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WATCH: Ukrainian Sniper Takes Out Russian Soldier in Record-Breaking Shot

A sniper in the security service of Ukraine (SBU) claimed a groundbreaking world record by taking out a Russian soldier from a distance of 2.36 miles. The shot beats the previous record for a combat kill from a distance of 1.7 miles. The sniper used a Ukrainian-made sniper rifle known …

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‘Dambuster’ Watch Transports You Back to Daring WWII Mission Over Germany

Gear Review by Susan Katz Keating I’ve never known a watch that could help you travel through time, but the chrono-wizards at AVI-8 have figured out how to build such devices, with their timepieces that honor the history of military aviation. I learned of this when the wizards sent me …

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Russia Tests Massive Nuclear Strikes, Kremlin Says

Russia has successfully tested its ability to deliver massive nuclear strikes by land, sea, and air, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. “A Yars intercontinental ballistic missile was test-launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome towards the Kura proving ground in Kamchatka,” the Kremlin said in a statement. Russian state TV showed Defense …

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Taliban Arms Dealers Make a Killing Selling American Weapons

A thriving black market arms bazaar has emerged in Afghanistan, where the Taliban control the sale of American weapons that were abandoned inside the country two years ago, according to reports. An M-4 rifle in good condition is a status symbol with a $2,400 price tag, while a Pakistan-made AK-47 …

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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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