufacturer, Pulsar is an industry pioneer that designs cutting edge products for hunting, law enforcement, personal security, and search & rescue operations.

Night Vision | Thermal | All Products | Support | About Us

Digisight Ultra N455 LRF Digital Night Vision Riflescope

In Stock and Ready to Ship
The Digisight Ultra utilizes proprietary software, cutting-edge electronic components and signal-processing algorithms to deliver one of the industry’s highest values of sensitivity in infrared spectrum (nighttime sensitivity). The result is a device offering flawless passive-mode performance in deep twilight, even night, without switching on IR illumination.

Digisight Ultra N455 LRF Digital Night Vision Riflescope

Integrated laser rangefinder

Integrated Laser Rangefinder

LRF allows to measure distance in single measuring mode and in scanning mode with precision up to ±1 meter (yard). In the conditions

of changeable landscape, when shooting from high stands it is recommended to use THD (True Horizontal Distance) measuring mode – in this mode rangefinder, taking into account angle of shooter’s elevation relative to a target (AoE; its value is also displayed on the screen) calculates true horizontal distance to an object.

500m Nighttime Viewing Range

500m Nighttime Viewing Range

High nighttime sensitivity, high resolution display and sensor, high magnification and a powerful built-in IR Illuminator for operation in total darkness make the Digisight Ultra the perfect tool for target detection at distances of 500+ meters.

“Picture-in-Picture” mode

Digisight Ultra N455 LRF Digital Night Vision Riflescope

“Picture-in-Picture” mode allows the user to add an extra frame to the display. Sized only 1/10 of the total display’s, the frame shows enlarged image of the target and reticle. This allows the user to see both: enlarged image of the aiming area and the full field of view. 

Digisight Ultra N455 LRF Digital Night Vision Riflescope

Digisight Ultra N455 LRF Digital Night Vision Riflescope

Other Features:

– 1280×720 CMOS sensor
– 1024×768 AMOLED display
– Ten reticle shapes in 6 color modes
– IPX7 waterproof and dustproof
– Operating temperatures from -13F to 122F and a recoil rating of .375 H&H
– Wi-Fi connectivity
– Built-in recording with sound
– Stream Vision App compatibility
– Built-in 940nm modular IR illuminator

Specs Resources

Image. Quality. Manufacturer of premium night vision and thermal imaging optics.

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A 2020 Retrospective: 12 Months of Shooting Tips From Ballistic!

Gainesville, GA (Jan. 2021)  With 2020 nearly over and the New Year almost upon us, we take a look back at all the long-range shooting and hunting tips, ideas and advice we, at Ballistic, have shared with our customers over the past 12 months.

Because at Ballistic, we don’t just make the #1 Ballistic Shooting app in the nation; we are in the field and at the range perfecting our shooting and finding new ways to improve the app, while sharing our passion for shooting and hunting. And we do it all with the help of Ballistic!

For 2020, we at Ballistic shared….

Shoot Better Groups with Ballistic

The Ballistic Edge (at the range and in the field)

Good Hunting from Ballistic!

Getting Started with Ballistic

Perfect Shots Require Perfect Tools

The Industry’s Premier Ballistic Calculation Platform

Gear Up for Competition Season With Ballistic

Zero Your Rifle With the #1 Ballistic Calculator

Adjusting for the Weather Using Ballistic

Big, Bad Bullet Drop – Ballistic to the Rescue!

It’s A Drag! And Ballistic Has Exactly the Right Solution

The Big Curve: Bullet Trajectory, Precision Shooting and Ballistic

Scary Precision Calculations with the Ballistic Load Library

All this knowledge and these helpful tips, and the #1 Shooting APP, and…it’s all free!  We will be doing even more in 2021, so stay connected to Ballistic in the New Year!

Ballistic is the definitive ballistics trajectory calculator, intended for long-range and precision shooters who want a serious–and a seriously accurate–application. Ballistic will calculate your bullet’s trajectory, windage, velocity, energy, lead, and flight time for any valid range. The app can also compensate for atmospheric conditions such as temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and altitude–it can even accept density of air or density altitude inputs! The world-renowned JBM Ballistics engine powers all Ballistic computations. Ballistic is used by competition shooters, long-range hunters, and the military to deliver the most precise calculations possible.

