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AMN Video: Capewell Aerial Systems started with horseshoe nails in 1881 & now serves the US Navy, Army and Coast Guard

August 23, 2017

Capewell Aerial Systems has been around since 1881, and the company started with horseshoe nails.

Capewell is a respected provider of engineered products for aerial delivery, life support and tactical gear for military, law enforcement and humanitarian agencies worldwide.

Some of the company’s basic product lines include aerial delivery, K-9 and ballistics; and some of their clients include commercial companies, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.

Capwell’s gear includes inflatable vests for day-to-day pilots and crews. One of the company’s vests contains an innovative floatation collar, and that is the Survivor Lite.

Rather than layering and putting a horse collar on, the floatation device is built into the vest. Once inflated, it provides 44 pounds of buoyancy.

Capewell Aerial Systems was recently featured at the ADS Warrior East Expo in Virginia Beach.

ADS, Inc., is a company that provides equipment, procurement and support solutions to the defense, military and law enforcement markets.

The Expo is intended to bring customers and companies together to be able to “touch, try and train,” and the event is described as the “equal sign” between consumers and products. There are also opportunities to take educational courses during the Expo.

“Warrior Expo is the embodiment of our mission to actively seek out our customers’ equipment and logistics challenges and deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their ability to complete their missions,” ADS said. “It is this commitment that has made ADS the world’s premier equipment, procurement and support solutions specialist to the military, law enforcement, first responders and the defense industry.”

ADS serves the following markets:

  • Department of Defense
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • First Responders
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • Partner Nations
  • State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Major Prime Contractors