In Austin, TX, at the Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges with our Director of Military and Government Sales, Thomas “Tucker” Campion. There, he briefed the Defense Energy Challenge Panel and other government and academia representatives on the O-Pen and received thunderous applause!
Where in the World is Roving Blue?
Roving Blue was demonstrated to members of the Thai Military yesterday at Fort Adisorn, a Thai military base in Saraburi, Thailand. They were not familiar with Ozone at all, but very much liked the taste aspect of the water. The MVP unit passed military bacterial water testing with flying colors.
Roving Blue, Inc. is currently participating in the Crimson Viper Field Experiments in Thailand. The Crimson Viper Field Experiment (CV) is conducted annually in Thailand by the Royal Thai Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Department (DSTD) and US Pacific Command Science and Technology Office (USPACOM J85). Crimson Viper is a technology experimentation venue that promotes S&T collaboration and is a means of obtaining operational feedback for technology development.
DSTD coordinates with Royal Thai Armed Forces science and technology (S&T) service organizations to co-host CV on a rotational basis. This year, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Research and Development Office (ARDO) will co-host the event with DSTD with assistance from the RTA Fort Adisorn Cavalry Center.
The NAVAIR Technology Experimentation Center (TEC) will coordinate the overall event in support of PACOM J85 while supporting individual technology experiments.
CV16 will consist of field experiments and a visitor/DV day at the Royal Thai Army, Cavalry Center, Fort Adisorn.
The water purification technology experimentation conducted during CV16 will be in direct support of the Integrated Water Purification System (IWPS) project objectives. The purpose of technology experimentation in Crimson Viper 2016 (CV16) is to experiment with leading edge technologies and proposed Concepts of Operation (CONOP) in relevant operational conditions to gather operational feedback. Additionally, CV16 will provide engagement opportunities with Royal Thai Army (RTA) partners.
Crimson Viper is executed under the ambit of the Thai-American Consultations (TAC) Joint Statement. Crimson Viper was discussed during TAC XVI on 9-11 April 2014 under Working Group IV for “Relationship Building, Coordination and Collaboration at All Levels” under subgroup IV.2 for Science and Technology.
Crimson Viper objectives are to experiment with candidate technologies in a field environment to:
• Support collaboration and promote interoperability between Royal Thai Armed Forces and USPACOM via S&T partnership with DSTD
• Assess candidate technologies and provide assessment feedback to the science and technology community
• Confirm technology maturity prior to introducing to warfighters
• Provide candidate technologies for longer term assessment
Lena, Wisconsin based Start-up Roving Blue, Inc. Honored With “Architect of Defense” Award
For Immediate Release:
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – 22 January, 2016:
Roving Blue, Inc., one of only two companies recognized out of a 34 state area, was honored by The Defense Alliance with its annual “Architect of Defense” award.
The Defense Alliance is an organization whose mission is to network and expand the defense industry job and technology base of the Upper Midwest, and promote the region’s innovative contributions to the nation’s defense.
According to Executive Director, Chip Laingen, The Company was chosen because it “Demonstrated superior tenacity in listening to and responding to military customer design inputs to improve its products, and innovative commercialization efforts.”
The honored guest and presenter of the evening was Major General Neal Loidolt, U.S. Army, Commanding General of the fabled 34th Infantry Division (the “Red Bulls”), who spoke about the U.S. Military’s role in global security, and the National Guard’s role in that ongoing mission.
More than 75 people from defense-oriented organizations attended the event which was hosted by HGA, one of the nation’s leading architectural and engineering firms.
The Defense Alliance is a regional catalyst for technology-based economic development. It recently passed the $150 million mark in contract gains for companies assisted since 2011, when the SBA recognized and funded it as an Advanced Defense Technologies Cluster (ADT). Learn more at the Alliance’s websites (www.defensealliance.com / www.powerfordefense.com).
Participation in the Defense Alliance is sought among groups and individuals with an interest in seeing the region’s defense contributions grow, including large and small firms, academic and R&D institutions, our elected officials, and professional military and trade organizations. Its founder is Paul Wagner, Chairman & CEO of Minnesota Wire. manufactures a highly ruggedized, portable water filtration device for military expeditionary use, and for the commercial outdoor, and disaster preparedness and response markets.
The evening was sponsored in part by: Polaris Defense, which has a rapidly growing defense portfolio; and Veteran Beer Company, a craft brewer that only hires Veterans and provides a substantial portion of its profits to Veteran causes.
The other awardee is Navitas Systems is an innovative battery solutions provider for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Energy (DoE), and commercial users. Their novel 6T lithium battery will be used in a variety of ground combat vehicles (including the new Humvee replacement called JLTV– recently awarded to Oshkosh Truck).
Pictured left to right:
CDR Chip Laingen, Executive Director, Defense Alliance, Major General Neil Loidolt, Commander 34th Infantry Division, Marianna “Yana” DeMyer, CEO Roving Blue, James Gilmet, CFO Roving Blue
Marianna “Yana” DeMyer
Roving Blue, Inc.
5220 St. Patricks Rd.
Lena, WI 54139