With Ballistic, you’ll be able to make the most accurate calculations for every shot, everywhere, even in areas with no cellular coverage.

For more information, please visit WWW.BALLISTICAPP.COM

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New York Division of Criminal Justice Services Approves SIG SAUER Academy Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor Course

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 11, 2020) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has approved the SIG SAUER Academy Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor Course for their Armed Guard Instructors.  The New York DCJS is a statewide multi-function support agency.

“SIG SAUER Academy provides the finest firearms and tactics training available worldwide, and we are proud to have our curriculum recognized by the New York DCJS.  Our team of world class instructors have a broad range of backgrounds with the unique ability to deliver the best training experience to support the agencies programming,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.

SIG SAUER Academy Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor Course offers effective teaching methods in the practical application and use of a pistol.  The course covers the teaching of marksmanship fundamentals, coaching techniques, practical application drills, and developing courses of fire.  The curriculum provides a solid foundation for a civilian based pistol training program.

“SIG SAUER is honored to have this opportunity to partner with the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services and support their mission to enhance public safety by providing resources and services,” concluded Taylor.

To learn more about SIG SAUER Academy and review the in-depth course outlines visit sigsaueracademy.com.

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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You can’t have an EDC rotation with just one or two knives.
Elevate your collection with these fan-favorite folders!


 Benchmade Knife Company.
300 Beavercreek Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045
Contact Us: 1-833-557-2526

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Gain an Edge to Edge Advantage



FN America
PO Box 9424 McLean, VA, 22102, USA

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Confidential Info from Magpul: Day 1



This week, we’re exposing secrets we smuggled out of the Magpul Intel Center. We’re going to be announcing a lot of our 2021 new products, many of which will be shipping before the spring thaw. Each day, we’ll pull back the curtain a little more and offer a deeper look into what Magpul has going on in the near future. And if you’re waiting for our 2020 products that haven’t released yet—and who isn’t—then your wait is almost over. Keep an eye out for more announcements on social media, through our emails, and at Magpul.com.


The MBUS 3 front and rear sights are the next generation of our Magpul Back-Up Sights. They’ve got the best features, strengths and value of our original polymer MBUS in a streamlined form that’s closer in size to our MBUS Pro Sights.



Designed for AR shooters looking for more precision and those with larger hands, the MOE® K2-XL Grip offers modern ergonomics and enhanced firearm control in a size that’s 25% larger than our original MOE K2.


Magpul 2021


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Galco’s Miami Classic II Shoulder Holster System!

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Galco’s Miami Classic II Shoulder Holster System!

Miami Classic II

PHOENIX, January 2021
Refined and modernized for the 21st century, Galco’s
Miami Classic II™ shoulder holster system carries a handgun in a horizontal position for a very fast draw. It also orients its double spare ammo carrier in a horizontal position, allowing a faster and more natural grasp when reloading.
A key component of the Miami Classic II is its spider harness. All four points of the harness pivot independently and are connected by our unique clover shaped Flexalon™ swivel back plate, which is a Galco trademark. This results in a perfect fit and lasting comfort for all sizes and shapes. The Miami Classic II’s harness straps are 1 1/2″ at their widest point, distributing weight while also remaining concealable.
This Miami Classic II is constructed of premium steerhide and includes holster, harness, ammo carrier and a set of harness fasteners. Fully modular, optional accessories and components may be purchased separately.
The Miami Classic II is now available for over 150 different semiautos and double-action revolvers.
See all Galco’s shoulder holsters at

Dealer inquiries:

Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of Galco Holsters, the premier American-made brand 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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Galco International | 2019 West Quail Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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The giveaway ends January 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.

You have a chance to win a TT MODULAR TROOPER PACK, one of our newest products for 2021.


  1. Like our Facebook page: @TasmanianTigerUSA (make sure it is TT USA)
  2. Find our contest post on Facebook or Instagram and comment on the post with the COLOR you would want if you WIN: OLIVE, BLACK, COYOTE, or MULTICAM
  3. DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES: Follow us on Instagram and comment on your color choice on the WIN image

The giveaway ends January 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST.

The winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on or before February 5, 2021.

