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6/21/2013 : UTM and Phoenix RBT Solutions featured in ARMY Magazine
4/10/2013 : ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITIONS AND PHOENIX RBT SOLUTIONS CONTRIBUTE TO 30TH ANNUAL DAVID E. GRANGE JR.
1/25/2013 : ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITIONS (UTM) ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH STRESSVEST
1/16/2013 : National Defense article on preserving combat skills features UTM/Phoenix
1/15/2013 : UTM/Phoenix included in Tactical Network International's SHOT Show coverage
1/15/2013 : UTM AND PHOENIX RBT SOLUTIONS UNVEIL THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST FIRE RIFLE CONVERSION KIT AND NLTA AT 2013
1/3/2013 : UTM/Phoenix RBT Solutions Appoints Director of International and Military Sales
1/3/2013 : Appointment of Major General James Battaglini covered by Army Times
10/30/2012 : Mission Bay Island Turned Into National Security Training Ground
10/29/2012 : HALO counter-terrorism summit in San Diego
10/29/2012 : Mission Bay resort transforms into ‘war zone’
10/5/2012 : ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITIONS (UTM) AND PHOENIX RBT SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES NEW FACEMASK AT ANNUAL AUSA
9/24/2012 : UTM featured in Law Officer magazine
8/18/2012 : UTM mentioned in The Daily Mail
8/13/2012 : New Star-Studded Reality Series “Stars Earn Stripes” Uses Ultimate Training Munitions
8/8/2012 : UTM/Phoenix on ESPN Radio 1280
8/1/2012 : Article by SMA Jack Tilley published in Harbinger magazine
7/31/2012 : Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) / Phoenix RBT Solutions to Provide Reality-Based Training at HALO
7/19/2012 : UTM/Phoenix featured on San Diego's KUSI
3/15/2012 : Coverage in American Cop Magazine
3/14/2012 : Simulation ammo allows for true-to-life training
2/24/2012 : Force-on-Force Ammunition Reality-Based Training Ensures Soldiers Are Combat-Ready
6/14/2011 : Navy T3
5/27/2011 : Navy T3
5/23/2011 : Navy T3
5/5/2011 : RTC-C T3
4/26/2011 : UTM Worldwide is now on Facebook
4/18/2011 : UTM Plays a Critical Role at the 28th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition
3/4/2011 : Training the Illinois National Guard
3/1/2011 : Officer.com and Law Enforcement Product News
2/25/2011 : UTM certifies Army RTC-E Trainers
2/22/2011 : RCT West T3
2/9/2011 : RTC-E T3
2/8/2011 : UTM at Langley Air Force Base
2/3/2011 : UTM on Target with Demo Event in Las Vegas
11/16/2010 : New UTM Blue 5.56mm Magazine Available
10/21/2010 : Tactical Gear Magazine at the Best Ranger Competition
9/8/2010 : FL National Guard T3
8/2/2010 : Nellis AFB T3
7/22/2010 : OK National Guard T3
7/20/2010 : TX National Guard T3
6/17/2010 : UTM Train The Trainer Article from Ft. Drum, NY
6/8/2010 : 10th MTN Div T3
5/28/2010 : Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, GA
5/26/2010 : USASOC Demo
5/15/2010 : DMSET T3
5/7/2010 : Best Ranger Competition
5/6/2010 : Tactical MilSim Magazine: Hands-on with UTM
5/5/2010 : UTM Products Now Available to US Army
4/20/2010 : 3rd INF Div (Old Guard) T3
4/14/2010 : 4th RTB cadre T3 for the Best Ranger Competition
10/18/2009 : Camp Guernsey, WY - UTM T3 Training
10/7/2009 : NTC, Fort Irwin, CA - UTM T3 Training
8/26/2009 : US Army QASAS / LARS Conference
7/25/2009 : Camp Grayling, Michigan T3 Training - A huge success!!
7/17/2009 : Michigan Army National Guard Demo & T3
6/26/2009 : CCMCK Full Material Release (5.56mm MMR)
6/10/2009 : US Army's PM Magazine Recognizes UTM
5/6/2009 : FT. Benning GA - UTM T3 Training-
5/1/2009 : Ft Sill, OK, Train The Trainer Article
4/29/2009 : FL Ranger Camp -UTM T3 Training-
4/23/2009 : UTM Train The Trainer "FEEDBACK"
4/22/2009 : Ft Sill, OK, T3 Training-
4/13/2009 : Ft Lewis, WA, T3 Training-
2/25/2009 : Ft McCoy, WI, T3 Training-
2/19/2009 : Ft Hood, TX, T3 Training-
2/12/2009 : Ft Bliss, TX, T3 Training-
2/4/2009 : UTM GSA Contract Renewed!
1/31/2009 : UTM Delivers for CCMCK
1/15/2009 : Camp Edwards, MA -UTM Product Training-
1/14/2009 : Otis AFB, MA, T3 Training-
1/1/2009 : UTM has gone to Aluminum Cartridge Case
11/23/2008 : Camp Rudder, FL -UTM Proof of Concept Demo-
11/18/2008 : FT Bliss, TX -UTM Product Training-
11/14/2008 : Ft. Bragg, NC -Product Demo-
11/11/2008 : New Video - UTM MMR System Training
10/31/2008 : Mildenhall, England -UTM Product Training-
9/21/2008 : Team Bliss News Report
8/5/2008 : UTM is now U.S. Army TYPE CLASSIFIED

