The M224 60mm lightweight mortar is a smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon for close support of ground troops. The M224 system is made up of the cannon, bipod, baseplate and sight unit.
This Navy SEALs weapon system replaced the World War II era M2 and M19 Mortar weapons; it uses new, longer-range ammunition while retaining the [...]
The United States Navy SEALs (or Sea Air Land) is an elite force whose origins date back to the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) of World War II. In 1943, the UDT began training for Atlantic and Pacific invasion duty, charting beaches and destroying obstacles blocking amphibious landings. In the beginning, UDTs used no air tanks, [...]
The Special Operations Forces of the US Navy, none other than the Navy SEALs, were first formed on 1961 specifically to address a growing need in the United States’ military forces for troops trained in unconventional warfare. Since its official inception, the Navy SEALs have been deployed to conduct sensitive missions that earned them [...]
Most of us are aware that the US Navy SEALs are the elite of the elite when it comes to the military forces of the United States. They are known for their bravery, courage and decisive delivery when it comes to strategic military operations.
The strength of the Navy SEALs lies not just in the [...]
Some of the earliest World War II predecessors of the SEALs were the Operational Swimmers of the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS. Many current Navy SEAL missions were first assigned to them.
Their training started in November 1943 at Camp Pendleton, moved to Catalina Island in January 1944, and finally moved to the warmer waters [...]
On May 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy addressed the US Congress on the need for the establishment of a Naval Special Forces unit and by December of that year, the US Navy SEALs were operational. The seeds for the formation of this elite Special Forces unit had been sown in World War II and [...]
Roy Boehm had persuaded President Kennedy to grant a Presidential Order for the establishment of the US Navy SEALs in the wake of theCuban fiasco with the Bay of Pigs invasion. Boehm now had to deliver on his vision but not everyone shared his ideas or liked the concept of an unconventional warrior elite within [...]
The term, Special Operation Units is used to refer to highly specialized and extensively trained military operation units who are known to perform highly volatile military operations. These forces are specially trained to participate in unconventional warfare tactics, reconnaissance as well as counter the highly dangerous terrorist activities. Around the world, in various countries, these [...]
There is a whole lot of material available on the life and missions of US Navy SEALs. In this article we try to underline the 10 things that you absolutely must know about the US Navy SEALs. So here goes. Read on.
The origins of the SEALs can be traced back to World War II [...]
No, I am not talking about the Commando movie! Nor am I referring to the zillions of commando video games which haunt every computer store in every country. I am talking about the real live commandos – the real action heroes who by sheer bravery and grit accomplish many feats – exterminate enemies and make [...]