Category: News

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DSA ’12 Photos

Lionel, a regular contributor to TFB, has published an overview of the DSA 2012 defense expo (English Translation) held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. The article includes plenty of photos. More information here, and more photos here.

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Destroying Guns to Create Jobs

The Russian Ministry of Defense is destroying stockpiles of weapons to create jobs for the Soviet-era gun manufacturers. Marco Vorobiev reports … The Russian Ministry of Defense intends to utilize (read destroy and melt down) 4 million older model guns by the year [Read More…]

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The Faces of Izhmash

Izhmash public relations has already begun defending the bankrupt company. A photo essay at English Russia defends the company and portrays it as a thriving company and model employer. Apparently the average monthly wage at Izhmash is $530 USD. Some specialists (which I [Read More…]

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Blackwater / Xe now called Academi

I just found out that in December 2011 Xe, the company formally known as Blackwater, was renamed to Academi. WSJ reported … On Monday, Virginia-based Xe plans to unveil a new name—Academi—and new logo. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ted Wright, [Read More…]

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Para USA / Freedom Group Rumors

I have learnt a few interesting facts about Para USA and their relationship with Remington (which is owned by Freedom Group International with in turn is owned by Cerberus Capital Management) Apparently two senior Freedom Goup employees left the company last year and [Read More…]

Colt to open new facility in Florida

Colt’s Manufacturing Company (not to be confused with Colt Defense) is opening a new in Kissimmee, Florida. From the press release … Colt’s Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce that the company will continue its progressive momentum by opening a new [Read More…]

Snopes on The Freedom Group

Urban Rumor website Snopes references the NRA-IL to bust the urban legend that financier George Soros owns Cerabus Capital, which in turns owns The Freedom Group (Rem., Bushmaster, Marlin etc.)