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.
Some Don't Like It Hot: Shorts on the Way for Maintainers at Nellis Air Force Base
The high-stress, high-heat environment prompted officials to get utility shorts for its maintenance crew, officials said.
Robotic Mules Could Deploy with Army Advisers to Afghanistan
The service hopes to start fielding the SMET after successful testing with the 10th Mountain and 101st Airborne divisions.
Army Reveals Timeline for Fielding New Infantry Weapons
The service's goal is to select a final design for both weapons from a single provider in the first quarter of 2022.
Army to Receive 7.62mm Squad Marksman Rifles as Early as Next Year
Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. will soon begin delivering thousands of 7.62mm squad-designated marksman rifles to the Army.
Acting Army Secretary Shoots Early Version of Next-Gen Squad Weapon
Ryan McCarthy met with officials from the Army Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team at Fort Benning on Wednesday.
The Army's New 9mm Handgun is Finally Approved for Full Material Release
The U.S. Army recently approved Full Material Release (FMR) of its new Modular Handgun System that will replace its M9.
Army's New Hot Weather Uniforms Are About to Hit Shelves
The design of the Army's Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform has been finalized, and it's now being shipped.
Army Still Tweaking Green Service Uniform as Recruiter Wear Test Gets Underway
U.S. Army recruiters are starting to show off the service's new World War II style service uniform.
Navy Commands Begin to Roll Out Custom Patches for Camouflage Uniforms
Commands and units have the option of wearing an embroidered shoulder patch on the Navy Working Uniform Type II and III.
This Is How an RPG Works
The United States and the Soviets disagreed on almost everything; except the fact that anti-tank infantry capabilities are ne...
Full Details: Army to Test New Extreme Cold Weather Gear Next Year
This winter, researchers plan to field test the Cold Temperature and Arctic System.
US Body Armor Found with Remains of Korean War Dead at DMZ
The search area known as Arrowhead Ridge, or Hill 281, was the site of fierce battles.
Army Fields Tiny Pocket Drones to Paratroopers at Fort Bragg
Equipment officials recently fielded the Army's first pocket-sized drones to units of the 82nd Airborne Division.
After Year-Long Delay, Soldiers to Get New Night-Vision Gear
A top U.S. Army Futures Command leader told Congress the service will field its new, binocular-style night-vision goggles.
Army Getting Ready to Choose M249 SAW and M4 Carbine Replacements
The Army will begin fielding the 6.8mm weapons that will replace M249 squad automatic weapons and M4/M4A1 carbines in 2021.
Sig Sauer Honors Navy SEAL Hero With Epic Commemorative Pistol
The maker of the Army's new Modular Handgun System presented Britt Slabinski with a special-edition MK25 pistol.
Sailors Will No Longer Need 12 Years of Good Conduct to Sport Gold Stripes
The Navy is rescinding its tradition requiring sailors to have 12 years of blemish-free conduct to rate gold stripes.
Army's New Helmet Offers Greater Protection, Rails for Mounting Lights
U.S. Army officials will soon begin fielding a new combat helmet designed to give soldiers 100 percent greater protection.