6/21/2013 - UTM and Phoenix RBT Solutions featured in ARMY Magazine
An article on small arms training in the July 2013 issue of ARMY Magazine features insight from UTM and Phoenix RBT Solutions. http://www.ausa.org/publications/armymagazine/archive/2013/07/Documents/Gourley1_July2013.pdf
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4/10/2013 - ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITIONS AND PHOENIX RBT SOLUTIONS CONTRIBUTE TO 30TH ANNUAL DAVID E. GRANGE JR.
UTM Rounds to be Used in Urban Obstacle Course FORT BENNING, GA, April 10, 2013 –– Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM)/Phoenix RBT Solutions, providers of a leading non-lethal training system, today announced its continued support of the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition (BRC). Fifty, two-man teams of Army Rangers will participate in the competition, which takes place at Fort Benning, Georgia, from April 12-15. As a Supporter 6 level donor, UTM/Phoenix will provide non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) and conversion kits, including its popular Man Marker Rounds (MMR). “Every year we hear firsthand from contestants that our training systems create a realistic environment that closely resembles actual combat,” said Eric Seto, military training manager for UTM/Phoenix and retired US Army Ranger. “We believe reality-based training is a critical skill set to maintain weapon proficiency over time. The rangers using our systems understand the positive impact it has on their overall training during this competition and throughout their military career.” UTM’s NLTA will be utilized on Saturday as teams rotate through the Urban Obstacle Course located at McKenna MOUT Site at Fort Benning. UTM’s weapon conversion kits, part of the US Army Close Combat Mission Capability Kit (CCMCK) program, have become a critical component to the BRC events over the last four years. All Ranger teams will have their weapons converted to UTM during the competition. The UTM Blue Bolt weapon conversion adapts standard service weapons, including for use in various real-world training scenarios. By removing the live bolt and inserting the UTM Blue Bolt users can convert from lethal live fire to non-lethal in approximately 15 seconds. The UTM Blue Bolt offers an important fail-safe safety feature - the 3mm offset firing pin. When the weapon is converted with the UTM Blue Bolt, the safety feature prevents denotation of live ammunition, M200 blanks or any other center-fired primer ammunition. The three-day Best Ranger Competition, designed to push Rangers to their limits, was established in 1982 and has been compared to both Ironman and Eco-Challenge competitions. The BRC challenges elite soldiers in events that test physical conditioning, Ranger skills and team strategies. The physically and mentally demanding three-day competition features continuous events, allowing little time for rest and meals. For more information about new UTM/Phoenix products visit www.utmworldwide.com or www.phoenixrbtsolutions.com. Follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utmworldwide. ### About UTM / Phoenix Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) is a leading provider of weapon conversion kits, non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA), and safety equipment for armed forces and law enforcement agencies around the world. In partnership with its sales and training team, Phoenix RBT Solutions, UTM/Phoenix offers a complete non-lethal training system that also includes training courses, training props, portable training facilities (PTF) and personal protective gear. Products are available on the GSA schedule, contract number, GS-07F-5749P. For more information visit: www.utmworldwide.com or www.phoenixrbtsolutions.com.
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1/25/2013 - ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITIONS (UTM) ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH STRESSVEST

New UTM Co-branded Blank Rounds Part of Company’s Popular Training System

NORTH BRANCH, NJ – January 25, 2013 – Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM), a leading provider of non-lethal training ammunition systems, today announced a new 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. 

"Adding the new blank rounds manufactured by UTM to our system fills a void in our training offering.  Previously we were limited to dry fire and CO2 based solutions,” said Rory Bochinski, president of StressVest “Our goal is to always replicate, as close as possible, the training environment for officers and soldiers. UTM’s blank rounds add a whole new dimension to our StressVest system because we are enabling soldiers and law enforcement professionals to use their own weapon systems with failsafe non-lethal training ammunition."

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.  

“This agreement is a testament to the reliability and versatility of our system,” said Steve Didier, CEO of Phoenix RBT Solutions, UTM’s sales and training team.   “The new co-branded offering also demonstrates UTM’s ability to develop comparable products for other training systems.   Together with StressVest we are providing the very best training solutions, whether its projectile or non-projectile based, to ensure soldiers, security professionals and law enforcement professionals are as prepared as possible for real-life encounters.”  

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.       

 

About UTM / Phoenix 

Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) is a leading provider of weapon conversion kits, non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA), and safety equipment for armed forces and law enforcement agencies around the world.  In partnership with its sales and training team, Phoenix RBT Solutions, UTM/Phoenix offers a complete non-lethal training system that also includes training courses, training props, portable training facilities (PTF) and personal protective gear.  Products are available on the GSA schedule, contract number, GS-07F-5749P.  For more information visit: www.utmworldwide.com or www.phoenixrbtsolutions.com.


About StressVest

StressVest Inc. is a privately owned North American company whose sole objective is to revolutionize the firearm force on force training industry with the only non projectile system with a pain penalty that induces the necessary stress required for realistic training. StressVest is designed to improve tactical firearm force on force training in law enforcement, military, security and corrections markets around the world. Stressvest™ Inc. is a sister company of Shocknife Inc. and Setcan Corporation.

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1/16/2013 - National Defense article on preserving combat skills features UTM/Phoenix
After Afghanistan, Challenge Becomes Preserving Combat Skills

By Dan Parsons
National Defense

LAS VEGAS — With the conclusion of the war in Afghanistan in sight, weapons manufacturers are marketing a variety of technologies to help preserve troops’ tactical proficiency. 

While the military has expressed significant interest in simulators for helicopter pilots and other vehicle operators, technology has yet to reliably replicate the experience of infantry combat, said Jim Battaglini, a retired Marine Corps general and director of international and military sales for Unlimited Training Munitions.

“We have been at war for 10 years,” Battaglini said Jan. 16 at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas. “A lot of it still happens close up, man-to-man. “Our toops have developed combat skills and experience that we don’t want to lose. With that in mind, we need to make training as realistic as possible.”

UTM has developed a new safe ammunition for the M-16 family of weapons that improves upon the blank rounds currently used in live training exercises. By simply switching the rifle’s bolt with a specialized one that accepts only the training ammunition, a soldier can almost immediately switch from live rounds to training. A special blue composite plastic magazine alerts others that the weapon is safe.

Firing blank rounds requires a more complicated retrofitting process and alters the weapon's weight and handling characteristics. Safety regulations forbid the use of blanks in close quarters and require troops to point their muzzles away from others in close-quarter combat exercises.

Technologies like UTM’s are billed as an affordable training implement that will expand what the military can do. The ammunition’s multiple redundant safety features mean it can be used outside of traditional shooting ranges and with the soldier’s personal weapon.

“Soldiers need to train with their own weapons and in the same way they use them in combat,” Battaglini said. “We don’t want their muscle memory to have them point their weapon away from a bad guy ... standing in front of them.”

Battaglini likened it to a boxer sparring with a partner. Punching bags can improve strength and technique, but a boxer who does not spar with another person is far less likely to be successful in a match, he said.

Read the full article here: http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/lists/posts/post.aspx?ID=1023

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1/15/2013 - UTM/Phoenix included in Tactical Network International's SHOT Show coverage
UTM Phoenix is changing the way LE trains with their new line of Force on Force training ammunition.  Moving a touch slower (read more comfortable) than the competition and painting the target based on inertia rather than burst technology, UTM's rounds bring a new level of viable repetition and realism to training.  Unlike many of the other options out there, the UTM round will "paint" a grazing shot just as effectively as a direct hit.  One of the great benefits of the UTM ammuntion is the two stage primer that ensures proper cycling of the weapon.  Between this and the integrated safety features, weapons can be converted for safe training with the simple swap of a barrel group for pistols or bolt carrier for the M4 platform.  This ensures that the weapon can be used in its duty form without any notable changes for the officer. 

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1/15/2013 - UTM AND PHOENIX RBT SOLUTIONS UNVEIL THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST FIRE RIFLE CONVERSION KIT AND NLTA AT 2013
Company Will Also Introduce new Personal Protective Equipment 


LAS VEGAS – January 15, 2013 – Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM)/Phoenix RBT Solutions, providers of a leading non-lethal training system, today announced the launch of its new UTM select fire rifle conversion kits and 7.62mm non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) as well as its latest personal protective equipment (PPE). The expanded product line is now on display at the annual SHOT Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in booth #6503.  

