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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon6 View Post
    I would guess US Navy EOD
    That's what it would it be. Navy uses a lot of ACU pattern stuff, more surprised they're not in a full ACU kit.

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    US troops on the left, not sure about EOD though, the Engineers are working on an IED, the Americans seem to be providing cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotsnext View Post
    IED search team.
    What I will never undertand is how our military's spend so much on developing APC's to bring the best protection for our troops - but still let four guys with mine detectors totally unprotected go infront of the vehicles manually searching for IED's...

    Unless all IED's in Afghanistan are pressure activated thats gonnna end bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddlers View Post


    nice paintjob.
    needs to sort that helmet out!

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    Default New British Army Uniforms

    Have already posted this on another thread, but thought i would add onto the main British Armed Forces Thread as well.

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    [FONT=Verdana]The British Army is introducing a new camouflage design for all its soldiers after tests showed that it made them less likely to be seen by the enemy.

    The new uniform has a combination of seven colours which help troops to merge into the background. Commanders hope the move – the biggest change to the uniform for more than 40 years – will help to reduce casualties in Afghanistan.

    The design will replace both the "desert" camouflage used on operations in the country as well as the darker coloured, "temperate" – or "woodland" – camouflage worn by forces stationed in Europe and elsewhere.

    Called "multi terrain pattern", or MTP, the camouflage will first be used in Afghanistan, from March next year. From 2011, it will be rolled out across units based elsewhere in the world. The old designs are to be phased out completely by 2016.

    The uniform has been designed to give cover to soldiers operating in all types of terrain, across the globe. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) hope this will be of particular help in Afghanistan, where soldiers can find themselves, within a matter of minutes, crossing from arid desert to the lush vegetation of the "Green Zone" along the Helmand River, where their lighter coloured camouflage – designed for use in Iraq – does not offer the best cover. Indeed, when operating in the greener areas, which turn brown in the winter when the rains come, many troops revert to the "woodland", European camouflage.

    British forces operating in Afghanistan reached a grim milestone earlier this month, with 100 servicemen killed this year and the new uniform has been designed to give them a new advantage in their fight with the Taliban.

    The design is derived from a camouflage called MultiCam, which was developed by an American company, Crye Precision, in association with the US Army. However, it was not ultimately adopted by Washington for its main uniform, although some units may still use it in the future. It is now available commercially and is used by sports gunmen.

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has paid the US company an undisclosed sum for use of the new design and has secured intellectual property rights over the MTP camouflage to prevent others from using it without permission.

    It comprises a total of seven colours, although the exact colours are not released by the MoD in order to make it harder to reproduce. The kit is to be produced by a Northern Irish company, but will be made in China.

    Lt Col Toby Evans, who has been involved in the new design, said: "The strength of this is that sometimes it looks very green, Sometimes it looks very brown. It seems to work well wherever you are. Because of the variety of colours, there is always something to pick out which is quite close to the background."

    The design process, which has taken six months and cost £250,000, involved a combination of computer analysis, where the colours from a variety of Afghan landscapes were studied, performance tests and also a "focus group" session, involving servicemen.

    The MoD said the tests showed that soldiers wearing the new design were less likely to be spotted than those dressed in other camouflage and when they were, it took three times longer to be picked out than those in the next best performing pattern.
    The focus group phase involved a "fashion show" of up to 60 soldiers. Modern-style "digital" or "pixilated" camouflages, which are used by, among others, the Canadian and Germany military, were rejected as being "too 1990s."

    Lt Col Gary Jackson, who was involved in the process, said: "I think Richard Holmes (the historian) said, 'there's something of the dandy in all military people'."
    Other designs filtered out included some that bore resemblance to uniforms of the Second World War Waffen SS units.

    The final design retains the same distinctive "splash" patterns as previous British uniforms.
    As well as the clothes, new helmets, body armour and webbing – belts with pouches – will also be introduced in the new design which will be used by the Royal Marines and the RAF Regiment. More formal, "service dress" will remain the same.

    Lance Cpl Alex Wood, from 40 Commando Royal Marines who served in Afghanistan last year and will be returning in March when the new uniform will be first used, said: "I think it will be quite useful. In the Green Zone, we were using the green camouflage tops and desert bottoms, to get the right match."

