Additionally, select members of industry attend the event, which is also replicated each May in San Diego (Warrior Expo West). These locations correspond with the largest concentrations of military organizations on each coast.
Here are some notable products showcased at Warrior Expo East 2014, which took place between July 10 and 11.
5.11 Tactical Rapid Assault Polo
The Rapid Assault Polo from 5.11 Tactical is made from an anti-snag polyester performance fabric that is antimicrobial and moisture wicking. The left arm features dual pen pockets that can be embroidered without affecting the pockets’ integrity. The right arm features a zippered ID pocket for quick access to important documents. Dual mic pockets near the collar function as secure and practical locations for a mic clip. Flat lock seams and yolk-style shoulders ensure comfort without any bunching of material. The Rapid Assault Polo is set to be released in January of 2015.
For more information, visit 511tactical.com or call 866-451-1726.
Armageddon Gear Chassis Magazine Pocket
Armageddon Gear’s Chassis Magazine Pocket is designed as a method for securely storing magazines in a pack, gun case or range bag. Made from U.S.-sourced nylon, the Chassis pocket features a Velcro flap that protects the magazines when not in use. The back has MOLLE-compatible hardware for attaching it to bags and gear. It fits five- and 10-round Chassis magazines. The Chassis Magazine Pocket comes in two- and three-cell configurations in black, MultiCam or coyote brown.
For more information, visit armageddongear.com or call 706-573-7484.
Barrett QDL Suppressor
Barrett’s QDL Suppressor is designed for the M107A1 .50 BMG rifle. Made from 4130 steel, it attaches via a quick-detach, quarter-turn lock ring, adding 12.73 inches of length and 4.88 pounds of weight to the rifle. The QDL Suppressor offers a total sound reduction of 23 decibels, bringing it to roughly the level of an unsuppressed .308, which reduces the required level of ear protection. Additionally, the removable auxiliary two-port muzzle brake reduces recoil as well as concussion from the muzzle blast. The QDL is available in black or Flat Dark Earth Cerakote.
For more information, visit barrett.net or call 615-896-2938.
BE Meyers Glare Recoil
The BE Meyers Glare Recoil was developed for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Ocular Interruption Program. Designed as a weapon-mounted hail and warning laser system, the Glare Recoil projects a green laser and is capable of an output upwards of 250 megawatts with an effective range of 900 meters. It features BE Meyers’ patented SmartRange technology, which integrates laser rangefinding into the Glare Recoil’s safety controls. The Glare Recoil weighs 17 ounces and is powered by three CR123 batteries.
For more information, visit bemeyers.com or call 800-327-5648.
Explosive Ops Gear HRM Pouch
fOps Gear’s HRM (Handheld Radiation Monitor) Pouch was designed as an improvement of the issued HRM pouch. Designed to be worn on the wrist, the HRM pouch is made from nylon with a moisture-wicking liner for comfort. The pouch can be detached from the wrist strap, and features a retention strap as well as a clear screen that allows the user to not only read the HRM, but also manipulate the function update button on the device. The HRM Pouch is available in standard camouflages and colors, including MultiCam, coyote tan, black and AOR-1.
For more information, visit explosiveopsgear.com or call 877-837-4477.
FoxFury Nomad Transformer
Capable of deploying up to 12 feet tall with a setup time of 90 seconds, FoxFury’s Nomad Transformer is a portable, self-contained light designed to illuminate an entire scene. The Transformer is capable of producing up to 14,000 lumens of white light, and the head can be configured to cover 360 degrees or 12 degrees for use as a spotlight. The Nomad is capable of three to 24 hours of continuous use depending on which of three light intensities are used, and it’s rechargeable with a NiMH battery system.
For more information, visit foxfury.com or call 760-945-4231.
Global Defense Initiatives P-ROM L-Model
Global Defense Initiatives’ P-ROM L-Model is a telescopic scope mount designed for any rifle with a top Picatinny rail. Featuring a proprietary dual auto-locking system, the P-ROM secures to the host rifle using compression, rather than friction as with most common mounts, which reduces the wear on the host rifle. The P-ROM can be adjusted to work with worn or out-of-spec rails with only the use of a flathead screwdriver. An optional Modular Adapter Plate System (MAPS) allows the user to attach a Trijicon RMR, Aimpoint Micro or Insight MRDS/Docter RDS to the P-ROM to one of four offset positions for close-range target acquisition, with support for more RDS models to follow. The P-ROM is available with ring diameters of 30mm and 34mm with 0-MOA and 25-MOA base cants.
For more information, visit gdiengineering.com or call 951-303-0985.
MATBOCK Tarsier Eclipse
MATBOCK’s Tarsier Eclipse is a night-vision goggle accessory designed to allow operators to see objects from 18 inches to infinity without loss of clarity. A smooth-action optical iris can be quickly adjusted open or closed depending on the amount of ambient light. A clear front Corning Glass sacrificial lens protects the NVG lens and prevents dust and debris from entering the apparatus. The Tarsier Eclipse is designed to fit most common models of NVG currently in use.
For more information, visit matbock.com or call 757-828-6659.
Propper 8×12 Pistol Case
Propper’s 8×12 Pistol Case, named so because of its 8-by-12-inch dimensions, is made from 1,000-denier Cordura nylon. The Pistol Case features dual tapered grab handles and dual-directional YYK self-repairing zippers, which are compatible with TSA-compliant locks. An exterior Velcro loop field allows for ID or morale patches. Internally, a Velcro loop liner allows for a high degree of customization, and the case comes standard with an adjustable T-strap and three-channel organizer for pistol and magazine storage. An inside zippered padded pocket can be used to store tools, magazines, and other items. Additionally, two elastic straps located on the inside spine can accommodate a flashlight or additional magazines. Available now in black, coyote, olive, MultiCam and pink.
For more information, visit epropper.com or call 636-685-1000.
Under Armour Valsetz RTS
Intended largely for the law enforcement market, the Valsetz RTS (Redesigned Tactical Shoe) is an updated variant of the Valsetz tactical boot. It features a redesigned sole that provides better tread and an instep that is designed for fast-rope operations. The RTS’ upper is synthetic leather and rip-stop textile with a DWR coating for water resistance. The proprietary “Clutch Fit” support system, which was adopted from UA’s football shoes, wraps around the wearer’s ankle as if taped, providing a secure fit without adding additional weight. The RTS is also 2 ounces lighter than the original Valsetz. Valsetz RTS boots are currently available in black, coyote and desert sand.
For more information, visit underarmour.com or call 888-727-6687.