Tag Dismounted Close Combat

60mm Mortar

In 2013 Janes reported that the Hirtenberger 60mm mortar purchased under an Urgent Operational Requirement would only be retained for RM/PARA use and the rest would be withdrawn. (read the Hirtenberger datasheet here) A picture last week from the MoD…

A Lot of Ammunition

Small Arms Ammunition

From a recent FOI request During Financial Year 2013/14, 113 million rounds of 5.56x45mm ammunition and 19 million rounds of 7.62×51 mm ammunition were purchased for use by the #british army.  

9mm Ammunition

Contract news, the MoD has a requirement for 9 mm NATO Ball Parabellum Ammunition, millions of em! The contract note; The MOD has a requirement for up to 10 years starting April 2016 for the Manufacture & Supply of NATO…

The Cover of Night – Gone?

The continued development of technology generally sees it reduce in cost on a gradual incline as alternative markets and uses are found that lead to increased volume. Other times, disruptive technology appears that leapfrogs existing norms. Raytheon have just announced…

Stop that Tank

Boyes anti tank rifle

From Forgotten Weapons During World War II, the Disney company joined in the Allied war effort by producing animated movie material at cost for the US government (they also created insignia mascots for hundreds of aircraft and warships by request).…