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THEONS SENSORS awarded contract for Night Vision Goggles for U.S. Marine Corps

On October 10, 2019 Theon Sensors announced that they were awarded the contract for the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) program of the U.S. Marine Corps.


Together with its strategic ally HARRIS Night Vision USA (recently acquired by Elbit Systems of America / ESA), THEON SENSORS was awarded a framework contract of up to 249 million US dollars, with an expected order volume of more than 14,000 goggles.


This is another strong reference for our partner THEONS SENSORS and of course JK DEFENSE & SECURITY PRODUCTS GmbH congratulates!

You can read the complete press release here.

Press release "European Security and Technology" here.

Review AFCEA and Enforce Tac Exhibition 2019


With 165 exhibitors and visitor growth by 15 percent the AFCEA exhibition 2019 was the largest in its 22 year history. For JK Defense & Security Products - who exhibited for the 10th time - too it was our largest and busiest AFCEA show with five partners, 11 personnel and a 30 sqm stand.


Beside our long standing partners Harris, Ultralife, and Viasat our colleagues from RolaTube and Comtech Systems attended for the first time.


Many thanks to our customers of which many visited us and to our partners.



Team JK Defense & Security with our partners from Harris, RolaTube, Ultralife, Viasat and Comtech Systems.

Enforce Tac

At this year Enforce Tac in Nuremberg, JK Defense & Security Products was present with an own stand for the first time. Together with our exclusive partners, we successfully showcased the equipment of REBS, RolaTube and SAN in an area of ​​more than 20 sqm.

With well over 300 exhibitors and over 5,000 visitors from all over the world, the Enforce Tac and the parallel event U.T.SEC recorded an increase of around 35 percent over the previous year.


Many thanks to our customers and visitors as well as to our partners from H. Henriksen AS and SAN.



We are pleased to announce that JK Defense and Comtech Systems Inc. of Orlando, FL have now decided on exclusive cooperation for the German market.

Comtech Systems is the leading manufacturer of digital troposcatter systems with an estimated market share of approximately 90%. Tropospheric radio enables ranges of up to 200km at bandwidths of up to 210 Mbps in Dual Stream. Thus, troposcatter systems make an important contribution to resilient military communication systems, especially in situations where satellite communication is not available.


Contact us for information on the new Troposcatter Radio CS67PLUS.

For more information visit www.comtechsystems.com and contact
Jan Paetzold via [email protected]



We are pleased to announce that JK Defense and RTL Materials Ltd., better known as RolaTube Technology, have decided to work together. RTL has selected JK Defense as the exclusive distribution partner for all RolaTube products in Germany.

RolaTube Technology has developed a bi-stable rolled composite material (BRC - Bi-stable Reeled Composite), which allows unwieldy masts, poles or tubes to be rolled up and thereby achieve enormous savings in weight and volume. RolaTubes are used as ultra-light and highly mobile antenna masts, tripods, other masts and boarding poles and are also used in space travel or in nuclear power plants.

You can find more about RolaTube Technology here: www.rolatube.com

If you have any questions about RolaTube, please contact [email protected]



Review ENFORCE TAC 2017


Together with our partners Theon Sensors and H. Henriksen, we were once again able to have very interesting and pleasant conversations at this year's Enforce Tac. While Theon showed their new range of thermal imaging sights Thermis and an improved version of their modular multi-purpose night vision binoculars Argus Panoptes, H. Henriksen was able to announce that the high-strength Ladcarb carbon ladders from HQH Systems will now be available throughout Europe under the REBS brand.


An article about tactical radio in the WT by Horst Kalweit


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Review AFCEA 2016


The anniversary of the 30th AFCEA exhibition in the town hall Bonn Bad Godesberg took place with our participation.


The latest exhibits of the HARRIS radios, the PRC-158 and the RF-335 were shown. Both multi-band devices combine the features of two devices in one housing. In this way, two different radio circuits can be operated at the same time, including for the simultaneous transmission of data and voice. They cover the frequency ranges from 30-2.6MHz.

In the fall of 2015, HARRIS won the tender for the procurement of radio equipment for the US Special Forces with a volume of $ 390M.


Intensive and technically well-founded discussions were held with the visitors, who included both users and decision-makers from various offices.


Our participation in the 31st exhibition on 26./27. April 2017 at the Maritim Hotel Bonn is already firmly planned.

(Photo courtesy of AFCEA Bonn e.V.)

Review AFCEA 2016

Kempen / Tønsberg in April 2016


H. Henriksen A / S, Tønsberg / Norway and JK Defense have signed a cooperation agreement for marketing, sales and after sales service for the REBS® portfolio in Germany. This also includes the Atlas Ascenders and Atlas Tactical Ladders, for which Henriksen has received exclusive distribution for the whole of Europe from Atlas Devices USA. The Atlas Ascender is a very strong, battery-operated cable pull system for people and loads up to approx. 300 kgs. The system is supported by the U.S. Military deployed under water, in the desert and mobile in helicopters.


REBS® is a registered trademark of Henriksen and stands for "RAPID ENTERING AND BOARDING SYSTEMS". The product line includes diving containers, rescue shears, magnetic climbing systems, climbing hooks, hand-operated and pneumatic telescopic masts, tactical ladders, load hooks, compressed air launchers and the associated safety devices. With the telescopic masts, hooks can be placed at a height of up to 15.00 m as an attachment point for corresponding wire rope ladders in both a maritime and urban environment.


For detailed information, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone our Mr. Joachim or Mr. Philip Kalweit.


