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“RAID”- new series from Osprey Publishing

So, you might have noticed by now that I’m a bit of a fan of Osprey’s books – and I’ve been excitedly awaiting the launch of this new series since I first heard about it several months ago. The first book to be released, in September, details the assualt on...

CLAW Gear – tactical clothing from Germany

The CLAW Gear range is a newcomer on the tactical market, produced by NWM Technologies based in Hamburg, Germany.  NWM Technologies describe themselves as offering highest quality products at economical prices combined with continuous product development to service the global market. The focus of the CLAW Gear range is on equipment and clothing...

Tac-Up Gear “Nomad” jacket

Posted on 24/05/2009 by Strike-Hold Tac-Up Gear (www.tacupgear.com) is a Swedish tactical gear business that was started in 2006 by Martin Sandgren.I’ve been wearing one of their Nomad outdoors jackets (in Olive Green) since last autumn.  Throughout this time, I’ve found it to really be ideal lightweight wind and weather-resistant...

Tac-Up Gear “Expedition” BDUs

Posted on 24/05/2009 by Strike-Hold An abbreviation of “tactical upgrade”, Tac-Up Gear (www.tacupgear.com) offer excellent quality tactical clothing products that fill gaps in the official issue supply chain for military, law enforcement and PMC users – as well as outdoor sports and airsoft enthusiasts. Expedition Jacket Using the basic cut of...

New state-of-the-art spec ops training centre opens in Jordan

Posted on 24/05/2009 by Strike-Hold  On 20 May, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan inaugurated the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC) in Amman, new state-of-the-art regional centre for counter-terrorism and special operations training.  The centre was set up at the King’s initiative and will provide up-to-date training...

US soldiers get new Army Combat Pants

Posted on 19/05/2009 by Strike-Hold   Jan 14, 2009   19 May 2009, further news today from Armytimes.com Soldiers to test new Army Combat Pants by Matthew CoxSoldiers in Afghanistan will test the new Army Combat Pants, which are rugged trousers designed to stand up to the mountainous country’s jagged terrain.Army...

Gen.II Special Forces Smocks and Trousers from Sabre

Posted on 02/05/2009 by Strike-Hold I recently received news from Sabre (www.sabre-shop.de) that they’ve released the upgraded Generation II versions of their outstanding Special Forces and Sniper smocks and trousers – currently only available in authentic German 5-colour temperate and 3-colour tropical camouflage patterns.  Meanwhile, they still have some stocks of...

Soldier Technology 2009: conference and exhibition, London

Posted on 01/05/2009 by Strike-Hold Now in its 9th year, the Soldier Technology conference and exhibition is the biggest soldier modernisation event in Europe. In 2009 there will be a host of new additions to the conference programme, as well as a bigger exhibition of the latest soldier equipment.  The...

KOMMANDO – International Special Operations Magazine

Posted on 01/05/2009 by Strike-Hold The May-June 2009 edition is out now – and its another high-quality, in-depth, up-close, 80-page package of goodness.  Even though the magazine is 95% in German language, the plethora of top-notch photography makes it easy to get the gist of what’s going on, and makes each...

Trunk-Monkeys and RPDs in Iraq

By Simon Chambers (former British Parachute Regiment) When I first arrived in Iraq I was amazed at the variety of weapons available to anyone who wanted to purchase them. Every contracting company was rushing to snap up the better conditioned weapons before the bad guys got them. There were stories...