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FNH USA ‘S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle’ Spec Sheet. (Weapon Pics!)

by David Crane [email protected] USSOCOM’s Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) program appears to be very healthy, at the moment, and the FN Herstal/FNH USA "S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle" (FN SCAR Light 5.56x45mm carbine/subcarbine and FN SCAR Heavy 7.62x51mm carbine/subcarbine) functional/competition prototypes look interesting. DefenseReview received a spec sheet via email on the FNH USA "S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle" ... Read More »

DefRev Scoop: Jordan Adopts Hyperstealth Advanced-Tech PSD Urban Digital Camo

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains digital pics of a Jordanian Security Forces (JSF) operator demonstrating the JSF’s brand new Hyperstealth-designed "PSD Urban" advanced-tech digital urban camouflage pattern. This is breaking news, and it’s confirmed. The Kingdom of Jordan has just adopted a highly-advanced digital urban camouflage pattern designed and developed by Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. specifically for the ... Read More »

FN SCAR-L/SOFCAR-L Assault Rifle Update Pic: Large Image (Left-Side View)

by David Crane [email protected] If you’d like to see a large image of the new FN SCAR-Light (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle-Light), a.k.a. FN SCAR-L/SOFCAR-L assault rifle developed for SOCOM, click on this link. It’s a left-side view. This FN SCAR-L/SOFCAR-L large image link was originally posted by "Gab" over at Airborne Combat Engineer on 12/05/04. Click on the ... Read More »

Full Spectrum Close-In Layered Shield (FCLAS) Anti-RPG/Missile Defense System

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview was fortunate to get the chance to watch the Full Spectrum Close-In Layered Shield (FCLAS), a.k.a. "Full Spectrum Active Protection Close-In Layered Shield" (FSAP/FCLAS), video demonstration at the FCLAS booth at the 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004) exhibition. The Full Spectrum Close-In Layered Shield (FCLAS), or Full Spectrum Active Protection Close-in Layered Shield (FSAP/FCLAS), ... Read More »

Armed/Weaponized Infantry Robots for Urban Warfare and Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview recently attended the 24th Army Science Conference, in sunny Orlando, FL. The conference was held at the truly spectacular JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (where we stayed, thanks to the U.S. Army). The conference itself was pretty terrific, as well. O.k., I’m going to discuss a number of very interesting military/military-applicable technologies I observed inside ... Read More »

DefRev Scoop! FN Herstal SCAR/SOFCAR Competition Winner and Modified XM8

by David Crane [email protected] This just in: DefenseReview has been told by one of its sources that FN Herstal’s/FNH USA, Inc.’s SCAR/SOFCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) program competition winner utilizes an updated/upgraded FN FNC upper receiver w/M1913 Picatinny rail system, mated to a modified M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower receiver. Supposedly, the M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower features an HK M4 (a.k.a. ... Read More »

US Army Presoliciation Notice for a 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS)

by David Crane [email protected] We forgot to post this, when we first got it (over a week ago). So, we’re posting it now. It’s a Presolicitation Notice (Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433) from US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal, NJ for a 7.62x51mm (.308Win) "Semi-Automatic Sniper System" (SASS), designated as the XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS). Here’s the description of the ... Read More »

XM8 Rifle Program in Trouble? ‘Sources Sought’ Notice Issued.

by David Crane [email protected] US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal (NJ) have just issued a Sources Sought Notice for a "Non-Developmental multi- configurable 5.56mm modular weapon system". It’s possible that this notice is specifically designed to save/salvage the HK XM8 development program, in which the US Army TACOM-ARDEC and Picatinny Arsenal already have a significant time and money investment. ... Read More »

Sidearmor Tactical OWB Holster for Kimber TLE/RL 1911 Pistol/Surefire X200 Combo

by David Crane [email protected] Flint Hansen has written a short article for the October/November 2004 issue of "S.W.A.T." Magazine on the new Sidearmor modular OWB (outside-the-waistband) holster for the KimberTLE/RL tactical 1911 pistol/Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight tactical white light combo. Sidearmor has been making high quality tactical kydex (including tactical kydex holsters, magazine carriers/mag pouches, and tactical flashlight carriers) for ... Read More »

SUPPLIES AWAY: CopterBox Airdrop Delivery System for U.S. SPECOPS/SPECWAR

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read my first article on CopterBox, titled CopterBox Expendable Airdrop Delivery System for Ammo, Food, Meds, and More, and found it interesting, you should definitely check out a more in-depth article on CopterBox at Military.com SoldierTech. Military.com SoldierTech’s editorial staff did an absolutely superlative job with the new CopterBox article’s layout, format and ... Read More »