UTM 7.62mm Conversion Kits and NLTA
In keeping with its commitment to lead the industry in developing the best training weapon systems for military, law enforcement and professional training organizations, UTM has developed a new conversion kit for the Heckler & Koch HK417 select fire battle rifle.  Once the rifle is converted to a training weapon, which can be done by simply removing the live bolt and inserting the UTM 100 percent fail safe conversion bolt, it cannot fire live ammunition - due to its 3mm offset firing pin. When the rifle is converted it will only fire UTM’s new 7.62mm NLTA. The 7.62mm round is available in the company’s popular Man Marker Round (MMR), Battlefield Blank Round (BBR) and Silent Blank Round (SBR).  

UTM also offers conversion solutions for the widely used AK-47.  New 7.62mm NLTA is available in 39mm and 51mm lengths.  As in the widely heralded 5.56mm, the 7.62mm MMR achieves an average muzzle velocity of 375 feet per second.  

“With more and more 7.62mm select fire rifles being used in live theater it’s critical that we have new training solutions in place to ensure proficiency with all service weapons,” said Steve Didier, co-CEO of Phoenix RBT Solutions. “UTM/ Phoenix RBT Solutions has become synonymous with reality-based training and this new 7.62mm conversion kit and NLTA will further enhance realism during force-on-force and force-on-target training drills and scenarios.”  

In response to the increased desire to incorporate crew-served weapons into the training paradigm, the company plans to release its new 7.62 conversion kit and NLTA for M240B machine guns later this year.   

New PPE
At the Show, UTM/Phoenix will also showcase its new facemask, which features a molded goggle frame with Revision’s Desert Locust goggle lens. The high performance OcuMax® coating on the lens prevents fogging and scratching, ensuring unprecedented visual clarity. The optically correct goggle lenses are engineered to maximize field-of-view and safety. The updated facemask allows for better ventilation by reducing heat retention through the nosepiece. The mask is more comfortable and the new molded goggle frame provides enhanced eye protection for the end user. 

In addition to the facemask, other items on display in booth #6503 will include Phoenix’s portable training facility (PTF) and various combatives equipment for fitness, physical techniques and reality-based training exercises, such as strike pads, a heavy bag, focus mitts and mats. 

For more information about new UTM/Phoenix products visit www.utmworldwide.com or www.phoenixrbtsolutions.com.  Follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utmworldwide. 



About UTM / Phoenix 
Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) is a leading provider of weapon conversion kits, non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA), and safety equipment for armed forces and law enforcement agencies around the world.  In partnership with its sales and training team, Phoenix RBT Solutions, UTM/Phoenix offers a complete non-lethal training system that also includes training courses, training props, portable training facilities (PTF) and personal protective gear.  Products are available on the GSA schedule, contract number, GS-07F-5749P.  For more information visit: www.utmworldwide.com or www.phoenixrbtsolutions.com.

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1/3/2013 - UTM/Phoenix RBT Solutions Appoints Director of International and Military Sales

Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) /Phoenix RBT Solutions, providers of a leading non-lethal training system, today announced the appointment of James Battaglini, Major General, United States Marine Corps, retired, to director of military and international sales. 


"We are pleased to welcome Major General Battaglini to the group. His wide-ranging experience coupled with his military background make him the ideal candidate to oversee the sale of our non-lethal training ammunition system for the US military and international customers," said Steve Didier, Co-CEO of Phoenix RBT Solutions. "Major General Battaglini will play an instrumental role in the adoption and distribution of our product around the globe." 


As the director of international and military sales for UTM/Phoenix, Major General Battaglini will be responsible for managing the international sales force, both within the company and with outside sales agents and distributors. He will coordinate all international sales efforts, develop or build upon key relationships with international and military customers, and continue to execute against the company's sales campaign, anticipating new markets and partnership opportunities.

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1/3/2013 - Appointment of Major General James Battaglini covered by Army Times

Retired Maj. Gen. James Battaglini left Colt Defense, of Hartford, Conn., to become director of military and international sales at Ultimate Training Munitions/Phoenix RBT Solutions, of North Branch, N.J.

Read the full articlehttp://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/01/marine-james-battaglini-leaves-colt-defense-010312-w/


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10/30/2012 - Mission Bay Island Turned Into National Security Training Ground
— Government agencies, emergency responders and major corporations from around the nation and world are in San Diego to get a peek at the latest in security practices. Mission Bay's Paradise Point vacation resort was transformed by the California-based HALO Corporation, a private security firm, into a training ground. The idea is to help stakeholders preserve access to critical resources in emergency situations. "It is thinking globally and acting locally and using technology as a force multiplier to mitigate risk and keep everybody safe," said Brad Barker, HALO Corporation's president.

The conference will expose participants to some of the tools and training methods that are out there. Barker's analogy involves teaching children how to swim.

"Would you like them to watch the swimming video or read the swimming book, or do you want them to get in the pool and actually learn how to swim? So what we're doing here is a completely immersive, experiential type of scenario," said Barker.

The set pieces are designed to create a realistic atmosphere so the people who are training in the environments actually feel what's going on. That includes using real guns that shoot fake ammunition.

"Whatever they shoot in their actual operations, we want to be able for them to shoot it here," said Steve Didier of Phoenix RBT Solutions, LLC.

It also involves setting up repeatable training scenarios that simulate situations security forces might encounter. Tony Lambraia leads a team through a building. They clear each room before moving on.

Read the full article and watch the segment here:  http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/oct/30/halo-corporation-turns-san-diego-island-national-s/

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10/29/2012 - HALO counter-terrorism summit in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A number of law enforcement groups from across San Diego County were invited to a special summit to work with some of the world's most advanced crimefighting tools.

In this News 8 video story, Kenny McGregor got a look inside some of the HALO Summit operations in Paradise Point.

Watch the segment here: http://www.cbs8.com/story/19948069/halo-counter-terrorism-summit-in-san-diego?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7897386

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10/29/2012 - Mission Bay resort transforms into ‘war zone’

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5) – A counter-terrorism training summit has taken over a Mission Bay resort this week.

The tranquil Paradise Point Resort is center stage for the HALO Counter Terrorism Summit. Tactical, physical and mental training are all encompassing factors that will prepare the participants at the national security summit.

In one area of the resort, a third world village is being erected.   The village will be the site of three different training scenarios; a downed pilot rescue, a medical extraction and a zombie apocalypse.

“We create scenarios,” said HALO president Brad Barker.  “This isn’t target practice. This isn’t to demonstrate to your superiors you know how to handle a weapon safely and accurately.”

More than 1,000 local, state, federal law enforcement, military, special forces and various other agencies will embark on the scenarios.