    Bob Ainsworth, the Defence Secretary, said: “This new camouflage will help our troops blend into different environments in Helmand Province to stay hidden from the Taliban. Patrols take our troops through the Green Zone, scrubland, desert and arid stony environments and it is crucial that the camouflage can work across all of them.

    “We are striving to provide our brave troops with the very best personal kit and equipment and the new Multi-Terrain Pattern is just one example of how we are supporting our troops on the Afghanistan frontline.”[/FONT]



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    [FONT=Verdana]Troops from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment take on the role of the enemy against soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment during a night-time assault 18th dec 2009[/FONT]



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    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 23 Engineer Regiment build a temporary bridge during the exercise on Salisbury Plain 18th dec 2009[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Medics from 16 Medical Regiment deal with a simulated casualty[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh decamping from a Chinook helicopter during a training exercise at their barracks in Chester[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh onboard a Chinook helicopter[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh board a Chinook helicopter[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment dismount a Chinook helicopter to secure the area during their training to become Her Majesty's Armed Forces' Spearhead Land Element 18th dec 2009[/FONT]

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    Default Two Rifles Afghanistan 2009



    [FONT=Verdana]The Regimental Colonel for the Rifles Regiment. HRH The Earl of Wessex has paid a visit to the soldiers of 2 Rifles Battle group in the front line in Helmand province.

    Prince Edward spent time talking to the soldiers , who have spent the last 5 months bringing security to the town of Sangin and the upper Sangin valley. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]From Left CSjt Rafferty, Cpl Pickering, CSjt Evans awaits a Chinook landing on the Helicopter Landing Site at Sangin Main operating base. 2 Rifles are based out of Main Operating Base (MOB) Jackson , Sangin DC.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Main Operating Base (MOB) Jackson , Sangin DC[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]2 Rifles based out of Main Operating Base (MOB) Jackson , Sangin DC.[/FONT]



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    [FONT=Verdana]2 Rifles based out of Main Operating Base (MOB) Jackson , Sangin DC.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]2 Rifles Jackals - Main Operating Base (MOB) Jackson , Sangin DC[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 2 Rifles fire a Javelin at the Taliban [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A Soldier from 2 Rifles [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A Group of Soldiers from 2 Rifles Resting [/FONT]

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    Default Photos of 2 Rifles - Afghanistan 2009

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    Default 2 Rifles Operation to clear a safe route to Patrol Base Wishton

    [FONT=Verdana]2 Rifles mount a 20 hour operation to clear a safe route to Patrol Base (PB) Wishton in Sangin. One of the main roads that leads to the PB is well know for having a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). With the aid of the Royal Engineers, 2 Rifle cleared and make a new route to the PB that can now be watch 24 hours a day to allow vital supplies get to the PB unhindered.

    Starting in the early hours of the morning 2 Rifles made their way from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jackson to Pharmacy Road, which is notorious for IEDs. With the aid of the Royal Engineer Search Team (REST) teams where sent forward to clear the compounds either side of the road.

    Once this was done the road was then searched up to its known hot spot, where a bypass was then made through the non-occupied compounds by using a Combat Tractor to remove sections of the wall. If the searches found anything suspicious on the route they could then call on the Ammunition Technician Officer (ATO), who could then come and deal with whatever has been found . Once back onto the road the remainder was then cleared all the way to the PB, which then allowed the supply vehicles to make their way to and from FOB Jackson to PB Wishton






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    Default 2 Rifles Operations Afghanistan 2009

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    Default 2 Rifles Afghanistan 2009

    Sorry but again no Captions, but all Photo were taken by 2 Rifles on their last Afghan Tour 2009





















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    Good to see the ECM being sacked off into the quads! Exhausting stuff to fight with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley_Bob View Post
    Good to see the ECM being sacked off into the quads! Exhausting stuff to fight with.
    good effort on the opsec there dip****

    please delete

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post
    Does anyone know what would happen to this vehicle? Would it be recovered and repaired of just left by the side of the road?

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