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.
Army officials had to explain why the new, ultra-light combat vehicles the service plans to field are so expensive.
The Marine Corps is investing heavily in long-range fire systems as it prepares itself for future battles.
The Marine Corps confirmed the service is in lockstep with the Army's effort to search for a more potent rifle round.
Marine Corps leaders today offered a glimpse into the service's decision to adopt the Army's Modular Handgun System.
The U.S. Navy will soon begin the first tests on its newest body armor -- the Naval Security Forces Vest.
Users will be monitored to determine if there is a decrease in lower extremity injuries for those wearing the lighter boots.
The way cases involving tattoos that fall outside guidelines are processed is changing.
SOCOM has 4,420 more radios than it needs, among other items, an IG report finds.
The Air Force confirmed that it will field 130,000 of the Army's MHS to replace its existing inventory of 9mm M9 pistols.
"We're taking a really hard look at women's uniforms," Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters.
The U.S. Army's top enlisted soldier defended the senior leadership's effort to adopt the World War II-era Pinks and Greens.
The U.S. Navy plans to field 60,000 of the Army's new Modular Handgun System to replace its stock of M9 pistols.
Developing the NGCV to replace M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles is the Army's second modernization priority.
The Army will begin fielding roughly 6,000 Heckler & Koch G28E rifles as the service's new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle.
The military services are all making plans to replace the decades-old M9 with the Army's new Modular Handgun System.
The Army ordered $97 million worth of the latest Enhanced Night Vision Goggles and carbine-mounted thermal weapon sights.
The Air Force's proposed switch to an Army-patterned uniform may be on the fast track, according to a Facebook presentation.
The U.S. Army plans to field a shelf-stable pepperoni pizza entrée for Meals, Ready-to-Eat beginning this month.
The U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard have all placed orders to purchase the Army's Modular Handgun System.
The Marine Corps has budgeted enough money into its proposed 2019 budget to buy 35K of the Army's new Modular Handgun System.