“It’s all hazards across the board, whether you’re special operations deployed outside the United States, or you’re a SWAT commander here domestically,” said Barker.

The scenarios are as close to real life as one can get, according to Kit Lavelle of HALO’s Strategic Operations.

“It makes it much more safe when you go out into the real world, your first combat mission is no worse than your first simulation,” said Lavelle.  ”This is a way to bring it into a situation that’s going to get your heart rate up and get it very emotional.”

This is the sixth year HALO has put on the summit.

View the video which features UTM/Phoenix here:  

http://fox5sandiego.com/2012/10/29/mission-bay-resort-transforms-into-war-zone/

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10/5/2012 - ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITIONS (UTM) AND PHOENIX RBT SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES NEW FACEMASK AT ANNUAL AUSA : View Accompanying PDF File

Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM), a leading provider ofweapon conversions and training ammunition for armed forces and law enforcementagencies around the world, along with Phoenix RBT Solutions, a top supplier ofreality-based training programs and products, today announced the launch of anew facemask at the 2012 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting& Exposition (AUSA) in Washington, DC. 

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9/24/2012 - UTM featured in Law Officer magazine

Reality-Based Training: A Formula for Success


By Steve Didier & Tony Lambraia, co-CEOs of Phoenix RBT Solutions


In the words of a fellow warrior Dave Grossman, retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, “Gun fighting is the American martial art and if gun fighting is the American martial art, then force-on-force training is like full-contact sparring.” This analogy provided by the internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier and speaker, reaffirms the need for full-contact sparring, or reality-based training as it’s known among law enforcement officers.
 
The best way to become a proficient and competent law enforcement professional is to train as close to reality as humanly possible. Think about it—would a true martial artist only hit a strike pad to become more adept in his craft? Would a boxer be successful if he only hit a heavy bag during training? Sure those skills are part of the training process, but the training has to evolve beyond that to be effective. To that end, why would any first responder whose primary weapon is a firearm only shoot at targets?

Reality-Based Training
As in full-contact or competitive martial arts or boxing, there’s only one way to truly prepare for the realities of combat, outside of the actual experience itself, and that’s through reality-based training (RBT). This training approach includes the fluid integration of decision-making skills and tactical concerns, such as recognition and effective use of cover, shooter movement, engaging multiple or moving targets, and shoot/no-shoot judgment scenarios utilizing non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA), such as UTM. Reality-based training is a dynamic training process that involves real people and real perceived threats.
 
RBT often involves force-on-force technology, which makes it possible to emulate violent confrontations and unpredictable encounters without injury. Officers can fight and assess their skills against an opponent (who is shooting back) as they test protocols, techniques and concepts.

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8/18/2012 - UTM mentioned in The Daily Mail
UTM was included in an article on making the popular British 70s TV show "The Sweeney" into a big screen hit. UTM's silent blanks were used during production of the movie. Read the full article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2189344/Sweeney-I-nearly-pulled-I-didnt-want-Batman-Robin-sidekick-Plan-B-joins-Ray-Winstone-big-screen-remake.html
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8/13/2012 - New Star-Studded Reality Series “Stars Earn Stripes” Uses Ultimate Training Munitions : View Accompanying PDF File
Tune in Tonight for Premiere of “Stars Earn Stripes” on NBC 8pm EST Millions of military elite have used the UTM non-lethal training system over the years with great success. Now Hollywood’s finest will be using UTM while competing in military style challenges on NBC’s new reality series, “Stars Earn Stripes,” which airs its premiere episode tonight at 8pm EST. Show hosts Samantha Harris from Dancing with the Stars and Gen. Wesley Clark , retired military pro and former presidential candidate will provide commentary as eight celebrity contestants compete in military-inspired challenges. Each celeb will be paired with a special operative from a military branch or a first-responder force, including former US Army Delta Force and Green Berets, US Navy SEALS, US Marines and police officers, who train alongside their partners and compete in the missions with them. Each of the teams is competing for a cash prize on behalf of a military, veterans or first-responder charity. Using UTM’s non-lethal training system contestants are able to compete in military based challenges with real weapons without real world consequences. The UTM system is used by several branches of the US military to better prepare troops for combat. "Stars Earn Stripes" pays homage to the men and women who serve in the US. Armed Forces and our first-responder services. The cast includes: • Four-time undefeated world boxing champion Laila Ali • Actor Dean Cain ("Out of Time," Five Days of War") • Actor and former National Football League player Terry Crews ("The Expendables 2," "The Newsroom") • Multi-platinum recording artist, actor, producer and television personality Nick Lachey (NBC's "The Sing-Off") • Alaska businessman and four-time Iron Dog snowmobile race champion Todd Palin • NBC's "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince • Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street • WWE diva Eve Torres In this fast-paced competition, the eight celebrities will gather at a remote training facility where they will be challenged to execute complicated missions inspired by real military exercises. From helicopter drops into water to long-range weapons fire, the contestants will be tested physically, mentally and emotionally.
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8/8/2012 - UTM/Phoenix on ESPN Radio 1280
Listen to Steve Didier's live interview from this month's Soldier Equipment and Technology Expo at Fort Bragg. Check out the interview here: http://utmworldwide.com/images/newsitem/espn_radio_ft_bragg_expo_phoenix.mp3
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8/1/2012 - Article by SMA Jack Tilley published in Harbinger magazine
Non-Lethal Training Ammunition and Reality-Based Training Ensures Soldiers Are Combat-Ready

By Jack Tilley, Sergeant Major of the Army (Ret)

For hundreds of years the bullet has been a mainstay in combat. A critical component in warfare, the bullet has not significantly changed in design throughout the course of history and various conflicts. Looking specifically at the rifle bullet, some might argue that the last great improvement happened in 1882, when Major Eduard Rubin, director of the Swiss Army Laboratory at Thun, invented the copper-jacketed bullet - an elongated bullet with a lead core in a copper jacket. That last innovation happened 130 years ago. 

As a member of the military for 37 years and Sergeant Major of the Army for four years, I would argue that a key innovation happened to the riffle bullet much more recently with the introduction of the Man Marker Round (MMR), the first technology specifically designed, engineered and expertly manufactured for reality-based training. 

