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 Want Lighter Armor Plates to Help Infantry Move Faster
The Marine Corps is asking defense firms to submit ideas for a new, lightweight body armor plate that can withstand two hits.
Sig Gets $48 Million Pentagon Contract for Continuous Rifle Suppression
A DoD project to optimize the M4A1s used by U.S. Special Operations Command for continuous suppressed use is moving forward.
Army Taps ADS to Deliver Holster for New Service Pistol
The Army has awarded a $49 million contract to supply the base-model holsters for the service's new Modular Handgun System.
Exclusive Taste Test: Like Revenge, MRE Pizza Is a Dish Best Served Cold
Military.com got the chance to get our hands on -- and taste -- the U.S. military's new MRE pepperoni pizza entrée.
Air Force OKs Breastfeeding T-Shirt for New Moms
The U.S. Air Force has given new mothers approval to wear a special breastfeeding T-shirt under their uniforms.
Lawmakers Want to Know if US Troops Are Ready for Arctic Warfare
Lawmakers want Mattis to submit a report to Congress on whether the U.S. military service have the equipment and training the...
CMMG Unveils Ultra-Compact AR Pistols in FN 5.7mm
CMMG recently unveiled a new line of super-compact AR15 style pistols and short-barreled rifles chambered in FN 5.7x28mm.
Army to Test Three Extreme Cold Weather Overboot Prototypes
The Army selected three companies to make insulated overboot prototypes as replacements for the Extreme Cold Weather Boot.
Army Conducts Airborne Drop Tests for Next-Gen Weapon Sight
The U.S. Army has successfully completed airborne drop testing of its next-generation, compact thermal weapon sight.
Army Guard, Reserve Soldiers Have a New Way to Buy the OCP
Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers are now authorized to buy the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform online.
Army 3-Star: Potent New Auto Rifle Just for Close-Combat Troops
The Cold War-era M249 Squad Automatic Weapon could remain in the arsenal for decades to come.
Grunts Will Soon See Changes to Expert Infantryman Badge Testing
Army officials are rewriting the requirements infantry soldiers must meet when they test for the Expert Infantryman Badge....
Here Are the Rules Behind the Navy's New Female Hair Regs
Female sailors may begin wearing their hair in ponytails, locks, wider buns and sometimes even below their collars.
Army Names Firms Selected to Design Next Gen Squad Auto Rifle
The U.S. Army named the five gunmakers it selected to build prototypes of the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle.
Navy Announces New PT Uniform, Unisex Jackets, Boots and More
Sailors will have access to new physical training uniforms and safety boots this fall, leaders announced Wednesday.
Army Taps Six Firms to Design New Auto Rifle Prototypes
The Army recently six gunmakers a contract to build prototypes for its Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle program.
Army Close to Selecting Lights, Holster for New Service Pistol
The MHS features an accessory rail that allows soldiers to mount pistol lights and other devices for operating in low-light.
New Drone School Trains Young Soldiers to Survive Enemy UAS
Army instructors at Fort Benning, Georgia recently opened a new drone training school.
How Much Did Army Pay For New Service Pistol? Details Remain Murky
The Army got a good deal on its new Modular Handgun System, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.
SureFire's Newest Light Offers Dual Power Option
SureFire introduced a high-powered tactical light that runs on standard CR123 batteries or a lithium-ion rechargeable battery...