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Canadian Army to get new Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifles

The Canadian Department of National Defense has confirmed an order for new Colt C20 semi-automatic sniper rifles in 7.62mm x 51 NATO calibre. The order covers the delivery of 272 rifles plus spare parts, for a total price of 8.5M CAD. [caption id="attachment_7460" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Colt Canada’s C20, 7.62 NATO,...

UF PRO’s Guide To Tactical Tracking: Part 3

Signs now point to the entrance of a cave that twists and stretches far back. As they make their way deep into this cave system, the team discovers their suspects had built a fire and used it in an attempt to destroy evidence. In this part, Boris gleans insights from...

US Army Tests Flexible Integrated Power Cables For Soldiers

Army Futures Command (AFC) is bolstering dismounted Soldiers’ power capabilities by developing integrated, flexible cables for a new generation of modernization priorities. Enhanced Soldier maneuverability and mobility on the battlefield are among the initial improvements resulting from new cables that will be incorporated into a tactical vest, according to Combat Capabilities...

Operation ‘Doomsday’: Norway, 9th May 1945.

Despite the celebrations of VE Day just the day before, and due to the chaos of the fluid situation of the German defeat, the British 1st Airborne Division launched a mission to liberate Norway. [caption id="attachment_7448" align="aligncenter" width="800"] British airborne troops just disembarked from Stirling aircraft at Gardermoen airfield near...

VE-Day 75th Anniversary

As we come to the end of this week we reflect on something else that came to an end at this time 75 years ago; namely, the Second World War - 6 years of conflict that engulfed the globe in the deadliest and most destructive war humanity has ever endured....

UF PRO Guide to Tactical Tracking: Part 2 – Into The Woods

In this episode the team use methodical tactics that were pioneered by the British in the 1960s and used to great effect by the infamous “Tip-Toe Boys” – British SAS, Australian SASR and the New Zealand SAS operating in SE Asia in the 1970s. The dense vegetation of the forest...

The Day The SAS Became Famous: Storming The Iranian Embassy

On the 40th anniversary of the storming of the Iranian Embassy, Forces Network takes a look at the event that made the SAS a household name... Read the story here. [caption id="attachment_7418" align="aligncenter" width="2088"] SAS troops smashing through the windows of the Iranian embassy in London during their iconic raid...

Netherlands Liberation Day 75th Anniversary

On this day 75 years ago, 5 May 1945, The Netherlands was finally freed from Nazi occupation after almost exactly 5 years of occupation. The Netherlands was invaded on 10 May 1940, and fell to the German forces 5 days later - making it and Norway two of the countries...

Silverback Airsoft MDR AEG Update

The  Desert Tech MDR (Micro Dynamic Rifle) project caused quite a stir when it was unveiled at the SHOT Show several years ago. It was certainly a very ambitious project for a small private company to undertake, but also the kind of radical leap-ahead design that only a small private...

Friday Foto

A US Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conducts a training exercise near Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in late March 2020. The Pave Hawk, normally assigned to the 66th RQS at Nellis AFB, NV delivers the ability to conduct day or night personnel recovery...