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Platatac – Helium Whisper Backed Pouches

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Platatac has released a series of pouches with BFG Helium Whisper backers, offering a weight reduction of up to 60% versus traditional pouches. Currently, Platatac is offering magazine, medical, GPS pouches, and their popular KS pouch, with the Helium Whisper backers. Platatac plans to expand their HW line including radio, frag, and admin pouches in the near future.

Platatac pouches are made in Australia.

www.platatac.com/catalogue/hw-range.html

Australian Defence Force – Major Improvements Announced To Soldier Survivability Equipment

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Defence Minister, Senator David Johnston (left), tries the Army's new tiered body armour system and receives a briefing on its capabilities from Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Aaron Williams from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, at the Australian Defence Force Academy on 28 August 2014.

Defence Minister, Senator David Johnston (left), tries the Army’s new tiered body armour system and receives a briefing on its capabilities from Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Aaron Williams from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, at the Australian Defence Force Academy on 28 August 2014.

It has been recently announced that more than 20,000 Australian Defence Force personnel are set to be issued with new and improved personal protective equipment. Revealed at the Australian Defence Force Academy by Defence Minister David Johnston, the multi-million dollar roll-out is intended to significantly enhance the capability of ADF personnel deployed on military operations.

The program, known as Land 125 Phase 3B, aims to increase soldier mobility and endurance by providing new-generation body armor, combat helmets, hearing protection, and ballistic glasses and goggles, all of which consisting of lighter and better integrated components and materials.

Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison (left), AO, and Defence Minister, Senator David Johnston, receive a briefing on Army's new Land 125 Phase 3B soldier equipment and the enhanced F88 Austeyr rifle from Australian Army soldiers Corporal Lachlan Robinson (centre) and Lance Corporal Aaron Williams (right) from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, at the Australian Defence Force Academy on 28 August 2014.

Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison (left), AO, and Defence Minister, Senator David Johnston, receive a briefing on Army’s new Land 125 Phase 3B soldier equipment and the enhanced F88 Austeyr rifle from Australian Army soldiers Corporal Lachlan Robinson (centre) and Lance Corporal Aaron Williams (right) from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, at the Australian Defence Force Academy on 28 August 2014.

Under the terms of a five-year contract, the first of the Land 125 Phase 3B contracts have been awarded to Bendigo-based Australian Defence Apparel (ADA). They are tasked with supplying load carriage equipment, including ballistic plate carriers, packs, basic pouches, and equipment bags.

The first thousand sets of Load Carriage Equipment are expected to be delivered in May 2015.

www.minister.defence.gov.au/2014/08/28/minister-for-defence-major-improvements-announced-to-soldier-survivability-equipment

The White St George’s Scarf from Pretty Green

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Available now, the St George’s Scarf from clothing brand Pretty Green is pretty cool whether you’re a soccer fan or just want to sport the colors.

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Yep, that’s Newman.

www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-the-white-st-georges-scarf

Argo Exhibits at NGUSA

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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Argo, the Canadian ATV company, exhibited at the recent NGAUS conference in Chicago, IL. It’s great to see these guys starting to focus on the military market. Their family of amphibious ATVs have applicability not just for DOMOPS missions such as flood/hurricane response that the National Guard is assigned, but given the ‘Shift to the Pacific’ their vehicles make a lot of sense for use as a tactical mobility platform in jungle and mountainous terrain given their extremely low ground pressure and amphibious capability. Pictured above is their XTI 8×8 vehicle equipped with rubber tracks for over-snow or debris field applications.

Platatac – Mountain Shawl Collar

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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This is really cool. Platatac’s Mountain Shawl Collar is a heavyweight fleece top is designed to be worn as a comfortable and warm layer. It features thumb loops at the cuffs, a tube style front hand pocket, and taped buttons at the collar and an elasticized waist to trap heat. The ‘shawl’ style collar, from which the garment gets its name, can be fliped up to provide additional protection from the elements.

Available in Black, Brown, Khaki, Lime Green, and Navy in sizes SM – XL. Made in Australia.

www.platatac.com/platatac-mountain-shawl-collar-7946

Team Wendy v. FMA – Court Rules In Team Wendy’s Favor

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Very exciting news! Team Wendy has recently won a court battle against Hong Kong-based FMA in regards to the their counterfeiting of Team Wendy’s intellectual property. The final judgement and permanent injunction can be read below:

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Team Wendy v. FMA

Additionally, Team Wendy has released a brief statement regarding the matter:

Team Wendy decided to go after a Chinese/Hong Kong company (FMA) that has been knocking off our intellectual property. After we educated the court about the potential confusion and safety issues inherent in FMA’s knock-offs, the court entered the attached judgment in our favor. A nice victory/statement against those stealing American intellectual property.

