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Breaking News: Federal Lawsuit Claims Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) Violates RDMI (Alex Robinson of Robinson Armament) Patent

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 15, 2010 Updated on 1/16/10 On January 4th, 2010, DefenseReview published a quick piece on the new “leaked” Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) video. Well, something rather interesting has since occurred involving the ACR. According to RFC Express, a website covering “US Federal District Court, Recently Filed Cases”, a company designated ... Read More »

SSK 6.5 MPC: Best Assault Rifle Cartridge for 21st Century Warfare?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Small arms designer/developer J.D. Jones of SSK Industries has developed what may just prove to be a superior solution to the 6.8x43mm SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 SPC) and/or 6.5 Grendel (6.5x39mm) cartidges as a replacement for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge for U.S. military general infantry and Special Operations (USSOCOM) use. Mr. Jones is calling it ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies

by David Crane david at defensereview.com - Vltor Weapon Systems is now manufacturing Russian-type 7.62mmx54R (7.62x54mm) PKM General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) for U.S. military forces. It’s our understanding that the Vltor PKMs will be used for familiarization training, and possibly OPFOR (just seems logical). DefRev got to view and handle one of these guns at the Vltor booth, and ... Read More »

Is the U.S. Army Deliberately Endangering the Lives of Our Warfighters?

by David Crane [email protected] On January 11th (2006), DefenseWatch/Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) published an article by DW/SFTT editor Nat Helms about a critical/damaging U.S. Marine Corps forensic study on Interceptor OTV body armor, titled Interceptor OTV Body Armor Costs Lives, An Internal USMC Report Shows.Two days later, on January 13th (2006), DefenseReview reported on the current Pinnacle Armor Dragon ... Read More »

Robinson Armament XCR Multi-Caliber Carbine/Subcarbine for Military SPECOPS/PSD

by David Crane [email protected] Back in September, DefenseReview provided its readers with a quick "heads-up" on the new Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System (MWS). The Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System (MWS) was specifically designed and developed to compete in the USSOCOM SCAR/SOFCAR program. The purpose of the SCAR/SOFCAR program is to adopt a select-fire multi-caliber modular weapon system ... Read More »

Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System

by David Crane [email protected] Robinson Armament Co. competed recently in the SCAR (a.k.a. SOFCAR) competition for USSOCOM. Basically, SCAR/SOFCAR was a competition to produce an adaptable/modular multi-caliber weapon system for SOCOM (Special Operations Use). The goal was to achieve a weapon system that you can quickly configure to an operator’s mission-specific needs, including caliber (6.8x43mm SPC, 7.62x39mm, 5.56x45mm, etc.). "Coincidentally", ... Read More »

Robinson Armament RAV02 MC Select-Fire Assault Carbine/Subcarbine Videos.

by David Crane [email protected] You may remember our previous story on the Robinson Armament RAV02 MC assault carbine/subcarbine (the "RAV" acronym is pronounced "Rave") that we published awhile back. Well, now you can download and view MPEG and AVI format video of the RAV02 MC assault carbine/subcarbine being fired/demonstrated (You can do this by clicking on "Read More" hypertext below ... Read More »

VEPR K Carbine by Robinson Armament

The VEPR K carbine by Robinson Armament is available in 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm calibers. Barrel is 16". The VEPR K carbine is by all accounts very well made and of high quality. Anyone looking for a handy carbine length AK (Kalashnikov) would be well served to take a look at one. The VEPR K is available with an… AK-74-style muzzle ... Read More »

Robinson Armament Introduces the RAV02 MC Rifle/Carbine

Several months ago, in a phone conversation, Alex Robinson, owner of Robinson Armament, told me he was working on a new rifle project for the military. He couldn’t disclose very much at the time, but it certainly sounded very interesting. Well, it now appears that he was talking about the brand new Robinson Armament RAV02 MC (pronounced "RAVE") select-fire rifle/carbine. ... Read More »