Project envisioned widespread uses for quieter handguns by JOSEPH TREVITHICK In November 2016, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John Love, the commander of the 2nd Marine Division, announced plans to see what would happen if everyone in an infantry battalion got a sound suppressor for their assigned weapon. When someone fires... Read more
ARX-200. Beretta photo Buenos Aires taps Beretta for huge new contract by MATTHEW MOSS On Dec. 9, 2016, Argentina’s secretary of science, technology and production Hector Lostri announced that the Argentine military would adopt Beretta’s ARX-200 battle rifle and PX4 Storm nine-by-19-millimeter pistol to replace its current small arms. The 7.62-by-51-millimeter ARX will... Read more
El Teniente General Raheel Sharif, antiguo Jefe del Estado Mayor del Ejército de Tierra paquistaní, echa un vistazo a un fusil BREN 2 en calibre 7'62×39 milímetros en marzo de 2016. Fuente de la imagen El favorito es un fusil checo por MATTHEW MOSS Paquistán está en trámite de adquirir un nuevo... Read more
Former chief of the army staff of the Pakistani army Gen. Raheel Sharif examines a BREN 2 chambered in 7.62-by-39 millimeters in March 2016. Source A Czech weapon is the favorite by MATTHEW MOSS Pakistan is getting a new infantry rifle. In late November at the IDEAS-2016 Expo in Karachi, Pakistan’s state-run arsenal... Read more
Type 73s appear on battlefields from Iraq to Yemen by JOSEPH TREVITHICK Between February and March 2016, Australian and French sailors in the Arabian Sea seized small ships — or dhows — smuggling weapons, most likely to militants in Somalia and Yemen. These caches aboard the dhows included examples of one particularly rare firearm,... Read more
A JGSDF soldier fires his Type 89 during training in California in 2014. Photo via Wikipedia Such as a separate, three-round burst mechanism by MATTHEW MOSS In the late 1980s, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force decided to replace its aging 7.62-by-51-millimeter Howa Type 64 battle rifles. The JGSDF selected a... Read more
La solución del Ejército de Tierra estadounidense a los problemas de la Guerra Urbana: utilizar bazookas Los soldados prueban un nuevo modelo del Carl Gustaf por ROBERT BECKHUSEN En 1946 dos suecos llamados Hugo Abramson y Harald Jentzen diseñaron el Carl Gustaf, que en aquel momento no parecía más que otro... Read more
A Panzerfaust warhead. GrizzleStudios photo via Flickr British armor met anti-tank weapons at close range in Gheel by ROBERT BECKHUSEN To Allied tank crews during World War II, the Panzerfaust was one of the German army’s deadliest weapons behind the static 88-millimeter cannon, the rocket-propelled Panzerschreck and — most of all — other tanks. The shoulder-launched... Read more
A T-14 Armata in May 2016. Vitaly V. Kuzmin photo It’s pretty good, but beware hyperbolic claims by DAVE MAJUMDAR A British Army intelligence report offers an alarmist assessment of Russia’s new T-14 Armata main battle tank. Most U.S. defense analysts, however, are much more measured in their analysis of the... Read more
The U.K. is still tight-lipped about the “Exactor” by SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN In 2011, the second episode of the BBC documentary series Bomb Squad showed a missile strike obliterating a team of Taliban fighters laying improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. Afterwards, the film crew captured bomb disposal specialists discussing on... Read more
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