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SecDef Hagel Defends Guard Cuts To Governors

WASHINGTON: In the emotionally charged debate over the Army National Guard, the “don’t cut our Guard!” side has been much louder than the pro-cuts camp. That’s why it’s interesting to read this pretty low-key...

Pakistan Army To Launch NWA Operation: Report

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said that sacrifices of the Pakistan army will never go in vain. He said this while speaking at a conference of Pakistan Army Formation Commanders in...

Video: Ukraine Separatists Try To Crank Up WWII Tank

Separatists in eastern Ukraine are trying to crank up a 1943-vintage Soviet tank that was part of a World War II memorial in their fight for an independent republic linked to Russia, according to...

Future Vertical Lift: One Program Or Many?

WASHINGTON: What is Future Vertical Lift? There is no one answer, but rather a range of possibilities. At one extreme is a single mega-program, building four variants for the four services to replace a...

DARPA Aims to Restore Memory for TBI Wounded

The Pentagon has ambitious plans to develop a prosthetic for the brain that, if successful, will restore memory functions lost to troops who suffered brain injuries as well as people losing their pasts to...

German Submachine Gun EMP44

ABOVE: View from below. The front grip is hollow so that the weapon can be put on a bar-shaped mount. Much has already been written about German military weapons. But still today some real...

AUSA 2013

ABOVE: SWORD provides a fully integrated battle space system. Examining and trying to appreciate the latest greatest technology being promoted at the near countless booths at a show the magnitude of AUSA, one underlying...

Army Paratroopers Get In-Flight Internet

U.S. Army forced-entry units will soon have a new in-flight internet system to help them prepare for mission changes before parachuting into enemy territory. The Army’s new Enroute Mission Command Capability, or EMC2, features...

Pakistan Army To Take Prompt Action Against Terrorists: Report

As the civilian and military leaderships narrowed their gaps over important national issues, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to army’s ‘prompt action’ against militants involved in terrorist attacks on security forces, Says a...

The Chinese CQA

ABOVE: The author testing the CQ-A for accuracy at the Pro Gun Club Range in Las Vegas, Nevada area (Boulder City). Notice the Trijicon ACOG 4×20 scope. They say that imitation is the most...

Terrorists fire on military helicopter

Diyarbakir, Turkey – A Turkish army UH-60 transport helicopter came under terrorist fire on Tuesday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, security officials said. Two shots hit the helicopter, which was carrying national high...

Congress Wants More Control of Special Ops Iron Man Suit

Lawmakers today moved to tighten congressional control over U.S. Special Operations Command’s new “Iron Man” battle suit, expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort. SOCOM recently launched a new website...

Cirit fights on for European markets

AH-1W test firing Roketsan Cirit Following firm orders from the Turkish Armed Forces and the Middle East, missile manufacturer Roketsan is now pitching its Cirit lightweight precision rocket system in Europe. Cirit is a...

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