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Super Soldiers of the Future: Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX).

by David Crane [email protected] "ArmdLbrl" at TacticalForums.com has started an excellent thread over there about the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) program, which is being funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). DARPA’s been working on this thing for quite some time. It’s a ... Read More »

Limited Edition Naval Specwar (NSW) Sig-Sauer P226-9-Navy Pistol

SIGARMS, Inc. (SIG-Sauer) has issued the following press release: "SIGARMS® Offers Limited Run of Authentic Navy SEAL Pistols. Special Operations Warrior Foundation to receive up to $100,000 from sale of P226 pistol. EXETER, New Hampshire – Feb 2, 2004 – SIGARMS® Inc. has released a limited number of specially serialized P226 pistols identical to those supplied to the U.S. Navy ... Read More »

Addendum: ”World’s First .50 Cal. 1911 Pistol” by Guncrafter Industries, LLC

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev just received a very informative update about the "Model No.1" .50 Cal. (50 GI) 1911 pistol from Alex Zimmermann, owner/CEO of Guncrafter Industries, LLC, via email. You can read it by clicking on "Read More" (hypertext) below… "David, The below listed information has a little more information than the web site. Feel free to extract ... Read More »

M4/M4A1 Carbine with M-68 and PAQ-4 in Afghanistan. A Hands-On Report.

by Charles Gaines This is the first time I’ve written anything here. The following is just a collection of my observations on the effectiveness of the M-4 with it’s current standard-issue systems based on my experiences here in Khandahar province. For starters, I’d like to take on the myth of how the M-4 doesn’t have enough range for this country ... Read More »

6.8x43mm SPC Cartridge for Urban Warfare CQB and Short-to-Medium-Range Sniping

by David Crane [email protected] Anybody who’s been keeping abreast of small arms and ammo develpments in the USSOCOM arena should already be aware fo the 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. "6.8mm Remington SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)" cartridge concept. The 6.8x43mm Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC) was conceived and designed with the help of members of the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group as ... Read More »

Second Chance Body Armor Now Marketing Avon Tactical Respirators.

by David Crane According to reports, Second Chance Body Armor has introduced the Avon FM12 respirator and CT12 respirator into its tactical product line. This is an interesting development, as it appears to mark an expansion of focus by Second Chance, which, up to this point, has focused solely on… body armor design and production. It would appear Second Chance ... Read More »

Letter on Reliability of M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun.

by David Crane One of DefRev’s members, "dewatters", has commented on our story below, "Demonstration Video: U.S. Ordnance M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun", regarding the M60E4’s perceived reliability problems. The following is a copy of a document that was originally sent to DefRev’s editor-in-chief(yours truly) on 10/18/02 by Dale McClellan, Executive Vice President of Special Tactical Services (STS). It ... Read More »