A friend of the blog – Mikhail – sent me a link to a comprehensive assessment that he and his group – ComTac Systems – has done on the recent UKSF Newcastle photoset.


Yes, it’s in Russian.

However, it’s well worth running through Google Translate and as far as I know there’s nothing comparable in the public domain right now:


I think it’s an excellent assessment and I’ve copied the salient parts here (in English) for ease – but do check out the original.


  • Ops Core Maritime
  • Orion Design Group FAST Cut Helmet Cover
  • Ops Core VAS Shroud
  • Wilcox L4G24 NVD.
  • Core Survival Helstar 6 Gen III
  • Ops Core Counterweight Kit NV
  • Peltor Comtacs (the model is not clear, but the microphone seems to be installed by the first version of Peltor Comtac)
  • Peltor ARC Rail Adapter
  • Princeton Tec Switch MPLS-II-2-TAN”
  • By the way, behind the rails you can see the mounts of the Smith Optics Boogie Regulator Goggle glasses.


  • Arc’teryx Gamma MX Jacket jacket
  • Arc’teryx Gamma MX Pant pants in Blackbird
  • PIG FDT Alpha gloves of the last iteration


Unfortunately, there is nothing special to say on the first line, because Despite the fact that the fighter is visible from many angles, the 1st line was photographed quite badly. There is a vague assumption that the belt used is nothing more than Crye Precision AVS Low Profile Belt. A pistol cartridge pouch is poorly visible, therefore there are great difficulties with its definition, as well as with the determination of which cartridge pouch is used by this citizen.

  • Crye Precision GP POUCH 6X6X3 utility pouch
  • Yellow and two red chemical sources from Cyalume Corporation
  • Safariland 6354DO-2832-551” holster
  • Safariland 6070” adapter
  • Safariland QLS
  • Safariland Single Leg Strap” leg strap
  • Scabbard kydex with fastening Bladetech TEK-LOK: what kind of knife used fighter – could not be identified


  • Crye Precision AVS MBAV Plate Pouch Set
  • Crye Precision AVS Harness
  • Crye Precision AVS Detachable M4 Flap
  • Crye Precision AVS 3-Band Skeletal Cummerbund”
  • Crye Precision Abdomen Panel
  • Crye Precision Frag Pouch
  • Crye Precision Pouch Zip-On Panel” of the first version
  • Camelbak tank (model unknown)
  • Blue Force Ten-Speed ​​Triple M4 Mag Pouch
  • The Benchmade SOCP Dagger knife is located on the left cumber band near the Multiband Inter / Intra Team Radio (MBITR)

A triple magazine pouch, in the back compartment of this pouch there is a turnstile. Unfortunately, due to the poor quality of the photograph, the pouch that is located behind the “tee” could not be precisely identified, but with the highest probability the “Blue Force Gear Single Smoke Grenade Pouch” (judging by the hypalonic mounts) installed upside down was used.

In the photographs presented, the presence of side pouches Crye Precision AVS 6×6 Side Armor Carrier Set for installing armor plates was not found.

There are a couple of things I disagree with, but the point of making a hypothesis is so that it can be tested more widely through peer review.Lastly, thanks to Mikhail for name checking The Reptile House as the catalyst for ComTac’s own analysis.

Here are my original articles on the subject:

Newcastle L119A2s Part 1

Newcastle L119A2s Part 2

Newcastle AVS Customisation Kit

Newcastle Arc’teryx Gamma MX Softshell

More articles relating to the L119A2:

  • The Comprehensive UKSF (SAS/SBS) L119A2 Parts and Accessories List
  • The original L119A2 primer, here
  • GG&G AR15 vertical fore-grip in use here
  • Magpul QDM and ASAP QD in use here
  • 15.7″ L119A2 upper in use here
  • Surefire FA556SA Suppressor here
  • GG&G Aimpoint T1 mount in use here
  • Magpul MS3 sling in use here
  • Magpul ACS stock in use here
  • Colt Canada parts – as used on the L119A2 – here
  • Manta Very Low Profile Rail Covers as used on the L119A2 here
  • UKSF Newcastle raid pics part 1
  • UKSF Newcastle raid pics part 2
  • UKSF Nairobi Kenya incident L119A2 parts breakdown here
  • UKSF Belize ‘Jungle Set-up’ L119A2 parts breakdown here
  • Confirmation bias (and the HSP Thorntail offset light mount) here
  • UKSF Ecosystem: S&S Precision Sling Clip – Old Gen – here
  • Inforce WML-type lights in use here

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