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HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos of the HK416 Enhanced Carbine at International SOF Week/APBI below were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. July 15, 2005 It looks like the FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) carbine/subcarbine (select-fire, 5.56x45mm) might have some competition in SOF (Special Operations Forces) circles–and, more ... Read More »

Revolutionary Rifle Ball Stock (RBS) System for Future Infantry & LE SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] Back in March, DefenseReview published a short article and press release on U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) contracts that were awarded to Symbionics Inc. and Icuiti Corporation to develop Modular Wearable Computers (MOWC) for the future Marine Corps warfighter, which could be integrated with the Marine Corps’ unmanned vehicle programs. The article was titled Next-Gen Modular Wearable ... Read More »

SHOT Show 2005: Rovatec Bullite Training System for Tactical Shooters

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Every good shooter that I know (whether they’re a professional tactical operator, a tactical shooting instructor, a competitive shooter, or a civilian CCW) engages in dry-fire practice to keep their shooting skills sharp–and even enhance their skills. Well, an Israeli ... Read More »

ATK XM25 25mm Grenade Launcher for Future Infantry. Will it fly?

by David Crane [email protected] On April 27th (2005), Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) issued a press release on their semi-auto XM25 25mm "advanced airbursting" MGL (multiple grenade launcher) through PR Newswire. ATK calls it the XM25 "Air-Burst Assault Weapon". DefenseReview has known about the XM25 development program for awhile, now, but we never quite got around to writing about it. So ... Read More »

DSA SA58 FN FAL Variant Tactical Carbine with Digital Urban Camo DuraCoat Finish

by David Crane [email protected] Click on the digital photos below to view them full-size. All photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. Re-publication of these photos without first receiving the express permission of DefenseReview.com is prohibited. DSA, Inc. had an interesting SA58 (modernized) FN FAL variant 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) carbine at SHOT Show ... Read More »

Next-Gen Modular Wearable Computer Systems Being Developed for US Marine Corps

by David Crane [email protected] Below is a press release that DefenseReview recently received from Symbionics, Inc. and Icuiti Corporation about a U.S. Marine Corps contract they just won to develop modular wearable computer (MOWC) systems for Marine Corps infantry personnel. Symbionics and Icuiti are working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) in this endeavor. These integrated technologies are actually ... Read More »

DSA Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine) at SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] Back in January (2005), DefRev published a short article on the recently-introduced DSA Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine). At SHOT Show 2005, we got a chance to view and handle the weapon. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to test fire it. We hope to remedy that soon. The Z4-GTC is a piston-driven semi-auto carbine in an ... Read More »

More iRobot Packbot Robotic Infantry Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan and Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] On March 17th, 2005, it was announced that iRobot (headquartered in Burlington, MA) has won an $18.4 million Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract to provide 150 of its PackBot EOD Hazardous Duty Mobile Robots to the U.S. Navy by the end of 2005 for the purpose of explosive ordanced disposal operations. These robots, already battle-proven/combat-proven ... Read More »

Notice: Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) Increment I Family of Weapons

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just received a message from one of our U.S. Army sources regarding the solicitation below for an "Objective Individual Combat Weapon, Increment One, Family of Weapons". The OICW project, apparently, has been resurrected, albeit in different form. To put it another way, IT LIVES (if you can believe it). DefRev will most likely be doing ... Read More »

Glock 38 (G38) Compact and Glock 39 (Subcompact) Pistols & Tactical Light/Laser

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview got a chance to view and handle the new Glock 38 (G38) compact and Glock 39 (G39) subcompact .45 GAP pistols at SHOT Show 2005, at the Glock booth. Dave Sevigny, competitive shooting champion with Team Glock, showed us ... Read More »