Coverage of Warrior Expo East 2012

Warrior Expo East 2012 took place over two days in July 2012. It was held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and featured two hundred vendor booths set up for 1500 attendees.

Warrior Expo is the brainchild of ADS Inc. based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  ADS Inc. provides public safety and the military with operational equipment and logistical solutions to meet the requirements of their respective missions.  The Warrior Expo gives military, law enforcement, and EMS the opportunity to interact with manufacturers of the products offered by ADS Inc.  Check out the ADS Inc. website at:

ADS Inc. provides equipment for five key missions:

  1. Tactical
  2. Medical
  3. Expeditionary
  4. Fire and Emergency Services
  5. Maintenance, Repair, & Operations (MRO)

Warrior Expo East 2012 took place over two days in July 2012.  It was held at theVirginia BeachConvention Centerand featured two hundred vendor booths set up for 1500 attendees.  If you can imagine it, you could pretty much find it at Warrior Expo.  If you needed heavy equipment to build an airfield in a third world country, you could visit the Case booth to look at bull dozers and loaders.  If you need an IR strobe or ID markers, you could go to the CEJAY Engineering booth.  Like I said, the expo had everything you need. 

Warrior Expo’s Keynote Speaker was Mr. Rudy Giuliani.  Mr. Giuliani shared his views about leadership and how success drives excellence.  Throughout the Warrior Expo, there were Breakout Sessions that included Early Detection of Intracranial Hematomas, How to Prevent Death Related to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Tactical Combat Casualty Care updates, Power and Energy Considerations of Forward Operating Bases, and a demonstration of the DuPont Thermo Man to show how well new fire retardant BDU’s work. 

My objective for going to the expo was to find several new and different items relevant to the law enforcement community that might help you complete your mission.

ASP had just introduced several new products.  The first item was their Talon Baton.  ASP says they have produced a new standard with the Talon and that it’s the next generation of intermediate force.  It’s a locking baton that uses two opposing discs that cam into an internal groove that is machined into each tube of the baton.  Extending the baton is exactly the same as their previous friction lock baton.  The big difference is that the tail cap has a push button retraction so you don’t have to smash it on the ground to collapse the baton.  Lock up was very positive and there was no wiggle when the baton was extended.  ASP also redesigned their Sapphire light.  The old Sapphire had a momentary activation pressure pad.  The redesigned Sapphire has the switch allowing you to turn it on and leave it on.  It can also be recharged by plugging it with a micro USB cable.  ASP also introduced their Triad USB Flashlight.  It’s a primary flashlight that is charged using a micro USB cable.  The kit comes with a wall charger and cigarette plug charger but, you can also plug it in to your lap top.  A single charge will last you two hours and if you can’t wait for the light to charge, it’s dual fuel, you can throw in two CR123A batteries and keep going.  The Tactical Light Case was designed to carry the Triad USB and can be worn on your gun belt or on MOLLE webbing.  Check out the ASP website at:

Zero Point is a service disabled, veteran owned small business from Virginia Beach, VA offering custom EOD and survival kits.  The crew at Zero Point that put these kits together is comprised of highly experienced operators and knows exactly what you need, even if you don’t.  Zero Point can also provide training and consultation services.  Check out Zero Point on their website at:

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