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Helikon-Tex® 2015 catalogue

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…

helikon catalog

Direct Action® USA is live — GO LOUD!

Direct Action® is proud to announce the launch of Direct Action Gear into the North American Market today. 


Advanced tactical equipment manufactured by DA® is now available to customers within the US, but because “No One Gets Left Behind” they’re also planning on offering their high-quality products to the Canadian and Mexican markets this year as well.

The online store for the US is now up and running at – the site is also accessible on mobile devices.

Direct Action logo

To celebrate the premiere of Direct Action® on the US market they are offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of at least $100 to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.  However, due to the high demand for their products, Direct Action® can only allow a maximum of 5 products per order with the free shipping offer.

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Direct Action® release 2nd video

Look closely and you’ll see lots of cool new kit that’s coming from Direct Action that will be revealed at EnforceTac / IWA in March 2015…

Infil, GO LOUD!, exfil…

Direct Action video 2

Has Netherlands Fractal Pattern (NFP) camouflage been officially adopted?

According to the latest intel from our friends in The Netherlands, it appears that at last there has been an official announcement that NFP (Netherlands Fractal Pattern) will officially be the new national pattern for the Dutch Armed Forces – well, at least the Army anyways…


The so-called “Netherlands Fractal Pattern” (NFP) has been developed in both ‘woodland’ and ‘arid’ terrain versions, and the fabric of the new combat uniform featuring the patterns will incorporate inherent near-Infra-Red-reflectance (nIR), flame-retardant (FR) and insect repellant characteristics.

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Direct Action® launched

You might have heard about or seen the first prototypes of the Direct Action® line of professional gear during the IWA trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany in March 2014.  Over the next months, interest in the Direct Action® line grew quickly – especially among special operations forces units.


Building on this interest, and the potential that new technologies offered, Helikon-Tex® quickly turned what had begun as a project into a fully-functioning independent brand with a dedicated team of design and production professionals.  Leveraging the over 30 years of experience of Helikon-Tex®, over the next few months the Direct Action® team established a new R&D, built a strong professional team of designers, prototype makers and production specialists to create a range of products for the Direct Action® brand.

Direct Action logo

All of the gear they designed, after initial in-house testing, was then fielded to special operations units for end-user trials and evaluations. Their input and suggestions were critical and were incorporated into the final designs at a speed never seen before in the Polish defense industry.

Direct Action gear fielded with Polish SOF operators - still from promo video

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