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Will Russia's New Armata Tank Come Loaded with a 'Super' Gun?

The 125mm D-91T or 2A66 “Anker” tank gun was expected to defeat almost any NATO tank when it was designed. It incorporated numerous advanced features in its design and the design of the ammunition for it. Despite its numerous advantages, it never was adopted due to it’s increased cost and the lack of backward compatibility for earlier ammunition. Now that Russia is fielding the 2A82-1M  gun on the T-14 Armata, what can we learn from the last serious project to make a “super” 125mm gun?

Is China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Really 'Operational?'

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has declared its Chengdu J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter operational. With the J-20 formally attaining initial operational capability, China becomes the only the second nation-state to have developed an operational stealth aircraft after the United States. Russia, which is currently developing the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA, is running behind that pack since its new fighter will not enter operational service for some years to come.

The 5 Best Non-American Handguns in the World (Glock Made the Cut)

America has a long and storied reputation as a firearms innovator, but it is by no means the only place for fresh and original designs. Europe, fueled by centuries of continental warfare and colonialism, has consistently produced new arms and ammunition to suit a variety of roles. Worn by military officers, gendarmes, colonial frontiersmen and police, here are five of the best non-American handguns ever produced.

Lefaucheux Pepperbox Revolver

Is Israel Turning Against the F-35?

Even as Israel activates its first F-35 squadron, the Israeli Air Force may be opting for an older aircraft for its next fighter purchase.

Instead of more Lockheed Martin F-35s, the Israeli Air Force is about to recommend acquiring more Boeing F-15I aircraft, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.