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POTD: Austrian Snipers

Nothing to do? Each day you are welcome to TFB’s selection of photo highlights. Today we start off with a through-the-reticle photograph. Snipers need good eyesight and a steady hand. You rarely see it, but a sniper needs a lot of patience, self-sufficiency, inner calm and courage. “Precision – patience – calm” The pictures are from […] Read More … The post POTD: Austrian Snipers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, TFB, Photo of the Day, Steyr SSG 69 P1


How to access ‘America’s Seed Fund,’ the $3 billion SBIR program

One of the best kept secrets in the world of capital is that the federal government has billions of dollars it’s dying to give away to early stage founders and inventors — and all you have to do is ask. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, so here’s a guide to getting in the door of the massive Small Business Innovation Research program. First, as a bit of background: SBIR is a large network of programs, spread across a dozen federal agencies and the military, established some 40 years ago ...
Tags: TC, Finance, Government, Funding, Defense, America, Tech, Nasa, Policy, Noaa, Epa, Defense Department, Department Of Energy, Health And Human Services, Jpl, Company


Senators Push For Answers On Trump Admin Decision To Give Pentagon Lead Vaccine Role

The Trump administration needs to explain why it has sidelined the Centers for Disease Control and ordered the Pentagon to take over vaccine distribution, two senators said in a letter released Friday. Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Jack Reed (D-RI) wrote in the letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar that “it is essential the Trump Administration use existing expertise, systems, and infrastructure as it also seeks to leverage the logistical expertise of the Department of Defen...
Tags: News, Cdc, Defense, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, Health And Human Services, Dod, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Koh, Patty Murray, Trump Administration, Azar, Jack Reed D RI


Top Pentagon Spokesman: No Conclusions Yet On Cause Of Beirut Explosion

Trump has claimed without evidence that the explosion might have been an “attack.”
Tags: Defense, Beirut, Trump


True Velocity Delivers Their NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition to The US Army

True Velocity have announced that they have supplied the US Army with 170,000 rounds of their polymer cased 6.8mm TVCM ammunition. The delivery was made in May in support of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon first phase of prototype testing. From our recent interview with Lt. Col. Jason Bohannon, Product Manager – Next Generation Weapons, […] Read More … The post True Velocity Delivers Their NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition to The US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, General Dynamics, Daily News, Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, True Velocity


Following Leaks, Pentagon Introduces Mandatory Operations Security Training

But many are still unclear if they have to take it.
Tags: Defense


‘Most Believe’ Beirut Blast ‘Accident,’ Esper Says, Contradicting Trump

The president said “some of our great generals” told him that the blast was “a bomb of some kind.”
Tags: Defense, Beirut, Esper Says Contradicting Trump


Esper says he underestimated how much racial injustice affects service members

Defense Secretary Mark Esper called George Floyd's death a wake-up call for military leadership.
Tags: News, Defense, Esper, Mark Esper, George Floyd


POTD: Royal Navy FN M3M In Action

In today’s Photo of the Day, we get a look at one of the Royal Navy’s .50 caliber FN M3M door guns in action. The photos were shared by 820 Naval Air Squadron, which is currently assigned to Britain’s new aircraft carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. The FN’s M3M, also […] Read More … The post POTD: Royal Navy FN M3M In Action appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Wales, Defense, Britain, Royal Navy, Elizabeth, Photo of the Day, Machine Guns, Naval Air Squadron


'Most believe that it was an accident': Pentagon chief contradicts Trump on Beirut explosion

Less than 24 hours after President Trump said some “great generals” told him they thought that yesterday’s massive explosion in Beirut was an “attack” involving “a bomb of some kind,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper seemed less than convinced by that explanation.
Tags: News, Defense, Pentagon, Beirut, Trump, Mark Esper


Pentagon official reportedly has 'no idea' where Trump's Beirut claims came from

The Pentagon is distancing itself from President Trump's claims about the Beirut blast that killed more than 100 people.Trump on Tuesday said his unnamed "great generals" told him they thought the massive explosion was a "terrible attack." In the early aftermath, there was speculation that the catastrophe was intentional, but it the consensus quickly became that it was almost certainly accidental -- albeit brought on by neglect and mismanagement -- and not linked to any foreign power, proxy ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Defense, US, America, Pentagon, Beirut, Trump, The Associated Press, Electoral College, Mark Esper, Kate Brannen


