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Navy SEALs have to go 'back to the future' to help US warships survive a future fight with Russia or China

A SEAL delivery vehicle team performs a fast-rope exercise from a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter onto Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Toledo, January 17, 2005. US Navy/Journalist 3rd Class Davis J. Anderson As the US military focuses on great-power competition, special operators are rethinking their role. The Navy SEALs in particular are thinking hard about how they can support the regular Navy forces. "It's a race for relevancy," Adm. Hugh Howard, head of Naval Special Warfare ...
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The 'Ferrari' of US special-operations helicopters may soon be headed out of service

A US Army AH-6 Little Bird fires at targets during an offensive air support exercise, April 5, 2016. US Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg For 40 years, the AH-6 and MH-6 Little Birds have earned legendary status in the special-operations community. The helicopters have proven able to attack targets and transport commandos on all kinds of missions. But the Army and the special-operations community will soon have decide if the Little Bird has any life left. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Navy, Iraq, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Grenada, Army, Rangers, Al Qaeda, Cia, US Army, Helicopter, US Navy, Panama, Panama City


Air Force special operators face a 'particularly hard' transition after Middle East wars, top general says

A US Air Force Special Operations Forces airman gathers his parachute after a training jump in Romania, May 13, 2021. Staff Sgt. Brandon Nelson Air Force Special Operations Command is has had two decades of success against terrorist groups. That has set AFSOC up for a "particularly hard" transition to a new era of competition, its commander says. "If it were easy, somebody else would would be able to do it," Lt. Gen. James Slife, AFSOC commander, said in February. See more stories on Insid...
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Daniel Defense Mk18 Stripped SOCOM Upper Receiver W/ Handguard $859.99 FREE S&H

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Gun Deal: PMA 16″ Upper Carbine Receiver 5.56 NATO Rifle Build Kit $539.99 FREE S&H

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USSOCOM Select Nightforce for Ranging – Variable Power Scope

Nightforce have announced that their Nightforce MIL SPEC ATACR 4-20 has been selected by the US Special Operations Command as part of SOCOM’s Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optic (MAS-D) Program. The Ranging – Variable Power Scope or R-VPS will be mounted on current semi-automatic combat and sniper support weapons including the MK17, MK20, M110A1 and the yet-to-be-selected […] Read More … The post USSOCOM Select Nightforce for Ranging – Variable Power Scope appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
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AR 15 Conversion Kits – Best 5 Types You Should Own ~ Video

AR 15 Conversion Kits Top Five Product Review AR 15 Conversion Kits – Best 5 You Should Own   USA –-(Ammoland.com)- AR-15s are modular, hence the AR 15 Conversion Kits. Push out the takedown and pivot pins and remove the upper – it contains the barrel and the matching bolt carrier group, the charging handle, and the gas system. If you’ve zeroed an optic or scope, it comes with the upper, too. Replace the original upper assembly with a different one; push the two pins back into place, and voi...
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SOCOM is looking at these 5 aircraft to keep an eye on its special operators

Leidos' Bronco II. BCS US Special Operations Commandhas awarded contracts five companies for its Armed Overwatch program. The Armed Overwatch program aims to field flexible, fixed-wing aircraft that can deploy to austere regions and only needs a light logistical footprint. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, announced Friday it has awarded contracts totaling $19.2 million to five companies to produce prototype aircraft for its Armed...
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Best AR 15 Upper Receiver Assemblies You Should Own

By just by pushing out two little pins, slapping on a new AR 15 upper receiver assembly, one gun can become many guns. FNH USA makes multiple AR 15 Upper Receiver Assemblies USA--(Ammoland.com)- AR-15 rifles are modular. Push out the take-down and pivot pins and remove the AR 15 upper receiver – it contains the barrel and the matching bolt carrier group, the charging handle, and the gas system. If you’ve zeroed an optic or scope, it comes with the AR 15 upper receiver, too. Replace the origi...
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The Pentagon is partially reversing a Trump move that raised status of the head of US special operations

Naval Special Warfare Command personnel conduct special patrol insertion/extraction training from a CH-47 Chinook at Pearl Harbor, July 25, 2019. US Army/1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy The Pentagon is partially undoing a Trump administration move to elevate the civilian head of special operations. The assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict is moving back under the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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Adaptive Tactical’s EX Performance Adjustable Stock is Ideal Upgrade

