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Archive for April, 2010

Stuff We Didn’t Write About

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

We constantly run across interesting stuff but just can’t seem to find the time to write about it.

X170 Action Camera
Toy Company Develops Less-than-lethal Rifle
Air Force Puts 2nd Lt in Charge of Uniform Roadmap (Yes, this explains SO much)
The Gen 4 iPhone Saga
Free iPhone App – Adobe® Ideas 1.0 for iPhone

UCP-Delta T-shirt

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

If you were one of the guys who thought that UCP-Delta was really better than MultiCam then Rothco has just the thing for you. They have released a UCP-D’esque T-shirt made from PolyCotton and available in sizes Small – 3 X-Large. Click on the pic for the link.

UCP-Delta T-shirt from Rothco

Gear Up for Spring with Revision Eyewear

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Revision Eyewear is offering a generous 30% discount for up to five items purchased through their website from now until 1 May 2010. Choose from glasses, goggles, and accessories including the popular Sawfly.

Revision Eyewear Sawfly

Visit Revision Eyewear and enter discount code “SOLSYS“.

Also, look for a giveaway of a set of Wolfspider glasses here next week.

Montenegro Goes MultiCam?

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Montenegrian troops serving with ISAF in Afghanistan are wearing some new duds. MultiCam? No, but it looks to be “inspired”.

Tell Me Again Why We Don’t Have Shorts

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Seems to work for the French…

Who Wears Short Shorts?

BAE Awarded Contract for Airborne Rucksacks

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Natick has awarded BAE a contract for a unspecified number of Large Airborne MOLLE rucks. The packs which will be delivered in Coyote, will undergo testing by the US Marine Corps. The airborne pack is a modified version of the Large MOLLE intended for use by parachutists While no quantity of packs was specified in the award the number will be low as they are being used for testing and not fielding.

Details of the award can be found here.

Vertx Honors a Fallen Warrior

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Like many companies, clothing manufacturer Vertx has a Facebook page, but they are doing something fantastic with theirs. Below is an excerpt from their fan page explaining just what they are up to.

On March 18th Navy SEAL Adam Brown died from injuries sustained during combat operations in Afghanistan while selflessly protecting the rest of his Team’s lives. Some of us here at Vertx had the honor of knowing and working with Adam, a couple had the privilege to call him friend. Adam is survived by his wife as well as a daughter and son, not to mention countless friends, loving family and teammates.

Adam was the epitome of the Operational Athlete you have seen described here. For every new Facebook fan we receive by April 30th up to 10,000, Vertx will donate one dollar to the Adam Brown Memorial Fund. Please use the “Suggest to Friends” link below the Vertx logo to participate. Thank you.

They had planned only to donate $2,400 but they hit 10,000 in a few days. So Vertx is planning to extend their promotion for another 2,000 new fans. If you are a member of Facebook, show your support for this cause and become a fan.

First Operational Use of MTP

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Pics of Royal Marines on Op Herrick wearing the new Multi-Terrain Pattern developed by Crye Precision for the UK Ministry of Defence have begun to emerge.

Royal Marines from 40 Commando kitted out in MTP

This is Lt Col Paul James, Commanding Officer of 40 Commando Royal Marines taking over the Sangin area of operations in Helmand province, from Lt Col Nick Kitson, CO, 3 Rifles.

Royal Marine officers in Afghanistan

Thanks to Dom Hyde for identifying the source as the photos as the Helmland Blog.