Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Misty Mountain Integrated Stealth Harness (ISH) Selected By Australian Defence Forces

Sunday, February 7th, 2016


February 5, 2016 – North Carolina based small manufacturer Misty Mountain Threadworks, Inc. announced that it has entered into a partnership with Australian based military and tactical distributor Southern Cross Equipment PTY LTD of New South Wales, Australia to supply the Australian Department of Defence with Misty Mountain’s ISH harness.

Misty Mountain and Southern Cross have been working together for three years to develop the market for ISH and other Misty Mountain harnesses in Australia and New Zealand. Their first meeting was at the biannual Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in held in Salt Lake City, UT. Spencer McDonald of Southern Cross stopped at the Misty Mountain booth manned by Operations Manager Mike Lavarnway and President Goose Kearse. Spencer’s eye was caught by the Integrated Stealth Harness, a scalable personal protection system with belt, leg loops, and chest harness. ISH was designed and developed in conjunction with retired USAF PJ Ish Antonio and is the harness solution for USSOCOM’s TCCC CASEVAC Kit.

Spencer seeded key operators in the ADF with Misty Mountain harnesses and gear. He took in their feedback and helped Misty Mountain develop custom solutions as needed to best meet the Australian requirements. As a result of the Australian commandos’ evaluation of the ISH system they have selected the ISH Original Belt, Leg Loops, and Chest Harness for their personal protective harness. The ISH Sit Kit formed by the ISH Original Belt and Leg Loops and the ISH Chest harness all carry the UIAA Safety Label. For more information about ISH or any other of Misty Mountain’s climbing gear please visit Misty Mountain’s military and tactical gear is made in the USA and Berry Amendment Compliant. In Australia and New Zealand, Southern Cross is the exclusive distributor of Misty Mountain gear. Please find them at

SHOT Show – PWS / Direct Action

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

PWS is hosting Poland’s own Direct Action in their booth #7203.  They’ve had some bags out for awhile but last year they started completely revamping their line.  I got a chance to check their new stuff out at a private viewing during MiliPol and I was blown away with their attention to detail and innovative design.

This is their first public showing anywhere.  If you are at SHOT Show you need to check it out.  

Noel Moments from the French Army

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Merci AM

A Greek Special Unit Has Adopted The Glock 17 MOS

Thursday, December 24th, 2015


Greek company Barrel Advanced Armament recently posted the above photo of the Glock 17 MOS on their Facebook page, stating that the featured pistols were procured for a “special user”. The Glocks are equipped with a Docter RDS, unidentified suppressor, and in the case of the bottom pistol, a Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon light. A source who wished to remain anonymous stated that the pistols are intended for a special unit that cooperates with US Federal Agencies, but gave no further details.

Wolf Wind Leatherworks – Wolf Heavy Duty Operation Bag

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015


Wolf Wind Leatherworks’ Wolf Heavy Duty Operation Bag was designed to improve the organization of the user’s gear, and to ensure that critical tools are kept secured yet readily accessible. The pack splits open into four parts, and has four integrated leather pouches, as well as a ruggedized detachable leather central painel. The Wolf Heavy Duty Operation Bag attaches to larger packs or plate carriers, and can also attach to a user’s belt or to the included Wolf Utility Sling for off-the-shoulder carry. Additionally, every bag is made-to-order and is personalized with the owner’s name.



  • Made of durable 500D Cordura nylon fabric with water resistant coating
  • Austrialpin Cobra Adjustable buckle (black-matte finish)
  • Bladetech TEK-LOK
  • ITW D-Ring Nylon
  • Polyamid Webbing Kryptek
  • ITW Nexus Triglide
  • Black oxide treated steel screws
  • Heavy duty USMC snap fasteners
  • High quality vegetable tanned leather
  • Handcrafted and hand stitched with waxed linen thread
  • Fiebing´s oil dyes
  • Water and mildew repellent finish
  • Sling:

