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Agilite is now offering its new contractor pouch that holds either two or three 5.56mm magazines.

The contractor pouch features mil-spec elastic that tightens the pouch according to the number of mags in it, eliminating rattle, according to a recent Agilite press release.

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Adams Arms recently unveiled the newest model in the Small Frame .308 Lineup: The Patrol Battle Rifle (PBR).

The PBR features a 16-inch Mid VooDoo barrel,  nine-inch Extended Evolution Rail, Enhanced SOPMOD-style stock and VDI .308 Jet Comp, according to a recent press release.

The Small Frame .308 PBR retails for $1,775.

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Army-Viral-600x400Video of Capt. Sarah Cudd picking herself up and finishing the 12 Mile Foot March required to earn the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge has been viewed over 1.2 million times since a fellow soldier posted it on Facebook last week.

The video shows soldiers lining the course cheering as Cudd dropped to her knees and then used her rifle to pick herself up and complete the course. Assigned to Army Public Health Command at Fort Knox, Cudd was one of 46 to earn the badge that day.

Candidates must complete the 12 mile march in 3 hours in order to earn the badge. Below is the video. Here’s a link for mobile viewers. I won’t give away what time she completed it in. [click to continue…]

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Beginning July 1, the Army’s new Operational Camouflage Patterned uniforms will go on sale at Military Clothing Sales Stores, marking a new chapter in the service’s camouflage saga.

Soldiers can wear the new OCP patterned Army Combat Uniform – top, pants, belt, patrol cap, brown T-shirt and coyote brown boots – as the authorized garrison uniform alongside ACUs in the outgoing universal Camouflage Pattern, according to Army officials.

Coyote brown boots are slated to be available in stores in August, Army officials say.

Soldiers may also wear uniforms and field equipment patterned in the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (MultiCam) in lieu of OCP, Army officials said.

This can continue until Oct. 1, 2018, the wear-out date for both OEF-CP and UCP uniforms, tan T-shirts and tan boots.

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Kalashnikov USA recently announced it will relocate to South Florida.

Currently located in Tullytown, Pa., the U.S. firm decided to start building AK47-style weapons in the U.S. to skirt sanctions that ban imports of the iconic Russian rifle.

The firm unveiled its new brand – Kalashnikov USA – at SHOT Show in January.

The new facility will include corporate offices and allow for manufacturing, warehousing and shipping functions to occur in one location.

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Army-M9-1200x800The U.S. Army’s effort to replace its M9 9mm pistol with a new Modular Handgun System may be facing another hurdle now that lawmakers in the House want to kill the service’s $5.4 million fiscal 2016 budget request.

The language in the House Chairman’s mark-up of the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill comes three months after the Army announced it was delaying the MHS competition in late January.

The program would replace the 30-year-old M9, made by Beretta USA, with a more-powerful, modern handgun. The Army began working with the small arms industry on MHS in early 2013, but the effort has been in the works for more than five years. [click to continue…]

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U.S. Army body armor officials have figured out a way to save a lot of money on IOTV Operation Camouflage Pattern conversion kits by recycling used body armor.

A team of product engineers, quality assurance representatives, logistics support experts and contracting personnel have developed a plan with the potential to save more than $150 million while providing soldiers with the best possible system, according to an Army press release.

Their efforts are now culminating in the first deliveries of more than 148,000 Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest body armor conversion kits that replace the outer, Universal Camouflage Pattern cover with a newer OCP cover at “at approximately half the cost of procuring new systems – $791 versus $413, the release states.

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