Category Archives: Electronics

BERETTA CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE POWERED RAIL CONCEPT

Developers at Beretta are moving forward with the powered rail concept bringing the company closer to the fully integrated weapon, an ambitious idea the DoD advanced several years ago. I had the opportunity to meet with a representative engineer from … Continue reading

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AT SHOT SHOW 2016 WITH STEINER E-OPTICS

  Just prior to SHOT Show 2016, Steiner announced the new DBAL-A4. We’re not easily impressed but this is an impressive accessory available in both military and commercial specification. There is much to like here readers. The DBAL-A$ provides 4 … 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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MILIPOL 2015 THALES 6W4U CONNECTED SMARTWATCH

Thales has worked with field staff to develop an innovative smartwatch concept. Connected via a secure link to the command center, the 6-Watch For You (6W4U) alerts officers to danger simply by vibrating when an important notification comes in. With … Continue reading

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MILIPOL 2015 NOVITAC FEELTACT

There are times when conventional communications are either ineffective or detract from the element of surprise. Novitac has designed  a communications wristband that the company markets as FEELTACT  which uses a Bluetooth link to your smartphone to receive or send … 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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BATTERYCLIP FOR YOUR AA BATTERIES

The  BATTERYCLIP by BATTERYCLIP.com is probably one of the more useful doo dads to come along. Battery storage has always been a pain in the neck; they invariably end up at the bottom of your pack or rolling around somewhere … Continue reading

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DSEI 2015 Selex ES Announces The Compact HH-E Software Defined Radio

At DSEi 2015, Finmeccanica – Selex ES introduced its new SWave™-family Software Defined Radio (SDR), named the Hand Held Evolution (HH-E). Designed to bring commercial smartphone size and weight characteristics to military-qualified battlefield radio equipment, the SWave™ HH-E weighs less … Continue reading

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The Angela Nettlefold Memorial Appeal For Careers

  The December issue of BATTLESPACE is a Special Issue commemorating the War in Afghanistan and the men and women who fought in it. All proceeds will be donated to SSAFA in aid of The Angela Nettlefold Memorial Fund for … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Streamlight EPU-5200

  Streamlight’s latest addition to their USB product line, the EPU-5200, is a robust, portable and rechargeable power pack with enough under the hood to recharge any of the company’s USB illumination tools, smart devices like iPhones and tablets. At … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2015 Persistent Systems LLC

If I had to identify generational gains in technologies exhibited at SOFIC 2015, in Tampa, it would be Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay. Undoubtedly, the term is new to readers so I’ll devote a bit of space to provide you with … 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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CRANKCASE and CRANKBOX Can Charge Smartphones and Accessories While On the Go

Baton Rouge, LA (March 17, 2015) – AMPWARE (www.getAMPWARE.com) today announced the launch of CRANKCASE and CRANKBOX, a smartphone case with an integrated hand-crank generator and a universal generator, respectively. The revolutionary devices allow smartphones and virtually any mobile USB … Continue reading

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3M PELTOR COMTAC XPi

3M, introduced a number of safety products at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Most notable is the new Peltor ComTac XPi headset, specifically geared towards the military customer. This new headset can be worn under the helmet or configured to … Continue reading

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CELL TOWER SIMULATORS

  What motivated this article is the irrational phobias floating around, sparked by the media, and a byproduct of the NSA / Edward Snowden extravaganza. All of the sudden we have people running around slashing their wrists, developing constipation, high … Continue reading

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RADETEC

If you ever drop by a RADETEC exhibit, at any venue, and mention the words “FN Shot Counter” it’s guaranteed to get you a response of “how many have you seen…” Before I get into an explanation that supports the … Continue reading

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HARRIS TO ACQUIRE EXELIS FOR $4.75B

Over a year ago, I alerted our readers to the upcoming consolidation in sectors of the Defense Industry, resulting from Sequester. A prognosis that is unfolding even as I write this. Harris communications has just wrapped up a deal to … Continue reading

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MAGPUL Industries Releases Its New Field Case For The iPhone 6

  MAGPUL’s iPhone 6 Plus field case is now available. The company’s latest field case for the iPhone platform is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field.The case is manufactured from a flexible thermoplastic and features … Continue reading

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MAGPUL iPhone 6 Field Cases Are Now On The Truck

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Mechanical To Electrical Conversions–Old Concept Rebuilt On New Technology.

