Small arms news
Belgium has decided to provide military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 12 million euros. The new package will include large-caliber machine guns and ammunition for them, as well as winter clothing, which the APU really needs. This was stated by the country's Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder.
Sniper groups of special forces and SSOs operating in the special operation zone have received a new microwave sniper rifle
The new microwave sniper rifle will be tested in combat conditions. A batch of the latest rifles created to replace the already outdated SVD has entered service with snipers of the special operations forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation operating in Ukraine.
Special forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation operating in Ukraine have received a batch of the latest army sniper rifles Chukavin (microwave) for experimental combat operation. This was reported on September 14 by RIA Novosti with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex.
The Polish company ZM Tarnów presented a self-propelled anti-drone system and a wide range of small arms
At the MSPO 2022 exhibition in Kielce, the Polish company ZM Tarnów presented a self-propelled anti-drone system and a wide range of small arms. In addition, the Tarnów Mechanical Plant demonstrated armament modules, mortars and anti-aircraft guns at an event taking place in Poland.
The role of armored vehicles is being clarified during the Ukrainian crisis
Since mid-March 2022, the actions of tanks in a special operation in Ukraine have become fundamentally different from the tank battles of the Great Patriotic War, the Arab-Israeli wars, "Desert Storm", etc. Breakthroughs of tank units deep into enemy defenses have stopped, single and group tank duels have become rare. Now tanks from both sides are mainly used as a means of supporting infantry.
The equipment of the Ukrainian troops has not withstood the test of a special operation
An exhibition of weapons seized during a special military operation (SVO) in Ukraine has opened within the framework of the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2022". Those who could not get to the facility before the end of the forum (August 21), can do it by visiting the Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow. The BTR-4E armored personnel carrier with the symbols of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) located at the entrance will help to find the building under the sign "Exhibition of Weapons" among the numerous objects of the museum complex.
In Russia, they are preparing to begin the conceptual development of fourth-generation equipment for the "soldiers of the future"
In 2023, Russian developers plan to begin conceptual development and definition of the appearance of combat equipment of the new, conditionally fourth generation for soldiers of the future. Research work, during which the details and composition of the latest equipment will be determined, will be carried out by specialists of the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (Tsniitochmash), part of the Kalashnikov Concern. This decision was made in the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The exhibition of captured weapons changes the perception of the crisis in Ukraine
The pavilion of weapons captured in the zone of special military operation (SVO), opened in Kubinka near Moscow as part of the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2022", reverses the idea of what is happening on the western borders of our country.
The complex was supplied, including JSC "Hammer-Weapon"
The Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (Tsniitochmash, part of the Rostec Kalashnikov Concern) has begun deliveries of a smart acoustic target "Indicator" for testing new samples of small arms and sniper complexes. This was reported to TASS at the last forum "Army-2022" in the press service of Tsniitochmash.
Bulgarian Bullspike-AT grenade launchers appeared in the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
A Bullspike-AT hand-held rocket-propelled anti-tank grenade launcher manufactured by the Bulgarian state company VMZ EAD has appeared in service with the Ukrainian army. This is reported by the TG channel Ukraine Weapons Tracker.
On August 17, the German Defense Ministry announced new supplies of equipment and weapons systems from the Armed Forces of Germany, as well as companies of the German defense industry, funded by the federal government to build security capabilities.
Shooting clubs: everything is getting more expensive, but customers are being added
In June 2022, the law on tightening control of arms turnover came into force in the Russian Federation. In particular, the age of purchase of hunting weapons has been increased from 18 to 21 years. It is prohibited to issue a license for weapons to citizens with an outstanding or outstanding criminal record for a serious or especially serious crime.
This year, a robotic version of the BMP-3 was presented at the Army International Military-Technical Forum. According to the Rostec State Corporation, the modernization of the machine is being carried out at the Kurganmashzavod with the participation of the Signal Research Institute − both enterprises are part of the High-Precision Complexes holding.
Rostec State Corporation presents a new generation of ammunition at the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2022". One of the key novelties is a shot for a small–sized jet flamethrower in thermobaric equipment.
The International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2022" opens on August 15 and will last until Sunday at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center, where about 1.5 enterprises of the defense industrial complex (MIC) of Russia will present more than 1,000 new models of military equipment. The Russian Defense Ministry plans to conclude contracts worth more than 522 billion rubles at the forum.
The five best small arms of the Second World War
The Mosin rifle and PPSH-41 were included in the list of the five best types of small arms of the Second World War, compiled by the portal 19FortyFive. The author of the article talks about their characteristics.
The research and Production Association "Elektromashina" of the Uralvagonzavod concern will take part in the largest international forum "Army-2022". In addition to its traditional military products, the company will demonstrate the Prometheus combat module at the forum for the first time.
Kalashnikov is one of the few large private companies operating in the Russian defense industry, the requirements for which have increased sharply against the background of the ongoing military operation in Ukraine. Alan Lushnikov, the main owner and president of Kalashnikov Group, told Kommersant about how sanctions affected the group's activities, the production of drones and precision weapons, as well as the launch of new business lines.
RG managed to talk with Vladislav Lobaev, a leading Russian expert in the field of sniper weapons, the creator of ultra-long-range rifles. He told how his rifles proved themselves in their own, whether a sniper can destroy a missile system and why high-precision rifles are so slowly being adopted.
The Russian Defense Ministry showed weapons seized in Ukraine from Britain, the USA, Sweden and Poland
The Ministry of Defense has published a video with another batch of captured Western weapons captured on Ukrainian positions in the battles in the Izyum direction.