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HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos of the HK416 Enhanced Carbine at International SOF Week/APBI below were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. July 15, 2005 It looks like the FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) carbine/subcarbine (select-fire, 5.56x45mm) might have some competition in SOF (Special Operations Forces) circles–and, more ... Read More »

Soldier Technology 2005: eMagin Heads-Up Display for the Future Warfighter

The following is an eMagin Corporation press release that was originally issued on 6/21/05 for Soldier Technology 2005.   June 21, 2005 06:20 AM US Eastern Timezone eMagin Highlights Virtual Imaging Components and Systems at Soldier Technology 2005; Rugged OLED-Based Displays Used in Multiple Military Programs Soldier Technology 2005 BRUSSELS, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 21, 2005–eMagin Corporation (AMEX:EMA), a leader in virtual ... Read More »

DefRev Exlusive: FN SCAR Update: NAVSEA/NSWC-Crane Division and FNH Tri-Folds

by David Crane [email protected] Below are scanned photos of a NAVSEA/Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division (NSWC-Crane Division) Tri-Fold/Fact Sheet on the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) family designed and developed (and manufactured and marketed) by FN Herstal/FNH USA. Both the 5.56x45mm FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) and 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-Heavy (FN SCAR-H) are covered in the document. Below these ... Read More »

FN SCAR Weapons Family Update: Latest FN SCAR Prototypes at SOF Week

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview also got a chance to see and handle all the latest FN SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) (5.56x45mm) and SCAR-Heavy (SCAR-H) (7.62x51mm) prototypes at the FNH USA booth at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry). DefRev will discuss the various aspects of the weapons, including the operating system (piston driven) and unique features, in a ... Read More »

New Milkor MGL-140/MEI Hyper-Lethal 40mm Combo/Weapon System for Infantry

by David Crane [email protected] June 20, 2005 The following story is a DefenseReview.com exclusive. All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full-size. Back in July 2004, DefenseReview wrote about the Milkor MGL Mk-1S 40mm multiple grenade launcher, which is an improved version of their original ... Read More »

Air Force and ATK Developing Directed Energy Weapons to Defeat Explosive Devices

News Release UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Public Affairs, 3550 Aberdeen Avenue S.E., Kirtland AFB, NM 87117- 5776 (505) 846-1911; Fax (505) 846-0423 INTERNET: http://www.de.afrl.af.mil/News/2005 June 15, 2005 DE RELEASE NO. 2005-25 CONTACT: Eva D. Hendren PHONE: (505) 846-6315 Email: [email protected] TECHNOLOGY AIMED AT DEFEATING EXPLOSIVE DEVICES KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Air Force ... Read More »

Revolutionary Rifle Ball Stock (RBS) System for Future Infantry & LE SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] Back in March, DefenseReview published a short article and press release on U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) contracts that were awarded to Symbionics Inc. and Icuiti Corporation to develop Modular Wearable Computers (MOWC) for the future Marine Corps warfighter, which could be integrated with the Marine Corps’ unmanned vehicle programs. The article was titled Next-Gen Modular Wearable ... Read More »

‘Like A Fish’ Underwater Breathing System: Artificial Gills for U.S. Navy SEALs?

by David Crane [email protected] If this thing’s for real (and it looks like it could very well be), underwater diving just got a whole lot more interesting, and the U.S. Navy SEALs and U.S. Marine Corps divers might soon be utilizing a rather revolutionary (and tankless) underwater breathing technology to help them accomplish their missions. It’s called "Like A Fish", ... Read More »

Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) Full-Auto Machine Shotgun/FRAG-12 High-Explosive Round Combo/Weapon System!

by David Crane [email protected] June 03, 2005 DefenseReview.com was given exclusive permission/rights by SOF Magazine to display the complete SOF Magazine article, below (at the bottom of this story).  All SOF Magazine article photos were scanned by DefenseReview.com, specifically for this story.  Click on digital photos below to view them full-size. DefenseReview readers may remember the short article we published on the ... Read More »