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Revision Awarded Contract to Supply Prescription Carriers to U.S. Troops
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. Revision Awarded Contract to Supply Prescription Carriers to U.S. Troops ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT (September 30, 2021) – Revision Military has been awarded a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply Universal … Continue reading
Federal Awarded High-Performance Ammunition Contract for US Army Next Generation Carbine Technologies Program
ANOKA, Minnesota – July 31, 2020 – Federal Ammunition is proud to announce a contract award to supply high-performance 7.62x51mm NATO and other novel ammunition for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Carbine Technologies (NGCT) program. This suite of ammunition utilizes … Continue reading
HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. ARMY 244 YEARS of SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY
U.S. Army Updates Physical Fitness Test
Military.com reported on the U.S. Army’s new physical fitness test. Here’s what Uncle Sam’s Green Machine wants you to do if you want to be on the team: Strength Deadlift. This is a three-repetition maximum deadlift to test muscular strength; … Continue reading
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE PICTURES ?
Kit Up published some great photos contributed by the 101st Airborne unit that recently received “brand spanking new” SIG SAUER M17s (a.k.a. P320). The 101st now has a great sidearm in its inventory, but pictures reveal a disturbing weakness in … Continue reading
GAO’s Decision In Contested U.S. Army MHS Decision
Readers following Glock Inc.’s protest of the U.S. Army’s MHS decision can read the formal GAO Decision below…
GAO Denies Glock Protest of Army’s New Sidearm Pick
STORY BY: MATTHEW COX JUNE 5, 2017 The Government Accountability Office today denied a protest filed by Glock, Inc., against the U.S. Army’s decision to select Sig Sauer, Inc., to make the service’s new Modular Handgun System. In early January, … Continue reading
HK G28 SELECTED BY U.S. ARMY FOR THE COMPACT SEMI-AUTOMATIC SNIPER SYSTEM
Heckler & Koch has confirmed that a modified version of its G28 rifle has won the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System contract. The contract calls for 3,643 to be produced. Total contract value is worth $44.5 million, which brings the … Continue reading
Aimpoint Receives U.S. Army Contract for Optical Sights
Manassas, VA – March 22, 2017 – Aimpoint, the worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, has been awarded a contract for supply of 30,000 M68 Close Combat Optics (M68CCO) to the U.S. Army. The Aimpoint CompM4s sight is type-classified … Continue reading
Joint German And USA Weapon Familiarization Training
If you watch the first 30 to 45 seconds of this You Tube video, you can see the German trainer catching a few hot 5.56 shell casings as they are ejected from the G36. These training session are an excellent … Continue reading
U.S. ARMY WEAPON FAMILIARIZATION WITH GERMAN PARTNERS
We thought we’d kick start your Thursday morning with a weapons familiarization session by the U.S. Army for the German Bundeswehr. I love machine guns…
U.S. ARMY ENGINEERS SECURE PATENT FOR A LIMITED-RANGE PROJECTILE.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — Three employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, were awarded with a U.S. patent for their proof of concept work on a limited range projectile. Brian Kim, Mark … Continue reading
U.S. Army Updates Its Modular Handgun System (MHS) Draft Request For Proposal (DRFP)
In an effort to more accurately reflect industry input, the U.S. Army has on 8 June 2015 amended solicitation W15QKN-15-R-0002, Modular Handgun System(MHS) Draft RFP and designated the “to be selected” sidearm as the XM17. The full text of this … Continue reading
240 Years of Service To The Country!
HAPPY 240th BIRTHDAY U.S. ARMY
The Army’s New Combat Uniform In OCP Pattern Will Arrive In PXs 1 July
The Army will begin its highly anticipated transition to the new Army Combat Uniforms in July. The new ACU, featuring the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), will start showing up at military Exchanges and PX stores on July 1. The new … Continue reading
M855 v. M855A1 U.S.M.C. And U.S. Army Differ In Their Opinions.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and she wants to know why the Marine Corps uses the M855 5.56mm round and the Army uses the M855A1. Representative Sanchez comments: … Continue reading
The U.S. ARMY IS LOOKING FOR A CLIP-ON THERMAL SIGHT FOR SNIPERS
The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued a solicitation dated 17 March 2015 seeking what it designates as the Family of Weapon Sights – Sniper or FWS. The new thermal sight will work across all sniper system platforms including the M24, … Continue reading
Did He Mean Multicam or OCP (Operational Camouflage Pattern) ?
TGIF readers, congratulations on successfully navigating through another week in the New Year. Now hear this, I recognize that few of you are pacing back and forth wearing a hole in your teakwood flooring in anticipation of what camouflage pattern … Continue reading
Beretta Announces Its Entry For The U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System The Beretta M9A3
The M9 has been in service with the U.S. Armed Forces for 30 years. Beretta has delivered 600,000 M9s to the DoD; with a contract in place to deliver an additional 100,000 pistols. To meet the Army’s Modular Handgun … Continue reading
U.S. Army Would Like Its Members To Participate In A Survey
Operating in tropical regions means that you will come in contact with every species of fungus, parasite and bacteria imaginable. If you think you’ve had a case of athlete’s foot and/or jockitch in gym class wait until you start operating … Continue reading
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and Smith & Wesson Will Team To Meet The Army’s Modular Handgun System Challenge
As all of our readers know, the U.S. Army has a solicitation open, under Modular Handgun System, to replace the M9,M9A1 handguns. The competition is schedules to begin in January 2015, for 2017 delivery to begin at a TBD date. … Continue reading
Should The U.S. Army Replace The Beretta M9 ?
