Sunday, April 22, 2018

Top 5 Assault Rifles


FN SCAR modular assault rifle was developed by the famous Belgian Fabrique Nationale to meet the requirement, issued by the US Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). The US Special Forces requested a new combat rifle, available in different calibers. The FN SCAR has been adopted by the US SOCOM. This family of rifles consist of two main types. The SCAR-L, for "light", is chambered in the 5.56×45mm NATOcartridge and the SCAR-H, for "heavy", fires 7.62×51mm NATO. Both are available in Close Quarters Combat (CQC), Standard (STD) and Long Barrel (LB) variants.

HK G36 

Heckler & Koch G36 is chambered for a standard NATO 5.56x45 mm ammunition. It is a conventional gas operated, selective fire weapon..It is the perfect 5.56 mm weapon for use in confined areas such as a vehicle.Also the G36 is simple in operation and maintenance.the G36 provides the user with a lightweight weapon that delivers high performance with extremely low maintenance


 Its bullpup layout gives an edge at close-quarters and when employed inside vehicles. However it is also well suited for precision firing at long range.


The HK416 assault rifle was developed by Heckler & Koch company in the 1990s to meet US Army's Delta Force requirement. It is and improved version of the M4 carbine, that is widely used by the US military. However the HK416 is independently made and modified. Currently the HK416 it is used by more than 20 countries, mainly by special forces and law enforcement agencies.

AK-100 series 

 AK-100 series use the same operation mechanism, developed by Kalashnikov. These weapons made their name for unsurpassed reliability. It is not very accurate, but will operate in worst conditions possible.
This weapon has a remarkable advantage of simplicity. It is simple in design, is made of common materials and uses readily available machining technology. Also it is simple to maintain.

DP 12 Shotgun

The DP-12 is a dual-magazine 12-gauge pump action shotgun. 
The bullpup dual magazine feed design provides the operator with a more compact layout, increased total capacity, and with no requirement to switch between two magazines of ammunition. The DP-12 features positive extraction and ejection, allowing it to be reliably fired in any shooting orientation. Loading and ejection are combined into a single port rearward of the grip assembly under the shotgun, enabling the DP-12 to be fired from both the dominant and non-dominant side. The DP-12 has an integral MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail, located above the barrel and on the forend, that come standard with the DP-12 for mounting accessories. Unloaded, the DP-12 maintains a center of gravity over the grip assembly to facilitate ease of handling.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Battle Stations F 15 Eagle Documentary

Its proven design is undefeated in air-to-air combat, with more than 100 aerial combat victories. Its two engines provide 58,000 pounds of thrust, which enable the F-15 to exceed speeds of Mach 2.5. 
Boeing has built more than 1,600 of the aircraft for six countries around the world providing unparalleled interoperability.
The F-15 is a twin-engine, all weather fighter that is the backbone for the U.S. Air Force’s air superiority and homeland defense missions

F-15 Technical Specifications:

Length:63.8 ft (19.45 m)Height:18.5 ft (5.65 m)Wing Span:42.8 ft (13.05 m)

Two P&W F100 or two GE F110 turbofan engines in 29,000 lb (13,154 kg) thrust class with afterburningWeight:  45,000 lb (20, 411 kg) class81,000 lb (36, 700 kg) max gross takeoffSpeed:1,875 mph (3,017 kph)


F-15A/B/C/D air-to-air: 20mm cannon
AIM-120 (AMRAAM) missilesAIM-9 (Sidewinder) missilesAIM-7 (Sparrow) missiles
F-15E Air-to-ground: precision guided munitions variety of missiles and bombs
F-15E Air-to-air: cannon 8  medium- and short-range missiles

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


1. RQ-7

The RQ-7Bv2 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) provides reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and force protection for the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) in near-real-time during day, night and limited adverse weather conditions. 

The lightweight UAV weighs only 4.5 kg, packing an impressive array of sensors, including day or night (IR) cameras, used for piloting and reconnaissance, additional, multiple acoustic transducer enabling obstacle avoidance and flight through inner spaces of buildings, entering through windows, narrow urban streets or dense vegetation

An RQ-21A Blackjack drone is launched from the flight deck of the USS San Diego (LPD-22) on April 12, 2017. The RQ-21A Blackjack is an intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance unmanned aircraft capable of being launched and recovered from flight decks on U.S. Navy ships.

Heron 1 - medium-altitude long-endurance(MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) class IAI Heron. 
Main operators: Israeli Air Force, Germany. General characteristics: Length: 8.5 m (27 ft 10 in), Wingspan: 16.60 m (54 ft 5 in), Max. takeoff weight: 1,200 kg (2,530 lb), Maximum speed: 207 km/h (113 knots, 130 mph), Range: 350 km (189 nm, 217 mi).

