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DefRev Quick Hits: Lights, Sights, and other Delights…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com December 31, 2007 1) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has a new weapons sight called the "FMWS", which stands for "Fused Multispectral Weapon Sight". It’s DefenseReview’s understanding at present that the FMWS combines an infrared (IR) imager and I2 (Image Intensification / Night Vision) imager (unfonfirmed/unverified). The FMWS is so new, we don’t ... Read More »

M16 Rifle and M4 Carbine: Time For a Change

By Charlie Cutshaw For those of you who may have been on another planet for the past three or four years, our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are having serious reliability issues with the M16 rifle and M4 Carbine, especially the latter. The basic problems with the M16 and M4 are nothing new. M16 reliability issues date to the mid-1960s ... Read More »

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Vulnerable to Attack?: The Ticking Time Bomb

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 16, 2007 Article updated on 4/07/08. In the world of big business, and big military, money is power. The more money one controls, the more powerful one is. And, in the U.S. military, the bigger the program and sexier the hardware/technology, the more prestige you’ve got, especially if that hardware can ... 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 »

SHOT Show 2004: Shrike 5.56 Light Machine Gun/Squad Automatic Weapon.

by David Crane [email protected] Some of you may remember the last story we did on the Shrike 5.56 LMG/SAW awhile back, titled "Shrike 5.56 by ARES Defense Systems Finally Makes it to Production.". Well, Full-Auto.com has just published some great pics and info on the Shrike 5.56 LMG/SAW’s appearance at SHOT Show 2004 on their main web page. Geoffrey Herring, ... Read More »

Shrike 5.56 by ARES Defense Systems Finally Makes it to Production.

This just in: The Shrike 5.56 LMG(Light Machine Gun) upper, by ARES Defense Systems, LLC, is in production and currently available for pre-order(both in select-fire and semi-auto-only configurations), and the ARES Defense Systems site is up and running. If you remember, DefRev reported on the Shrike 5.56 and ARES Defense Systems some time ago. If it works as advertised, the ... Read More »

Want to Turn Your AR-15 into a belt-fed? It’s Shrike Time.

The Shrike 5.56, by Ares Defense Systems, is one very cool modification for any AR-15. It replaces your upper and turns your magazine-fed AR-15/M16 into a belt-fed, without any modification whatsoever to your lower receiver. Thus, the Shrike 5.56 upper allows the weapon to fire with either linked-ammunition OR magazines, and it is designed to fit ALL AR-15 and M-16 ... Read More »