Category Archives: Nav Aids

GARMIN INTRODUCES A NEW RINO 700 HANDHELD

  Features: A robust 5 W GMRS two-way radio offering extended-range voice communication — up to 20 miles to stay in touch with other Rino-carrying members of your group. Built-in worldwide basemap and high-sensitivity dual GPS and GLONASS receiver,  for … Continue reading

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GARMIN FORETREX 601 and 701 BALLISTIC EDITION

  Garmin has introduced two new Foretrex models with some impressive capabilities. The 701 Foretrex Ballistics Edition features the Applied Ballistics Elite® software. Announcement details below… OLATHE, Kan. /July 6, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin … Continue reading

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CASIO INTRODUCES THE PRO TREK GPS MAP WATCH

Casio Introduced its new outdoor adventure watch, the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20. The watch supports a number of GPS satellite networks and features downloadable maps. Users can locate their position or record their track with the ability to make notes … Continue reading

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MIL SISTEMIKA Integrates Thermoteknix’s TiCAM 1000 LRF Target Locator With Its PERSONAL EYE SYSTEM (PES)

The TiCAM 1000 LRF Target Locator from Thermoteknix is a versatile target acquisition and observation sensor for day and night-time use. The device has a direct-view optical channel for daytime use, a MicroCAM high resolution uncooled thermal imager, laser range … Continue reading

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ATN BinoX-HD 4-16X Smart Binoculars Now Shipping

South San Francisco, Calif. (December 2015) – ATN, innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart HD optics for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, military and law enforcement, is pleased to announce that the long awaited BinoX-HD 4-16X Smart Binoculars … Continue reading

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EVOLUTIONAL CHANGES IN GOOGLE’S ANDROID – ARE THEY FOR YOU?

Nearly all of our readers use a smart device for field use to include ballistics computation and navigation. If you fit that mold, it’s important for you to know that changes in the Android operating system may not support the … Continue reading

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What The Hell Is Differential GPS?

This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic consists of a quick tutorial on DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System). Why should you care? Simple, it’s capable of 1 to 2 centimeter accuracy. DGPS is currently being used by surveyors and its is being broadly … Continue reading

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BAE’s Q-Warrior Closer To Primetime.

  As battlefield objectives become more specific, the need for precision increases correspondingly. The successful kinetic operation needs a greater level of accuracy if we are to avoid collateral damage, fratricide and maintain the good will of indigenous people. So, … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2014 – Horus Vision

Horus Vision, San Bruno, CA is a company that I’ve had the opportunity to follow for a number of years. To say that they’ve revolutionized long range shooting is an understatement. The company made its mark with the introduction of … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Partners With Industry and Allies To Develop Land and Sea Capabilities.

If you attended SOFIC 2013 in Tampa, one of the many focal points articulated is the need, and desire, to return Navy SEALS to their waterborne lineage. Interpret that to mean the 10+ years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq … Continue reading

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NavELite Partners with HZO Adding WaterBlock™ Technology to NavELite Compasses.

–NavELite, makers of a patented backlit magnetic compass, has signed an agreement with HzO, Inc., a provider of a patented, award winning WaterBlock™ technology used to protect electronics from damage due to moisture, water and small debris. The newly formed … Continue reading

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The NavELite Compass Android App Now Available for Download

NavELite, has unveiled a new NavELite Compass Android application available to Android devices version 2.2 and up. The NavELite Compass app provides basic compass functionality using the Android device’s magnetometer. There are two lighting modes showing a daylight (white) face … Continue reading

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NavELite Ramps Up Global Distribution with Five New Distributors

NavElite of Palm Harbor,  FL will  be partnering with several distributors of outdoor, military and law enforcement products. The distributors include: 215 Gear™, ADS, Inc., PLATATAC, Potomac River Group and SurvivIT. These distributors will carry NavELite’s wrist-worn, Backlit Magnetic Compass … Continue reading

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NavELite Compass Smartphone App Approved For Use by Apple…

Andy and his team have been busy. The result is the NavELite Compass smartphone application now available for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Inspired by the NavELite Wrist-Worn, Backlit Magnetic Compass, the NavELite Compass app provides basic compass functionality using the … Continue reading

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The NavELite Backlit Magnetic Compass (BLMC) Is Approved For Use By The U.S. Army Ranger Training Brigade

The NavELite Backlit Magnetic Compass (BLMC) Is Approved For Use By The U.S. Army Ranger Training Brigade In Accordance With The Published Ranger School Packing List (Optional Items). A six-month government sponsored field testing was conducted by select 5th Ranger … Continue reading

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NavElite Wrist-Worn Backlit Magnetic Compass (BLMC) Is Coming To A Retailer Near You

Among the more pronounced deficiencies, identified by military trainers, are core individual soldier competencies like map reading and navigation. During a televised Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP) held at Ft. Benning, GA, home of the 75th Ranger Regiment over … Continue reading

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It’s Back To Basics For Two SOF Entrepreneurs…

NavElite, a Palm Harbor, FL company got its beginnings in October of 2010 when two former SOF operators decided to reinvent the wrist magnetic compass. Their experience in         Afghanistan and Iraq highlighted the need for a … Continue reading

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SOF Get New Wireless Appliance – RTHD-2 from VT Miltope

Just when you thought life couldn’t get better, technology steps in shattering the illusion. VT Miltope’s RTHD-2 is a ruggedized handheld computer that obviates a need for a smartphone. It is a, first of its kind, wireless appliance integrating a … Continue reading

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Garmin’s Montana™

For all you situational awareness guys – you know who you are! Garmin, a global leader in GPS technology has introduced a new handheld receiver Montana™. Montana™ is offered in a variety of configurations that include 5 mp camera. It … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2011 – Communicate

In my last SOFIC 2011 post, I touched on the “Understand” component of Adm. Olson’s vision for USSOCOM post Geronimo EKIA. It is at the heart of everything that USSOCOM does but more importantly it is key to meeting our military and … Continue reading

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Rockwell Introduces its MicroGram GPS Receiver

Rockwell Collins unveiled its MicroGRAM GPS receiver, which is 90 percent smaller than the earlier version of its Miniature Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver Engine SAASM (MPETM-S). The size reduction means that equipment such as handheld radios, ruggedized field computers, laser range … Continue reading

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Garmin’s Fortrex 401 GPS Receiver – Good things do come in small packages…

GPS technology has improved over the years by leaps and bounds; not only have there been significant improvements in system accuracy but advancements in materials and manufacturing have made it possible to house devices of impressive features and functionality in … Continue reading

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Working on a review of the Garmin Fortrex 401

I’ve just started on a full review of the Foretrex 401 and I am really liking it. Everything that you need in a small package. I did run across some “expert” reviews that were somewhat tepid; I admit to being … Continue reading

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