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SPARTANAT: GEAR MADE IN GERMANY – PHANTOMLEAF

Monday, October 14th, 2019

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PHANTOMLEAF is a new camouflage pattern on the market – we saw it first at Enforce Tac and IWA 2019. We have recently presented the first combat clothing in the camouflage pattern. HERE the review of the Leo Köhler set in PHANTOMLEAF. And we wanted to know what the Camo can do? HERE it goes to the first field test. Now we wanted to know who is behind PHANTOMLEAF. Florian Lenz tells us where PHANTOMLEAF comes from, what it can do and what is to come.

Phantomleaf Interview 2

SPARTANAT: PHANTOMLEAF has now presented its first civilian camouflage pattern. What can WASP II Z3a do? Who should use it?
PHANTOMLEAF: As you can see: It can do camouflage and deception. ? The background is simple: We received many inquiries about our patterns from the retail market. However, as we reserve some camouflage patterns to the authorities, what will not be changed in future, we have decided to develop a free-for-sale model for the civilian market. This took some time, but now the effect meets our quality standards. The area of ??application is the area defined in our system as zone “Z3a”: “Growth without snow cover”. This means high vegetation wich is transferred in a pattern with appropriate structure formation, light input as well as predominantly green tint. – see. our website: https://www.phantomleaf.de/tarnsystem/.

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SPARTANAT: PHANTOMLEAF has been haunting the country for a long time, but you have been working very secretively for the public. What are you doing?
PHANTOMLEAF: In our understanding, this concept of confidentiality fits well with the needs of the special-forces units for which we work mainly. Our goal is to provide bespoke camouflage solutions for often very specific camouflaging problems on land, sea and in the air to meet the specific needs of our users. Most of it is confidential, which I ask for your understanding. This is where camouflage and our loyalty to our clients begin.

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SPARTANAT: What is the difference between a government and a civilian model? WASP II Z3a is marked with “CIV” in the logo.
PHANTOMLEAF: I would prefer to talk about systems for the government market and systems for the retail market. Both have different needs in detail. Examples include things such as deployment distance to the reconnoitering opposite, tactical behavior and threat situation called. These are reflected, e.g. in the geometry of the camouflage pattern or thermal camouflage properties, the material properties (e.g., flame retardancy) and friend-foe detection, as well as the cutting of the readymade items. In addition, our camouflage patterns marked CIV are freely negotiable. Patterns intended for authorities are only delivered to selected partner companies: https://www.phantomleaf.de/partner/. The protection of our customers is important to us, so that we create both contractual and in the labeling (impression “CIV”) commitment with these partners. That clear handling easy for everyone.

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SPARTANAT: How did you come up with the idea of entering the camouflage industry in Germany?
PHANTOMLEAF: I have been in camouflage for about 30 years – primarily to solve a problem, not to use it economically. The trigger is a personal, unpleasant, which I will not go into here. In doing so, I discovered a general principle for pattern generation, which has since been patented. The camouflage patterns produced with this have the significant advantage over various backgrounds of significantly reducing the recognizability of the camouflaged object. Furthermore, they are tailored to the size and geometric relationships of this object. Of course, this clearly increases the flexibility of the user: on the one hand, when moving from different backgrounds to, on the other hand, when he is under threat of reconnaisance from different angles. The latter will, in my estimation, in future be increased by automation such as e.g. using drones. Due to the achievable, highly effective results with these algorithms, I founded the PHANTOMLEAF GmbH in 2008 in order to make this invention usable for the protection of persons for whom I wanted to do something. Meanwhile, this company acts as a development office and Mr. Ulrich Krätzschmar (RECON-COMPANY) and I have together founded the PHANTOMLEAF 4USE GmbH in order to optimally shape the growing production and distribution of the original PHANTOMLEAF products for our customers. We see ourselves as an international company – with “made in germany” roots. This is reflected by our numerous specialist dealers: https://www.phantomleaf.de/handel/. These companies listed on our website also have a contractual obligation to strictly observe the market segmentation in authorities and retail markets for the protection of our government customers.

