An Israeli Menatetz M-270 multiple rocket launcher. MathKnight & Zachi Evenor photo via Wikimedia The Israeli Air Force disapproves by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Israel’s government is considering a proposal from Avigdor Lieberman, the country’s hawkish defense minister, to supply the Army with hundreds of new, satellite-guided rockets and missiles. Israeli’s... Read more
Talk about an accident waiting to happen by JOSEPH TREVITHICK Since World War I, trucks have been an essential military tool to help move critical supplies and gear around the battlefield. But especially in wars where there are no front lines, the unarmored cargo haulers are prime targets for ambushes.... Read more
Robotic Human-Type Targets at Camp Pendleton in February 2016. U.S. Marine Corps photo RHTTs bum rush special operators by ROBERT BECKHUSEN The downside to learning how to shoot at a handgun or rifle range is that, most of the time, the targets don’t move. In a firefight, real-life enemies do. To... Read more
Fusil Beretta ARX-200. Foto de Beretta Buenos Aires le da su espaldarazo a Beretta con un gran contrato por MATTHEW MOSS El pasado 9 de diciembre de 2016, Héctor Lostri, Secretario de Ciencia, Tecnología y Producción para la Defensa de Argentina, hizo público que las Fuerzas Armadas argentinas iban a adoptar como... Read more
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
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