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FirstSpear™ Tubes™

FirstSpear™ is in the business of providing innovative solutions to long unanswered challenges. Our Tubes™ technology reaffirms that position. The common closure method for most Armor Carriers on the market today is to join the cummerbund in the front with hook & loop fasteners like Velcro®. This presents many performance failures. The hook & loop adds weight and bulk; is noisy and wears out quickly; and retains water, mud and snow. From a safety standpoint the hook and loop closure flap allows for cummerbund protection accessories like side plates and inflatable floatation to shift position and misalign from where they should be to provide maximum performance. The common release mechanisms found in most releasable vests typically utilize a variety of cables, routed through a complex maze of channels that when assembled correctly, are clumsy, heavy, awkward and difficult to reassemble. When assembled incorrectly, the results can be catastrophic.

FirstSpear™ Tubes™ solve all these challenges. Quick to close and even quicker to doff, Tubes™ are manufactured from lightweight high-performance polymers that exceed the strength of other molded fasteners currently used on Operational equipment. Molded in signature suppressive colors and with a variety of choices for activation, this closure system can be rapidly deployed and completely reassembled in SECONDS.

Let FirstSpear™ show you how Tubes™ technology will improve performance, enhance mission functionality, reduce weight and allow you to ditch the cable.

Patent Pending

 

 

FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Pocket Attachment System

• Up to 50% reduction in weight & significantly less bulk
• Backward compatible with standard MOLLE/PALS
• Forward compatible with FirstSpear’s™ ultra-lightweight 6/12™ pockets
• Enhanced cable management

Weight! There are several philosophies on dealing with weight as it applies to load carriage. Some development has occurred in lightweight materials, but these tend to sacrifice performance. Other developments have taken place in “load transfer” by shifting weight around, but they reduce flexibility while increasing heat retention, bulk and even overall load. FirstSpear™ has taken a different approach. We listened to the Users and decided to eliminate the weight and sacrifice nothing. In the design assessment of current pouch attachment systems, FirstSpear™ recognized that the major weight parasite on both the platforms and the attaching pockets is the yards of bulk nylon, snaps and polymer stiffener. The FirstSpear™ 6/12™ technology eliminates these components and achieves a 20%-40% reduction in weight per standard Assaulter configuration when compared to current pocket attachment systems. The FirstSpear™ team invested more than a year developing and testing the FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Pocket Attachment System. It utilizes state of the art fabric technologies to deliver a completely modular system, compatible with standard MOLLE pockets. From adhesive heat-set backing to laser cut precision attachment points, the 6/12™ system is a completely new, design-engineered solution that meets the need for modular, lightweight load-carriage platforms and pockets. Additionally, 6/12™ provides greater fabric flexibility on unarmored platforms and tighter mounting of pockets to create a cleaner silhouette that aides in enhanced signature management and mobility. The 6/12™ platform face is completely slick when pockets are removed and allows for easy management of communications cables and wires.

Don’t transfer the weight, get rid of it.

Patent Pending

 

 

FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Modular Pocket Technology

Modular Pockets Compatible with FirstSpear™ 6/12™ Platforms Weight reduction is not just a buzz phrase at FirstSpear™ - it is an ethos demonstrated by the 6/12™ pocket line. Utilizing these pockets on FirstSpear™ 6/12™ platforms allows the wearer to achieve a weight reduction of over 40% without sacrificing performance. By removing the heavy nylon webbing, polymer reinforcement and metal snaps of the previous system, not only is weight reduced, but the overall profile of the pocket on the platform is significantly condensed as well, allowing improved signature management in all visual, IR and thermal spectrums.

Patent Pending

FirstSpear™ 6/9™ Modular Pocket Technology

Developed specifically for those Users who have not yet adopted FirstSpear™ 6/12™ platforms, the 6/9™ Modular Pocket Technology is not only completely backward compatible with legacy MOLLE/PALS style load carriage or armor carrier platforms, but also offers significant weight reduction over traditional MOLLE/PALS pockets.  Due to the flexible nature of the attachment straps and tighter tolerances when compared to traditional MOLLE/PALS, 6/9™ pockets actually mount closer to the body and conform tighter to the platform.  Already adopted by Professional Users within the joint US Special Operations Forces community, this system provides many advantages over the traditional MOLLE/PALS system and can further help facilitate transition into the 6/12™ Modular Pocket Technology where the ultimate in weight savings, signature management and tight fit can be achieved. Patent Pending

 

 

 

FirstSpear™ Maritime Technology

Hostile Environments involve more than just gunfire. Other factors will directly impact our User’s ability to survive and successfully complete their missions. Among one of the most demanding and challenging an Operator can face is the Maritime Environment.  In addition to armed adversaries, drowning & hypothermia can be every bit as much of a threat to personal safety.

Fortunately, FirstSpear™ is all about a challenge!

Making use of several decades of acquired Operational experience in Maritime Operations, FirstSpear™ has looked at the needs and mission requirements from multiple angles to offer true Maritime integrated capabilities.

If your mission is taking you back to or beyond the surf zone, check out FirstSpear™ because we never left it.

 

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FirstSpear™ Alligator Rapid Access Silent Closure System

Immediate access, high security, no bulk, and zero noise. With one swift pull of a gloved, mitted or naked hand, the FS Alligator Rapid Access System gives you immediate access to flash-bang, smoke or fragmentation grenades. The Alligator can be removed and replaced with a 1” surface-mounted side release buckle, giving you one pocket with multiple options for access and security. Since the Alligator is flexible and conformable, you no longer have large, bulky protrusions of your equipment, no plastic to break, and you can remain streamlined for entry into narrow access areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cell Tag Technology

FirstSpear has pioneered a unique and effective way to identify key and specific personnel under passive and thermal night vision systems. Utilizing the latest reflective glo tapes and precision cutting and bonding processes, this item will relay a call sign, identifier or other information on the exterior of the users clothing or equipment. This capability can be tailored to include overt illumination glow tape, passive NIR or thermal. Additionally, any combination of the three can be incorporated as requested.

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