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IA Universal Covert Shoulder Rig

Intelligent Armour’s new Universal Covert Shoulder Rig was developed from the company’s older H&K MP5 A3 and MP5K covert shoulder rigs. The Universal Covert Shoulder Rig is suitable for most “sub” size weapons – including compact / PDW type assault rifles.

The Covert Shoulder Rig is Made-In-The-UK and is designed to fit under most clothing, but will work best with jackets and long coats.


The upper section is made of leather and rests on the shoulders. It is adjustable in the center of the shoulder blades for a better fit. In all there are four points of adjustment that allow the rig to adjust to just about any body size.

The sling incorporates the military specification HK Snap Hook, and the sling comes in two sizes: short and long.  The sling can also be customized by the manufacturer to meet specific user requirements.

The MOLLE panel has adjustable belt loops, and is adjustable at the top so it can snugly fit under the arm.


If you have to covertly carry some serious heat, then the Universal Covert Shoulder Rig from Intelligent Armour might be just the solution you need.

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UK Royal Military Police Close Protection training

The Royal Military Police’s Close Protection Unit guards ministers, senior military officials and diplomatic staff on global deployments, so thorough training for new recruits is vital.

With Army training packages often conducted in the vast expanses of Salisbury Plain or Norfolk’s wooded countryside, it is surprising to see soldiers being put to the test in the lobby of Reading’s Hilton Hotel.

But the grand setting has been used to ensure the Service’s next generation of close protection personnel are fully up to speed when it comes to guarding ministers, senior military officials and diplomatic staff on global deployments.

Tasked with providing 24-hour security for a fictitious VIP, students from the Royal Military Police escorted the high-profile figure to a simulated media interview at the venue as part of a thorough five-day exercise.

While this might sound mundane and simplistic, the reality is anything but.

Students from the Royal Military Police escort a fictitious VIP during Exercise Watchtower.

An advance party provided a thorough check of the route and building prior to the guest’s arrival, before the security detail immersed itself in the hotel environment with a keen eye for anything out of the ordinary.

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Interview with Alex Bomberg, CEO Intelligent Limited

This is a great insight into the world of Close Protection, and what it is that Intelligent Limited is all about!

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