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7/31/2012 - Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) / Phoenix RBT Solutions to Provide Reality-Based Training at HALO : View Accompanying PDF File
- Summit’s Newest Diamond Sponsor to Immerse Attendees in Training Scenarios With its Non-Lethal Training System, Currently Used by Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies Worldwide - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 31, 2012 – The HALO Corporation and UTM/Phoenix, providers of the leading non-lethal training system, today announced UTM/Phoenix is a diamond sponsor of the upcoming HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit, which will fully occupy a private island in San Diego for five days of homeland security tactical training scenarios, live action demonstrations, and classroom education. Taking place October 29 – November 2, 2012 at Paradise Point Resort Island, the Summit is the largest multi-jurisdictional counter-terrorism event of its kind, leveraging the island setting, dedicated marina and 44 acres of space for groundbreaking, experiential training. UTM/ Phoenix will present several close quarters battle (CQB) training scenarios utilizing its reality-based training system, which includes weapon conversion kits, non-lethal training ammunition, safety magazines, training props, portable training facilities and personal protective equipment. The participation by UTM/Phoenix will make training as real as possible for the Summit’s military and law enforcement attendees.
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7/19/2012 - UTM/Phoenix featured on San Diego's KUSI
UTM/Phoenix was recently featured on San Diego's KUSI. UTM/Phoenix is a diamond sponsor of the upcoming HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit, which will fully occupy a private island in San Diego for five days of homeland security tactical training scenarios, live action demonstrations, and classroom education. Watch the interview with Phoenix Co-CEO Steve Didier: http://www.kusi.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7521874
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3/15/2012 - Coverage in American Cop Magazine : View Accompanying PDF File
The March/April 2012 issue of American Cop magazine features Phoenix RBT Solutions' NLTA helmet in the new product “Spotlight” section.
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3/14/2012 - Simulation ammo allows for true-to-life training
UTM and Phoenix RBT Solutions were featured in the March 2012 issue of NCO Journal. When Soldiers enter the training environment, it's important that their experience is as close as possible to situations they'll encounter in combat. The Army has invested a considerable amount of money to make training more realistic to better help Soldiers when they deploy. Units gearing up for combat have used equipment as varied as Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems -- laser tag-like devices commonly referred to as MILES gear -- and paintball weapons to provide a realistic training environment. Lately, the Army has invested in Ultimate Training Munitions technology. With this new training gear, the bolts of Soldiers' M4s are changed out, allowing them to train with the same weapon they'll carry downrange. But neither the training bolt nor the training magazine can be used with live rounds, making training safer. Read the full article here: http://www.army.mil/article/75725/Simulation_ammo_allows_for_true_to_life_training/
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2/24/2012 - Force-on-Force Ammunition Reality-Based Training Ensures Soldiers Are Combat-Ready
A bylined article by Jack Tilley, Sergeant Major of the Army, retired, was featured on Ammoland.com. For hundreds of years, the bullet has been a mainstay in combat. A critical component in warfare, the bullet has not significantly changed in design throughout the course of history and various conflicts. Looking specifically at the rifle bullet, some might argue that the last great improvement happened in 1882, when Major Eduard Rubin, director of the Swiss Army Laboratory at Thun, invented the copper-jacketed bullet — an elongated bullet with a lead core in a copper jacket. That last innovation happened nearly 130 years ago. As a member of the military for 37 years and Sergeant Major of the Army for four years, I would argue that a major innovation happened to the rifle bullet much more recently, with the introduction of the Man Marker Round (MMR), the first technology specifically designed, engineered and expertly manufactured for reality-based training. Read the full article here: http://www.ammoland.com/2012/02/24/force-on-force-ammunition-reality-based-training-ensures-soldiers-are-combat-ready/#axzz1yv8LKNNK
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6/14/2011 - Navy T3
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM  (T3) Train the Trainer Course for the Navy. 11 Officers and NCOs participated in the training on June 14th  at Ft. Pickett, VA. They all  found the training to be positive, and CCMCK to be a necessary training tool that they look forward to having in their inventory, and using in the very near future.
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5/27/2011 - Navy T3
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM  (T3) Train the Trainer Course for the Navy. 14 Officers and NCOs participated in the training on May 27th  at Otay Mesa, CA, just outside San Diego. They all  found the training to be positive, and CCMCK to be a necessary training tool that they look forward to having in their inventory, and using in the very near future.
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5/23/2011 - Navy T3
The UTM Training Team conducted  one of the first UTM  (T3) Train the Trainer Course for the Navy. 31 Officers and NCOs participated in the training on May 23rd at Camp Keller, MS, just outside Gulport. They all  found the training to be positive, and CCMCK to be a necessary training tool that they look forward to having in their inventory, and using in the very near future.
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5/5/2011 - RTC-C T3
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM  (T3) Train the Trainer Course for RTC-C at Fort McCoy, WI on May 4th and 5th, 2011. 45 Officers and NCOs participated in the training. They all  found the training to be positive, and CCMCK to be a necessary training tool that they look forward to having in their inventory, and using in the very near future.
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4/26/2011 - UTM Worldwide is now on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook for the most current news and events that UTM will be attending.

http://www.facebook.com/utmworldwide
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4/18/2011 - UTM Plays a Critical Role at the 28th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition
Training Munitions Helped Heighten Realism During Grueling 60-Hour Contest



The annual Best Ranger Competition (BRC) is one of the most intense competitions among soldiers. The three-day competition is designed to push Rangers to their limits and is often compared to both Ironman and Eco-Challenge competitions. The physically and mentally demanding competition features back-to-back events, allowing little time for rest and meals. For the second year UTM played a key role in heightening the realism of the competition.

UTM’s conversions, Man Marker Rounds (MMR) and blue magazines were incorporated into the urban assault event on day one. As Rangers jumped out of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters they were armed with UTM converted weapons, where the UTM blue magazine was visible to spectators. As a result of our support, Ranger teams had the opportunity to compete in reality-based combat scenarios with less risk because they used UTM’s non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA).

UTM would like to congratulate Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk, team No. 8 from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, for scoring more points than any other team to win the 28th annual competition at Fort Benning.
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3/4/2011 - Training the Illinois National Guard
Marseilles Training Center (MTC) utilized top of the line training technology

A changing and evolving enemy requires advances in training at home to better prepare our soldiers.  At the MTC they have gained a couple new tools for training with one of them being the UTM system as a replacement for current paintball gun simulations.  "The goal of the training site is to give the soldier the most realistic training available,: said Sgt. Andrew Prentice.

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3/1/2011 - Officer.com and Law Enforcement Product News
UTM Blue Magazine featured in March issue

The current issue of Law Enforcement Product News features the UTM Blue Magazine and its focus on safety during training.  the Blue Mag is not capable of loading live ammunition and increases reliability.

Read full article

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2/25/2011 - UTM certifies Army RTC-E Trainers
60 Instructors become first certified trainers in the Army Reserve for CCMCK

UTM conducted a two day Train-The-Trainer class to certify instructors of the Regional Training Center-East in the use of the UTM system. These are the first members of the Army Reserve to utilize the Close Combat Mission Capability Kit (CCMCK).

