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Armed and Armored Stealth Vehicles for Urban Security Ops, from Ibis Tek

by David Crane [email protected] Ibis Tek is making some very interesting "High-Performance Stealth Vehicles" with Remote Control Weapons and Sensor Control Systems, right now. These vehicles come primarily in the form of tactically-armed and armored SUV’s/4×4′s (GMC/Chevolet Sierras and Chevy Suburbans) and HMMWV’s (Humvees), outfitted with mobile, retractable gun mounts. When not in use, the gun and mount sit discreetly ... 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 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 »

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 »

Arms Tech LTD Overwatch Rifle (OW-A4) for Military SpecOps and LE SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] The following information on the Overwatch Rifle (OW-A4) is from the Arms Tech LTD (AT LTD) Overwatch rifle (OW-A4) spec sheet brochure. To our knowledge, this is the first information to be released on this new rifle: "RATIONALE. Following the earlier success of the lead Arms Tech LTD TTR-700 program in 7.62mm NATO (.308 Winchester), it ... Read More »

GDATP XM307/XUV OCSW Video, ATK/HK XM29/OICW, HK XM8, and Metal Storm

The following is a feeback email DefRev received today from one of our readers in Australia, along with our reply, which has been edited/modified for publication as a story on "Defense Review". DefRev would like to thank "Eddy B" for the information and links he provided to us. One of the links will launch the General Dynamics Armament and Technical ... Read More »

Metal Storm Demonstrates Robot-Mounted and Airborne Weapon Systems for U.S. Mil.

by David Crane [email protected] Metal Storm recently conducted a live-fire demo of its robot-mounted electronic ballistics system for the U.S. military. According to the Metal Storm website, "The demonstration included the remotely controlled firing of stacked pyrotechnic and inert 40mm rounds from a four-barrel pod with recoiling system mounted on a ‘Talon’ robot manufactured by Foster-Miller Inc. (Foster-Miller) and supplied ... Read More »

MK47 Striker ALGL (Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher): 40mm of the Future?

by David Crane [email protected] The MK 47 MOD 0 ‘Striker’ 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), manufactured by GDATP (General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products), is set to replace the aging MK19 grenade launchers in the U.S. Army’s and USMC’s arenals. The GDATP MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm GMG/ALGL is currently under development by NSWC (Naval Surface ... Read More »

Latest Russian Small Arms Give Western Counterparts a Run for Their Money.

Russia’s making some pretty neat stuff lately. DefRev found a page on Milparade’s site that highlights some of the new weaponry. Weapons featured are the GSh-18 pistol(which looks a lot like the Steyr M/S series pistols and holds 18 rounds of 9x19mm in the magazine), RMB-93 forward-cocking shotgun(with magazine tube ABOVE the barrel), AGS-30 automatic grenade launcher, RPO-A Shmel rocket ... Read More »

Milkor MGL-MK1 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher: The Best in the Business.

The Milkor MGL-MK1 is the premier multiple grenade launcher of the world. Made in South Africa, the Milkor MGL gives its operator 6 rounds of 40mm low-impulse grenades at his immediate disposal, making it an extremely effective force multiplier for any special operations team. It is the preferred multiple grenade launcher of Spec-Ops and mercenary forces around the world. One ... Read More »