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Australia’s Potent Frigate
By Harold Hutchison

When the Royal Australian Navy faced off against a Russian convoy that included the Slava-class missile cruiser Varyag, two frigates were on the front lines. But what exactly were these frigates?

To get the answer, one has to go back to the 1980s and 1990s. The Australians were looking to replace the aging River-class frigates they had in service. New Zealand also was in the market for a replacement for their old Leander-class frigates. The two countries decided to go in together – not only to reduce costs, but to make their navies more interoperable.

Magnum Research® Puts the Shine on three new Desert Eagle® 1911 Models

Magnum Research Inc. (MRI), manufacturer of innovative, reliable and accurate firearms, presents three new models to their timeless Desert Eagle 1911 product line. The popular Desert Eagle 1911G, 1911C and 1911U are now also offered in stainless steel.

Seven Times the Speed of Sound, the Navy's Electromagnetic Railgun

Navy electromagnetic railgun has been in the works for a couple years and 2014 it was launched by BAE Systems and the
Navy

The Electro-Magnetic Laboratory Rail Gun is a 32-megajoule electro-magnetic laboratory rail gun being evaluated by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department.

GET OFF OUR BACKS, CONTROL FREAK, COMMANDERS ORDERED TO TELL OFF WHITE HOUSE

Secretary of Defense Gates Claims Obama Micromanaged
By SOF Staff

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates revealed that he instructed commanders to be very blunt in dealing with White House micromanagement from the Obama Administration.

LaRue Tactical 18 Inch PredatOBR® 7.62

The PredatOBR 7.62 was designed for those who are searching for a hybrid cross between the standard OBR and PredatAR 7.62x51 Rifles. The PredatOBR takes the highly accurate OBR 7.62 design, and lightens it in every possible way with the least-possible impact to the accuracy that the standard OBR is known for.

MACHINE GUN BAN CHALLENGED IN COURT

Two Suits Seek Invalidation of 1986 Provision
By SOF Staff

Two lawsuits are seeking to overturn the 1986 ban on new machine guns for civilian ownership. The suits, filed in Pennsylvania and Texas, filed in the last three weeks, name outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder and ATF Director B. Todd Jones as defendants.

OBAMA’S NEXT END RUN?

Administration Could Enforce Arms Trade Treaty Provisions
By SOF Staff

The Obama Administration could be trying to enforce provisions of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, despite Congressional prohibitions.

According to a report by the Washington Times, the Senate has refused to ratify the treaty, and with the gains made by Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections, ratification had become even less likely, That is not stopping the U.S. delegation from supporting the treaty.

PEACE TALKS OFF AFTER FARC KIDNAPPING

General Taken Captive By Colombian Terrorist Group
By SOF Staff

The kidnapping of a Colombian Army general by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has thrown a wrench into peace talks. The kidnapping come within a week after two soldiers were taken.

Is Jihadi John Back? Another American Beheaded Along with a Dozen Assad Supporters

Is Jihadi John Back? Another American Beheaded Along with a Dozen Assad Supporters

Another American Beheaded Along with a Dozen Assad Supporters

The Butcher Madmen mass beheaded at least 13, 12 Syrian Assad supporters and an American, Former Army ranger Peter Kassig, who had converted to Islam and gone to help Syrian refugees.

Mr. Kassig “was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group," President Obama said from Air Force One.

MAXPEDITION VULTURE II™ 3-DAY BACKPACK

The Vulture-II™ 3-Day Backpack is designed for hauling lots of gear. Endowed with 2100 cubic inches (34 liters) of carry capacity, 3 generous compartments, and a wide bottom design; this is the backpack to pack it all into. However, like all Maxpedition® bags, size does not infringe on comfort.

The Vulture II holds true to the Maxpedition ergonomic standard and comes equipped with comfortable back padding, curvaceous backpack straps, concealable chest & waist straps.

Australian SAS: Who dares Wins, Combat Footage

Australian SAS: Who Dares Wins

Australia's SAS is a small elite unit of an estimated 6-700 members although the exact number is not publicized. The group was established in 1957 and fashioned after the a British SAS. The entrance tests are grueling with only a small percentage cutting the mustard.

For six years from 1966 to 1971 around 600 Australian SAS members fought alongside with the U. S. Troops and 1st Australian Task Force. There the group made its bones by conducting successful reconnaissance enemy observation and attack missions

Show time: Dance Contest Army, Marines, Air Force or Navy

Who wins the dance contest? Be impartial

War on ISIS :Launch and Strike Videos From USS George H. W. Bush Carrier

War on ISIS :Launch and Strike Videos From USS George H. W. Bush Carrier

George H.W. Bush Strike Group Returns to Homeport

http://youtu.be/lP-K4ihChmI

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffrey Madlangbayan, USS George H.W. Bush, Public Affairs