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Estonia procures LMT MARS assault rifles to replace Galils and G3s

After an extensive 2 year tender and testing process, the Estonian Defence Forces selected LMT Defense in May to provide their new standard military rifles. The original competition had 12 companies respond to the call for tenderers - including big name European brands - with LMT Defense finally confirmed as...

US Army Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform Now Available

Beginning this month the new Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform in OCP camo pattern will be available at Army clothing stores in Hawaii and at Fort Benning. By February 2020, the uniforms will be available in all Army clothing stores. The catchily-abbreviated IHWCU will be an optional purchase item for soldiers...

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A sniper from 2/1 RNZIR conducting advanced training within the winter wilderness of the Tekapo Military Training Area. Photo credit: New Zealand Army, copyright 2019

Old Time Design Company Airborne Forces Beret

Great news for anyone looking to top off their WWII-era British and Commonwealth Airborne Forces uniform. The Old Time Design Company in Nottingham, UK has just announced their new, authentic, reproduction Airborne Forces Beret. Old Time Design Company worked closely with THE Hatters of the British Army, Compton Webb, to make...

Impressions of the Steyr STM-556

Has Steyr combined the AUG and the AR to create the ultimate combat rifle? Well, Steyr has been producing military rifles for 150 years, and the AUG gas piston system has been proven in use with numerous armies for several decades now. So adapting an AUG gas system and barrel into...

Kitanica RAIDER Pants Now In Wolf Grey With Super Fabric

Made from robust 6.5 oz. 50/50 nylon/cotton Ripstop fabric, Kitanica's RAIDER Pants are also now equipped with Super Fabric® knee reinforcement patches that accept the Kitanica XRD® Poron impact reactive foam padding system. The RAIDER Pant is cut for a comfortable fit that facilitates high mobility cut, and features a...

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 29, 2019) - Members of Naval Special Warfare Group 2 conducts military dive operations of the East Coast of the United States. U.S. Navy SEALs engage in a continuous training cycle to improve and further specialize skills needed during deployments across the globe. SEALs are the maritime...

Brewing Good Coffee In The Field

Napoleon once said that an Army marches on its stomach - meaning that food is an essential weapon of war. These days it seems that getting good coffee has become just as important as good food and plenty of ammo.  However, despite the happy soldier depicted in the famous WWII...

Portuguese Navy Upgrades G3s With Spuhr Package

The Portuguese Army may have decided to ditch its 7.62x51mm G3s in favor of the 5.56x45mm SCAR-L, but the Portuguese Navy on the other has decided to save some money by simply modernizing its G3s instead of replacing them. Based on the upgrade kit that Spur developed for the Swedish...

Next-Gen Steyrs: L9-A2 MF and AUG A3 M1

The AUG (Armee-Universal-Gewehr—"universal army rifle") was designed and developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch during the late 1960's to early 1970's, and was adopted by the Austrian Army as the StG-77 (Sturmgewehr 77) in 1978.  Like the (unrelated) Glock pistol, the AUG made extensive use of modern polymer plastic technology and was particularly...