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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…

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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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Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Messenger Bag

Have an off-body gun on the go with the new Concealed Carry Messenger Bag from Tactical Tailor.

untitledThe Concealed Carry Messenger Bag is roomy, with three subdivisions to carry all of your everyday essentials, including your pistol of choice, comfortably and concealed. All of the compartments are lined with loop material so you can add holsters and organizers wherever you need them to suit your needs.

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The SALAMANDRA Plate-Carrier from Project Gecko / OSO Gear

Unlike most current plate-carriers on the market, the “SALAMANDRA” comes in a ready-to-go configuration.  Rather than needing to buy all of your pouches separately – and the resulting ‘some-assembly-required’ approach needed to get ready for the field – the Salamandra includes all basic pouches – and even a backpack – already attached.  

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Besides being a smarter and easier purchase process, the pre-configured, ready-to-go nature of the SALAMANDRA also makes you tactically more efficient and effective and reduces your gear-admin time as well.  In addition to these points, the SALAMANDRA also offers other key features and benefits worth taking a closer look at…

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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.

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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.

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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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WTFix – ultra-lightweight pouch attachment system from WTF

Whiskey Two Four proudly supports gear makers by offering COTS design and manufacturing solutions for integration into their finished products.  Their latest development is the PALS/MOLLE-compatible “WTFix” system of Strapped, Strapless, Straps, Surface and Grid.

The WTFix system components are precision laser-cut from extremely durable, engineered Hypalon fabric.  WTFix is as light as it is tough, with components weighing as little as .1oz / 3 grams.  WTFix is  cost effective replacing both the weight and complexity of traditional nylon webbing as well as the labor necessary to build it.

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WTFix Strapped backers are a self contained attachment solution integrated by the gearmaker at the manufacturing level.  Nothing else is needed to mount on modular platforms.  WTFix Strapped are available in short (2 row) and long (3 row) in 2, 3, 4, and 6 column widths.

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