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DefRev Exlusive: FN SCAR Update: NAVSEA/NSWC-Crane Division and FNH Tri-Folds

by David Crane [email protected] Below are scanned photos of a NAVSEA/Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division (NSWC-Crane Division) Tri-Fold/Fact Sheet on the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) family designed and developed (and manufactured and marketed) by FN Herstal/FNH USA. Both the 5.56x45mm FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) and 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-Heavy (FN SCAR-H) are covered in the document. Below these ... Read More »

FN SCAR Weapons Family Update: Latest FN SCAR Prototypes at SOF Week

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview also got a chance to see and handle all the latest FN SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) (5.56x45mm) and SCAR-Heavy (SCAR-H) (7.62x51mm) prototypes at the FNH USA booth at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry). DefRev will discuss the various aspects of the weapons, including the operating system (piston driven) and unique features, in a ... Read More »

SHOT Show 2005 Pics (Civilian-Legal FN P90 PDW and FN F2000 Prototypes Included)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview will be publishing its SHOT Show 2005 pics in the days to come. However, in the meantime, before we get ours uploaded, "platform389" has posted some terrific digital pics of cool items he found at the show on the MilitaryPhotos.net forums, and "LARRYG36" and "Schuey2001" have done likewise at the HKPro.com forums. DefRev will try ... Read More »

New Remington 870 Modular Combat Shotgun (MCS) and 870P MAX for Mil/LE Apps

by David Crane [email protected] Remington recently introduced a new take on an old shotgun, the venerable Remington 870 pump-action shotgun. The new incarnation is called the 870 MCS, which stands for "Modular Shotgun System". The key word in that phrase is "modular". The Remington 870 MCS pump-action shotgun can be configured for an operator’s specific mission requirements. Military and law ... Read More »

FNH USA ‘S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle’ Spec Sheet. (Weapon Pics!)

by David Crane [email protected] USSOCOM’s Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) program appears to be very healthy, at the moment, and the FN Herstal/FNH USA "S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle" (FN SCAR Light 5.56x45mm carbine/subcarbine and FN SCAR Heavy 7.62x51mm carbine/subcarbine) functional/competition prototypes look interesting. DefenseReview received a spec sheet via email on the FNH USA "S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle" ... Read More »

Krebs Custom KTR-03S Rifle/Carbine: A Kalashnikov for the 21st Century.

by David Crane [email protected] Marc Krebs, of Krebs Custom Guns, has designed/developed a very interesting custom AK-47/AKM/Kalashnikov variant called the KTR-03S rifle/carbine. Basically what Krebs Custom has done with the KTR-03S rifle/carbine is bring the AKM/Kalashnikov series rifles and carbines kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. The KTR-03S rifle/carbine is semi-auto-only, and thus civilian-legal. Based on the Russian Saiga ... Read More »

Armed/Weaponized Infantry Robots for Urban Warfare and Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview recently attended the 24th Army Science Conference, in sunny Orlando, FL. The conference was held at the truly spectacular JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (where we stayed, thanks to the U.S. Army). The conference itself was pretty terrific, as well. O.k., I’m going to discuss a number of very interesting military/military-applicable technologies I observed inside ... Read More »

DefRev Scoop! FN Herstal SCAR/SOFCAR Competition Winner and Modified XM8

by David Crane [email protected] This just in: DefenseReview has been told by one of its sources that FN Herstal’s/FNH USA, Inc.’s SCAR/SOFCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) program competition winner utilizes an updated/upgraded FN FNC upper receiver w/M1913 Picatinny rail system, mated to a modified M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower receiver. Supposedly, the M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower features an HK M4 (a.k.a. ... Read More »

SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 1)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has published a number of articles on Personal Defense Weapons (PDW’s), specifically on the FNH P90 and HK MP7A1 PDW’s, respectively. If you’d like to read Part 1 of a more in-depth, multi-part article (analysis/retrospective) on Personal Defense Weapons (PDW’s) , just click on the link below:… http://www.military.com/soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_PDW,,00.html The article is Part 1 of a ... Read More »

FN MK 48 MOD 0 7.62mm Lightweight Machine Gun for U.S. Military SPECOPS/SPECWAR

by David Crane [email protected] United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is in the process of adopting the FN MK 48 MOD 0 7.62mm Lightweight Machine Gun (LWMG) as it's new 7.62x51mm machine gun. Basically, the MK48 MOD 0 is a beefed-up version of the FN MK46 MOD 0 5.56 LMG/SAW (Light Machine Gun/Squad Automatic Weapon), a MK46 MOD 0 on ... Read More »