STRIKE-HOLD!

IWI US Galil ACE GEN II Assault Rifle

IWI US, a subsidiary of small arms manufacturer Israel Weapon Industries, last week released a new 'GEN II' version of its Galil ACE assault rifle. The original IWI Galil ACE was introduced in 2008 as a modernized and improved version of the famous Galil rifle that entered IDF service after...

Presenting the AT-802U Sky Warden™ ISR-Strike Aircraft

 L3Harris Technologies and Air Tractor have teamed up to deliver the AT-802U Sky Warden™, an affordable, production-ready aircraft designed for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other missions in extreme combat environments. The AT-802U Sky Warden is based on the rugged and capable Air Tractor AT-802, which features the...

Friday Foto

These pine cones shoot back! The latest intake of recruits for The Netherlands Marine Corps (Korps Mariniers) have been busy practicing and conducting various field exercises as part of their training cycle. Photo credit: Mariniers Opleidingscentrum, Koninklijke Marine

EVOLYS: The New Ultralight Machine Gun By FN Herstal

FN Herstal has unveiled a completely new machine gun – the FN EVOLYS. It features a dual-calibre architecture, and other unique characteristics, in a package that combines the firing capabilities of a belt-fed machine gun with the ergonomics and balance of an assault rifle.   A true, ultralight machine gun…...

US Army Buys Another Swarm of Black Hornets

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced winning an additional $15.4 million contract to deliver its cutting-edge Black Hornet® 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) to the U.S. Army. The advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used to augment squad and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army’s...

On This Day In History – 5 May 1980

SAS assault team storming the Iranian embassy, 5 May 1980. The Iranian Embassy siege took place from 30 April to 5 May 1980, at the Iranian embassy on Prince's Gate in South Kensington, London when a group of armed Iranian Arabs demanding sovereignty of Khuzestan Province took 26 people hostage,...

Friday Fotos

Students from Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course (RSLC) Class 04-21 execute a Field Training Exercise (FTX). Teams conduct student planned and executed reconnaissance and surveillance operations to collect and report priority intelligence requirements in support of their commanders reconnaissance guidance while being evaluated by RSLC cadre. Photo credit: US Army,...

Know Your Gear: Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK)

The Android Team Awareness Kit (or Awesome Team Awareness Kit for non-Android versions), ATAK for short, is a software driven technology originally developed by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) scientists and engineers. You've probably seen photos of military personnel using a chest-mounted tablet computer or smart phone and wondered what...

Primary Arms – GLx 2x Prism ACSS Gemini Reticle

Primary Arms Optics has released a brand-new reticle option for their popular GLx 2x Prism Scope: the ACSS Gemini. Designed for 9mm carbines and AR pistols, the ACSS Gemini reticle incorporates all the advanced features of ACSS and adapts it for a Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) format. Originally released in...

The Agilite AMAP III – The Assault Pack Evolved

The IDF knows a thing or two about what a soldier needs to carry into combat, and Israeli tactical gear supremos Agilite know a thing or two about how to make great gear for carrying that load. With that in mind, today Agilite revealed the long-awaited AMAP III Assault Pack...