Defense Secretary Esper says Beirut blast likely an accident, breaking with Trump

Secretary Mark Esper contradicted President Trump on the cause of the blast that killed at 135 people and wounded 5,000.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Defense, Usa Today, Beirut, Esper, Trump, Mark Esper


Esper says 'most believe' Beirut explosion 'was an accident' after Trump claimed it was an attack

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that "most believe" that the explosion in Beirut "was an accident, as reported," despite President Donald Trump's claim a day prior that it was an attack.
Tags: Defense, Cnn, Donald Trump, Beirut, Esper, Trump, Mark Esper


Defense Secretary Esper says Beirut blast probably an accident, breaking with Trump

Defense Secretary Mark Esper contradicted President Trump on the cause of the blast that killed at 135 people and wounded 5,000.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Defense, Usa Today, Beirut, Esper, Trump, Mark Esper


MP5K FOR US: H&K Drops The SP5K PDW – Gives Hope To 2020

Following on the heels of last year’s SP5 release, H&K has just announced the release of the SP5K PDW – an MP5K PDW for those of us without deep pockets or OP orders from Uncle Sam. Like the SP5, the SP5K PDW is about as close as you can get to owning the real thing. […] Read More … The post MP5K FOR US: H&K Drops The SP5K PDW – Gives Hope To 2020 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US, Daily News, Pistols, H&K, Heckler and Koch, Product Announcement, Pistol Stabilizing Brace, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, SP5K PDW, HK SP5K, Sam Like


US Missile Defenses Are About to Level Up

Laser-armed Strykers, new Eastern European batteries, and sea-based interceptors are all coming in the next two years, Pentagon officials say.
Tags: Defense, US, Pentagon


Trump: U.S. To Withdraw 4K Troops From Afghanistan By Election

“It’s already planned,” the president said in an interview with Axios.
Tags: Defense, Afghanistan, Trump


The Army Should Rename Texas’ Fort Hood For Baseball Pioneer Jackie Robinson

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is adapted in part from “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame.” The growing controversy over public buildings, statues, and streets named for Confederate figures has reached the military. In late July, both houses of Congress passed an amendment to the $740 billion defense authorization bill to rename ten U.S. military bases that honor Confederate officers. Trump has threatened...
Tags: News, Congress, Kentucky, Defense, America, Brooklyn, Army, Ncaa, Jack, Naacp, Cafe, Hall of Fame, Jim Crow, Ucla, Trump, George Washington University


Argentine Army, Marines and Gendarmerie’s Special Forces Adopt Daniel Defense Rifles

Aquila International, LLC, a US Defense contractor, have announced that they will provide Daniel Defense rifles to various Argentine military organisations. Aquila are the South American distributors for Daniel Defense and have been awarded contracts to supply the company’s M4A1, MK18 and DD5V3 and D4 rifles to elements of the Argentine Marines, Gendarmerie and Army Special Forces. Representatives […] Read More … The post Argentine Army, Marines and Gendarmerie’s Special Forces Adopt Daniel Def...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Companies, Argentina, SF, Daily News, Daniel Defense, US Defense, Special Forces, Aquila, Rifles, MIL/LE, Aquila International, Argentine Marines, Argentine Army Marines


Smart Shooter Unveils “Smash Hopper” Remote-Controlled Weapon Station

Have a Xenomorph problem? Need to buy some time? Well, Smart Shooter, well known for their Smart Shooter fire control system, have developed the Light Remote-Controlled Weapon called Smash Hopper. Smart Shooter’s Light Remote-Controlled Weapon or LRCWS is capable of mounting an AR-15/M4 or any other kind of infantry rifle, the system is not calibre […] Read More … The post Smart Shooter Unveils “Smash Hopper” Remote-Controlled Weapon Station appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Optics, Daily News, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Smart Shooter, MIL/LE, Light Remote-Controlled Weapon, LRCWS, Remote Control Weapon Systems, Smash Hopper, Smash Hopper Light


