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Smart Mines: Yep, that’s the ticket.

The following is an Associated Press (AP) article: "The Bush administration’s argument for shunning a global treaty on land mines rests largely on the U.S. military’s use of "smart," self-destructing mines that don’t linger after wars end to kill and maim civilians. But it has a quiet subtext: the expectation that future generations of mines will be so smart that ... Read More »

Modular Armored Sentry Shield (MASS) from Special Tactical Services, LLC (STS)

DefRev just received the following message via email from Dale McClellan, Executive VP of Special Tactical Services, LLC (STS), regarding what appears to be an innovative and versatile shipboard/land-based anti-ballistic force protection solution that his company, STS, is offering. Mr. McClellan is a retired Navy SEAL. Here’s the message we received: "Please take a look at the links below to ... Read More »

The Real Reason Airline Management Opposes Arming Pilots.

By Cap-n-D Despite the obvious benefit of arming pilots against terrorist attacks on our airlines, substantial opposition to the program is still being brought by the Air Transport Association and its member carriers. The most often sited concern is the air carrier’s liability for the actions of a Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDO’S, or armed pilots) use of a weapon ... Read More »

Letter on Reliability of M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun.

by David Crane One of DefRev’s members, "dewatters", has commented on our story below, "Demonstration Video: U.S. Ordnance M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun", regarding the M60E4′s perceived reliability problems. The following is a copy of a document that was originally sent to DefRev’s editor-in-chief(yours truly) on 10/18/02 by Dale McClellan, Executive Vice President of Special Tactical Services (STS). It ... Read More »

New ‘Attack’ Helmet by Rabintex Industries Ltd.–Lightest IIIa Ballistic Helmet

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 18, 2003 The Rabintex ‘Attack’ helmet is currently being distributed and marketed in the U.S. by the‘Tactical’ division of Protech Armored Products, which is an Armor Holdings company. At 1.92 lbs (in size ‘Medium’), the new ‘Attack’ helmet by Rabintex Industries Ltd. of Israel is, according to the company, "the lightest IIIA helmet ... Read More »

Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf: One Serious .499 Caliber Tactical Carbine.

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 06, 2003 Let me say right off the bat that this gun doesn’t just fill an existing niche. It, along with one other competing weapon(read "Addendum"), literally creates its own new niche. I’m talking about the .50 Beowulf "Entry" Carbine by Alexander Arms that I had the intense pleasure to shoot at SWAT ... Read More »

20mm Anti-Material(Anti-Materiel) Rifles. Wave of the Future.

by David Crane There is growing interest by the military in the 20mm cannon round for anti-material use, since it’s capability in this area significantly exceeds that of the .50 BMG. Special Operations units are particularly interested in the development of sniper/anti-material rifles chambered for a cannon round, since they offer significantly increased performance to even the Nammo/Raufoss Mk211 Multipurpose ... Read More »

FN Five-SeveN: Is this the handgun of the future?

FN Five-SeveN Pistol FN Five-SeveN Pistol: Future of Things to Come? by: T.J. Mullin At the turn of the century when military handguns first were being chambered for smokeless cartridges, there was a tendency to make them in the same bore size as their military rifle counterparts. This is why we have .30 and .32 caliber revolvers in Sweden, Norway ... Read More »