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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Reserve Parachute Testing Seeks to Eliminate Premature Activations

Certified parachute test jumpers here finished 23 risk reduction jumps with the T-11R Single Pin Troop reserve parachute, making sure it works as it should during equipment test jumps.   The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) tested the chute from both rotary winged and fixed winged high performance aircraft to eliminate the potential […]

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UF PRO: Why Ergonomics Matter

Fashions and styles come and go in the world of military clothing just as they do on the civilian market – just not as rapidly. For example, the dust colored 4-pocket tunic and straight leg trousers of the “safari suit” worn by British explorers and adventurers all around the world became the basic model for […]

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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 3d Ranger Battalion recently conducted task force training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Rangers use this type of training to maintain a high level of combat readiness. Photo by Spc. Mitchell Gibbs, Combat Camera Documentation Specialist/75th Ranger Regiment Public Affairs. […]

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The GCP (Groupement des Commandos Parachutistes – Commando Parachute Group) are the elite operational pathfinders units within the 11th Parachute Brigade of the French Army. In this photo from Exercise Baccarat in September 2020, a forward observation and reconnaissance team rappels from an NH90 helicopter in the Alps near Grenoble at an altitude of more […]

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Friday Foto

During the night of September 11 to 12, 2020, a parachute unit from the Groupement tactique desert (GTD) Bruno jumped into the heart of the Malian Gourma in order to seize a transit area frequently used by the Armed Terrorist Groups (GAT). Photo credit: French Ministry of Defence   […]

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