Category Archives: Soldier Systems

Steiner: The Leader in Laser Protection The risk from lasers

Used in both tactical and strategic scenarios, lasers are an amazing tool which provide us with critical target information be it ranging or identification.  While their utility is supreme, their use does come with some risk.  Each device has a … Continue reading

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MOHOC HELMET CAM HAVE A NEW FIRMWARE UPGRADE

  Updates for both cameras are now available to improve performance and unlock new App features like customizing your WiFi name and password. Firmware is specifically designed for the MOHOC® and MOHOC® IR, so be sure to download the correct … Continue reading

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STEINER OPTICS NEW FOR 2017

R1X Red Dot Tactical Sight Reticle can be instantly changed from single red dot to 3-dot stadia Ideal for military and law enforcement Low-profile red dot sight designed for AR and patrol rifle platforms Available in standard and QD mounts … Continue reading

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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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HSGI and RE Factor Collaborate To Deliver The HSGI NVG Counterweight

HSGI and RE Factor collaborate to deliver the HSGI NVG Counterweight. The NVG Counterweight, conceived by RE Factor is designed specifically for individuals using NVGs with battery pack attachment.  The pack comes with two x .45lb parkerized steel plates to … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Links Family of Weapon Sights-Individual To The Enhanced Night Vision Goggle Wirelessly.

Military.com ran an interesting story on the Army’s efforts to integrate its Family of Weapon Sights-Individual (FWS-I) with the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG). In this system, the operator is able to transmit his thermal weapon sight’s image, with a … Continue reading

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MOHOC Inc. MOHOC Elite Ops Camera

MOHOC Inc., (formerly Rapid Industries) is differentiating itself by producing an action camera that’s optimized for military application. There is no shortage of excellent action cameras from GOPRO, Contour, Sony and Richo; however, they all suffer from a common malady, … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Steiner eOptics MBS-AA Borelight

Laser bore sights have gotten a bum rap over the years but the reality is that not all bore sighting tools are not created equal. In this review, I’ve taken a look at a military grade precision bore sighting tool … 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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Finmeccanica SPYBALL-B and ASIO-B micro and mini UAVs

ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs are two very cool little UAS from Italian Manufacturer Finmeccanica. Since completion of development and testing these micro and mini UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, and are now headed to the Italian Army for … Continue reading

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Artist Conception, Or Could It Be TALOS Mod 0 ?

I thought it might be a good way to open Monday morning with the cover photo from the July 2014 issue of Popular Science Magazine. The picture you see may be much closer to a first rendition of TALOS (Tactical … Continue reading

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France’s FÉLIN Combat System

  FÉLIN (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés) Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications). The French military is one of a few organizations to successfully integrate a number of technologies and weapon system to deliver a functional equivalent to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Exelis Individual Soldier System (ISS)

Let me open by thanking Tim White, Andy Dunn, Mike Meyer and Jorge Petrovic for their time and generosity in taking me through the many systems Exelis is delivering today, all of which play significant roles in Battle Space Management. … Continue reading

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Patriot3 Maritime, What Every Well Attired Combat Swimmer Uses

I had a little bit of fun at P3M’s SOFIC 2014 exhibit. I was approached by one of the reps in attendance, so I started kidding with him about swimming not being a requirement any longer, and then I mentioned … Continue reading

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3M Rounds Out Its Soldier Protection Line With A Ballistic Bump Helmet.

At SOFIC 2014, I had the opportunity to peruse 3M’s expanding line of soldier protection equipment. As of this writing, 3M is providing 3M™ Peltor™ ComTac™ III Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) and 3M™ Peltor™ COMTAC™ IV Hybrid Communication Headset to … Continue reading

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SWORD Looks Closer To Prime Time

SWORD, acronym for Sniper (Soldier) Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Devices will be networkable with the addition of a smart device for display and communications. In its latest rendition, the system will enhance the warfighter’s situational awareness. SWORD is product of … Continue reading

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Arc’teryx LEAF Knee Caps

I’ve been spending some time getting familiar with the Arc’teryx’s LEAF products from both the technical side as well as esthetics. They are undeniably top-of-the-line with a corresponding price. Whenever I encounter high end products, and I don’t mean just … Continue reading

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Armée de la France à première vue…

This is an interesting video showing France’s current ground forces posture and some hints of its capabilities. Check out the diversity in weapons systems and soldier systems.

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A Snapshot of Germany’s Bundeswehr Gladius Soldier System

Gladius Soldier System, formerly known as Infanterist der Zukunft (IdZ 2) was developed by Düsseldorf’s Rheinmetall Group. The system integrates command and control (C2) mobility, soldier, weapons and weapon accessories into a seamless and networkable fabric. Gladius has been in … Continue reading

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Ceradyne’s MOHAWK Combat Helmet

Ceradyne first debuted its revolutionary MOHAWK combat helmet at the 2011 AUSA Conference in Washington, D.C..  It was in prototype form at the time. At this year’s AUSA, attendees will see the production model. MOHAWK is the product of a collaborative effort between … Continue reading

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Soldiers Could Soon See Protective Camouflage Paint

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi, led by Robert Y. Lochhead Ph.D., have developed a thin camouflage paint that will protect an operator’s face from the 1000+ degree heat of an IED blast. The new camo paint is a silicon-based … 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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Revision’s BATLSKIN System Is Now Available!

