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 and a loyal cadre of […]

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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 YKK. Construction is top-notch as […]

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USSOCOM Coxswain Helmet System Contract Awarded for Ops-Core® FAST SF Carbon Composite Helmet

Gentex Corporation announced today that its new Ops-Core® FAST SF Carbon Composite Helmet System has been chosen by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to fulfill the contract for its Coxswain Helmet System program. As part of the Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS), this five-year Indefinite […]

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SIG SAUER Academy Partners with FLIR Systems

SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms and tactical instruction in the world, is pleased to announce a partnership with FLIR Systems for the Night Vision Operator course, to include the addition of cutting-edge FLIR Night Vision and Thermal Imaging equipment. The SIG SAUER Academy Tactical Night Vision Operator Course is […]

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Direct Action Releases VANGUARD Combat Trousers

Developed in close cooperation with experienced combat veterans and current Tier 1 Polish Special Forces, Direct Action recently released the first product in their long-awaited combat uniform line the VANGUARD Combat Trousers. Direct Action’s Vanguard® combat uniform is at the forefront of military garment design and specifically developed to interface as part of the systemic […]

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Rheinmetall’s New 60mm Mortar for Infantry and Special Forces

Compact, lightweight mortars help light infantry and special operations forces bring indirect fire support to wherever and whenever it’s needed. Dropping mortar shells on top of entrenched opponents at distances beyond which they can lay down suppressive fire with small arms also enables light forces to gain a tactical battlefield advantage.  For these very reasons, Rheinmetall […]

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More Laser Lore: from the Crimson Trace blog

Laser sights are the subject of much discussion and (dis)information. This, unfortunately, can keep people from using a visible laser sight to its fullest advantage: or prevent them from using one at all. Crimson Trace (related articles archived on Shooting Illustrated here) recently set out to correct that by increasing the publication tempo on the […]

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