Information on the TT MODULAR TROOPER PACK: https://tasmaniantigerusa.com/product.php?id=141

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

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Laura Burgess Marketing | 209 Saint Vincent Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32092

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Plano Synergy Launches Microsite for New 2021 Hunting Products

Grand Prairie, TX (January 11, 2021) Plano Synergy has launched a new, easy way to navigate through 2021 new hunting products. With the key hunting shows all going virtual this year, there was a need to bring all new Plano Synergy products together in one easy to search location. The new microsite features new products from the many Plano Synergy family of brands covering archery, waterfowl, deer and turkey hunting, big game, storage, and technology. Brands launching new products this week include Ameristep, Avian X, Barnett, Bloodsport, Flextone, Halo Optics, Plano, and Wildgame Innovations.

The new site, officially launching on January 11, will serve as a space to view new products from all brands all at once, in one location. The microsite will create an easier experience for those seeking information about each brand’s new products. It will prominently highlight product features, specs, and availability dates, while also including asset kits and sell sheets. Viewers will be able to readily review new products in a simple format to find the products of interest.

When on the site, first select a brand. New products will be listed under each brand. Click on a product to view product information and download assets. It’s that easy!

“Our brands offer a vast selection of products to fulfill the needs of every hunter and shooting enthusiast. The microsite will make loads of information easily-accessible to our industry during a time where we can’t meet in person.” states Andy Baumbach, Plano Synergy Marketing Manager. “Innovation is at our core, and we will continue to guide these brands with ever-evolving product lines that help people do what they love.”

Access New Products Here!

Plano Synergy Holding, Inc. is the leading US manufacturer and marketer of fishing tackle boxes, archery equipment, game cameras, protective cases and other gear for hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. The company’s market-leading brands include Ameristep, Avian-X, Barnett, Bloodsport, Evolved Harvest & Habitats, Flextone Game Calls, Frabill, Halo Optics, Plano, Tenzing Outdoors, Wildgame Innovations and Zink Calls. For more than a half-century, Plano Synergy brands and products inspire people to engage in outdoor pursuits throughout the world.

For more information, please visit WWW.PLANOSYNERGY.COM

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40% OFF: Sig Sauer P320 Special Edition NWTF Handgun

Sig Sauer P320 NWTF Handgun | (570) 368-3920 | sales@eurooptic.com

The Sig P320 is well known as one of the industry’s most modular and customizable handguns. Sig Sauer and the National Wild Turkey Federation have teamed up to create a truly unique and beautiful pistol. This P320 features engraved markings of the NWTF and elegantly engraved turkey feathers on the slide. Now with a reduced price, there has never been a better time to get your hands on this!

EuroOptic, Ltd | 635 N. Loyalsock Ave, Montoursville, PA 17754

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Shotgun Shooters on Team Federal Enjoyed Another Great Year of Success and Look Forward to 2021


ANOKA, Minnesota – January 8, 2021 – The list of Team Federal competition wins for Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays in 2020 is long and impressive. Season highlights included Federal sponsored shooters winning big at the 2020 National Sporting Clays Championships and the 2020 Main World Skeet Championships, plus many other competitions across the country.

“It was a great year for Team Federal, considering the circumstances and all the shoots that were canceled, with many of our team members being selected to their All American Teams,” said Mike Hampton Sr., Team Federal’s Manager for Shotgun Sports. “We are very proud of our sponsored shotgun sport shooters on Team Federal. They are great role models, good sportsmen, high in morals and integrity. And after all that, they are great shots and are helpful and approachable.”

Hampton reported many notable accomplishments from the team in 2020. In Trap, both Aaron Willoughby and Grayson Stuart completed their Grand Slam, and Ray Stafford was selected as Team Captain of the Senior Vet Team. In Skeet, Jason Ward won the World Champion title in the 28-gauge division of the 2020 Main World Skeet Championships, and Paul Giambrone was named World Champion in the Champion of Champions event. In Sporting Clays, Team Federal’s newest member Derrick Mein topped the podium as High Over All (HOA) at the 2020 National Sporting Clays Championships. Janet McDougall took home Runner-Up honors in the Main Lady Event.

