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B.E. Meyers & Co. Releases the MAWL-CLAD, a New SWIR Variant of the MAWL Series

October 9, 2017 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is proud to announce the release of a new variant of the MAWL series of weapon aiming lasers and illuminators: the MAWL-CLAD (Covert Laser Aiming Device).

The MAWL-CLAD distinguishes itself from other MAWL variants through the inclusion of a Short-wave Infrared (SWIR) laser pointer. This laser is undetectable by most common Near Infrared (NIR) night vision systems and other visual augmentation sensors, but is compatible with a variety of SWIR systems (i.e. E-COSI) currently in use with Special Operations Forces.

The MAWL-CLAD retains the NIR wavelength diodes present in other MAWL models to provide both marking and illumination for its primary “IR” function mode. This NIR system is visible with most common night vision systems and provides users with an effective aiming, illumination, and signaling solution for almost any low-light/no-light scenario. With the MAWL-CLAD, users can now seamlessly transition between a full suite of NIR aiming and illumination modes and a SWIR laser pointer for aiming or signaling when necessary, making it compatible with all current night vision systems.

The MAWL-CLAD is part of a greater MAWL (Modular Aiming Weapon Laser) system that allows operators to shoot, move and communicate effectively. Its modular head includes a SWIR option (made possible through replacement of the standard green visible laser pointer found on the MAWL-DA and MAWL-C1+) that can be used interchangeably with any existing MAWL platform. This swap can be done while leaving the main housing attached to the weapon rail.  Like the visible green laser on other MAWL models, the SWIR pointer on the MAWL-CLAD is coaligned with the NIR pointer, allowing it to be zeroed without a SWIR sensor.

“The MAWL-CLAD allows us to take advantage of the modular design aspects of the MAWL system, and lets the end-user adjust between pre-boresighted, capability specific laser modules, as needed for special mission sets” said Matt Meyers, President of B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc.  “With the increased number of SWIR sensors being fielded to Special Operations Forces, the MAWL-CLAD lets the operator choose between SWIR and NIR capability on the move, and also allows them to revert back to the VIS and NIR capability in a matter of seconds by switching to the MAWL-DA Head without detaching the main body of the laser, or losing zero.”

The MAWL-CLAD is the third variant in the MAWL family of weapon laser systems. For more information about the MAWL-DA, MAWL-C1+, and MAWL-CLAD, including product demonstrations and purchasing options, please contact the B.E. Meyers & Co. team at sales@bemeyers.com.

For more information about the MAWL-CLAD, please visit: http://www.bemeyers-mawl.us//mawl-clad.html.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. (www.bemeyers.com) is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer of optoelectronic devices used in defense and law enforcement applications.  B.E. Meyers & Co. has produced various pointers and illuminators for both JTAC and UAS applications in the SWIR and NIR wavelengths for the last eleven years. The company’s core technologies include infrared and visible lasers for weapons aiming and illumination; non-lethal visual disruption green lasers for long-range hail and warning; night-vision devices; and long-range surveillance systems. Customers include all branches of the U.S. Military; Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign defense and security organizations; and defense contractors worldwide. Established in 1974, B.E. Meyers’ business offices, engineering, and manufacturing operations are located in Redmond, Washington.

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B.E. Meyers & Co. Exhibiting at AUSA 2017 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition

September 4, 2017 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA) on October 9-11, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (booth # 2932).

Visit the B.E. Meyers & Co. exhibition to see the all new BOARS-M2, as well as the MAWL, IZLID, and GLARE series of lasers, including LA-22/U (GLARE RECOIL). Members of the B.E. Meyers & Co. team will be available to answer questions and demonstrate products.

For more information about B.E. Meyers & Co. products, please visit: www.bemeyers.com.

AUSA is an annual meeting and Exposition put on by the Association of the United States Army which focuses on defense industry solutions. Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America’s Army and the men and women who serve.

