Royal Marines Commandos Get New Uniform *UPDATE*

The new kit, which will start to be worn from the Autumn, is part of the ‘Future Commando Force’ programme, which is designed to overhaul the way Commandos operate. The new uniform, designed and manufactured by Crye Precision, features a lighter weight, higher strength, faster-drying and more breathable fabric than typical 50/50 NyCo*. The Commandos […]

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Helikon-Tex SFU NEXT MK2 Battle Trousers

SFU NEXT Mk2 pants are a new, improved version of Helikon’s classic SFU NEXT – redesigned to fit with a straighter, more aggressive cut for better utility and freedom of movement. The SFU NEXT MK2 trousers made of a Poly-Cotton Stretch Ripstop fabric featuring a blend of 48% cotton, 50% polyester and 2% elastane. They […]

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British Airborne Forces 80th Anniversary

22nd June 1940: The Formation of Airborne Forces. On the 22nd June 1940, Winston Churchill sent a letter to General Ismay requesting a corps of at least 5000 airborne troops. Churchill had been impressed by the successes of German parachute and glider-borne troops in securing vital objectives ahead of the armoured ‘Blitzkrieg’ that had steamrolled […]

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Introducing the LALO Shadow UCB

The LALO Shadow UCB (Uniform Compliant Boot) is a hot weather environment boot designed to meet Army regulation AR670-1 requirements, but also to provide all day comfort. The Shadow UCB is a durable, lightweight boot that features a puncture resistant protective plate, breathable materials, a hidden lace pocket, rockered sole, and LALO’s signature drainage system […]

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Friday Foto

Members from November Company, 3 Royal Canadian Regiment perform section attacks and urban drills as part of testing for the new potential camouflage uniform pattern. Photo By: Aviator Melissa Gloude, Garrison Imaging Petawawa, copyright 2020 Department of National Defence […]

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Nordic Combat Uniform Project Update

The field test phase of the Nordic Combat Uniform project has ended. Extensive field tests of temperate and cold weather uniform configurations were carried out in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, with a total of 420 military personnel taking part. At the same time that tests were being carried out in the Nordic Countries, field […]

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Finland Prepared For The Worst: Battlefield 2020

“Battlefield (2020)” is an educational film created by The Finnish Defence Forces specifically for conscript training. The film is part of the combat training material provided in the beginner period and in the non-commissioned and reserve officer courses. In addition, the video is used in the training of reservists and staff. The purpose of the […]

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