“Team Federal certainly has some of the top shooters in the world, and they did well all year long in multiple disciplines. We also look forward to seeing Derrick and other USA Shooting team members represent the U.S.A. in Tokyo in July 2021,” said Federal’s Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “We are proud of their choice to shoot our products, and we look forward to seeing many competition wins throughout 2021.”

Federal is the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, a non-profit organization that promotes the shooting sports and prepares American athletes to bring home gold. Federal is also a large supporter of the Amateur Trap Association (ATA), National Skeet Shooters Association (NSSA), National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA), and many other national, regional and state shooting sports organizations. 

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

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Lipsey’s Donates $10K to Walk The Talk America (WTTA)

Lipsey’s®, a leading national firearms distributor, donates to help WTTA further its mission to bridge the gap between mental health awareness and the firearms industry.

Las Vegas, Nev. (January 2020)Walk The Talk America (WTTA), a non-profit organization designed to bridge the gap between the firearms industry and owners and the mental health industry, is honored to have received a generous donation of $10K from one of America’s leading firearms distributors, Lipsey’s®.

WTTA was founded and launched three years ago by industry veteran Michael Sodini after an impromptu conversation with an individual regarding how firearms companies deal with school shootings, suicides, and other gun violence. Sodini realized that there was a need to bring the firearms industry together with those working in the mental health profession to stop the cycle of blame and finger-pointing and begin a conversation leading to more understanding on both sides.

Lipsey’s was founded in 1953 as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor. Since then, Lipsey’s has remained dedicated to providing customers with superior service and attention and today is one of the largest independently owned, single location firearms distributors in the US.

“Lipsey’s has been a partner with Walk the Talk America since its inception,” Laurie Aronson, President and CEO of Lipsey’s, commented. “Their organization is making positive strides towards closing that bridge in addressing mental health and firearms.”

“We are very thankful to have the support of large distributors like Lipsey’s join our mission,” Sodini added. “With every donation, WTTA can provide more tools and resources like training instruction, online and downloadable information for individuals, companies, and retailers. It is our goal to bring together not only the firearms industry and mental health resources, but to make it available to all firearms owners.”

For more information on how to become involved, visit WalkTheTalkAmerica.org.

About Walk the Talk America:

Our mission is to fund research and development for outreach and promotion of mental health to reduce the misconceptions and prejudices that exist when it comes to mental illness and firearms. We believe we can be a catalyst for change by working with experts in the mental health industry. www.walkthetalkamerica.org

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· Indra is the first company in the ATM and Defence sector to be accredited with version 2 of the CMMI level 5 model

· It is also the company that covers the largest volume of activity with this certification: all the activity carried out at its Centre of Excellence in Security in León and the development of key ATM solutions such as iTEC and Indra Air Automation are covered by the certificate

· Indra accredits its best practices aimed at increasing efficiency and mature processes which drive productivity and profitability in the development of solutions

Madrid, January 7, 2021.- Indra, one of the main global technology and consultancy companies, has become the first company in the Defence and Air Traffic sectors to be accredited with the maximum quality of its systems according to the new version 2 of the CMMI 5 model.

This latest model allows double-digit improvements in key aspects such as productivity, the speed of software development and product quality, as well as reducing duplication and failures.

Thus, Indra renews the CMMI5 accreditation it already had for the development of Air Traffic Systems and solutions provided by the Centre of Excellence in Security in León with a more updated and demanding version. This accreditation covers the work of the company’s more than 1,100 professionals.

The evaluation passed by the company follows the CMMI Institute’s model, a world benchmark in quality and the application of best practices in engineering and software development.

During this process, Indra has optimized the tools that support the entire life cycle of the systems and products, from the estimation and management of the scope of the project, through to the development and verification of the requirements, and finally their delivery.

This significantly facilitates the management of advanced solutions developed for the iTEC alliance (Interoperability Through European Collaboration) and for customers worldwide who use the Indra Air Automation system, formerly known as Aircon.

This improvement has also had an impact on the state-of-the-art solutions provided by the CES in León, such as the communications recording system and air traffic control screens, and the elements it contributes to the design and manufacture of advanced flight trainers and training systems for the police and soldiers.

