Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CaseCruzer Deploys New 'Top Kick' GunCruzer KR-20 Case to Combat Terrorism at Home and Abroad

Police and Army weapons carrying case protects against theft and damage
Defense News ~ MONTCLAIR, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoddy carrying cases often are the reason weaponry for U.S. military and law enforcement personnel are lost, stolen or damaged. Substandard gear harms the mission to stop terrorism. Police and the more than 30,000 troops to be deployed to Afghanistan this year require a rugged, shock proof and reusable transport solution – 'Top kick' in the carrying case chain of command. Therefore, global defense strategists salute the new GunCruzer KR-20 Gun Case created by CaseCruzer.
This nation's Air Combat Command and Air Force officers concur: theft and damage due to subpar transport luggage is a vexing problem. The GunCruzer KR-20 solution leads the way in safety and durability. It deters malicious sabotage and pilfering by meeting stringent, federal and military rifle and pistol luggage regulations that require four padlock flanges for all rifle cases.
The case also is fitted with reinforced hinges, side and front folding handles and wheels for mobility in any terrain. The 45"L x 17"W x 6.38"H inch exterior dimensions of the new wide-body gun case improves previous designs because it can accommodate both popular weapons, such as the M4 or the M16 rifle, as well as many handgun brands and sizes, including the M9 and M11 (or P228).
The GunCruzer KR-20 never loses its head: After throwing the easy-trigger latches, the lid quickly opens but does not tilt back. In fact, it stays upright on its own for unencumbered accessibility. It also is shockproof, watertight and airtight (with an O-ring seal). Each case is reusable and is fitted with an automatic pressure release valve. And when empty it weighs just 20.51 lbs.
The top lid interior of the carrying case is cushioned with convoluted egg-crate style foam. The base of the KR-20 is padded with Polyethylene foam that includes multiple removable plugs for M16 and M4 rifles. And there are cut-outs for seven rifle magazines, accessories, rail-mounted optics and one desiccant.
Three magazine cut-outs for pistols are also included, as well as foam plugs that can snugly hold a long list of large and compact pistols: Beretta M9 (the standard pistol for U.S. Army and Air Force Security Forces); 1911s (Colt, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Sig Sauer); Sig Sauer models: P226 (in use by U.S. Navy SEALs, Federal agents, and law enforcement agencies), P228 (designated as the M11 by U.S. military); P250 (military, law enforcement, and civilian sportsmen), or P239; H&K USP-Compact .45 Auto; Colt Defender 7000D; XD Tactical Model 5" XD and Sub-Compact 3".
CaseCruzer knows war is hell with faulty equipment. The GunCruzer KR-20 Gun Case was designed to honor the integrity and commitment of the nearly 146,000 U.S. troops now serving in Iraq. And the more than 11,000 soldiers that will rotate in Afghanistan throughout 2010.
In peace or war, think CaseCruzer for 'top kick' travel and a lifetime guarantee.
The CaseCruzer network of companies provides the community with the most comprehensive packaging solutions available on reusable carrying cases for applications such as Communications, Photography, Computers, Electronics, Weapons, Medical, Transportation and other industrial shipping and carrying case uses. For more info about the new gun case, visit www.casecruzer.com; call 800-440-9925 in the U.S. or 909-613-1999 internationally

Tatiana Briceno
(909) 613-1999 (800) 882-4730

Boeing 747-8 Freighter Successfully Completes First Flight

Newest Boeing Freighter Touches Down Safely After 3-Hour, 39-Minute Mission
Defense News ~ EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter successfully took to the sky for the first time today before more than 5,000 employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders. The flight begins a test program for the world's most efficient freighter.
With 747 Chief Pilot Mark Feuerstein and Capt. Tom Imrich in the flight deck, the newest member of the 747 family took off at 12:39 p.m. local time from Paine Field in Everett and landed at Paine Field at 4:18 p.m.
"It was a real privilege to be at the controls of this great airplane on its first flight, representing the thousands of folks who made today possible," said Feuerstein. "The airplane performed as expected and handled just like a 747-400."
Today's flight was the first of more than 1,600 flight hours in the test program for the newest member of the Boeing freighter family. The airplane followed a route over Western Washington, where it underwent tests for basic handling qualities and engine performance. The airplane reached a cruising altitude of 17,000 feet (5,181 m) and a speed of up to 230 knots, or about 264 miles (426 km) per hour.
Powered by four General Electric GEnx-2B engines, the 747-8 Freighter will transition its testing program to Moses Lake, Wash., and Palmdale, Calif., where the other two test airplanes will join it in the coming month.
"This truly is a great day for The Boeing Company and the 747 program," said Mo Yahyavi, 747 program general manager and vice president, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "It's the culmination of the hard work and dedication of our employees, suppliers and customers. While there is still much to do, I am excited to begin the flight-test program, which will demonstrate the capabilities of this airplane."
The 747-8 Freighter is the new, high-capacity 747 that will give cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any freighter. The airplane is 250 feet, 2 inches (76.3 m) long, which is 18 feet, 4 inches (5.6 m) longer than the 747-400 Freighter. The stretch provides customers with 16 percent more revenue cargo volume compared with its predecessor. That translates to an additional four main-deck pallets and three lower-hold pallets.
"The 747-8 Freighter continues the leadership of the 747 Freighter families, which carries more than half of the world's air freight, making it the standard of the air cargo industry," Yahyavi said.
Boeing launched the airplane on Nov. 14, 2005, with firm orders for 18 747-8 Freighters: 10 from Cargolux of Luxembourg and eight from Nippon Cargo Airlines of Japan. All told, Boeing has secured 108 orders for the 747-8, of which 76 are orders for the new freighter. Cargolux, Nippon Cargo Airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Atlas Air, Cathay Pacific, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Emirates SkyCargo, Guggenheim and Korean Air all have ordered the 747-8 Freighter. More information: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/747family/

Tim Bader
747 Communications
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Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
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