The new 240 FVS Machine Gun Suppressor attached to an M24 machine gun that Radical Firearms displayed on the floor of SHOT Show, January 22, 2020. (Military.com/Matthew Cox)

Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

LAS VEGAS -- Radical Firearms has unveiled its new machine-gun suppressor, which was recently selected to be evaluated under a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) program.

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The Defense Department just took a major step towards making the dream of a flying drone carrier a reality.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's air-launched and recoverable X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle finally conducted a maiden flight in November 2019, Gremlin contractor Dynetics announced on Friday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin during a missile test (Reuters photo)

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

Russia is in the process of developing a new hypersonic cruise missile — the 3M22 Zircon (Tsirkon), but the weapon is currently suffering from "childhood diseases," the Russian navy's top admiral revealed to Russian media, The War Zone first reported.

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Colt's .357 Magnum Python revolver (Courtesy photo)

Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Range day at SHOT Show 2020 was filled with the latest pistol technology from Glock to Springfield Armory, but the handgun that stood out this year was a Colt six-shooter that dominated the silver screen in the 1970s.

Colt Manufacturing Company LLC showed off the reintroduction of its .357 Magnum Python revolver, an icon that disappeared from the market 18 years ago.

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A demonstrator stands outside a security zone before a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters are expected at the rally to oppose gun control legislation like universal background checks that are being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. (Associated Press/Julio Cortez)

Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Task & Purpose.

Editor's Note: A version of this article originally appeared on the blog of Angry Staff Officer

This morning, the Virginia state capitol in Richmond saw dozens of armed men gathering to demonstrate their support for the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution – the right to bear arms. These men were not merely bearing arms, however; they were fully accoutered in the trappings of what one would call a paramilitary group: helmets, vests, ammunition pouches, camouflage clothing, and other "tactical" necessities, the majority of which are neither tactical nor necessary. Their weapons, too, are bedecked with all sorts of accessories, and are also in the paramilitary lane. Rather than carry rifles or shotguns that one would use for hunting, they instead carry semi-automatic "military grade" weapons, to merely prove that they can.

This is not an uncommon sight in America. Nor has it ever been. Armed groups of angry men have a long and uncomfortable history in the United States. On very rare occasions, these irregulars have done some good against corrupt, power-hungry, and abusive county governments. For the most part, however, they bode no good.

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A Bradley Fighting Vehicle firing a TOW missile (DoD photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle has serviced the United States military for nearly four decades, but the service, try as it might, can't seem to effectively develop a replacement.

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