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Rumor Mill Update: Rumor Debunked: Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) NOT acquired by Freedom Group/Cerberus

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Originally Published on 8/25/09 Pulled on 8/26/09 Reinstituted on 10/06/09 [BREAKING NEWS! Please read this latest article published on 10/06/09: Remington Acquires AAC (Advanced Armament Corp.): Freedom Group/Cerberus Goes Silenced/Suppressed] DefenseReview managed to reach Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) owner Kevin Brittingham by phone today, and we were able to confirm that Freedom ... Read More »

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Rumor Mill: Did Freedom Group/Cerberus just acquire silencer/sound suppressor company Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) for $40 million?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Originally published on August 24, 2009 Updated on 8/25/09 Pulled on 8/26/09 Reinstituted and updated on 10/06/09 [BREAKING NEWS! Please read this latest update article published on 10/06/09: Remington Acquires AAC (Advanced Armament Corp.): Freedom Group/Cerberus Goes Silenced/Suppressed] DefenseReview has just received an email communication from a professional contact of ours stating ... Read More »

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Precision Urban Hopper Mini Recon Robot/UGV Scales Tall Fences in a Single Bound

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 1, 2009 What do you get when you combine a (wheeled) manpackable mini-UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) / ground robot with a flee-type (or grasshopper-type) jumping capability? You get the Precision Urban Hopper (PUH) jumping UGV. The Precision Urban Hopper, brought to you by the friendly folks at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) ... Read More »

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DefenseReview.com Demonstrates FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) MK18 Mod 0/M4 CQBR-Type 5.56mm Select-Fire/Full-Auto AR-15 SBRs/Subcarbines

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com <p> September 23, 2009 <p> In the embedded video below, DefenseReview.com owner/editor-in-chief David Crane demonstrates the FERFRANS Specialties SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. select-fire/full-Auto AR SBRs (Short Barreled Rifles)/subcarbines at the range. The two guns featured sport 10.5" and 11.5" barrels, respectively, operate via direct gas impingement (DGI), and utilize ... Read More »

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SIG SAUER SIG516 Short-Stroke Gas Piston/Op-Rod Tactical AR (AR-15) Weapons Series

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 21, 2009 Updated May 31, 2010 Back in June, DefenseReview published an article on the Ruger SR-556 piston AR. Well, it’s now official: Everyone AND their mother is now making short-stroke gas piston/op-rod AR (AR-15) carbines and SBRs (Short Barreled Rifles). SIG SAUER has just entered the game with their SIG516 ... Read More »

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KBM IGLA-S MANPADS: Russian Manpackable Shoulder-Launched Fire-and-Forget Surface-to-Air Missile System

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 14, 2009 Updated on 9/15/09 Russian arms manufacturer KBM (KB Mashynostroyeniya) (Moscow region, Russia) is currently offering an improved/uprated next-generation version of the IGLA 9K38 MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense System) manpackable fire-and-forget surface-to-air missile launcher system called the IGLA-S (“Needle-S”), or IGLA-Super, portable antiaircraft missile complex (PAAMC) for export to foreign ... Read More »

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Artis Iron Curtain Active Protection System (APS): Shoot-Down Ballistic Reactive Ground Vehicle Defense System

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com A company called Artis, LLC has developed an anti-RPG (Rocket-Propelled Grenade) ground vehicle defense system called the Iron Curtain Active Protection System (APS) that integrates C-band radar, a distributed optical sensor, and a ring of ballistic countermeasures to neutralize incoming RPGs. Here’s how it works: Iron Curtain’s C-band radar detects and tracks ... Read More »

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Ruger SR-556 Gas Piston/Op-Rod AR Carbine User Feedback: Case Extraction Problem and Solution.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 26, 2009 Back on June 7, 2009, DefenseReview published a heads-up piece on the new Ruger SR-556 gas piston/op-rod AR-15 tactical carbine. In that piece I wrote this: “One of the things were going to investigate is whether or not the SR556 is completely debugged, or whether it has the normal/usual ... Read More »

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