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Royal Marines begin Exercise ALBANIAN LION

A large-scale exercise which will see more than 600 Royal Marines hone their skills alongside their Albanian counterparts is now underway.

Exercise Albanian Lion is the first major outing for the Response Force Task Group (RFTG) – a Royal Naval force comprising 4 warships and 5 support vessels which are exercising in the Mediterranean and Gulf over the next 3 months under the name Cougar 13.

SH130030032gRoyal Marines training alongside their Albanian counterparts.  {Photo: Petty Officer (Photographer) Sean Clee, Crown copyright}

The exercise will see the Lead Commando Group of 42 Commando, the Royal Marines unit that stands ready to react to events anywhere in the world, carry out a series of mock assaults on enemy positions near Bise designed to improve their core amphibious warfare skills.

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Danish Military Orders Additional COBRA Helmets Following Successful Use in Afghanistan

Revision Military will provide the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) with an additional 3,000 Batlskin™ Cobra™ Helmets during Q4, 2013.

As part of the 7-year contract with Revision an initial 4,335 helmets have been supplied to date. Helmets from those first deliveries were issued earlier this year to infantry and head-quarters troops deploying to Afghanistan.

Returning soldiers reported that the Revision Batlskin Cobra helmet, an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene shell that includes a high-performance Modular Liner System, ergonomic Retention System and multipurpose Front Mount, delivered high satisfaction levels with the vast majority of soldiers reporting very positively on the weight, comfort and protection offered by their new helmets. The fact that the helmets are lighter in weight, with a very comfortable and adjustable lining system, while providing blunt force, blast and ballistic levels of protection higher than previous helmets, was seen as an advancement and advantage.


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Pennsylvania State Capitol Police Choose IWI US TAVOR® SAR

IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI),is proud to announce that the Pennsylvania State Capitol Police have chosen to carry the IWI US TAVOR® SAR.

The Pennsylvania Capitol Police are a section of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.  They provide law enforcement,security and parking enforcement services to the State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and at state government buildings in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton.

PA State Capitol Police“We are honored that the Pennsylvania State Capitol Police have chosen to be outfitted with the TAVOR® SAR,” Michael Kassnar, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at IWI US commented. “The State Capitol Police were looking for an extremely reliable rifle that was built specifically for close quarter battle and the design of the TAVOR® SAR bullpup was a perfect fit for their requirements.”

Michael Kassnar

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Friday Foto


Anti-piracy mission “Operation Atalanta” – a German Navy VBSS team combats piracy in the Horn of Africa to protect international sea and trade routes.

© Bundeswehr / Hbtsm Sascha Jonack

Stronghold Group T.I. Mag Pouch

Poland’s Stronghold Group presents the T.I. MAG POUCH

Dubbed a Universal Pouch, the T.I. Mag Pouch system is compatible with both M4/STANAG magazines and AK47/74 (5.56 and 7.62).  It can also be configured for right and left-handed use, and is fully MOLLE compatible.



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