Adaptive Tactical EX Performance Adjustable Stock Nampa, Idaho (Ammoland.com) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is proud to announce its highly successful EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock for AR15/AR10 Carbines has received some updates for 2021 to meet growing customer demand. With its advanced design and high-impact, polymer construction, the EX Performance Adjustable Stock is the ideal upgrade. The stock is engineered for compatibi...
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For decades, US special-operations units copied the British, but now the tables are turning

A troop of Royal Marines from the 43 Commando approach a beach on an Offshore Raiding Craft at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland, via the Firth of Forth, on July 7, 2015. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The British Defense Ministry unveiled a major reorganization in March, part of a larger strategic shift amid great-power competition. British special-operations forces will see changes modeled on their US counterparts, reversing the trend of the US following the UK's lead. See more stories on Ins...
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Gun Deal: PMA 16″ Upper Carbine Receiver 5.56 NATO Rifle Build Kit $699.99 FREE S&H

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Barrett Awarded United States Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle Contract

Barrett Awarded United States Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle Contract U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year $49.9 million contract under the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle program with its MRAD® (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) MK22TM MOD 0 rifle, paired with a Leupold & Stevens Mark 5 HD scope and sniper-accessory kit. The MK22TM will replace several current fielded Army sniper rifles. Designed with prec...
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The Army is buying thousands of the 'awesome' new rifle that is fast becoming the sniper weapon of choice for the US military

A student of the Special Forces Sniper Course at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, January 27, 2011. US Army The Army is buying 2,800 new Mk 22 Multi-Role Adaptive Design sniper rifles from Barrett Firearms. SOCOM has also ordered this weapon, and the Marines have expressed interest as well. The MRAD is a light, modular, multi-caliber rifle that offers extreme range and greater flexibility. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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The Pentagon is investigating whether special operators have committed war crimes, and if their commanders have even been checking

US Army Rangers clear a room during a night operation with Afghan forces in Helmand province, August 14, 2012. US Army/Spc Justin Young The Pentagon is probing US Central Command's and US Special Operations Command's handling of potential war crimes during US wars in the Middle East. Special-operations forces have dealt with cases of misconduct and other scandals in recent years, but current and former members are wary of the extra scrutiny. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Isis, Australia, Navy, Iraq, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Middle East, War Crimes, Army, Marine Corps, Pentagon, Donald Trump, US Army


The messy way the Marines joined US Special Operations Command

A Marine with 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion jumps from a KC-130J Hercules over North Carolina, Sept. 12, 2012. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington Marine Forces Special Operations Command, known as MARSOC, turned 15 years old in February. Now part of US Special Operations Command, MARSOC's formation was prolonged by bureaucratic wrangling and turf wars. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Marine Forces Speci...
Tags: Navy, Iraq, US, International, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, Marine, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, North Carolina, Shabab, US Marine Corps, Corps, Donald Rumsfeld


SOCOM Announce Virtual Industry Day For Lightweight Machine Gun – Medium Acquisition

SOFWERX, in concert with USSOCOM PEO-SOF Warrior (PEO-SW) has announced they will be hosting a Lightweight Machine Gun – Medium (LMG-M) Virtual Industry Day to foster the development of the new machine gun sought by US Special Operations Command. You may know the LMG-M by its earlier, slightly wordier name Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG). These are weapons […] Read More … The post SOCOM Announce Virtual Industry Day For Lightweight Machine Gun – Medium Acquisition appeared first on The F...
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Former Ranger and SOCOM commander calls out Democratic congressman over 'dumb' military service spat with Sen. Tom Cotton

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Alex Brandon/AP A former head of US Special Operations Command weighed in on the debate over Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton's service record. After an article questioned Cotton's characterizations of himself as an Army Ranger, Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, told him he shouldn't call himself a Ranger. Retired Gen. Raymond Thomas, a former Ranger who commanded SOCOM, called the debate "dumb" and told Crow that he needs to focus on more impo...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Cotton, Army, Ranger, Thomas, Tom Cotton, Special Operations, Crow, Army Ranger, Delta Force, SOCOM


All US special operators train for combat diving, but Navy SEALs take it to another level

Navy SEALs. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric Special-operations units from each US military service branch train to conduct combat diving as a part of their missions. Navy SEALs take that capability further, however, practicing not only to travel through the water but to conduct underwater missions as well. With the military refocusing for a potential conflict in the vast Pacific region, that diving capability is taking on new importance. Visit B...
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[TFB GUNFEST] Daniel Defense Delta 5 Pro Precision Bolt Gun