To connect with the B.E. Myers & Co. team to schedule a meeting at AUSA 2017, please contact us at: sales@bemeyers.com.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. (www.bemeyers.com) is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer of optoelectronic devices used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company’s core technologies include infrared and visible lasers for weapons aiming and illumination; non-lethal visual disruption green lasers for long-range hail and warning; night-vision devices; and long-range surveillance systems. Customers include all branches of the U.S. Military; Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign defense and security organizations; and defense contractors worldwide. Established in 1974, B.E. Meyers’ business offices, engineering, and manufacturing operations are located in Redmond, Washington.

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U.S. Marine Corps Designates B.E. Meyers & Co.’s GLARE RECOIL™ as the LA-22/U

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that the U.S. Marine Corps has designated their GLARE RECOIL™ non-lethal Hail and Warning device the official Joint Electronic Type Designation System (JETDS) identifier LA-22/U with an NSN of 5860-01-657-3893, as part of the Ocular Interrupter System (OIS) program.

The LA-22/U is an internally funded and developed 250mW maximum output green laser dazzler. In February of 2016, it was selected by the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to replace the GLARE MOUT 532P-M or “MiniGreen”, and GBDIIIC W/SCM (LA-9/P), and provide an advanced non-lethal Escalation of Force solution for Hail and Warning combat applications on land and sea. The LA-22/U is currently in production and being delivered by B.E. Meyers & Co., the sole source provider to MARCORSYSCOM for the $49M IDIQ Ocular Interruption System (OIS) program, contract number M67854-14-D-1040.

Fitted with B.E. Meyers’ groundbreaking and patented SmartRange™ technology, the GLARE RECOIL™ integrates laser range finding, near-field detection, and a 3-axis gyroscope into the unit’s safety controls.  This technology allows it to detect objects/persons entering the proximity of the beam, and self-regulates the power output to maintain controlled EyeSafe™ Class 2M irradiance while ensuring maximum permissible exposure on target.

The GLARE RECOIL™ also features a motorized zoom for variable beam divergence and a pulse mode for optimal effect. It can be mounted onto any existing weapon system with a MIL-STD-1913 rail mount, can be employed in a handheld-only configuration, or integrated into existing Remote Weapon System platforms.

Additionally, the GLARE HELIOS™ is the Class 1M variant of the LA-22/U (GLARE RECOIL™), and is only green laser Hail and Warning system certified by the FDA for use by Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement agencies.

For more information on these systems and this contract, please contact the B.E. Meyers & Co. team at sales@bemeyers.com

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. (www.bemeyers.com) is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer of optoelectronic devices used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company’s core technologies include infrared and visible lasers for weapons aiming and illumination; non-lethal visual disruption green lasers for long-range hail and warning; night-vision devices; and long-range surveillance systems. Customers include all branches of the U.S. Military; Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign defense and security organizations; and defense contractors worldwide. Established in 1974, B.E. Meyers’ business offices, engineering, and manufacturing operations are located in Redmond, Washington.

Frank Cappo of 5.11 Tactical Joins Spirit of Blue Board

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – September 26, 2017 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to announce that Frank Cappo, Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales at 5.11 Tactical, has joined the Spirit of Blue Board of Directors.  5.11 Tactical is a leading manufacturer of purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide and is based out of Irvine, CA.  Frank previously served as a police officer with the Overland Park (KS) Police Department for 12 years with assignments as both a patrol and SWAT officer, a police academy instructor, department quartermaster and director of training.  In his volunteer role with Spirit of Blue, Frank will be focused on new sponsor acquisition and advising on the administration of the Foundation’s Safety Grant Program.

“I’m very excited to join the board of the Spirit of Blue Foundation,” said Frank Cappo, newly appointed Spirit of Blue Board Member.  “After leaving a career in Law Enforcement I always felt there was something missing for me personally.  And I wanted to find a way to continue to give back.  With my association with the Spirit of Blue I now have a way to help agencies and communities around the country who cannot afford quality, life-saving equipment.”

