High Ground® ... A NEW Tactical Gear Line Designed to Help the Warfighter Keep His Eyes on the Enemy!

PHILADELPHIA - Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc. today announced the launch of High Ground®, a new tactical gear product line that raises the industry standard for battlefield performance. High Ground accomplishes this through a design philosophy they call OODASYS(TM). Ehmke will demonstrate High Ground gear's unique features during SOFIC, May 17 - 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel - Gandy II room adjacent to the sky-walk connecting the Tampa Convention Center. Ehmke is an industry leading contract textile manufacturer known for innovation, having produced over 8,000 NSN products for the US Military and the defense industry.

"OODASYS is a new tactical gear design driven by the principles of the OODA Loop, a combat operations process that enables continuous battlefield advantages. OODA stands for Observe, Orient, Decide and Act. These principles can be used at the tactical level which is where we come in;" said Ben Milligan, Ehmke's Product Development Manager. "We research how the warfighter's eyes and hands must orient to retrieve and employ tactical gear contents on the battlefield. Our goal is to enable the warfighter to keep his eyes on the enemy and to facilitate faster battlefield actions;" said Mr. Milligan.

High Ground's flagship product, the HG730 Modular Pack, is a flexed, internal-frame backpack that acts as a blank canvas providing the warfighter with limitless cafeteria options for customizing his kit so ALL weapon systems, ammo, communications, breaching and/or medical equipment is compartmentalized and instantly accessible unlike any other tactical backpack on the market. Everything from a JTAC rig to a Breacher backpack to a platform for rockets and mortars can be carried comfortably over body armor by distributing weight to the hips and away from the shoulders. "A patent-pending quick-release waistbelt on the HG830 will also revolutionize what the warfighter expects in future tactical pack waistbelts"; said Mr. Milligan.

According to Bob Rosania, Ehmke's President and CEO, "High Ground represents the future of tactical gear and sets a new standard for all tactical gear suppliers. After a decade of war with mostly 'me-too' products, our soldiers, marines and special operators deserve it!"

Learn more about Ehmke's High Ground tactical gear at www.highgroundgear.com or call 800-783-2065. ALL products are manufactured in the U.S.A.


Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc.

CONTACT: Aimee Farabaugh, Press Relations, Ehmke Manufacturing Co. Inc., +1-215-324-4200, afarabaugh@highgroundgear.com

Web Site: www.ehmkemanufacturing.com

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