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Friday Foto

A paratrooper assigned to 1/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division secures a Helicopter Landing Zone in #Afghanistan as a CH-47 prepares to take off in late October 2109. Photo credit: 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, US Army.

Royal Marines 1 Assault Group renamed 47 Commando Raiding Group

An historic unit name synonymous with the commando heroics and bravery of World War Two has been revived for a new era of the Royal Marines. 1 Assault Group Royal Marines – the marines’ amphibious warfare experts – will now be known as 47 Commando Raiding Group, reinvigorating a unit name...

Ruck Up With Tasmanian Tiger

Do you earn your living by "carrying big bags up and down hills" (to quote the legendary Col. Charles Beckwith)? Have you ever actually received instruction in the proper way to sling a ruck onto your back and adjust and carry it safely and effectively? If you answered "yes" to...

Drake Associates Athena Rifle: Bolt-Action Accuracy From A Semi-Auto System?

Here's something that caught my eye amongst coverage of the annual National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers trade show this month. It's the .223 / 5.56x45mm ATHENA Precision Chassis Rifle from Drake Associates which was allegedly developed to provide a high-performance alternative to the US Military's MK11/MK12 and M110 programs.  The...

Saturday Snapshot

The Swiss Army Reconnaissance Detachment 10 (German: Armee-Aufklärungsdetachement 10, French: Détachement de reconnaissance de l'armée 10, Italian: Distaccamento d'esplorazione dell'esercito 10) is not photographed very often, so it was especially noteworthy when this photo popped up in my Facebook feed this morning (hat tip to: explorateur.ch/photographie). What's also noteworthy about...

Friday Foto

U.S. 19th Special Forces Group Soldier lands after a Military Free Fall June 19, 2019, as part of Exercise Trojan Footprint 19. Trojan Footprint, hosted by U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, brought together 1400 SOF from ten nations for training over land, sea and air across Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and...

Crosman Full Auto BB Gun Series

Crosman first introduced a full-auto, CO2-powered BB gun in January of this year, in the shape and form of their licensed replica of the DPMS Panther Arms SBR. Now they've taken things to the next level with 2 additional models in their full-auto BB gun series - the R1 rifle and...

Airsoft Takes To The Skies

Check out the latest issue of Airsoft Action magazine for a very interesting story of how an aircraft restoration and demonstration organization called "OV-10 Squadron" in California are taking the air in airsoft to new heights - quite literally! Pick up a copy of the magazine at your favorite shop,...

Announcing Helikon-Tex USA

Helikon-Tex began  in Poland in 1983 as a military and outdoor surplus company, and is today one of the most prevalent tactical and outdoor clothing and gear brands in Europe. For the past few years they have also been nibbling at the US market and slowly building up brand awareness...

New Gear from BE-X: TBDU Field Pants

Original version of this article appeared, in German language, on Spartanat.com With the series FronTier One, BE-X entered a new chapter of apparel with all garments made from high-quality fabric commission printed especially for BE-X . What's more, all closures and buckles are from ITW Nexus, and all zippers from...