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SPARTANAT: How do you approach the planning of a pattern with PHANTOMLEAF? What demands do you place on you?
PHANTOMLEAF: The approach is very individual, depending on the client approaching us, the object to be camouflaged, and the tactical circumstances such as e.g. place and time of operation. In any case, the systemic approach is important to us: In our experience not only a camouflage pattern should be created, but a coherent overall concept right down to a totally and systemically product design optimized for camouflage: It begins with materials selection, goes over the camouflage pattern, up to cut management and other points to deal with. We have the experience, that such a consequent approach increases the performance of the camouflaged system compared to only dealing with the invention of a pure camouflage pattern. In the end, we definitely want to have a solution for our customers that meets their needs as close to 100% as possible. Since we mostly deal with complex systems at the end, we work together with our partners from the beginning of system development. Our main focus is the “soldier system”.

Phantomleaf Interview 7

SPARTANAT: WASP II Z3a is, so to speak, the “green” pattern in the new PHANTOMLEAF line. What else is there to do?
PHANTOMLEAF: Next, a “brown” version is planned: WASP II Z2. It is suitable for regions with low, especially semi-desert-like growth: https://www.phantomleaf.de/tarnsystem/. But we have the experience that this colorit can also serve well in autumnal winter areas, for example in Central Europe. Also envisioned is a “gray” variant Z4 designed for urban / man made environments.

Phantomleaf Interview 8

SPARTANAT: Will there be all the gear in the new PHANTOMLEAF WASP II samples? What’s up?
PHANTOMLEAF: Thank you for asking this question. Already now many inquiries reach us. The answer is yes. There will be many articles in the near future, from head to toe, so to speak. Of course also suitable gear and bags.

Phantomleaf Interview 9

Florian Lenz, medical doctor, specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy,
Managing Director of PHANTOMLEAF GmbH and together with Mr. Ulrich Krätzschmar of PHANTOMLEAF 4USE GmbH.

PHANTOMLEAF bei Recon Company: www.recon-company.com/phantomleaf
PHANTOMLEAF: www.phantomleaf.de
SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

SPARTANAT: New Camo … WASP II Z3a by PHANTOMLEAF

Friday, September 13th, 2019

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PHANTOMLEAF from Germany is not new as a company, but this is the first camouflage pattern available in civilian use. Otherwise they work with authorities and provide them with specialized camouflage solutions. But together with Leo Koehler the first uniform has landed in PHANTOMLEAF.

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Close-up of WASP II Z3a pattern: This is quite green and has many spots and color gradations into dark brown. In the picture you can also see the  PHANTOMLEAF logo. The company produces camouflage patterns, all of which have so far been reserved for the authorities.

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WASP II Z3a makes  PHANTOMLEAF available on the civil market for the first time. Therefore the logo is marked here also with “CIV”. The manufacturer comments: “We consistently use medical, psychiatric and neuropsychological expertise to optimally influence the complex interaction of measurable data and data processing. This enables us to achieve improved signature management.” The patented algorithms would configure the camouflage schemes in such a way that they could be used on a wide variety of objects: from personal clothing and equipment to the vehicle – on land, on water and in the air.  HERE you can find a full review of the new Leo Koehler Set consisting of Kommando Feldbluse and Einsatzkampfhose.

