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Sig-Sauer P229

The Swiss Industrial Company (SIG) has produced some of the best pistols in the world, but the Swiss neutrality laws make the export of weapons very difficult; as one Swiss said, "We are only allowed to sell guns to...

Sig-Sauer Model P225 Auto Pistol

The Sig-Sauer Model P225 was designed by SIG (Schweizer Industrie Gesellschaft) of Neuhausen-Rheinfalls, Switzerland and was first announced in 1978. Due to the restrictions placed on arms sales by the Swiss Government, SIG has entered into agreements with J....

Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) under investigation over far-right ties

Germany's Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) is opening its investigation into far-right radicals within German armed forces, the Bundeswehr. The report was published on Tuesday by almost all German mainstream media, particularly focusing on the most elite unit in the...

New Assault Rifle for Germany’s Special Operations Units

A new weapon will enhance Germany’s special operations capabilities. The latest version of Heckler & Koch’s HK416 carbine will be supplied to two of the country’s elite military units — the KSK, Germany’s prime counterterrorism unit, and the KSM,...

German KSK commando suspended for right-wing extremism

German media outlets report a lieutenant colonel in the KSK has been suspended for right-wing social media posts. KSK Kommando Spezialkräfte (Special Forces Command KSK) is known as the most elite special forces unit inside German military forces. The colonel...

Against the ‘Rotten Empire’: Women’s March on the Pentagon 2018

Seeking no less than a total conclude to all US military actions abroad and the closure of all foreign military bases, the 2018 Women's March on the Pentagon is a bipartisan call to profoundly shrink the Pentagon budget and employ the cash to fund healthy...

Best Military Drill Screw-Ups: Beatbox Ammo, Zubr on the Beach and Raining HMVs

The US and South Korea started their annual Foul Eagle joint drills on April 1. Washington organizes many joint exercises around the world each year, but not all of them disappear smoothly. Sputnik has gathered some of the hilarious...

Nazi Germany’s Tiger Tank

Heavy tanks like the King Tiger proved a dead end. After 1945, nations switched to building main battle tanks that had sufficient firepower and armor to breach enemy defenses, like heavy tanks, while being mobile enough to exploit breakthroughs...

German alternative to US Navy SEALs: Special forces of underwater commandos

The elite detachment of combat divers, Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine (KSM) is a special unit of commandos of the German Navy that may serve as Berlin's response the US Navy SEALs. Against the background of the current situation in the...

HK MP7-A1

The natural evolution of machine guns is represented by PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). This progress is part of the natural process that leads to the improvement of a weapon system and to improves defense systems against the same (…...
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What is the equivalent of an AK-47 for sniper rifles?

The question itself cannot be properly answered due to the way it is worded. Since the AK-47 is not...
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Point Blank 19-8 integrates ISR, Special Operations

The 48th Fighter Wing, in partnership with the Royal Air Force, hosted Point Blank exercise. It lasted from 19-8 Nov. 14, 2019. Additional aircraft...

INVISIO receives follow-up order for SEK 25 million from its new customer, the Belgian army

In partnership with Thales Belgium INVISIO has received an expected follow-up order from the Belgian army for communication and hearing protection systems. The order...

British Army ordered a new contingent of Boxer MRAVs

The British Defence Secretary has proclaimed that the British Army will get more than 500 Boxer 8x8 high mobility, network-enabled armored vehicles. The primary...

Navy SEAL Robert Ryan Guzzo: His Story

Rob led a life of dedication to his family, friends, Seal Team 5 and his country. Rob graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1997...