Publications

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Research Reports

Research Report No. 1
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“Improvised Employment of S-5 Air-To-Surface Rockets in Land Warfare: A Brief History and Technical Appraisal”
Yuri Lyamin with N.R. Jenzen-Jones
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Research Report No. 2
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“Iranian Falaq-1 & Falaq-2 Rockets in Syria”
N.R. Jenzen-Jones, Yuri Lyamin, and Galen Wright
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Research Report No. 3
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“Raising Red Flags: An Examination of Arms & Munitions in the Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine, 2014”
Jonathan Ferguson & N.R. Jenzen-Jones
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Research Report No. 3 – Annexes
Jonathan Ferguson & N.R. Jenzen-Jones
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Research Report No. 4
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“Less-Lethal Arms & Munitions Documented In Ferguson, Missouri”
Stephen Semler & Peter White
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Research Report No. 5
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“A Tale of Two Rifles: The proliferation of F2000 and AK-103 self-loading rifles exported to Libya in 2004 – 2009”
N.R. Jenzen-Jones
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Research Report No. 6

“Spanish C90-CR rocket launchers & Alhambra hand grenades in Yemen”
Yago Rodríguez Rodríguez with N.R. Jenzen-Jones
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Arms & Munitions Briefs

Arms & Munitions Brief No. 1
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The Chinese QLZ87 Automatic Grenade Launcher
Timothy Yan
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Arms & Munitions Brief No. 2
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The Russian GM-94 Grenade Launcher
Maxim Popenker with N.R. Jenzen-Jones
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ARES Special Reports

Special Report No. 1

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Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas: Technical considerations relevant to their use and effects
Kenneth Cross, Ove Dullum & N.R. Jenzen-Jones with Marc Garlasco

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Special Report No. 2

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Emerging Unmanned Threats: The use of commercially-available UAVs by armed non-state actors
Larry Friese with N.R. Jenzen-Jones & Michael Smallwood

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ARES Field Guides

Field Guide No. 1
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Identifying & Tracing the FN Herstal FAL Rifle
Damien Spleeters & N.R. Jenzen-Jones
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ARES Research Notes

Research Note No. 1 – ‘Additive Manufacturing Technology Brief’ (Samuel Baartz, unpublished)

Research Note No. 2 – ‘Mortars and Anti-Tank Guided Weapons (ATGWs)’ (Jonathan Ferguson, unpublished)

Research Note No. 3 – ‘Alternative 3D Printing Technologies’ (Michael Smallwood, unpublished)

Research Note No. 4 – ‘3D Printed Firearms: An Introduction’ (Jonathan Ferguson, unpublished)

Research Note No. 5 – ‘Guided Mortars Technical Overview’ (Dr. Michael Weber, unpublished)

Research Note No. 6 – ‘An Introduction to Basic AK Type Rifle Identification’ (Jonathan Ferguson & N.R. Jenzen-Jones, December 2014)
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Research Note No. 7 – ‘Cartridge Headspace’ (Jonathan Ferguson, March 2015)
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Research Note No. 8 – ‘Durability & Longevity of Self-loading Rifles’ (Ian McCollum, May 2015)
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Research Note No. 9 – ‘Estimating Year of Production for FN Herstal FAL Rifles’ (N.R. Jenzen-Jones, with Stefan Elliott, August 2015)
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Research Note No. 10 – ‘Conversion of Blank-firing and Deactivated Firearms’ (Jonathan Ferguson & N.R. Jenzen-Jones, unpublished)

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