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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 »

Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) Full-Auto Machine Shotgun/FRAG-12 High-Explosive Round Combo/Weapon System?

by David Crane [email protected] June 03, 2005 DefenseReview.com was given exclusive permission/rights by SOF Magazine to display the complete SOF Magazine article, below (at the bottom of this story).  All SOF Magazine article photos were scanned by DefenseReview.com, specifically for this story.  Click on digital photos below to view them full-size. DefenseReview readers may remember the short article we published on the ... Read More »

Blade-Tech/Wegner Professional Hunter Extreme CE/G10 Tactical Folder

by David Crane [email protected] Click on digital photos below to view them full-size and in correct proportion.  All digital photos contained in this article are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. While I was at SHOT Show 2005 earlier this year, I made the smart decision to stop by the Blade-Tech booth. While Blade-Tech is famous for making high-quality kydex holsters/carry ... Read More »

Air Force SPECOPS Pilots Get Panoramic Night-Vision Goggles for Night Combat Ops

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 18, 2005 Insight Technology, Inc. (Londonderry, NH), along with the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), has developed panoramic night-vision goggles (PNVGs) for U.S. Airforce Special Operations (SPECOPS) aviators. The new NVGs are designed to enhance combat capability for pilots engaged in night operations (night flying). At least 20 sets of goggles ... Read More »

SHOT Show 2005: Rovatec Bullite Training System for Tactical Shooters

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Every good shooter that I know (whether they’re a professional tactical operator, a tactical shooting instructor, a competitive shooter, or a civilian CCW) engages in dry-fire practice to keep their shooting skills sharp–and even enhance their skills. Well, an Israeli ... 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 »

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Team to Compete in 2005 5.11 Challenge

Bill Berry [email protected] The following is a 5.11 Challenge Press Release: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Team Selected to Compete in 2005 5.11 Challenge Two representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been selected to compete in the 2005, 5.11 Challenge. Brian Neilmeyer and Matthew Coe of St.Walburg, Saskatchewan, Canada, were randomly picked to compete for up to $100,000 in ... Read More »

Metal Storm Limited CEO’s Update: Metal Storm’s Past, Present, and Future

by David Crane [email protected] Since Defense Review just published an article on the Metal Storm 40mm Weapon System (40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher System), we thought we would follow it up with the following "CEO Update" that was just issued by Metal Storm Limited’s brand new CEO, David A. Smith. We’re providing it to our readers because it provides a good ... 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 »

Next-Gen Modular Wearable Computer Systems Being Developed for US Marine Corps

by David Crane [email protected] Below is a press release that DefenseReview recently received from Symbionics, Inc. and Icuiti Corporation about a U.S. Marine Corps contract they just won to develop modular wearable computer (MOWC) systems for Marine Corps infantry personnel. Symbionics and Icuiti are working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) in this endeavor. These integrated technologies are actually ... Read More »