We are back from Shotshow in Las Vegas and Arctic Warrior Experiment in Harstad with NORSOCOM and SORD (Special Operations Research & Development/ Norwegian Defence Research Establishment). Nice to meet you all. We are a bit behind on answering mail and follow ups. We will be ASAP. In the meantime: here’s a photo of the Soft Surface Bipod Platform in the wild.
The Soft Surface Bipod Platform is now used by the Norwegian elite infantry unit Telemark Battalion. In the picture you can see the S.S.B.P used on a FN Herstahl Minimi (Light machinegun) in Norwegian winter conditions. The S.S.B.P is patented in Europe and Patent Pending in USA. Here you can find more information about the S.S.B.P: https://missioncriticaldesigns.com/s-s-b-p/
The Compact All-round tent was initially made as an emergency shelter, but has evolved into so much more. But these pictures will describe the use as an emergency shelter in the Norwegian mountains. With one anchor point (a ski in this example)and the weight of your body the C.A.T. will be stormproof. You can do this in a few seconds. Of course you can secure it even more by anchoring it with more skis, skipoles or other stuff.
One anchor point (ski) and the cord from one of the doors is done in seconds. It may take a bit longer if you are injured or if the storm has reached you already. We recommend that you always pack the tent with one of the doors closed and the cord hanging out of the transportation bag. Then you can anchor the tent before you pull it out of the bag.
Combined with your bodyweight the tent will be stormproof. The shape of the tent will not allow the wind to get a hold of any textile. Make sure you set the tent along with the wind direction.
You can add more skis, skipoles or whatever you need to secure it even more. In this picture we also set up a ground signal to make it easier for the First Responders to find us.
The last picture is a simple knot used to make sure there will not be any wind blowing through the end that is pointed towards the wind. Simply make a knot around the textile and pull it thorugh all the webbing loops.
Finally Mission Critical Designs AS is up and running. This year has been a hectic, but interesting year. The results are finally showing. We have done a lot of R&D and testing. We have also been busy finding the right project-tools and getting to know them.
Currently we are working on our CAT-tent, sniperpack and some accessories.
Parts of one of the test-teams will go into the Norwegian mountains for test and evaluation of tent and sniperpack the next weeks.