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27 Apr 17. Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions for more than 65 years, announces a new line of high-quality, performance-driven optics for modern hunters and shooters. The new Engage riflescopes and binoculars represent the latest evolution in Bushnell optics. Engage scopes and binoculars boast fully multi-coated glass that captures bright, clear images while preventing glare and actively repelling water, oil, dust and debris. The new EXO Barrier is the absolute best protective lens coating technology Bushnell has ever developed. Added at the end of the coating process, EXO Barrier molecularly bonds to the lens and fills microscopic pores in the glass. The result is an ultra-slick coating that repels water, oil, fog, dust and debris. Rain, snow, fingerprints and dirt will not stick. Plus, the bonded coating will not fade from the passage of time or normal wear and tear. Engage riflescopes feature a new look, upgraded features and a brand new Deploy MOA reticle that offers 1-MOA windage and elevation hashmarks. Dialing in these scopes is easier than ever with several configurations featuring Toolless Zero Reset Locking Turrets.
Available in nine configurations from 2-7x36mm up to 6-24x50mm, all Engage riflescopes feature Butler Creek Flip Caps, the new Deploy MOA Reticle and Bushnell’s new Ironclad Warranty. Five models feature a 1-inch tube and low-profile, capped elevation and windage turrets. An additional four models boast rugged 30mm tubes and the new Toolless Zero Reset Locking Turrets. Adding to this best-in-class optic line, Engage also includes premium binoculars. Like the riflescopes, Engage binoculars are backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier that repels dirt, debris, oil and moisture. With four configurations from 8x42mm to 12x50mm, these stunning binoculars feature fully multi-coated optics to offer maximum brightness and clarity, and a lightweight and rugged chassis. ED Prime Glass ensures razor-sharp images while the PC-3 Phase Coating enhances resolution and contrast. The new line was unveiled at the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27 to 30.
27 Apr 17. HALO to install fully automated waterside security barrier for US Navy. The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded a new contract to HALO Maritime Defense Systems for the delivery of a fully automated waterside security barrier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
HALO is a Newton, New Hampshire-based provider of advanced engineered solutions for securing strategic maritime assets. The HALO barriers are currently the only marine security barriers to have been validated in independent, fully instrumented crash testing conducted by the US Navy.
HALO president and COO captain Brendan Gray said: “After four years of rigorous testing and evaluation by the US Navy, HALO won this competitive procurement as HALO barriers are the only barriers that are certified to meet or exceed the current US Navy performance specifications.”
The current $3.48m deal is the first operational contract between HALO and the US Navy, and represents a continuation of the long-standing relationship between the two organisations.
The two-year contract will see HALO be responsible for replacing the legacy manual barrier at Naval Station Norfolk with the advanced, fully automated HALO Guardian Gate.
In addition, the company will have to provide maintenance and support services for the first year of the barrier’s operation.
HALO’s Guardian Gate is being deployed in order to protect US Navy vessels during their stay in port, as well as offer a minimum clearance of 300ft for vessel passage in and out of port.
The HALO waterside security barrier system features a modular assembly design that makes it the only commercial off-the-shelf, sca