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Estonian Special Operations Forces (ESTSOF) on patrol in Mali with local militia. Photo credit: Estonian Ministry of Defence.

UF PRO: The Evolution Of The STRIKER BDU System

Our friends at UF PRO posted a blog article recently that give a great overview of how and why they have developed their flagship combat uniform, the Striker BDU, into what it is today. Since its first public unveiling at the IWA trade show in March 2013, UF PRO's STRIKER...

The Bundeswehr Sturmgewehr Saga: HK Wins After All!

As reported this morning by several European defence industry publications and blogs, the saga of the German Armed Forces search for a new rifle to replace their G-36s appears to have come to a final conclusion - in favor of Heckler & Koch. But you may be surprised to see...

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A Portuguese paratrooper poses for a photo demonstrating their new modular load carriage and armor protection system, the M18 camouflage uniform ('multifleck') introduced last year, and an FN SCAR-L assault rifle. The FN SCAR was adopted by the Portuguese Army last year as well. Members of Portugal's Special Operations Forces...

82nd Airborne Paratroopers Test New Handheld Leader Radios

Airborne Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division, recently completed almost two weeks of field testing the Army’s newest leader radio (LR) communications systems. [caption id="attachment_9020" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] A Team Leader with 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), directs movements of his team...

Latvian Soldiers Conduct Target Practice on Skis

One of my favorite winter Olympic sport is biathlon - the combination of cross-country skiing and target shooting. Like several other Olympic sports, biathlon had its origins in martial sports - synchronized swimming isn't one of them however. It won't come as any surprise of course that some European Armies...

DCA: G&G MG42 Transformed Into An MG3-KWS

Those wizards at Dave's Custom Airsoft Ltd. have done it again! First they created the world's best (and only?) full authentically detailed replica of the HK21 machine-gun, now they've converted a G&G MG42 replica into a stunning rendition of the modernized and upgraded MG3-KWS (Kampfwertsteigerung / “Combat Improved”) developed by...

US Army Tests Snow Camo Overwhites

Last week we showed you the new "SnoCam" overwhite system adopted by the Slovenian Armed Forces standard "SloCam", last month we showed you the Finnish Defence Forces' approach to snow camouflage, and we even got a rare look at the winter version of CADPAT a year ago too. Now the...

Forgotten Weapons: SMG Semi-Auto 1st Pattern FG-42

A very special #SundayGunday today as "Gun Jesus" Ian McCollum gives us a detailed talk-through of the gorgeous semi-auto only SMG replica of the famous Type E (aka, "1st Pattern") FG-42 (Fallshirmjaegergewehr). [caption id="attachment_8935" align="aligncenter" width="1204"] A cross-section diagram of the FG 42 Ausführung E, known informally as the "early...