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Special Operations Forces – Pilot Rescue Mission – A Short Film by MilPictures

Friday, August 17th, 2012

This video short from the Austrian firm MilPictures.com features Ops-Core helmets, Steyr weapons systems, Tasmanian Tiger kit and showcases S&S Precision’s Manta Strobe.

Carinthia Sleeping Systems and Cold Weather Clothing

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

I’ve known about Austria’s Carinthia bags for years but this commercial definitely jogged my memory. Those big packs remind me of my time in LRS in the late 80s.

Carinthia’s Observer Plus bivy has seen extensive use by European Snipers and Recce troops.

Carinthia Catalogue

www.military-sleeping-bags.com

Austria SF to Adopt New Patterns

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

It’s been over two years since we last mentioned that the Austrian Army was looking at new camo patterns. Starting in 2009, they began to investigate new camouflage for their Jagdkommandos. They’ve narrowed the field a bit and their new digital Mehrfarbentarnmuster (multicolor camo print) not only offers visual camouflage but also generates noise in electro-optical surveillance equipment such as night vision gear. In the photo above is the current monochrome uniform with three of the candidate patterns. As you can see, they are a curious combination of pixels and stripes.

According to Austrian Defence Minister Norbert Darabos, they are committed to fielding new camouflage. The final decision on which pattern(s) the Jagdkommandos will receive should be made later this fall with units fully equipped by fall of 2012.