SNAKE Offers More Fire PowerThe SNAKE rifle hast two barrels to bring more fire power to the target. On the other side the constructors say that there are many more advantages. The percentage of hitting the target is higher, the balance of the weapon during firing is better and if one weapon jams, the second one is still working. So this is a rifle for critical situations.
Save Time and Costs With the Right Body Training
The US Company Athletes Performance provides a training solution and promises to to save you time and money during military training and selection courses. After a three week course the drafties have 60% less injuries and during normal selection courses. After six weeks these numbers can be reduced even down to 90%. All US Special Forces units are using this method as well as professional sports clubs around the world. The DFB German Nation Soccer Team is using it since 2004 as well as the ones from Japan, US and many more. Each training is customized to the user, so the military is slightly different from the one for the soccer teams.
It all starts with several test to show up the weakness of each person or to allow to return to service after a career threatening injury/wound. This benchmark evaluation of a person or a unit will provide an in-depth analysis of the human performance training system, medical support and nutrition strategies. After the identification the most critical assets are addressed: mind set, movement, nutrition’s and recovery. The movement is the part that is easily recognized, but the others are very important two. To look into the method, founder Mark Verstegen, wrote five books about the “Core Performance”, the first one is the most important ones for professionals from the military.
At USSOCOM the Athletes Performance staff is embedded into the units training. Courses can last from three days to three month, depending on the goal or injury.
This method helps to increase the numbers of absolvent of selection and training courses, it increase the operational availability of units and is extending the career length of Special Forces soldiers.
The train the trainer’s first seminar for example last four days and costs USD 1,800.
Upgrades for Dismounted SoldiersToday the soldier is a system, modular like his equipment. So he has different needs and requires different solutions for all of his missions. CAA from Israel are showing their solutions to upgrade the equipment and weapons.
There is for example the RONI G2 pistol carbine conversion. The CAA product has a lot of small features that makes the product smarter than others on the market. All the CAA staff are current or ex-Specialists from the military, police or sport shooters. The system is very light weight and allows the shooter to react even if the weapon is jammed. The look like an MP have big influence on the mindset of the opponent, it not just a pistol. It is available for different pistols like GLOCK, H&K, Baretta, Sig Sauer, CZ, JERICHO and many more.
Brand new is the 5.56 mm polymer indicative magazine (MAG17). It is the new stanrad magazine for IDF troops and was just introduced there. Over 1 Mio. were delivered in the last four month.
New in stock is also a slim side-folding butt stock for VZ58, AK47, AK100 and GALIL, an AKSU Picatinny Rail System and a 5.56 mm magazine coupler.
Also standard IDF new standard IDF equipment is the BPP Grip with an integrated bipod. Over 24,000 have been delivered in the last two years. The BPP grip has a weight of 250 g, the BPP Grip HD has legs with reinforced extremely strong steel legs, so it also can be used with machine guns (weight 340 g). Both have the same strong and solid spring mechanism. It can be easily fitted to the Picatinny rail. It is released by a thumb push.
Catch Your Fixed-Wing UAV and Bring it Back to the BoatNavies around the world are trying to push up the abilities and ranges of their ship sensors by putting UAVs on board. So fare most of the solutions are VTOL UAVs. To bring fixed-wing UAVs onto the vessel and ships would boost the range, flying time and possibilities. The US Navy has the TERN (Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node) program. They would like to put an UAV on a LCS-2 ship with the help of a containerized system. The UAV should fly for 900 nm, from a vessel based 100 nm off-shores. With that range the US Navy could cover 95% of the world land mass. The UAV should operate in heights between 10-25,000 ft with an ISR payload of 600 lb. The vessel should be possible to offer continuous reconnaissance (24/7). That would mean you must operate several UAVs from one ship and with one ground station. To reach these goals DARPA plans to invest USD 8.9 Mio. for phase I and USD 42 Mio. for phase II and III. All should be completed in 40 month.
At ISDEF M. Yoffe Aero are showing their solution for getting fixed-wing UAVs back to the ship or on land. This point recovery solution finally catches and hauls down the UAV by a cable-pull (cable of up to 400 m)nand put it with a robotic arm directly onto a heli pad, hangar or into a box. For that solution no runway or flight deck is needs. The UAV only need a trailed hook and maybe a special parachute to bring the stall speed further down. This solution should be good for UAVs up to MALE size (HERON 1, PREDATOR, HERMES 900). The start is done with the help of a add-on rocket motor.
Look and Fight Around the Corner – Save LivesSince some year the CORNER SHOT guns are on the market. This rifle is enabling soldiers and police forces to observe and engage targets from “around the corner” without exposing themselves and stay behind the cover. The system is so modified that it can host a lot of different weapons, like pistols, M16, AK47, 40 mm grenade launcher, paint weapons and others. The US Marines used the weapons in Irak and Afghanistan and said it saved lives on both side. Insurgents gave up if they saw the weapon and not the soldier, so a deadly fight was prevented. Or children and normal persons could be seen before entering a room.