Click to Subscribe
▶  More from Modern Combat
Military News: 4/18/17
Body Armor, Cartridge Casings, Europe & Korea

Invasion of Europe news….

Don't think this is not headed toward paramilitary ad then military action

The Europeans have let it go too far. Now this amphibious barbarian invasion is not going to stop. Not unless the Europeans start sinking the boats. For starters they need to start sinking the ships of the “humanitarian” non-governmental organizations (NGO) that are aiding and abetting this onslaught.

7,000 Africans made it to Europe over the Easter weekend as invasion heats up

Body Armor


The body armor issued for the Global War on Terror did the trick and saved the lives of many Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In that regard some good news for the grunts in the U.S. Army Infantry today is that they’ll soon be getting armor that‘s lighter and yet provides improved protection and expanded body coverage over current designs. See the video. Dig the new transition eyewear.

"The new sunglasses and goggles have lenses that can transition from clear to dark with the push of a button.”

Deploying soldiers could see lighter body armor by 2018 – Army Times

Deploying soldiers could see lighter body armor by 2018 – Strategy Page

Caseless Ammo?

Is the U.S. Military on the verge of mainstreaming the next revolution in firearms technology: caseless ammunition? Well rather the case that holds the bullet, propellant and primer together is consumed by the explosion of the propellant so there is no empty metal cartridge case that must be extracted and ejected from the chamber of the gun before another round may be inserted and fired. This means for one much lighter ammunition than conventional metallic cartridges, so you’ll be able to carry many more shots for the same weight as a basic load of conventional ammunition. For another it also means you will be able to design automatic weapons with extremely high rates of fire since there is no extraction and ejection phase in the firing cycle. For example, the experimental German H&K G11 assault rifle developed in the 1990’s was capable of firing three-round bursts in a shotgun-like pattern. Because of its extremely high cyclic rate of full-automatic fire permitted by the use of the caseless 4.73mm round, the bullets were out of the barrel and headed toward the target before the shooter experienced the recoil. This meant no problem with excessive muzzle climb pulling the weapon off target during full automatic fire, as is the problem with conventional hand-held automatic weapons. As the article states, caseless ammo has been experimented with for years now, however it hasn’t been judged to be ready for prime time. Up until now. Rumor had it that one of the reasons the U.S. Army brass has been reluctant to replace the long-serving M16/M4 series rifle with another slightly product-improved, but wholly conventional assault rifle design, like the H&K 416 or the FN SCAR, was that there is some new emerging technology just over the horizon that has the potential to change the game completely as far as military small arms goes. Something they weren’t ready to talk about yet. Could this be it?

Weapons: The Case For Caseless - Strategy Page

North Korea’s embarrassing missile launch failure may have been caused by US cyber attack

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kim Jong Un

Getting to know you…getting to know all about you…

Thriving in Bad Places

Add Comment
Sam J.April 21, 2017 4:42 AM UTC

I've read that the problem with caseless ammo is heat. The brass cartridge removes a vast amount of heat when it's ejected. Without it you get premature firing under sustained fire. They could move the heat away with a heat pipe but it would still be difficult.