Archive for the ‘Milipol’ Category

Milipol – A.R.E.S.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Milipol is a camouflage collectors paradise and this Softshell jacket from ARES is an excellent find. You’ll notice the snow camouflage pattern. It’s so new, it won’t be offered until February of 2016 but is very similar to the one in this link. Intended for military issue, it will be available in sizes XXS-XXXXL.

Milipol – Crispi Boots

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015


Crispi is well known for their Italian boots. Seen here is their SWAT HTG (L) and a Flyer’s boot (R) with lace-in zippers.

Milipol – Gallet Accessory Rail Combat Helmet

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

I took a few shots of the Gallet Accessory Rail Combat Helmet originally released at Milipol 2013. The designations are official designations of this line of helmets are the Gallet TC 800 series and Gallet TC 500 series. Some readers may not know this but the MICH was originally a Gallet design and the French company was purchased by MSA.


The rails feature proprietary 360° rotating buckles on the front and lower back (three slots on each rail). Additionally, the removable “V” shaped, ratchet-style shroud clamps under the front brim of the shell, and bolts unto each of the upper portions of the side rails in the back. On top of the actual NVG interface (USGI/Wilcox compatible), between the two “V” branches, they’ve added bungee ties that go all the way to the top, in order to secure strobes and other non-railed accessories.

In these photos you can see how the oxygen mask attaches to the rail.  The Minie Night Vision Device is from Thales Angenieux.

Specifically, the helmet models are 800/801/802 (first digit is shell thickness in millimeters, last is cut style), the fourth model released is the 501 (same naming convention applies). The 501 is the thinnest Gallet helmet available that still retains a frag rating. Interestingly, there is only one shell size and different head sizes are accommodated via pads.

The line of ARCH is offered in NATO Green, Black, Tan.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The RAID display at Milipol.

Milipol – Kirintec IED Extraction Kit

Friday, November 20th, 2015

This IED Extraction Kit from Kirintec incorporates a lightweight A-frame made from carbon fiber and aluminum and includes 120 yards of heavy duty rigging line on a winding spool along with other accessories including knife, multitool and flashlight as well as various rigging accessories such as carabiners.

Milipol – Taiga Military

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Swedish clothing company Taiga is almost unheard of in the United States but they make much of the Swedish military’s environmental clothing such as the snow camouflaged system pictured here. It includes the Field Jacket LWO, Field Trouser LWO and Reinforcement Hat SF, all in Snow UV Pattern.

Milipol – Air K Marine

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Milipol is host to numerous vehicle system but they are generally armored security vehicles.  However, Air K Marine’s Hoverfly 580 hovercraft is something entirely different.

At over 20 feet long 10 feet wide it boasts a crew of one and up to five passengers.  The Hoverfly 580 will do 54 knots on smooth ice, 30 knots on smooth water and 20 knots on smooth land.

Spanish Pixelated Camo

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

In the past, it has been suggested by us, as well as others that the Spanish Camo patterns appear to be quite MultiCamesque.  While this may be true, when you get up on them, they are pixelated and the Spanish even call them ‘digitized.’  I just didn’t realize how square the edges were until now.