Let’s take a closer look at the new products from CORE Survival showcased at SHOT Show 2019.
With a very close relationship between the company and the Special Operations community CORE Survival is able to design products that solve specific issues operators face during MFF, night operations or other activities.
By carefully and accurately gathering feedback from operators these products are designed, brought to life and thoroughly tested.
HEL-STAR 6 Gen 3 | Lead Jumper Light
During HALO or MFF ops there are times in which it is necessary to mark the lead jumper to achieve a safer and overall more smooth jump.
Because of the highly dynamic environment and the amount of lights that are usually visible in the jumper’s sight it is very difficult to distinguish to follow the lead jumper.
Beacuse of this issue CORE Survival has created a variant of the ubiquitous Hel-Star 6 that features a distinct D-pattern morse code to designate a specific jumper, usually the lead jumper. This feature is applied both to the overt settings for training or high altitude (visible light) as well as to the covert setting with a D pattern morse code IR strobe for operative use.
As you can see from the images below the Lead Jumper variant features a unique colorway (Tan + Black) to immediately and easily differentiating the device.
The HEL-STAR 6 Lead Jumper variant is available with the following filed programmable modes:
A1 = Green (Flash)
A2 = Green + White (Bright Flash in morse D-pattern strobe)
B1 = IR Steady
B2 = IR Strobe in morse D-pattern
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HEL-STAR 6 SWIR
The HEL-STAR 6 Gen 3 devices are now available in the IR Strobes in the SWIR spectrum, with the following filed programmable modes:
A1 = Green (Steady)
A2 = Green (Flash/Bright)
B1 = IR 1064nm (Flash/Bright)
B2 = IR 1550nm (Flash/Bright)
HEL-STAR 6 Law Enforcement Variant
The LE Tactical model comes with very specific features and modes that are designed for the growing tactical Law Enforcement community. With much more night vision devices fielded everyday to officers all over the world there is a growing need for IR/visible devices able to recognize and organize officers during a tactical operation, especially when aerial overhead assets are involved.
Red/Green flash: Label separate teams in open area team movement (woods, parks, etc.). Valuable for real-time TOC intelligence.
• Flashing red during warm zone triage care of personnel who cannot self-extricate but are stable – RTF Teams can easily ID on approach.
• Green flash on Initial containment to indicate command post location.
• IR – easy team tracking using NODS, sniper NV overwatch or overhead helicopter cameras. Substantial improvement over past options (IR reflective patches) due to its 360-degree visibility.
Field reprogramming option is available with the purchase of a Programming Interface Module (PIM).
4-MEN SEAL team INIFL by Zodiac & Cobat dive to emplace demolition charge, board vessel and occupy assault position
4-Man tams INFIL via MH-6 Little Bird (NS) to sniper and support by fire positions on TGH and TCC
5-man team on MH-60 HELOCASR with CRCC to secure enemy position
2-man SEAL team engages enemy sentries
MH-6 Little Bird returns to provide armed recon to assult teams
8-man team conducts a MH-60 Blackhawk FRIES assault and 2-man SEAL element boards enemy controlled vessel to rescue hostages
12-man team moves byt GMVs and ATVs to assult enemy CP
8a: 10-man team conducts a boat assault to secure enemy village and rescue hostage
8b: SOC-R boats engage OPFOR vessel
EXFL all units from OBJ area
9a: TCC Sniper Rappel
9b: TGH Sniper Pick-up via MH-6 Little Birds
9c: Boat/GMV EXFIL
9d: SPIES EXFIL
9e: EXFIL HELOCAST
9f: Repatriate Vessel
7-man team conducts MFF water jump