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Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia's Military Has Big Plans for the Future.

Russia has started planning for the development of a series of next-generation weapons to follow-on to systems such as the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA and the S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery. These new systems—which the Russian government has not named—will be developed under future advanced State Armament Program.



“An important and key issue on our agenda is to define the beginning of the creation of yet another advanced state armament program,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting of the Kremlin’s Military Industrial Commission . Putin said that Russia has to start planning for its future defense needs now as it completes developmental programs that were funded under the current State Armament Plan (GPV-2027). “It is important for us to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced weapons and equipment that will define the image of the Russian Armed Forces in the long-term, for the next few decades,” Putin said. Putin …

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TÜRKİYE'DE TEK, DÜNYADA SAYILI...

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Adaletin simgesi terazi... Ankara'nın Çamlıdere ilçesindeki Terazi Müzesi Türkiye'de ilk ve tek olma özelliğini taşıyor. Dünyada çok az sayıda terazi müzesi var. Özellikle Ankaralılar yaklaşık bir-buçuk saatlik bir yolculuğun ardından müzeler diyarı Çamlıdere ilçesine gidebilir ve müzeyi gezebilir... Müzede Selçuklu dahil çeşitli dönemlere ait 350 terazi sergileniyor... Belediye Başkanı Caner Can, Terazi Müzesini dünyanın en büyük müzesi haline getireceklerini söylüyor... https://youtu.be/oG816XlYkTI
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DAGOR A1 Unveiled - C4Defence

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Polaris Government and Defense introduced the new version of its DAGOR light tactical vehicle on 21 March which offers improved performance, better mobility and enhanced operator functionality. The company’s senior director, Mark McCormick said DAGOR A1 is an answer to operators that are asking for more payload and mobility, with an increase of more than 20 percent in total carrying capacity.  DAGOR A1 can carry up to nine personnel and a total payload of up to one thousand 814 kilograms. Polaris is under contract to provide Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) with the DAGOR A1 with a specialty Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) package. DAGOR ULCV delivery began in 2017 and will be completed this year.
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BrahMos Test-fired With Indigenous Seeker - C4Defence

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Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on 22 March via his official Twitter account that a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired for the first time using an indigenously developed seeker. Sitharaman said, "the precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pinpoint accuracy". So far, the seeker, a critical technology in missiles, had come from Russia. The seeker was developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, in collaboration with other DRDO labs.  C4Defence
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Patriot Görüşmeleri Devam Ediyor - C4Defence

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Dışişleri Bakanlığı Sözcüsü Hami Aksoy, ABD ile Patriot görüşmelerinin devam ettiğini açıkladı. Dışişleri Bakanı Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Almanya’ya yaptığı çalışma ziyaretinde bir gazeteye demeç vermiş ve "Kongrenin çekincesi nedeniyle, ABD’den basit tüfek almakta dahi zorluk çektik. ABD yönetimi, Kongrenin bunu onaylayacağına dair güvence verirse, Patriot sistemlerini alırız." şeklinde açıklama yapmıştı. Bu açıklama ile bakanın Patriot’lara da yeşil ışık yaktığı ortaya çıkmıştı. Bu gelişmenin ardından, sözcü Aksoy, Türkiye ile ABD arasında 31 Mart'ta gerçekleştirilecek ikili görüşmelerin gündem maddelerinden birinin de Patriot hava savunma sistemi tedariki olacağını kaydetti. Türkiye'nin Rusya'dan S-400 sistemi tedarikine yönelik adımların atılması sonrasında ABD’nin F-35’leri Türkiye'ye vermeyeceği iddiaları ortaya atılmıştı.
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Russia names Putin's new 'super weapons' after a quirky public vote