Congratulations to Team Wendy for the court victory, and hopefully this ruling will serve as a precedent for ceasing any future instances of copyright infringement of gear by foreign companies.

www.teamwendy.com

This Is How They Do It In Florence

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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Florence, Italy that is. That holster makes for one heck of a drawstroke.

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Agilite Launches New Website and Battle Element Softshell Jacket

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Battle Element™ softshell jacket from Agilite is the first in their Ends of Earth series.

Developed in conjunction with elite Israel Defense Forces and Israeli Navy Operators, it was designed with the needs of special operations and extreme outdoor professionals in mind.

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Agilite has incorporated several special features into the Battle Element including the Agilite “Half-glove” that covers half the hand and helps bridge the transition area from jacket sleeve to glove. The Half-glove can also be folded inwards to form a regular sleeve if required.

Additionally, they’ve included a low profile hood, hidden under the collar to provide added rain and wind protection, yet remains completely inconspicuous when not in use.

The inside of the Battle Element is Agilite premium grade Micro-Fleece for warmth and also features twin under-arm vents for heat release during exertion and without removing combat gear or backpacks.

The Battle Element is available now for pre-order at a special, introductory price of $149.95 for a limited time only. Estimated pre-order ship date is October 5th 2014.

Available in Small – 3XLarge, in any color, as long as it’s Black.

agilitegear.com/collections/apparel/products/battle-element-soft-shell-jacket

CORTAC Announces Rampart International As Exclusive Canadian Distributor

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – CORTAC is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with Rampart International for the exclusive distribution of CTAV Retrofit Kit™ and CTAV Shirt Carrier System (SCS)™ in Canada. Rampart has all CORTAC products in stock and available for immediate sale to all military and law enforcement customers as well as supporting select retailers across Canada.

CORTAC has experienced limited success in selling into the Canadian market, but does have key provincial customers that Rampart will continue to support. “Rampart is committed to supporting the end-users of operational equipment and has earned their trust. We are very proud to have the CORTAC brand being represented by Rampart and we are confident that Mike Klein and his team will generate immediate CTAV sales,” said Jeremy Harrell, President of CORTAC.

Mike Klein, President of Rampart International adds, “We are very excited about our new relationship with CORTAC. The CTAV™ integrates seamlessly into our existing offering of the world’s finest operational equipment and provides a cost-effective solution to improving the comfort of those wearing body armor. Rampart is looking forward to working closely with CORTAC and being in a position to conveniently offer all CORTAC products to Canadian end users.”

www.cortac.com

www.rampartcorp.com

Wolf Wind Leatherworks – Wolf Equipment Belt

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Portugal-based Wolf Wind Leatherworks offers and interesting take on the load carrying belt. It looks to be a great option for those into Bushcraft or want an entirely different look than the usual nylon-based systems.

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Features
- Austrialpin Cobra Adjustable buckle (45 mm)-quick release. Colour options: black matte / coyote brown / desert sand / foliage green. As another buckle option, Wolf Wind provides by order: ITW Nexus GT Cobra buckle-quick release-100% polymer system with no metal components.
- ITW Nexus snap hook – M.A.S.H
- ITW Nexus hook – C.L.A.S.H
- Steel Austrialpin karabiner – micro inox 3-way autolock (black)
- Black oxide treated steel screws
- Two layers of leather hand stitched together with double passage of waxed linen thread
- Fiebing´s oil dyes and Obenauf´s finish
- High quality vegetable-tanned 8-10oz leather that will ages well- width:4,5cm
- Nylon webbing MIL-W-4088 TYP 7 class 1a – Each belt comes with the nylon webbing that increments for fine adjustment.

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Wolf Wind Leatherworks also offers a leather Equipment Pouch seen mounted in the photo below which is designed specifically to carry:

- Pouch for: ESEE AH-1 arrowhead and Fällkniven DC3 whetstone
- Removable firesteel loop (ambidextrous)
- Removable ITW Nexus Grimloc (ambidextrous)
- Atwood paracord 550 (orange) – storage on the back side

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Additionally, there is an EDC belt that also incorporates an Austrialpin Cobra buckle. Wolf Wind Leatherworks also specializes in quality leather knifesheaths for various fixed blade models.

Each belt is custom made to order based on waist size. Available in Dark Brown or USMC Black.

wolfwindleatherworks.com