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Friday Foto


Paratroopers of the Polish 6th Parachute Brigade jump into the Hohenfels training area in Germany during Exercise ‘Swift Response 16’.

Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016.

Polish Army photo by Cpl. Mariusz Bieniek

US Army begins fielding M3 Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle

US Army light infantry units are to be equipped with the Saab 84 mm Carl Gustaf M3 Multi-role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) as a standard issue tactical support weapon by late 2016.

The M3 is now officially an organic weapon system within each army combat platoon, and will initially be fielded within selected Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs), which will now train, maintain, and sustain the M3 as part of the IBCT organisational structure. Going forward, all brigade combat teams will receive 27 Carl Gustaf launchers, about one per platoon.

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Tactical Tailor – Pacific North-West Pack Series

The Pacific Northwest Pack Series began as a project to fulfill a solicitation for a suite of packs for US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

Tactical Tailor’s designs for this request were built using input from actual SOF soldiers who took the packs to the field throughout the design process and brought back their impressions and recommendations for improvements.  Tactical Tailor then refined and tweaked the pack designs until they were ‘signed-off’ as meeting the exacting standards of these elite soldiers.

The series includes 4 pack designs, ranging from a large rucksack designed to carry heavy sustainment loads for long range patrols or reconnaissance missions (the “Regiment Pack”), down to a smaller (2,592 cubic inch) Alpine style pack designed to carry mid-sized loads for reconnaissance or sniping missions (the “Tahoma Tote”).

Tactical Tailor PNW Pack Series

For further info about each pack in the series, as well as associated accessories, please visit the Tactical Tailor website or retail store.

Helikon-Tex UTP® trousers now available in new fabric

Helikon-Tex’s renowned Urban Tactical Pants (UTP®) are now available in a new fabric composition that provides more durability with the same high comfort level.

Designed for discrete security and law enforcement operations, Urban Tactical Pants® enable the carrying of essential equipment around the hips and thighs.  The low-profile pocket setup keeps gear close to the body’s center of gravity, and provides ergonomic  load bearing capability with a comfortable fit and feel.


The new fabric composition of 58% Cotton, 40% Polyester, 2% Spandex delivers a fit that is comfortable across a wide temperature range, and which also moves with your body and maintains its fit across a wide range of movements and postures.

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To read a great in-depth review of the Gen.3 Urban Tactical Pants®, check out SPEAR Tactical Reviews.

Sneak Peak: Helikon-Tex ‘Hybrid Tactical Pant®’

Coming this autumn from Helikon-Tex, their HYBRID TACTICAL PANTS® (HTP®).

Part of their new Range Line, the ‘Hybrid Tactical Pant®’ is designed to be comfortable and practical, and optimized for shooting sports.  The pants are made from a mixture of fabrics, including a main fabric of 60% cotton, 37% polyester and 3% Spandex in a ripstop weave; and protective / stretch panels of 89 % nylon, 11 % Spandex.

HTP Pants side


  • Hybrid softshell/ripstop material construction – Durable 4-way stretch on knees and seat, light and breathable ripstop on the legs and pockets
  • Elastic waist with Velcro fastener for additional adjustment
  • Gusseted crotch
  • 6 Waist line pocket layout (2 front/2 side/2 back)
  • 2 Medium capacity zippered cargo pockets with internal organizers
  • Holster compatible belt loops

HTP Pants front HTP Pants back HTP Pants rightHTP Pants left

The Hybrid Tactical Pant® will be available in a variety of subdued solid colors, including:  Black, Khaki, Taiga Green, Adaptive Green, Olive Drab, Shadow Grey, Mud Brown.

Look for more details about pricing and availability soon…

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