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Piracy at record levels in 2010

Posted on 19/01/2011 by Strikehold Pirates murdered eight seafarers and seized a record 1181 hostages as well 53 ships last year, according to figures released by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its annual piracy report. Four ships have been hijacked this year already, all off the coast of Somalia.Pottengul...

‘Private Navy’ Is Close To Kick-Off

Posted on 08/01/2011 by Strikehold An insurance broker’s plan to create a “private navy” to combat Somali piracy is close to being launched.Ship-owners could be asked to back the project as early as late January or February with private military-escort vessels sailing alongside merchant ships by mid-2011.A reputable flag state...

Woodland and Desert MultiCam?

Posted on 30/12/2010 by Strikehold An article published yesterday on Kit-Up! about how badly UCP has performed in several tests that the US Army has already run, will also no doubt get tongues wagging and fingers tapping for another reason.Why?  Becuase the article mentions that the US Army has previously tested both a woodland...

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick Special Operations Brigade

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick Special Operations Brigade is an airsoft team that was originally founded in November of 2009. The concept is based upon a fictitious unit from a ficticious country. Whilst it pays homage to NATO special operations units, the over-arching national context borrows from the books “The Mouse That Roared” and “The Prisoner of...

AirTac Bazaar number 1

Posted on December 17, 2010 by Strike-Hold We had the distinct pleasure of co-sponsoring the first UK AirTac Bazaar held by BadgerTac last Saturday (11 December) at their base near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.Considering that only about 6 weeks elapsed from coming up with the idea to putting on the event, the guys at...

Announcing the winner of free book contest

Posted on 27/11/2010 by Strikehold We’re happy today to announce the winner of our competition to receive a free copy of Sniper Rifles from Osprey Publishing’s new WEAPON series.And the winner is………………………………….Mr. Andrei Saftescu from Sibiu, Romania.On being informed of the news, Andrei responded:“I can’t believe I actually won. It’s...

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky present Cyclone naval helicopter

Posted on 24/11/2010 by Strike-Hold Tried-and-tested technology to replace the German Navy’s Sea Kings.Rheinmetall and Sikorsky recently presented the Cyclone Naval Helicopter at a joint press conference in Bonn. With a view to the German Navy’s planned procurement of thirty multi-role naval helicopters to replace its current Sea King systems,...

Lots of kuhl stuff from KOMMANDO – International Special Operations Magazine

Posted on 21/11/2010 by Strike-Hold The latest issue of KOMMANDO has been out for a couple of weeks now, and as usual is packed full of great articles, superb photography and excellent reviews.Also released recently is KOMMANDO’s first MISSIONS special edition, this one covering counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan.  Their coverage begins...

Aussies go MultiCam in the’stan

In case you missed it yesterday, in yet another case of Big Army wanting to have the same Gucci-gear as Little Army, the Australians have decided to adopt MultiCam for use by all their troops who go “outside the wire” in Afghanistan.Read more about it on Soldier Systems Daily and Kit...

Win a free copy of”Sniper Rifles”from Osprey Publishing

Our friends at Osprey Publishing have sent us a copy of “Sniper Rifles” from their new Weapon series. This book details the development of ammunition, different weapons types including single shot, magazine loading and semi-automatic, as well as the introduction and use of optical sights. Martin Pegler, a leading expert on...