PHANTOMLEAF im Internet: www.phantomleaf.de
LEO KÖHLER im Internet: www.leokoehler.com

SPARTANAT – Corvus Defensio puts Micro piggyback on Trijicon

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

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The Corvus Defensio Aimpoint Micro assembly fulfills one of our long cherished wishes. With regard to optics systems for assault rifles and semi-automatic rifles, we have long been convinced by so-called “piggyback” solutions for many different reasons. Since nothing can replace a classic red dot sight without magnification – and parallax free at best – in close range and any lighting condition, modern rifles in sports and military are most likely seen with these kind of sights. But in both areas, these weapons can be used effectively up to 500 meters. Here (and in the area of target identification also at closer distances), however, magnifying optics are of greater advantage. One approach is to use variable magnification optics, which can typically be magnified from 1-3x up to 1-10x and used as a red dot sight at simple magnification. The disadvantage of these systems, however, is usually that even with 1x magnification it must be targeted through an optical lens system, including effects such as exit pupil, correct eye relief, sometimes slight distortions and the so-called “eye box” (the picture is only visible in a limited area). Furthermore, each time the magnification is to be adjusted, the support hand must be removed from the weapon to operate any kind of lever.

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With piggyback systems one can combine the advantages of both “optics worlds”. But these solutions bring various disadvantages. In most cases, the height of the piggyback mounted red dot sights is too high to ensure a neat attack with at least the touch of the chin to the stock. In addition, the red dot sights used are almost exclusively mini red dots based on the principle of open construction (eg Docter Sight, RMR, MRDS, etc.). This makes them particularly susceptible to contamination, as even a small foreign body over the exit point of the light beam causes the point to be invisible.

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Corvus Defensio now dares claim to have developed a solution for the most compact, elegant, robust and reliable Red Dot / Optic combination. For the first time it is possible to combine our personally favored optics of both worlds, namely a Trijicon TA33 Compact ACOG with an Aimpoint Micro (H and T models, version 1 and 2 as well as Holosun derivatives) with the lowest possible height. These advantages are particularly evident when this combination is used with a Steyr AUG with the special Corvus Defensio housing rails, as this further reduces the overall height.

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The Corvus Defensio TA33 APM mount allows direct attachment of Aimpoint Micro and Holosun red dot sights to Compact ACOGs of the TA33 series with mounting bumpers originally designed for Trijicon’s RMR series. Attachment of an Aimpoint Micro still allows ACOG height adjustment control and can be fitted with a clear, hinged Aimpoint protective cover to prevent dirt from entering the assembly and obscuring the ACOG’s eyepiece. Like all our products, the assembly is made of high quality 7075 aluminum and is milled from solid and hard anodized.

This is a direct link to TA33 APM photo Montage from Corvus Defensio.

CORVUS DEFENSIO: www.corvusdefensio.com
SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

SPARTANAT: Outer-Limits EXPERIENCE WEEK For Combat Divers

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

The diving equipment company outer-limits is not only providing solutions for special forces they also lures them in to the mountains. There, at a lake, an international, professional clientele gathers to introduce the latest devices for working underwater. We were there last year and show you everything for Combat swimmers and amphibious forces.

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The EXPERIENCE WEEK of outer-limits usually pushes operators to their limits. At least as far as the weather is concerned. Traditionally, it is rather cold and rainy. Last year, due to climate change: warm and sunny. The dive center on the lake offers ideal working conditions, the container serves as material store, the tent as an exhibition hall for the latest diving equipment.

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Who works, should keep it easy. Every gram counts. RolaTube masts are made of composite material and can be rolled up easily. It does not always has to be an antenna.

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outer-limits designed adapters and grappling hooks for the top, as well as an ultra-light flexible fabric ladder to make the boarding if not a snap, but a pleasure.

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Advanced Scuba Diving Solutions are offered by SHARK MARINE. With floating GPS antenna, so the connection does not break off, as well as with DNS function for navigation without any surface connection.

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The outer-limits EXPERIENCE WEEK is also very popular among special forces because the latest equipment can not only be viewed, but also experienced. Here it goes with sharkmarine directly into the water.

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Into the water, perfectly equipped by outer-limits: divers with SIELMIMANO MK4 rebreather, outer-limits RIPSTOP drysuit and outer-limits tarable and submersible backpack. The Ops-Core BUMP helmet, the SCUBAPRO diving goggles with the tactical HUD, in addition with the navigation aid DIVE TABLET 2 from SHARK MARINE. Perfectionists are using fins with the new, stick-on camouflage strips in Multicam by SCUBAPRO.

