Check it out here: www.chasetactical.com
Check it out here: www.chasetactical.com
The Art of Future Warfare project will be hosting a discussion on Envisioning the Future of Urban Warfare at the Atlantic Council on June 23 from 1500-1630. It will be the capstone to a war-art challenge calling for graphic novel and comic book illustrations revealing what urban warfare might look like in the 2040-50s.
Max Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of World War Z and Jon Chang, the writer of the Black Powder Red Earth series, along with the winner of the art contest will be discussing the topic. The best illustrations from the contest will be on display for all to see and the panelists will discuss the future battleground that is expected to encompass sixty percent of the total world population in the near future.
The Art of Future Warfare project, housed in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, aims to create a world in which artist, writers, illustrators, directors, videographers, others, and creativity enjoy a valued place in the defense establishment’s planning and preparation for the future of warfare and conflict.
With Avengers 2 out, and Ant-Man on the horizon, it’s no surprise to see the work continues on the Marvel Cinematic Universe projects. Such is the case with this early picture of Crossbones from the currently-in-production, yet slated for a May 2016 release, Captain America: Civil War.
Crossbones, one of Captain America’s most iconic arch-nemeses in the comics, can be seen kitted up in gear from various manufacturers, including S&S Precision, Benchmade Knives, Safariland, G-Code, and AustriaAlpin/ITW.
If we didn’t know any better, we’d swear this looks like something our friends at Tactical Pro Shop were involved with, as they often are. We’re looking forward to seeing what other gear pops up, and for the movie in general.
More pics and info on the movie itself can be found at screencrush.com/crossbones-grillo-first-look
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.
Early 2015, ZEV Technologies rolled out a series of videos filmed on location with Deliberate Dynamic, filmed and produced by Brain Farm.
Through the course of these events, Brain Farm and ZEV captured the perfection that ZEV provides to its customers every day with its products; working with Professional Shooter, KC Eusebio as well as their demographic of users in the tactical arena – who rely on ZEV’s commitment to perfection and quality.
This last video is a behind camera prospective look at just what went into making these short clips.
The Australian Army’s Defence Newspaper has released a special issue which features an extended piece on ANZAC Day 2015, as well as the Australian Army in Afghanistan, and the Soldier Combat Ensemble which includes a new range of packs:
The packs are tailored to the needs of various tiers of Soldiers, and include a purpose-made pack with straps to attach a sniper rifle for snipers, a medium assault pack for Tier 2 close combatants, and a dismounted field pack for infantry, combat engineers, joint fire teams, and Special Forces.
You can check it out here: armynews.realviewdigital.com/#folio=1
Coming November, 2015, US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000-15 (Elite) by J. Kenneth Eward, professor at the American Military University. you may remember his other, great Osprey book on Marine Infantry equipment.
Eward does excellent research and has spoken at length with the men who developed this equipment.
NEW BERLIN, WI (April 27, 2015) – Much like human soldiers, military working dogs rarely flinch in the face of grave danger. K-9 heroes like Digo, a bomb-sniffing dog, and his handler, Chief Petty Officer Benito Olson, take that bravery to the next level. Lt. Col. Oliver North, host of Sportsman Channel’s Saving Private K-9, shares the harrowing story of the team’s deployment to Iraq and their mission to locate the enemy in a bomb-laden city. Intel led them to what appeared to be an empty building, but what transpired next could – potentially – bring an end to both of their careers.
Tune in to the award-winning original series Saving Private K-9 on Thursday, April 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.
Digo and Olson set out on a mission to find one of al Qaeda’s top money handlers in Iraq. The location, known to be littered with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), meant the team would have to remain highly-attuned to their surroundings. Olson received information confirming the enemy’s presence in a nearby building, and it was clear Digo needed to assess the situation. But before Digo could enter the building, standard procedure had to be followed and a grenade was launched to clear the area of any threats. Digo and Benito soon discovered they were in for more than they had bargained for.
“If Digo could talk to the public, he would say he’s just doing what he loves to do. And he’s taught me so many things – not just about training dogs,” said Benito. “There is no price to put on working with these dogs. There are hard times and there are good times. It’s a lot of work to put in, but it’s really rewarding at the end.”
Check out Mystery Ranch’s newly imagined website. I think you’ll find navigation a bit easier.