The Australian Special Operations Knife is the product of a collaboration between Platatac and Hardcore Hardware Australia. Offered in two blade colors, there is also a training model as well as two belt mounting options; MALICE Clips and Tek-Lok.
Tel Aviv, Israel, May 18th 2015 - Agilite has announced the appointment of Eric Marks as Naval SOF Sales Manager and Lone Soldier Liaison at Agilite. Marks previously served for five years as an operator in one of The Israel Defense Forces’ most elite Special Forces Units.
Marks took part in countless missions during his time with the Israeli Navy and will use his background and experience in his new position.
Having grown up in North Carolina, USA, Marks is a dual US/Israeli citizen and was classified as a “Lone Soldier,” the IDF’s term for troops who were raised overseas and serve without family members in the country.
One of very few American citizens to ever serve in such an elite Israeli unit, he will serve as liaison to current Lone Soldiers serving all over the IDF and address the equipment needs of them and their units.
“It’s an honor to join the team at Agilite, after using their gear for years I’m proud to represent it and to contribute to its development. I am particularly excited to work with the Lone Soldier community whom I have been a part of for several years.”
About Agilite: Agilite Systems is Israel’s premier designer and manufacturer of tactical and rescue equipment and apparel. It supplies top-tier Special Forces around the world as well as Military, Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue Organizations worldwide. See more on Agilite at www.agilitegear.com
UF PRO has recently added Brown Grey as a color option for their Striker Field Shirt. The field shirt is made from 50/50 NyCo ripstop fabric, with all loop material meeting NATO NIR requirements. The anatomic cut is designed for comfort when worn under body armor or battle vests. Dual access chest pockets feature Velcro closures to help prevent injury from secondary fragments, and offer good access to contents, even when wearing equipment or body armor. Big upper and lower arm pockets are spacious enough for equipment that requires quick access. Also included are pouches for D30 Trio Mid elbow protectors.
The Striker Field Shirt is available in sizes XS-3XL, and also comes in PenCott GreenZone.
The Australian Army 3rd Brigade released a video highlighting the Royal Australian Regiment ‘Old Faithful’ – 3 RAR Basic Reconnaissance Course. Conducted from November 3rd through December 12th, 2014, the intent of the course was to qualify Soldiers to become Reconnaissance Patrolmen. During the course, Soldiers trained with assets including MRH 90, PMV, and small boats organic to 3 RAR.
You can check out the video here: www.facebook.com/3rdbrigadeaustralianarmy/videos/386955938160163
Thanks to ‘JC’ for the tip!
Amsterdam-based apparel and gear company LEAFGEAR is offering an interesting service to anyone stopping through Amsterdam: direct transport from Schiphol airport to their showroom. The full release can be read below:
Introducing the new LEAFGEAR Limo Service! From Schiphol Airport straight to our showroom in Amsterdam. Traveling to a foreign destination and using Amsterdam as a hub? When you arrive at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for a stopover, why not visit LEAFGEAR when you can? We offer you FREE transport to visit our showroom to find.fix.strike whatever you want. Looking for best tactical gear to complement your equipment just before you need it? Wanting to confess your last secrets? Or just wanting to hang out for few hours? You are most welcome to come around at stay at our LG showroom for a drink or game of fussball.
The transport is free of charge however there are a few simple rules:
* schedule an appointment for pick-up per email.
* pick-up is only guaranteed after our written confirmation.
* we can transport max. of 2 pax at a time.
* no luggage can be taken except for your wallets.
* no Red-light-district tour or Banana bars. Just straight to LG showroom.
* we offer this transport during our regular opening hours and depending on availability.
The Australian Army tecently issued over 4,000 Crye Precision AirFrames to Tier 2 combatants in 1 Brigade. That alone is pretty big news.
Now here is where it gets interesting. Apparently, the procurement guys ordered, then cancelled, Crye helmet covers in AMCU. Looking at this photo it seems that someone local has made up some AMCU covers.
The tender for the remainder of the helmets (approximately 14,000 for both Tier 2 & 3) is being evaluated at the moment.
Tacprogear will be exhibiting at the 2015 Canadian Tactical Conference, booth 102. The CTC is taking place on May 13-14, at the Blue Mountain Conference Centre in Collingwood, Ontario.
Here’s a closer look at the Australian Army SCE Packs that were briefly mentioned in the latest issue of the Australian Army Defence Newspaper.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video from Agilite Gear at the recent Battle Element Soft Shell photoshoot. Done in collaboration with Israeli Weapons Industries, it shows some of the latest gear and apparel from Agilite as well as the latest weapons from IWI.