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‘You Will Wind Up Dead’: Inside the Wagner Group’s Combat Drone Course in Russia

The Wagner group continues to run training centers in Russia, despite the deaths of the organization’s founders Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin in an August plane crash. One school, Octagon, trains operators to use kamikaze drones. A correspondent from RFE/RL signed up for the course. Here is his report. His name …

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Russian Forces Using 2B25 ‘Silent’ Short-Range Mortar in Ukraine

A ‘silent’ short-range mortar system, the 2B25 Spigot, has been spotted being used by Russian forces in Ukraine. Unlike other mortars, the weapon is said to be only as loud as a suppressed 7.62x39mm round being fired from a Kalashnikov rifle. And, according to a promotional video, the 2B25 was …

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Zenith Arms ZF-5 Pistol an Excellent Clone of H&K Legendary Submachine Gun

by Friedrich Seiltgen The Heckler & Koch MP-5 Sub-Machinegun is a legend. Its development began in 1964. It began service with the West German Bundespolizei in 1966, and H&K never looked back. Throughout the years it gained a reputation as a quality built, reliable weapon and was selected for service by …

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The F-35, Lost and Found: As Questions Mount, Will Others Now Ground the Aircraft?

ANALYSIS by John “Wolf” Wagner If others also begin to ground the aircraft, we may be looking at a much more serious problem with our platform. Now that investigators have found a debris field for the Marine Corps F-35B that was ‘lost’ Sunday after the pilot ejected, the questions are …

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An F-35 is Missing Without a Pilot: Let’s Decode This Fast Before We Lose Another One

ANALYSIS by John “Wolf” Wagner I cannot imagine another time where we publicly acknowledged we could not find or needed public helplocating a critical military asset. The Marine Corps is currently, if you can believe it, looking for a ‘missing’ F-35B after a pilotejected over South Carolina. How is it …

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WATCH: Insane Unintended First Flight of F-16 Fighting Falcon

So you want to be a test pilot? Be sure to check out this vid of an F-16 high speed taxi test that unexpectedly turned into a first flight. The best part, aside from the safe landing, is the crazy take-off; but we also appreciate the crash truck in hot …

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Russian ‘Tulip’ Mega-Mortar Being Used in Ukraine

A massive 1970’s-era Russian mega-mortar called the ‘Tulip’ has been seen on the battlefield in Ukraine. The Russian 2S4 Tyulpan is the largest self-propelled mortar in the world – with footage of the 30-ton beast appearing on social media claiming to show it being used by Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region. …

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It Didn’t Start in Ukraine: The Surprisingly Long History of Drones in Warfare

by Susan Katz Keating Drones from Iran repeatedly have surfaced in Ukraine, with Israel’s President Isaac Herzog offering proof to the U.S. that the devices are being used there. Israel has obtained images showing that drones shot down in Ukraine are similar to those that were tested last year in …

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In World War II, a Secret Weapons Factory Was Hidden Beneath British Parliament

It’s a story that’s been mostly forgotten for decades… until now. During the Second World War, British Parliament had a secret war factory underneath the House of Commons. Workshops forming the ‘Westminster Munitions Unit’ were set up in the basement beneath the Central Lobby. British armed forces news cameras have …

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Tank-Shaped Balloons and Inflatable HIMARS Are on the Rise in Ukraine

The market for inflatable decoy military equipment is on the rise, according to a Czech company that makes fake tanks, guns, and aircraft. After Russia invaded Ukraine last year, production of military decoys has increased more than 100%, according to Vojtech Fresser, who heads Inflatech Decoys. https://twitter.com/TarmoFella/status/1628373216740737024 The company has …

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