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U.S. Army Issues Sources Sought Notice/Solicitation for “Market Survey” for M4 Carbine “Modification Kit”/Performance Upgrade Kit

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com On January 22, 2010, during the last day of SHOT Show 2010, coincidentally, the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC), Joint Munitions and Lethality (JM&L) Contracting Center issued a Sources Sought Notice/Solicitation for “market survey” for a drop-in Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Item (NDI) “modification kit” (i.e. performance upgrade kit) for “improvements to the M4 ... Read More »

South Korea to Field First Man-Portable Airburst Grenade Launcher Weapon for Mobile Infantry: Meet the Daewoo K11 20mm/5.56mm Dual-Caliber Airburst Weapon

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 15, 2009 Now, this is interesting. “The Korea Times” is reporting that some of the 350 South Korean troops deploying to Afghanistan (to protect 120 South Korean civilian reconstruction workers) will be armed with the Daewoo K11 semi-auto, mag-fed 20mm grenade launcher/select-fire 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) assault rifle a.k.a. airburst assault ... Read More »

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 »

A.R.M.S. Inc. (Dick Swan) vs. Troy Industries (Steve Troy): ARMS/Swan Wins $1.8 Million

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 23, 2009 DefenseReview received an email message from one of our professional contacts this past Sunday about Dick Swan’s company, Atlantic Research Marketing Systems Inc. (A.R.M.S. Inc.), winning a $1.8 million (1.8M) judgement earlier this month against Troy Industries, Inc. in a federal lawsuit. An A.R.M.S. Inc. press release, dated July ... Read More »

Chinese Armor-Piercing (AP) Sniper Rounds and XSAPI Body Armor

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 19, 2008 Human Events is reporting on the use of Chinese armor-piercing a.k.a. armor-penetrating (AP) bullets by enemy snipers in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to the article, this new Chinese AP rifle ammo is copycatting U.S.-made AP ammo design, and is "sending alarm bells through the Pentagon as it hurries to ... Read More »

Elbit Systems and ATK Developing Laser-Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket (GATR-L)

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com July 17, 2008 Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced on July 09, 2008 that they’ll be teaming up on the development of a laser-guided 2.75"/70mm Hydra rocket called the Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket-Laser (GATR-L). GATR-L is being designed and developed to provide an affordable and cost-effective precision-strike/precision-kill ... Read More »

Baghdad: Improvised Rocket-Assisted Munitions (IRAMs) Arrays Can Kill over Walls

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com July 11, 2008 U.S. troops are having to contend with new improvised weapons known as Improvised Rocket-Assisted Munitions a.k.a. Improvised Rocket Assisted Mortars, or IRAMs for short. IRAMs a.k.a. "aerial IEDs" are configured in linear arrays in the backs of tractor-trailer trucks and are comprised of metal cannisters that contain the 107mm ... Read More »