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Personal Equipment
Portable Backpacks for Terrorism Counter-Measure Equipment on Show at Counter Terror Expo
Tools, Instruments, Equipment : 05 March, 2010
Allen Vanguard is exhibiting the portable search backpacks at Counter Terror Expo containing customised search equipment packages for handling different threats
 
CE Approved FM53 Respirator on Show at HOSDB Exhibition in the UK
Personal Protective Equipment : 04 March, 2010
Avon Protection is introducing the FM53 Respirator for use by military personnel for protection from CBRNE as well as other threats
 
Senior VP Joins Versar
Personal Protective Equipment : 25 February, 2010
Defence Industry experienced Engineer joins Versar as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Initiatives
 
SDK Available for Body-Worn Micro Display Systems
Binoculars, Telescopes, Night Vision : 17 February, 2010
The Golden-i headset can now be developed for additional communication and computer integration applications with the availability of an open access software developer’s kit bringing greater applicability to military and industrial uses
 
Materials Contract for PPE and Survivability Products in India
Personal Protective Equipment : 15 February, 2010
Through Partnership agreement with Anjani Technoplast of India, BAE Systems is supplying Tensylon ballistic material for use in survivability products and personal protective equipment to be used by Indian forces, law enforcement and emergency services personnel
 
Senior Management Changes at Versar
Personal Protective Equipment : 12 February, 2010
Experienced personnel in Government, Finance and the Armed Forces take board positions at Versar as current CEO resigns
 
CBRNE Conference attendees include RST President
Personal Protective Equipment : 26 January, 2010
CEO of Radiation Shield Technology to act as Chairman at CBRNE conference dedicated to the development of a unified response strategy
 
Power supply development to reduce battery load on dismounted soldiers
Tools, Instruments, Equipment : 21 January, 2010
Protonex will develop new power supply technology for the HULC robotic exoskeleton for extended missions whilst worn by dismounted troops
 
Protective ;INSERT body armour order from US Army
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 13 January, 2010
Ceradyne will supply a Foreign Military Sales order for Small Arms Protective Inserts body armour
 
Versar acquires UK based Professional Protection Systems
Personal Protective Equipment : 06 January, 2010
Personal Protective Equipment Supplier serving the nuclear industry acquired by Versar in move to extend PPE presence internationally
 
NATO FM12 Standard respirators for use in the Quick Don program
Personal Protective Equipment : 14 December, 2009
Remploy has ordered FM12 Respirators and filters from Avon Protection to be used on the Quick Don CBRN personal protection suit
 
Battlefield helmet design includes cooling device activated by impact
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 14 December, 2009
ThermaCap helmet designed to reduce the likelihood of long term injuries after head impacts by creating a mild hypothermic condition for the brain
 
SWIR imaging development order from DARPA
Binoculars, Telescopes, Night Vision : 25 November, 2009
The Defence Advanced Research Project Agency has commissioned SUI Goodrich in the development of SWIR imaging technology for enhancing battlefield night vision capabilities
 
Rockwell Collins delivers ground soldier ensemble prototypes
Mapping and Navigation : 08 October, 2009
Rockwell Collins has delivered 10 prototype systems for the U.S. Army Ground Soldier System (GSS) Increment 1 program, which will significantly enhance soldiers' effectiveness on the battlefield. The announcement was made during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington
 
ASEO - New knife and slash resistant undergarments
Uniforms, footware and other clothing : 05 October, 2009
ASEO are using already very successful two layers Coolmax®/Spectra® combination for recently developed V-Neck Undergarments, offering superb knife, cut, slash and bite resistance.
 
BCB International launches breakthrough anti-piracy system at DSEi 2009.
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 07 September, 2009
BCB International will be unveiling the Buccaneer Ship-Borne Shore Launcher (SBSL) on Stand 447 at DSEi, 8-11 Sept 2009 at the ExCel Centre in London. This system has been developed to provide a ship’s master with a flexible reaction system to incidents at sea, ranging from a man overboard to attack by pirates.
 
BCB at DSEi 2009
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 05 September, 2009
As a leading designer and manufacturer of personal military equipment, we will again be showcasing an extensive range of our innovative high quality products at DSEi 09 from 8 to 11 September 2009 on stand 447; North Hall.
 
Point Blank Solutions - Improved Outer Tactical Vest ('IOTV') contract From the U.S. Army
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 19 August, 2009
Point Blank Solutions, Inc. ('PBSI', Pink Sheets: PBSO), a leader in the field of protective body armor, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor, Inc. has been selected as a chosen supplier to produce the Improved Outer Tactical Vest for the US Army ('IOTV Main Buy' - Solicitation W91CRB-07-0079).
 