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Breaching is not just on land. Here are the underwater chrushing and spreading tools from LIBERVIT. It is a hydraulic system that operates completely independently off the surface. LIBERVITis the only manufacturer worldwide that offers such a surface-independent system.

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The whole thing is complemented with a classic set of crushing and spreading tools from LIBERVIT.

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Everything is ready for your use on the peaceful lake: crushing and spreading tool from LIBERVIT.

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Off to the water and try it out personally.

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Indigo Tactical offers special fins for emergency responders. The shutter looks like a ski boot

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or can work with Velcro. The upper part is screwed to the fin, which is available in different sizes. The lateral stiffening parts are available in different degrees of hardness.

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Knowing where to dive is one of the key challenges. UWIS from Finland has a practical solution for it.

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The GPS system, triangulates the position of the diver and can be used where to prepare the dive.

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The UWIS transmitter floats in the water.

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The UWIS Tablet shows the exact position of the diver.

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The complete, practical system comes in a suitcase.

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Combat swimmers do not always have to rely on their physical condition: SUEX offers a variety of DPV’s and DPD’s (Diver Propulsin Vehicles and Diver Propulsion Devices) and DTC (Dry Tube Containers). These devices allow approaches from up to 25km away.

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Ready for use: In front of the water a dive container with 30 liters (there are also 40, 80 and 120 liters), which is moved by combat swimmers with DPVs. SUEX is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of these specialized military devices. outer-limits is Senior Consultant of SUEX and responsible for international authority business as well as for training and education. Incidentally, the diver wears SCUBAPRO scuba diving goggles with the tactical Galileo HUD (Heads-Up Dive Computer), a full dive computer with GPS.

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This is “heavy duty”: a diver equipped with the DEEP SEA system returns ashore. The DEEP SEA helmet is made of carbon, thereforeit is much lighter than other models. The production takes place in Switzerland at COMPOSITE Beat Engel.

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The camouflage pattern from outer-limits is called chameleon. outer-limits dry suits are the ideal, durable workwear for amphibious special forces. Some drysuit models are also FR / flame retardant and have a minimized IR signature.

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Always ready for action: the rebreather Mk4 CSC TWIN from SIEL/OMG has also been tested extensive. SIEL / OMG offers, as well as others, A-MAG and LOW-MAG versions. Enclosed the outer-limits drysuit suit for special forces in NATO green.

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Quiet activity at the mountain lake. All special equipment is thoroughly tested.

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Special production of a weapons bag from outer-limits for an international special unit. The weapon with optics is packaged waterproof during the dive. In case of emergency, glove penetration guarantees that the operator can shoot from the shell.

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If you go diving, you need rock boots. Altama OTB Maritime Assault have prevailed internationally for easier tasks. They are also available at outer-limits.

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On the lake: SR TACTICAL from Germany. Produced in cooperation with outer-limits an amphibious plate carrier, and also a weapon light which is submersible.

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At the end of an outer-limits EXPERIENCE WEEK day, it´s getting quiet on the lake.

outer-limits is the international distributor for all those companies who presented their products at EXPERIENCE WEEK. All the equipment shown and the corresponding training are available via outer-limits. Contact: office@outer-limits.at

Outer limits on Internet: www.outer-limits.at

SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

Spartanat – First TILO – Andres Industries SHOT SHOW 19

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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The TILO series, the world’s smallest thermal imaging goggles, has enjoyed great popularity for around a year. With only 100g and 4cm length this device is by far without competition. The next larger device, the FLIR Breach, is twice as long and more than twice as heavy.Since the introduction of the TILO-6 with its 640×512 thermal sensor, Andres is also leading in the field of image resolution. Other devices in this range only have about 320×240 pixels.

