Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters Named Top Pick in Sniper Tech by FOX News

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Boothwyn, PA - April 13, 2016

Manufacturer chosen from among industry’s most innovative leaders

Nielsen-Kellerman (NK), creators and manufacturers of Kestrel® Weather & Environmental Meters, have been named as a top pick in sniper tech by FOX News at the recent USASOC International Sniper Competition, held at Fort Bragg, NC, March 20-25th.

During the week, the world's elite special operations forces converge at Ft. Bragg for specialized competitions hosted by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The competitions are designed to challenge the real-world skills of some of the best military and law enforcement snipers and assault teams from the United States and our allied partners.

Because cutting-edge technologies are an integral part of what helps the most elite snipers accomplish their job, the competition also allowed select companies to showcase their top product and technology offerings directly to the end-users.  Companies showcasing everything from rifles to scopes, range finders and ballistics calculators were on hand to aid the shooters in their competition.

The Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics was among those products used and featured throughout the weeklong competition. This compact handheld device precisely measures wind and air density while employing the cutting edge Applied Ballistics® solver to provide shooters with targeting solutions for each situation.  Shooters have the option to choose G1, G7 or custom drag models to best suit their needs.

The Kestrel Elite with LiNK offers wireless connectivity to Android and iOS smartphones using Bluetooth® low energy technology, allowing for app connectivity and easy configuration and backup. Additionally, the Kestrel Elite and Sportsman models both work seamlessly with the Bushnell CONX Range Finder, receiving range data at the push of a button and transmitting the holdover value.

Competitors could be seen using Kestrel Elite with Applied Ballistics units throughout the week.  Attendees and competitors could also sample the units during the night demo, held the evening following the Vendor Day.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named a top pick among some of the industry’s most pioneering companies,” stated Nielsen-Kellerman CEO, Alix James. “Each of these companies provides innovative solutions to the world’s elite warriors. At Nielsen-Kellerman we take great pride in supporting those who protect our freedoms, and also enjoy collaborating with other quality-focused manufacturers to create solutions that neither company could build alone.”

About Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters
Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters are manufactured by NK, which has been researching, developing and manufacturing technically advanced environmental instruments for more than 15 years and owns multiple patents on their unique features. Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters are employed by thousands of users in hundreds of demanding activities around the world. Every Kestrel meter is pocket-sized, rugged, accurate, waterproof, easy-to-use, and backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty. Available measurements include wind speed, air flow, temperature, humidity, wind chill, heat stress index, pressure, altitude, wind direction, air density and wet bulb temperature. Advanced models in the Kestrel 4000 series add high-capacity data-logging with on-screen graphical recall and optional Bluetooth® low energy data transfer to computers and smart phones as well as built-in calculators for specialized requirements, such as ballistics firing solutions for long-range shooting and evaporation rate for concrete placement. Every Kestrel meter is designed, developed, built, tested and supported entirely in the USA. NK is proud to be both a recognized leader in Lean manufacturing and process improvement and an award-winning top workplace. For more information, visit

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