Thursday, April 22, 2010

Operational Security: OPSEC a Primer

How to Maintain Operational Security

James G, editor of Death Valley Magazine has posted an excellent Operational Security primer for those that are going into threat theaters.

EXPAT SURVIVAL: OPSEC For NGO’s and Humanitarian Aid groups

"What these people don’t realize is any half descent photo intelligence guy can not only pinpoint there exact location based on the vegetation and topography in the background – he has put himself and anyone working or traveling with him on a shit-list. Or even worse, they may have endangered the very people they are supposed to be helping."

It's a great read, and filled with important tips.

I highly recommend Death Valley Magazine to all tactical personnel, operators, ex-pats, NGO employees, contractors, and anyone else going places most people would rather not!

Best Regards,
Albert Rasch

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Steiner Introduces Anti-Reflective Binocular lens covers

MOORESTOWN, New Jersey - Steiner, the world's leading military binocular manufacturer, has announced the launch of its new Anti Reflective Device (ARD) for Steiner Military-type Porro-prism binoculars with 30mm and 50mm objective lenses. Designed to eliminate reflections from the objective lenses, which can compromise your position during covert operations, the ARD features a new honeycomb pattern that reduce reflections by up to 100%.

The ARDs are constructed using non-corrosive parts and utilize the same ultra-durable Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) armor that is used on Steiner's military binocular line. Each ARD is molded in OD military green and incorporates a protective dust cover. The ARDs attach to the outside of the objective lens barrel and is held in place by tension fitting that is adjustable with an included hex key.

The ARDs are available in two sizes to fit 30mm or 50mm Steiner Porro-prism Military R or Military/Marine binoculars. They cannot be used with other binoculars, nor can they be used with the new Steiner 10x50 LRF binocular due to interference with the LRF's complex integrated laser rangefinding system. The ARD's suggested retail price is approximately $140 (pair) and will be available through Steiner's nationwide dealer network.

Headquartered in Germany, Steiner has been widely acknowledged as a world leader in the manufacturing of quality binoculars since 1947. In addition to the outdoor, hunting and marine markets, Steiner provides products to military and law enforcement worldwide. Allied forces around the world, including the U.S. Army and countless law enforcement agencies, have made Steiner their binocular of choice.

For more information, write:
Steiner Binoculars, 97 Foster Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057;
call toll-free 1-800-257-7742;
or visit the company website at:
Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 or
Mike Nischalke (703) 385-3595 or