NICE TO SEE NAVSOG WITH “NEW TOYS”- ENJOY NA ENJOY!!!!
NICE TO SEE NAVSOG WITH “NEW TOYS”- ENJOY NA ENJOY!!!!
100717-N-0683T-044 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) The U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, performs during the opening ceremony of the annual SEAL capability exercise on Joint Expiditionary Base Little Creek, Va. The Naval Special Warfare community displayed its capabilities as part of the 41st UDT-SEAL East Coast Reunion celebrations. Events are planned throughout the weekend to honor UDT/SEAL history, heritage and families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Chief Stan Travioli/Released)
100717-N-2651J-134 Virginia Beach, Va. (July 17, 2010) U.S. Navy SEALs fast rope from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Wolves Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 84 during a capabilities exercise (CAPEX) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The Naval Special Warfare Community displayed its capabilities as part of the 41st UDT/SEAL East Coast Reunion celebrations. Events are planned throughout the weekend to honor UDT/SEAL history, heritage, and families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary L. Johnson III/Released)
100717-N-8949D-242 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) A Navy SEAL platoon hangs beneath an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Wolves of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 84 as they perform a special patrol insertion and extraction (SPIE) exercise during a demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The Naval Special Warfare community displayed its capabilities as part of the 41st UDT-SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. Events are planned throughout the weekend to honor UDT/SEAL history, heritage, and families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Daniels/Released)
100717-N-2651J-160 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) U.S. Navy SEALs drop into the ocean from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Wolves of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 84 during a capabilities demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. The Naval Special Warfare community event was part of the 41st UDT/SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary L. Johnson III/Released)
100717-N-0683T-389 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) U.S. Navy SEALs lay down covering fire as part of an extraction exercise during a capabilities demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. The Naval Special Warfare community event was part of the 41st UDT/SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stan Travioli/Released)
100717-N-6214F-058 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) A Navy SEAL platoon performs a land warfare exercise during a capabilities demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. The Naval Special Warfare community event was part of the 41st UDT/SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Fluegel/Released)
100717-N-6214F-047 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) A watermelon blasts apart after being shot by a SEAL sniper during a capabilities demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. The Naval Special Warfare community event was part of the 41st UDT/SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Fluegel/Released)
100717-N-0683T-292 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) A U.S. Navy SEAL sniper waves to the crowd during a capabilities demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. The Naval Special Warfare community event was part of the 41st UDT/SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stan Travioli/Released)
100717-N-6214F-015 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) Members of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, deliver a wreath to an awaiting SEAL for the opening ceremony of the capabilities exercise (CAPEX) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The Naval Special Warfare Community displayed its capabilities as part of the 41st UDT/SEAL East Coast Reunion celebrations. Events are planned throughout the weekend to honor UDT/SEAL history, heritage, and families. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Fluegel/Released)
“NSW OPERATOR WITH HK MP7-A1″
Saw this NSW operator with the MP7 photo about a month ago, before seeing the SEALs with the MP7, I did not have much impression about the rifle, just heard that it was very compact but yet very lethal compare to the MP5 and UMP series cause of the ammo this rifle carries is 4.6x30mm compare to the 9mm and .45.
SEALs has high mobility speed and they have to go deep into enemy territories with the shadow. This rifle would be perfect to fit in what SEALs need in their operation. Therefore LBT has design the vest just for the operator who carriers this weapon in the battle field. Basically you can only see the vest name in the official home page but you can see the image of the vest, so here I bring this photo to all you readers to see this vest the ” LBT-2586B MP7″
“LBT MP7 LOW PROFILE CHEST VEST”
” 5 MAJOR COMPONENTS”
The first photo with the general feature of the vest is how it looks like when you put all the pouches on the vest and 2nd photo I separate 5 pouches so it will be easier for you readers to see what pouches are includes in this vest, as I marked the number of the 5 major components in the photo, please check the details below to see the 5 different pouches.
LBT-2586B MP7 comes in 2 colors, Coyote Tan and Multicam, 2 photos above is the color ” Coyote TAN” people use to confused with the coyote brown. Recently SEALs has their own color compare to the other SOF units, this pattern is the AOR1/Digital Desert. There are some of you might doubt is this really used by the NSW operator, or people usually ask me ” Do you have a photo of they are using this vest?” Well the answer is NO, and you dont need every single photo to see the truth, just need to pay attention to detail and you will find the truth. Now lets take a look into the details of this NSW low profile chest vest.
