Month: April 2017

ISOF Arms & Equipment Part 2 – Precision Rifles

Miles Vining Although the suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) threat from the so called Islamic State against Iraqi forces remains at an all-time high, one of the leading cause of casualties that the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) are suffering is from Islamic State marksmen who are carrying out deadly attacks within the dense

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Russian AN-94 self-loading rifle

This post accompanies the third in a series of collaborative videos produced by ARES Researcher Ian McCollum, who also runs the Forgotten Weapons blog and YouTube channel. Using access to unique collections facilitated by ARES, this series of videos will examine a range of interesting weapons over the coming months. Each video will be accompanied

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An overview of camouflage patterns used by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Oliver Beyer Since the Armistice was signed between the Republic of Korea and The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK; North Korea) in 1953, tensions have remained steady between the two countries. With North Korea initially backed by communist support in the East and South Korea backed by countries from the West, the two nations

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