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DR Action Video! DR Runs the Milkor USA M32A1/Mk14 Mod0 MSGL at the Range: 6-Shot 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher Gets Test-Fired During NDIA Infantry Small Arms Systems Symposium 2011 Range Day Shoot

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these materials. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). May 29, 2011 Last updated on 6/02/11. DefenseReview ... Read More »

Sage Ordnance Systems Deuce Over/Under Dual 40mm (40x46mm NATO)/37mm Sage Rifled/37mm Smooth-Bore Grenade Launcher and Prototype Mag-Fed Semi-Auto 37mm Grenade Launcher

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, 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). May 1, 2011 Sage Ordnance Systems/Sage Control Ordnance, Inc. showed off both its Deuce over/under ... Read More »

ATK XM25 “Game-Changer” Semi-Auto 25mm Airburst Grenade Launcher/Individual Airburst Weapon System (IAWS) Goes to Combat: DR Provides the Cool Skinny on this Potentially Revolutionary Infantry Weapon System.

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 9, 2010 Updated on 12/10/10 This one’s pretty big news. According to U.S. Army PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier), the U.S. Army has started fielding prototype versions (field prototypes, if you will) of the ATK XM25 airburst 25mm grenade launcher (a.k.a. Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System (ISAAS) a.k.a. Individual Airburst Weapon ... Read More »

Milkor USA Shorty 40mm Multi-Grenade Launchers at SHOT Show 2008: Milkor USA Mk14 Mod0 MSGL Prototype Weapon

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, 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). May 5, 2008 Last Updated on 5/29/11. Milkor ... Read More »

Milkor USA M32 MGL 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher Range Session

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). The individual pictured in photos is David Crane, owner/editor-in-chief of DefenseReview.com. October 4, 2007 ... Read More »

New RPO Shmel-M Infantry Rocket Flamethrower Man-Packable Thermobaric Weapon

by David Crane [email protected]   KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Tula, Russia) displayed an updated/upgraded version of the of the RPO Shmel Infantry Rocket Flamethrower thermobaric weapon system (a rocket launcher that fires a thermobaric warhead) called the RPO Shmel-M (full designation: RPO Shmel-M PDM-A) at Eurosatory 2006. Adopted by the Russian Army in December 2003, the RPO Shmel-M is billed ... Read More »

SPIKE Shoulder-Launched Fire-and-Forget Guided Missile Kills Fast-Moving Threats

by David Crane [email protected] Some folks at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), a.k.a. NAVAIR Weapons Division (China Lake, CA), are currently developing a "man-packable, shoulder-launched guided missile" system for U.S. infantry warfighters called SPIKE. The developmental system is essentially a low-cost, compact, and lightweight man-portable shoulder-fired fire-and-forget missile system that incorporates three separate guidance modes–inertial, laser, and imaging ... Read More »

Marines Get New Six-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher: Meet the M32 MGL.

by David Crane [email protected] March 13, 2006 On June 20, 2005, DefenseReview broke the story on the U.S.-made Milkor USA MGL-140 multi-shot grenade launcher (6-shot MGL), after we handled it at International SOF Week /APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry) 2005 in Tampa, FL (To our knowledge, we were the first to report on it and show pictures of it.). ... Read More »

Milkor MGL-140 Six-Shot Multiple Grenade Launcher Demo at Blackwater

by David Crane [email protected] Armed Forces Journal has a video clip of the Milkor USA, Inc. MGL-140 6-shot 40mm low-velocity (a.k.a. low-impulse) multiple grenade launcher being demo’d at the annual Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) Shoot-out at Blackwater 2005. In the video, you can see Richard Solberg, Jr., President/CEO of Milkor USA, explaining the weapon’s attributes and features, as well as ... Read More »

Update: Enhanced-Blast/Thermobaric Weapons for General Infantry and SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview.com is going to be doing an article on enhanced-blast weapons/munitions, a.k.a. thermobaric weapons/munitions for general infantry and Special Operations (SPECOPS) use, particularly those being developed by Talley Defense, as soon as we can. In the past, we’ve discussed some of Talley Defense’s thermobaric work and the KBP RPO-A Shmel (a.k.a. RPO-A Shmel, a.k.a. RPO Shmel) ... Read More »