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Dragging Iron, Debating Holsters

Despite 12 years of continuous combat experience and significant advances in material, design and manufacture technology, the military’s holster selection process and guidance on wear…

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Boeing/iRobot X-Box Bot

For those of you in EOD, engineers or some kind of snoopie-poopie line of work, you might find yourself humping one of these on a…


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Oshkosh M-ATV Saves Lives

I know it’s a bit big for personal “kit” but I thought I’d pass along some news we got from our friends with the 3rd…


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Drive out of the Kill Zone

  As you all know, Military.com Editor Ward Carroll and I spent three days in eastern Virginia doing some weapons tactics training and a tactical driving course. We…


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The Real Rat Patrol Truck

We've been riffing on the Marine Corps' purchase of the GD-built Internally Transportable Vehicle in the 2011 budget and there's been some serious back and…


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Stryker Pros and Cons

  In the interests of the vigorous debate we've been having on Kit Up about the Army's Stryker wheeled vehicle, over at Aviation Week, my…


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Marines Blasting IEDs in A'stan

  The military has made no secret of the upcoming offensive to clear out a Taliban haven in Marjah, a town in southern Afghanistan‘s Helmand…