Weapon Cleaning: A Thing of the Past?

Reported in the October 2019 issue of Soldier magazine, sitting around scrubbing weapons is set to become a thing of the past for British soldiers. The Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU) is looking to introduce ultrasonic cleaning tanks – which are already used by industry and work by sending high-frequency soundwaves through water to… Read More

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SA80 Rifle: Cost and Specifications

SA80 is the designation for a revolutionary family of assault weapons and, on its introduction, it proved so accurate that the British Army’s marksmanship tests had to be redesigned. SA80 A2 comprises the Individual Weapon (IW); and Light Support Weapon (LSW): It has a heavier and longer barrel than the SA80 individual weapon allowing greater… Read More