Friday, 31 March 2006

Marines Fight With "Six-Packs"

BLACKFIVE: Marines Fight With "Six-Packs"
don't think this is a new weapon, but the fact that the USMC is adopting (or at least trialing it) bodes well for similar weapons to be used in more armies. opswarfare likes it, for the ability to put a heavier volume of fire on the target.

Sunday, 26 March 2006

The Finnish Defence Forces: Conscript

The Finnish Defence Forces: Conscript
It would be good to look at how other countries run their conscript-based armed forces and learn from them. opswarfare feels that the SAF has a lot of room for improvement.

Saturday, 18 March 2006

Mk 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle

Navy SEALs to get new rifles
well, this is something new, at least to opswarfare. after some initial googling, it seems that this rifle came out in about. not sure how this rifle will be affected by SOCOM's choice of FN's SCAR for its rifle system [both 5.56mm & 7.62mm].

Monday, 13 March 2006

Developing better, lighter body armour

NATO Security through Science
it is always good to see research being taken to reduce the workload on soldiers. Furthermore, lighter body armour will make it more likely that soldiers will wear them, thus enhancing their survivability also.