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New Canadian Camo Pattern Revealed – ‘CADPAT Intermediate’

While there has been some chatter over the past year or so about the Canadian's ditching their pixilated temperate woodland and arid region CADPAT camo patterns for MultiCam®, which is already in use with Canadian Special Operations Command soldiers, it now appears that there will be a new "intermediate" mash-up...

New Zealand Defence Force supports British counter-poaching operations

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel are working alongside their British counterparts to counter the multi-billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Africa. Lance Corporal Jed Maskill (left) from 1 RNZIR teaches a tracking tactic to a British Army soldier in Malawi. Special Operations Component Commander Colonel Rian McKinstry said two soldiers — one from...

UF PRO® Striker X® Combat Shirt and Pants

UF PRO unveiled their new "STRIKER X" Combat Shirt and Pants at the IWA trade show in Nuremberg, Germany last month.  The "STRIKER X" line is an evolution of the well-known STRIKER BDU line, optimized for the extremely demanding requirements of military special units. Find out more in the two...

Helikon-Tex Introduces Modern Battle Dress Uniform® (MBDU®)

Modern operational and tactical situations can change rapidly and demand flexible gear and clothing solutions. Law Enforcement, Security and Military personnel may be called upon to perform normal duties in a low-threat environment and then quickly gear up and spring into action when the threat level escalates. Listening to end-user...

Modernized RK-62 Assault Rifles to be issued to Finnish Army Brigades

Over the past two years, the functionality of the Finnish-made assault rifle RK 62 has undergone modernisation for optimised utilisability. The new modernised versions of the assault rifle will now be fielded as part of conscript training provided in all Finnish Defence Forces’ brigade-level units. The RK 62 was designed...

AFSOC AC-130J Ghostrider gunship

The 4th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, is now home to Air Force Special Operations Command’s newest aircraft – the Block 30 AC-130J Ghostrider gunship. An AC-130J Ghostrider gunship performs a routine training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 17, 2016. The AC-130J is the fourth generation gunship replacing...

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Norwegian troops guide a Bell 412SP helicopter in during Exercise Joint Viking. (Norwegian Armed Forces photo)

Scientist Joins Soldiers to Study Cold Weather Gear in the Arctic

There are very cold environments and then there is Arctic cold. In the Arctic, a single mistake or mishap may be only minutes from disaster. A lost glove system, an ignored cold foot, heavy sweating from overexertion without clothing management, or a skidoo accident can result in rapidly progressing injury...

German Team Wins Edelweiss Raid 2019

Edelweiss Raid 2019 has finished, and not for the first time, a team from the German Army's Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23 (Mountain Troops Brigade 23) from Bavaria has taken First Place! Gebirgsjäger Brigade 23 also field another team that took the Second Place position at EWR2019.  A team from the Austrian Army's Führungsunterstützungsbataillon 2...

MD-Textil Introduces Gear In CONCAMO

German manufacturer MD-Textil  will be displaying their new line of laser-cut-laminate nylon gear at Enforce-Tac and IWA 2019. What's more, the entire line of pouches, belts, plate carriers, chest rigs will be available soon in CONCAMO camouflage. For further details, visit www.md-textil.info