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DefRev Quick Hits 2 from SHOT Show 2006: More ‘Latest and Greatest’

by David Crane [email protected] This is our second installment of "Quick Hits" from SHOT Show 2006 for our readers. Again, these are quick blurbs on items that we believe to be significant. DefenseReview will be reporting more in-depth on these technologies, later. – Cobb Manufacturing Inc. displayed their BA50 .50 BMG Anti-Materiel/Sniper rifle/carbine, at their booth, and one of the ... Read More »

Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations

by Bob Taubert One of the driving ideas behind the adaptation of the "Black Rifle" and its varmint caliber ammunition was to lighten the load of the ground pounding Infanteer. That was achieved through remarkable engineering, but it didn’t take long for the soldier to reverse the situation. The new light weight rounds enabled the trooper to up his basic ... Read More »

Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM II Carbine Pics from SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] Click on the digital photos below to view them full-size. All photos accompanying this article are the property of DefenseReview.com. Springfield Armory showed off its new M1A SOCOM II carbine (or SOCOM II M1A carbine) with Cluster Rail System at SHOT Show 2005. The SOCOM II M1A carbine is basically just the SOCOM 16 carbine with ... Read More »

Fulton Armory Offers Sage/Crane NSWC M14/M1A Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) Kit

by David Crane [email protected] It would appear that Fulton Armory is currently offering the Sage International M14/M1A Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) system/kit (7.62x51mm) for sale on their site. Fulton Armory is calling it the Sage M14/M1A Tactical Stock/Accuracy System. We believe the system/kit that Fulton Armory is selling is the same M14/M1A EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle) system/kit we… published info ... Read More »

Sources Sought Notice Issued for 5.56mm Modular Weapon System Family

by David Crane [email protected] The following Sources Sought Notice looks like it’s essentially the same solicitation as that covered in the previous article, just in alternate form (a previous version, if you will): "General Information Document Type: Sources Sought Notice Solicitation Number: W15QKN-05-X-0427 Posted Date: Nov 05, 2004 Original Response Date: Dec 07, 2004 Current Response Date: Dec 07, 2004 ... 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 »

Sage International, Ltd./NSWC Crane M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) at AFJ Shoot-Out

by David Crane [email protected] Sage International, Ltd. has teamed up with Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana (NSWC Crane) to create a Special Operations-focused M14/M1A rifle package called the M14 EBR/M1A EBR, or M14/M1A "Enhanced Battle Rifle". Apparently, the M14 EBR/M1A EBR was developed to win a five-year Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (Crane NSWC) contract to ... Read More »

Addendum: Troy Industries Rock SOPMOD M14 and CQB-SPC Materials

by David Crane [email protected] This is a follow up to DefenseReview’s recent article on the Troy Industries Special Purpose Carbines (SPC) titled Troy Industries Special Purpose Carbines: Brochures Spec Sheets, and Photos. We’ve got some additonal pics of the Troy Industries Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine (7.62x51mm) and what looks like Troy Industries’ CQB-SPCA4 ‘Advisor’ 5.56x45mm Carbine/Subcarbine. The pics are ... Read More »

Troy Industries Special Purpose Carbines: Brochures Spec Sheets, and Photos

by David Crane [email protected] A month ago, DefenseReview published an article on the Troy Industries 5.56x45mm CQB-SPCA4 "Advisor" Carbine/Subcarbine and CQB-SPC Commando subcarbine (Both weapon configs are select-fire). The article was titled "Troy Industries CQB-SPCA4 ‘Advisor’ 5.56 Subcarbine for Special Operations". We’ve also published two articles on the Troy Industries 7.62x51mm Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine/Subcarbine. The latest one was ... Read More »

AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2004 Weapons/Product Videos

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read my recent article, "AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater, the Milkor MGL Mk-1S, and the HK XM8 Rifle/Carbine", be sure to also check out the AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2004 videos page. There’s some really great stuff on there. DefenseReview has, in the past (over time), already written articles on most of the weapons ... Read More »