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has unveiled the names for a new generation of nuclear-powered missiles touted by President Vladimir Putin as invincible after more than seven million people took part in a quirky public vote organized by the Russian military. The names chosen include ‘Peresvet,’ after a medieval warrior monk, for a laser and ‘Burevestnik,’ after a seabird, for a cruise missile. The arms systems, which Putin revealed in a bellicose state-of-the-nation speech this month, include a nuclear-powered cruise missile, an underwater nuclear-powered drone, and a laser weapon. Putin has often used militaristic rhetoric to mobilize support and buttress his narrative that Russia is under siege from the West, and some critics complain that public discourse increasingly resembles that of a country at war. The culmination of the “name that weapon” vote comes amid fears in both Russia and the West about a new arms race, something Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump have said they don’t wa…
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Stoner 86/ARES LMG-1

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The Stoner 86/ ARES LMG-1 unfortunately never received much fanfare in the time that it was produced. Originally intended as Eugene Stoner’s concept idea for the SAW trials in what would later become the FN Herstal M249, it never reached full production potential. Truly a shame considering the well thought out features of the weapon system. Essentially Stoner was really updating his Stoner 63 LMG from the Vietnam era, bringing it into the 1980s. Whereas the Stoner 63 was conceived as a modular small arm with the ability to be converted from rifle to carbine, or even to an LMG, the Stoner 86/ARES LMG-1 was produced with the sole intent of being a lightweight LMG that could either be belt fed or magazine fed. Some of the forward-looking features of the LMG was the Weaver rail that was a part of the receiver, the ability for the buttstock to be completely taken off, a number of interchangeable parts with the M16A2 then in service, and a transparent drum where a soldier could see exactly…
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How AK Parts Kits are Made in WBP Rogow of Poland

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Polish WBP Rogow has published a video showing how AKMS rifles are disassembled into parts kits in their factory. They completely disassemble the rifles including the removal of barrel and trunnions. Let’s watch the video first then take a closer look at different processes. As you can see in the video the whole process starts with field stripping the rifle. Then the WBP Rogow employee disassembles the trigger mechanism, pistol grip, muzzle device and the underfolder stock. Interestingly, he disassembles the trigger group in a rather unusual succession. It is normally done by removing the safety selector lever first. After this initial disassembly station, the rifle is placed in a jig to remove the front sight block, rear sight block and gas block retention pins. At this point, they also remove the muzzle device retention plunger and its spring. Removal of the gas block pins In next station, a hydraulic press is used to remove the barrel retaining pin. Pressing out the barrel pin Alt…
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Exclusive Photos: Lockheed Skunk Works' X-44A Flying Wing Drone Breaks Cover

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We finally get to see one of the key missing links that bridged the gap between Lockheed's RQ-3 Darkstar and RQ-170 Sentinel flying-wing drones. 
Matt Heatman/Shorealonefilms.com SHARE Early last February, The War Zone published an exclusive story detailing what amounts to a "missing link" in Lockheed's flying-wing unmanned aircraft lineage, one that bridges the gap between the Skunk Works' abortive RQ-3 Darkstar from the 1990s and the RQ-170 Sentinel that appeared a decade later in Afghanistan. You can read all about what we know and what we don't about this previously highly classified experimental aircraft and why its existence is so important in our feature on the X-44A linked here. And now we are excited to announce that we have detailed images of the aircraft we described in our report to share with our readers.  Below are photos taken by our great friend and prolific SoCal aerospace photojournalist Matt Hartman, proprietor of Shorealonefilms.com. The ima…
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US Military Scientists Are Building a Laser Cannon That Shoots Disembodied Voices

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A mob of protesters gathers outside an American embassy in a foreign country, chanting slogans and waving signs and banners, but militants eventually begin to infiltrate the crowd with weapons. Suddenly some of those individuals begin to hear strange, disembodied voices and see bright lights that come seemingly from nowhere, while others duck for cover from phantom machine gun fire or begin to feel a burning sensation. Eventually a voice begins to explain the situation to nearby civilians and advises them to disperse. This may sound like an odd cross between a near-future war movie and a horror flick, but it’s a very real concept the Pentagon’s central less-than-lethal weapon office, called the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), is working on. This specific project, called Non-Lethal Laser Induced Plasma Effects (NL LIPE), aims to have a perfected a beam that can produce audible instructions and commands to an individual or a small group of people within three years a…
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