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Small Arms Weapons Program Reviewed for Joint Service Potential

The following comes from the United States Department of Defense (DoD): No. 733-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jul 19, 2005 Media Contact: (703)697-5131 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 The Army announced today it temporarily suspended the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of a new family of small weapons – Objective Individual Combat Weapon Increment 1 (OICW-1) – in order to incorporate joint ... Read More »

Night-Ops Gladius Tactical Illumination Tool/Weapons Light for Fighting at Night

by David Crane [email protected] For those not already aware, there’s an exciting new tactical illumination tool (i.e. tactical white light/weapons light) that will be introduced at SHOT Show 2005 in a few days by a company called Night-Ops. It’s called the Gladius High-Intensity LED (Light-Emitting Diode) Multi-Purpose Illumination Tool, and it’s the product of a partnership between Ken Good (a.k.a. ... Read More »

Russian KBP GSh-18 Pistol and 9mm PBP AP Ammo for Special Applications

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of Russian firearms, we should perhaps also mention a pistol that looks really intriguing. It’s manufactured by KBP (Equipment manufacturing Design Bureau) in Tula, Russia, and it’s called the GSh-18. The KBP GSh-18 pistol basically appears to be a polymer-framed hybrid pistol that incorporates design and material aspects of previous pistols ... Read More »

USMC Dragon Runner Mini Recon Robot (Ground Robot)/UGV for Urban Warfare Ops

by David Crane [email protected] Urban warfare operations may become just a little less dangerous for our Marines in the near future. Why? Because a bunch of researchers at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania have teamed up with the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) in Quantico Virginia to create a small, lightweight little Mighty Mouse of ... Read More »

‘Blackwater Tactical Weekly’ Article: ‘Blackwater Gear: A PREreview’

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of Blackwater Gear, the following is a "Blackwater Tactical Weekly" article (published by Blackwater USA) on Blackwater Gear, titled "Blackwater Gear: A PREreview" (we don’t know who wrote it): "On Thursday, 21 October 2004, Blackwater hosted its Open House. It was an impressive day and the big announcement was the beginning of the Blackwater Gear ... Read More »

HK USP45 Compact Tactical Pistol Replacing SIG-Sauer P226 for U.S. Navy SEAL’s?

by David Crane [email protected] October 25, 2004 It’s possible that the Heckler & Koch (HK) USP45 Compact Tactical .45ACP pistol will soon be replacing the SIG P226 9mm pistol as the standard issue pistol/sidearm for the U.S. Navy SEAL’s. This information is unconfirmed, as yet. The HK USP45 Compact Tactical pistol is apparently a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) USP45 Compact pistol ... Read More »

SPLAT: Explosives/Chemical Weapons-Detection Tech Meets Paintball

by David Crane [email protected] U.S. military and law enforcement personnel may soon have a new high-tech, albeit small, weapon at their disposal in the "War on Terror". Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has teamed up with some graduate students at the University of Florida in Gainseville to create a small, ballistic "sticky" round/projectile, originally conceived to aid U.S. Armed ... Read More »

Arms Tech Compact Police Carbine: Innovative 5.56 Subcarbine for 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] The Compact Police Carbine (CPC) Model 556, by Arms Tech LTD is one cool little semi-auto 5.56mm carbine. Designed specifically for police 1st Responders (First Responders) (specifically patrol officers and motorcycle officers) the Arms Tech Compact Police Carbine (CPC) will provide patrol officers, including motorcycle officers with a handy 5.56x45mm subcarbine for 1) dealing with threats ... Read More »

StunStrike CQSR (Close Quarters Shock Rifle) by XADS: Futuristic Stun Gun Tech

by David Crane [email protected] Firearm News" syndicated a news.com.au article yesterday that discusses a new class of less-lethal/non-lethal stun gun called the StunStrike CQSR (Close Quarters Shock Rifle). The StunStrike CQSR, designed/developed by Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems (XADS), does away with wires as the electric-shock delivery system (a la Taser), and instead uses some kind of electrified plasma or an ... Read More »

DSA SA58 .308 Tactical Carbine with DuraCoat Pixelated Camo Patterns

by David Crane mailto:[email protected] DSA Inc. is currently producing some really terrific FAL-based .308/7.62x51mm and AR-15/M16-based .223/5.56x45mm tactical/Homeland Defense rifles, carbines, and subcarbines. DefRev has already published short articles on both types. Our first article that discussed their SA58 (FAL) tactical carbines and subcarines was published in October, 2001. It’s titled "DSA Inc. SA58 .308 Battle Carbines and Subcarbines at ... Read More »