T.G.I.F. and what a week it was. This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic is about the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) or more commonly known as the quest to retire a tried and true venerable veteran, the M9 9mm semiautomatic service … Continue reading
Celebrate Veterans Day
This is an excerpt from a Veteran’s Day essay, the author is unknown but I’d venture to say of high school age. It communicates feelings that are regrettably absent often superseded by smart devices and network appliances. Patriotism is not … Continue reading
USSOCOM Change OF Command
In a ceremony held at the Tampa Convention Center on 28 August 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven turned over the helm to U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel. General Votel is the 10th USSOCOM Commanding Officer and will have responsibility … Continue reading
The CIPHER Helmet Prototype May Be Cause For Concern
Researchers with the Naval Research Laboratory have concluded that the Conformal Integrated Protective Headgear System, or CIPHER helmet system showed blast waves could bounce off the added components producing unexpected pressures. Tests were conducted in all configurations: helmet only, helmet … Continue reading
Washington Times Says: “Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine”
The M4 complaints are based on two factors. First is lethality. When the Army moved from the M16 to the M4 they reduced barrel length from 18 inches to 14.5 inches. The decrease in barrel length reduced projectile muzzle velocity, … Continue reading
Army Clarifies What Acceptable COTS Boots Are.
Sgt. Major of the Army Raymond Chandler III has issued guidance designed to eliminate speculation and misunderstandings with regards to what constitutes acceptable COTS boots. Sgt. Major of the Army Raymond Chandler III cites ALARACT Message 140/2007 and provides some … Continue reading
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The U.S. Army’s CSASS Program
I have had the opportunity to shoot the M110, which as you know was developed, circa. 2007, by Knight’s Armament Company, Vero Beach, Fl. I’ve also fired the M24 on a number of occasions and broken bread with both camps. … Continue reading
SGT Bowe Bergdahl Returns Safely After 5 Years In Captivity
WELCOME HOME SGT BOWE BERGDAHL! Bowe Bergdahl was held in captivity for nearly five years. He was the only service member unaccounted for in Iraq and Afghanistan. SGT Bergdahl was freed through a prisoner exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. … Continue reading
Military Hardware Wins The Improved Modular Tactical Holster (IMTH) Contract For The U.S. Army
A few month’s back we reported that the U.S. Army had down selected, two holster systems to meet the requirements for the Improved Modular Tactical Holster (IMTH) initiative. Edge Works Manufacturing’s G-Code’s XST (Extreme Service Tactical) and Blackhawk’s SERPA Tactical … Continue reading
U.S. Army Settles on G-Code and SERPA Holsters
The presolicitation, W911QY-13-R-0016, issued on 10 December 2012 sought: “The improvements sought are increased modularity including a drop-leg configuration, that can be quickly transferred to a hip configuration, as well as the capability to be worn/attached to current Modular Lightweight … Continue reading
OTIS Technology Awarded A Three Year Contract To Deliver Its Weapon Cleaning Technology To The U.S. Army.
Our congratulations extends out to OTIS Technology on being selected to supply the U.S. Army with weapon cleaning solutions for three years. The new contract replaces the Individual Weapons Cleaning Kit (IWCK) with one that addresses the need for both … Continue reading
PEO Soldier Provides Overview of NETT Warrior
U.S. Army Celebrates Its 238th Birthday
238Years of Distinguished Service to America. Happy Birthday!
Individual Carbine Competition Is Terminated–M4A1 Stands
The U.S. Army will finally stop hemorrhaging cash in its quest to find a replacement for the venerable M4A1. In all fairness, the U.S. Army was responding to Congressional pressure to deliver a more “reliable” carbine to our in … Continue reading
Furlough Notices Hit The Mail
One of several Administrative Furlough notices have gone out. However, from the looks of things the most significant impact will be on managers with scheduling around the notice requirements, which is off time of not less than 176 non-contiguous hours. … Continue reading
Armée de la France à première vue…
This is an interesting video showing France’s current ground forces posture and some hints of its capabilities. Check out the diversity in weapons systems and soldier systems.
The U.S. Army Will Use LOMAH To Improve Soldier Marksmanship.
Location of hit and miss or LOMAH has successfully completed acceptance testing conducted at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. LOMAH was developed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. PEOSTRI describes the … Continue reading
U.S. Army Reports Suicides In 2012 Exceeded KIAs In Afghanistan.
Recent data from the Pentagon suggests the number of active-duty Army service members who died by their own hands in 2012 has potentially surpassed the number killed in action. Preliminary information released by the Army in December showed that as … Continue reading