“NSW LBT-2586B MP7″
The AOR1 version has one main difference compare to the coyote tan version, that will be cordura denim, usually this vest is build with 1000D cordura but this special version is build by the 330D, people’s first impression will have 3 common questions ” Is 330D tough enough to go through all the operations?” and ” Why are they using 330D instead of 1000D, isn’t 1000D is more durable compare to the 330D?” I will answer the 3 questions in my opinion after checking this vest.
Q: Is 330D tough enough to go through all the operations?
A: Yes it is enough for you to crow around and dig yourself into the mud and sand.
Q:Why are they using 330D instead of 1000D?
A: Because it is much light and softer compare to the 1000D, it gives the operator better comfort when they have heavy load of gear and ammo
Q:Isn’t 1000D is more durable compare to the 330D?
A:Yes it is a lot more durable then the 330D but it is so though that it will take years before it starts to rip and it is too heavy compare to the 330D. And 330D also dries up quicker compare to the 1000D.
With the 3 Q&A, hope this will help people’s questions in their mind, now lets take a look of the details of the vest from left to right, actually this is molle low pro chest rig meaning you can compose the position of the pouches where every you want but this is just a sample set up.
“LEFT SIDE CONFIG”
On the left side of the vest, I attached the 2 utillity pouches, this pouch can fit smoke grenade x1 and Mk141 x1 and it also can fit one M4 30 round magazine. it seems small but it actually can expand to fit variations of gear and ammo.
“MID PART OF THE 2586-B”
The admin/utility pouch was placed in the middle of this vest, you can put the unit patch or any other reflective patches at the front side of the panel which has the Velcro on it.
Inside each pouch has the LBT tag with the description, this pouch can fit about 3 MK141 or 6 pieces of 9mm pistol magazines or other accessories like knifes,surefire or other tools.
“THE RIGHT SIDE CONFIG”
The radio with molle strap was placed at the right side of the vest, this radio pouch looks quite small compare to the others but it actually can fit PRC148 without any difficulty and some operators can also place his pistol in this pouch.
“THE SHOULDER STRAP”
The Last detail lets take a look into will be the shoulder strap, it is simple but yet very comfortable specially LBT has choose the soft nylon webbing compare to the 1000d version, on the shoulder strap it also has 4 elastic band to hold the water host line, radio anttena or other stuff like radio PTT or carabiner.
The LBT-2586B-MP7 will be a good choice for the operator or any other MP7 users, this vest is light, easy to wear and can holds all the stuff you be needing, you can also wear it over a plate carrier and it wont even be bothering you and makes you feel bulky cause of it’s design, it is thing but yet it can be wear easily and with the 4 quick release buckle you can quickly release the vest during the battle when facing situations that you might need to drop your vest and keep your plate carrier.
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Cheers to all.
First time I know there was LBT-1961A in ACU was way back at 2006, the ACU model was not even in the official website, I got the ACU version by mistake send by LBT, so I called them up and ask , the answer I got that time was the NSW operators was using this ACU model but I was only 50% percent convinced cause as you know how salesman will do anything to push out their products to the consumer still when I look at the vest I think this chest rig has better camouflage effect in urban environment than the khaki version specially in those concrete wall but that time I was still a ” TOO SEE IS TO BELIEVE” dude so I still return the ACU 1961A back to LBT and changed for the khaki version.
Materials / Construction
Until few month ago, I saw this NAVY SEAL “KISS” VIDEO in the web and was able to catch some photos on one of the SEAL operator was using the 1961A ACU version, In the photo you can tell that the operator is wearing the 2nd gen HPFU combat uniform, there are some rumor saying that the first version was the ” NAVY VERSION” and the 2nd gen is the ” CIVILIAN VERSION”, but this myst just got ” BUSTED” by the SEAL “KISS” photo, there are people who would like to stick with the past but for my understand, SEALs like New toys, and NEW gear and new challenge in any moment of their life. They wont care what version of BDU they are using, as long as it is working more efficiently and gets their job done faster and smoother.
“NSW OPERATOR IN LBT-1961A-ACU”
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WHY E.S.E ?