Read full article
 

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2/22/2011 - RCT West T3
UTM Trainers conducted a two day Train the Trainer (T3) course for Regional Training Center - West (RTC-W) on February 22nd and 23rd, 2011 at Fort Hunter Ligget, CA. 36 students attended on the 22nd and 38 on the 23rd.  Students were taught how to convert weapons, train with, and employ UTM Ammo.
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2/9/2011 - RTC-E T3
UTM Trainers conducted a two day Train the Trainer (T3) course for Regional Training Center - East (RTC-E) on February 9-10, 2011 at Fort Dix, NJ.  37 NCOs were training on the technology, capabilities, and employment of CCMCK to enhance training at their current unit and throughout the Army.
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2/8/2011 - UTM at Langley Air Force Base
SFS "Train like they fight"

Langley Air Force Base, VA. - Aline of body armor-clad security forces Airmen stand at parade, peering anxiously through protective goggles. Across the field, colleagues prepare M4 assault rifles to fire.  From behind the shooters, the signal is given.

"Fire!"

Rather than collapse to the ground, the once-apprehensive targets look down at the neon colored splotches spattered across their Kevlar vests and laugh...


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2/3/2011 - UTM on Target with Demo Event in Las Vegas
Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) hosted an information and training event for prospective customers and journalists in Sin City on January 20th. The event coincided with the annual SHOT show, the largest international trade show for the shooting industry. Professional training groups as well as high ranking military and law enforcement professionals stopped by Harrah's to participate in demos conducted by the UTM Sales and Training Team.  With three lanes set up for shooting in the hotel conference room, participants were able to see first-hand the benefit of UTM's patented training munitions. We are pleased with the outcome of the event and plan to amp up next year's event to two days, more lanes, and more excitement! if you are interested in participating in the Las Vegas demo scheduled for 2012 contact Mark Meadows, mark@utmworldwide.com
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11/16/2010 - New UTM Blue 5.56mm Magazine Available : View Accompanying PDF File
Enhanced safety and reliability during training

UTM's new 5.56mm M16/M4 Blue Magazine does not allow live rounds to be loaded and provides a quick visual identification that the weapon is in training mode.  The internals of the magazine are also improved and optimized to work with UTM ammunition and allows for 99.9% reliability.
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10/21/2010 - Tactical Gear Magazine at the Best Ranger Competition : View Accompanying PDF File
UTM Provides more realistic scenario training

Tactical Gear Magazine and article author Paul Pawela were present at this years Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning in Georgia. They got a chance to see the UTM system in use by some of America's most elite forces and get feedback.  Retired Warrant Officer Gary O'Neal stated "UTM is one of the best training tools I have ever seen for preparing the combat soldier."
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9/8/2010 - FL National Guard T3
The UTM Training Team conducted a Train-The-Trainer (T3) course for the Florida National Guard at Camp Blanding, FL on September 8th. 21 Students attended with participants from G3 Training, Camp Blanding range control, range maintenance, Camp Blanding safety office, and the Regional Training Institute. They were trained in order to better facilitate training within their current and future units throughout the state of Florida.
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8/2/2010 - Nellis AFB T3
The UTM Training Team conducted a Train the Trainer (T3) course for the Air Force Combat Skills Instructors at a Camp Nellis satellite base.  Twenty-two individuals participated in the training session. The training went smoothly and as usual it was well received by the Airmen and Airwoman who were on hand. Some adjustments were made to the range scenarios because the M4's used for the training exercises did not have any rear apertures or optics. This made the accuracy portion counterproductive so instead it was suggested a demonstration by two of the better shooters to push across the accuracy of the M9 which has been adopted by the Air force as part of their CCMCK.  This unit was very familiar with Simunitions and upon completion of this training they were completely convinced that UTM was by far a better product and a solid choice for purchase by the Air Force for all future force-on-force and force-on-target training.
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7/22/2010 - OK National Guard T3
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM Train the Trainer (T3) course at Camp Gruber, OK on July 22, 2010. 23 NCO's and Soldiers of the Oklahoma National Guard that are stationed throughout the state were trained in order to better facilitate training within their current and future units.
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7/20/2010 - TX National Guard T3
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM Train the Trainer (T3) course for the Texas National Guard at Camp Swift outside Austin, TX on July 20, 2010. Twenty-four individuals participated in the training including two law enforcement officers and local range control personnel. The NCO's and SNCO's from various guard units within the command found the training to be positive and the UTM product to be a necessary training tool that they look forward to having in their inventory for use in the very near future.
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6/17/2010 - UTM Train The Trainer Article from Ft. Drum, NY
Positive feedback from trainees

NCOs from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team met with UTM Trainers for a day at the range to learn about the UTM system and its features. Safety was seen as the primary benefit due to UTMs inability to fire live rounds accidentally.  Another benefit mentioned was the increased realism given to training scenarios since there is physical feedback when you are hit.

The Mountaineer Online

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6/8/2010 - 10th MTN Div T3
The UTM Training Team conducted a UTM Train-The-Trainer (T3) course for the 10th Mountain Division's Light Fighters School and 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Ft. Drum, NY on June 8th and 9th.  53 NCOs and Soldiers were trained in order to better facilitate training within their current and future units.
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5/28/2010 - Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, GA

UTM products used for "mystery" events



  
A Best Ranger Competition team prepares for close quarters battle at the 2010 Best Ranger Competition in Ft. Benning, GA.


 

A view inside the training facility that was used during the Best Ranger Competition. A two man competitor team is clearing a room with a “bad guy” in the corner. You can clearly see UTM blue safety magazines as well as the UTM MMR bolt through the ejection port.

 

A Best Ranger Competition competitor completes one of the mystery events that utilized Ultimate Training Munitions conversion kits, training magazines, and Man-Marker rounds.


 

One of the opposing force soldiers that was eliminated during the mystery event for receiving accurate “kill” shots by the competitors. The blue marks on the soldiers’ chest clearly signify a lethal hit.

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5/26/2010 - USASOC Demo
The UTM Training Team conducted a demonstration for personnel from USASOC, Ft. Bragg, NC May 26-28 2010. The trial of a new reduced velocity round, the details of which will be announced shortly, was well received along with the Man Marker Round (MMR). Both rounds exceeded their expectations for training geared for their specific missions.
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5/15/2010 - DMSET T3
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM Train The Trainer (T3) for the DMSET, Camp Bullis, San Antonio, TX May 15th, 2010. Thirty-nine individuals participated in the T3, including three local law enforcement officers.  The Majority of the soldiers who participated in the course were instructors for the Army Medical Combat Course. The T3 went extremely well, with positive feedback from all.
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5/7/2010 - Best Ranger Competition
The UTM Training Team was present for the 2010 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, GA May 7th - 9th.  The Mystery Event utilized MMR and BBR rounds which were critical in the success of the event.  UTM was personally commended by the Commanding General of Fort Benning for our contribution to the competition.
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5/6/2010 - Tactical MilSim Magazine: Hands-on with UTM : View Accompanying PDF File
UTM at the SWAT Round-up Competition 

Paul Pawela of Tactical MilSim magazine met up with Dan Kinkel from Kilo 10 at the International Florida SWAT Round-up held in Orlando, FL to observe and test the UTM system. The system was praised for its safety, accuracy, and reliability after testing several thousand rounds fired by members of Team Glock, Team Safariland, and others.