Panther FE hybrid-powered vertical take off and landing drone developed by IAI and the South Korean company Hankuk Carbon made its maiden flight in Korea recently.

Monday, April 16, 2018


1. A-7 

H Π.Α  παρέλαβε συνολικά 133 A-7 Corsair. Συγκεκριμένα αυτά ήταν 60 A-7H και 5 TA-7H που αποκτήθηκαν καινούρια, καθώς και 50 A-7E.(συμπεριλαμβανομένων και 8 που δεν εντάχθηκαν ποτέ σε υπηρεσία καθώς χρησιμοποιήθηκαν εξαρχής για τονπροσπορισμό ανταλλακτικών) και 18 TA-7C από τα αποθέματα του Αμερικανικού Ναυτικού.Τα τρία πρώτα ελληνικά Corsair (τα Α-7Η 159662, 159663 και 159664) αφίχθησαν στην χώρα μας ημέρα αργίας! Συγκεκριμένα την 15η Αυγούστου 1975. Μάλιστα δεν προσγειώθηκαν στην Α.Β. Σούδας (115 Π.Μ.) που θα αποτελούσε την έδρα τους, αλλά στην Α.Β. Αράξου (116 Π.Μ.) όπου και παρέμειναν για μερικές ημέρες έως ότου ολοκληρωθούν κάποιες εργασίες ανακατασκευής και επέκτασης του διαδρόμου της πρώτης.

2.  F-5A/B

Τα F-5A παραλήφθηκαν από την Πολεμική Αεροπορία το 1965. Την ίδια χρονιά κηρύχθηκε επιχειρησιακή η 341 Μοίρα Αναχαίτισης Ημέρας (ΜΑΗ), ενώ ακολούθησε η 343 ΜΑΗ. Αρχικά παραλήφθηκαν πενήντα πέντε αεροπλάνα, με 17 RF-5A να παραλαμβάνονται το 1970, ενώ το 1975 αγοράστηκαν δέκα από το Ιράν και αργότερα άλλα δέκα από την Ιορδανία. Το 1986 παραχωρήθηκαν εννέα από τη Νορβηγία και, τέλος το 1991 από την Ολλανδία άλλα δέκα (NF-5A/Β). Κατά το διάστημα 1967-1968 ο τύπος χρησιμοποιήθηκε από το τρίτο ελληνικό ακροβατικό σμήνος «Νέα Ελληνική Φλόγα». Τα F/NF-5A αποσύρθηκαν το 2001.

3. MIRAGE 2000

Beginning in March 1985, the Greeks ordered 36 single-seat Mirage 2000EGs and 4 Mirage 2000BG two-seat trainers.They feature an ICMS 1 defensive countermeasures suite, which is an updated version of the standard Mirage 2000C countermeasures suite and is characterized by two small antennas near the top of the tailfin.
These Mirage 2000s were later modified in the field to carry the Aerospatiale AM39 Exocet anti-ship missile. In 2000, Greece ordered a batch of 25 Mirage 2000-5 Mk.2 fighters, which feature the SATURN secure radio. The order included 15 new-build aircraft and 10 upgrades of existing Greek Mirage 2000EGs. Apparently the Greek order does not include any upgrades of two-seaters.
Mirage 2000-5 Mark 2 Dassault extended the improvements of the Mirage 2000-5 a bit further with the Mirage 2000-5 Mark 2, which is an enhanced, fully multirole version of the Mirage 2000-5. It is currently the most advanced version of the Mirage 2000

Greece operated 40 Dassault Mirage F1CG single seat aircraft. F1CG was first ordered in 1974 and entered service with the Hellenic Air Force in 1975 The aircraft were used by 334 Squadron and 342 Squadron.. Mirage F1CG was armed with the Sidewinder AIM-9P missile, rather than the most commonly used Matra Magic II, and it could carry four AIM-9Ps, rather than just two.
The Hellenic Air Force retired the remaining 27 Mirage F1CGs on June 30, 2003 after 28 years of service and 160 000 flying hours. A number of F1CG aircraft have been preserved in non-flying condition for display. At least four are preserved in Tanagra (LGTG), Greece (115, 124, 129 and 140). One more (134) is preserved at HAF History Department, Delta Falirou.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


The KORAL system is composed of two vehicles, one is the Radar Electronic Support (ES System) and one multi Radar Electronic Attack (EA) system to cover the full spectrum, each mounted on an 8x8 tactical military truck.