Spirit of Blue’s Board of Directors is comprised of business professionals who each have either previously served in law enforcement or have a special connection to that community and the cause of Officer Safety.  The Board is relied upon heavily for governance, regulating financial affairs and fundraising to support the day-to-day operations managed by the Executive Director.  Additionally, each Board Member helps in presenting grant awards around the country and advocates for Officer Safety where they live and work.

“Frank became a fast friend of the Foundation after a chance encounter and conversation passing through an airport,” commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue.  “That conversation led to others and it was apparent that Frank connected with our mission of protecting police officers.  And, he knows the job inside and out, along with the risks and the needs.  When we asked him to sit on the Board he responded quickly and enthusiastically and his contribution has already been significant.”

Since 2011, the Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded 47 grants in 24 states valued at over $200,000.  The grants have varied from patrol rifles, body armor, riot control gear, AED’s, K9’s, forensic software, flashlights, Police/Youth Dialogue training, night vision optics, LED flares, ballistic helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus.  The Foundation is supported on an ongoing basis by Law Enforcement United, Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement and LMT Defense, along with a number of other premiere brands who manufacture safety equipment across a broad range of categories.  For more information or to learn how to support Spirit of Blue please go to:  www.spiritofblue.org

About The Spirit of Blue Foundation

The Spirit of Blue Foundation, based in Rochester, NY, is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to the enhancement of officer safety and vitality throughout the law enforcement community by promoting public awareness for their protection and fulfilling safety equipment and training needs.  The Spirit of Blue Foundation develops and executes fundraising campaigns nationally with the support of partner non-profits, national retailers and safety equipment manufacturers.  Fundraising proceeds are distributed in the form of Safety Equipment and Training Grants to law enforcement agencies across the country at local, county and state levels.  Since 2011 the Foundation has awarded 47 grants in 24 states valued at over $200,000.

CHASE TACTICAL PARTNERS WITH BIG SKY BRAVERY

Chase Tactical has partnered with Big Sky Bravery and they are giving you a chance to be involved.

Chase Tactical is proud to announce its partnership with Big Sky Bravery in Bozeman, Montana. Big Sky Bravery is an official 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization with a mission of providing our Military’s Active Duty Special Operations Forces with post-deployment decompression programs throughout Montana’s restorative surroundings.

Chase Tactical is now offering its customers the opportunity at checkout to donate to Big Sky Bravery. Veterans supporting ACTIVE DUTY SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, this is a cause many can embrace. Chase Tactical and Big Sky Bravery have collaborated to put their money where their mouths are in supporting our Active Duty Special Operations Forces.

You can also donate directly to Big Sky Bravery at www.bigskybravery.org

B.E. Meyers & Co. Exhibiting at Modern Day Marine 2017

September 15, 2017 (Redmond, WA) –

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. will be exhibiting at Modern Day Marine, September 19-21, 2017 at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.

Visit us at booth #3229 to see the all-new B.E. Meyers BOARS-M2, as well as the MAWL, IZLID, and GLARE series of lasers. B.E. Meyers will also be presenting its GLARE RECOIL (now officially designated the USMC LA-22/U). The GLARE RECOIL (LA-22/U) is the sole-source winner for the MARCORSYSCOM Ocular Interrupter (OI) Program, and the premier Hail and Warning solution for any escalation of force scenario.

For more information about B.E. Meyers & Co. products, please visit: www.bemeyers.com.

Modern Day Marine is a trade show aimed specifically at the Marine Corps market with a mission to assist the Marine Corps to identify and procure the best products and services to help their warfighting efforts.

To connect with the B.E. Myers & Co. team to schedule a meeting, please contact us at: sales@bemeyers.com.


