The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has awarded Black Creek a grant through its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) for the development of a new product.  Although the product can not be unveiled until The IWA Outdoor classics show in Nuremberg Germany in March of 2018, we can confirm that it will compete directly in the International market with the SIG MPX and HK MP5.

The National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind.

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Shortly following the arrival of the HAAS VF-4SS, Black Creek adds the HAAS DM-2, a compact, lightning fast machine centre built for high acceleration rates.  Its lean style and compact footprint allows multiple machines to be placed side-by-side, making the most efficient use of time and space in our machine shop.

The addition of the DM-2 is another boost to the overall speed and capacity at which the Black Creek Machine Shop runs.  The DM-2 will have a specific function in the manufacturing of high quality BCL rifle parts.

See the speed of the DM-2 here.

 

The machine shop at Black Creek Labs received a welcomed addition in a new Haas VF-4SS CNC machine.  This addition is one of many slated for 2017, which will add speed, efficiency and capacity to our current line up of machines that build parts for the Black Creek line of carbines and rifles.

Black Creek Labs is one of a very few manufacturers of small arms and light weapons for military forces that build all of their parts in-house.   The addition of this machine will continue to allow Black Creek to meet new demands while aggressively pushing the boundaries on new product research and development.

A patrol rifle issued to a law enforcement officer produces over 160 decibels when fired in an open area which can cause significant hearing damage.  If that same rifle is fired in close quarters, the effect is increased creating a painful noise that will lead to prolonged hearing damage.  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health lists that any exposure to noise over 140 decibels causes immediate and irreparable hearing loss.

Almost all Law Enforcement agencies make their officers wear hearing protection during live fire range training, however not many dictate the required levels of protection while an officer is on duty.  Officers responding to a call do not typically put on hearing protection and if that officer was required to fire a patrol rifle while on duty, the shots would most likely cause hearing loss.

To prevent hearing loss in their officers, a few progressive law enforcement agencies have equipped their patrol rifles with suppressors.  The Ottawa Police Service has equipped their carbines with Black Creek’s DT Little Bird, a mini-suppressor design to bring the decibel level to a point where the risk of hearing loss is greatly mitigated, however the rifle still makes a distinguished and recognizable noise.

Black Creek Labs, a boutique Canadian Defense contractor acquires North Eastern Arms and DATS Precision Machining. The transaction brings together a team of industry leaders in the field of research, development and the manufacturing of military grade firearms and defense products. Now operating under the oversight of a distinguished board and an experienced management team, the combination of these companies will enable a significant expansion in modern machining techniques and new and innovative defense products.

As a result of the acquisition, firearms manufacturer, North Eastern Arms, has dramatically increased the resources allocated to research and development, which is already evident with the opening of a new headquarters and testing facility and multiple new products featuring some first-to-market innovations. NEA founder, Jeff Hussey said, “This group of people share our dedication to continuous improvement and the result so far has been outstanding. Our new modernized manufacturing processes and additional resources have allowed us to develop several new generation products which will be released at industry leading competitive prices.”

Black Creek Labs will be focused on equipping today’s law enforcement officer and the modern war fighter through new collaborations, expanded R&D and innovative new product design. Our dedication to creating more reliable, lighter and more accurate assault rifles has also directly translated to new features dedicated to the Canadian Commercial Market.

The successful launch of our non-restricted NEA-102 and BCL-102 semi-automatic rifles will soon be followed by a lighter, more nimbler version, easily identified by the proprietary heat dissipating carbon fibre barrel.   Black Creek Labs expects to be announcing new commercial product lines in early 2018 at IWA Outdoor Classics in Germany, which will include showcasing its newest generation of BCL-102 and piston based operating systems.