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Archive for May, 2009

Ghillie Suit Base Layer

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

PEO-Soldier is finalizing an improved Ghillie Suit Accessory Kit which for the first time, has included a Base Layer garment. Designed by Crye, the Base Layer, according to a PEO-Soldier briefing, provides “fire resistance as well as improved counter-surveillance protection, protection from flame and thermal threats, increased mobility and agility, increased multi-system operability, and anti-odor/anti-microbial properties.”

Ghillie Base Layer

Of course this begs the question; is this an indictment of UCP? If snipers require superior camouflage why is it Multicam and not UCP?

ghillie base layer jacket

ghillie suit base layer trouser

The Spider Holster

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Spider Holster

While the Spider Holster was developed specifically for SLR cameras, I can see a lot of potential here. The idea is to take the weight of the camera off of the shoulders and transfer it to the waist. The Spider Holster consists of two components. The SLR is modified with a pin in the tripod port at the bottom of the camera. The pin slides into a slot on the holster that holds it in place.

Check out the Spider Holster online.

Diesel Motorsport Helmets

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

For our motorcycle riding readers we bring you the Diesel Helmet. With an obvious military fighter pilot influence, the helmet was developed in association with AGV. It features an interchangeable drop down face shield, Mohican crest, and an ergonomic stitched leather neck support.

Diesel Helmet

Available in Black, White, Green, and Bronze from Diesel.

Introducing Juggernaut Defense, LLC

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Juggernaut Defense, LLC

Specializing in soldier-borne equipment design & engineering, Juggernaut Defense, LLC is a full-spectrum design consultancy dedicated to the military, law-enforcement, and public safety communities. Since 2000, Juggernaut Defense has been involved in many successful programs which have provided superior survivability, communication, and lethality systems to Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Special Operators fighting in both OIF and OEF. Juggernaut Defense (located in Scottsdale, Arizona) was spun off by Chris Stalzer in November 2008 from Juggernaut Design to focus its business toward government and military design problems.

Check out their website to learn about some of the projects they have already completed. www.juggdef.com

Arc’teryx Combat Jacket Blowout from Grey Group

Friday, May 29th, 2009

In honor of the Army’s upcoming birthday, Soldier Systems Daily is pleased to sponsor one of the best deals of the year. In conjunction with Arc’teryx LEAF, Grey Group Training has secured the entire run of Arc’teryx Combat Jackets in Army Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) and is offering them at a deep discount.

The Arc’teryx Combat jacket uses an athletic cut to produce a jacket that looks as good in garrison as it performs on the battlefield. Manufactured from water resistant Tweave® Durastretch®, the Combat Jacket moves and breathes with you. Best of all, the Combat Jacket is printed in Army Universal Camouflage Pattern so it will blend in with your issue equipment and help you avoid protestations of the Sergeant Major Mafia.

Arc'teryx Combat Jacket in UCP

• Two extra roomy hand pockets
• Two zippered sleeve pockets
• Hem drawcord keeps the waist from riding up and is easily adjustable with one hand
• Soft brushed lined collar
• Micro die cut Velcroâ„¢ cuffs won’t catch or tear off
• Full front zip with interior wind flap for added protection from the elements
• Velcro on sleeves for morale patches, rank, and IFF
• Pit Zips

During this promotion Grey Group will offer the Combat Jacket in UCP for an astounding $199.99. This softshell normally retails for $450! We have never seen a deal like this.

Available at a mere $199.99 in sizes Small through XXL beginning June 1st exclusively from Grey Group Training. See size chart for more information.

Arc'teryx Size Chart

Magpul Introduces MOE Trigger Guard

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Magpul has added to their every expanding Manufacturer Original Equipment (MOE) line with the release of the Trigger Guard. It is non-folding, has rounded edges, and fills the “gap” between the rear of the standard trigger guard and pistol grip. Magpul notes that due to variances in manufacturer specs some rifles may require some slight adjustments to the Trigger Guard for proper fit. The Trigger Guard is available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Olive Drab, and Foliage.

Magpul MOE Trigger Guard

And for those anxiously awaiting the release of The Art of The Tactical Carbine II, 4-Disc DVD Set, Magpul has released this blooper reel.

New Austrian Camo

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The Austrian military has joined the digital camo craze. Two patterns, one for woodland environments and another for desert have been developed. The patterns are similar in appearance with the exception of colorways. Both incorporate wide stripes with digital patterns in the foreground. Uniforms in the new patterns will be issued to Austrian troops deploying abroad on peacekeeping operations. Additional reports indicate that they will also be issued to the Austrian Jagdkommando, an Austrian Special Forces unit.

Austrian President

In a recent visit to the Heeresbekleidunganstalt (sort of an Austrian equivalent of Natick), the Austrian President received a briefing on the two new patterns.

Feldanzug 75

However, the average Austrian Soldat will continue to wear the Feldanzug 75 in braungrau (Brown Gray), simple fatigue uniform first introduced into service in 1975.

Grey Group Training Poised to Launch New Site

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Grey Group Training LLC is launching their newly reimagined web store on June 1st. In addition to the new web site, they have already added a new shipping facility as well as dedicated Customer Service Representatives. The intent of the totality of these enhancements is to improve the customer’s experience, whether tracking the status of an order from the office or asking technical questions when down-range. The new web store will features increased speed and performance, better, user-friendly navigation and search, real-time stock status, and a massively expanded product line. And we do mean massive.

Grey Group has always worked hard with their industry partners to bring the newest and best products to the end user. At Soldier Systems we are very excited about what we have seen. Grey Group will be debuting “Black Palm Syndicate” Apparel as well as a new run of knives from Kiku Matsuda. Additionally, there are scores of new products from such industry icons as Salomon, KÜHL, Mayflower Research and Consulting, and Smith Eyewear.

Look for the new web experience at www.GreyGroupTraining.com on June 1st.

SCOTTEVEST TEC Shirt

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Like all SCOTTEVEST products the Travel TEC shirt is packed with features. The TEC shirt boasts eight pockets including a secure pocket for travel documents, pen pockets located in either side of the front opening, memory card pocket, personal media player pocket, and a cell phone pocket. The front is secured with low-profile, breakaway snaps for quick access to your gear and there is also a secret pocket to cache small, sensitive items. Additionally, it can be worn tucked in or with the tail hanging out which only adds to its versatility.

Khaki Tech Shirt from SCOTTEVEST

For more information visit SCOTTEVEST on the web.

DAP Pack from BFG

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The Pack is the second platform in the Denied Area Pattern line from Blue Force Gear. Intended to mask the true purpose of the equipment, the DAP Pack is a very simple affair but very well designed. There are loops on the top and sides of the pack for routing commo wires and hydration tubes and can also be secured to restrict the opening of the main compartment. Additionally, the shoulder straps are a low profile affair.

BFG DAP Pack

The DAP Pack is a panel loaders that opens fully to expose a velcro field inside the pack’s body. The DAP line is actually a full system consisting of platforms such as the Pack and Discreet Case as well as a forthcoming family of pouches and accessories that attach to the velcro field.

BFG DAP Pack Open

The pack also features a bungie X-harness to help compact the load or to quickly stow items like jackets. Like all of the DAP line, the Pack is available in UCP, Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, Khaki, and Multicam as well as the non-traditional colors Burgundy, Royal Blue, and Emerald Green.

The DAP Pack is made in the USA and available from Blue Force Gear.