The UF PRO® Silent Warrior Sniper Jacket and Trousers are the outer components of a multiple layer, highly specialized garment system for snipers.
Now also available as separate items, gear up with PenCott™ GreenZone or SloCam camo.
Find out more here.
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.
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.
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.
You might have seen that the color grey has become a bit of a trend, and a topic of conversation, in the tactical industry lately. So okay, I’ll be that guy who makes that joke…
But seriously, why has grey suddenly become so fashionable? Why is it suddenly ‘the new black’? Grey as a tactical or low-visibility color has been around for quite a long time. Remember the German soldiers in WWI and WWII? They predominantly wore uniforms of ‘Field Grey’, and in some cases ‘Mouse Grey’ in order to reduce their visual signature.
The ‘sea wolves’ of the German U-Boat forces not only painted their submarines in a low-viz shade of grey, they also wore uniforms in a shade of grey that bears a close resemblance to the ‘Wolf Grey’ of today (as seen in this still from the movie “Das Boot”).
The US Navy also painted all of their major surface ships a famous shade known as ‘Battleship Grey’, and to this day most aircraft in the US Navy and US Air Force are painted a subtle shade of low-visibility grey.
It appears that the US Army isn’t the only force who’s efforts to field a new camouflage pattern seem to be moving at a snail’s pace…
The speed with which the Dutch Armed Forces are implementing their new Netherlands Fractal Pattern almost appears to be in danger of possibly standing a chance of losing to a snail if it was pitted in a head-to-head comparison.
Nonetheless, our friend Robert Hendrick has reported that there’s been at least a couple of new developments reported in the official Dutch Army newspaper – from which the photo below has been taken.
The female anatomical configuration has now been factored into the uniform sizing system (note the female mannequin in the line-up) following input from a focus group of female soldiers. Also, it appears that the Dutch have also settled on a combined Temperate/Arid colorway of the NFP pattern to be used for individual gear (note the swatch of fabric hanging off the shoulder of the first mannequin on the left).
As we learn more, we’ll keep you informed.
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…