POTD: U.S. Marines Jungle Warfare Training

The look in the eyes of these U.S. Marines is pretty interesting, and I can’t blame them! We’re sitting behind a screen looking at this Photo Of The Day, while they are trying to overcome what has to be one of the wettest and muddiest obstacle course ever. We see a team of marines as they navigate […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marines Jungle Warfare Training appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, Marines, US Marine Corps, Okinawa, Photo of the Day, Jungle Warfare


Trump Sidesteps Congress To Install Controversial Pentagon Nominee

A legal loophole may allow Tata to take the top job without Senate confirmation at all.
Tags: Senate, Defense


Federal Ammunition Receives $13.8 Million MK311 Training Ammo Order from the U.S. Army

Minnesota-based Federal Ammunition have announced a further delivery of 5.56x45mm MK311 Mod 3 frangible training ammunition to the US Army. The contract is worth $13.8 million and is part of an earlier contract awarded in 2017. The contract Federal are referring to is one which was awarded to Vista Outdoor Inc. back in June 2017, worth $52 million. The estimated […] Read More … The post Federal Ammunition Receives $13.8 Million MK311 Training Ammo Order from the U.S. Army appeared first on The ...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, Defense, Press Releases, US Army, Daily News, Federal, U S Army, Vista Outdoor Inc, Ammunition, 5.56x45, Frangible, Federal Ammunition, MK311 Mod 3


POTD: German Kampfschwimmer (1970)

POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, is TFB’s recurring articles where we go to great length trying to find the best pictures and stories out there. Today we have an excellent photo. Unfortunately, there is no reference whatsoever other than “Close combat demonstration by German Kampfschwimmer“. The Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine is a German commando amphibious […] Read More … The post POTD: German Kampfschwimmer (1970) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, TFB, Photo of the Day, G3, HK G3, Kampfschwimmer


GOP Senators Stall Tata Nomination for Top Pentagon Post

After Islamophobic remarks, Trump’s controversial pick to be Defense Department’s policy chief is in troubled waters.
Tags: Defense, Defense Department, Trump


POTD: Norwegian Special Operation Commando – Door Gunner

Norwegian Special Operation Commandos (NORSOC) don’t always ride in helicopters, but when they do they ride the Bell 412 SP with a Minigun on the side. That’s the topic for our Photo Of The Day. Their standard firearms are Colt Canada C8SFW, C8CQB or the Heckler & Koch HK416. Here we can see one of their door […] Read More … The post POTD: Norwegian Special Operation Commando – Door Gunner appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Canada, Norway, Photo of the Day, Minigun, Minigun Monday, Norwegian Special Operation Commando, Norsoc


Exclusive Interview with US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program Leaders

It has been 11 months since the US Army awarded three OTA contracts as part of its Next Generation Squad Weapon program. Despite the uncertainty around the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the program remains on track and set to begin its next major phase. TFB had the pleasure of speaking with Lt. Col. Jason Bohannon, Product […] Read More … The post Exclusive Interview with US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program Leaders appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, General Dynamics, Optics, Editorial, TFB, Sig Sauer, Textron, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, NGSW, MIL/LE, NGSW-AR, NGSW-R


Senate cancels confirmation hearing for Pentagon nominee Tata as GOP senator says he'll vote no

It’s unclear if Tata’s nomination will survive. Pentagon spokesman says Tata will continue to serve as a senior adviser to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
Tags: News, Senate, Defense, Gop, Pentagon, Tata


Boeing’s Coronavirus Losses Now Bleeding Into Its Defense Accounts

More layoffs, production slowdowns and factory closures are being considered, executives said.
Tags: Defense, Boeing


U.S. Warns Russia on Bounties While Trump Cries ‘Fake News’

The U.S. State Department has issued warnings to Russia that there will be repercussions if Moscow pays bounties to the Taliban for successfully killing American soldiers, according to two senior American officials and another individual with knowledge of the matter.The warnings were issued through the department’s diplomatic channels after public news reports in June that the U.S. had gathered intelligence about the Russian bounties, those officials said. One official described the communicatio...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Defense, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Moscow, Fox News, National Security Council, State Department, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump