Posts Tagged ‘munitions’

A Demonstrator’s Guide To Understanding Riot Munitions

And How to Defend against Them. If there’s one thing that police officers prefer to hitting people with sticks, it’s shooting blunt objects and chemical weapons at people. Arms manufacturers are constantly developing new ways to assault people from a distance—and taxpayers keep buying new toys for their oppressors. This article offers an overview of less-lethal […]

IDF team lands in Equatorial Guinea to help after deadly munitions blasts

An Israeli medical delegation landed in Equatorial Guinea on Thursday morning to assist the African country after massive explosions on a military base killed over 100 people and injured hundreds, an Israeli general said. On Sunday, a series of major blasts — apparently triggered accidentally by munitions — on the Nkoa Ntoma camp in the […]

Israel Moves to Buy F-35 Jets, KC-46 Refueling Planes, Munitions: Official

Israeli soldiers walk near a F-35 fighter jet after it landed in Israel at Nevatim air base after the Israeli air force bought them at Nevatim in southern Israel December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo An Israeli ministerial committee approved the purchase of new jets, aircraft and munitions from US companies, an Israeli official said on Tuesday, […]

Doctors Decry ‘Less Lethal’ Police Munitions

Doctors Decry ‘Less Lethal’ Police Munitions Above photo: Protesters are surrounded by tear gas near the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland as protesters take part in a rally against police brutality in Portland, Oregon late on July 24, 2020. Kathryn Elsesser/AFP via Getty Images. Twelve doctors from the Dell Seton Medical Center at The […]

Special Ops Getting 1000s Of Small Glide Munitions That Pack A Bigger Punch Than Hellfires

    Dynetics Small Glide Munition. (Source: Defense News) In recent years, insurgent groups have outsmarted American precision-guided weapons launched from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with fast traveling vehicles. However, a new powerful gliding munition can chase down and destroy these fast-moving targets.   […]

Syrian Army Finds Israeli-Made Landmines, Chemicals & Munitions In Former ISIS Hideouts

Syrian government forces have found Israeli-made landmines, toxic materials and munitions left behind by ISIS terrorists in the country’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor. According to Syria’s official news agency SANA,  the army made the discovery in the villages of al-Sayyal and Hassrat in addition to the town of al-Jalaa as they were combing the […]

U.S. Admits To Using Radioactive Munitions In Syria

Despite vowing not to use depleted uranium (DU) weapons in its military action in Syria, the U.S. government has now admitted that it has fired thousands of the deadly rounds into Syrian territory. As Foreign Policy Magazine reports: “U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Maj. Josh Jacques told Airwars and Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing 30 […]

Sponge rounds, rubber bullets, and tear gas — how Israel’s non-lethal munitions can kill

It was the middle of a cold October night in 2015 when an Israeli army jeep came driving through Aida refugee camp blaring a message through its loudspeaker. “People of Aida refugee camp, we are the occupation forces,” the message began in Arabic. “If you throw stones, we will hit you with gas until you […]

Army kills more ISIS terrorists, destroys munitions depot in Deir Ezzor

SANA – Army units, backed by the Air Force, carried out on Wednesday intensive operations against gatherings of ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor. SANA reporter said that an army unit destroyed a munitions depot for ISIS terrorists in al-Bugheiliyeh village in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, leaving many of the terrorists dead. The reporter […]

French authorities admit EgyptAir passenger jet crashed – Hollande

French President Francois Hollande confirmed Thursday that EgyptAir flight MS804 had crashed en route from Paris to Cairo, and said that no hypotheses to why the disaster took place could be excluded. “It crashed. There were 66 people on board including 15 French nationals,” the Elysee Palace said on Twitter, quoting  Hollande. “No hypothesis is excluded.” However, currently there is […]

Storm Desmond brings highest waterfall in England back to life after hundreds of years

     Storm Desmond has brought a waterfall back to life at a famous beauty spot for the first time in living memory. While they last, the falls at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales are believed to be the highest in England, thundering off a cliff 260ft (80m high). Local residents and tourists gathered on […]

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