Green Berets for German Marines?

The German Navy Sea Battalion (German: Seebataillon) is a land formation of the Bundesmarine, formed on 1 April 2014 and consisting of approximately 1,100 sailors structured into four companies, plus support elements. Each company, led by a lieutenant commander (Korvettenkapit√§n, OF-3), is specialized in specific field of force protection. The specific specialist companies are – […]

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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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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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Helikon-Tex Goes Tiger Stripe!

Like its namesake stealthily and silently stalking through the shadows, some Tiger Stripe items from Helikon-Tex unexpectedly popped up this week in my social media feed… We don’t have any further information from Helikon-Tex yet, but so far we have found that they have released to styles of pants and one style of shorts in […]

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Cordura Goes Commando

A while back we reported on the Crye Precision GB4 uniforms that have been adopted by the Royal Marine Commandos, through a contract with Level Peaks in the UK. With this article we take a closer look at the fabric – thanks to the Cordura brand from Invista. Chosen for its durability and high-performance characteristics, […]

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