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The NFM Group Releases GARM Combat Uniform 2.0

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

In Norse mythology, GARM is the goddess HEL’s hellhound, the trustworthy watchdog of HELHEIM’s gate (Norse Mythology’s name for Hell). GARM has enormous strength and will go to extremes to protect his master’s assets.

Ski, Norway, August 2017 – The NFM Group is announcing the launch of GARM Combat Uniform 2.0, comprising combat jacket and pants, which has been developed based on the Scandinavian heritage of multi-use clothing for harsh terrains and environment where mobility is key to preserve combat endurance. The GARM Combat Uniform 2.0, has been released first on the NFM Group’s European e-commerce site, NorseGear (www.norsegear.com) in Norwegian Woodland pattern.

GARM® is NFM Group’s combat clothing brand, which incorporates a complete line of combat garments, from underwear to outer wear. The end-users of GARM® are professionals who need to have complete confidence in the functionality and quality of the equipment they use.

“We are thrilled to release the new generation GARM Combat Uniform. We have been working on design, functionality and technology for over three years, and after extended field trials we feel confident to release the second-generation uniform for the professional users.”
Lasse Johansen, Norwegian GARM® Program Manager

The NFM Group have leapt one step ahead implementing new technologies and design to the various garments for comfort and functionality. Features like pre-bent knees, elbows and many other outdoor clothing functional fit features have been preserved to give the end-user optimal mobility. The NFM Group will release the new combat clothing in several standard colors; raptor green, hellhound grey and raven black. For volume program deliveries, NFM Group will be able to supply in colors and pattern of choice, as well as in various fabrics.

Following the GARM Combat Uniform 2.0, the GARM Combat Shirt 2.0 will be available for retail in 2017. Lasse Johansen states further, ” The next generation of GARM Combat Clothing based on Scandinavian heritage and craftmanship is just around the corner. Follow us on our website and through social media.”


NFM Group – EC Paint

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Norway-based NFM Group has come up with EC Paint, a weapon and equipment paint designed to fit both daylight and IR needs. EC paint dries in seconds, covering equipment with a smooth matte coating and no shiny spots. It is also durable and heat resistant without affecting the material structure, and can be used for covering plastics and textiles. NFM states that EC Paint is NVG compliant. This is pretty cool considering we’ve all been using krypton for years now and it wasn’t really designed for use on military equipment.

EC Paint is available in 8 colors: Grey, White, Black, Coyote Brown, Forest Green, Olive Drab, Mud Brown, and Sand. A dedicated stripper has also been developed for the paint, which they say provides easy and fast clean off. EC paint comes in 400ml spray cans and a 5 liter container for vehicle application.

EC Paint has been selected by the British Army to respray all weapons systems for issue in Afghanistan. Hint-hint, US Army.


Video concept by www.designedtofight.com.

Dutch SF to Sport New Uniforms for Mali Mission – UPDATED

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

We had to take this down a few weeks ago due to political considerations. Now, the Dutch government has made the announcement official.

Rumor has it that The Dutch SF will be wearing a new MultiCam uniform designed by NFM Group and made from TenCate Defender-M fabric. Ironically, this is the first time that Dutch uniforms will incorporate this FR fabric from Netherlands-based company TenCate. COBBS Industries will supply the Combat Clothing which includes Smock, Combat Pants and Combat Shirt.



FirstSpear and NFM Group Partner to Expand Offering and Capabilities

Friday, February 15th, 2013


Most readers of SSD are familiar with the American brand FirstSpear. However, unless you’re from Europe, you may not have heard of NFM Group. This partnership is huge for consumers in both regions and ultimately, in the entire, international market place. Norway’s NFM has some great clothing designs that FirstSpear is already leveraging and will continue to introduce to the American market and NFM will now have access to in first paragraph should be FirstSpear’s innovative Tubes, 6/12 and 6/9 technologies.


This is their press release –

The business cooperation will serve to facilitate the continued rapid growth of both companies, their expansion into new markets and provide customers rapid access to state of the art defensive technologies

St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and Glynitveien, Norway – Today, FirstSpear, a warfighter tactical equipment designer and manufacturer, and the NFM Group, an interntional group of companies developing and marketing unique tactical textile and body armor solutions, have announced the launch of a co-development and distribution partnership.

The move will allow both companies to further enhance their technological solutions by combining state of the art, high performance defensive field gear with tactical capability enhancement technologies, allowing U.S. and European customers with rapid access to the unique variety of leading technologies offered by both companies.

FirstSpear designs are produced based on valuble end-user input, applied into the R&D process by developers, focusing on specific mission needs, and thus delivering pioneering, capability enhancement oriented products.

The NFM Group, considered one of the most innovative and specific mission-need oriented textile developers worldwide, focuses on developing tactical textiles and load bearing equipment that increases the flexibility and survivability of the modern combat soldier.

The partnership between FirstSpear and the NFM Group will serve to facilitate mutually enhanced product offerings, more efficient and effective marketing channels for both companies.

With a shared goal of addressing the need for lighter, more adaptable modular gear, FirstSpear will utilize NFM’s advanced tactical textile designs and technologies to enhance their load carriage systems and apparel solutions. NFM customers will benefit from direct access to FirstSpear’s latest technologies, including Tubes and 6/12, to name a few. Both companies will continue to drive innovation by working closely and constantly with military end-users in order to meet their unique mission needs.

“FirstSpear is committed to developing and deploying products that cater to the unique needs of the best of the best – the tip of the spear,” said Scott Carver, Founder and President of FirstSpear. “NFM is among the most talented and innovative devlopment teams with whom we have had the pleasure of working. We are excited to join forces with them to better serve the warfighter, giving our customers more immediate access to top tier technologies.”

The match between FirstSpear and NFM Group is intuitive and natural” according to Walther Overland, Managing Director and CEO of The NFM Group, who elaborated: “Both companies base their research and development process and portfolio on valuble end user insight and first hand knowledge of field use requirements. Each company’s solutions and technologies complement the other’s well and we are delighted at the opportunity do deepen and widen our cooperation with FirstSpear on the global arena.”