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General Douglas MacArthur signing Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri, 2 September 1945. Photo Credit: US National Archives. ********************************** With the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroyed by atomic weapons, the will of the Japanese leadership was tested. Then it came the news that the Soviet Union declared war on...

OV-10 Bronco reinvented?

Like a lot of old Ground-Pounders I'm very fond of the A-10 Thunderbolt and the OV-10 Bronco close air support / ground attack aircraft - they truly were the infantryman's friend. And both still soldier on despite the repeated attempts by the air superiority fighter jocks to kill them off....

LCTairsoft LK-33 Operation Overview

Look out at the end of this week for the release of Issue 117 of Airsoft Action magazine, featuring the first part of an in-depth review of the LCT LK-33 that I helped out with. In the meantime, LCT Airsoft has released a short video about the LK-33 series that...

Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre Conducts COVID-19 Protocol Parachute Course

Mask up, hook up! Last week Canadian Army members completed the Static Line Square Canopy course with COVID-19 protocols in place at the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre in Trenton, Ontario. Canada entered the airborne world with the creation of two airborne battalions in 1942 that were initially trained at...

Finnish M04 Desert Camo Clothing from Varusteleka

Most European countries usually develop a desert / arid regions camouflage pattern after they've developed their homeland / woodland pattern, and it's usually a recolored variant of the homeland / woodland pattern. However, when Finland set out to develop a new digital camouflage pattern to go with the upgraded modern...

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Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2, change firing position during a live-fire range in Jordan. The training stressed the fundamentals of maneuverability and tested various engagement responses in a simulated combat environment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by...

Update on Dutch Operational Clothing System Program

Way back in 2008 the Netherlands Ministry of Defence announced that it was working on the development of a new national camouflage pattern, to be used in conjunction with a full set of redesigned and modernized combat clothing and equipment. In 2011 the new "Netherlands Fractal Pattern" was revealed, and...

SpearUAV Unveils The Ninox Encapsulated Drone System

SpearUAV - an innovative company that develops and supplies unique UAS solutions for defense and HLS applications - has unveiled its Ninox family of encapsulated drones that provide on-demand and on-the-move intelligence capabilities that create new dimensions on the battlefield. Compared to traditional drones of similar capabilities, Ninox offers both...

Happy 230th Birthday US Coast Guard

On August 4, 1790, President George Washington signed legislation establishing a maritime force simply called “the cutters” or “the system of cutters.” Thus was born the United States Revenue Cutter Service, known today as the U.S. Coast Guard. Congress empowered these cutters to enforce national laws, in particular, those dealing...

Introducing the Terrain 365 STS-AT Framelock Folder

Terrain 365™ has launched their STS-AT framelock folder. A modern, technical, framelock folder featuring a distinct clip point blade inspired by the classic Loveless chute knife. Featuring their rustproof and edge-holding Terravantium™ blade, this folder is a cutting tool capable from sea-to-summit and anything in between. The “AT” designation for...