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.
Army officials recently asked commercial industry for fresh designs in the search for an "Improved Hot Weather Combat Boot."
In addition to a new camouflage pattern, the new uniform will offer different features from the current ABU.
An infamous name was featured prominently in photos of the new uniform.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has released the much anticipated instructions for purchasing U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 au...
Two soldiers recently outshot their Marine classmates in one of the Marine Corps' most challenging schools.
The services have to speed up the process of getting body armor fitted for female troops into the field, Dunford said.
The newest approved breast insignia for Marine officers and enlisted troops is here and ready to be worn.
Wilson changed into an OCP-pattern uniform before attending a mission demonstration by an AFSOC special tactics team.
The Marine Corps wants a 30 percent weight savings over existing linked belts of .50 caliber ammo.
The contract was awarded to H&K in Ashburn, Virginia, to supply the service with as many as 15,000 M27 IARs and spare parts.
The Army awarded a contract to McMurdo Inc. for personnel recovery devices that can be used to pinpoint missing soldiers.
The Army is transitioning to the OCP uniform in 2019, but the service still possesses a inventory of UCP products.
The Marine Corps is asking for proposals on a portable system that can fire high-tech attack and recon drones on the go.
Army officials had to explain why the new, ultra-light combat vehicles the service plans to field are so expensive.
The Marine Corps is investing heavily in long-range fire systems as it prepares itself for future battles.
The Marine Corps confirmed the service is in lockstep with the Army's effort to search for a more potent rifle round.
Marine Corps leaders today offered a glimpse into the service's decision to adopt the Army's Modular Handgun System.
The U.S. Navy will soon begin the first tests on its newest body armor -- the Naval Security Forces Vest.
Users will be monitored to determine if there is a decrease in lower extremity injuries for those wearing the lighter boots.
The way cases involving tattoos that fall outside guidelines are processed is changing.