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HAMMER Remotely-Operated Weapons System for Robotic and Manned Vehicles

by David Crane [email protected] A company called More Industries, LLC is manufacturing and marketing a remotely-operated weapons system (i.e. remote-controlled weapons system) called HAMMER for use on UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles, a.k.a. ground robots), manned ground vehicles (i.e. HMMWVs/Humvees, APCs/IFVs, and civilan vehicles like flatbed trucks and SUVs/4x4s), and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), turning the latter into UCAVs (Unmanned Combat ... Read More »

Exclusive Video: AA12 Machine Shotgun/FRAG-12 Grenade Weapon System Test Fired

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has just received exclusive video footage (links below) of an MPS Auto Assault-12 Full-Auto Shotgun (a.k.a. MPS AA-12 Full-Auto Shotgun) successfully firing (and cycling) British FRAG-12 munition (12-gauge grenade) on full-auto at 300 rpm (rounds per minute). The test (AA-12) shotgun sucessfully fired (and cycled) a total of 60 fin-stabilised FRAG-12 grenades/munitions over the course of the full-auto ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies

by David Crane david at defensereview.com – Vltor Weapon Systems is now manufacturing Russian-type 7.62mmx54R (7.62x54mm) PKM General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) for U.S. military forces. It’s our understanding that the Vltor PKMs will be used for familiarization training, and possibly OPFOR (just seems logical). DefRev got to view and handle one of these guns at the Vltor booth, and ... 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 »

Small Arms Fire Control System II XM116 40mm GMG/Machine Gun Targeting System

by David Crane [email protected] L-3 Brashear (Land Combat Systems division) is currently manufacturing and Marketing an optical Ground Fire Control System called the XM116 Small Arms Fire Control System II (SAFCS II) for the GDATP MK-19 Mod 3 GMG high-impulse/high-velocity 40mm grenade machine gun, FNH M2HB .50 BMG MG (heavy machine gun), and other small arms systems. The XM116 SAFCS ... Read More »

Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations

by Bob Taubert One of the driving ideas behind the adaptation of the "Black Rifle" and its varmint caliber ammunition was to lighten the load of the ground pounding Infanteer. That was achieved through remarkable engineering, but it didn’t take long for the soldier to reverse the situation. The new light weight rounds enabled the trooper to up his basic ... 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 »

Metal Storm Demos Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) Prototype (Photo)

The following is a press release from Metal Storm Limited on the developmental Metal Storm Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) prototype (Photo shown below.). BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 31 August 2005 Metal Storm Limited (ASX trading code: MST and NASDAQ Small Cap ticker symbol MTSX) today announced the successful test firing of the Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) Capability Technology Demonstrator ... Read More »

HK GMG (Grenade Machine Gun) Pics from SOF Week 2005/APBI

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken or scanned by DefenseReview.com. The photos of the Heckler & Koch (HK) Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (SOCOM Show) below are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. DefenseReview got a chance to view and handle the Heckler ... Read More »

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 »