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Eric Marks Appointed Naval SOF and Lone Soldier Liaison Manager at Agilite

Agilite has announced the appointment of Eric Marks as Naval SOF Sales Manager and Lone Soldier Liaison at Agilite.

Marks previously served for five years as an operator in one of The Israel Defense Forces’ most elite Special Forces Units.  Marks took part in countless missions during his time with the Israeli Navy and will use his background and experience in his new position.

Having grown up in North Carolina, USA, Marks is a dual US/Israeli citizen and was classified as a “Lone Soldier,” the IDF’s term for troops who were raised overseas and serve without family members in the country.

One of very few American citizens to ever serve in such an elite Israeli unit, he will serve as liaison to current Lone Soldiers serving all over the IDF and address the equipment needs of them and their units.

“It’s an honor to join the team at Agilite, after using their gear for years I’m proud to represent it and to contribute to its development. I am particularly excited to work with the Lone Soldier community whom I have been a part of for several years.”

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Agilite Systems is Israel’s premier designer and manufacturer of tactical and rescue equipment and apparel.  It supplies top-tier Special Forces around the world as well as Military, Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue Organizations worldwide.

See Agilite’s full range of combat proven gear at www.agilitegear.com

PenCott™ camouflage available on 70D ripstop nylon

Mil-Spec grade and Berry-compliant, 70D ripstop nylon fabric with DWR finish and PU-backing is now available in PenCott-GreenZone™ camouflage from MMI Textiles.

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This 70D ripstop nylon fabric is perfect for tent flies, hammocks, bashas, groundsheets, rucksack covers, and any other application that requires a light-weight, waterproof, and exceptionally well-camouflaged solution.  In fact, bashas and rucksack covers made from GreenZone 70D ripstop nylon fabric are currently available from 0241 Tactical and M-Threat Industries.

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To purchase fabric, and to see the whole range of PenCott camouflage fabrics now available (including unfinished 500D Cordura nylon – perfect for lamination projects) visit MMI Textiles PenCott camouflage web page.

IWI and Agilite Gear ‘Battle Element Soft Shell’ photo-shoot and video

The Battle Element Soft Shell is the first product in a new line of clothing being developed by Agilite Gear to service Israel’s elite military and LE units.

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The photo shoot was done by top Israeli tactical photographer Benny Levin, and Agilite also teamed up with IWI to showcase the latest suppressed X95, Uzi Pro, the Galil Ace and other weapons from IWI used by Israeli Special Forces.

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The Battle Elements Softshell will also be available in Ranger Green from August, and look out for more new stuff from Agilite this winter.

Click on the picture below to watch a special behind-the-scenes video about the photo shoot, and the significance of the location where it was shot…

Agilite and IWI

UF PRO® Striker Field Shirt now available in RAL 7013 color

With its anatomical cut, hook-and-loop chest pocket closures, and the typical UF PRO® Striker sleeve pocket configuration, the Striker Field Shirt can be comfortably worn underneath chest rigs or plate carriers.

It also works very well as a stand-alone shirt or in combination with the UF PRO® Striker XT BDU, P-40 or Tac 2 trousers. The shirt can also be equipped with Flex Elbow Protectors for comfortable and effective elbow protection.

Previously available in PenCott-GreenZone™ camouflage, the UF PRO® Striker Field Shirt is now also available the chameleon-esque RAL 7013 color shade as well.

UF PRO RAL 7013 Striker Field Shirt

So, what exactly is the RAL 7013 color?  Officially, its also known as brown-grey – but it actually has a different look depending on the lighting and surrounding terrain.  Sometimes it looks very grey, sometimes it has a brownish cast to it, and sometimes it looks more like a darker, greyer, shade of olive green (with some muddy brown thrown into the mix).  I like to think of it as ‘Feld-Grau’ that’s a bit more to the grey end of the spectrum and has a bit of brown mixed into it to flatten it out.  At any rate, its such a versatile, shade-shifting color that the Austrian Army literally uses it for everything from uniforms and equipment to small arms and vehicles.

And now its UF PRO’s response to the ’50 shades of tactical grey’ trend as well – which is just fine.

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The Professional’s Insight Part 2: Setting Up A Covert OP

UF PRO give us a glimpse behind the curtains as they follow an elite team of soldiers deployed behind enemy lines performing a hostage rescue operation.

In this second part of their video trilogy, the viewer will discover some of the tactical procedures and the gear used when operating in enemy territory.

UF PRO Part 2

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