Hot on the heels of our last article about Natick Labs came this online article from ‘The National Geographic’ about a new book by renowned author Mary Roach:
Mary Roach, a self-confessed “goober with a flashlight,” has created a niche for books with one-word titles—Gulp (on the digestive system); Bonk (on the science of sex)—that take a funny, and informed, look at the scientific secrets of everyday things. In her latest book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she goes behind the scenes of modern warfare to celebrate the unsung heroes of military science, who do everything from design high-tech clothing for the battlefield to perform penis transplants—all in the name of keeping soldiers “alive and comfortable.”
Read the full interview here: nationalgeographic.com
With the release of the new OCP camo ACUs available for sale as of 1 July 2015, troops are also looking for Coyote Brown boots to replace their current Desert Tan footwear (Coyote Brown is the new official boot color to go with OCP ACUs).
TacticalGear.com has just launched several of types of Coyote Brown boots for sale that are AR 670-1 compliant and available for pre-order, with some styles shipping as early as next week. TacticalGear.com also has an exclusive early release of the top-selling Reebok Hyper Velocity boot in Coyote Brown!
For complete information about their complete line-up of Coyote Brown boots, go to the special section on TacticalGear.com.
At long last the waiting and waiting and waiting is over, the US Army today announced the official timeline for the roll-out of the ‘new’ OCP pattern camouflage ACUs – as well as confirming the changes that have been made to the uniform design too.
WASHINGTON (Army Press Release, June 1, 2015) — The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores beginning, July 1.
Helikon-Tex unveiled their cool new products for 2015 at IWA – as well as their current range of tried-and-tested, field-proven products too.
North American fans will also soon have reason to be very happy! We can’t reveal any more details at the moment, but by all means download Helikon-Tex’s PDF catalog (click on the picture below), and get your credit card topped up…
We reported back before the show that this year there was a huge increase in the number of companies that would be featuring products in PenCott™ patterns on their booths. And indeed, visitors to IWA 2015 certainly would have seen plenty of it – as this round-up shows below.
In no special order, here is a run-down on all the PenCott™ products that were on display in Nuremburg.
New things on their booth this year were the ventilated CPU Boonie Hat and the PCS Smock – both items were displayed in the GreenZone™ pattern.
You can download a PDF copy of Helikon-Tex’s entire 2015 Military and Law Enforcement catalog here.
Making its debut as a full, stand-alone brand under the Helikon-Tex stable, the Direct Action team displayed the full range of their gear designed for professional special operations forces end-users. Interestingly, they are only offering two camouflage patterns; GreenZone™ and MultiCam®.
You can download a PDF copy of the Direct Action 2015 catalog here.
A small company from a small country – but very big on innovation and quality – UF PRO rolled out their latest developments at IWA 2015. Included on the display were their ‘Hunter Sweater’ and ‘SmallPac Monsoon’ in GreenZone™ and the new and improved ‘HT’ version of their ‘Striker’ BDU pants and shirt in BadLands™.
Visit UF PRO’s website for full product details.