Saturday, September 14, 2019
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GDATP Receives $16 Million Contract for MK47 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview should also mention that the $16 million M2HB 12.7mm/.50 BMG machine gun contract follows a previously-awarded $16 million for the GDATP MK47 MOD 0 ‘Striker40’ Weapon System/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), a.k.a. MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG). You may, or may not, remember DefRev’s short piece on the MK47 Striker 40mm ... 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 »

New Surefire E2D Defender Combat/Tactical Light for Gunfighting at Night

by David Crane [email protected] Let me just say right off the bat that I REALLY like Surefire combat/tactical flashlights. When it comes to combat/tactical lights, Surefire knows what it’s doing. So, it was no surprise to me that they would come up with the very cool E2D Defender combat/tactical flashlight. I’ve personally carried a Surefire E2E Executive Elite combat/tactical flashlight ... Read More »

LMT Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP)/Quick-Change Barrel System for CAR-15/M4A1

by David Crane [email protected] Back in April (2004), DefenseReview published a short article about the Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) and QuickChange Barrel System (QCBS) for AR-15/M16-based rifles (including the SOPMOD M4A1Carbine/CQB Subcarbine), made by Lewis Machine & Tool Co. (LMT). Gary Paul Johnston has just written an excellent piece on the LMT MRP/QCBS for the September 2004 issue of "Soldier ... Read More »

Kimber Introduces New ‘Warrior’ 1911 Pistol (Based on ICQB/MCSOCOM Det 1 Pistol)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has known about the development of this pistol for some time now, but we were politely asked by a Kimber Mil/LE representative not to report anything about it until August 1st. Well, Hilton Yam and some other gentlemen at TacticalForums.com have just posted information about the new Kimber Custom "Warrior" 1911 pistol, which is the ... Read More »

New Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 Carbine and Custom Compact M1A/M14 Carbines

by David Crane [email protected] I just read an interesting thread on the just-introduced Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 carbine and custom versions of the Springfield Armory M1A/M14 carbine. If you’ve been considering acquiring/purchasing an Springfield Armory M1A carbine lately, I suggest you read it. Here’s the direct link to the thread:… http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=56;t=000643. Click here to visit the Springfield Armory M1A ... Read More »

Refaim Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade/Weapon System for Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] The Refaim Advanced Infantry Weapon System, or "Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade", manufactured by Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI), is an air-burst telescopic bullet trap rifle grenade that incorporates point detonation, time delay, and self-destruct functions. "Defense Update", an Israeli online publication, has some excellent information on the Refaim rifle grenade. The following is what "Defense Update" ... Read More »

New and Improved Milkor MGL Mk-1S Multiple 40mm Grenade Launcher for SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Milkor Marketing (PTY) LTD has just improved their MGL Mk-1 Multiple Grenade Launcher, creating a new low-velocity 40mm (40x46mm) multiple grenade launcher (MGL) called the Milkor MGL Mk-1S Multiple Grenade Launcher. The MGL Mk-1S sports a stronger stainless steel frame than the original MGL Mk-1, as well as a NATO standard sight rail. Milkor Marketing has ... Read More »