Every Student is a face and a name here; they are not numbers… and we become life-long friends quickly.
In an age of Internet scams and websites, where anyone can build themselves into anything by clicking a few buttons on a keyboard, I take enormous pride in being a decent, honest guy and it shows in the “Total Attention to Detail” we provide.
Long days and long nights of Training here, guys that sign up for a course have placed colossal trust in us and a huge responsibility falls on my shoulders to deliver everything I said I would.
Just like the responsibility placed on me in SEAL Team for all those years, I take it VERY seriously…
This is the finest course of its kind anywhere in the World… You’re gonna shit when you see what goes on around this place…
Don Shipley BUD/S 131 SEAL Team ONE, SEAL Team TWO
Senior Chief Don, Instructor Lalo + 2010 June class students.
First of all, I would like to thank Senior Chief Don, Instructor Lalo for doing this extreme bad ass course for helping people all around the world and who has the will to join BUDS. or to see what it takes to be the best special forces in the world, ” THE US NAVY SEALs”, ESE helps you to experience and motivate you to think and act like a SEAL, for me it is a kind of life time experience that it will make you proud and smile just by thinking of it before we go to heaven.
Although I am 12 hours away from ESE but still every second of my mind I am still with them, I was really honored that I could give my support to Senior Chief and his course, one time I called up Senior Chief, it was the best phone call I have even encountered in my life, talking to a real bad ass SEAL on the line and greet each other, Although Senior Chief is far from away from me but for me,Senior Chief and Instructor will always be the best SEAL mentor to me. Thank you for everything Senior Chief, HOOYAH!!!
Live cam talking with Senior Chief Don.
Good old friend of mine got the package of me and my Taiwanese UDT dude prepared for this bad ass SEAL. This frog is one of the nicest person on earth and easy to talk to, humble in silence but deadly, we would just like to thank you for what you have done for us during our silent and safe nights and we are looking forward to talk to you more my brother Lee.
BAD ASS IN TRAINING
” OOH GUESS WHO HIS BEST BUDDY WAS”
Greetings Readers, sorry for the late updates on the GEN 2 S.A.L combat shirt, After showing the gen 1 to the frogs in P.I and discussing with them, here comes the 2nd version.
There are few difference between the first version then the current 2010 version, lets take a look of the front of the combat shirt, the first main difference is that instead of OD green color dry fit, we have change it to tiger stripe quick dry material, it gives the operators better camouflage and also the material is soft compare to the first generation, and it also added the velcro for unit patches. The entire cutting for the combat suit is different as well, maybe from the front view it is a bit hard tell so now lets move to the back view so we can see the difference.
From the back side of the SALCS you can see that compare to the gen 1 the quick dry material attached to the bda is different, in gen 1 we remove the entire BDA material in the middle and replace the quick dry material but because the operator says when they crawl around the heavy jungle bushes, the shirt is easily tangled and torn off by those sharp branches, and during the heavy load of gear the first gen sleeves are easily dislocate. Now we have change the way of putting the quick dry material on the shirt and in this way, it wont have the problem that the gen 1 will have and brings the same efficiency of the combat shirt, in other words, this is tougher and better performance by the new design.
“TIGER STRIPE QUICK DRY MATERIAL”
It may be hard to see the material from the first 2 photos so here it is the close up photos. There are must be people who wonder why the quick dry material and the bda shirt color is different, sorry to say but this is the prototype and still waiting for the approval from the MASTER FROG.
“OUTER FRAME ARE USING RIPSTOP MATERIAL”
“FRONT CHEST WITH THE ADDITIONAL VELCRO”
This part of the combat shirt is still being considered by the operators because they are extremely low profile, if you pay attention to details, notice the shoulder part is different from the first generation S.A.L.C.S
Remains almost the same as the generation 1, the pockets was slanted and added velcro but the gen 2 has added a little detail part, the light stick compartment. it allows the operator to put light stick or pen in the small compartment.
The new generation S.A.L.C.S added the navsog tiger stripe cordura material at the elbow position, this allows the operators to have better durability in combat and gives more protections while crawling in the battle zone.
Instead of the buttons like the old gen now we have replace to velcro because it is easy to adjustment the tightness on the wrist area and also more durable compare to the buttons.
