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Right reading some of the posts and every one seems to be talking in code, I am getting lost with all the 3/4 letter abbreviations of everything,

What do the following mean, these are just the ones I can remember,

SAAV
BDU
DPM
DDPM
In OD, as in something being in OD
PMC

These are just the ones I can remember

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South African Assault Vest - a type of simple vest, fixed pouches, cheap, great for beginners
Battle Dress Uniform - your camo/fighting outfit
Disruptive Pattern Material - British woodland camo
Desert DPM - the same, but for sandy places (some people say it means "Digital DPM" which is pixelated DPM)
Olive Drab - the dark olive colour that you can get tac gear in
Private Military Contractor - people like blackwater, private security forces, or as sometimes called; mercenaries.

Hope that helps :)

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South African assault vest
Battle dress uniform (camo gear)
Disruptive pattern material (British woodland camo)
Desert disruptive pattern material (British desert camo)
Olive drab as in colour, olive green
para military contractors- bassicaly mercenaries

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Cool, it makes at lot more sense now, it seemed like gibberish before

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These could go in the A-Z at some point. Cheers.

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Well, I had started making one dev, but I can't remember what I named the file lol
I'll try and dig it out tomorrow

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A mercenary is an ex soldier hired to fight and kill in somebody else's war, a PMC is a private security company hired by a foreign government who hires ex soldiers to protect equipment or VIP's as like the companies who do such work in Iraq at the moment.

My mate who is like a brother to me is an ex soldier who is employed by a PMC out in Iraq to protect important material assets and VIP's, he does not fight and kill unless fired upon first hence not a mercenary

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Without wanting to cause offense (I'm sure your mate is a totally upstanding fella), but after everything with Blackwater, I don't distinguish between the two any more.

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Remembered one more, what is a RIS?

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Rail integration system :)

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Rail integration system, basically a rail set for attachments

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Without wanting to cause offense (I'm sure your mate is a totally upstanding fella), but after everything with Blackwater, I don't distinguish between the two any more.


well may I suggest that you don't tar all private security companies with the same brush as my mate is hired by a british PMC, he never fires until someone shoots at him first :)

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I don't think he meant any offences, just his personal view of them.

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Ok here's one you may not know..it's sniper related but be careful how you answer....FFP?

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No I have no idea?

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Forward Firing Position

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Forward Firing Position


Nope, you are right but thats not the answer I want, I did say be careful lol

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Final Firing Position and First Focal Plane? xD

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Flying faecal produce? :P

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Fantastically Ferocious Puppies?




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