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‘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 »

XM8 Rifle Program in Trouble? ‘Sources Sought’ Notice Issued.

by David Crane [email protected] US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal (NJ) have just issued a Sources Sought Notice for a "Non-Developmental multi- configurable 5.56mm modular weapon system". It’s possible that this notice is specifically designed to save/salvage the HK XM8 development program, in which the US Army TACOM-ARDEC and Picatinny Arsenal already have a significant time and money investment. ... Read More »

Press Release: New LE SWAT Resources CD-ROM Released.

by David Crane [email protected] David Vine Associates, LLC of Aiken, South Carolina has just released the CD-ROM "S.W.A.T. Resources" ready reference containing 300 books, reports and documents in Adobe PDF files. S.W.A.T. Resources contains 20,624 pages of critical information required by Special Response Teams. This sensitive material has been… compiled for training purposes and tactical use in laptop computers at ... Read More »

kbs/kbk wz. 96 Beryl Weapons Family: AKM/Kalashnikov Perfection from Poland

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of Russian assault rifles, we might as well mention a couple of their Polish cousins, the Z.M. Lucznik, Radom-made 5.56x45mm kbs wz. 96 Beryl assault rifle and kbk wz. 96 Mini-Beryl carbine/subcarbine. Basically just updated and improved versions of the Radom wz. 88 Tantal assault rifle and wz. 89 Onyks subcarbine, ... 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 »

Miguel Caballero LTD Body Armor: High Security Fashion for the Jetset Crowd

by David Crane [email protected] Miguel Caballero has been labeled by "Business Week" magazine as "the Armani of Bulletproof Apparel". This is because his company, Miguel Caballero LTD (located in lovely Bogota, Columbia), specializes in "high security fashion", including bullet-resistant (men’s) business and casual attire. You know, I can’t help thinking how appropriate Bogota, Columbia is as a location for Mr. ... Read More »

New ‘Pearl’ Hand Grenade by RUAG Munition: Big Bang in a Small Package

by David Crane [email protected] This article’s content and links have been updated as of 7/31/06. The HG85 fragmentation grenade, a.k.a. HG85 hand grenade, made by RUAG Ammotec (formerly RUAG Munition), is currently regarded by many experts to be the best hand grenade currently in service, in the world. The British Army apparently agrees, since they’ve acquired the RUAG HG-85 fragmentation/hand ... Read More »

Special Operations Report:Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just got a chance to evaluate the very first issue of "Special Operations Report: Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units". The copy we received is the SOFEX 2004 Special Edition, with a hi-res pic of two Jordanian Counterterrorist Battalion 71 (CTB-71) operators on the cover. Upon reviewing the magazine, I will say ... Read More »

Valhalla Training Center, LLC: The Future of Tactical Training Schools?

by David Crane [email protected] I started noticing advertisements about this school cropping up in several firearms publications, around a month ago. Valhalla Training Center, LLC is currently billing its curriculum as "the most progressive reality-based training on the planet." Big words. To use an even bigger word to describe that kind of language (for instance, if I were pedantic, which ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor X-2+ Body Armor Upgrade Insert for LE 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] We hope you enjoyed our previous article on Pinnacle Armor body armor, specifically on Pinnacle Armor’s NIJ level III and NIJ level IV flexible hard armor "Dragon Skin" vests, titled "High-Tech Flexible Body Armor Defeats Rifle Threats." In addition to their anti-rifle body armor, Pinnacle Armor is now making a large flexible body armor upgrade insert ... Read More »