There are still some parts need to finalize but if there is any other frogs out there need to mod your bdu or you need this bdu, please contact me.
Cheers to all NAVSOG and NSW operators in the world.
Greetings, I have been updating reports on tactical gear from the US side, now lets drag back the time a little and back focus to the PN NAVSOG gear. As everyone knows Philippines is an island country which does not have 4 seasons, they only got the best and worst is the “SUMMER” , the weather usually dived by 2 sections, one is the raining season, and another is their “SUMMER” which is hotter then the usual days in the Philippines.
Meaning the operators in the Philippines has always stands in heavy rain and humid weather, specially the SEALs, they are always in and out of the sea water since their ops are on island to island, so I got the concept idea from the first combat shirt that I made and I added few different modifications and making the prototype combat shirt for the NAVSOG operator. We called it S.A.L.C.S ( SEA. AIR LAND COMBAT SHIRT). The conecpt of making this for the FROG operatpss who always operates in and out the water
There are 3 generations, first Gen was developed with me and a friend “D.K”, lets now take a look into the GEN 1 S.A.L.C.S
The first SALCS was build with the OD dry fit material with the ordinary NAVSOG B.D.A, althought we move the pocket to the arm and as well as we added the invisible type of zipper in the middle of the shirt . enforce the shoulder part, instead of exposing the dry fit material out, we decide to add the shoulder part, it gives the operator the better protection from the vest and resistance to webbing harness abrasion, we also keep the collar part to resist gun sling abrasion.
“FRONT SHOULDER REINFORCE PART”
Our reinforce shoulder part concept: Instead of exposing the dry fit material out, we decide to add the shoulder part, it gives the operator the better protection from the vest and resistance to webbing harness abrasion, we also keep the collar part to resist gun sling abrasion.
“BACK SIDE OF THE S.A.L.C.S”
“BACK SHOULDER REINFORCE PART”
We also added the back shoulder reinforce part for resistance heavy against back pack webbing straps.
“SAMPLE PIC WITH THE S.A.LC.S”
GEN 2 COMING SOON~
People might get confused between MARPAT and the AOR2, so before we start this I will attach the photo of 2 fabric comparison, hope this well help.
In the camouflage pattern, US woodland was one of the most efficient in almost all the Jungle area or woodland forest just like the crouching tiger and as of the digital camo became more and more popular among the military in the world, the US has develop a new camo pattern called AOR1 and AOR2, 1 is for the desert base area, 2 is for jungle or woodland area. But is is really hard to acquire these 2 pattern’s of camouflage so I will call it the Hidden Dragon.
Now Lets take a look how these 2 camo pattern conceal itself in the jungle area. The Real jungle in the south east asia is has more light green color compare to the US or Europe woodland forests, I will be using bonnie hats on both woodland camo and the AOR2 in the jungle for further camo testing.
“Try Finding both CAMO in the pic”
“ZOOM IN ON THE SAME PHOTO”
In the shadow Wooland did a good job but we can still tell from the dark brown color, the AOR2 breaks the hat pattern to pieces and hardly visible.
“WITH THE SAME POSITION OF THE HATS, I DECIDE TO WALK NEAR FOR ANOTHER SHOOT”
From the mid distance we can see the bigger difference between the 2 camo patterns, woodland became more visible but aor2 still stays the same concealment effect.
“LOOKING FROM CLOSE UP DISTANCE”
With the close up distance we still cant really see the pattern of the AOR2 compare to woodland camo
“I TOOK ANOTHER SHOOT FROM THE ANGLE IN THE SHADED AREA”
“TRY TO FIND BOTH CAMO”
“IN THE SHADED AREA WITH THE LEAVES COVER”
“IN THE OPEN AREA UNDER THE SUN LIGHT”
“CLOSE UP UNDER THE SUN LIGHT”
The brown and black color of the woodland camo contrast color became higher but the AOR2 changes to Green and yellowish color
” ON THE SOILD”
Finally I put it on the ground and see the both color will turn out, even on the ground the AOR2 still has the upper hand of concealment.
AOR2 has more effective camouflage concealment in the shadow, under the sun and also on the ground aread compare to woodland camo in the jungle of Asia,
but still need to test it during night time and under raining weather.
Looking forward to bring more report on the AOR2 stuff fellas
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