Friday Fotos

Students from Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course (RSLC) Class 04-21 execute a Field Training Exercise (FTX). Teams conduct student planned and executed reconnaissance and surveillance operations to collect and report priority intelligence requirements in support of their commanders reconnaissance guidance while being evaluated by RSLC cadre. Photo credit: US Army, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course […]

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Meprolight Launches Unique MEPRO O2 Red Dot Sight

The MEPRO 02 is the first-ever MIL-SPEC red dot sight with multi-pattern reticle enables the user to switch between aiming patterns quickly and easily for all tactical scenarios and in all-weather/light conditions. Meprolight – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, and self-illuminated sights […]

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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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Friday Foto

The lights were all strung in the yard with such care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… —— (An AH-64 Apache helicopter from the US 1-101st Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts night live fire. Photo credit: British Legion Troop, Capt. Samuel Davies / US European Command) […]

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New Rifles for Canadian Snipers

New semi-automatic rifles for Canadian snipers are on their way! The new C20 weapon will be the new primary weapon of choice for the renowned sniper teams of the Canadian Armed Forces. These new weapons and related attachments will provide better accuracy at longer ranges, and are manufactured in Canada. Final deliveries are expected in […]

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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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Friday Foto

September 23, 1944: Douglas C-47 Skytrains of the 315th Troop Carrier Group, dropping the 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade into DZ “O” near Grave, southwest of Nijmegen in Holland, on D+6 of Operation Market Garden. By this date however; Operation Market Garden had already stalled and although a tactical gain was not to be made, […]

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