Marines Want to Live Stream Rifle-Mounted Video

Ever since the drone thing, live-streaming battlefield video has been the bee’s knees for the U.S. Military’s armchair generals strategists. So it’s no surprise, really, that the U.S. Marines have a hard-on for rifle-mounted surveillance technology (no doubt referred to as RMST). Here’s an excerpt from the request for information submitted by Marine Corps Systems Command . […]

Marines Select Integrated-Compact Ultralight Gun-Mounted Rangefinder (I-CUGR) for Artillery, Airstrikes

That doo-hickey on the side of that big *ss sniper rifle is the U.S. Marines’ latest tech: the Integrated-Compact Ultralight Gun-mounted Rangefinder (I-CUGR). They USMC selected the small, lightweight, tough-as-nails device for their Sniper Range Finder (SRF) program, so a Marine can call in precise artillery and airstrikes without . . . taking their hands off their […]

IMI Systems Quote of the Day: The Threat of North Korea’s Big Guns – Enter to Win 1000 Rounds of IMI 9mm Ammo

“The presence of huge guns along the border underscores that a conflict between North and South Korea would involve a terrible cost in civilian lives. However, the threat posed by the Koksan needs to be kept in chilling perspective: the huge guns could inflict terrible suffering if turned on civilian targets, though not on the […]

Heckler & Koch: No More Gun Sales to Israel

German firearms manufacturer Heckler & Koch recently let it be known that they would no longer sell their firearms in some of the worlds more questionable corners. As the UK’s Guardian reported . . . The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, […]

Kalashnikov ‘Smart Turret’ Brings Skynet One Step Closer

In the video below, Kalashnikov demonstrates a gun turret that uses a “machine learning algorithm” to identify potential targets. “Then, understanding it is a potential target, the neural network can make a decision on how to act,” Deputy General Director for Marketing and Sales Vladimir Dmitriev asserted at the ARMY-2017 International Military-Technical Forum at Patriot Park, Moscow. […]

US Military Issues New Contract for 7.62 NATO Battle Rifles

The U.S. military has issued a Request For Information (RFI) to firearms manufacturers looking for a 7.62 NATO battle rifle to be placed into service. The contract’s been dubbed the “Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR)” or more formally, opportunity W15QKN-17-X-0A1V). It’s an attempt by the military to fill “a potential gap in the capability of ground forces […]

Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Military Gun?

“The AH-64 Apache is the Army’s heavy division/corps attack helicopter,” the YouTube caption informs. “The AH-64D Longbow remanufacture effort incorporates a millimeter wave fire control radar, radar frequency interferometer, fire-and-forget radar-guided HELLFIRE missile and cockpit management and digitization enhancements.” Not to mention . . . the chopper’s 30mm M230E1 Chain Gun. According to The M230 […]

Government Accountability Office “Stings” Pentagon for Ex-Mil Equipment

“The Pentagon nearly gave over $1 million worth of rifles, pipe bombs and other military hardware to a fake police department,” reports, “set up as part of a government watchdog’s sting operation, a new report reveals.” Wait. What? I’ve been railing against “sting” operations for years, especially when it comes to firearms-related crimes. Times ten when it […]