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Singapore Armed Forces pixilated camo combat uniform

Some of you may not be that familiar with the small city-state of Singapore, so some background information might be useful…According to entries on Wikipedia:  The Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, lying 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, south...

Swedish M/90 and M/90K camouflage

Throughout the Cold War Sweden resolutely followed a policy of international independence and armed neutrality.  But unlike Switzerland – which depended primarily on its difficult terrain for defence, and purchased much of its military equipment from Western countries – Sweden took a more self-sufficient approach.  In the great open spaces...

“New Wars”: 4th Generation Warfare from a naval point-of-view

I just discovered a very interesting blog called “New Wars”.  Now, whilst I don’t agree with some of the author’s fundamental thinking – seems to be too much of the Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz “more hi-tech, less boots” approach to me – nonetheless, he has some interesting posts. Like most, he’s been closely following the...

“New Wars”: 4th Generation Warfare from a naval point-of-view

I just discovered a very interesting blog called “New Wars”.  Now, whilst I don’t agree with some of the author’s fundamental thinking – seems to be too much of the Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz “more hi-tech, less boots” approach to me – nonetheless, he has some interesting posts.Like most, he’s been closely following the Maersk...

French commandos storm yacht – suffer friendly casualty

As you’ve probably seen in the papers (or online) today, the French yesterday launched a raid to free another private yacht and its occupants from the clutches of Somali pirates.  According to the BBC, this is the third time in recent months that the French have acted to rescue their...

Chinese Type 03 Plateau Camouflage / “Tibet-tarn”

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the world’s largest standing army, and incorporates the Chinese air, naval and nuclear forces as well as the ground forces.  The total number of personnel in the PLA is currently about 2.25 million troops on active duty, plus a reserve force of more...

Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series

Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS) was established by John Lu in Oct. 2002, and has since grown from a modest California-based “special event” to an international military war games phenomena. The OLCMSS events are led by a cast of inspirational military personalities ranging from Ranger Col. (ret) DannyMcKnight of “Black...

Responding to Somali piracy: limited options?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seizure of an American crew and cargo demonstrates the limits of U.S. military power in an international cops-and-robbers chase along a huge, lawless stretch of African coastline. An American Navy destroyer, the USS Bainbridge, arrived off the Horn of Africa on Thursday near the Maersk Alabama,...

Iraqi Special Operations Forces Soldiers Learn Weapons Repair

Posted on 07/04/2009 by Strike-Hold source: www.dvidshub.net Story by Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma BAGHDAD – Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers are currently learning the ins and outs of advanced weaponry during an in-depth weapons course in the Iraqi capital. During the weapons course, the soldiers will become experts at the construction,...

New Hovercraft for the Swedish Coastal Defence Forces

Posted on March 29, 2009 by Strikehold March 16, 2009 – www.defpro.com  They travel almost everywhere, has great capacity and do not need any ports. The three Griffon 8100TD hovercraft FMV yesterday handed over to the Swedish Armed Forces has many uses, not least in civil emergency. When the ice...