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According to reports from the Daily Kos and Russia Today, a company specializing in night raid equipment was awarded a 23 million dollar contract from the Department of Defense and subsequently went on to lobby for the NDAA which has given the government the power to indefinitely detain American citizens. Surefire LLC openly lobbed for the House version of the NDAA, a bill many have claimed has effectively ended the Bill of Rights, months after receiving the 23 million dollar contact from the DOD. Why would this company be receiving a contract which could outfit at least 30,000 troops with new and updated night raid equipment when the U.S. is supposedly pulling troops out of Iraq and, to a smaller extent, Afghanistan?
SureFire, LLC designs and manufactures illumination tools and tactical products. The company offers flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, edged weapons, laser sights, sound suppressors, and picatinny rails. Additionally, its products include batteries; pens; radio and mobile phone communication systems; hearing protection equipment; earpieces and accessories; and apparel. The company caters to military, law enforcement, sporting, and aviation sectors. The company was formerly known as Laser Products Corporation and changed its name to SureFire, LLC in 2000. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Fountain Valley, California.
18300 Mount Baldy Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Founded in 1979
Dr. John Matthews
Dr. John Matthews is a Founder of SureFire, LLC (Formerly Known as Laser Products) in 1969 and also serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Matthews founded the Newport Corporation to harness the power of the laser for industrial applications in 1969. His work led to the development of laser sights for firearms, and a new business-Laser Products-was born.
Mr. Sean Vo
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Daniel Fischer
Vice President of Assembly Operations
Mr. Derek McDonald
Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Sean Clemence
Senior Brand Manager
has been awarded a $23.3 million suppressor contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division—the primary solicitation center for U.S. Special Operations Command.
The contract was issued as the most comprehensive modern suppressor evaluation conducted by the U.S. military to date. It focused on criteria that subjected suppressor systems to prolonged testing on a variety of firearms platforms.
SureFire suppressors were chosen based on test criteria such as: reliability, sound reduction, accuracy, point-of-impact shift, durability and operational suitability.
“From day one, SureFire’s commitment has been to increase the safety and success of the war fighter and peacekeeper by developing products that exceed the standards for performance and quality,” said Barry Dueck, director of SureFire’s Suppressor Division. “Our suppressors are no exception. We build these to enhance the operational capabilities of our customers, knowing that their lives often depend on their equipment, and we’re very pleased that USSOCOM will now have multiple models available to improve their operational effectiveness.”
The contract SureFire won is directly for the SOCOM so all Special Forces will be issued a SureFire suppressor for their M4. Also included is a .308 (7.62 mm) suppressor for sniper rifles. The award is part of the Family of Muzzle Brakes & Suppressors” program.
SureFire, LLC. is a Fountain Valley, California company whose primary products are flashlights, headlamps, weapon mounted lights and laser sights. In addition, Surefire also manufactures knives, sound suppressors, Picatinny Rails and batteries. The company is a major supplier of flashlights to the U.S. Armed Forces. Surefire products are also extensively used by federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies.
John Matthews founded Newport Corporation in 1969, which specializes in industrial lasers. After Matthews developed a laser sight; he, Peter Hauk, and Ed Reynolds founded the spin-off company, Laser Products Corporation on October 17, 1979. In 1984, the company supplied the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with shotgun laser sights for use during the 1984 Summer Olympics. Laser Products developed its first "SureFire" branded product — a handgun mounted light in 1985. Laser Products Corporation became SureFire, LLC in 2000. More recently, SureFire attained ISO9001:2000 certification in 2008.
As a natural outgrowth of Combative Concepts Inc., Mr. Good at the request of John Matthews (owner of Surefire) became the founding director of the Surefire Institute, a well-known low-light training institution that was staffed with former military and law enforcement personnel and supported by an extensive adjunct staff from around the country. Using the concepts and lessons learned through the DON programs and Combative Concepts Inc., this Institute initially focused on the issues associated with prevailing in low-light environments but regularly addressed the full-spectrum of CQC.
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by jibeho
Yes, but GE specializes in a lot more products such as automobiles.
We're looking at a company that has flashlights as their main product, or used to be until they branched out.