But the development doesn’t stand still. Many users complained about the shorter range compared to larger thermal imaging devices, which is explained by the large field of view of the TILO. Since it was developed as thermal imaging goggles and therefore has to provide the user with a particularly good overview, the TILO only has a maximum detection range of 1000m.

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The developers at Andres Industries have now faced this challenge and found a solution. They have developed an adapter with which a 3-fold afocal lens can be attached to the TILO within seconds. This connection is extraordinarily robust and so accurate that the TILO with attachment lens can even be used as an attachment to the ELCAN or short dot sights. Andres Industries does not sell suitable adapters to civilians, but these can be obtained from ACT in Luxembourg. By the way, the TILO is mounted upside down in front of the ZF. The screen font can be adapted for this purpose.

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The only disadvantage is that the calibration by the flap of the TILO does not work anymore, because it has to be disassembled before. The calibration must now be started by pushing a button, then the device is directed to an even surface and the button is pushed again. Afterwards, one gets an excellent picture quality without any vignetting, as it is known from other devices with an 3x afocal lens. Here is a small video in which the function is explained.

TILO Catalog 2019: http://marketing.andres-industries.de/TILO/TILO-Series_Catalog_2019.pdf

For the first time Andres Industries will present the TILO system in the USA at the Shot Show at booth #15650.

www.andres-industries-shop.de
www.spartanat.com

SPARTANAT – Gear Made in Germany: SR Tactical

Friday, October 26th, 2018

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SPARTANAT: Weaponlight Made in Germany, and looking good. How do you get the idea to make a weapon light and what makes it different to existing products?

Stefan Roth: SR Tactical was started with the development and production of tactical gear. After some time contacts into the industry and specialized forces in the police and military were made. At that time I was a hobbyist target shooter and was interested in the weapons my customers use.

I soon realized that German government agencies use old, outdated weapon lights and that something had to be done about that. In Germany, weapon lights are banned for public ownership. Thus, there is no real market in Germany for these items.

Several agents from different police units encouraged me to build my own, better weapon light.

I then decided to do some CAD drawings and apply for the needed manufacturing permit which was granted in 2015.

To realize the weapon light I designed my own housing and PCB to control the LED. The development was finished in 2016.

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I then started testing, and the weapon light never failed, even with continuous full auto fire from different weapon platforms.

In the end, I realized a weapon light that is free from ITAR- and EAR-regulations, waterproof to 200m and highly customizable and of very high quality.

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SPARTANAT: SR Tactical has been a secret tip for a long time. When did you start?

Stefan Roth: SR Tactical was started in 2011. When I started, it was more or less a fun project to be able to sell the gear I made as a hobbyist. I was soon very clear that it was capable of becoming a profitable company. Since 2015 I work on mechanical engineering products like the MRL6 weapon light.

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SPARTANAT: What products do you offer?

Stefan Roth: In general SR Tactical sees itself as systemhouse for tactical gear, which means that we do not only deliver single products, but entire systems of tactical equipment for Special Forces. We can not only offer single magazine pouches or weapon slings, but entire tactical solutions for professionals. However, we do not offer clothing or firearms. If we talk about weaponry, SR Tactical has strong partners that will take care of firearms or optical sights. We have a small reference collection to do our own testing, even with live fire tests.
Most of the time, special solutions, either textile or mechanical, can be realized quickly.

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SPARTANAT: What is your favorite product?

Stefan Roth: Easy. The MRL6. This is by far our most complicated product. We had to handle an entire product development process which follows VDI 2221 and had to take care of several fields of engineering, which resulted in lots of lessons learned.

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SPARTANAT: We are looking forward to your new weapon light. Where can we find it?

Stefan Roth: During the design process of the MRL6 Christian Grunewald from Spartac/Kingshot was a strong partner. Christian already added the MRL6 to his portfolio and is one of the first retailers for SR Tactical products. We are currently working on a retail network.

