Earlier this month Rockwell Collins held a celebration to note the shipment of their 400,000th DAGR handheld GPS device. You may remember Kaysun shipped its 400,000th DAGR case to Rockwell Collins earlier this year.
Representing Kaysun at the Rockwell Collins event were our VP of engineering Dave Robinson and VP of manufacturing Keith Bridgford. Rockwell Collins’ CEO Clay Jones spoke at the event, which was attended by members of the U.S. Air Force GPS Wing. Curtis Crawford, who has received two Purple Hearts, addressed the crowd and spoke about how the DAGR has helped save his life and those of his fellow warfighters. Attendees also heard from Rockwell Collins employee Dave Crowley, who is currently deployed in Afghanistan.
Congratulations to the entire Kaysun team for helping our partner Rockwell Collins deliver advanced equipment that is helping to keep our warfighters safe!
How serious a problem is the weight burden for US warfighters? Check out this fascinating video of the Human Universal Load Carrier, or HULC, that Lockheed Martin was demonstrating at the AUSA show last week. The HULC is a load-bearing piece of equipment that can lift up to 200 pounds and save soldiers’ knees and backs from the strain of carrying heavy gear.
That’s some crazy technology. Of course, replacing metal parts with plastic equivalents in armor, weapons and equipment could also help lower the weight of all that gear in the first place!
Kaysun attended the AUSA (Association of the United States Army) 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC last week. The AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America’s Army – Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members.
The theme of this year’s event was “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation,” and the entire conference was action-packed. Our conversations with many of the attendees and exhibitors at the AUSA show confirmed that weight reduction is a primary concern for the Army and more firms providing products and services to the Army are converting their heavy metal-based products to plastic alloys with great success. Many of the military communications products that were metal a few years ago are now ruggedized plastic and this trend is continuing across a variety of products, ranging from weaponry to night vision. Kaysun has successfully introduced many new plastic military applications over the past few years and is well-positioned to capitalize on this trend into the future!