ATK - $20 million to deliver load-bearing vests for the U.S. Marine Corps
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 17 August, 2009
Alliant Techsystems has received a $20 million order from the U.S. Marine Corps to produce Scalable Plate Carriers& and components.
 
ITT awarded $43 million U.S. Army follow-on order for Enhanced Night Vision Goggles
Binoculars, Telescopes, Night Vision : 13 August, 2009
ITT Corporation has been awarded $43 million in follow-on orders from the U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG), and associated spare parts
 
Snugpak - suppliers to UK armed forces
Personal Protective Equipment : 29 July, 2009
Snugpak has a proud history of supplying the British armed forces with its quality sleeping bags and insulated clothing and is the only company still producing performance synthetic fill sleeping bags in the UK.
 
Cobham wins US Army Personal Cooling System deal worth up to US$110 million
Personal Protective Equipment : 08 July, 2009
Cobham has been awarded a five year, Indefinite Delivery, Definite Quantity (IDDQ) contract from the US Army to provide Microclimate Cooling Systems to the Air Warrior program office. Cobham’s initial task order is valued at approximately US$6.5 million, with expected revenue of up to $110m during the next five years.
 
Sorbothane?, - Unique pronation control insole has military application
Uniforms, footware and other clothing : 09 May, 2009
New from Sorbothane®, Sorbo-Pro Total Control, for preventing foot and leg discomfort. Designed to ensure that feet are correctly supported, aligned and cushioned, it combines biomechanical pronation control technology with unrivalled Sorbothane shock impact protection.
 
Rockwell Collins selected for U.S. Army Ground Soldier Ensemble program
Mapping and Navigation : 06 May, 2009
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract for the Technology Development Phase of the U.S. Army Ground Soldier Ensemble (GSE) program. The base contract for Rockwell Collins is valued at $12.1 million.
 
Elbit Systems to be part of Ground Soldier Ensemble Program
Mapping and Navigation : 06 May, 2009
Elbit Systems' U.S. Subsidiary Selected to Provide Soldier-Worn Computer Systems to U.S. Army for the Ground Soldier Ensemble Program
 
VSI awarded JHMCS contracts valued at more than $120 million
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 02 May, 2009
Vision Systems International, a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology, has received several new contracts with a total value of more than $120 million
 
BAE Systems - $35m contract for outer tactical vests
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 11 April, 2009
BAE Systems has received a $35.3 million award to produce and deliver 75,000 Outer Tactical Vests (OTVs) from the Defense Logistics Agency. Contract requirements will be carried out at BAE Systems facilities in Jefferson City and Grainger County, Tennessee.
 
Revision - Next generation spectacle: Sawfly?-TX tactical eyewear system
Personal Protective Equipment : 09 April, 2009
Revision Eyewear has launched the Sawfly-TX Tactical Eyewear System, a next generation ballistic spectacle that provides superior communications and headset compatibility, with custom lens shapes for enhanced operational performance.
 
BAE Systems - $55.7 million soldier equipment order from USA DoD
Mapping and Navigation : 27 March, 2009
BAE Systems has received two orders valued at $55.7 million from the U.S. Army and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for production of Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) Core Rifleman sets, Ruck sets and components.
 
Lockheed Martin - advanced robotic exoskeleton debuted
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 28 February, 2009
Lockheed Martin has debuted an advanced robotic exoskeleton designed to augment Soldiers' strength and endurance and prevent their premature fatigue.
 
ASEO Ltd - Covert KR1 stab vest
Uniforms, footware and other clothing : 13 February, 2009
2009 sees the launch of ASEO Europe’s new Covert KR1 Stab Vest; this innovative, highly technical product is like no other on the market.
 
QinetiQ - Soldier-Wearable Sniper Detectors for US Army
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 16 December, 2008
US Army Places $9.95 Million Order for QinetiQ North America's Next Generation of Soldier-Wearable Sniper Detectors
 
BAE Systems - Advanced Combat Helmet Contract for US Forces
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 26 November, 2008
BAE Systems has received a $6.6 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for approximately 30,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH). The ACH is the most advanced ballistic helmet being worn by U.S. forces today.
 
Take Over of Body Armour Company
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 25 November, 2008
Amicus Capital Partners Limited acquires Global Armour a leading manufacturer of body armour and personal protection products
 
Modular Gloves for US Special Services
Uniforms, footware and other clothing : 30 October, 2008
A five year contract to supply modular gloves to the US Special Services has been award to Outdoor Research.
 
