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Latest-Variant Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P Tactical AR (AR-15) Rifle/Carbine/SBRs for Special Operations Forces (SOF) Displayed at SOFIC 2010: Ambidextrous Controls!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 30, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) got to see the latest Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P tactical AR (AR-15) rifles/carbine/sBRs developed for Special Operations Forces (SOF) at SOFIC 2010 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2010. The new guns incorporate ambidextrous controls and advanced coatings. It’s possible that the weapons we saw could be …

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SOCOM Cancels FN Mk-16 SCAR-L (SCAR-Light) 5.56mm NATO Rifle/Carbine/SBR Weapons Program. Will the FN Mk-17 SCAR-H (SCAR-Heavy) 7.62mm NATO Variant Survive? Only the Shadow Knows.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2007, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. June 28, 2010 Updated on 7/07/10 Christian Lowe’s been a busy little beaver over at Military.com and Military.com’s military gear blog, Kit Up!, …

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U.S. Army Begins Shipping M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round (M855A1 EPR) a.k.a. “Green Ammo” Improved 5.56mm NATO Round to Warfighters: Green Tip M855 Ball Ammo Gets a Serious Upgrade

The following is a U.S. Army press release: PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 23, 2010) — The Army announced today it has begun shipping its new 5.56mm cartridge, the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round, to support warfighters in Afghanistan. The new M855A1 round is sometimes referred to as “green ammo.” The new round replaces the current M855 5.56mm cartridge that has been …

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Northrop Grumman/ATK VENOM Targeting Pod Armed with 6-Round GATR-L Tactical Precision-Guided (Laser-Guided) 2.75″/70mm Hydra Rocket Pod for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). June 24, 2010 Updated on 8/13/10 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview for the last few years …

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Northrop Grumman/ATK VENOM Targeting Pod Armed with 6-Round GATR-L Tactical Precision-Guided (Laser-Guided) 2.75″/70mm Hydra Rocket Pod for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). June 24, 2010 Updated on 8/13/10 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview for the last few years …

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Northrop Grumman/ATK VENOM Targeting Pod Armed with 6-Round GATR-L Tactical Precision-Guided (Laser-Guided) 2.75″/70mm Hydra Rocket Pod for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). June 24, 2010 Updated on 8/13/10 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview for the last few years …

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GATR Technologies Ultra-Transportable Beach Ball-Style C-band Inflatable Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Antenna Systems: Tactical Communications for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS) in Adverse Conditions

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 21, 2010 Updated on 6/28/10 Outside the exhibition hall at SOFIC 2010 (Special Operations Infantry Conference 2010), GATR Technologies was showing off their giant beach ball-style 2.4-meter (2.4m) C-band inflatable satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna system. Made from a “flexible conductive composite fabric” capable of enduring “extreme heat, “extreme cold”, and “extreme …

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DefenseReview Returning from SOFIC 2010. Fresh articles coming soon…

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com 6/18/2010 DefenseReview (DR) is still in very sunny and hot Tampa, Florida after attending SOFIC 2010 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2010), but we’ll be flying out, shortly.  We had a great time at the show viewing the latest and greatest military Special Operations (SPECOPS) hardware/tech.  We’ll be writing about it, soon. So, …

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DefenseReview Attending Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2010

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com DefenseReview will be attending Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2010 in Tampa, FL, starting tomorrow, June 15, 2010. We’ll be walking around the show, looking at all the latest and greatest SPECOPS hardware/tech. So, any SOFIC exhibitors or attendees that would like to speak with us at the show can contact us …

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DR Photos: British Army-Config LMT .308 Modular Weapon System (MWS) Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) / LMT L129A1 7.62mm NATO Rifle/Carbine for British Military Marksmen and Snipers

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). June 11, 2010 And, speaking of The Firearm Blog, they recently published a blurb on …

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