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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...

The CADPAT Story: CADPAT proves to be a superior camouflage

By Steven Fouchard, Public Affairs, Canadian Army - from the Canadian Army Facebook page. This is the third 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...

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...

Over 2,000 UK personnel deploy to Norway for major Arctic exercise

From: Ministry of Defence, 25 February 2020 Royal Marines, Royal Navy ships and an air group from Joint Helicopter Command will contribute to Exercise Cold Response 2020. They will join a force of more than a thousand Green Berets who have been in Norway over recent weeks mastering Arctic survival,...

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...

The CADPAT Story: A uniquely Canadian development

By Steven Fouchard, Canadian Army Public Affairs - from the Canadian Army's Facebook page. Ottawa, Ontario — The seed of what would become the Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) was planted in Denmark. Still, in the hands of the Canadian soldiers and defence scientists behind its development, CADPAT evolved into a...

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...

On This Day In History: The Los Banos Prison Raid

"Shortly after sunrise on Feb. 23, 1945, elements of the U.S. 11th Airborne Division along with Filipino resistance fighters struck the Japanese prisoner of war camp at Los Baños, Luzon, 40 miles south of Manila and deep in enemy-held territory. It was a daring air, sea and land operation to...

Joint airborne operation enhances interagency state capabilities

Members of the Indiana National Guard joined forces with Ohio, Illinois and Idaho to conduct static-line, non‐tactical airborne operations from a C-130 Hercules at Columbus Airfield Feb. 18-19. This exercise provided the opportunity to conduct a currency jump and execute joint training with members of Scott Air Force Base, Idaho...

Friday Foto

British Paratroopers inside the fuselage of an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley aircraft during training at RAF Ringway, Manchester, August 1942. The Whitley was the RAF's largest bomber at the outbreak of war. In 1939 it soon became obsolete due to its slowness and vulnerability. It was then handed over to Airborne Forces,...