Of Bergans, Bergens and Backpacks

Anyone who’s familiar with the British Army and its infantry equipment knows that Squaddie slang for a rucksack is “bergan” or “bergen”. Most seem to also understand that this has some sort of Norwegian connection, but few seem to really understand what it’s about. So if you’re curious, read on… As for the nickname, “Bergan” […]

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Friday Foto

An officer of the German ‘Seebataillon’ (the Naval Infantry of the Bundesmarine) undergoing mountain training in Scotland with the Netherlands Marines (Korps Mariniers) in 2019. The German Seebataillon (Naval Force Protection Battalion) was created in 2014 and consists of eight companies: two on-board operations companies, one coastal operation, mine diving, reconnaissance and support company together […]

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The CADPAT Story: Canada finds sweet spot with new camouflage

By Steven Fouchard, Public Affairs, Canadian Army – from the Canadian Army Facebook page. Nearly 20 years since its introduction, and in response to new developments in infra-red and other night vision systems, Canada’s homegrown pattern is headed for retirement to make way for the next generation of disruptive camouflage. More than a dozen Canadian-made contenders […]

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SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Introduces ECHO3™ Thermal Reflex Sight with BDX technology

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to introduce the ECHO3 Thermal Reflex Sight. The ECHO3 is a direct view thermal sight, utilizing SIG SAUER BDX technology, with the capability to capture images and record video in eight different color palettes. “The ECHO3 is an ultra-compact, lightweight direct-view thermal sight,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. […]

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The CADPAT story: Embracing disruption

By Steven Fouchard, Public Affairs, Canadian Army – from the Canadian Army Facebook page. This is the second in a series of four articles tracing the origins and development of CADPAT – from Canada’s initial recognition of disruptive camouflage as the way forward, to field trials assisted by our allies and, finally, to its emergence […]

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Airsoft Action magazine goes global digital and free

Over the last nine years AIRSOFT ACTION has become the most widely-distributed airsoft magazine, and now it’s going to go even further – from the current issue onwards, AIRSOFT ACTION will be available as a global, digital-only, FREE-TO-READ publication!! In keeping with the magazine’s global ambitions, the crew have assembled a team of contributors from […]

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