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With the ZP5 line, Minox brought some very interesting new rifle scopes to the market, suitable for both sporting and tactical applications. MONCh Gear Box tested the ZP5 5-25x56, which represents the current standard for modern sniper scopes. The Minox comes with flip-up caps, a cleaning-cloth, a 2mm hex key for zeroing and a battery for the illuminated reticle. It seems to be a high-value and rugged article. Adjusting the dioptric is fast and easy and is secured by a locking ring against accidental adjustment. We mounted the scope onto a Haenel RS8 in .308 Winchester, with an Era-Tac mount with 20 MOA cant. Mounting itself was pretty easy, as we only put a feeler gauge between the mount-block and the flat bottom of the scope. The screws were tightened with a torque wrench.

MONCh Gear Box Product Review

The Royal Netherlands Navy seeks to upgrade its anti-submatine warfare torpedo capability with MK 54 Conversion Kits. (Image: Raytheon)

Service Intends to Upgrade Existing Mk 46 Torpedoes

GALILEO satellites atop an ARIANE 5 launcher. (Image: ESA)

Constellation Now Stands at 26 Satellites

MIDS-LVT forms the backbone of the LINK 16 network across DoD and the international coalition. BU2 capabilities ensure that MIDS-LVT terminals remain interoperable with platforms that use other modernised LINK 16 terminals, such as the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) family of terminals and Viasat's Small Tactical Terminal and Handheld LINK 16 radios, which are enabling new concepts of operation and warfighter tactics throughout the international defence community. Viasat’s MIDS-LVT forms the backbone of the LINK 16 network. (Photo: Viasat)

Modernised LINK 16 Capabilities for US and International Customers

BIRD Aerosystems’ upgrades will increase mission effectiveness and enhance operational capabilities. (Photo: BIRD Aerosystems)

Mission & Sensor Management Capabilities Enhanced

The second vessel of the Landing Ship Tank (LST) programme, TCG SANCAKTAR, was handed over to TNFC during a ceremony held at the ADIK Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul on 7 April. There was a rumour that she was going to be sold to Saudi Arabia, which is why she was not delivered to TNFC until now. On 2 March, Turkish Defence Minister Canikli disclosed that there is a serious interest and orders from abroad for locally constructed corvettes and submarines

Missile defence, unmanned systems, martime and air news

Aselsan supplied targeting pods for Pakistan's JF-17 fighter jets

US Army’s Sub Compact Weapon Back On. An initial order for 350 weapons and accompanying tools, spares, accessories and equipment will be made. From the award of the contract the vendor will be scheduled to provide the first 10 SCW systems within 30 days of the contract award. This will then be followed by the remaining 340 weapons over a 5-7 month period after the award of a follow on production award.

Selecting a 9x19mm compact weapon system

Congress Moves to Slow USMC’s Wider Adoption of M27

US DoD announced SIG Sauer to provide Suppressed Upper Receiver Group

Priorities are “Efficiency and Operational Readiness”

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