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  • #61
    An American early attempt:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEQ3uAR0bto

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Fantasia View Post
      Awaiting HLPPG last I heard
      Any headway made on this? Seems to be taking an absurdly long time

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      • #63
        I heard recently that it had gone out to tender with a contract due to be in place by years end. How true that is though is anybodies guess.

        I don't believe items such as this go up on etender. Having said that the Guards published their Stab vest tender on that site recently.
        "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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        • #64
          I thought the tests are done?
          Sir I cant find my peltors........Private they are on your face

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          • #65
            Was that just the board report into what to look for?

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            • #66
              The Board report into what to look for is well done.And so are the tests. I have it on good authority that the decision was made on what to buy and that it has gone to tender. No word yet on what we are getting.

              And going by the shite state of DF internal Comms we won't know until someone is seen wearing it.
              "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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              • #67
                Check out recent DF Flickr pages then Apod.

                Lots of interesting pieces of kit on the YO course photos (admittedly probably not all issued) including at least two types of plate carrier.
                Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

                And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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                • #68
                  The new issued item pictured was the Sniper backpack. Eberlestock Gunslinger 2.

                  The plate carriers were IWW purchased for the Sniper teams that represent Ireland at International competitions. Not the GSBA replacement.
                  "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                  • #69
                    A tan coloured carrier worn by some of the troops present also!

                    Nice soft shell looking jacket worn by one of the snipers. At the risk of getting into "blood diamond pants" territory private purchase or issue?
                    Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

                    And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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                    • #70
                      Private Purchase UF Pro Cold weather combat shirt.

                      As for the tan coloured carrier. You can barely make out the top of it in the pictures. Probably private purchase. I know a few lads on the course so can find out though.
                      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                      • #71
                        Sniper teams were private purchase 511
                        Sir I cant find my peltors........Private they are on your face

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                        • #72
                          Logs staff told to start getting size rolls together for the new kit.Looks like it's moving ahead.
                          "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by apod View Post
                            Logs staff told to start getting size rolls together for the new kit.Looks like it's moving ahead.
                            Have they announced a preferred vendor?
                            What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                            • #74
                              No more info at the moment. Still digging.
                              "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by apod View Post
                                Logs staff told to start getting size rolls together for the new kit.Looks like it's moving ahead.
                                Can't really do much without samples to fit on and try.

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