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New Weapons Simulator Helps Refine Marksmanship Skills

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron refined their marksmanship skills Jan. 26, using a new weapons simulator at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Combat Arms center. The Meggitt Training Systems’...

Lightweight Tactical Vehicle Summit 2015

Detroit – The Next Generation of Survivability Vehicles The limited military ground presence currently has allowed the US Army and US Marine Corps to give attention to a long withstanding issue: upgrading its light...

US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers. The request represents an increase of about...

Russian TOS-1 and Pantsyr-S1 systems reported in east Ukraine

Anti-Kiev forces are deploying TOS-1 220 mm thermobaric multiple rocket launchers and possibly Pantsyr-S1 air-defence systems in the continuing conflict in east Ukraine, reports indicate. In a statement on 4 February the Ukrainian Ministry...

Chinese Type 98 Tank With the Installation of MANPADS

Chinese Type 98 tank with the installation of MANPADS, reported militaryparitet.com. The Type 98 MBT is armed with a fully-stabilized 125-mm smoothbore gun, fitted with an autoloader. Both the gun and autoloader were copied...

Small Arms Market in the US

About Small Arms Market in the US Small arms and light weapons refer to small and lightweight weapons that can be operated by an individual. They usually include revolvers, pistols, rifles, submachine guns, light...

Pentagon: Drone Targets Senior Shebab Militant In Somalia

US drone aircraft targeted a senior figure in Somalia’s Shebab militia, the Pentagon said Tuesday, in the latest bid to take out leaders of the al-Qaida-linked group. US special operations forces “using unmanned aircraft...

Chad takes fight against Boko Haram into Nigeria

Significance A large Chadian force has crossed into Nigeria from Cameroon to fight Boko Haram A second Chadian force is reportedly massing on the Niger-Nigerian border The Nigerian authorities are reluctant to explain the...

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