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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 »

Army awards Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Development Contracts

By C. Todd Lopez U.S. Army News Service October 31, 2008 WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 29, 2008) — The Army announced today the awarding of three contracts for technology development on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Together, the three contracts are worth a combined total of approximately $166 million. They have been awarded to: BAE Systems Land & Armament ... Read More »

Foldable Flexible OLED (FOLED) Display Screens Coming Soon for Future Soldiers?

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com October 5, 2008 Researchers from Sony and the Max Planck Institute (Max Planck Institut für informatik) have developed a Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) display screen technology a.k.a. Flexible OLED display screen that may represent the most significant step yet toward commercially-available flexible, bendable and portable display screen technology in the ... Read More »

New Barrett M98B .338 Lapua Magnum Bolt-Action Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com September 28, 2008 Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc., maker of the famous Model M82A1 (a.k.a. Barrett M82A1 a.k.a. Barrett Light-Fifty) semi-auto .50 BMG anti-materiel rifle, recently introduced a new .338 Lapua Magnum bolt-action anti-materiel/sniper rifle called the Barrett M98B or Barrett Model 98B. The M98B weighs 11.45 lbs (empty), has an ammo capacity ... Read More »

Flexible Biological Scalar Body Armor for Future Soldiers?

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com July 31, 2008 MIT materials science and engineering researchers are studying the flexible biological scalar armor system a.k.a. flexible dermal armor system utilized by Polypterus senegalus a.k.a. Senegal bichir a.k.a. Gray bichir a.k.a. "dinosaur eel", a "living fossil" fish, for its potential applicability for developing more advanced military body armor, vehicle armor ... Read More »

Colt M4 Carbine’s Future Uncertain: Dark Clouds Forming

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com Perhaps the single most exciting thing that happened at NDIA International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium 2008–away from the firing range, of course–was a confrontation between Jim Battaglini (Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James R. Battaglini) of Colt Defense and U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Mattes, the director of ... Read More »

Army Acquisition Capos Fraudulently Alter Body Armor Test Results

By Roger Charles, DefenseWatch June 12, 2008 Thanks to an Air Force debarment action against Pinnacle Armor, manufacturer of Dragon Skin body armor, documents have been obtained, and witnesses deposed that provide hard evidence that the Army Acquisition capos fraudulently altered test reports to reflect the results desired by this band of criminal knaves. And, they did so knowing full ... Read More »

Select Controls Shot Counter and Weapon Diagnostics for Infantry Small Arms

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com While we were walking around the exhibition hall at NDIA International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium 2008, we ran into Ken Brinkley of Select Controls, Inc. (SC), who was discussing one of SC’s systems with one of the vendors. From what we were able to discern, Select Controls has an electronic ... Read More »

Milkor USA Shorty 40mm Multi-Grenade Launchers at SHOT Show 2008: Milkor USA Mk14 Mod0 MSGL Prototype Weapon

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). May 5, 2008 Last Updated on 5/29/11. Milkor ... Read More »

AIG Asymmetric Warrior ASW338LM .338 Lapua Magnum Modular Precision Sniper Rifle

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). February 21, 2008 Ashbury International Group Inc. (AIG) had an interesting .338 ... Read More »