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General Dynamics Receives $26.5 Million Contract for M2HB MG Overhaul Kits

by David Crane mailto:[email protected] (09.22.04) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $26.5 million contract by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command, Rock Island, Ill., for the production of 45 M2HB Machine Gun Overhaul Kits. Total contract value could reach $49.9 million if all planned options ... Read More »

Penn Arms PGL65-40 ‘Fourkiller Tactical Model’ 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just had a very interesting conversation with Larkin Fourkiller, of Fourkiller Consulting. Fourkiller is a retired LEO/SWAT Operator and LE Special Operations/SWAT commander. He’s also a less-lethal weapons specialist. He currently trains law enforcement agencies in (lethal) dynamic CQB (Close Quarters Battle), and in the tactical use (employment/deployment) of less-lethal weapons and munitions. Based on ... Read More »

GDATP Receives $16 Million Contract for MK47 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview should also mention that the $16 million M2HB 12.7mm/.50 BMG machine gun contract follows a previously-awarded $16 million for the GDATP MK47 MOD 0 ‘Striker40′ Weapon System/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), a.k.a. MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG). You may, or may not, remember DefRev’s short piece on the MK47 Striker 40mm ... Read More »

GDATP Receives $16 Million Order for M2HB 12.7mm/.50 BMG Machine Guns

by David Crane [email protected] General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) has just been awarded a $16 million contract for M2HB 12.7mm/.50BMG (.50 Cal.) machine guns. The following press release comes directly from the General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) website: "General Dynamics Receives $16 Million in Orders for M2HB Machine Guns: 07.22.04 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament ... Read More »

Refaim Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade/Weapon System for Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] The Refaim Advanced Infantry Weapon System, or "Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade", manufactured by Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI), is an air-burst telescopic bullet trap rifle grenade that incorporates point detonation, time delay, and self-destruct functions. "Defense Update", an Israeli online publication, has some excellent information on the Refaim rifle grenade. The following is what "Defense Update" ... Read More »

World Exclusive Video! DREAD Weapon System: Devastating, Jam-Proof, and Silent.

by David Crane [email protected] June 10, 2004 The following article contains a link to the DREAD Weapon System Video. This is the first time this video has ever been shown to the public. The DREAD depicted in the video is a functional prototype that operates on a less-than-lethal mode. This prototype was dismantled for security purposes to protect the technology, ... Read More »

Smart Mines: Yep, that’s the ticket.

The following is an Associated Press (AP) article: "The Bush administration’s argument for shunning a global treaty on land mines rests largely on the U.S. military’s use of "smart," self-destructing mines that don’t linger after wars end to kill and maim civilians. But it has a quiet subtext: the expectation that future generations of mines will be so smart that ... Read More »

20mm Anti-Material(Anti-Materiel) Rifles. Wave of the Future.

by David Crane There is growing interest by the military in the 20mm cannon round for anti-material use, since it’s capability in this area significantly exceeds that of the .50 BMG. Special Operations units are particularly interested in the development of sniper/anti-material rifles chambered for a cannon round, since they offer significantly increased performance to even the Nammo/Raufoss Mk211 Multipurpose ... Read More »

Thermobaric Weapons in Development for U.S. Infantry Forces.

by David Crane [email protected] The U.S. Army is developing new thermobaric munitions for their BDM(Bunker Defeat Munition) and M203 grenade launchers, and ultimately for the XM29/OICW(Objective Individual Combat Weapon) as well. This is a long time coming. The Russian army has been using thermobaric light support weapons since its Soviet/Iron Curtain days. The Russian RPO-A Shmel is a perfect example. ... Read More »