  • Austrialpin Cobraframe black-matte finish
  • Polyamid Webbing Kryptek
  • ITW Nexus hook – C.L.A.S.H.
  • ITW Nexus Triglide
  • Black oxide treated steel screws
  • Camo Patterns Options:

  • Kryptek Highlander
  • Kryptek Typhon
  • Kryptek Mandrake
  • Size (approx.):

  • Closed – 25cm/9.85” height x 30cm/11.82” width
  • Open – 60cm/23.62” x 60cm/23.62”
  • Weight:

  • 1650gr (approx.)
  • 5 – Wolf Heavy Duty Operation Bag

    Australian Defence Force Selects Team Wendy Exfil Ballistic Helmet

    Friday, December 18th, 2015

    Tiered Combat Helmet Contract awarded to Aquaterro APS

    Ballistic 5

    CLEVELAND – Team Wendy announces that its EXFIL Ballistic Helmet has been selected by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as Tiered Combat Helmet (TCH) of record (Tiers 2 and 3) for the Soldier Combat Ensemble (SCE). The five-year contract with two additional 2 year options was awarded to Team Wendy’s partner in Australia, Aquaterro APS.

    The EXFIL Ballistic is the third model in the Team Wendy EXFIL line, following two popular non-ballistic tactical bump helmets: Carbon (released in 2012) and LTP (Lightweight Tactical Polymer, released in 2013).

    With a complete helmet system weight of 2.6 lbs. for Size 1 and 2.75 lbs. for Size 2, boltless CAM FIT retention with Boa closure system for optimized stability and fit, cam-lock sliders for positive locking adjustment, and a customized Zorbium impact liner with 2 full sets of comfort pads, the EXFIL Ballistic is designed to be comfortable during extended use all the while providing leading edge ballistic protection.

    “We are thrilled that the ADF has selected the EXFIL Ballistic as their Tier 2 and Tier 3 program of record helmet. We also appreciate the confidence that the ADF has placed in Team Wendy and our partner in Australia, Aquaterro” said Team Wendy CEO Jose Rizo-Patron. “Since launching our EXFIL helmet program 3 years ago, we have worked hard to not only put out some of the most advanced helmet systems in the world, but to also provide our valued customers with industry leading service and support.” Rizo-Patron continued, “Team Wendy also recognizes the importance of working with industry leading strategic partners. To this end, we are pleased to highlight the support of our partners that are associated with the EXFIL Ballistic Helmet – ArmorSource LLC, Wilcox Industries and Boa Technology Inc.”

    Meanwhile, in Essex

    Friday, December 11th, 2015

    Is That A Spork In Their Logo?

    Jupiter Optics – Valdai PG-210 Holographic Sight

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2015


    At a recent military expo held in Kubinka, Russia, weapon optics manufacturer Jupiter Optics unveiled their new Valdai PG-210 Holographic Weapons Sight. The PG-210 is a 1x Holographic sight designed to reduce target acquisition time and improve accuracy from small arms fire in all lighting conditions. It features 4 night and 5 day brightness levels, and is even NVG compatible. The product page implies that multiple reticle types will be offered for the sight.

    The PG-210 is powered by a single AA 1.5V battery, and offers a run time of approximately 2000 hours on the “average brightness value”. It is waterproof up to 2 meters for 1 hour, and has a listed operating temperature range of -40 to 50 °C (-40 to 122 °F). It weights in at 297 grams (~10.5 oz.), with dimensions of 133mm x 80mm x 53mm (5.2 in x 3.1 in x 2 in).

    The PG-210 is designed primarily for use with Kalashnikov series rifles, although as it features a built-in mount for Picatinny rails, it can be mounted to a variety of weapons.

    Below you can check out the sell sheet for the PG-210 (in Russian).

    PG-210 Sell Sheet

    Click to view .pdf

    Additional info sourced from Sputnik News.

    Note that this article was written primarily using materials machine-translated from the original Russian, and as such some info may have been lost or made unclear in the resulting English. If there are any grievous errors in the information provided, feel free to alert us and we’ll be sure to update the article accordingly.