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Tac-Up Gear “Expedition” BDUs

Posted on 24/05/2009 by Strike-Hold An abbreviation of “tactical upgrade”, Tac-Up Gear (www.tacupgear.com) offer excellent quality tactical clothing products that fill gaps in the official issue supply chain for military, law enforcement and PMC users – as well as outdoor sports and airsoft enthusiasts. Expedition Jacket Using the basic cut of...

New state-of-the-art spec ops training centre opens in Jordan

Posted on 24/05/2009 by Strike-Hold  On 20 May, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan inaugurated the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC) in Amman, new state-of-the-art regional centre for counter-terrorism and special operations training.  The centre was set up at the King’s initiative and will provide up-to-date training...

US soldiers get new Army Combat Pants

Posted on 19/05/2009 by Strike-Hold   Jan 14, 2009   19 May 2009, further news today from Armytimes.com Soldiers to test new Army Combat Pants by Matthew CoxSoldiers in Afghanistan will test the new Army Combat Pants, which are rugged trousers designed to stand up to the mountainous country’s jagged terrain.Army...

Gen.II Special Forces Smocks and Trousers from Sabre

Posted on 02/05/2009 by Strike-Hold I recently received news from Sabre (www.sabre-shop.de) that they’ve released the upgraded Generation II versions of their outstanding Special Forces and Sniper smocks and trousers – currently only available in authentic German 5-colour temperate and 3-colour tropical camouflage patterns.  Meanwhile, they still have some stocks of...

Soldier Technology 2009: conference and exhibition, London

Posted on 01/05/2009 by Strike-Hold Now in its 9th year, the Soldier Technology conference and exhibition is the biggest soldier modernisation event in Europe. In 2009 there will be a host of new additions to the conference programme, as well as a bigger exhibition of the latest soldier equipment.  The...

KOMMANDO – International Special Operations Magazine

Posted on 01/05/2009 by Strike-Hold The May-June 2009 edition is out now – and its another high-quality, in-depth, up-close, 80-page package of goodness.  Even though the magazine is 95% in German language, the plethora of top-notch photography makes it easy to get the gist of what’s going on, and makes each...

Trunk-Monkeys and RPDs in Iraq

By Simon Chambers (former British Parachute Regiment) When I first arrived in Iraq I was amazed at the variety of weapons available to anyone who wanted to purchase them. Every contracting company was rushing to snap up the better conditioned weapons before the bad guys got them. There were stories...

KOMMANDO magazine, Issue 4

Posted on 15/04/2009 by Strikehold Nice cover shot of a German Paratrooper from Fallschirmjaegerbataillon 313′s Sniper Platoon getting ready to reach out and touch somebody.  These guys take “Front-and-Centre!” in the main article.Also in this issue: GSG9 “in detail” Personal equipment for CSAR and SERE pilots and crew Weapon Profile: ...

Iraqi Spec Ops training reaches new heights

Blackanthem Military NewsAL ASAD, Iraq – Training took to the air as Iraqi Special Operations Forces turned their focus to helicopter operations, April 1 in Al Asad, Iraq, in order to increase their capabilities in the region.”Al Anbar borders three different countries and the borders are as far as 500...

Singapore Armed Forces pixilated desert camouflage

After I posted the story about the new Singapore Armed Forces pixilated camouflage combat uniform a couple of days ago, a reader from Hungary reported that he’d seen a couple of photos on militaryphotos.net of a desert version of the uniform being worn in Afghanistan.After a bit of snooping around,...