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5/5/2010 - UTM Products Now Available to US Army : View Accompanying PDF File
US DoD selects UTM conversions and 5.56mm ammo for CCMCK

On May 4th, 2010 the US Army announced that the UTM weapon conversion kit is now available in US Army Training Support Centers as part of the Close Combat Mission Capability Kit (CCMCK).
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4/20/2010 - 3rd INF Div (Old Guard) T3
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM Train-the-Trainer (T3) Course for the Old Guard at Fort AP Hill, April 20-23 2010. 111 Officers, NCOs, and Soldiers were trained in order to better facilitate training within their current and future units.
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4/14/2010 - 4th RTB cadre T3 for the Best Ranger Competition
The UTM Training Team conducted the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 4th RTB (Ft. Benning Ranger Camp) April 14th, 2010. 6 Ranger Instructors completed the course as a part of the preparation for the 2010 Best Ranger Competition. The Ranger Instructors hosted a “mystery event” in which UTM man marker rounds and battlefield blanks were used by all the competitors and some opposing forces for the competition.
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10/18/2009 - Camp Guernsey, WY - UTM T3 Training
The UTM Team will be visiting Camp Guernsey, WYon October 18 & 19th, 2009. The UTM Team will beconducting the UTM (T3)Train-The-Trainer Course for the 3rd SpecialForces Group. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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10/7/2009 - NTC, Fort Irwin, CA - UTM T3 Training
The UTM Team will be visiting The US Army National Training Center, NTC, Fort Irwin, CA on October 7th, 2009. The UTM Team will beconducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for the 3rd Special Forces Group. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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8/26/2009 - US Army QASAS / LARS Conference
On on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 UTM will be presenting at the US Army QASAS/LARS Conference, held at Rock Island, IL. 

UTM Will be demonstrating the use of our 5.56mm Man-Marker Ammunition, which has been chosen for the US Army's Close Combat Mission Capability Kit Program (CCMCK). Demonstrations will be done on both the loose and linked 5.56mm MMR Training Ammunition.

In addition to the physical demonstration UTM will be providing general information on the Training ammunitions Military Packaging and correct storage of the UTM Man-Marker Round.

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7/25/2009 - Camp Grayling, Michigan T3 Training - A huge success!!
UTM Training receives a "Two Thumbs Up".....

After conducting our UTM Train the Trainer Course (T3) at US Army's Camp Grayling, Michigan, we were happy to hear positive feedback from one of the course participants:

"I want to thank Phil and Mark for coming to Camp Grayling here in Michigan and demonstrating the UTM. It has been five days sence we have went throught the training and all my soldiers are still buzzing over the training the UTM provided them. The biggest thing I think the UTM provides is the instant feed back of the battle field. There is no hiding behind a small bush and not getting hit as with M.I.L.E.S gear. The UTM privides the battlefield soldier the "pain" factor when hit,not just a "beeping" noise.Thank you for coming out and educating my soldiers on UTM."

1SG Duane Peyerk
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7/17/2009 - Michigan Army National Guard Demo & T3

The UTM Team will be visiting the Michigan National Guard on July 17th, 2009 to demonstrate the UTM Training Technology to Military Leaders

Additionally, on July 19 & 20th 2009, the UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course in support of the US Army CCMCK Program. The T3 course covers the full operation and use of the UTM Training System.

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6/26/2009 - CCMCK Full Material Release (5.56mm MMR) : View Accompanying PDF File

UTM Receives US Army Full Material Release on the 5.56mm MMR, Loose and Linked Training Ammunition. 


On June 26th 2009 The Department of the Army issued Full Material Release on the Close Combat Mission Capability Kit (CCMCK) which includes the UTM M1042 5.56mm Man-Marker Rounds and the M1072 5.56mm Linked Man-Marker Rounds.



UTM M1042 Cartridge, 5.56mm Practice Ammunition Rifle


5.56mm Loose (Blue)

NSN: 1305-01-536-5822  DODIC AB09


5.56mm Loose (Red)

NSN: 1305-01-536-5827  DODIC AB10


5.56mm Loose (Yellow)

NSN: 1305-01-536-5829  DODIC: AB11


UTM M1072 Cartridge, 5.56mm Practice Ammunition Linked (SAW)


5.56mm Linked (Yellow)

NSN: 1305-01-536-9289  DODIC AB15


5.56mm Linked (Blue)

NSN: 1305-01-537-1521  DODIC AB16


5.56mm Linked(Yellow)

NSN: 1305-01-537-1522  DODIC AB16


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6/10/2009 - US Army's PM Magazine Recognizes UTM : View Accompanying PDF File
US Army's Preventative Maintenance Monthly Magazine Recognizes UTM.

US Army's Preventative Maintenance Monthly Magazine Recognizes UTM and our major role in the US Army CCMCK Program. The Article speaks to the requirements for Personal Protective Equipment and the importance of using the product safely
(Issue 679 June 2009)
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5/6/2009 - FT. Benning GA - UTM T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be visiting Ft Benning,GA May 6th, 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 198th TNG BDE in preparation for using the CCMCK program in their revised Basic Training POI. The Course will cover the full spectrum of the UTM Training System.
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5/1/2009 - Ft Sill, OK, Train The Trainer Article : View Accompanying PDF File
UTM Train The Trainer Feedback...

UTM's Training efforts covered in the Ft Sill "On Target" News Letter!
(Volume 3, Issue 7)
Sgt. Sarah Pattersoncovers the Ft. Sill T3 event and provides solider feedbackto the UTM Training System.
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4/29/2009 - FL Ranger Camp -UTM T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 6th RTB (Florida Ranger Camp) April 29th, 2009. 45 Ranger Instructors will complete the course as a part of the validation phase for the new Urban Operations non-lethal LFX using the UTM MMR. Ranger students will receive the training prior to conducting the non-lethal LFX.
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4/23/2009 - UTM Train The Trainer "FEEDBACK" : View Accompanying PDF File
UTM Train The Trainer Feedback...

February 2009 UTM Trainers made their third trip back to Ft. Bliss, McGregor Base Camp to train Soldiers and Army Civilians on the use of the UTM 5.56mm Training Ammunition for the CCMCK Program.

UTM was happy to have Denise Batchelor, JMC Ammo LAR Join us for the third time to learn more about UTM’s innovative Training System and its training capabilities.