These departments in Indra have adapted to the most advanced methodologies, such as “agile” ones, which are increasingly in demand, and have identified improvements to continue evolving and optimizing the company’s processes.

Indra is a leading company in air traffic management systems which have been deployed in over 5,700 facilities in 190 countries.

Organizations with a High Maturity level are characterized by the fact they set quantitative targets in terms of performance and quality of processes and use them as criteria in management. The company thus achieves greater stability and productivity in the development of its solutions, as well as greater customer satisfaction, which is verified through satisfaction surveys.

With this achievement, Indra has gained recognition for its efforts, the quality levels maintained in products and processes, the quantitative management which makes it possible to understand, control and predict its processes as well as continuously improving and innovating.

About Indra

Indra (www.indracompany.com) is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and a leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value focus and with a high innovation component. At the end of financial year 2019, Indra achieved revenue of 3.204 billion euros, more than 49,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries, and commercial operations in more than 140 countries.

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Primary Arms Optics

HOUSTON, TEXASPrimary Arms Optics has announced the release of a new reticle configuration for the GLx 2.5-10x44mm FFP Rifle Scope (MPN: 610143). The ACSS® Griffin™ MIL reticle brings the advanced ranging tools and innovative horseshoe design of traditional ACSS reticles to a MIL-grid system. Even with the new ACSS Griffin MIL reticle, this scope maintains its favorable price at $649.99.
GLx 2.5-10×44 is built to enhance both agility and accuracy of mid-range precision rifles. GLx scopes bring premium technology and materials to an approachable price range, and this scope is no exception. The fully multi-coated, low-dispersion glass provides exceptional light transmission for a clearer sight picture downrange, while the lightweight body and 2.5x minimum magnification improve handling speeds in close quarters. In addition, the large eyebox and daylight bright illumination assist in rapid target acquisition, allowing the user to take full advantage of their ACSS reticle system. As with other GLx scopes, GLx 2.5-10x44mm FFP Rifle Scopes come with enhanced locking turrets with return to zero, AutoLive™ motion sensing reticle illumination, and our hardened steel-on-steel adjustment system.
The ACSS Griffin MIL reticle is an advanced MIL-grid reticle that integrates ranging and acquisition tools from Primary Arms’ patented ACSS reticle system. This includes both vertical and horizontal ranging brackets, as well as a bold outer horseshoe for fast acquisition on low magnification. While the MIL grid can be used for most holdovers, users can also leverage the scope’s turrets and chevron aiming point for exact precision at longer distances.

“The ACSS Griffin MIL is a pro’s reticle, providing CQB (Close Quarter Battle), mid-range UKD (unknown distances) and exact mil/mil firing solutions hold overs in one system,” says Dimitri Mikroulis, inventor of the ACSS reticle system.

Primary Arms Optics
Started in 2007, Primary Arms Optics seek to provide the best optics you can get for any budget. Utilizing the highly regarded, repeatedly-proven ACSS® reticle, Primary Arms optics boast unparalleled precision and adaptability for superior performance across ranges. With four product tiers available (Classic, SLx, GLx, PLx), anyone can afford to equip themselves with the latest in optics technology. In addition, every product is backed with Primary Arms’ total commitment to customer satisfaction.

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Elite Iron Offers Revolution Bipod Panning Model

