Part of SilencerCo’s Summit series, the special edition DTAC D300 comes with all sorts of sweet features, including a matched Omega suppressor and a setup based on the classic Heckler & Koch roller-delayed blowback action, like the one used in the legendary HK G3 and MP5. The DTAC D300 also comes from deep roots, sharing a lineage with the smooth compact 5.56x45mm HK53 carbine favored by some special operations forces in the 1990s.
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The Summit series D300 sports a 8.3-inch, free-floating fluted, cold hammer-forged barrel, and a tungsten-filled, full-auto sear-ready bolt group. It also has DTAC modular handguards, an A3 collapsible stock, and a cool HK Black Duracoat finish. The handguard has M-LOK interfaces, and a 1913 picatinny rail fixed to the top of the receiver for mounting optics. Users can also use SilencerCo’s ASR Flash Hider to slap on the Summer Edition Black Omega 300 can. And, as if that package isn’t enough, the D300 comes packed in a U.S. military aluminum storage chest complete with custom foam inserts to hold the weapon, suppressor, spare magazine, and even an attached optic.
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Sold exclusively through Texas-based Capitol Armory, just 10 of these ultra-cool carbines are available. Unfortunately, this puts a heavy premium on the guns, which are on the market for no less than $7,125. Still interested? Good. Just remember that you’ll have to pony up for the federal tax stamps for the suppressor and the short barrel rifle set up as well.
If you’re in the market for the ultimate .300 BLK rig that isn’t an AR, the D300 is for you. That is, if your checking account can handle it.
A small unmanned aerial vehicle built by service academy cadets is shown here flying above ground. This type of small UAV was used by cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, during a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored competition at Camp Roberts, California, April 23-25, 2017. During the competition, cadets and midshipmen controlled small UAVs in "swarm" formations to guard territory on the ground at Camp Roberts. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Drones have been used in conflicts across the globe and will play an even more important role in the future of warfare. But, the future of drones in combat will be different than what we have seen before.
The U.S. military can set itself apart from others by embracing autonomous drone warfare through swarming — attacking an enemy from multiple directions through dispersed and pulsing attacks. There is already work being done in this area: The U.S. military tested its own drone swarm in 2017, and the UK announced this week it would fund research into drone swarms that could potentially overwhelm enemy air defenses.
I propose we look to the amoeba, a single-celled organism, as a model for autonomous drones in swarm warfare. If we were to use the amoeba as this model, then we could mimic how the organism propels itself by changing the structure of its body with the purpose of swarming and destroying an enemy.
Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment "Dark Horse," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are escorted by observer controllers from the U.S. Army Operational Test Command after completing field testing of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Sept. 24, 2018. (U.S. Army/Maj. Carson Petry)
The Army has awarded a $575 million contract to BAE Systems for the initial production of its replacement for the M113 armored personnel carriers the service has been rocking downrange since the Vietnam War.
President Donald Trump has formally outlined how his administration plans to stand up the Space Force as the sixth U.S. military service – if Congress approves.
On Tuesday, Trump signed a directive that calls for the Defense Department to submit a proposal to Congress that would make Space Force fall under Department of the Air Force, a senior administration official said.