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Raytheon Developing ‘Smart Scope’ for U.S. Military SPECOPS and LE SWAT Snipers

The following comes from NewScientist.com: 17:34 28 June 2005 NewScientist.com news service (written by Barry Fox) Smart scope An electronic rifle scope that automatically compensates for unsteady aim and recoil is being developed by US defence contractor Raytheon. Using the sight, snipers and police marksmen would no longer need to manually adjust their sight to account for the slight sideways ... Read More »

MaxSight Lenses: Better Combat Vison for Tactical Operators?

by David Crane [email protected] On April 21st (2005), Sporting News published a story by Stan McNeal about a new line of performance-enhancing contact lenses designed and developed specifically for athletes, soon to be marketed and sold under the name "MaxSight". MaxSight contact lenses are the product of a seven-year development partnership between Nike and Bausch & Lomb. Currently, the lenses ... Read More »

Patriot Arms Inc. Combat/Tactical Shotguns for Close Quarters Battle (CQB)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview readers might remember the article we wrote on Patriot Arms, Inc. high-end custom sniper rifles back in May, 2004, titled "High-End Silenced Sniper/Long-Range-Interdiction Rifles from Patriot Arms Inc.". That article was basically a recap of Al Paulson’s excellent article on Patriot Arms that he wrote for "Special Weapons for Military & Police". Patriot Arms Inc. ... Read More »

LAMSA Weapons Systems Soldier’s Laser Aimer/Illuminator for SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Click on digital photos to view them full-size. All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview recently got a chance to view a few interesting new products at the Larue Tactical booth at SHOT Show 2005. The first are the new LAMSA Weapons Systems/BEAMSHOT/Larue Tactical Soldier's Laser ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Introduces the H.R.T. Tactical Ballistic Computer Watch at SHOT

by David Crane [email protected] Click on the digital images of the 5.11 H.R.T. Tactical Watch/Ballistic Computer (below) to view them full-size. All photos are the property of DefenseReview.com. This product is, hands down, one of the coolest new tactical products DefenseReview got to view and handle at SHOT Show 2005, and it’s not even a weapon system. Rather, it’s what ... Read More »

Accuracy International AS50 Semi-Auto .50 BMG Rifle for U.S. Navy SEALs

by David Crane [email protected] February 05, 2005 Looks like the U.S. Navy SEALs just got a brand new tool for the War on Terror. The boys at NSWC Crane (Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana) have apparently been busy little beavers over there. One of the projects they’ve been working on is this little .50 BMG badboy. It’s ... Read More »

US Army Using New High-Tech Combat Simulation Trainer for Infantry

The following article comes from the Associated Press, through Wired.com. "Wired News" titled it "War Games: Army’s Hollywood Sim". We don’t yet know who the author is. 09:58 AM Dec. 19, 2004 PT "FORT SILL, Oklahoma — It’s a sweltering 90 degrees and soldiers Kevin Messmer and Kroften Owen are hunched in a rubble-strewn apartment. Peering from a window to ... Read More »

Exclusive Video! M16 Viper 5.56 Subcarbines for Security Operators and SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] December 17, 2004 This article contains digital pics of M16 Clinic’s M16 Viper and M16 Viper-XRP 5.56mm subcarbines/SBRs (Short-Barreled Rifles), as well as a link to exclusive video footage of the M16 Viper 5.56mm subcarbine/SBR being test-fired/demo’d in "the Sandbox".  It has also been updated with new M16 Clinic phone contact information as of 6/15/06. I ... Read More »

DefRev Scoop! FN Herstal SCAR/SOFCAR Competition Winner and Modified XM8

by David Crane [email protected] This just in: DefenseReview has been told by one of its sources that FN Herstal’s/FNH USA, Inc.’s SCAR/SOFCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) program competition winner utilizes an updated/upgraded FN FNC upper receiver w/M1913 Picatinny rail system, mated to a modified M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower receiver. Supposedly, the M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower features an HK M4 (a.k.a. ... Read More »

US Army Presoliciation Notice for a 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS)

by David Crane [email protected] We forgot to post this, when we first got it (over a week ago). So, we’re posting it now. It’s a Presolicitation Notice (Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433) from US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal, NJ for a 7.62x51mm (.308Win) "Semi-Automatic Sniper System" (SASS), designated as the XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS). Here’s the description of the ... Read More »