Hot on the heels of our last article about Natick Labs came this online article from ‘The National Geographic’ about a new book by renowned author Mary Roach:
Mary Roach, a self-confessed “goober with a flashlight,” has created a niche for books with one-word titles—Gulp (on the digestive system); Bonk (on the science of sex)—that take a funny, and informed, look at the scientific secrets of everyday things. In her latest book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she goes behind the scenes of modern warfare to celebrate the unsung heroes of military science, who do everything from design high-tech clothing for the battlefield to perform penis transplants—all in the name of keeping soldiers “alive and comfortable.”
Read the full interview here: nationalgeographic.com
MIL Sistemika has added Laser Range Finder support to their PES and Sniper Calculator. Both Apps now support full line of Newcon Optik hand-held range finders.
With a proper OTG cable and a USB adapter users can connect an LRF to their Android device and lase targets. Targets are shown on the map, or range to target and slope is entered into Sniper Calculator. Very neat! (See picture below)
Best of all, they decided to release this feature for free, as a New Year’s present to all their friends and customers.
If you are a fan of MIL Sistemika Personal Eye System (PES)
or Sniper Calculator
, make sure you visit Newcon-Optik
stand at the SHOT Show. They will be showing new versions of their gear, integrated with MIL Sistemika software. Check out new cool features of the software, put targets (by pressing 1 button on LRF) directly on PES map, or get your shooting parameters (range, heading, slope) easily into Sniper calculator.
According to the latest intel from our friends in The Netherlands, it appears that at last there has been an official announcement that NFP (Netherlands Fractal Pattern) will officially be the new national pattern for the Dutch Armed Forces – well, at least the Army anyways…
The so-called “Netherlands Fractal Pattern” (NFP) has been developed in both ‘woodland’ and ‘arid’ terrain versions, and the fabric of the new combat uniform featuring the patterns will incorporate inherent near-Infra-Red-reflectance (nIR), flame-retardant (FR) and insect repellant characteristics.
You might have heard about or seen the first prototypes of the Direct Action® line of professional gear during the IWA trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany in March 2014. Over the next months, interest in the Direct Action® line grew quickly – especially among special operations forces units.
Building on this interest, and the potential that new technologies offered, Helikon-Tex® quickly turned what had begun as a project into a fully-functioning independent brand with a dedicated team of design and production professionals. Leveraging the over 30 years of experience of Helikon-Tex®, over the next few months the Direct Action® team established a new R&D, built a strong professional team of designers, prototype makers and production specialists to create a range of products for the Direct Action® brand.
All of the gear they designed, after initial in-house testing, was then fielded to special operations units for end-user trials and evaluations. Their input and suggestions were critical and were incorporated into the final designs at a speed never seen before in the Polish defense industry.