some version differences
the SPA I have, with matching body color anodyzed bezel has a weapon mount made in USA
It is slightly different than the model that had a black bezel, that came with the Made in Israel weapons mount, by TDi Arms, which is a California company that also has a site called Israel Defense.
Both have tailcaps with the same USA markings.
3 versions of SPA Novatacs
[QUOTE=southernstar]The Novatac SPL-120 AWLK was made for the US Army. At their request, Novatac removed the 0.3l (3 clicks) setting, and did not make it programmable. It can be hacked using the 250 click back door.
There are also 3 generations Novatac made for the US Army, each with a subtle change at the client’s request.
Gen1 has a steel black-oxide bezel. Programming is 120L@1 click, 10L@2 clicks, Disorienting strobe@ 2click/press-hold
Gen2 has an aluminum bezel anodized to match the body. The Army also requested the head be locked to the battery tube to cut down on “movable parts”. program remains the same.
Gen3 is the same as Gen2, but the bezel was elongated to accommodate a bezel up pocket clip, although no clip was requested or provided in the kit.[/QUOTE]
Apparently Novatac and their SPA Defense line, was a US company selling the US Govt lights made in China :
The same happens with the Maratac lights, a California company has them made in China, and sells them to the US Defense Dept.
There is also a Novatac version that looks like a SPA but is labeled 120M and came with a pocket clip: