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29 Jan 15. Russia selects new assault rifles. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected two assault rifles manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern as new standard issue firearms for the Russian Ratnik soldier modernisation programme. “We have already made a deal and selected assault rifles from Izhmash. It won in cost to effectiveness terms. The quality is also acceptable for us,” Deputy Minister of Defence Yuriy Borisov stated on Russian radio on 24 January. Borisov stated that two assault rifles manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern were selected by the Armed Forces: the AK-12, chambered in 5.45×39 mm, and the 7.62×39 mm AK-103-4. “We also increase the number of ordered Ratnik systems from 50,000 to 70,000”, Borisov added. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
05 Feb 15. FN Herstal delivers SCAR-H precision rifles to Lithuanian Army. FN Herstal has delivered FN special operations forces combat assault rifle-heavy (SCAR-H) precision rifles to the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The semi-automatic rifles have been delivered as part of a €2.7m contract secured by the company in December 2013 and will be used by the Lithuanian Land Force. Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas said: “Our focus in the modernisation of the Lithuanian Armed Forces is the soldier, while we aim at providing them properly with modern equipment as we seek to ensure that soldiers’ tasks are completed. The semi-automatic rifles use Schmidt & Bender rifle scopes and are expected to increase combat capacity of the land force. A modified version of the SCAR-H battle rifle, it features a 20in heavy barrel and an improved two-stage trigger module, and is designed for use as a sniper support rifle. The 7.62mm rifle is fitted with mechanical precision sights with a range of up to 600m, as well as an extended top rail that can accept the in-line assembly of night and day sights. A length-adjustable folding buttstock and height-adjustable soft cheek rest are included for user comfort. Originally developed for the US Special Operations Command, FN SCAR-H rifles are also used by Belgium, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Georgia, Kenya, Malaysia. (Source: army-technology.com)
05 Feb 15. Drone Munitions, based out of Meridian, ID is pleased to announce the launch of their tactical drone defense ammunition. The manufacturing process and roll out to the market will be driven by Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. Prepare for the Drone Invasion! Drone invasion of privacy, spying, public safety, etc., continues to hit the news on a daily basis, not just in the United States, but world-wide. Privacy and our very freedoms are in growing jeopardy. Some states and local municipalities are already considering establishing laws allowing for the lawful shooting down of drones invading private property. Drone Munitions has answered the call, bringing a product to the market to do just that- shoot down an unauthorized drone infringing on the freedoms and rights to privacy of citizens. The product launch will include a ferromagnetic ballistic payload 12 ga. shotshell capable of drone defense, with plans already in place to launch innovative new shotshell technology concepts within 2015. Drone Munitions will also launch a full merchandizing line of apparel, accessories and targets. Drone Munitions will roll out a formal state of the art website within the next 30 days to allow users to keep up-to-date on the drone news, where our products can be purchased, and the specs of current and upcoming products.
How to Purchase: Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc (SRSP), is working hand-in-hand with Drone Munitions to bring high-quality and high-performance products to the market that will ensure Americans are prepared for the Drone threat facing the world today.
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