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    Anything new on the horizon at all gents? Even any ballhops?

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    Lowa,s all round and fobus style pistol holsters that attach to battle vest chest rig or belt
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    Plate carriers for all
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    Not in my service time ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocIRL View Post
    Plate carriers for all
    *boo*

    "hmm...no plate carriers for anyone"

    *boo*

    "OK then...plate carriers for some, miniature cultaca flashes for others"

    *yay*

    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Reservist patches for the RDF.

    OH! Wait........
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    What's a Che Che? Is that like a camo sniper veil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by That Conor One View Post
    What's a Che Che? Is that like a camo sniper veil?
    That's a good question. I got issued one before I went overseas.

    My understanding from talking to other people on the same trip is that it's a bit of kit issued before going overseas that everyone says 'I'm not bringing this feckin thing with me' and they leave it in their locker for the duration of the trip.
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Conor One View Post
    What's a Che Che? Is that like a camo sniper veil?
    But a more serious answer to your question is that to the best of my knowledge, it's a bit of kit we copied off the French for operating in the desert. Think of it like a lightweight shemagh/headscarf/headwrap.
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    AFAIK the French got the idea from the Tuareg lads who lived in the now former French colonies in Africa. You can wear it like a turban or a full head wrap. Bigger that a shemagh by a good bit, and a different shape I think, rectangular rather than square. It's a bit of gear that never leaves the locker. Shemagh is a better choice for me. Smaller and warmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by That Conor One View Post
    What's a Che Che? Is that like a camo sniper veil?
    Finally got one.They are feckin huge!!
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocIRL View Post
    Plate carriers for all
    Sorry for reviving this old post, but are there any indications that in the nearer future the DF will replace the current body armour?
    Or any other part of the current kit, like the IPLCS e.g?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paveway View Post
    Sorry for reviving this old post, but are there any indications that in the nearer future the DF will replace the current body armour?
    Or any other part of the current kit, like the IPLCS e.g?
    No.I have asked a few contacts and IPLCS is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Thanks apod!

    Are there no specialized units such as the ARW or recce platoons/companies who are issued better stuff?
    I've contacted today Mr. Brig. Gen. Paul Pakenham, he's member of the High Level Planning and Procurement Group and again a really helpful Seargent at the Ordnance's office
    regarding future acquisitions of kit since I haven't found any evidence or reliable figures within the strategy statement of 2015.
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    Didn't Gen Pakenham not retire in 2012

    http://www.cavalryclub.ie/html/paul_pakenham.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paveway View Post
    Thanks apod!

    Are there no specialized units such as the ARW or recce platoons/companies who are issued better stuff?
    I've contacted today Mr. Brig. Gen. Paul Pakenham, he's member of the High Level Planning and Procurement Group and again a really helpful Seargent at the Ordnance's office
    regarding future acquisitions of kit since I haven't found any evidence or reliable figures within the strategy statement of 2015.
    ARW have plate carriers and the like but they're outside the green army procurement system, Snipers & arty spotters etc get nicer clothing. Recce &/ ISTAR bods were meant to get the sniper kit issue but I dont think it happened. Some other specialist units have their own equipment budgets so there's more leeway. I doubt personal kit would be in any "high level planning" document!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    Didn't Gen Pakenham not retire in 2012

    http://www.cavalryclub.ie/html/paul_pakenham.html
    Indeed, he retired. Forgot to mention that.
    Nevertheless, he's a member of the HLPPG.

    @ The real Jack:

    Thanks for the heads-up. Thought that the HLPPG would mean they're responsible for all major decisions regarding kit and equipment.
    I'll try to ask my contacts in detail about the special budgets and possible decisions.

    In most of our German units it's probably the same as in Ireland. Every platoon has it's gear in the basement, stored for specific scenarios.
    Other units such as SOF units or for example german para rescue jumpers have different kit or even a budget from which every soldier can
    individually order/buy kit.
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    If it's not confidential: Who's currently the manufacturer/supplier of the IPLCS/body armour? Afaik not ProTac, maybe LOWE? I'd like to contact the company to ask them for some information.
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    IPLCS vest, daysack & Bergen Lowe Alpine, body armour I can't recall. Helmets are rabintex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    IPLCS vest, daysack & Bergen Lowe Alpine, body armour I can't recall. Helmets are rabintex.
    LBA International and its crap.

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    HLPG would priorise major procurement decisions, ok we need X, y and z, our budget for the year is a, we'll buy 100 of X and 5 z this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    No.I have asked a few contacts and IPLCS is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
    That's a real shame... It's absolutely crud.

    It's gotten to the stage where lads with certain roles in the big Units are starting to buy their own daysacks and even chest rigs because the issued stuff just isn't upto the task.

    I won't even get started on the clothing side of the house, wetgear that barely qualifies as water resistant, nevermind water proof, says it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge Magnet View Post
    That's a real shame... It's absolutely crud.

    It's gotten to the stage where lads with certain roles in the big Units are starting to buy their own daysacks and even chest rigs because the issued stuff just isn't upto the task.

    I won't even get started on the clothing side of the house, wetgear that barely qualifies as water resistant, nevermind water proof, says it all.
    it may not be much consolation, but now we've finally been issued gear thats worth more than a bonfire, at least buying what you need is both easier and cheaper than it would have been in 1970's/80's/90's...

    i've mentioned it before, but when i went to Bosnia in the early 1990's, my TA unit spent about a thousand pounds on gear that my QM and OC could send me in with a clear concience... having faced this same 'you want me to wear what...?' issue, you have my sympathy.

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    Regarding the German army, not everything's so fabolous as people outside Germany might think.

    For example, this is the load carrying equipment we get issued in basic and special basic training.

    Attachment 8172
    Even thou we have special gear for special guys, still 185.000 of these have been bought last year...

    I've been in contact with DeV about a survey I set up for my business plan with question concerning kit and what you as members of the PDF/RDF would buy etc.
    He gave me an okay to move on, unfortunately I can't open a new thread for this, so I post this here. If an admin/mod see's this, it would be awesome if you
    could start a new thread with an appealing heading so that as many people as possible answer the survey. Please feel free to forward it to your comrades outside of this forum.
    The survey is totally anonymous, even IP's won't be collected etc

    https://de.surveymonkey.com/r/YC6VBJM

    Thanks in advance!
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    Coming soon: Flame resistant quick drying UBACS ,better quality DPM baselayers, Lightweight GDR for NS made from "defender m".
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    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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