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KBM IGLA-S MANPADS: Russian Manpackable Shoulder-Launched Fire-and-Forget Surface-to-Air Missile System

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 14, 2009 Updated on 9/15/09 Russian arms manufacturer KBM (KB Mashynostroyeniya) (Moscow region, Russia) is currently offering an improved/uprated next-generation version of the IGLA 9K38 MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense System) manpackable fire-and-forget surface-to-air missile launcher system called the IGLA-S (“Needle-S”), or IGLA-Super, portable antiaircraft missile complex (PAAMC) for export to foreign ... Read More »

Recon Optical CROWS Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations for Enhanced Lethality

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). While DefenseReview was at AUSA Winter Symposium 2007, we got a chance to view ... Read More »

Small Arms Fire Control System II XM116 40mm GMG/Machine Gun Targeting System

by David Crane [email protected] L-3 Brashear (Land Combat Systems division) is currently manufacturing and Marketing an optical Ground Fire Control System called the XM116 Small Arms Fire Control System II (SAFCS II) for the GDATP MK-19 Mod 3 GMG high-impulse/high-velocity 40mm grenade machine gun, FNH M2HB .50 BMG MG (heavy machine gun), and other small arms systems. The XM116 SAFCS ... Read More »

HK GMG (Grenade Machine Gun) Pics from SOF Week 2005/APBI

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken or scanned by DefenseReview.com. The photos of the Heckler & Koch (HK) Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (SOCOM Show) below are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. DefenseReview got a chance to view and handle the Heckler ... Read More »

GDATP Receives $16 Million Contract for MK47 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview should also mention that the $16 million M2HB 12.7mm/.50 BMG machine gun contract follows a previously-awarded $16 million for the GDATP MK47 MOD 0 ‘Striker40′ Weapon System/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), a.k.a. MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG). You may, or may not, remember DefRev’s short piece on the MK47 Striker 40mm ... Read More »

MK47 Striker ALGL (Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher): 40mm of the Future?

by David Crane [email protected] The MK 47 MOD 0 ‘Striker’ 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), manufactured by GDATP (General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products), is set to replace the aging MK19 grenade launchers in the U.S. Army’s and USMC’s arenals. The GDATP MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm GMG/ALGL is currently under development by NSWC (Naval Surface ... Read More »