Archive for the ‘Foreign’ Category
To quote my friend Yancey, “Seems like the French had themselves a combat jump in Mali.”
This video by Pascal DuPont is the long version that shows the airland on the 27th of January into Gao and then concludes with the jump into Timbuktu on the 28th by the French Foreign Legion’s 2e REP ( 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment) including Harfang drone footage. Then there’s a bunch of other stuff.
Over the next two years all Dutch Soldiers will receive new combat boots.
“With this new footwear we put another important step forward in the in order of the armed forces.” With these words, armed forces Commanding General Tom Middendorp handed the first pair to Sergeant 1st Class Johan de Jong at the der clothing company of Defence in Soesterberg.
Priority of fielding is to deployers. Consequently, the 45 men and women of Air Task Force 22, who head this month to Mazar-e-Sharif were issued first. The Dutch military has also instituted a new foot measuring device to ensure a proper fit as they issue these 2 new boots which are intended for use in Netherlands and North-Western and Central Europe. The first is a multifunctional combat boot for use in rocky and mountainous terrain and incorporates a waterproof, breathable lining for temperate to cold areas. The second boot features a moisture regulating lining intended for temperate and warm areas. Together, these two boots replace a single model that was supposed to be a jack of all trades. While no brand name or model was mentioned, it appears everybody initially will get 2 variant of Meindl boots; the Island MFS and another unnamed model for hot weather. Additionally, the boots are issued with 6 pair of socks matched to the performance of the boot.
They’ve also adopted other models, the so-called desert or jungle gevechtslaarzen, which are special issue to troops stationed or deploying to those areas.
If National Geographic did a tactical photo magazine it would be the new “Flashbang.”
“Flashbang” is a quarterly with the following salient features -
- 160 pages
- over 400 exclusives and never seen pictures
- no advertising !
- high quality printing and paper
- 4 issues per year
- 3 units from all over the world in each issue
- worldwide distribution
- very few (english) texts
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North Eastern Arms is a firearms manufacturer in Canada is set to release the new Compact Carbine Stock. It’s the first drop-in stock system for the AR for direct impingement guns that significantly reduces the length. Their 7.5” PDW AR is almost 2” shorter than a MP5A5 collapsed to give you some idea of how short it is.
Initially, it will be available to Law Enforcement and military only to start due to demand. Unfortunately, the company reps weren’t able to go into the internal mechanism of operation on this until it’s officially released on display at IWA 2013 in Germany, but they did say that it is a complete drop-in unit, and significantly improves the reliability of the return system of the AR design.
The Applied Orange FR-UBAX is the only commercially available combat shirt made entirely out of TenCate Defender M fabrics in A-TACS camouflage.
The FR-UBAX incorporates inset bicep pockets. Offered in sizes Small – 3XLarge, the torso is made from an FR knit in OD.
Combat Shop RU produced this video featuring the SOBR (Police Special Squad of Russia).