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Rest In Peace – Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CSt

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

We have received news that Christopher Lee has shuffled off this mortal coil at the ripe old age of 93.  The man led a full life including service to his country during World War II in the RAF and SOE.  Later, he became an international movie star and even cut a hard rock album.  

The man was a badass.

PEO Soldier Publishes Updated Authorized Protective Eyewear List

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

PEO Soldier just released an updated version of the US Army Approved Protective Eyewear List, and it includes more options than ever.


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Happy 7th Anniversary to Us!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015


On May 17, 2008 at 0619 EST, Soldier Systems Daily officially launched, with the mission of bringing the masses the latest and greatest daily news on the tactical industry. 7 years and almost 14,000 posts later, we’ve been hard at work to fulfill that mission. As always, we’d like to thank our readers and advertisers for making the website as great as it is!

Here’s to another 7 years and 14,000 posts!

Warrior Expo – MATBOCK Berserker Chest Rig

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Yep, you read that right; they’ve developed a chest rig, but in natural MATBOCK fashion it had to be something different.  

The Berserker Chest Rig is ultralight. Weighing only 1 lbs, it’s manufactured from MATBOCK Ghost, a new fabric for them. In fact, expect a whole line made from MATBOCK Ghost.

The PALS compatible Berserker includes a bib as well as front and rear platebags amd removable cummerbund.

The Transition Tabs (seen below) allow you to cut the plates away while retaining wear of this Rhodesian-style chest rig.

Currently only available in MultiCam, samples are shipping for T&E soon.

NRAAM 2015 – Setup

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Yesterday was set up for the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting. These photos give you a feeling for the chaos that ensues the day before a show but I can assure, tear down goes much faster.

London Bridge Trading – LBT-6094 X S&S SMR Insert Promotion

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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London Bridge Trading is holding a special promotion for their classic 6094 plate carrier. For a limited time, all LBT-6094 plate carriers comes with an S&S Precision Gear Retention Track Base Plate and 3 SMR (Skeletonized Magazine Retention) inserts. Additionally, this promotion is being offered at a special sale price of $299.99, roughly 40% off MSRP. This is a great deal from two great gear companies both located in the 757.

The LBT-6094 is available in Medium and Large sizes, and in the following colors: Black, Coyote Brown, Coyote Tan, Mas Grey, and MultiCam.

Holy Thread Hijacks, SSD!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Thread Hijacking – …A thread hijacking occurs when one or more individuals commenting on the original posting, go off topic, creating a separate conversation. This is rude, and bad internet etiquette…

Here on SSD, commentors have been doing a bit of thread hijacking recently, and while we appreciate active discussion, we’d prefer it would stay on topic. So, in an effort to alleviate this, here you go, here’s your chance to say whatever you want; let it all out in the comments section.

Gravity Hook Grappling Hook On Kickstarter

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Gravity Hook standard

The Gravity Hook is a project currently up on Kickstarter for a hybrid mechanical claw and grappling hook. Stand alone, it functions as a 2-pronged hook. When it impacts a surface, the mechanism opens up, and pulling it back closes the mechanism, making it great for retrieving items. The final design will be made of stainless steel, although hooks made of other materials including titanium are part of the backer rewards.

Gravity Hook

Here you can see the Gravity Hook pictured with the optional Cross Hook. When installed, the Cross Hook allows the Gravity Hook to function more like a traditional grappling hook, with 4 prongs. The Cross Hook can also function as a standalone gear tie.

Pins For Anyting – Skull Links On Kickstarter

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

photo-1024x768 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a skull-and-crossbones cufflinks and tie-tack set. The set will be crafted from nickel, and will feature a skull-and-crossbones design on a black background outlined in red.


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

While it may sound like a made up curse word used by a child, the Female Urinary Diversion Device or FUDD may well prove to cause many a female Soldier to swear. Borrowed from outdoor technology to allow lady hikers on the trail relieve themselves more comfortably, this is the technology that’s making female attendance at Ranger School possible. In fact, the infamous Ranger School packing list has already been updated with several gender specific items including the FUDD.