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Forces Focus – German Long Range Reconnaissance Troops

Friday, February 15th, 2013

This video “Eyes on the Enemy” shows you training scenarios for German Army Long Range Reconnaissance units. Operating in teams of 4 to 6 members, they operate behind enemy lines collecting and reporting information on enemy forces. Here you can see break contact drills in the open for clarity and treatment of a wounded team member.

RECON COMPANY Now Stocking PenCott Camo Clothing from SABRE Brand

Monday, October 29th, 2012



End User Photos Courtesy Seul Military Consulting

Monday, June 25th, 2012

End User Photos Courtesy of Germany’s Seul Military Consulting.


Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

If you’re in Germany, we’d like to let you know that Pol-Tec is the distributor for many brands including:

-Smith Optics
-S&S Precision
-Eagle Industries
-Action Target
-Recon Robotics

You can find products from these vendors as well as others in their new Webshop at www.pol-tec.de

German IdZ-2 Now Called Gladius

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The Germans have named their Infanterist der Zukunft or IdZ-2 (Future Soldier System) made by Cassidian with the moniker Gladius.

Some H&K G28 Pr0n for You

Saturday, January 21st, 2012


H&K displayed an example of the new German Army automatic Sniper rifle, the G28. Intended for use in the rifle squad, it was developed as a replacement for the G3 DMR. Although there was a G27 model which was a 417, the Bundeswehr went ahead with the G28 which is based on the 417 but with a steel receiver. This, combined with the full length forend brings it in at a little over 16 lbs. Unfortunately, the rail sections do not extend all the way to the end of the forend.


The stock is a bit different than the 417s in both style and function. The integral cheek riser is adjustable and will reciprocate when you charge the rifle. Additionally, the action is very smooth and it was simple to charge. Interestingly, while the safety is ambidextrous and the upper receiver integrates grooves on both sides to lock the charging handle in place, the weapons comes with two charging handles, a left and right to accommodate all shooters. The buttplate is also adjustable for length of pull.


The dust cover is plastic.


One interesting feature of the scope is the T1 mount.


H&K informed us that the are currently no plans to import the G28. However, there are a few of the accessories They’d probably like to see brought in for integration into the 417.

Forces Focus – 42nd Route Clearance Co Partners with Bundeswehr

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

While this isn’t an EOD project, it is a counter-IED exercise pairing the US Army’s 42nd Route Clearance Company and the Bundeswehr’s 441st Mechanized Infantry Brigade Rout Clearance Team in a classic Engineer mission.

Although in typical AFN fashion the clip is short on details, it does remind us how important our engineer forces are in providing route clearanceIt also shows that new equipment has been developed for this mission and some of it was adapted from EOD.

Thanks from SSD to all the folks in the Counter-IED business!