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Nighthawk Custom Global Response Pistol (GRP) for Direct Action/CQB

by David Crane [email protected] January 6, 2006 Anyone who knows anything about the custom/semi-custom tactical 1911 pistol field knows how hugely competitive it is out there. That’s one of the reasons why the Phoenix-like rise of Nighthawk Custom over approx. the last year and half is so intriguing. Considering the speed and surprise Nighthawk Custom has exhibited in establishing its ... 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 »

Milkor MGL-140 Six-Shot Multiple Grenade Launcher Demo at Blackwater

by David Crane [email protected] Armed Forces Journal has a video clip of the Milkor USA, Inc. MGL-140 6-shot 40mm low-velocity (a.k.a. low-impulse) multiple grenade launcher being demo’d at the annual Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) Shoot-out at Blackwater 2005. In the video, you can see Richard Solberg, Jr., President/CEO of Milkor USA, explaining the weapon’s attributes and features, as well as ... Read More »

Metal Storm Demos Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) Prototype (Photo)

The following is a press release from Metal Storm Limited on the developmental Metal Storm Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) prototype (Photo shown below.). BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 31 August 2005 Metal Storm Limited (ASX trading code: MST and NASDAQ Small Cap ticker symbol MTSX) today announced the successful test firing of the Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) Capability Technology Demonstrator ... Read More »

Update: Enhanced-Blast/Thermobaric Weapons for General Infantry and SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview.com is going to be doing an article on enhanced-blast weapons/munitions, a.k.a. thermobaric weapons/munitions for general infantry and Special Operations (SPECOPS) use, particularly those being developed by Talley Defense, as soon as we can. In the past, we’ve discussed some of Talley Defense’s thermobaric work and the KBP RPO-A Shmel (a.k.a. RPO-A Shmel, a.k.a. RPO Shmel) ... Read More »

New Milkor MGL-140/MEI Hyper-Lethal 40mm Combo/Weapon System for Infantry

by David Crane [email protected] June 20, 2005 The following story is a DefenseReview.com exclusive. All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full-size. Back in July 2004, DefenseReview wrote about the Milkor MGL Mk-1S 40mm multiple grenade launcher, which is an improved version of their original ... 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 »

Metal Storm 40mm Weapon System/Talon Robot Live-Fire Demo for U.S. Military

by David Crane [email protected] A 16-round Metal Storm prototype 40mm grenade launcher system attached to/mounted on a Foster-Miller Talon Robot/UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) apparently successfully completed a series of live-fire tests in front of approx. 100 senior scientific and technical personnel from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and selected military defense industry representatives at a U.S. Army’s firing range ... Read More »

Update: CopterBox Airdrop Delivery System for Military/PMC Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview first published info on CopterBox back in August (2004). The article was titled "CopterBox Expendable Airdrop Delivery System for Ammo, Food, Meds, and More". Your humble correspondent then wrote a much more in-depth article on CopterBox for Military.com SoldierTech (a DefenseReview.com content partner site) in September, 2004. The Military.com SoldierTech article is titled "SUPPLIES AWAY: ... Read More »

New Corner Shot 40™ 40mm Grenade Launcher: ‘Around-the-Corner’ Force Multiplier

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains a digital photo of the new Corner Shot 40™ 40mm "Around-the-Corner" Personal Grenade Launcher (PGL). As far as DefenseReview is aware, this is the first information-with-picture to be published on the new weapon system. Back in December, 2003, we published an article on CornerShot, which impressed us at SWAT Round-Up 2003. The ... Read More »