Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) announced an exclusive co-branded Blocked Barrel Conversion Kit with StressVest, providers of laser based non-projectile force-on-force training systems.
As a result of the agreement, UTM will be the exclusive manufacturer of blank rounds and conversions for use with the StressVest/UTM Blocked Barrel Conversion Kit. The new co-branded blanks and conversions will be easily identified through distinct packaging and sold by StressVest and their distribution network.
The co-branded blank rounds and conversions will utilize StressVest’s laser insert technology. The insert emits an eye safe red laser pulse when each blank round is fired, activating the StressVest with a vibration or pain penalty. As with projectile based training, this technology heightens realism in force-on-force training.
The StressVest co-branded products are based on UTM's popular Silent Blank Rounds (SBR) and Battlefield Blank Rounds (BBR), which don’t project particulates, or produce heat. With extremely limited emissions with the BBR and no emissions with the SBR, there is no need for a barrel plug or BFA. The limited emissions mean the blanks will not foul or dirty the weapon like traditional blanks. These unique attributes allow trainers and training companies to incorporate functioning safe weapons into any facet of reality-based training.