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.
U.S. Army weapons officials have expanded the list of submachine gun-style weapons the service plans to test.
Marine Corps M16 rifles and M4 carbines are passing a new safety check designed to catch a potentially dangerous glitch.
U.S. Army weapons officials plan to purchase subcompact weapons from 10 different gun makers for testing.
Army units have reported about 3K M4s have failed a safety inspection because of a potential glitch in the selector switch.
In a first, Marines participating in an integrated training exercise got supplies delivered via an autonomous UH-1 Huey.
The Marine Corps will soon test new cold-weather boots and socks designed to perform at temperatures from -20 to 20 degrees.
The "third arm" attaches to the weapon and the soldier's waist belt to take the weight off his arms.
Defense Logistics Agency officials said it will be available to most troops in about 18 months.
A soldier at Fort Knox experienced an unexplained, unintended weapon discharge.
Experts hope to start testing a new assault ration that is drastically lighter than existing field rations by 2020.
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.