SR TACTICAL im Internet: www.sr-tactical.com
SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com
German language: spartanat.com/2018/10/interview-klein-aber-oho-sr-tactical

Spartanat- Now New: Camouflage Systems With Nonvide

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

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Have you seen everything? That’s not possible at all. These guys are so well camouflaged that you can’t see them. Only we can see them – and introduce them to you: NONVIDE is the name of the new name, specializing in the best camouflage. So, what you should be able to see …

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NONVIDE comes from Berlin and the makers have been seen before. It’s the people behind TACTICALTRIM, too. On board: CONCAMO, the new German camouflage pattern, developed by Matthias Bürgin. The picture shows the Leo Köhler KSK set, which we had already introduced in the review, which fits quite well where it is right now. It’s also an open secret that authority is CONCAMO’s target group. We wouldn’t be surprised if we heard good news soon. HERE the interview with the developer about CONCAMO.

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Brand new and fresh and hardly visible – unless you put it on a white background – is the Ultra-Light Basic quick camouflage poncho presented by NONVIDE . Here we see CONCAMO in a second application, after the first uniform of Leo Köhler. HERE you can find all information about this new product.

And if we take a look at the description, we can also see that CONCAMO will soon be split into four different patterns on certain dates:

o Concamo® Green (available)
o Concamo® Fall (from Q4/2018)
o Concamo® WinterForest (from Q4/2018)
o Concamo® Urban (from Q1/2019)

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CONCAMO at the machine grenade launcher in action, the man is very hard on it. And look at his feet: it is trench warfare …

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A quick look into the tent shows: NONVIDE has a lot to show on a currently running symposium at Calw, which doesn’t want to be named: all camouflage stuff. And let’s call it „KSK Symposion“. HERE you can get NONVIDE fresh on Facebook. Give them a Like!

NONVIDE: www.nonvide.com
SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

This story was provided to us by our friends at the German language website Spartanat. It has been translated from the original German to English.

SPARTANAT PHOTO FILE: CONCAMO Field Test 1

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

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“Ein Männlein steht im Walde?” A little man stands in the forest? – What an understatement…. In reality there are 15 volunteers who use different camouflage patterns. Because one thing is clear: the effectiveness of camouflage is decided where it is worn, in the forest, on the field, on the meadow, on the mountain and also in the city. And this is CONCAMO exclusively on SPARTANAT in the first field test.

Contrary to our habit of showing pictures in the only necessary size, we have loaded the photos here as large as possible: Click and then you can study and enjoy the views in detail.

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The patterns that compete here with CONCAMO: ATACS FG, ATACS iX, PenCott GreenZone, PenCott BadLands, Multicam, Multicam Tropic, Flecktarn, 3 Farb Flecktarn and Vegetato.

The pictures were taken in southern Germany, between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. The pictures are very fresh, they were taken on Friday, August 3, 2018. This CONCAMO field test was perfectly photographed by Ripperkon.

About 20 different areas were photographed, from green deciduous forest to dry quarry.

These are the first eight series, later CONCAMO will also compete in new picture comparisons in other seasons.

Here, the real CONCAMO fabric in a uniform by Leo Köhler is used for the first time. HERE was our “First Look” with original CONCAMO fabric on different surfaces.

“CONCAMO’s weakness is the extreme green season from May to the end of the year. August”, says Matthias Bürgin critically, who developed CONCAMO. “But even in this time of year, CONCAMO is at the forefront. This comparison is repeated identically in autumn and winter, so that there are neutral comparison pictures.” HERE you can read the CONCAMO interview with Matthias Bürgin on SPARTANAT.

If you are still wondering what this is in the photo: A black and white board was put up with each picture, so that the pictures correspond to the scientific standard and manipulations are prevented. It makes clear what the true colors are. The Bundeswehr does the same.

CONCAMO on the Internet: www.concamo.com

First clothes with CONCAMO are available from Leo Köhler: www.leokoehler.com

First gear in CONCAMO comes from ZENTAURON: www.zentauron.de

SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com