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Friday Foto

EAGER LION 13

U.S. Navy hospitalman second class Michael Conti, a special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman assigned to 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Maritime Raid Force, fires an M4 Carbine during a nighttime live fire in Jordan, June 21, 2013. Exercise Eager Lion 2013 is an annual, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance security and stability in the region by responding to modern-day security scenarios.

The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.

(photograph by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, 26th MEU Combat Camera, USMC)

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Agilite Rescue Devices Used in South African Mining Rescue

Johannesburg , South Africa, 29th July 2013 – Innovative rescue products designed for the Israeli Army and top US Special forces were used in a dramatic rescue underground in South Africa yesterday.

At least eight people were rescued after a nightmare three day ordeal underground that left three dead, allegedly at the hands of an armed rival illegal mining crew.

Graham Holmquist, from volunteer rescue organization, Riga Rescue, used Agilite’s “Instant Harness”  a product that has become a must-have for many hikers, to lower a South African Police interpreter down into the shaft to communicate with the injured miners regarding the procedures to follow.

Agilite Sidewinder and A.R.C.H Instant Harness Set

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Danish M/84 “Pletsløring” camouflage pattern

While the US Army has been researching, analysing and continuing to not announce a decision about a new camouflage pattern for its combat / utility uniforms and equipment, other countries have been changing their patterns at a pretty steady pace.

Last year many people were very surprised when the Danes announced that they were going to abandon their long-standing, and highly recognizable, M/84 pattern camouflage in favor of MultiCam.  And unlike the British or Australians, the Danes weren’t even going to get the MultiCam pattern altered in anyway to reflect any heritage connection with the old M/84 pattern.

Danish troops have now deployed to Afghanistan wearing the new M/11 Combat Uniform in MultiCam pattern camouflage – see the photos below.

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Now that we’ve taken a quick look at the new camo / uniform combination, let’s take a last nostalgic look back at the Danish M/84 “Pletsløring” camouflage pattern and its variants.

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RAIDS magazine

The latest issue of the legendary French military magazine RAIDS is out now – and not surprisingly, “Operation Serval” (the French intervention in Mali) is the main feature article.

Check out the crazy leopard-skin camo pattern on that G36K…

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