Friday Foto

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 however appear to opted for […]

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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 still practice the art of […]

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Slovenian Armed Forces Adopt State-of-the-Art Gear To Provide All-Weather Protection

The Slovenian Ministry of Defence today presented a suite of new clothing and personal gear items that will provide state-of-the-art protection for Slovenian soldiers. Thanks to the use of new, state-of-the-art materials the overall weight of the soldiers’ equipment has also been reduced by about 25%! Some of the specialist items will also provide better […]

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Friday Foto

Royal Marines of 45 Marine Commando are in the Norwegian Arctic being put through their paces in one of the world’s most extreme environments on Winter Deployment 21. The Cold Weather Warfare Course has three phases – survival, mobility and warfare. This creates a well-rounded winter warrior, enabling the commandos to operate effectively in this […]

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Boobytrapped in Bosnia

In the most generic action movies, a dying soldier pulls the pin on a grenade and holds the spoon closed with his body — the idea being when the enemy finds him the resulting explosion becomes a final “f*** you.” There are other kinds of booby traps as well, though, including rifle mags. Ever heard […]

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