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RUSSIAN SPETSNAZ TRIES OUT NEW RPK-16

The 5.45mm Kalashnikov RPK-16 light machine gun was developed by “Kalashnikov” Concern as the new Squad Automatic Weapon for the Russian Army, and was officially adopted as such in February 2018. Based on traditional Kalashnikov layout and design, it has several novel technical and ergonomic features derived from the AK-12...

PenCott-WildWood® Camo Starts Hitting the Market

Helikon-Tex® posted the image below on their Facebook page this week – signaling the start of the release of products in the long awaited PenCott-WildWood® camo pattern. As many people have been asking what’s the difference between the well-known GreenZone® pattern and the WildWood® newcomer, Army Original helpfully posted this...

Osprey Publishing – Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple

Just released by Osprey Publishing is a new book by Stuart Smith that promises to be the definitive, true story of Otto Skorzeny’s pre-WWII life, wartime military career, and post-war activities. Entitled, “Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple” the book draws on years of in-depth research to uncover the truth about...

Friday Foto

U.S. Marines engage targets as a squad during a live fire range as part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-18 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 2, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Antonia E. Mercado

Helikon-Tex Brings the MultiCam

Following up from the announcement made at IWA 2018, Helikon-Tex® is rolling out genuine MultiCam® on one of their key products – Urban Tactical Pants®. Featuring mil-spec 50/50 ripstop NYCO fabric, the Urban Tactical Pants® FLEX is the new version of the tried-and-true UTP® UTP FLEX also features VersaStretch® fabric...

Introducing Terrain 365

This Monday September 17, 2018 marks the official launch of Terrain 365™. A new brand specializing in the design and production of edged tools with a focus on utilizing their proprietary rust-proof super alloy known as Terravantium™. This super alloy belongs to the family of dendritic cobalts. Terravantium™ is a...

THE NEW P-40 ALL-TERRAIN AND TAC-2 PANTS FROM UF PRO

UF PRO recently announced their new P-40 All-Terrain and Tac-2 Pants, the perfect all-round functional performance pants for tactical environments and activities. The new P-40 All-Terrain and Tac-2 pants are designed to follow all of your moves – while still providing full functionality thanks to the ergonomic layout of the pants’...

Further developments in the Netherlands Fractal Pattern camouflage saga?

It appears that the US Army isn’t the only force who’s efforts to field a new camouflage pattern seem to be moving at a snail’s pace… The speed with which the Dutch Armed Forces are implementing their new Netherlands Fractal Pattern almost appears to be in danger of possibly standing...

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“Strike-Hold!” is the motto of the 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment in which I served during the 1980′s - it also seemed a fitting name for a site dedicated to providing information about airborne and special operations forces, gear, uniforms, equipment and weapons - both historical and current.   My background also includes earning...