Leapfest 2019

Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition. Conducted by the Rhode Island Army National Guard, the purpose of Leapfest is to promote international camaraderie and Esprit de Corps among Airborne Soldiers, while also showcasing the capabilities of the Rhode Island National Guard. Paratroopers are specially selected, trained, and highly […]

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Friday Foto

Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Commando Regiment conducted counter-terrorism training in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart in May 2019. The training was part of the Mars series of exercises used by the 2nd Commando Regiment’s online hostage recovery/counter-terrorism company to build capacity in its role as Tactical Assault Group—East (TAG–E). TAG–E is the Australian Defence Force’s […]

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More Laser Lore: from the Crimson Trace blog

Laser sights are the subject of much discussion and (dis)information. This, unfortunately, can keep people from using a visible laser sight to its fullest advantage: or prevent them from using one at all. Crimson Trace (related articles archived on Shooting Illustrated here) recently set out to correct that by increasing the publication tempo on the […]

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The DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Once only talked about behind closed doors with industry insiders, DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge is now getting real, and going (somewhat) public! In just a few weeks, from August 15-22, 2019, eleven teams in the Systems track will gather at a formerly operational mine in Pittsburgh and watch as their machines attempt to remotely map, identify, […]

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