Army Awards Mounted Machine Gun Optic Contracts

Trijicon MGRSThe US Army has announced that two companies have been selected to produce mounted machine gun optic mounts, with the companies competing for the various orders within a $48,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the optics. Back in July 2018, TFB reported that the Army was seeking new mounted machine gun optics for various weapon systems. US Army Contracting […]

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Chief of Staff of Air Force Receives Custom Serial Numbered SIG Sauer M18

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) recently received their new M18 Modular Handgun System sidearms. The AFOSI also hosted General David L. Goldfein, a four-star general, who is the current Chief of Staff of the Air Force and General Stephen W. Wilson, the current Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force at Joint Base Andrews […]

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NEW 509s: FN Expands Their 509 Pistol Line

N 509 FDE & MRDFN America have announced some new additions to their popular FN 509 pistol range. A new Full FDE Model and optics ready mid-size model. Have you been thinking about picking up a 509, how do these new models stack up for you? Take a look at the info from FN below, and let us know […]

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Norway Seeks 7.62 Light Machine Gun

FN Minimi Mk3 in 762 (FN Herstal)Following on from their recent procurement of .50 calibre heavy machine guns and 5.56x45mm FN Minimi’s to supplement their FN MAGs, the Norwegian Army is now seeking a ‘light weight machine gun’ in 7.62x51mm. An initial batch of 1,000 7.62 light machine guns is sought with the option of upping this order up to 4,000 […]

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POTD: Belt Toss – Keeping the 240 Fed

This great shot comes from a live fire exercise with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, in Portugal. The photo was taken back in April and the official caption describes what’s going on: U.S. Marine Cpl. Lucas Cassabuan, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, tosses a belt of 7.62mm ammunition to Cpl. William […]

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POTD: Italian Paratroopers with Beretta ARX-160s

Today’s photo of the day features Italian Paratroopers and their Beretta ARX-160s. The ARX-160 has been Italy’s standard issue service rifle since 2008. These photos, taken by Staff Sgt. Austin Berner, show Italian paras assigned to 1st Platoon, 20th Company, 183rd Airborne Regiment, pulling security during Exercise Immediate Response at Cerklje ob Krki airbase, in Slovenia […]

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High Speed Gear To Provide Mags Pouches for US Army’s New Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

s-dmrNorth Carolina-based High Speed Gear have confirmed that they have been contracted to provide Heckler & Koch with more than 30,000 of their TACO magazine pouches as part of Heckler & Koch’s fulfilment of the Army squad designated marksman rifle contract. The pouches will likely also be issued along with the new Compact Semiautomatic Sniper System as both […]

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