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“Improved Combat Uniform” for Canadian Forces

You might have already seen this news on Soldier Systems Daily, but you know we wouldn’t let something like this slip past without us doing our own take on it. It might also have already occurred to you that the “ICU” acronym for the name of the uniform is hilariously...

New camouflage uniform for Dutch troops

We can add The Netherlands to the list of countries that are changing the camouflage pattern and the style of the field / combat uniform worn by their troops – but at least this one isn’t MultiCam (or a derivative of it)… The new camouflage pattern will replace the Dutch...

We’ve moved!

As you can see, we’ve now taken up residence at a different address – and you’ll see that things look a little bit different… The biggest thing you’ll probably notice is that we can now host advertising.  This won’t compromise our content or indpendence in any way, but it does...

Paladin Mission Pack Expedition

Posted on 07/07/2011 by Strike-Hold S.O.TECH is famous for their innovative and functional designs as well as their commitment to U.S. manufacturing. However, in a slight departure, S.O.TECH has also licensed some of their designs to Paladin for manufacture overseas for the civilian and LE markets where Berry Compliance is...

Interview with Alex Bomberg, CEO Intelligent Limited

Posted on 07/07/2011 by Strike-Hold This is a great insight into the world of Close Protection, and what it is that Intelligent Limited is all about! Q. Mr. Bomberg, what were some of your duties and functions when you were working with the Royal Family? A. I am not able...

BLACKHAWK! Tactical Handbag

Posted on 07/07/2011 by Strike-Hold I have had this bag for about 3 years now and it shows no signs of giving up! The handle, hardware and zippers are the same as the day I got it. Don’t let the name fool you, there is nothing “Handbag-ish” about this thing....

Pssst, wanna see some SEAL gear?

Posted on 04/07/2011 by Strike-Hold A good friend of Strike-Hold! recently gave us a look behind the secret door and a chance to get a grope of some genuine high-speed SEAL gear… Mystery Ranch rucksack       Unidentified Chest Rig (replica LBT 1961?)   Beyond Clothing Level 9 combat...

USAF Light Attack Plane Competition Has Larger Implications

Loren B. Thompson of the Lexington Institute makes an excellent case for “Buy American” in a recent editorial on defpro.com.  But there are actually two excellent “Made in the USA” planes that the USAF should be considering, the Beech AT6 (pictured below) and the North American / Boeing “Super Bronco” (that...

US Navy seeks the wisdom of online gaming crowds

Posted on 11/05/2011 by Strikehold “The Wisdom of Crowds” is a concept developed by James Surowiecki while he was a business columnist for The New Yorker.  Not to be tainted with bad connotations like “group think”, “blind faith” or “bunker mentality”, the wisdom of crowds actually refers to the process...

How to stop a Nazi glider – 1940 UK defence pamphlet

Posted on 11/05/2011 by Strike-Hold Our friends at Military Times have published a rather interesting extract from their current issue about how the peaceful English countryside was transformed by anti-glider defences in the summer of 1940. http://www.military-times.co.uk/articles/how-to-stop-nazi-a-glider-1940s-pamphlet.htm?newsletter=email&dm_i=6NM,EQY0,2OW6U9,16KGL,1For more on Operation Sealion, the Nazi invasion that never was, read the latest issue...