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.>
Marines Tap Four Firms to Help with New Lightweight Targeting System
Four firms have been chosen to help develop a handheld targeting system that would assist Marines in firing more effectively.
New Patches, Unit Insignia Out for Army Futures Command Soldiers
The Army Futures Command was created last August and charged with leading the Army's 10-year modernization effort.
Army Honors Big Red One with Army-Navy Game Uniforms
West Point commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I's end with 1st Infantry Division uniforms.
Air Force Issues Guidelines for Operational Camouflage Uniform Patches
Unit patches for the new Operational Camouflage Uniform will be limited to just four colors, Air Force officials said.
Marine Corps Opens Competition for Lighter Body Armor Plates
The new plates will be fielded in addition to the enhanced small arms protective insert (ESAPI) plates now in use.
Here's How to Prep for the Army's New Fitness Test
The Army launched a site to help in preparation for the new fitness test next year.
Your New PT Uniform Could Be This Sleek
As the U.S. Air Force mulls a change to its physical training uniforms, one proposal may give airmen a sleeker look.
Female Marines Don New Dress Coat Designed to Mirror Male Uniform
Female Marines have begun wearing a new dress blue uniform coat designed to look like the male version.
Air Force Grants Beard Waiver to Muslim Airman
Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan is among the first Muslim airman to receive the waiver.
Brown Jump Boots, Ike Jacket May Be in the Works for New Army Greens
The U.S. Army is considering having paratroopers in airborne units wear World War II-style brown jump boots.
Soldiers to Get New Greens Uniform in 2020 After Army Finalizes Design
The Army plans to begin issuing its newly announced Army Greens to new soldiers beginning in summer 2020.
First Class of Female Marine Recruits Graduates in New Dress Blues
After years of development, the Marines' new female dress blue uniform is here and available to the Corps' newest members.
SIG AIR Unveils Replica Air Pistol of Army's Modular Handgun System
The new M17 Advanced Sport Pellet, or ASP, pistol is powered by a carbon dioxide cartridge.
Army's Greens Uniform Won't Be Available Until End of 2020, Company Says
Beyond stating that soldiers would not have to buy the Army Greens until 2028, the announcement provided little information.
Marines Want Robot Vehicles to Carry Infantry Packs into Battle
The Marine Corps has put out a request to learn whether defense firms can build an unmanned robotic vehicle.
Coast Guard Buys Sig P229 Airsoft Clone as Its New Training Sidearm
The Coast Guard has long used the Sig P229 .40 caliber pistol as its duty sidearm.
Marine Corps Awards Contract for Key Component for New Plate Carrier
The Marine Corps awarded a $59.4 million contract to make the armor inserts for the service's new plate carrier.
Army Wants Tech to Improve Exoskeleton Fit on Soldiers
Army scientists are trying to figure out the best way to design hard exoskeletons to fit "fleshy" human bodies.
Marine Corps to Buy More Than 60,000 Redesigned Pouches for New PMAG
Gear makers have a few days left to the Marine Corps' call for ideas for new magazine pouches designed to fit the service's n...
Marines Get the Official OK to Wear These 7 New Boot Styles
Marines can now choose from 16 different combat, rugged all-terrain or optional boots.