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ANR Design – Snake Plissken Camo Holsters

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

ANR Design is doing a limited run of their holsters and mag pouches in the famous camouflage pattern worn by Snake Plissken in “Escape from New York.”

You can build full covert and overt loadouts with the Builder. It allows you to pick an inside the waistband holster if you want, or the tactical Nidhogg which is their outside the waistband overt holster as well as mag pouches for pistol and rifle.

To use their Snake Plissken Camo Builder, visit www.anrdesignkydexholster.com/product/snake-plissken-camo-builder.

Arktis Introduces M90 Hit Pink

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

After many years of research & development It’s finally time to announce M90 HOT PINK.

An incredible development designed especially for Disco Night… Ops. With direct input and feedback from leading professionals. M90 HOT PINK is fully neon light treated with an anti-glitter coating. You can run, you can dance, but you definitely CAN NOT hide.

Shop now at – www.arktisoutdoor.co.uk/m90-hot-pink

Infantry Journal – February 1944

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Experimental camouflage.

Tactical Distributors Announces Pre-Sale for Altama X TD 10 Yr Anniv Tiger Stripe OTB Maritime Assault Mid Shoes

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Tactical Distributors has a whole line of Tigerstripe items to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.

One of the first items is the Altama X TD 10 Yr Anniv TigerStripe OTB Maritime Assault Mid Shoe.

Offered in Full and Half sizes as well as Wide widths.

This pre-order will ship on 17 March. Full details at www.tacticaldistributors.com/products/altama-x-td-10-year-anniversary-tiger-stripe-otb-maritime-assault-mid-shoes

Canada’s Eco-Friendly Machine Shreds Worn-Out Uniforms

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

5th Bn, 4th SFAB Certifies Advisor Teams – Role Players Wear Tigerstripe

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The 5th Bn, 4th Security Force Advisor Brigade shared photos of a recent certification exercise on social media. The role players were wearing Tigerstripe camouflage and the photos are awesome.

“For the first few weeks of February, the Hammer BN, in concert with 3rd Squadron and 6th Battalion, certified our Advisor Teams through a challenging scenario including advising a Foreign Security Forces Battalion HQ, live fire, and surviving on the battle field. Our Advisors remain ready and continue to Forge Victory!”

CADPAT: A Uniquely Canadian Development

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Ottawa, Ontario — The seed of what would become the Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) was planted in Denmark.

Still, in the hands of the Canadian soldiers and defence scientists behind its development, CADPAT evolved into a distinctly Canadian product – it is a trademark of the Department of National Defence, in fact.

Master Corporal Michel St-Pierre of 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, wearing the Canadian Army’s Winter Operations camouflage pattern, stands watch with his section during Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE in St Sylvestre, Québec on February 3, 2014. Photo: Master Corporal Patrick Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera. ©2014 DND/MDN Canada.

Nearly 20 years since its introduction, and in response to new developments in infra-red and other night vision systems, Canada’s homegrown pattern is headed for retirement to make way for the next generation of disruptive camouflage.

This is the first in a series of four articles tracing the origins and development of CADPAT – from Canada’s initial recognition of disruptive camouflage as the way forward, to field trials assisted by our allies and, finally, to its emergence on the world stage, where it was recognized as highly effective and would be widely imitated.

What is CADPAT?

CADPAT is Canada’s take on disruptive camouflage. Prior to the 1940s, camouflage was about concealment – allowing soldiers to blend with their surroundings. Disruptive patterns draw on observations of the natural world from as far back as the early 1900s, when researchers made the counter-intuitive observation that high-contrast combinations of light and dark shades are effective in making the outlines of plants and animals indistinct.

Canada developed three CADPAT variations: Temperate Woodland (TW) is the version civilians will be most familiar with as it is worn day-to-day by Canadian Army (CA) members and Air Force and Navy personnel who work in Army lines. Designed for use in forest and grassland environments, it is a mix of light green, dark green, brown and black.

Lieutenant Cindy Lagarie, wearing the Canadian Army’s Arid Regions camouflage pattern, takes a break after firing her C7 rifle at the 25 meter range at Camp Julien in Kabul, Afghanistan on 26 April, 2005. Photo: Sergeant Frank Hudec, Canadian Forces Combat Camera. ©2005 DND/MDN Canada.

The Arid Regions (AR) pattern was created for desert, near desert, and savannah conditions, and incorporates three different shades of brown.

The Winter Operations (WO) pattern, created for snow-covered or mixed woodland and snowy terrain, replaced previous solid winter whites to improve soldiers’ day and night concealment with technology that reduces detection by night vision devices.

TW is being replaced but the CA will retain both the AR and WO patterns.

When viewed up close, the blocky, pixelated look of TW and AR patterns might appear ill-suited to concealment.

Members of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry wear the Canadian Disruptive Pattern during Exercise ALLIED SPIRIT VI, part of Operation REASSURANCE, on March 16, 2017. Photo: Master Corporal Jennifer Kusche, Canadian Forces Combat Camera. ©2017 DND/MDN Canada.

“From a couple of metres you see the square pixel but when you pull back, then the colour starts to blend,” explained Jean Dumas, a scientist with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). He contributed to the development of the AR and WO patterns, which followed TW. “The shades will mix and that produces the disruptive effect, meaning that the edge of a solider or the general shape will be disrupted – the edge will be fuzzy. You don’t know where it starts, where it ends.”

In the next installment, the Canadian Army takes its first steps into disruptive camouflage research and development and exceeds expectations.

By Steven Fouchard, Canadian Army Public Affairs

Sneak Peek – Altama x Relv Camo Maritime Assault Shoe Collaboration

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Altama recently offered a peek inside their design lab, showcasing some prototypes of Maritime Assault Shoes in Relv Camo patterns.

What do you think? Should they offer them as Maritime Assault Shoes or roll them into the upcoming Urban Assault Series?