The KORAL is a land-based radar electronic warfare system designed and manufactured by the Turkish Defense Company Aselsan. 

The fast beam steering is generated via the phased array antenna system with a high output of power and multiple solid state amplifiers. The system covers a wide frequency and spatial coverage with high parameter measurement accuracy.

The KORAL Electronic Attack System (R-EAS) has multiple jamming and deception techniques and can handle both traditional and emerging threats with an automatic idenfication of threats and a fast system response.According to Turkish military sources the range of the Radar Electronic Attack System is 150km.

 Features EA System                      

  • Modular design
  • Integrated digital receiver
  • Fast beam steering via phased array antenna
  • High output power
  • Multiple solid sate amplifiers
  • Wide frequency and spatial coverage
  • High parameter measurement accuracy
  • Multiple jamming and deception techniques
  • Handling both traditional and emerging threats
  • Fast system response

 Features EA System       
  • Multi Receiver Architecture
  • Wide Freaquency and Spatial Coverage
  • High Parameter Measurement Accuracy
  • Handling both traditional and emerging threats
  • Automatic identification of threats 
  • Fast System Response 
  • Operation within a dense and CW environment 
  • High precision direction finding 
  • High precision position fixing with multi-platforms


1. US Army Deploys Experimental Counter-Drone Vehicles in Europe

The systems on board include the Q-50 Counterfire Radar System,--> Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR) and mast mounted Venom target acquisition payload, providing visual identification of targets. The radar that was originally designed to detect mortar bombs in flight uses modified software to improve detection of small or hovering UAVs.

2.  Stryker vehicles designed to combat unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS)

The U.S. Army is dispatching two specially modified Stryker vehicles designed to combat unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS). Developed as C-UAS Mobile Integrated Capability (CMIC) demonstrators the vehicles were evaluated during the recent Army Warfighting Assessment exercise at Fort Sill in October

Friday, April 13, 2018


1. АК 107 

Field-stripped АК 107 assault rifle
2.  AK-74

3. HK-G36 

With its short 8.98 inch (228 mm) barrel and buttstock folded, theG36C (compact carbine) has an overall length of less than 20 inches— shorter that an MP5 submachine gun. It is the perfect 5.56 mm weapon for use in confined areas such as a vehicle. The G36C can even be fired with its buttstock folded. With the installation of an HK G36 magazine conversion magazine well, the G36C can use widely available AR/M16/M4 type magazines.

The NEGEV (5.56X45mm and 7.62X51mm) is a robust and reliable assault Light Machine Gun with powerful target acquisition and accurate performance. The Negev is not only the world’s lightest machine gun but it is the only semi-automatic mode version in the market to date. Deployed by the IDF, the Negev’s semi-automatic features empower its operators with safer Close Quarter Battle (CQB).you can also can read our article about TAVOR 7

5.  FN FAL

The FN FAL (French: Fusil Automatique Léger, English: Light Automatic Rifle), is a battle rifle designed by Belgian small armsdesigners Dieudonné Saive and Ernest Vervier and manufactured by Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal (FN Herstal).


The EXACTO system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course.

Contractors will demonstrate the feasibility of their approach in the first six months of the programme. Those selected for the following one-year phase will submit 10 prototype uniforms for testing. These need to work in all terrain from all angles. They also need to function across a wide range of temperatures, in rain and snow, and without hampering a soldier’s normal duties.
If the adaptive camouflage requires a power source, this must weigh no more than 0.45 kilograms and provide at least 8 hours of operation. Some firms claim to be on their way there already

Originally designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineering students, the Perdix drone was modified for military use by the scientists and engineers of MIT Lincoln Laboratory starting in 2013. Perdix is an expendable UAV designed to fly low to capture video and transmit it back to controllers. It could have numerous applications, though the SCO has only mentioned Perdix’s ability to fly a low-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

The weapon uses laser-rangefinder technology to fire a high-explosive airburst round capable of detonating at a specific point near an enemy target hidden or otherwise obscured by terrain or other obstacles

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrates the Navy's electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Looks like it's ready to be mounted on the DDG 1000 Destroyer.Using electromagnetic energy, the gun can fire a shell weighing 10kg at up to 5,400mph over 100 miles – with such force and accuracy it penetrates three concrete walls or six half-inch thick steel plates.

A new video cleared by the Defense Department shows Raytheon’s “Phaser” high-power microwave (HPM) weapon in a demonstration at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

CHAMP can fire multiple times, pinpointing and blacking out only essential targets. This would permit, for example, taking down radar defenses in a hostile state, while saving the electrical grid that supports the civilian population.