Revision Eyewear to supply an initial 10,000 Desert Locust? goggles to the Swiss Army.
Personal Protective Equipment : 26 September, 2008
Revision Eyewear, one of the leading suppliers of ballistic eyewear to armed forces and law enforcement agencies worldwide, is to supply an initial 10,000 Desert Locust® goggles to the Swiss Army.
 
University of Leicester-Northamptonshire Police research has military application
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 17 September, 2008
University of Leicester experts have held discussions with military personnel in Afghanistan following the discovery of new technology to identify fingerprints on metal.
 
BAE Systems - Ceasing operations at Individual Equipment Facilities in Alamaba
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 13 September, 2008
BAE Systems announced today that it will close its Individual Equipment (IE) manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Geneva, Alabama on 26 September 2008.
 
Lockheed Martin and Aegisound advanced hearing-protection devices
Personal Protective Equipment : 04 September, 2008
Lockheed Martin has entered a Department of Defense Mentor-Protg Agreement with Aegisound, LLC, of Blacksburg, Va., and will assist the company as it becomes a supplier of advanced hearing-protection devices for military high-noise environments, such as Naval carrier launch operations.
 
BTTG - New comfort testing equipment for defence clothing
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 23 August, 2008
BTTG High Performance Materials (BTTG-HPM), one of the world's leading textile testing laboratories, has added highly-specialised 'comfort testing' equipment to its portfolio.
 
Pursuit Dynamics - agreement with EADS Deutschland for PDX Basilisk? technology
Personal Protective Equipment : 23 August, 2008
Pursuit Dynamics plc, the developer and exploiter of the PDX platform technology, is pleased to announce that it has signed a license agreement with EADS Deutschland ("EADS’) for the use of the PDX Basilisk® technology throughout the NATO countries in Europe. The license has an initial term of two years with exclusivity to EADS for the first year.
 
Finning - Environmental Control Unit
Personal Protective Equipment : 03 August, 2008
The Finning Defence Group claims to be launching the most reliable and easiest to maintain Environmental Control Unit available to the forces.
 
Remploy Frontline Gains NFPA Class 2-Approval for Its CR1 Ensemble
Personal Protective Equipment : 03 August, 2008
Global chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) manufacturer Remploy Frontline has announced that the prestigious Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) in the US confirmed that Remploy’s Frontliner / Civil Responder 1 (CR1) Ensemble passed the SEI’s stringent certification testing for the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 1994-2007 (Class 2) Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRNE Terrorism Incidents.
 
NP Aerospace in ?71 Million Trade Buy-Out
Personal Protective Equipment : 01 August, 2008
NP Aerospace (NPA), one of Europe’s largest thermoset moulding companies, has undergone a £71 million trade buy-out (TBO) backed by one of its major suppliers, Morgan Crucible plc
 
Protective eyewear is a battlefield essential ? it?s not a choice
Personal Protective Equipment : 30 July, 2008
Eye protection has not been top of the agenda when it comes to the safety of soldiers undergoing military operations. Most recently, the need to improve the protective capabilities of body armour has taken priority and consequently, eye damage has accounted for an ever-greater proportion of the injuries suffered by soldiers during combat. This has led to an increasing awareness of the importance of eye protection.
 
UK MoD unveils online uniform ordering system
Uniforms, footware and other clothing : 27 June, 2008
Getting kitted out has just got easier, thanks to a new online ordering system being piloted by the MoD.
 
BAE Systems - Contract for Molle Systems and Components
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 22 June, 2008
BAE Systems has been awarded a $128.6 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for production of the Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) system. The new contract includes two one-year options, bringing the potential contract award to $374 million
 
Remploy Frontline - Business Restructure
Personal Protective Equipment : 12 June, 2008
Remploy Frontline, a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear equipment (CBRNe) and performance textiles manufacturer, has restructured its business model to make the company more responsive to the global market and individual customer needs.
 
Ceramic Body Armor for U.S. Army
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 13 May, 2008
Ceradyne has received a ceramic body armor delivery order for $41.1 million from the U.S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The order is for Enhanced Side Ballistic Inserts (ESBI) which will be delivered from June 2008 through September 2008. This new delivery order will be shipped against an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract announced in July 2006 which covers a five-year delivery period.
 
BLACKHAWK!?s Integrated Tourniquet System
Armour, helmets and combat apparel : 11 May, 2008
BLACKHAWK! Products Group, known worldwide throughout the law enforcement and military community as a tactical gear company dedicated to developing and manufacturing the best gear "as if someone’s life depended upon it’, proved it again in the fall of ’07 with the release of the Integrated Tourniquet System (I.T.S.) pants. Now, BLACKHAWK! completes the outer layer of clothing with the addition of the I.T.S. shirt complete with four integrated tourniquets.
 
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