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Dillon M134D Gatling Gun to Be Featured on ”GI Factory” Tonight

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com   Anyone who’s interested in the Dillon M134D Gatling Gun (a.k.a. M134D MiniGun) (made by Dillon Aero, Scottsdale, Arizona) should check out GI Factory tonight on the Military Channel at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The M134D is a 7.62x51mm automatic Gatling Gun that must be seen in action to be appreciated. Basically, it’s an updated/upgraded/product-improved version of "Old ... Read More »

Ultimax 100 MK4: Best Choice for USMC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR)? Video Clip

by David Crane [email protected] The hypertext link supplied for downloading and viewing the Ultimax 100 LMG/SAW video clip is located towards the bottom of this article, so you will need to scroll down to find it. However, we recommend that you read the following article first, so you can better appreciate what you’re watching (when you watch the video). March ... Read More »

Sources Sought Notice Issued for 5.56mm Modular Weapon System Family

by David Crane [email protected] The following Sources Sought Notice looks like it’s essentially the same solicitation as that covered in the previous article, just in alternate form (a previous version, if you will): "General Information Document Type: Sources Sought Notice Solicitation Number: W15QKN-05-X-0427 Posted Date: Nov 05, 2004 Original Response Date: Dec 07, 2004 Current Response Date: Dec 07, 2004 ... Read More »

Notice: Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) Increment I Family of Weapons

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just received a message from one of our U.S. Army sources regarding the solicitation below for an "Objective Individual Combat Weapon, Increment One, Family of Weapons". The OICW project, apparently, has been resurrected, albeit in different form. To put it another way, IT LIVES (if you can believe it). DefRev will most likely be doing ... Read More »

New Shrike 5.56 belt-fed M16 upper videos and photos

The following comes from SubGunVideos.com: “I’ve had the opportunity to fire over 1000 rounds through a production Shrike 5.56 – Advanced Weapons System™ from Ares Defense of Radford, Virginia. The video and photos are posted here:… www.subgunvideos.com Two of the pics you can see there are below: The part1 video shows some stills of the various parts, and disassembly and ... Read More »

General Dynamics Receives $26.5 Million Contract for M2HB MG Overhaul Kits

by David Crane mailto:[email protected] (09.22.04) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $26.5 million contract by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command, Rock Island, Ill., for the production of 45 M2HB Machine Gun Overhaul Kits. Total contract value could reach $49.9 million if all planned options ... Read More »

AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2004 Weapons/Product Videos

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read my recent article, "AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater, the Milkor MGL Mk-1S, and the HK XM8 Rifle/Carbine", be sure to also check out the AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2004 videos page. There’s some really great stuff on there. DefenseReview has, in the past (over time), already written articles on most of the weapons ... Read More »

AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater, the Milkor MGL Mk-1S, and the HK XM8 Rifle/Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) recently held their annual Shoot-Out at Blackwater USA. The AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater has become a real big deal annual event among small arms experts and military defense/tactical industry people. At this year’s Shoot-Out (2004), Armed Forces Journal editor John Roos and his merry band of shooters/evaluators put a plethora of tactical ... Read More »

GDATP Receives $16 Million Order for M2HB 12.7mm/.50 BMG Machine Guns

by David Crane [email protected] General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) has just been awarded a $16 million contract for M2HB 12.7mm/.50BMG (.50 Cal.) machine guns. The following press release comes directly from the General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) website: "General Dynamics Receives $16 Million in Orders for M2HB Machine Guns: 07.22.04 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament ... Read More »

FN MK 48 MOD 0 7.62mm Lightweight Machine Gun for U.S. Military SPECOPS/SPECWAR

by David Crane [email protected] United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is in the process of adopting the FN MK 48 MOD 0 7.62mm Lightweight Machine Gun (LWMG) as it's new 7.62x51mm machine gun. Basically, the MK48 MOD 0 is a beefed-up version of the FN MK46 MOD 0 5.56 LMG/SAW (Light Machine Gun/Squad Automatic Weapon), a MK46 MOD 0 on ... Read More »