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Mick
SALW and NSAG's Researcher with a focus on MENA/Asia. | 🇪🇺/🇩🇪 | Backup: | Contributor - co-founder
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Jake Hanrahan Nov 23
PLASTIC DEFENCE | OUT NOW Our new documentary about 3D printed guns in Western , and the network behind them, is now live. Watch: If we get censored off of YT, there will be alternative links to watch at
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Mick Nov 24
Replying to @Vallian56696187
At least from the technical details the NPZ PT-10 is similar to the Pulsar Apex XD50 afaik.
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Mick Nov 24
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Mick Nov 24
Replying to @AnalystMick
Over the recent months HTS invested heavily into thermal/NV capabilities, to counter SyAA advances at night. Which has become more common after Russia supplied NV kit and NPZ PT-10 thermals to the SyAA last year. (pic: NPZ PT-10 captured by a HTS red bands fighter in mid-2019)
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Mick Nov 24
Replying to @AnalystMick
The use of NV scopes is rare especially at the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the widespread use of NV/Thermal, came only a few years later. NV/Thermals on RPGs appeared over the last year mostly w/ a special night fighting unit and later also w/ the (third pic).
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Mick Nov 24
Replying to @AnalystMick
The arms are two common AKM/Type-56-1, a early Russian SVD DMR, and a RPG-7V launcher with two interesting objects attached. The first is a very rare Egyptian Cobra HEAT projectile, and the second is a Dedal D-450 NV scope.
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Mick Nov 24
[Small Thread] A very interesting and unusual scene from a december 2012 video released by Jabhat al-Nusra , titled "Beginning of the End #3 Aleppo and The Battle of Glory". The scene features various arms and a speaker (likely a suicide bomber, named "Abu Abak").
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Mick 12 Nov 19
[Thread] snipers in |ian province -SP. They operate mainly in the northeastern coastal areas of the peninsula and are well known and regarded as some of the best snipers of ISIS. Their most commonly used weapons are Romanian PSL DMRs with their 1/15
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Mick Nov 14
CSI: Dawla edition
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Mick Jun 1
A rare Stechkin APS and kit of a Russian speaking foreign fighter (prob. Chechen) in . The most likely source of the APS is that it was taken from a shot down pilot. And as with a lot of Chechen foreign fighters his kit is good.
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Mick Nov 12
Replying to @Dystopia1981
Afaik the heli crashed (via rumint because of technical problems) on Tiran/Titan islans, which is part of Saudi Arabia, but was formally part of Egypt. Although ISIS appears to possess MANPADS their usability is at best limited bc the known battery problems.
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Mick Nov 12
Replying to @alpaguthann
It is an SAR-109T.
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Mick Oct 8
A prob. foreign fighter of the small group Jaish al-Mawarounahr (affiliated w/ Katibat al-Ghuraba) training reloads with his AKM. The foreign fighters in are training a lot of the last months, especially the Chechens and LMA.
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Jakub Janovsky Nov 9
Replying to @Rebel44CZ
IMO, countries that will be able to afford loitering munitions and UCAVs in significant numbers (and effectively integrate them with other assets) will be able to quickly cause a devastating amount of losses (especially when defending - with attacking enemies in the open).
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Mick Oct 14
A rare Russian Type 2 AKS(-47) for sale in for $525. The original receiver markings were replaced with (probably) locally applied markings. It's in good shape for being 65-69 years old.
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CharlesSupaBack Nov 8
Looks like Damascus riot police have repaired and repainted an armoured vehicle captured from in Kafr Nabudah during 2019. Also can be seen belonging to the NLF here:
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Freelancers Nov 7
Freelancers presents for you today a rare interview with a German fighter in YBS International, a group of foreigners fighting with the Shingal-based sister militia to the Syrian YPG.
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Hugo Kaaman Oct 28
I just published my most extensive work of 2020 with : "Shifting Gears: HTS's Evolving Use of SVBIEDs During the Idlib Offensive of 2019-2020" A lot of details on technical developments & tactical/strategic reasoning. Check it out:
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Mick Oct 26
Replying to @notaterrornerd
Afaik there are disciplinary military courts the "Truppendienstgerichte" but the criminal charges are processed by the civilian courts.
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Mick Oct 26
Replying to @notaterrornerd
Actually the death penalty still exists in the constitution in Hessen but you can't be sentenced to death bc the federal constitution doesn't allow the death penalty.
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