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New RPO Shmel-M Infantry Rocket Flamethrower Man-Packable Thermobaric Weapon

by David Crane [email protected]   KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Tula, Russia) displayed an updated/upgraded version of the of the RPO Shmel Infantry Rocket Flamethrower thermobaric weapon system (a rocket launcher that fires a thermobaric warhead) called the RPO Shmel-M (full designation: RPO Shmel-M PDM-A) at Eurosatory 2006. Adopted by the Russian Army in December 2003, the RPO Shmel-M is billed ... Read More »

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 »

SPIKE Shoulder-Launched Fire-and-Forget Guided Missile Kills Fast-Moving Threats

by David Crane [email protected] Some folks at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), a.k.a. NAVAIR Weapons Division (China Lake, CA), are currently developing a "man-packable, shoulder-launched guided missile" system for U.S. infantry warfighters called SPIKE. The developmental system is essentially a low-cost, compact, and lightweight man-portable shoulder-fired fire-and-forget missile system that incorporates three separate guidance modes–inertial, laser, and imaging ... Read More »

Auto Assault-12 Full-Auto Shotgun Gets Urban Camouflage Treatment (Pic)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview has a little snack-size treat for all of the fans (like us) of the Auto Assault-12 Full-Auto Shotgun (AA-12 Shotgun).  It’s a photo of the weapon system and 20-shot drum mag (magazine). Both are outfitted with urban camouflage (urban camo) finish. The Grip Pod System vertical foregrip/bipod and Surefire M900-series vertical foregrip/tactical white light, both in dark earth finish, are also ... Read More »

Dealing with Multiple Terrorists: 21st Century AT/CT Doctrine

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consulting frank at borelliconsulting.com with thanks to John Giduck Not long ago I read through the book, Terror At Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America’s Schools by John Giduck (review of the book here). The book so convinced me that we in law enforcement are training for the wrong threat (Active Shooter) that I ... Read More »

Modern Day Marine Military Expo: Latest and Greatest Tactical Technology

by Bob Taubert Like the SHOT Show, the annual Modern Day Marine Military Expo gets bigger and better each year. However, unlike SHOT some of the toys for Uncle Sam’s boys that are on display cost millions of dollars a pop. Aircraft, particularly the unmanned variety, unmanned and manned waterborne patrol and attack platforms, wheeled and tracked robots, people and weapons ... Read More »

Bus Takedown Video: IMS Anti-Terror/Counter-Terror School for Mil/LE SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Back in December (2005), DefenseReview reported on an advanced anti-terrorism/countertertorrism SWAT school we attended that was put on by IMS Security at Camp Bonneville. That course was described by every operator we interviewed as the most intense SWAT course they had every taken (i.e. the most physically and mentally demanding), and, hands-down, the single most relevant ... Read More »

Exclusive Video: Unmanned Mini-Helicopter Gets ‘Weaponized’ with AA-12 Shotgun

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview.com has received video footage of a weaponized version of the AutoCopter self-stabilized unmanned mini-helicopter being tested for the first time in sunny Huntsville, Alabama (The download link for this video is further down in this article.). The AutoCopter is made by Neural Robotics Incorporated (NRI), and the armament/weapons portion of the package is ... Read More »