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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...

The Grand-daddy of all “assault rifles”: StG44 (airsoft version!)

Whether you refer to it by its original designation of MP44 (Maschinen-Pistole – submachine gun) or it “sexed-up” Fuehrer-friendly designation of StG44 (Sturmgewehr – assault rifle), there’s no denying the rightful place of this WWII German small arm as the Grand-daddy of all modern, selective-fire, medium-calibre, military rifles. The the 7.92...

Design a “Strike-Hold!” logo / patch competition

In honour of the fact that we’ve just passed the 50,000 visitors milestone, I think its time we had a logo / patch for the “Strike-Hold!” community.  And who better to design it than the community itself.  So with that, I’d like to invite all you designers out there to...

50,000 and still climbing…

Sometime yesterday we got our 50,000th visitor!  Congratulations to whoever you are/were! It was on a bit of whim that I launched Strike-Hold! back at the tail-end of August. I just thought that there must be at least a few other people out there who also wanted to see up-to-date...

“Popular Mechanics” magazine goes behind the scenes with US spec ops gunboats

Source: www.popularmechanics.com By Erik Sofge Photographs by Chad Hunt Published in the March 2009 issue. Behind the Scenes With a Special Ops Gunboat Crew A PM reporter tags along on a live-fire exercise with the elite gunboat crews of Special Boat Team 22. The first gun to shoot doesn’t sound...

US SOCOM buys Polish “Skytrucks”

from Strategypage.com U.S. SOCOM (Special Operations Command) has bought ten M-28 Skytruck aircraft from Polish manufacturer PZL. SOCOM needed a smaller transport, that could land on rough fields, to get small numbers of troops and supplies to the many scattered bases it has in remote, undeveloped locations. The U.S. Air...