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Happy New Year from MIL Sistemika

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)
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Best of all, they decided to release this feature for free, as a New Year’s present to all our friends and customers.
New versions are available for download in the MIL Sistemika Google Play Store.
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.

Has Netherlands Fractal Pattern (NFP) camouflage been officially adopted?

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…

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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.

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Direct Action® launched

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.

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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.

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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.

Direct Action gear fielded with Polish SOF operators - still from promo video

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WTFix – ultra-lightweight pouch attachment system from WTF

Whiskey Two Four proudly supports gear makers by offering COTS design and manufacturing solutions for integration into their finished products.  Their latest development is the PALS/MOLLE-compatible “WTFix” system of Strapped, Strapless, Straps, Surface and Grid.

The WTFix system components are precision laser-cut from extremely durable, engineered Hypalon fabric.  WTFix is as light as it is tough, with components weighing as little as .1oz / 3 grams.  WTFix is  cost effective replacing both the weight and complexity of traditional nylon webbing as well as the labor necessary to build it.

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WTFix Strapped backers are a self contained attachment solution integrated by the gearmaker at the manufacturing level.  Nothing else is needed to mount on modular platforms.  WTFix Strapped are available in short (2 row) and long (3 row) in 2, 3, 4, and 6 column widths.

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MIL Sistemika Navigation and Ballistic Calculator – tactical Apps for the Android platform

MIL Sistemika is a Slovenian firm that develops and sells commercial off-the-shelf products in the area of military command & control, communications and training, and simulation products.

Two New Android-based Apps are being offered by MIL Sistemika as commercial / law enforcement versions of products developed for military use are the Personal Eye System (PES)  and the BALKI (Sniper Calculator).

The Personal Eye System is a personal tracking, asset tracking, navigation, and tactical data sharing application that runs on Android-powered devices.  BFT and Common Operational Picture (COP) sharing. The full military version of PES is currently being evaluated by the Slovenian armed forces and the Police and National Crisis Management Center as a part of their BMS (Battlefield Management System).  The publically-available version of PES has the Call for Fire and JTAC features removed.

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