South Korea to Field First Man-Portable Airburst Grenade Launcher Weapon for Mobile Infantry: Meet the Daewoo K11 20mm/5.56mm Dual-Caliber Airburst Weapon

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 15, 2009 Now, this is interesting. “The Korea Times” is reporting that some of the 350 South Korean troops deploying to Afghanistan (to protect 120 South Korean civilian reconstruction workers) will be armed with the Daewoo K11 semi-auto, mag-fed 20mm grenade launcher/select-fire 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) assault rifle a.k.a. airburst assault …

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U.S. Marine Corps Selects Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle (HK IAR) Candidate as Replacement for FN M249 SAW/LMG

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 4, 2009 Updated on 12/15/09 Marine Times (a.k.a. Marine Corps Times) is reporting on the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) selecting the Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle–or HK IAR, for short–to replace the FN M249 SAW/LMG (Squad Automatic Weapon/Light Machine Gun). The HK IAR is a 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) gas …

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New VBR-B Multi-Caliber (9mm NATO/7.92x24mm) Compact PDW Pistol: Most Intelligently-Developed Personal Defense Weapon Yet?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 23, 2009 A company called VBR-Belgium (Van Bruaene Rik – Belgium) has developed a rather interesting and potentially important pistol-format compact PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) system. While it may look like a futuristic movie prop, the VBR-B Compact PDW is arguably the most intelligently-developed PDW weapon/ammo concept to date. So, what’s …

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TacWedge and TacCinch for Tactical Access Control During LE SWAT Operations and Other Tactical Ops

By David Crane defrev (at) gmai (dot) com November 12, 2009 A tactical product development company called TacTool Industries has introduced two interesting products called TacWedge and TacCinch that are designed to provide tactical operators with a fast means of securing a door open or shut, depending on what’s required, essentially giving them “tactical access control” of the structure. The …

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Happy Veterans Day! Thank You, and Our Condolences.

November 11, 2009 Like the rest of the country, DefenseReview is in mourning over the recent killings (and woundings) at Fort Hood. We’d like to extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims. May God be with you during this terrible time. Defense Review would like to thank all of our veterans, and wish all …

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Video: Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine Config Sand Test with FailZero “AR-15 Upgrade Kit” Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) and Hammer Upgrade Kit Installed

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 10, 2009 Back in April (2009), DefenseReview has published a short “heads-up”-style article on the FailZero AR-15 Basic Kit, which is a bolt carrier group (BCG) and hammer upgrade kit with a proprietary and patented self-lubricitous/self-lubricating nickel-boron (Ni-B) coating that the company calls EXO Technology. In the video below, DefenseReview.com contributor …

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Video: FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) Gas Piston/Op-Rod 5.56mm AR-15 Tactical Carbine Full-Auto Mag Dump with MWG 90-Rounder Snail Drum Magazine

October 26, 2009 DefenseReview contributor Chen Lee a.k.a. “SMGLee” recently got a chance to run a FERFRANS SOAR 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) select-fire/full-auto gas piston/op-rod tactical AR carbine and SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) at the range. In the above video, you can see him perform 90-round full-auto mag dump using an MWG 90-Rounder snail drum magazine. Company Contact Info: Ferdie Sy …

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UCT Arms Introduces 1911 Pistol Upgrade Kit and Offers EXO Technology Coating Service for Personal Firearms

The following is a UCT Arms/FailZero Press Release: 10/22/09 UCT Arms Introduces its FailZero 1911 Upgrade Kit and Expands its Exo Technology Coating Service to Include Consumer Firearms Stuart, Florida — UCT Arms, LLC introduces its latest product under the FailZero brand of tactical upgrades. The FailZero 1911 kits, featuring EXO-coated Caspian slides and frames, provide consumers the foundation from …

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Cerberus’ Freedom Group Going for $200M IPO: Gorilla’s Gettin’ Bigger

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 21, 2009 According to a regulatory filing, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is planning to take Freedom Group Inc. public in a $200 million ($200M) initial public offering. Cerberus owns 94.3% of Freedom Group’s shares, according to the filing. In H1 2009, Freedom Group, which owns a number of firearms and related …

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Lasing Skulls in the Digital Age: Tactical Laser Weapons Finally Maturing for Future Warfare Applications: Meet the Boeing ATL (Advanced Tactical Laser) Airborne Laser Weapon

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 15, 2009 There’s a scene at the beginning of the 1985 film Real Genius showing a fictional “Crossbow Project” demonstration video of some unlucky bastard (perhaps a third-world dictator or politician?) getting instantly vaporized by a space-based laser weapon fired from a satellite. The video is being shown to a bunch …

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