SIG Sauer Celebrates US Marine Corps Adoption of M18

M18Last month we reported that the US Marine Corps had begun issuing the M18, the compact variant of the US military’s Modular Handgun System (MHS). SIG Sauer have now shared a statement celebrating the adoption. The USMC’s adoption of the MHS was only a matter of time with the Corps involved in the MHS selection. Earlier […]

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Could Spain’s G36s Be Upgraded by Steyr Arms?

In the late 1990s, the Spanish Army followed the Bundeswehr’s lead and adopted the Heckler & Koch G36 to replace their 5.56x45mm CETME Model LC. The G36E has been in service ever since with over 70,000 used by the Spanish military and police. In recent years some concerns have arisen about the G36’s combat performance, […]

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POTD: US Marines Execute Immediate Action Drills Exercise Platinum Ren 2019

U.S. Marines, Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commando Execute Immediate Action Drills Platinum Ren 2019Today’s POTD features a US Marine with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division taking part in immediate action drills during exercise Platinum Ren at Fort Trondennes, Harstad, Norway, on May 13, 2019. Exercise Platinum Ren is a theater security cooperation training evolution held with the Norwegian KJK to sustain mission essential tasks in harsh […]

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POTD: .50 Cal Multi-Utility Tactical Transport Vehicle

Today’s photo of the day is a blast from the recent past. It features Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines Regiment, with a Weaponized Multi-Utility Tactical Transport vehicle. The MUTT has been mounted with an M2 .50 calibre heavy machine gun (fitted with a blank adaptor). Which the USMC have described as “a […]

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POTD: British Army Soldier in Afghanistan Engaging the Enemy

Today’s Photo Of The Day displays a British Army Soldier using his SA80 for covering fire in Afghanistan. You can see his fellow soldiers in the background. The SA80 has the SA80 Underslung Grenade Launcher (UGL) mounted, which consist of a Heckler & Koch AG-36 40mm grenade launcher paired with an EOTech holographic sight. In […]

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POTD: FN SCAR with FN FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit for 40 mm Grenades

Polymer Of The Day, as there’s a lot of it in today’s Photo from FN Herstal which was released as part of their promotion around SOFIC 2019 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) held in Florida, USA, between May 20 – 23. We see a soldier with an FN SCAR 16, FN40 Grenade Launcher and an FN […]

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Russian National Guard Adopt RPK-16

Kalashnikov Concern have confirmed that their new light machine gun the RPK-16 has been adopted by Russia’s National Guard, the Rosgvardia. Back in September, the National Guard of Russia announced their purchase of a small number of the new AK-200 series of rifles from Kalashnikov Concern. The Russian Army has been testing the RPK-16 earlier this […]

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