Algeria Is the Latest Country to Field Russian Themobaric Rocket Launchers
Russia’s unusual thermobaric rocket launcher has proliferated to another country. In use in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Syria — the enormous tracked launcher is now in service in Algeria, according to imagery revealed on Algerian television. The TOS-1A Buratino is named after a Tolstoy adaptation of “Pinnochio,” given... Read more
How Taiwan Defends Itself From Decapitation Strikes
In military terms, a “decapitation” strike refers to the practice of targeting a country’s top leadership in the opening hours of a war — cutting off the head of an enemy army and its political system. Taiwan, situated close to China with its many ways of carrying out such... Read more
The U.S. Army Is Preparing to Send Anti-Aircraft Strykers to Europe
The U.S. Army is fast-tracking newly configured Stryker armored vehicles with helicopter and drone-killing weapons to counter Russia in Europe and provide more support to brigade combat teams. “We are looking for a rapid solution for the near-term fight,” Maj. Gen. John Ferarri told Warrior Maven in an interview.... Read more
Chilean Gangsters Exploit Lax U.S. Gun Laws
This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Authorities in Chile say they have uncovered the first international arms trafficking network importing guns from the United States to be resold in the South American nation, illustrating how crime groups across Latin America have taken advantage of lax U.S. gun laws... Read more
Russian Soldiers Are Complaining About Exploding Guns
Russian infantry weapons have a reputation for reliability. The AK and PKM are renowned for enduring through adverse conditions, powered by their powerful long-stroke piston actions. However, a recent report by warhead.su suggests that when these weapons do fail in Russian service, the problem is often not in their design, but... Read more
Libyan Strongman Rolls Out the Vintage Military Hardware
Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar wants the world to know he has weapons. They’re vintage weapons, true, but in combination makes for a substantial arsenal. Since seizing control of Benghazi four years ago, Haftar’s forces — under the political framework of the House of Representatives — have expanded to... Read more
Los comandos rusos van por ahí en todoterrenos, armados con minas
El Ejército ruso se apoya en la disrupción y decepción para vencer a un enemigo que pudiera estar más avanzado tecnológicamente ─una práctica que se remonta a antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial─. Actualmente el Ejército ruso está aumentando su adiestramiento en el antiguo arte de plantar minas tras... Read more
China Loves America’s Guns So Much It’s Copying Them
If you ask an American what their idea of a budget AR-15 brand is, you would probably get answers like Stag Arms, Palmetto State Armory and Anderson Arms — all American companies. However, if you asked a Canadian what their idea of a budget AR-15 brand is, you would... Read more
Una de las mejores variantes del fusil AK-47 es polaca
El 28 de marzo de 2018, dos fabricantes de armas ─uno polaco y el otro nigeriano─ anunciaron que Nigeria empezaría a fabricar fusiles Beryl en virtud de un acuerdo de transferencia de tecnología, según una noticia publicada por Jane’s. Se trata de un acuerdo bastante bueno para Polish Armaments... Read more
A Gigantic T-35 Tank Rolls Out of a Factory, 80 Years After Production Ended
In April 2018, a very large and interesting machine rolled out of a military museum in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, a town in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region. It was a T-35 — one of the most bizarre tanks of the interwar period and known in particular for its five turrets, huge size... Read more
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