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.
Improved Uniforms Coming Soon for Female Security Forces Airmen
Female Security Forces airmen will soon see new updates to the bulky uniforms they wear while guarding bases worldwide.
Army's Future Tactical Glasses Will Help Soldiers Tell Friend from Foe
They also allow a soldier to access tactical information without taking an eye off the battlefield.
Army Tests Out Drone that Can Fire Grenades into Enemy Hideouts
U.S. Army weapons officials are testing an experimental drone armed with a multi-shot, 40mm grenade launcher.
Army Evaluating Advanced Fire Control Optics to Help Non-Infantry Soldiers Shoot Better
The effort aims to help non-combat arms soldiers shoot more accurately against close-quarter and long-range enemy targets.
New Long-Range, Guided 84mm Munition for Carl-Gustaf Headed for DoD Tests in Spring
Saab and Raytheon will demonstrate next spring a new, precision-guided munition for the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle.
AM General Shows Off its Truck-Mounted 155mm Howitzer Nicknamed Brutus
AM General is working with the U.S. Army to fine-tune its new tactical truck-mounted 155mm cannon for fast-moving Stryker Bri...
Air National Guard, Reserve Troops Will Soon Be Able to Buy OCPs Online
Service members of any rank can now purchase their uniforms online via ShopMyExchange.com.
Army's New Service Pistol Getting Rave Reviews at the Range
Since its adoption in 2017, the MHS, made by Sig Sauer, has begun to replace the Army's Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol.
Soldiers Will Test New Flame-Resistant Wool Pullover this Winter
Hundreds of soldiers will test a new lightweight shift designed to keep soldiers dry and warm.
Bullpup or Belt-Fed? Prototypes for Army's Next-Gen Squad Weapons Finally Revealed
Three competing firms displayed their prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles at the 2019 AUSA conference.
Army Secretly Fields Lighter Helmet that Offers More Ballistic Protection
The Army recently fielded a small number of helmets that offer increased protection against high-performance sniper rounds.
Marines Will Soon Have Better-Fitting Maternity Uniforms and Nursing T-Shirts
The changes are expected to go into effect later this year.
Air Force Recruits Start Receiving OCP Uniform at Basic Military Training
The phase-in of the Air Force OCP uniform continues.
Winchester Is Now Selling Ammo Developed for Army's MHS to Consumers
The company announced the launch of its "Active Duty" 9mm training round line Monday.
These Are the First Units to Get Army’s New Night-Vision Binoculars
Army Futures Command enabled the service to develop and field the new technology fast, officials said.
This Tiny Thermal Weapons Optic with Red Dot Is Designed for Close Combat
The Close Quarter Thermal takes two CR-123 batteries, weighs approximately one pound and currently costs about $10,000.
Beretta PMX Submachine Gun Makes US Debut at Modern Day Marine
Beretta Defense Technologies showed off a production model of its PMX submachine gun for the first time this week.
Here's What Marines Can Expect from Their New Night Vision Binoculars
The new Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles (SBNVG) emerged from an effort that began last year.
Marines Test Nonlethal Mortar Round for Crowd Control
They may not be deadly, but some of the nonlethal weapons the Marine Corps is working on look pretty devastating.
Marines Get New Tool for Delivering Deadly 'Call for Fire' Missions
Marines in fire-support units can now coordinate artillery, mortar and naval gunfire from a handy, ruggedized tablet.