B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. (www.bemeyers.com) is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer of optoelectronic devices used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company’s core technologies include infrared and visible lasers for weapons aiming and illumination; non-lethal visual disruption green lasers for long-range hail and warning; night-vision devices; and long-range surveillance systems. Customers include all branches of the U.S. Military; Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign defense and security organizations; and defense contractors worldwide. Established in 1974, B.E. Meyers’ business offices, engineering, and manufacturing operations are located in Redmond, Washington.

September 11th, 2001 – Never Forget

I still plainly remember, as a 20 year old preparing to return to college in a few days, watching the events of September 11th, 2001 unfold during Good Morning America. I remember my naive shock at the prospects of a plane “accidentally” striking the first tower and then reeling at the thought that it happened a second time. For a brief moment I still thought it was a terrible coincidence until ABC’s Charlie Gibson said that it was now obvious that it wasn’t an accident. I felt sick to my stomach.

Many of you likely have a similar story of what you remember about that day. You remember the brave response of firefighters, police, and paramedics. You remember the brave acts of passengers. You may remember a loved one lost or the sting of seeing people jumping to escape the towers on their own terms. You remember watching the towers fall and the terrible realization of what that meant for the people still trying to escape and the first responders who were streaming in.

These things aren’t pleasant to remember but they are good to remember. These are the types of events that forge the course of a nation, set the resolve of people, shape the world view of anyone paying attention, and inform the lessons that we will teach the next generation.

Always Remember, Never Forget!

Don’t Forget About Montana

Hurricane Harvey has brought unprecedented destruction to Texas. It is a terrible situation without a doubt. It is also terrible that it has overshadowed the current disaster taking place in Montana.

As I type this, I can literally smell wood smoke on the air. The sunlight coming in my windows is filtered a strange sickly yellow-orange color. My views of the mountains across the valley from my home are completely obscured… and I don’t even live in Montana. I don’t share that to complain. I share it to highlight the magnitude of is happening in Montana.

By BLM – http://www.blm.gov/photos/netpub/server.np?find&catalog=catalog&site=BLM&field=Keywords&op=contains&value=wildfire&sorton=Cataloged&&template=details.np&offset=77, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17311095

Fire has already burned more than 500,000 acres. Thousands of structures have been destroyed or are threatened. People are displaced from their homes or are sick from the incredibly poor air quality. Historic structures like the Sperry Lodge in Glacier National Park have already been lost and Park Service is removing historic items from other lodges in case they are lost too.

Montana needs your prayers too and, if you are able, they need donations. Our family has been praying for Montana daily and we have donated to relief efforts in both Texas and Montana. My hope is that you will consider doing the same.

Montana Public Radio has a page that has compiled some of the ways you can donate: MTPR Donation Page. I strongly suggest that you research any and all charities before donating.

Craig Morgan, Spirit of Blue Foundation Present Safety Equipment Grant to Dickson County Sheriff’s Office

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – August 10, 2017 – Yesterday, the Spirit of Blue Foundation partnered with country music star Craig Morgan to present a safety equipment grant to the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office.  The grant includes 70 tourniquets along with tactical belt holders that will be issued to all patrol division and reserve deputies that serve the county.  Craig formerly served as a Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office in Dickson County before embarking on his country music career and was on hand to present this grant to the Sheriff’s office in his hometown.  The grant, with a combined value of $4,238, is the first of Spirit of Blue’s 2017 Tourniquet Project campaign and was funded by a generous donation from Law Enforcement United (LEU).  LEU is an organization of over 1,000 active and retired police officers who honor fallen officers and raise funds to assist charitable organizations that serve the law enforcement community.

“Having served as a Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office, I know firsthand how critical it is to have this kind of lifesaving equipment available for all of our men and women on the force,” said Craig Morgan, following the event. “I’m glad for the opportunity to take part in this donation to Dickson County and proud to help kick off Spirit of Blue’s Tourniquet Project Campaign.”

