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21st Century Camo Uniforms – the rest of the world

The ongoing American and British camouflage programmes have been getting lots of attention, but many other countries have been also changing / upgrading their camouflage uniforms in the early part of the 21st Century.  The first big new development was when the Canadians introduced the world to the CADPAT pixelated camouflage pattern, and in...

South Korea, U.S. and Thailand in Cobra Gold exercise

Source:  Stars & Stripes Pacific EditionBy: Erik SlavinHAT YAO, Thailand — Thai Marines conducting their annual beach assault exercise Thursday saw for the first time another Asian military trudging right beside them across their nation’s coastal sand.South Korean marines — no strangers to beach landings — joined the Thai and...

Danish special forces free ship captured by pirates

The Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya — An EU naval spokesman says Danish special forces have recaptured a ship taken over by armed Somali pirates and freed the 25 crew on board.Somali pirates had just hours earlier captured the bulk carrier Ariella in the early hours of Friday February 5 2010, Lloyds...

BE-X “Ephod” Load-Carrying Rig

Introduction The original A10 model infantry load-bearing rig, nicknamed the “Ephod”, was introduced into service by the Israeli Defence Forces in 1976 – during the reorganisation and re-equipping of the IDF following the Yom Kippur War.  In fact, if memory serves me, the first time it came to the attention of...

The Famous”Leaked”Remington ACR Promo Video

This is the famous video which was allegedly “found on a disk discovered at an airport” that’s been making the rounds on the internet.I know its been posted elsewhere, but I like to keep on top of all things Masada/ACR related, so here it is…

MagPul MAGBUS

Thanks to SoldierSystemsDaily for the heads-up on this one…My father-in-law drove Unimogs around the bush of Angola during 1967-1969, but I bet the Portuguese Army never had anything like this one!Modified by MagPul as an über-tough field support vehicle, this Unimog-based beast must rank as the ultimate way to transport...

Introduction of Multi-Terrain Pattern Camouflage Uniform for UK Armed Forces

From official MoD information:UK Armed Forces will be issued with combat clothing in a new camouflage optimised for operations in Afghanistan and across a wide range of environments. It will be issued to all personnel deploying on Op HERRICK from March 2010 then issued more widely to the UK Armed...

AOR camouflage comparisons

A big thanks to Mike from OC Tactical for these photos:AOR 1 and AOR 2 Cordura NylonMARPAT and AOR 2MultiCam and AOR 2Different Prototype Colourations of AOR 2CADPAT-TW: “one pattern to rule them all, and in its pixels bind them” 

The Riddle of AOR Camo Solved

After months – if not years – of speculation and rumour, it seems that we at last have resolution to the questions of what AOR camouflage is and who will wear it.  I’ve seen several different names and descriptions pop up for AOR camo during this time – such as...

UK selects 7.62 mm Sharpshooter weapon for Afghan ops

From Janes DefenceUK forces are to receive a semi-automatic 7.62 mm x 51 mm ‘sharpshooter’ weapon to combat Taliban forces engaging beyond the maximum effective range of the 5.56 mm L85A2 assault rifle.In a USD2.5 million deal the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Law Enforcement International (LEI) to...