NavELite, a global provider of backlit magnetic compasses, has received confirmation, that after extensive testing, the NavELite Backlit Magnetic Compass (BLMC) is authorized for use by U.S. Army Ranger Students as an optional packing list item during all training to include land navigation testing.A six-month government sponsored field testing was conducted by select 5th Ranger Training Battalion (Mountain Phase) Ranger Instructors. After performing Ranger Field Training Exercises in a variety of harsh conditions, the compasses were found to have performed flawlessly with no issues during almost daily use for navigation in the mountainous environment of North Georgia.“The NavELite compass was originally designed with guys like the U.S. Army Rangers in mind,” Carroll Miller, CTO of NavELite commented. “We have been long committed to designing and manufacturing life-saving navigation tools for the soldier and outdoor enthusiast. This approval is well-earned and appreciated.”
The NavELite compass provides the user correct magnetic orientation and an on-demand illuminated face to aid with orienteering and direction finding in low-light to no-light conditions. For military night operations the BLMC provides a tactical advantage for the soldier in dense forests, jungles, deserts, caves, buildings or other environments where the ambient light is not sufficient to read a compass. In such environments Global Positioning System (GPS) compasses can quickly become ineffective due to lack of good digital coverage.
With the wrist-worn BLMC, the soldier is guaranteed the ability to maintain a sense of direction and geographic orientation resulting in a much higher mission success rate in an emergency situation.“The executive team at NavELite has decades of special operations military experience which helps us to understand the importance of simple, lightweight, useful kit when operating, orienteering or navigating and all types of environments. Our customers can be confident that our products were created with the user’s best interest in mind through our own personal experiences. We intend to create a menu of navigational tools to help soldiers and outdoor adventurers of all types,” Andrew Wilson, CEO of NavELite concluded.The Ranger Training Brigade is headquartered at Fort Benning, Georgia and is under the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. The Ranger Training Brigade administers the Ranger School and upon the successful completion of the 61-day course, a Ranger Student officially becomes qualified to wear the elite Ranger Tab. See full article here.