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Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, recently spoke at the Directed Energy summit in Washington D.C. Heithold said the AC-130W gunships at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, has been designated as the first host aircraft for a high-energy laser.

Russia`s counter-terroristic units have brought into service Bur multipurpose grenade launcher developed by Tula-based Instrument Design Bureau (Russian acronym: KBP, a subsidiary of the High-Precision Weapons holding), according to the Izvestia newspaper.Bur is supposed to be the most compact grenade launcher in the world. It will allow providing fire support during close quarter battles (CQB). "There was a task...

The seventh annual international sniper competition, known as Golden Owl – 2016, wrapped up on the afternoon of June 25 in Kazakhstan, local time. According to sources from the PLA Army, the Chinese team sniped seven first places out of the 14 subjects, ranking the first in total number of gold medals and total number of overall medals.The competition...

ViaSat Inc. a global broadband services and technology company, announced it had delivered its 500th production KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT). This significant milestone was achieved as ViaSat reached a steady state production rate in excess of 20 terminals per month with a stair-step approach that is expected to produce 40 units per month by the end of the...

Russia’s Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Army, Air Force and Navy (DOSAAF) is planning to start pre-draft training of future naval personnel, including marines, and special operators, combat engineers and signalmen, DOSAAF Chairman Alexander Kolmakov said."I believe that it is reasonable to consider the manning of elite units of Russia’s Defense Ministry, in particular, units of the Airborne...

The Indian Air Force’s long-range air defence systems, the Army’s artillery modernisation programme and the Navy’s plans to procure new missile boats and special operations vehicles will get policy clarity when the Defence Acquisition Council, headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, met on Saturday .The deal for five S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, potentially worth about...

Special Boat Team Twenty Two (SBT-22) use 11 Meter (11M) Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) as part of the operational and training regimen. These 11M RIBs are manufactured by United States Marine Incorporated in Gulfport MS, and are currently powered by Caterpillar 3126 diesel engines. 11M RIBs require periodic maintenance and repair, as well as design upgrades, in order to...

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (COMUSNAVCENT), relieved Capt. Kyle S. Moses, of his duties June 24, as commander of NAVCENT's Task Force 56.Capt. Moses was relieved due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. He has been temporarily reassigned to the NAVCENT staff.Capt. Richard M. Meyer, who recently served as NAVCENT's Chief of Staff, has...

USSOCOM’s Technology Application Contracting Office is interested in identifying potential vendors who have the necessary capabilities to provide a single sensor for situational awareness for rotocraft induced brownout landings. The sensor solution should provide enhanced thermal imaging capable of filtering out significant portions of the dust cloud present in the field of view. In order to be considered as...

A parachuted bundle sweeps out of the back of a C-145 Skytruck during an airdrop mission over the Eglin Air Force Base range. New and prior-qualified loadmasters dropped training bundles from the 919th Special Operations Wing aircraft to as part of their initial airdrop or proficiency training.As reported by Technical Sergeant Sam King