Daniel Defense is a firearms manufacturer that needs no introduction. Since the company’s humble beginnings making small parts in the early 2000s, to their David-and-Goliath style successes in providing rail systems to SOCOM shortly after that, to the introduction of their first complete firearm (the DDM4, later referred to as the V1) in 2009, Daniel […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Daniel Defense Delta 5 Pro Precision Bolt Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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A small bureaucratic change at the Pentagon hints a major shift for US special-operations units

US Army Green Berets observe a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast training at Eglin Base Air Force Base, Florida, February 6, 2013. US Army/Spc. Steven K. Young A few changes at the Pentagon illustrate how the US military is shifting to prepare for the challenges of great-power competition. The Defense Department's reemphasis on irregular warfare is part of a broader effort to counter Russia and China — who are both pursuing similar capabilities. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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5 things troops won't miss about the old M9 pistol

US Army In 2017, the Army announced that the replacement for the M9 would be a pair of sidearms designated the M17 and M18. Those weapons are now being adopted by other branches, and there are a number of reasons that service members will be glad to see the M9 go. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The replacement of the Colt M1911A1 with the Beretta 92F as the primary sidearm of the US military in 1985 was a controversial move.Not only was the military dropping from the ...
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Gun Deals: Radical Firearms PA RF-15 Cmplt 5.56 Rifle M-LOK Handguard $599.99

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Radical Firearms PA RF-15 Cmplt 5.56 Rifle M-LOK Handguard Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Primary Arms has the Radical Firearms PA Exclusive RF-15 Complete 5.56 Rifle M-LOK Handguard back in stock and priced at $599.99. That is a lot of rifle for very little money. Limit 1 per household. Add a Primary Arms riflescope, like the Primary Arms SLx 4-14x...
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Barrett MRAD SMR, 1 Mile Shot Attempt – Video Review

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- For quite a while now I’ve been wanting to shoot a mile. A few years ago I shot a 1000 yards for the first time, and I was immediately hooked. Long range shooting is thrilling in a way that is sometimes hard to convey to those who have never done it. The skill involved in calculating the drop and wind, to make a bullet fly that far, and land on target is very rewarding. After making that first 1000 Yard shot, it wasn’t terribly long after that I started thinking about...
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Barrett To Deliver First Advanced Sniper Rifles to US SOCOM in Early 2021

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing recently announced that they have received the first order for the ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) from the US Special Operations Command. The $50 million contract to provide the ASR was awarded back in March 2019. The ASR tender as Barrett’s MRAD or Multi Role Adaptive Design selected. The first delivery of rifles is […] Read More … The post Barrett To Deliver First Advanced Sniper Rifles to US SOCOM in Early 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Barrett To Deliver First Advanced Sniper Rifle’s to US SOCOM in Early 2021

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing recently announced that they have received the first order for the ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) from the US Special Operations Command. The $50 million contract to provide the ASR was awarded back in March 2019. The ASR tender as Barrett’s MRAD or Multi Role Adaptive Design selected. The first delivery of rifles is […] Read More … The post Barrett To Deliver First Advanced Sniper Rifle’s to US SOCOM in Early 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Surefire’s Newest, Lightest Rifle Can Ever: The SOCOM 65-Ti

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews Surefire’s Newest, Lightest Centerfire Rifle Can Ever: The SOCOM 65-Ti. James not only runs this can through the wringer at Thunder Ranch’s long range Counter-Sniper Course, but he even pays a visit to Surefire’s factory to talk to Barry Dueck about the testing and development of this […] Read More … The post Surefire’s Newest, Lightest Rifle Can Ever: The SOCOM 65-Ti appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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OLight Odin – Affordable Tactical Weapon Mounted Light with 2000 Lumens

OLIght Odin mounted on Radical Firearms 458 SOCOM U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- OLight has a new tactical flashlight out called the Odin that throws an impressive 2000 Lumens as far as 300 meters. They sent us one to test and evaluate and we mounted it on a homebuilt AR. The Rifle This was a special kind of build. The lower receiver is a billet Battle Born lower made about 10 years ago by US Firearms Academy in Reno, Nevada, and is one of my favorite lowers to build a rifle on. The lower receive...
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How to become a Raider: Everything you've wanted to know about Marine Special Operations

Marine Raiders with 1st Marine Raider Battalion provide security during a simulated night raid on a warehouse in Los Angeles, September 3, 2015. US Marine Corps/Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier The Marine Raiders of World War II, who carried out missions deep behind Japanese lines, are said to have been the first US special-operations unit. In 2014, Marine Special Operations Command took on the Raider title, and they it has become a formidable and highly specialized force that trains and fights fr...
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