Armasight Sponsors Maximum Warrior 4: Week 8


Editor’s Note: The following is a guest blog from Kelly B.

Here at GearExpert, we are always searching out the latest gear that helps the “warriors” in our lives perform their jobs to the best of their abilities. That is why we have taken a special interest in Maxim Magazine’s quest to answer the question: What does it take to be a “Maximum Warrior”?

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What does it take to be a Maximum Warrior?

Back for a 4th season, Maximum Warrior 4 (MW4) is a one-of-a-kind reality show that tests ten of America’s most elite military operators – Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Recon, Air Force Combat Controllers — in ten military-inspired challenges. The challenges are more extreme than ever, requiring every ounce of these highly specialized tacticians’ years of training as they rappel down buildings, traverse waterways, and carry out rescue missions. When the smoke clears, one man will be crowned the winner and awarded the title of Maximum Warrior.

The competition so far has been fierce, and 6 elite fighters have already found themselves eliminated. With only 4 competitors remaining, it’s time to heat things up as the sun goes down during week 8’s challenge: Night Hostage Rescue – sponsored by Armasight.

Host Karl Erickson quickly sets the tone of this week’s challenge, explaining how cutting-edge night vision technology allows the armed forces to execute their jobs flawlessly in the dark. This low-light experience will obviously be very helpful for all 4 competitors, as they are tasked with using night vision goggles and a SCAR 16 Carbine to clear a blacked-out shoothouse of threats, then enter a second shoothouse lit only by the light on their weapons to locate and exfiltrate a hostage. In true Maximum Warrior fashion, there are a few surprises along the way, including an IED tripwire that comes with a major time penalty if tripped. Best time after penalties wins, and walks away with an Armasight Nyx-14 Pro Night Vision Monocular. And as always, losing time will send one competitor packing.

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Winners will take home the Armasight NYX-14 Gen 3 Night Vision Monocular.

With much of this week’s footage shot through the lenses of Armasight night vision and Armasight thermal units, Night Hostage Rescue is extremely fun to watch. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but the low-light scenario proves difficult for all four of these seasoned competitors. However one of the warriors takes a commanding lead by using the full capability of his Armasight NYX-14 monocular to identify and avoid a major threat.

With the field of the competitors down to three, one can only imagine how intense the competition will be as Maximum Warrior nears its finale. And while this show is certainly a lot of fun to watch, it’s important to remember and thank these dedicated warriors for all their hard work and training that allows us to sit back and watch things like MW4 from the comfort of our own home.

Kelly is an amateur marksman and outdoorsman.

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