  In a net centric battlefield, electronics is as important, if not more so, than soldier protection equipment and the choice of soldier weapon systems. Engagements and battles are won with accurate and timely dissemination of  intelligence, command and control … Continue reading

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American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN) Launches "Thirty Days of Christmas" Giveaway

American Technologies Network Corp. (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 a special ‘Thirty Days of Christmas” Giveaway to be hosted on ATN’s … Continue reading

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Bullseye AmmoCam Sight-In The Easy Way

The Bullseye AmmoCam™ Sight-In Edition is a fully self-contained target camera that weighs only 5 lbs. It’s the perfect solution to those shooting and sighting in at 300 yards or less.  Simply set the unit downrange, flip the switch on … Continue reading

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TrackingPoint Introduces The First Weapon-Integrated Digital Glasses For Hunting and Shooting.

The folks at Tracking Point have improved on their total fire control shouldered fired weapon system with the introduction of Integrated Digital Glass. Designated ShotGlass™ digital shooting glasses, these optical devices allow you to shoot around corners and record your … Continue reading

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Pay Attention: U.S. Army Wants You Using Lithium AA In Your Electronics

Our colleagues at Kitup ran a story today disclosing that the U.S. Army wants its units to use the more expensive lithium batteries in thermal sights and night vision goggles. It appears that units are purchasing and using the less … Continue reading

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GoTenna A VHF Front End For Your Smart Device

I found out about this device from a crowd funding source so I checked it out for my readers. The concept is not intuitive although no special skills are required to use it. In fact, the only things required are … Continue reading

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For My Aviation Oriented Readers

This is the cockpit on the new Pilatus PC-24 displayed a la “Full Monty” with every piece of avionics available. It is absolutely amazing. Gone are the more manly rudder pedals with toe brake extensions. What is this world coming … Continue reading

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Shot Trak HD Gun Camera From American Technologies Network (ATN) Is Now Shipping.

There was considerable scuttle butt about a gun camera under development by American Technologies Network on the Peninsula, more accurately South San Francisco. ATN calls it the Shot Trak HD (High Definition) Camera, and it looks like a winner. The … Continue reading

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Mutualink Achieves Milestone Communications Advances during Department of Defense Exercise

  At this year’s SOFIC Conference, in Tampa, Fl, I had the opportunity to receive a comprehensive overview of Mutualink’s interoperability technology. It was exceptional from both it’s interoperability as well as its dynamic reconfiguration and security. I think the … Continue reading

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Beretta’s Powered Rail System

Beretta’s Powered Rail System is based on PPI’s design but has undergone considerable development. The company plans to implement the system as part of the ARX weapon system. The rail is Picatinny compliant. The electronics consists of two isolated busses … 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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Magpul Field Case for iPad mini Is Now Shipping!

  The Magpul Field Case for iPad® mini is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Made from a durable thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and … Continue reading

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Silynex Introduces Clarus and Maximus Tactical Comms and Hearing Protection System.

  Silynx Communications will announce the launch of two new in-ear tactical headset systems – the Silynx Clarus™ and the Silynx Maximus™. The announcement of these advanced systems will be made next week, 21-23 October, at AUSA 2013 in Washington, … Continue reading

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Options For Your Now Disenfranchised Contour Camera

By now, Contour Camera owners should know that Contour has gone out of business. Having been outspent and out marketed by GoPro seems to be the underlying reason for the company’s demise. Founded in 2004 by Marc Barros and Jason … Continue reading

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German Army Will Soon Be Using QinetiQ’S SWATS

The German Bundeswehr has awarded QinetiQ North America a $2 million contract to supply a number of its Shoulder Worn Acoustic Targeting System or S.W.A.T.S. Under the contract several configurations will be supplied to include EARS/SWATS vehicle conversion kits  and … Continue reading

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It’s Confirmed. ATK Has Purchased Bushnell

We received official notification today that Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has acquired Bushnell for the sum of $985 million. The transaction is expected to complete in the 3rd and 4th quarter of ATK’s FY 2014. A number of suitors expressed an … Continue reading

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Rust-Oleum NeverWet

Rust-Oleum Never Wet is a non conductive hydrophobic (repels water) coating containing nano particles that bind with the material being coated forming a moisture barrier. The coating can be applied to metal, wood, fabric, leather, and cardboard. It can even … Continue reading

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A Couple of Follow-up Pictures of Bushnell’s PowerSync Solar Wrap 400

I can’t say enough about Bushnell’s PowerSync technology, but I am definitely stoked about their Solar Wrap 400. So, I took a couple of pictures to show you how well everything integrates in practical application. For the pictures, I loaded … Continue reading

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Bushnell’s Power Sync Solar Wrap 400 Followup…

I recently published a review of Bushnell’s Power Sync Solar Wrap 400 that you can read here. I mentioned that using an MBITR pouch was a good way to carry the Solar Wrap 400 so I wanted to support that … 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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