Elite Iron Offers the Innovative Revolution Bipod Panning Model

(Potomac, MT) – Elite Iron, premier designer and manufacturer of professional grade firearms equipment and accessories, is proud to offer their innovative Revolution Bipod Panning Model.
Through years of researching and developing alternatives to the traditional bipod, Elite Iron has patented their proprietary designs based upon deep experience of real world tactical demands. The result of their commitment and efforts is the creation of the Revolution Bipod Panning Model. Designed for rifles up to .338 caliber, it is the most revolutionary choice in superior design for strength, stability, adjustability, and choices in the tactical world today. The bipod and mount weigh only 24 ounces.
Elite Iron has chosen only the highest quality components, resulting in reliable product strength. With no exposed springs or cheaply made stamped parts, the Revolution Bipod Panning Model‘s legs and tube stems are made of 7075 aluminum. The leg locks are made from 17-4 heat treated material  and the hidden springs are made from 316 stainless steel.
The Revolution Bipod Panning Model also offers impressive stability while allowing the rifle to revolve a full 360 degrees. The bipod maintains control of two axes of motion: side to side and up and down. Any position can be locked in place by tightening the tri-nut. Ease of movement decreases by tightening the torsion nut slightly until the final position is found and locked. The innovative design of the Revolution Bipod places the rifle under the apex of the legs and not on top.
The superior adjustability of the Revolution Bipod Panning Model allows the rifle to have horizontal 10 o’clock through 2 o’clock movement. The length of the legs can be adjusted quickly one at a time and at different lengths. Legs can be positioned or rotated forward, straight or back and either in parallel or separately. The center line of the ring is 7.25″ with legs retracted and 12.25″ extended on the Standard Leg Bipod. On the Optional Short Leg Bipod, the center line of the ring is 6″ with legs retracted and 10″ extended. The user can also attach different kinds of feet to match the environment.
Every Revolution Bipod comes with a choice of one free mount. The buyer will need to choose the right mount for the rifle and the interface (at an additional charge) that matches that mount. However, if the rifle has an interface such as a PIC RAIL, an interface might not be needed.
Every Revolution Bipod comes with a 2-year limited warranty. All parts are replaceable and available from Elite Iron.
For more information about Elite Iron, visit www.eliteiron.com.

Elite Iron’s Revolution Bipod Features

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New year, new gear: All-new from Vortex® for 2021


January 7, 2021


BARNEVELD, Wis. – Whatever adventures draw you outside, Vortex® is making sure this year starts with plenty of ways to hunt harder, shoot faster, and take your outdoor passions to new heights. Here’s what’s new for 2021:


Fury® HD 5000 AB 10×42 Laser Rangefinding Binocular: Eliminate the unknown.
Solve long-distance shooting with the push of a button, featuring in-display ballistic data, built-in environmental sensors, and wind bearing capture mode.

  • In-display wind/drop solutions via integrated Applied Ballistics® Elite Solver
  • Customize ballistic profiles via the Fury HD App
  • Pairs with Kestrel® wind meters and Applied Ballistics® Garmin® devices

$1,999.99 MSRP –
Fury® HD 5000 AB


SPARC® SOLAR 2 MOA Red Dot: Carry the sun into the storm.
The SPARC® SOLAR harnesses the sun for up to 150,000 hours of battery life, powering a reliable tactical machine that’s always ready.

  • Auto D-TEC Technology automatically switches from solar to battery power
  • Motion activation capable
  • Daylight bright 2 MOA red dot

$399.99 –
All-New Tripods: Elevate your optical experience.
Take your glassing game higher with purpose-built tripods that will fit seamlessly into your favorite outdoor adventures.

  • Radian™ Carbon: The ultimate anchor for your optics or precision rifle
  • Ridgeview™ Carbon: Offering extended height for standing while glassing
  • Summit™ Carbon II: Compact, lightweight design for the ultimate in packability
  • High Country™ II: The ideal combination of stability and packability

$1,199.99 –
Radian™ Carbon with Ball Head Tripod Kit
$1,099.99 – Radian™ Carbon with Leveling Head Tripod Kit
$649.99 – Ridgeview™ Carbon Tripod Kit
$549.99 – Summit™ Carbon II Tripod Kit
$299.99 – High Country™ II Tripod Kit
We’re also rolling out a full lineup of tripod and optics accessories to help you tailor your gear to your adventure.
Spitfire™ HD Gen II 3x and 5x Prism Scopes: Built small to go big.
A redesigned HD optical system cuts inches and ounces off the original platform for a compact, shooter’s dream come true.

  • HD Optical system
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight design
  • Purpose-built AR-BDC4 reticle for 5.56 cartridges

$549.99 – Spitfire™ HD Gen II 3x Prism Scope
$649.99 – Spitfire™ HD Gen II 5x Prism Scope

For more information, visit VortexOptics.com

About Vortex®: American owned, veteran-owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex® designs, engineers, produces, and distributes a complete line of premium sport optics, accessories, and apparel. Dedicated to providing unrivaled customer service and exceptional quality, Vortex® backs its products with the unconditional, transferrable, lifetime VIP Warranty. Built on over 30 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex® has emerged as a leader in the optics market.

