The new vehicle is part of the Army’s modernization process and will replace the older M113 armored personnel carrier.
Special Forces test an Israeli mortar system that will make them more lethal and survivableSpecial Ops
The mortar could be put in or out of action in 30-60 seconds allowing the special forces operators to shoot and scoot.
The gear that MACV-SOG warriors carried and how it’s still relevant todaySpecial Ops
Meyer and the surviving SOG warriors are legends that the modern SF operators continue to look up to as forebearers who set lofty standards.
5 infantry upgrades about to take US troops to the next levelGear
It’s easy to fawn over military technology with multi-billion dollar price tags like new jets, hypersonic missiles, rail guns, and the like. What’s often ignored, however, are the little things. Sure, a single infantry rifle doesn’t make the biggest difference in the scope of an entire war, but incremental improvements spread across the breadth of […]
The underwater firearms used by the world’s combat frogmenGear
Oh, boy, was the Cold War a wild time! Man, the early development of Special Operations forces led to some truly weird developments. SEALs and Spetznaz troopers, in particular, proved that a small team of seaborne commandos could be hell on Naval infrastructure. As such, these seaborne commandos would need specialized weaponry to fight like […]
On Target: Why the US military needs to put Red Dots on its sidearmsGear
As a slow lumbering beast, the military is often rarely fast to acquire and accept new technology. One such example is the adoption of red dot sights on handguns. The world of competition shooting, elite police forces, and everyday joes are full of red dot-equipped handguns. I have good news for you: and it doesn’t […]
The Magpul D-60: A drum that worksGear
Magazines are critical to the weapon’s performance. Most M16/M4 malfunctions are caused by bad magazines, outdated magazines, magazines older than the guys using them. Quality magazines are literal lifesavers. One interesting magazine concept is the drum. Drum magazines like the Magpul D-60 offer soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen more bang for the buck. What is […]
The military needs to ditch the world’s most dangerous duty holsterGear
The Blackhawk Serpa holster has been kicking around since the Global War on Terror began. For its time, it was a rather revolutionary design that provided the military and police forces a dedicated duty holster, made from polymer, with active retention, a modular design, and an affordable price tag. Before the Serpa, the Bianchi M12′ […]
Magpul’s MOE SL – A COTS Option for the M4Gear
The military, specifically the Army, seems dead set on spending fortunes trying to find a way to replace the M4 rifle. I get it, it’s an old design at this point, but that doesn’t make it obsolete. I would rather the Army take the money spent on these countless tests and looked into commercial Off-The-Shelf […]
Streamlight Sidewinder: My Favorite FlashlightGear
In all my years of being issued this or that, I rarely ever sought out any of the gear I was issued for a private purchase. Here and there, I found a thing or two I liked, but one item I aggressively sought out after my time in service was the Streamlight Sidewinder. Uncle Sam […]