Propper's Multicam OCP Scorpion Combat Uniform Coat is an example of NIR compliant clothing.
Tactical Gear

NIR Compliant Clothing

When researching tactical gear you will run across garments (clothing) claiming to be NIR Compliant. What does that mean? NIR stands for Near InfraRed. It is the wavelength of light from 780 nm to 2500 nm. It is not visible with the naked eye. But, it is visible with various kinds of night vision devices (NVDs), including tactical night vision goggles (NVGs). NVGs work on the amplification of ambient light (Image Intensification or I2 technology)- but can utilize Near Infrared light also. It is important to note that Image Intensification devices are different than thermal vision devices. Thermal vision devices use the difference in temperatures of objects and their backgrounds to provide a view in the dark (or daytime!). “NIR Compliant” gear will not protect against your actual heat signature. NIR compliant gear minimizes NIR reflected light – not the emission of thermal (hear) IR! If you are trying to obscure your heat signature – wrap yourself in a space blanket, mylar blanket – or other blanket intended to “preserve body heat.” NIR compliant gear will minimize your Near IR [Read more…]

The ACH (Advanced Combat Helmet) is made from Kevlar.
Tactical Gear

History of the ACH Helmet

What is the Advanced Combat Helmet? The Advanced Combat Helmet, or ACH, is a military helmet that is used in active combat zones. Development of these helmets began in 2003. United States Army Soldier Systems Center, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and U.S. Army Research Laboratory worked together to create this helmet. It is currently the standard issue helmet for all United States ground forces. The Advanced Combat Helmet is based on the MICH (Modular Integrated Communications Helmet). This helmet is an upgraded version of the PASGT (Personal Armor System for Ground Troops) and it offers more advanced ballistic and impact protection for the wearer. The PASGT, sometimes called the K-Pot, has been in use since 1983. It is also made of Kevlar. The ACH is also lighter than the helmets that came before it, making it more comfortable for the long periods of time that troops are required to wear them. This coupled with the increased amount of padding as well as waterproof padding makes the helmet easier for soldiers to wear in the field. Waterproof padding ensures that [Read more…]

Night Vision Goggles will play a key role in the upcoming Call of Duty : Modern Warfare game
Survival Gear

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Night Vision Goggles

The 2019 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was revealed this week – and quad tube Night Vision Goggles are going to play a prominent role in the gameplay. When you are assuming the role of “Tier 1 Operators” night vision goggles will be available – you can shoot out lights and then surprise your opponents. You might be wondering – are these devices real? And why 4 tubes? That’s what we’ll talk about here. What sort of Night Vision Goggles are these depicted in the game? I’m not sure – they don’t look like anything I’ve ever seen. There’s not quite enough detail to be able to tell. The gameplay segments seem to have a different model than the pre-rendered cinematic sequences. Here’s one of the pre-rendered parts of the game. Are these some new super-secret SEAL gear? I doubt it. If there is a new model, they wouldn’t be allowed to use it in the game, I’m sure. But, it is realistic to depict these devices as they are used in the game. After all, quad tube [Read more…]