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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...

Tactical Tailor Fight Light Preview

Posted on 06/05/2011 by Strike-Hold Our friends at Soldier Systems Daily have posted a preview of Tactical Tailor’s new “Fight Light” series.  First out of the blocks is this great looking “Battle Belt”.Get the gouge here. This entry was posted in Individual Equipment. Bookmark the permalink. ← Friday Foto Royal...

Royal Navy clears Libyan mine

Posted on 06/05/2011 by Strike-Hold HMS Brocklesby, one of the Royal Navy’s mine countermeasures vessels, has destroyed a mine laid by pro-Gaddafi forces in the port of Misurata on the Libyan coast.Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi have made repeated attempts to close down the port to limit the flow of...

Top 10 Special Operations Raids

Posted on 05/05/2011 by Strikehold Nice piece on the BBC website:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13287133What you nominate for your Top 10 (successful) special operations raids / assaults of modern times?Off the cuff, mine would be:WWII1.  Eben Emael2. Bruneval3. The SAS airfield raids during North African campaign 4. Gran Sasso5. Pegasus BridgePost-WWII1. Brazzaville2. Kolwezi3. Entebbe4....

The Blackest of Black Ops Black Hawks?

Posted on 05/05/2011 by Strikehold The internet has been ablaze with speculation, rumour, innuendo and sheer fantasy following the publishing of this photo of part of the wreckage of the helicopter that was deliberately destroyed following its crash-landing on the Bin Laden raid.Well, it seems that it is in fact...

MTP mania in Combat&Survival May issue

Posted on 22/04/2011 by Strikehold Out now, in both hardcopy and digital formats, the May issue of Combat & Survival magazine has extensive coverage of the UK’s new Multi-Terrain Pattern camouflage (MTP). As you’ll remember, MTP is a derivative of MultiCam that was developed by Crye Precision under license to the UK...

What’s really going on in Libya?

Posted on 21/04/2011 by Strike-Hold Only one way to really find out – read C.J. Chivers Blog.http://cjchivers.com/post/4776811390/guns-consequences-in-libya-ii This entry was posted in Hotspots, Libya. Bookmark the permalink. ← PenCott™ Multi-Environment Camouflage is in production Female officer died defusing daisy-chain of bombs → Comments are closed. Search for: Recent Posts UF...

PenCott™ Multi-Environment Camouflage is in production

Posted on 21/04/2011 by Strike-Hold   PenCott Multi-Environment Camouflage is Hyde Definition’s stunning, hybrid pattern that is already receiving a high level of interest from military and law enforcement special operations forces – as well as private consumers – in North America, Europe and the Middle East.  To meet this high...