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Diamond Age Partners with Laura Burgess Marketing

Leading-edge designers and developers of advanced ballistic materials and products, Diamond Age has signed Laura Burgess Marketing to build market presence.

McKinney, Texas (Jan. 2020)Diamond Age, a Texas-based, materials science and ballistics specialist company, announce that Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) will be representing their public and media efforts.

Diamond Age is one of the world’s most advanced designers of body armor systems and accessories using innovative design combined with breakthrough research and development and cutting-edge manufacturing processes. In the late summer of 2020, Diamond Age revealed the NeoSteel™ Combat Helmet. The revolutionary tactical-style, modular helmet was comprised of advanced metal alloys, unlike current tactical helmets on the market today. As an evolution in personal protection, the NeoSteel helmet was designed for law enforcement, security, rescue, contractor, and personal defense customers. With best-in-class performance for minimal backface deformation (BFD) and impact trauma, the NeoSteel Helmet is unlike any current polymer-based helmet. Environmentally stable, it will provide users with years of consistent rim-to-rim protection without material degradation that would severely compromise protection performance.

Laura Burgess Marketing will be responsible for informing and educating a discerning public of the new technologies and the multiple benefits offered through Diamond Age’s ballistic products. Besides traditional media relations, LBM will engage customers through social media platforms to provide transparency and conversation about their products to promote customer loyalty and satisfaction.

“In 2020, we worked with LBM to release the NeoSteel Helmet announcement,” Jake Ganor, CEO of Diamond Age, commented. “The results of the initial release and the follow-up release on the NeoSteel Helmet accessories convinced us that LBM had the reach and capabilities we needed to execute a sound marketing strategy.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Diamond Age on a full-time basis,” Laura Burgess, president of LBM, added. “The ballistics market is rapidly changing and we look forward to bringing the most cutting-edge products in that industry to our shooting sports and public safety communities.”

For more information about Diamond Age and its products, visit www.diamondage.org. 

About Diamond Age:

Diamond Age is a materials science and engineering firm that focuses on research and development of leading-edge anti-ballistic armor systems for the military, law enforcement, private security, rescue, and responsible civilians. www.diamondage.org

About Laura Burgess Marketing:

Laura Burgess Marketing provides public relations and marketing communications to companies within the law enforcement, tactical, military, shooting sports, and outdoor markets. A family-run, woman-owned business headed by industry veteran Laura Burgess, the LBM team has over 40 years of combined experience in PR, marketing, social media, and content development. Laura Burgess Marketing’s current client list includes Big Horn Armory, Cimarron Firearms Company, EAA Corporation, GALLS, Innovative Forensic, MasterPiece Arms Inc., Othram, Sentry Products Group, Shell Shock Technologies, Steinel Ammunition, and Tasmanian Tiger®. Laura Burgess Marketing is headquartered in Saint Augustine, Florida.

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NDIA’s Carlisle offers remarks on Capitol violence

Jan. 7, 2021

ARLINGTON, VA — Hawk Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, issues the following statement on the violence that occurred Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol:
The officers serving our military and those in our government take an oath as they assume their responsibilities — an oath I willingly took and hold sacred. That oath is not to a person or position but to the Constitution that establishes our democracy and reflects our nation’s values, including the rule of law that protects our freedoms. It is those values we seek to defend through our service and through enabling those who serve with the unsurpassed capabilities our defense industrial base provides.
The despicable acts of yesterday’s mob, egged on by irresponsible rhetoric, is anathema to those values and the foundational document that has made America the shining city on the hill that has beckoned millions to a better way of life. NDIA deplores the breakdown of the rule of law, the desecration of the Capitol Building — our temple of democracy — and the attempted obstruction of the constitutional process that has guaranteed a peaceful transfer of power for well more than 200 years. America and Americans are better than this.
NDIA and its members are dedicated to being part of the solution while continuing to be at the heart of the defense of this great nation, its people and the values we hold dear.
For media queries, contact Evamarie Socha at the information below.

At the Heart of the Mission Since 1919
Evamarie Socha
Director of Public Relations and Communications
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 247-2579 | Cell (703) 472-3806 | NDIA.org<

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