The Ops-Core AMP headset is a very interesting piece of equipment that has really caught the attention of many in the industry. Let’s begin with the elephant in the room: Ops-Core is a well known and established helmet manufacturer (part of Gentex corporation) which means that there is a high expectation of helmet integration. And did Ops-Core deliver? Yes.
Let’s start with external features, before focusing on acoustics and performance.
Current users are interested in a system that is capable of attaching directly on helmet platforms without hindrance or discomfort. Ideally the headset could be mounted to the top (horizontal) portion of the helmet’s rail or to the back (inclined) portion, as pictured below. This provides a wide range of customization and adjustability.
It takes a few seconds to change from headband to rail mounted and viceversa. Also it is very simple to change boom microphone position, as well as the comms (single or dual) downlead.
This allows the user to only have one headset for both operation and range training.
NFMI (Near Field Magnetic Induction)
This system features NFMI earplugs that can be purchased separately. This clever solution allows the user to have a double layer of protection (in ear + over the ear) for enhanced security but it the NFMI technology provides a higher hearing ability. These small earplugs, when placed in position act as a acoustic source for but still maintain the correct dB protection, ideal for indoor use, confined spaces in general or simply to protect the hearing when slightly braking the seal while shouldering a weapon.
These earplugs don’t require cables or batteries, they provide earing protection by closing the earing channel but maintain comms and 3D Hear-through ability through the AMP headset.
3DHT (3D Hear-Through)
Using microphones strategically placed the AMP headset is able to provide improved situational awareness and (compared to other products on the market) it is possibile to understand the direction from which the sounds are coming.
This headset is probably the best (still don’t have any extended experience yet) at creeping into other people’s conversations, when the microphone volume is set to high.
With the rising need of enhanced precision rifle on modern battlefields, the SOF community is looking closely at the possible implementation of precision cartridges, like 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington, within an AR10 frame.
The need for precise fire from these platform requires and inherent higher degree of precision within the entire package, from the sniper rifle itself to optics and mounting systems.
To achieve reliability and consistency in precision the proper care and maintenance of these platform is key; the use of high quality and durable cases, for storage and transportation solution, aids the operators in successfully fulfilling the mission with confidence in their equipment.
The 13513 case is able to protect a fully assembled AR-10 platform (or variant) with a barrel up to 18″ with its accessories (suppressor, thermal/IR clip-on optics, laser devices and additional magazines).
The internal dimensions are (L,W,D): 1350mm, 350mm, 135mm [53 1/8 in, 13 3/4 in, 5 5/16 in].
High Ground SUMMIT 5 Pack (with QR Waist Belt System)
- 500D Cordura/YKK Zippers
- MIL-W-17337 MILSPEC Webbing
- Frame- Flexed rigid, light weight, curves around body armor.
- Cable Routing ½” Volara Padded Shoulder Straps- Keep you cables and tubes from getting snagged.
- Hydration Pocket- Holds most 2-3 liter bladders comfortably, no bulging into your back.
- Patented Quick Release Waist Belt- Drop and re-don your pack in seconds while maintaining your battle belt.
- Interior MOLLE Panel- limitless options to customize the internal pocket for quick access to essential items.
- MOLLE Panel: Securely carry your 117G or Other Radio/Comms Gear
- Cubic Volume- Total over 4500 cu. in. Main Pack 3600 cu. in. exterior pouches each 225 cu. in.
- Compressible- Main Pack is compressible to fit tight around your load size needs.
- Draw string/Lid pocket- easy, quick access to maps, radio frequencies, etc.
- Rain Cover- Inclement weather cover to protect your pack, reverses as VF marker
The new Kinetic SAS kit takes the amazing Magpul designed Masada (ACR-E) stock system and allow for direct use with your SCAR platform rifle. Stock ships fully assembled with SCAR adapter for drop in use.
Just a few months ago, Kinetic Development Group launched its company with the promise to bring solutions to the small arms market existing with high quality firearms. They started with the FN SCAR as many SCARs are deployed with our Special Operations Forces. They also recognize the 16S and 17S are increasingly popular with American shooters and law enforcement.
Their first products, the MREX (modular rail extensions) for the front end of the SCAR has been very popular. The KDG front and rear sling points have also brought the SCAR into the year 2015 as far as QD sling solutions go. Well, they have just addressed another common complaint about SCAR. Some refer to it as the SCAR’s “UGG Boot” like stock system.
SAS kits come standard with 7 positions of length adjustment, cheek weld height adjustment, an AMBI QD sling attachment point, a weatherproof battery compartment, and a side-folding feature. Like the factory stock, the weapon can be fired with the stock folded. KDG also added an optional set-screw to allow users the option to eliminate any play between the stock and receiver.
The stock and adapter comes fully assembled from KDG. There are no tools required to install on your SCAR! The whole system retails for $299.00 and can be purchased at www.kineticdg.com or a dealer listed near you found on their website.www.kinetidg.com/dealers