Chinese PLA Shows Rifle-size Electromagnetic Railgun Weapon

June 29, 2020 @ 05:19 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) revealed a miniaturized electromagnetic railgun based pistol- and- rifle-sized synchronous induction coilgun prototypes. These weapons' technical capabilities were recently revealed in a demonstration session

Russia Developing Sniper Rifle with 7 KM Range

June 5, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

A Russian arms manufacturer has announced the development of a sniper rifle combined with a new cartridge that can hit targets at up to 7 kilometer range. Development work has started on the DXL-5 sniper rifle, whose maximum range of seven kilometers will make it unique among sniper weapons, Vladislav Lobaev,...

Armenia to Start Production of Russian AK103 Assault Rifles in July

June 5, 2020 @ 11:32 AM

Production of 50,000 AK103 assault rifles in Armenia is scheduled to begin in July in this year. The relevant contract for the organization of the phased manufacture of AK-103 in Armenia was signed based on the decision of the Russian Federal Service for Military- Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) on May 15, 2020

Terrorists in Syria's Idlib Using Sniper Weapons

June 3, 2020 @ 02:52 PM

Terrorists in Syrias Idlib de-escalation zone appear to have turned to sniper rifles as their weapon of choice. Doctors in Syrias Aleppo have been treating a number of injured persons targeted by sniper rifles

US Army Begins Testing Next Generation Squad Weapon

May 16, 2020 @ 06:05 AM

The US Army is in the final phase of evaluating Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) prototypes developed by Sig Sauer, General Dynamics and Textron Systems. "We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Army's 6

Russia’s Rostec Develops First Collimator Sight for Heavy Machine Guns

May 11, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Russias Roselektronika, a subsidiary of state-run Rostec, has developed the first domestic collimator sight for weapons such as the Kord machine gun that enables the operator to strike targets while in motion. “Central Research Institute ‘Cycle of Roselektronika has developed the first domestic collimator sight for heavy machine guns

Never Miss a Target-UK Army Testing Sniper Targeting System for Rifles

May 11, 2020 @ 07:53 AM

The UK army has commenced testing a new opto-electronic targeting system for assault rifles that provides highly accurate target data linked to the gun's firing system. Developed by Israeli firm Sharp Shooter, the £800 “smart” rifle scope can be fitted on any type of rifle

FN America & Colt’s to Compete for M16 Rifles Order for Nepal,...

April 30, 2020 @ 05:20 AM

The US Army has named FN America LLC and Colts Manufacturing Co. LLC as competitors in its $383

Body Armor Piercing ‘Stealth’ Bullet Developed by Russian Firm

March 27, 2020 @ 08:16 AM

A research firm associated with Russsian Corporation Rostec has developed a 9 mm caliber pistol cartridge that can penetrate body armor of the 2nd protection class, used by most armies around the world. The cartridge does not emit any ‘flame at the barrel end and is noiseless, earning for itself the ‘stealth tag

India Buys Light Machine Guns from Israeli Firm for $116.4M

March 21, 2020 @ 07:41 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defence has contracted Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) to supply 16,479 Negev 7.62X51 mm Light Machine Guns (LMGs) for $116

Chinese Army Snipers Get Target-spotting Drones

January 8, 2020 @ 12:22 PM

Chinese army snipers have been provided with portable drones that provide battlefield information to help them to locate and shoot their target with greater accuracy in congested urban setting. A scout battalion of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) 80th Group Army is now operating the drones, as they have been deployed in recent training, various Chinese media reported

France Orders 75,000 Glock 17 Semi-Automatic Pistols

January 7, 2020 @ 08:07 AM

Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, announced on Monday that the country placed an order for nearly 75,000 Glock 17 9 mm short recoil-operated, locked-breech-automatic pistols from Austrian company Glock for an estimated €44 million