Kit Up is a military gear blog that reports on the changes -- both good and bad -- to combat gear, including guns, magazines, packs, knives and other essential kit. Our focus is on the weapons, ammunition and equipment that U.S. Army and Marine Corps infantry and U.S. Special Operations forces carry into the fight.
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The Air Force will not require airmen to update certain elements of their Operational Camouflage Uniform until September.
The Marine Corps is already eying the Army's Next Generation Squad weapon as its next infantry rifle.
The U.S. Army has finally approved an official tab for soldiers who finish the Jungle Operations Training Course.
U.S. Special Operations Command is moving forward to adopt a sniper support weapon chambered in the 6.5mm Creedmoor round.
The Marine Corps is asking manufacturers to offer insights into how to make the current combat boot sock better.
The Army is in the final phase of evaluating NGSW prototypes.
After more than 50 years of research, the vision of a machine-powered "servo soldier" is no closer to becoming a reality.
The virus is slowing delivery times and testing schedules, Gen. John "Mike" Murray, head of Army Futures Command, said.
The Marine Corps is preparing to select a maker for the service's new tropical uniform for hot and humid climates.
The U.S. Army just named the two firms selected to build prototypes for its Next Generation Squad Weapon effort.
Army scientists have created a reconnaissance drone that soldiers will be able to fire from their 40mm grenade launchers.
Deliveries of the M110A1 are expected to continue through the middle of 2021.
The Marine Corps has started fielding a new plate carrier vest that features a more streamlined cut
Technical advances by a few companies have prompted the Army and Marine Corps to test polymer-cased ammunition.
Sig Sauer has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over its P320, on which the Army's Modular Handgun System is based.
The Army launched an effort in 2017 to equip M1s, Bradley fighting vehicles and Strykers with commercially available APS's.
Weapons officials recently trained members of II Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune on the new launcher.
Army Futures Command is evaluating three prototype designs for the NGSW.
Both services have earmarked money in their proposed fiscal 2021 budgets to buy Barrett Firearms bolt-action MRAD.
The Marine Corps just selected Trijicon Inc. to make the new Squad Common Optic the service plans to start fielding in 2021.