Whats the deal with AITES gear?

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    PriorityOne
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    Whats the deal with AITES gear?

    Post by PriorityOne on Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:25 pm

    I see the stuff from time to time and was just curious if I could get some more info on them. Their stuff seems to be mostly improved versions on issue MOLLE items with a few items of their own design. I have some odds and ends made by them and its the same quality of standard issue gear. None of their stuff I have seen has had an NSN or a contract number so I assumed it was only commercial gear. Also they seem to have been out of business for quite a while, any idea on when? Anyone have a catalog or anything from them?

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    Re: Whats the deal with AITES gear?

    Post by saxecoburg on Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:23 am

    I've seen alot of that gear show up surplus from the USMC, in big enough quantities that had to be issued. Outside of that I have no clue what the deal was with that company.
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    Re: Whats the deal with AITES gear?

    Post by anelles on Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:00 am

    Yeah, I saw it turn up with USMC surplus frequently also. There had to of been some sort of connection.
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    Re: Whats the deal with AITES gear?

    Post by Static line on Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:22 pm

    AITES and SDS used to have very similar products in the mid-2000's. I'm not aware if AITES was ever issued, but many of the nearly identical SDS counterparts certainly were. It wouldn't surprise me if they were a subcontractor for the SDS branded stuff, or if they were another contact supplier with commercial retail offerings as well.
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    Re: Whats the deal with AITES gear?

    Post by anelles on Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:36 am

    I did some digging, it looks like AITES was a product line, not a company itself.

    AITES (Advanced Integrated Tactical Equipment System)
    Manufactured by L.B. TECH., a div. of A.B. WOLF, INCORP.

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