Tourniquets are vital pieces of medical equipment that officers and deputies require on the road in the event of a traumatic injury to an extremity. When only precious minutes exist to treat such an injury, tourniquets are able to be applied individually or on a co-worker to prevent excessive blood loss until that individual can be placed into medical care.  As a secondary benefit, officers and deputies who carry a tourniquet are also able to use them to rescue a member of the community who may have experienced a similar type injury as happened with the Monroe County (NY) Sheriff’s Office in July of this year with tourniquets that Spirit of Blue granted to them in October of 2015.

“Being the recipients of this grant from Spirit of Blue means a tremendous amount to a sheriff’s office of our size. We operate on a limited budget and being able to supply all of our deputies with a new piece of equipment isn’t always feasible,” commented Sheriff Jeffrey Bledsoe of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office. “The tourniquets and duty belt holders we are receiving will be an asset to each of our deputies.  Dickson County has a lot of areas that are rural and remote. These tourniquets could mean the difference between life and death for any one of our deputies who are out there putting their service to Dickson County ahead of themselves on a daily basis.  We are very appreciative of what Craig Morgan and the Spirit of Blue are doing for us here.”

The C-A-T Tourniquet, manufactured by North American Rescue, has proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research and has been the official tourniquet of the U.S. Army since 2005.  The duty belt holder, manufactured by Blue Force Gear, is constructed with their proprietary, lightweight ULTRAcomp material and was specially designed for Spirit of Blue’s Tourniquet Project Campaign to hold the C-A-T Tourniquet.  Spirit of Blue has granted 463 C-A-T Tourniquets since its first tourniquet grant in 2014.  In 2017, Spirit of Blue has a goal of granting another 1,000 tourniquets to officers who need them across the country.  To learn more, or participate in the campaign, visit:  www.spiritfofblue.org/TQ

Since 2011, the Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded 47 grants in 23 states valued at nearly $200,000.  The grants have varied from patrol rifles, body armor, riot control gear, AED’s, K9’s, forensic software, flashlights, Police/Youth Dialogue training, night vision optics, LED flares, ballistic helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus.  The Spirit of Blue Foundation deeply appreciates the generosity and support of its sponsors in being able to continue its work of protecting our nation’s law enforcement officers.

Image Caption – The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office received a grant for 70 tourniquets and duty belt holders from Spirit of Blue.  Receiving the grant (left to right) were Chief Deputy Jerone Holt and Sheriff Jeffrey Bledsoe.  Presenting the grant (center) was country music star Craig Morgan and Spirit of Blue Executive Director Ryan T. Smith.  Representing the grant sponsor, Law Enforcement United, (right to left) were Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Officer Joshua Black and Sergeant Anthony Brooks.

About The Spirit of Blue Foundation

The Spirit of Blue Foundation, based in Rochester, NY, is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to the enhancement of officer safety and vitality throughout the law enforcement community by promoting public awareness for their protection and fulfilling safety equipment and training needs.  The Spirit of Blue Foundation develops and executes fundraising campaigns nationally with the support of partner non-profits, national retailers and safety equipment manufacturers.  Fundraising proceeds are distributed in the form of Safety Equipment and Training Grants to law enforcement agencies across the country from local to federal levels.  Since 2011 the Foundation has awarded 45 grants in 23 states valued at nearly $200,000.

Tactical Kydex Flyswatter – PYRENEES.TAC

Fact: Flys throw up enzymes onto food to dissolve it so they can eat it. Every time one of those nasty little buggers lands on your hamburger, it’s barfing on it.

If that doesn’t make you want to kill them all, I don’t know what will. Sometimes a plain old flyswatter won’t do. What you really need is a TACTICAL Flyswatter and PYRENEES.TAC can help.

We’ve profiled French kydex bender, PYRENEES.TAC’s work on JTT before when we showed off their innovative retention strap. Now they are using their kydex bending skills for a higher calling… avenging all the hamburgers that have been ruined by fly vomit!

I get a huge kick out things like this and I am glad someone is thinking of all those poor, defenseless hamburgers.

You can check out PYRENEES.TAC on their Facebook page.

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