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Say Hello to Soldier Systems Daily and the FR Shemagh

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Defense Tech is proud to announce the arrival of a new regular contributor to our blog.

You've seen a couple of his posts pimped here, but we've just brought on board Eric from Soldier Systems Industry Daily blog to help us get the word out on technical developments in the personal military and tactical equipment arena.

Eric brings 20 years of military experience to the Web -- split evenly between the Army and Air Force -- and much of that in the special operations world. Soldier Systems is a tapped in crew, pulling gouge from the industry and the services way before the competition.

We're thrilled to have them join us in a collaborative effort to bring the most relevant and cutting-edge gear innovations to Defense Tech readers -- stuff we all hope will help you folks in your worldly endeavors.

Here's another from our new bros at Soldier Systems Daily:

Manufactured from lightweight Acclimate FR 100% Flame Resistant no melt cotton, the new XGO is the first FR Shemagh ever. The material passed the American Society for Testing and Materials vertical flame resistance test (ASTM 6413-99). What is just as fantastic is that the Shemagh is treated with Ag47 Silver Antimicrobial treatment to fight odor that builds up from using the Shemagh day after day in a hot dusty environment. It exceeds the standard for antimicrobial resistance in accordance with American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists test for determination of antimicrobial effect (AATCC 100).

This isn't some cheapo shemagh you buy down the souk, these are 100% American made. They have barely hit the market and have already been adopted as part of the BAMS kit.

Currently available in Tan and Coyote versions, XGO is capable of doing custom runs of colors and patterns. For more info, contact XGO on the web.

Again, please welcome Eric from Soldier Systems Daily to our growing list of contributors.

-- Christian

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