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Afghan Army and German ISAF forces carry out large-scale operation near Kunduz

Posted on 23/07/2009 by Strike-Hold Source: defpro.comThe operation, which is being carried out by the Afghan National Army and Afghan police with the assistance of mainly German ISAF forces, is aimed at gaining increased control of the Kunduz region and to minimise Taliban influence.Some 800 to 1,000 soldiers of the Afghan...

US SOCOM buys more”Hummingbird”UAVs

Posted on 22/07/2009 by Strike-Hold I found this interesting piece on WIRED’s “Danger Room” blog: Secret Missions for Special Forces’ Stealth Robo-Copter By David AxeLast year, U.S. Special Operations Command quietly began taking delivery of 10 Boeing-built Hummingbird robotic helicopters, and outfitting them for two-gigapixel spy cameras, foliage-penetrating radars, small...

Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan

Posted on 22/07/2009 by Strike-Hold Osprey Publishing – Elite 163 In this companion volume to “Special Operationd Forces in Iraq”, Australian intelligence specialist Leigh Neville details the units and operations of the British, American and other Coalition nations’ Special Operations Forces (SOF) committed to the War in Afghanistan since 2001. Drawing on declassified...

Indian infantry and special forces get upgraded small arms

Posted on 21/07/2009 by Strike-Hold Basic infantry gear might not be as “sexy” or impressive as guided missiles, fighter jets, tanks, submarines and aircraft carriers – and its certainly not as expensive - but its just as (if not even more) important.  So, amidst all the other improvements that India is making to its...

Hello Kitty? Hmmm, this kitten has claws!

Posted on June 21, 2009 by Strike-Hold Next time you see a cute little kitty cat poking around the corner – take cover and look a bit closer!Thanks to Dom and Frank of ICUS for this.http://domhyde.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/kitty-kat-cornershot-camo/ This entry was posted in Small Arms. Bookmark the permalink. ← Puma miniature UAV lands...

Puma miniature UAV lands on water and ground for Special Forces applications

Posted on June 20, 2009 by Strike-Hold From Military & Aerospace ElectronicsPARIS, 20 June 2009. Officials from AeroVironment were showcasing their Puma AE (all environment) miniature unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Paris Air Show this week. The hand-launched UAV uses custom electro-optics to track targets.There is no other UAV...

Congress tells Army to get new camo – ASAP!

Posted on June 17, 2009 by Strike-Hold I, like a lot of other camouflage students and experts, always thought that the US Army’s “Universal Camouflage Pattern” actually sucks in most environments. Right from the start it was a controversial pattern – both in the way it was developed as in the...

US Military Prefers Smaller, Highly-Trained Units for Hybrid Warfare

The US military is studying highly trained, squad-sized units it believes can better confront foes practicing irregular or hybrid warfare, senior US military officials said.As part of the US Joint Forces Command’s national programme for small unit excellence initiative, military leaders are studying ways to enhance smaller-unit capabilities to face...

“RAID”- new series from Osprey Publishing

So, you might have noticed by now that I’m a bit of a fan of Osprey’s books – and I’ve been excitedly awaiting the launch of this new series since I first heard about it several months ago. The first book to be released, in September, details the assualt on...

CLAW Gear – tactical clothing from Germany

The CLAW Gear range is a newcomer on the tactical market, produced by NWM Technologies based in Hamburg, Germany.  NWM Technologies describe themselves as offering highest quality products at economical prices combined with continuous product development to service the global market. The focus of the CLAW Gear range is on equipment and clothing...