Revision based in Essex Junction, VT, USA has just announced that its highly acclaimed and greatly anticipated Batlskin Modular Head Protection System is now available. The system is designed for use with the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH).The initial size offerings will be in Medium and … Continue reading

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Extrema Ratio Pugio – Classic and Timeless

This month, I had the opportunity to review one of the best, if not the best, execution of a combat dagger, Extrema Ratio’s Pugio. I also have a great love for the Roman era Gladius, its longer brethren the Gladius … Continue reading

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Tactical Assault Gear’s Plate Carrier – Extreme Value and Functionality Made In The U.S.A.

In my last review of 2011, I take great pleasure in introducing you to one of the best values in tactical nylon on the market, the Tactical Assault Gear (T.A.G.)® Plate Carrier. However, before jumping right in to the review … Continue reading

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CTC Defense MVF-600 Laser Integrated Modular Vertical Foregrip

The M4 with its limited rail space is increasingly laden with more accessories, optics (day and night) and lights. Not only is the M4 carbine running out of rail space, but controlling those devices, all of which come with pressure tape … Continue reading

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Crimson Trace Defense MVF600 – Preview

Readers who had the opportunity to visit AUSA 2011, Washington D.C., probably had an chance to meet Jeff Hoblitt from CTC Defense. Jeff, undoubtedly spent some time taking you through some of their newest accessories. I was fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Revision® Military Debutes BATLSKIN™At AUSA

Dan Packard, SVP Military Sales, demonstrates the Batlskin Modular Head Protection system at AUSA 2011. For a hands on look swing by Booth 239.

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Revision Introduces BATLSKIN™ Head Protection System

Photo Courtesy Revision Between 2000 and 2011 the DoD reported over 212,000 cases of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Blunt head trauma along with maxillofacial wounds continue to be a problem for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The risk of TBI can be … Continue reading

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Meprolight Announces Its New Lightweight Un-Cooled Thermal Weapons Sight

Of the many annoucements at this year’s DSEi, in London, Meprolight’s addition of the NYX un-cooled thermal imaging weapon sight to its NOA family was extremely interesting. The NOA NYX can be used as a hand-held observation device or fitted to light machine guns, assault rifles … Continue reading

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Silver® Cells Set To Power Australian Soldiers

Two years ago, I wrote about what I described as the “electrification” of the soldier / operator. In that article, I spoke about the accelerating need to standardize power sources and distribution systems, so that soldiers can reduce or eliminate the plethora … Continue reading

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Battlecloth Suppressed Service Pistol Holsters

Steve at Battlecloth has had numerous requests from a variety of organizations and individuals for holsters specifically designed for suppressed service pistols. Currently, operators don’t have a convenient way to carry a sidearm with the suppressor installed. In February of … Continue reading

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Revision Military Exoshield® Extreme Low Profile Eyewear That Works….

How many times have you heard someone say that you need to take care of your eyes because you only have two? No doubt, you’ve heard it countless times, and maybe to the point of becoming nauseous, but like it … Continue reading

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Bourque Industries Tests Kryron™ Ballistic Plate

Photo Courtesy of Bourque Industries Bourque Industries is a publicly-traded (OTC:BORK) advanced materials science company. Its founder and CEO, John M. Bourque, invented Kryron™, a revolutionary metal-alloying process that uses nanotechnology to fundamentally alter common metals at the molecular level to … Continue reading

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OTIS TRS® – The Personification Of Excellence.

Equipping the Army’s inventory of M4 carbines with a highly accurate rail system enhances the functionality of the weapon and brings the M4 carbine into the 21st century. The need for a reliable rail system has been recognized for quite … Continue reading

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SOFIC – Gallery

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SOFIC 2011 – Engage

The last part of the USSOCOM equation “Understand, Communicate, Move, Engage” addresses the kinetic component of the SOCOM mission. Active projects embraced by the engage variable include weapons, munitions, operator survivability, signature reduction, non-lethal technologies, vision augmentation and a variety of other … 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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Vectronix Selected To Supply 1400 MOSKITO, Commander’s Target Locator (CTL), For UK’s FIST Program.

Vectronix MOSKITO CTL Vectronix, of Heerburg Switzerland, designs and manufactures extreme high quality optical ranging devices. I’ve had the opportunity to use a variety of their equipment over the years, and I can say, without reservation, that it leaves the competition … Continue reading

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