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X95 rifle gets new conversion kit

Israel Weapon Industries has introduced a new conversion kit for its X95 assault rifle, allowing operators to now choose between 5.45mm, 5.56mm and 9mm ammunition….



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Missiles That Matter

Here’s our quick mention of the North Korean Rocket fail — that made everyone angry — yesterday. Yup, the big, what turned out to be…


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Everything From Strike Eagles to Drones at U.S.’ African Hub

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/?t=h&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Washington,+District+of+Columbia&ll=11.543986,43.154576&spn=0.010722,0.019226&z=16&output=embed&w=490&h=350] Wow, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the Pentagon’s bastion in the Horn of Africa, has grown like crazy. While we’ve all heard it was expanding,…





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Ponce Not Quite Floating Spec Ops Base

Well,  the Navy is trying to downplay the special operations role the USS Ponce will play after it is converted into a floating base for…


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USS Ponce to Become Spec Ops Mothership

In case you didn’t see this on Friday, the Pentagon is converting the 1970s-vintage amphibious assault ship USS Ponce into a mothership for special ops…





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Our New Megabase in Afghanistan

So, this is some drone-related news about the Afghan war that we missed. While most media attention has been focused on CIA drone bases in…


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The Army’s Latest Unmanned Bomb Detector

Take a break from all the Iran-Sentinel drone drama this week and check out this video showing one of the Army’s latest anti-IED technologies. Basically, it’s…





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ATK’s AC-208 Combat Caravan Gunship

No, it’s not brand new but it’s still cool. This little model on display at ATK’s booth during the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual…


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The Fight for Libya: A Tech Recap

Now that Gadhafi has been eliminated we thought we’d take a look back at NATO’s military campaign to support the Libyan rebels. As of this…