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The U.S. Army’s Next Carbine: Hello Gas Piston/Op-Rod “Enhanced M4/M4A1 Carbine”-Type AR (AR-15), Goodbye Direct Gas Impingement (DGI) Operation?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and some video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and some of these video clips. Ferfrans Specialties and Falcon Security Group (FSG) own the copyright on some videos contained herein. The accompanying photos and video clips ... Read More »

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300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm) Ammo Sale on Black Friday!: PNW Arms Announces Special Offer on Special Round

The following is a PNW Arms press release: November 21, 2011, Issaquah, WA – The traditional Black Friday starts the holiday sale season.  What is more appropriate than a sale of 300 BLK ammunition? As a high tech manufacturer of precision ammunition and advanced weapons, PNW Arms typically reserves discounts for its distributors and retail partners.  For this special holiday, ... Read More »

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Happy Veterans Day 2011!

We’ve been on travel all week (and all day, today) here at DR (I’m writing this post from a plane, right now), but we’d like to wish all our Veterans a slightly belated Happy Veterans Day. God bless you guys, and thanks for keeping the rest of us safe! Sincerely, David Crane Owner/Editor-in-Chief DefenseReview.com (DR) defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Read More »

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Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P4 Enhanced/Improved M4/M4A1 Carbine-Type Tactical AR Carbine Pulled from U.S. Army Individual Carbine (IC) Competition (Photos!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photos Credit: Rob Curtis, Military Times Gear Scout November 8, 2011 The Smith & Wesson M&P4 has reportedly been pulled from the U.S. Army Individual Carbone competition. A Military Times Gear Scout piece written by Rob Curtis explained it thus: “He [S&W VP of Military Programs David Holt] explained the company’s decision not to compete in ... Read More »

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DR Heads-Up: Latest issue of SureFire “Combat Tactics” Magazine (Fall 2011 Issue) coming out, so go pick it up!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 28, 2011 Last edited/updated on 11/17/11. The latest issue of SureFire's "Combat Tactics" Magazine (Fall 2011, Volume 9, Number Two) should be arriving on the shelves at your local Barnes & Noble book store very shortly if it isn't already there, so go check it out. You're humble correspondent has a ... Read More »

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Revision BATLSKIN Modular Head Protection System (MHPS) Demo Video Released from AUSA 2011: Revision Military Batlskin (“Battle Skin”) Modular Ballistic Combat Helmet/Visor/Facial Armor System (Maxillofacial/Mandibular Armor) Update

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 12, 2011 Revision Military just released a Batlskin demonstration video from AUSA 2011 featuring Dan Packard, Revision Military's Senior Vice President of Military Sales, and here it is: The following is the Revision Military press release on it: "REVISION’S BATLSKIN™ HEAD PROTECTION SYSTEM – A MODULAR SOLUTION IDEAL FOR ALL MILITARY ... Read More »

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Ops-Core FAST Ballistic Helmet (Crye MultiCam Camo Pattern?) Military Combat Helmet with FAST-ARC Accessory Rail Connectors and Head-Loc Chinstrap Retention System Going Operational in Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces: FAST Helmet Demo Video, and Contour HD Tactical Helmet Cam (Camera) Photos!

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). October 6, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) has mentioned the Ops-Core FAST (Future Assault ... Read More »

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Russians Getting a New Rifle: New Russian Military Assault Rifle to Replace Aging Kalashnakov 7.62x39mm AK-47/AKM-type AK74M and 5.45x39mm AK-74-type AK-105 Assault Rifles

By David Crane  defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 1, 2011 A recent article in the The Voice of Russia titled "New rifle to replace Kalashnikov" claims that the Russian "Izmash" company "plans to present its new rifle to the Russian army before the end of this year," a rifle that can go head-to-head with the most modern western military ... Read More »

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Heat-Seeking Missile Killer: Northrop Grumman Guardian Anti-Missile Laser System/Missile Defense System (MDS)/Counter-MANPADS Aircraft Pod (Military and Commercial Aircraft) vs. Russian KBM Igla-S (SA-24) “9M342″ Man-Portable/Packable Fire-and-Forget Surface-to-Air Missile System/MANPADS.

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By David Crane  defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 29, 2011 And, the hits just keep on comin'. Well, it's not like we couldn't see this one coming. File this one under the law of unintended consequences–unless you're a really cynical person. The U.S. government is currently looking for a significant portion of Moammar Gadhafi's (or "Moammar Khadafy's") rather impressive ... Read More »

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