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Colt Defense Wins $126 Million ($126M) Contract to Produce M240B 7.62mm Machine Gun for U.S. Army

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 25, 2009 Updated on 10/26/09 Colt Defense, LLC (West Hartford, CT) recently took a little bite out of FN Herstal’s machine gun business by winning a $126,089,944.00 IDIQ U.S. Army contract for the M240B (a.k.a. M240 “Bravo”) 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO) MMG/GPMG (Medium Machine Gun / General Purpose Machine Gun). The ... Read More »

Are the FN SCAR Weapons (MK16 and MK17) Necessary? And do we really need to replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 20, 2009 According to Army Times magazine, The 75th Ranger Regiment is scheduled to battle test the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) very soon. The Rangers will reportedly be taking 600 FN SCAR rifle/carbine/subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages into battle, but DefenseReview doesn’t know how many of these are the ... Read More »

FN SCAR Mk16 MOD 0 (CQC config) Firing Demo Video

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com May 1, 2008 Last month (April), DefenseReview received a link to an entertaining FN SCAR Mk16 MOD 0 (CQC config) a.k.a. FN SCAR-Light a.k.a. FN SCAR-L select-fire SBR/subcarbine firing demonstration video via email from a contact of ours at FNH USA. The shooter in the video fires 2-round full-auto bursts, a 30-round ... Read More »

AAC BLACKOUT Open-Prong Flash Hider/Suppressor for Tactical Small Arms

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 24, 2008 Back on March 10, 2008, DefenseReview published an article on the B.E. Meyers & Co./Surefire, LLC Open-Prong Flash Hider a.k.a. Open-Prong Flash Suppressor. Well, apparently, Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) makes an advanced open-prong flash hider/suppressor that’s significantly shorter in length than the B.E. Meyers/Surefire product (and the Smith Enterprise ... Read More »

USMC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) Program Enters Phase 3

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 11, 2008 It’s DefenseReview’s understanding that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) program officially hit "Phase 3" (or, "Phase III") about two (2) weeks ago with a Phase 3 solicitation notice for IAR submissions (unconfirmed/unverified). As of the Phase 2 (a.k.a. Phase II) solicitation notice, the Marines were ... 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 »

SIG 556 SWAT Gas-Piston-Driven Tactical Rifle/Carbine/Subcarbine

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). December 27, 2007 The February 2008 issue of Guns & Weapons for ... Read More »