Have fun at work - the Atlas Ascender in action

Good cooperation

From left to right: Øystein Ellefsrød, Henrich Henriksen, Lisen Hermann, Joachim Kalweit, Trygve Egenes, Philip Kalweit


Photos from the booth of our partner Theon at Enforce Tac:

New orders for Theon Sensors from the Netherlands, India, France, Cyprus and Brazil



NETHERLANDS - 6000 BiV monoculars


With the signing of the contract on January 8th, the public procurement for 6000 night vision monoculars of the Dutch Ministry of Defense was officially awarded to Theon Sensors.


Theon Sensors won the public tender, in which 17 companies from Europe, the USA and Israel participated, after a four-year evaluation period. Accordingly, the Netherlands is the 15th country in which the ARGUS (NX-122) BiV monocular is used by various army and police units.




After Theon Sensors recently received the first order for night vision systems from India (ARGUS BiV monoculars for the special forces of the police - Andhra Pradesh), an expansion of the strategic partnership between Theon Sensors and TATA Power SED has now been announced. Night vision systems now extended to thermal system.


With this agreement, TATA Power SED will now also include Theon Sensors thermal systems in its product portfolio. The two companies already operate a production facility in Bangalore, which will now also receive the competence for the production of thermal systems in addition to night vision systems from Theon Sensors.




The French Gendarmerie has again selected the ARGUS BiV monocular to enhance the night vision capabilities of the special forces. Accordingly, an order was placed for the ARGUS, which will be followed in 2016 by further orders for both the ARGUS BiV monocular and the binocular version “ARGUS PANOPTES”.




Theon Sensors has won an international tender for night vision and thermal systems from the Cypriot Ministry of Defense. Theon Sensors was able to prevail against renowned international competition with the best technical / price offer.




The Brazilian Army has placed the first order for BiV weapon target optics with Theon Sensors as part of an international tender. The first delivery of the Theon Sensors BiV target optics "ARTEMIS" will therefore take place in spring 2016.


With Cyprus and Brazil, Theon was able to win two new customers, bringing the total number of export countries to 36.



JK Defense & Security Products GmbH is now the exclusive partner for all electro-optical products from Theon Sensors in Germany


Theon Sensors was founded in 1997 in Athens and is now one of the most internationally renowned manufacturers of military night vision devices. Theon night vision devices are currently used successfully in the armed forces of more than 30 countries, including many NATO countries, and a large number of police authorities. Theon's range of products includes superior binocular and monocular night vision goggles as well as solutions for vehicles and infantry weapons.


JK Defense & Security Products GmbH has been dealing with night vision technology since the mid-1990s, initially as a German representative for Simrad Optronics Norway (now Rheinmetall) and ITL Israel (now ELBIT), later also as a representative of the image intensifier tube manufacturer DEP BV Netherlands ( today Photonis). The night vision competence is supplemented by in-house development of test and inspection devices for night vision goggles and a framework repair contract with the Bundeswehr.



Review: Infantry Day, Hammelburg 2014


Also this year we presented ourselves with our partners, Katadyn, Disc-O-Bed and Beaverfit at the Infantry Day in Hammelburg.


In bright sunshine, lively discussions were held and current products from JK and its partners were presented. In addition to the current Nova and Polaris stove generations from Optimus, as well as the drinking bottles from Kleen Canteen, the main focus was on the new stackable camp beds from Disc-O-Bed and the Tactical Gym Box from Beaverfit (the latest additions to the JK portfolio) .


As in the previous year, this year we presented our current variant of the emergency equipment, which sparked many discussions. Interesting discussions were also held in the field of radio technology - here we, as the exclusive German representative of Harris Corporation, are very well positioned in the field of tactical radio equipment.

Our booth with Katadyn, Disc-O-Bed and BeaverFit

Farnborough International Air Show July 2014


We have had a successful business partnership of over 20 years with Aero International Inc., Sterling / VA - USA.


At FIAS 2014, Aero International Inc. will again have an office at the joint booth of the state of Virginia.


From left: George Cummings (VP ​​Aero International Inc.), Joachim Kalweit (CEO JK Defense), Timothy A. Delany (CEO Aero International Inc.)

Sponsoring "A present to Beijing"


JK Defense & Security Products GmbH supports the project “A present to Beijing” this year. The project around its four participants is intended to show that the Silk Road is still used today for international understanding. Furthermore, the project should raise awareness for the non-profit association “Viva Con Aqua” from Hamburg. This is a company whose primary objective is the basic right of all people to clean drinking water. Here are some of the goals of the association:


  • Improvement of the drinking water supply and basic sanitation in developing countries and thus access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities for everyone
  • Raising the awareness of all people for the global issue of water
  • Providing a social platform that everyone can help create!



In this context, we act as equipment sponsor for the project "A present to Beijing", as we equip the four participants with survival equipment from our partner Katadyn as well as our in-house clothing.



You can follow and participate in the “A Gift to Beijing” project here.


18th Infantry Day from 16.-18. July 2014


This year we will again take part in Infantry Day in Hammelburg and present interesting new additions to our range. Among other things, we are supported by our long-term partner Katadyn and as new representatives we have colleagues from DISCOBED and BeaverFit with us.


The colleagues from the Emergency Equipment and Tactical Equipment and Clothing department look forward to your visit.


AFCEA Bad Godesberg (Bonn) review


This year, our stand at the AFCEA in Bonn was again heavily frequented by interested and competent visitors and interlocutors. Our visitors were both consumers and decision-makers from various areas and offices.


In cooperation with Harris Communications, our radio technology department presented the new Harris group radio RF7850S and the broadband shortwave device RF-7800H.


The JK Funktechnik team was pleased with the positive response from the visitors.


AFCEA Bad Godesberg (Bonn)


From May 7th to 8th, 2014 we will be exhibiting at the AFCEA in Bad Godesberg (Bonn) together with our long-term partner Harris Communications.

Together with Harris, we will show communication technology related to interoperability in the field of military communication.


We look forward to your visit at our booth P6.