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New boots for Canadian soldiers

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Strike-Hold Canadian soldiers will soon be able to choose which combat boots suits them best.  The Directorate of Land Requirements and the Directorate of Soldier Systems Program Management will give soldiers a choice about which type of Land Operations Temperate Boot (LOTB) they wish...

Exercise CHEVALIER TRICOLORE: Canadian Soldiers in the French Alps

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Strike-Hold A new association between the 4e Régiment de Chasseurs (4ème RCh) of the French Army and D Squadron of the 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada (12 RBC) took shape during an exchange of units named Exercise CHEVALIER TRICOLORE from March 10 to 25....

SPECOPS Poland Expands Its ULPC Gear Line

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Strike-Hold SPECOPS of Poland is the latest company to offer a line of ultra-lightweight equipment that provides a webbing-free, PALS-compatible load carrying system. They’ve added a set of comfort pads to the ULPC plate-carrer, created a new version of their Patrol Belt (with matching lightweight suspenders), and also...

Introducing the Malamute Lightweight Vest from Helikon-Tex

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Strike-Hold Due to hit shelves next week, the Malamute Lightweight Vest alone layer or underneath outer layers. The hydrophobic properties of the Climashield® Apex™ material keeps the user warm and dry in cold weather conditions. The quick-drying outer layer provides durability, secures insulation material and...

OSPREY Publishing: Modern African Wars (4) – The Congo 1960 – 2002

Posted on February 21, 2014 by Strike-Hold Osprey’s first title in the Men-At-Arms ”Modern African Wars” series-within-a-series appeared in 1986, and the series has been a big hit ever since. The first title was “Modern African Wars (1) Rhodesia 1965-80″, followed by “Modern African Wars (2) Angola and Mozambique 1961-74″ and...

A Made-In-America .308 semi-auto FG42?

Posted on February 21, 2014 by Strike-Hold YES – is the short answer!  Now here is the longer answer…. Smith Manufacturing Group located in Decatur, Texas specializes in recreating rare, foreign, WWII-era firearms in semi-auto, ’civilian-legal’ (i.e., no special licenses or paperwork required) form. The company’s product line includes such legends as...

UPDATED: Announcing SIERRA HOTEL Manufacturing – who, what, when, where?

Posted on January 4, 2014 by Strike-Hold You could be forgiven for wondering what is up with this new company – for one thing, those who’ve never served in the US military might not know that the name is military slang meaning “shit hot”.  And when you look at their...

Happy New Year – and 2013 Annual Report

Posted on January 3, 2014 by Strike-Hold A very Happy New Year to you all!  And I hope you had a happy holiday season.  You might have noticed that things have been a bit quiet around here over the past week or so – I was enjoying a bit of...