Denise shares her thoughts and experiences with UTM in the Munitions & Logistics Readiness Center News Letter; “Practice What We Preach”
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4/22/2009 - Ft Sill, OK, T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be visiting Ft Sill, OK April 22nd, 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 479 FA BDE. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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4/13/2009 - Ft Lewis, WA, T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be visiting Ft Lewis, WA April 13th thru 15th, 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 191 IN BDE. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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2/25/2009 - Ft McCoy, WI, T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be visiting Ft McCoy, WI Tentatively in the first quarter of 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 181 IN BGD. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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2/19/2009 - Ft Hood, TX, T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be visiting Ft Hood, TX March 19th & 20th, 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 120th IN BDE. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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2/12/2009 - Ft Bliss, TX, T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be visiting Ft Bliss, TX February 12th & 13th, 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for 5th AR BDE & 402nd FA BDE. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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2/4/2009 - UTM GSA Contract Renewed!

UTM GSA Contract Renewed!

UTM proudly announces UTM's continued partnership with US General Services Administration “GSA”. UTM contract GS-07F-5749P scheduled to end on April 30th 2009 has been extended for a total of 5 years: May 1st 2009 through April 30th 2014.

Formore information on the UTM GSA contract visit the GSA Advantage website.UTM GSA Contract GS-07F-5749P

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1/31/2009 - UTM Delivers for CCMCK

UTM delivers for the US Army Close Combat Mission Capability Kit 

UTM delivers the first shipment of 5.56mm Man-Marker Rounds for the US Army Close Combat Mission Capability Kit “CCMCK”.

Shipments of the anticipated UTM 5.56mm Man-Marker rounds are on track with the first delivery made in the second half of January 2009.Deliveries include both the M1042, 5.56mm loose rounds for use in the M16/M4Rifle and the M1071, 5.56mm linked rounds for use in the M249 SAW.

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1/15/2009 - Camp Edwards, MA -UTM Product Training-
The UTM Team will be making their second trip to Camp Edwards, MA, National Guard Training Center on January 15th, 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for the MAARNG Trainers. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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1/14/2009 - Otis AFB, MA, T3 Training-
The UTM Team will be visiting Otis AFB, MA, January 14th & 15th, 2009. The UTM Team will be conducting the UTM (T3) Train-The-Trainer Course for Joint Force Headquarters, MAARNG. The Course will cover the full operation of the UTM Training System.
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1/1/2009 - UTM has gone to Aluminum Cartridge Case

UTM has gone to Aluminum.

UTM’s commitment to constant product research and development has proven to pay off Big. UTM proudly introduces the newly evolved line of training munitions utilizing a fully machined aluminum or aluminum/steel cartridge case.

 

With the implementation of a machined cartridge case UTM has been able to significantly improve the performance and reliability of our array of versatile training ammunition. 


          •   Cleaner weapons

          •   Improved feeding

          •   Superior performance over a wider temperature range

          •   More consistent velocities

          •   Improved ejection

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11/23/2008 - Camp Rudder, FL -UTM Proof of Concept Demo-
UTM will be conducting a Proof of Concept Demo for the Ranger Training BDE at Camp Rudder, FL on October 23rd, 2008 for their interest in bringing LFX back into the Ranger School POI. Both the BDE and BN CDRs, CSMs, as well as Operations Officers will be present for this demo which will include shooting UTM MMR with M4’s and M249’s in the proposed LFX area.
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11/18/2008 - FT Bliss, TX -UTM Product Training-
The UTM sales team will conduct their second (T3)Train the Trainer trip to Ft Bliss, TX in Nov, 2008 to continue the initial T3 training earlier this year.
 
Both Phill Long and Mark Meadows will conduct two T3 sessions on the 18th and 19th of Nov at Camp McGregor Base, Ft Bliss, TX. They will be training 1st Army  Division West trainers, 1st Armor Division, as well as other tenant units stationed at Ft Bliss.
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11/14/2008 - Ft. Bragg, NC -Product Demo-
The UTM Team will be at Ft. Bragg, NC November 14th, 2009 to conduct a product demonstration for both the USA Airborne Corps Safety Office Staff.  UTM will be covering the proper use of the UTM Man-Marker Round(MMR) as well as the requirements for and use of the mandatory Personal Protective Equipment(PPE)when training with the UTM MMR.
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11/11/2008 - New Video - UTM MMR System Training
With UTM's commitment to providing the very best customer service and support, we have released the first of several on-line training videos.
 
As with any new Training System users will have questions concerning the preperation, operation and mainentence of their new equipment. UTM felt one of the best ways to provide our customers and easy access to this crutial information would be a Video Library.

Please check out the
UTM Video Library Operations & Maintenance Video
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10/31/2008 - Mildenhall, England -UTM Product Training-
UTM US Team will travel to the United Kingdom (UK)and conduct(T3)Train the Trainer Course for two USAF Special Tactics Squadrons.
 
The Training will be conducted at a US DOD facility near Mildenhall, England from October 28th through 31st, 2008. Mark Meadows will be the primary instructor and is scheduled to train approximately 48 Airmen during this period. With this training, the units will have a solid understanding and knowledge of proper use of UTM MMR and safety equipment requirements for their future training plans.
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9/21/2008 - Team Bliss News Report

Team Bliss News Report
Ultimate Training Munitions, Ft Bliss, Tx

With UTM's Ammunition NOW TYPE CLASSIFIED, The U.S. Army can begin the anticipated Force-on-Force & Force-on-Target Training as well as other training such as PMI Classes with the "Less-Than Lethal UTM Man-Marker Training System, respectively the CCMCK's M1042 & M1072 Man-Marker Ammunition and Weapon Conversion Kits.
 
Team Bliss News captured this UTM Product Demo & Training Class part of UTM's 3 day training effort, where UTM worked with the U.S. Army command to introduce and educate on their cutting edge technology. The session consisted of UTM MMR Training, as well as an introduction to the UTM Blank System (SBR & BBR), all with a great reception from the solider's.

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8/5/2008 - UTM is now U.S. Army TYPE CLASSIFIED : View Accompanying PDF File
UTM IS NOW TYPE CLASSIFIED!

UTM's Type Classification was approved by Brigadier General Brown, Program Executive Officer - Soldier on 17 July 2008.

UTM 5.56mm Marking Cartridge designs: M1042 and the M1071 are now TYPE CLASSIFIED! The M1042 5.56mm Man-Marker Round (MMR) will be used with the U.S. Army M16A2/A4 Rifle and the M4 Carbine. The M1071 Linked Man-Marker Round (MMR) will be used with the U.S. Army M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. Each weapon system will be retrofitted with the UTM Failsafe Conversion Kit. The M1042 and M1071 Training Marking Cartridges were tested and approved by the U.S. Army for the Close Combat Mission Capability Kit (CCMCK) Program to provide U.S. Army Soldiers with a safe, efficient and standardized Force-on- Force training capability for close in tactical engagement training.  
 
For Further info on the US Army CCMCK contact:

USA Military Sales
Mark Meadows
Manager for US Military Sales and Training
Phone: 908.725.9000
Fax: 908.725.0457
Or request info through the UTM Sales Form:
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