Blackhawk Initial Response Gear

BLACKHAWK! has designed a series of Initial Response packs, belts, harnesses and vests that support the critical demands of first responders. The BLACKHAWK! Initial Response Gear includes modular items that are compatible with other gear in the Initial Response product line allowing the responder to create a system specific to the situation or mission.

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Kitanica is a small business that has taken a different approach to bring their garments to market. Kitanica is a specialty manufacturer of heavy-duty outerwear and clothing. Kitanica products are made in the U.S. and made with U.S. made materials. The business model is predicated on the company doing all of its own designing, pattern/sample making, and fabric sourcing, culminating in small-run production lots. This self-reliance is key to Kitanica’s uncompromising quality, durability, and incredible fit. Internally it is referred to as the “Chain-of-Quality.” This “Chain-of-Quality” gives Kitanica the confidence to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on its jackets.

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Modern Day Marine Expo 2010

September 28th to 30th, 2010. Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base, Quantico, the Exposition’s home base. MCB Quantico, home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command, is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing the equipment and systems that the Marine Corps will rely on in the years to come. These vital and unique functions play a large part in positioning Modern Day Marine as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition.

Israeli Tactical & Self Defense Courses

Mako Defense has scheduled the dates for their next set of Israeli Special Forces Tactical and Self-Defense Shooting Courses, which use the Israeli Method of fighting. Training will take place in Alaska beginning on September 2, 2010 in the Mat-Su Valley area and on September 11, 2010 in the Fairbanks area. The same courses will also be offered in Nixa, Missouri beginning September 20, 2010.

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Revolutionize Defense Manufacturing

Agile and flexible design and manufacturing approaches are needed to meet the demands of rapidly changing threats to national security, declining defense budgets and the increasing complexity of systems. Current approaches to the development of defense systems and vehicles have proven inadequate for the timely delivery of much needed capability for the warfighter. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a portfolio of programs aimed at dramatically compressing development timelines for complex defense systems. DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) portfolio will fundamentally alter the way systems are designed, built and verified, significantly improving the capacity to handle complexity—which has been rapidly outpacing existing 1960s-vintage approaches to managing it.

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