British Gurkhas posing with their Kukri knives

Hand-to-hand combat in modern military conflicts

Hand-to-hand combat is a synonym for a fight without weapons which refers to a battle where the participants were armed at the first stage. Hand-to-hand combat rarely happens, but it’s usually over very quickly if

US Navy SEALs in hard firefight with ISIS militants

Navy SEAL Salary: How much you can earn as Navy SEAL?

All members of the United States Navy are paid a monthly introductory pay rate determined by their paygrade/Navy rank. A Navy SEAL salary isn’t a top-secret. We receive a lot of questions, “How much does

Combat Scythe: Battlefield Invention That Saves Lives

There’s the combat scythe that has seen widespread use in Afghanistan. I don’t know who came up with the idea, but it was so successful that the private sector started producing a telescoping version for

Wagner Group secret group of contractors from Russia

Wagner Group in Libya suffered heavy casualties

Private contractors belonging to the Wagner Group in Libya had suffered heavy casualties. In the last few days, the bodies of Russian citizens killed in Libya’s civil war were sent home for burial. Officially, Russia

Green Beret inspires fitness gear revolution with GoRuck

Jason McCarthy, a retired Green Beret and founder of GoRuck company inspires fitness gear revolution with his GoRuck startups. His experiences as the U.S. Army Special Forces soldier inspired him to develop rucksacks like those

A joint special forces team move together out of a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey Feb. 26, 2018, at Melrose Training Range, New Mexico. At Emerald Warrior, the largest joint and combined special operations exercise, U.S. Special Operations Command forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict.

GSOF Symposium Europe reveals packed SOF agenda

Military, government, and industry stakeholders from the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community will come together in Warsaw, Poland, 26-28th October 2021 to network and explore topical developments affecting the SOF community in Central and Eastern

Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) operators during the training

SOF Commanders line up for GSOF 2021

The GSOF 2021 symposiums gets underway today with a line-up of top-level, VIP speakers from the global Special Operations Forces (SOF) military, government, academic and industry organisations. The symposium will cover a range of topics

Russian soldier equipped with AK-400 assault rifle

AK-400: Spetsnaz To Be Equipped with New Assault Rifle

The AK-400 is a new Russian-made assault rifle offered exclusively to the Presidential Security Service and the FSB. The famous Russian company Kalashnikov is behind this new assault rifle developed solely for use in FSB’s

US Army Special Forces operators are observing landing of the chopper

Army Rangers vs. Green Berets: What’s the difference?

The US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and the US Army Special Forces both are part of the US Army Special Operations Command. Their organizations are different, reflecting the different types of missions they are expected

How much ammo does a soldier carry into battle?

How much ammo does a soldier carry into battle?

Depending on the mission each soldier may carry a couple of hundred rounds of 7.62 mm for the crew-served weapons and maybe a mortar round or disposable rocket launcher. It depends. A Basic Combat load