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SEALS Action Gear gets ready for winter…

Being located in Alberta, Canada, SEALS Action Gear probably know a bit about cold weather and snow – and it looks like they’re getting ready for in style this year – judging by the snapshots of their latest prototypes that they recently posted on their Facebook page.

First up is the latest incarnation of their famous SOFTIE Jacket / Liner.  What’s new about this version 4.1 ULTRA SOFTIE is that has been made fully-reversible, with MultiCam on one side and PenCott-SnowDrifton the other!  The ULTRA SOFTIE is ultra-lightweight and stuffable and comes with a free stuff-sack included.



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New accessories from UF PRO

Having reset the standard in tactical clothing design and functionality, UF PRO® have now introduced several new accessories that extend the practicality of their garments.


With the UF PRO® Extension Straps you can now connect your battle belt with the belt loops of your UF PRO® tactical pants.

UF PRO straps in use

Choose between Black, Brown Grey and PenCott™ GreenZone.

UF PRO straps

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‘Viewpoint Tactical’ – SAWMAN talks about defending endangered animals

Former SEAL team operator Craig “Sawman” Sawyer talks about his motivation and his efforts in counter-poaching ops to save the endangered rhinos and elephants of Africa from extinction at the hands of international crime syndicates.

Viewpoint Tactical

Click on the image above to jump to the magazine – Sawman interview starts on page 50.

Netherlands 11 Airmobile Brigade: Exercise ‘Falcon Preydrive’

Exercise FALCON PREYDRIVE is under way near Celle in Germany.  Participants include airborne troops from Germany, The United States and The Netherlands.



This exercise tests the operational readiness of 11 Infantry Battalion Grenadier Guards Regiment and Hunters. The exercise is supported by various units of the brigade and the OOCL.

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Exercise ‘Green Maelstrom': 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment

Exercise GREEN MAELSTROM has seen 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) put through its paces and celebrate one of its heroes.


The training, on the arduous terrain of the Otterburn Ranges in Northumbria, focussed on building up the paratroopers’ skills in carrying out live fire section attacks, both by day and at night.


The McKay VC Competition was also held to test the unit’s wider military abilities. Troops in full battle rig take part in a 15km night navigation exercise including stands testing their signalling, medical and parachute packing skills; an assault course; and live fire section attacks.

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