5.56 Optimized/Brown-Tip Ammo: Enhanced Terminal Ballistics for SpecOps SBRs

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 14, 2008 Modified on 5/15/08 — Some information has been redacted/removed from this article by the author/editor (David Crane) for OPSEC. Updated again on 9/11/09 with originally-provided bullet and manufacturer info redacted on 5/15/08. A number of months ago, DefenseReview was informed by one of our contacts in the U.S. military Special Operations …

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TDI KRISS Super-V XSMG .45 ACP Submachine Gun (SMG) Action Photos from NDIA

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). May 12, 2008 Speaking of photos, I also found a …

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HK MP7A1 PDW/Gemtech ‘Brick’ Silencer/Sound Suppressor Combo at NDIA

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). May 10, 2008 While I was going through some of …

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Milkor USA Shorty 40mm Multi-Grenade Launchers at SHOT Show 2008: Milkor USA Mk14 Mod0 MSGL Prototype Weapon

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). May 5, 2008 Last Updated on 5/29/11. Milkor …

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Mil-Spec Monkey Tactical Patches and FAST MAGS Rapid-Change Mag Carrier Demo Vid

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com In our recent article on the STRAC Technologies ST-1 FAST System (TM) Model M4 quick-mag-change/weapon-reload system, we meantioned that Mil-Spec Monkey (MSM) had a demonstration video on a competing product called the FAST MAGS Rapid Change Magazine Carrier for AR-15/M16 30-round mags, made by ITW Military Products (ITWMP), which looks like an …

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FN SCAR Mk16 MOD 0 (CQC config) Firing Demo Video

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com May 1, 2008 Last month (April), DefenseReview received a link to an entertaining FN SCAR Mk16 MOD 0 (CQC config) a.k.a. FN SCAR-Light a.k.a. FN SCAR-L select-fire SBR/subcarbine firing demonstration video via email from a contact of ours at FNH USA. The shooter in the video fires 2-round full-auto bursts, a 30-round …

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LWRC International, LLC Acquires Land Warfare Resources Corporation

The following is a Land Warfare Resources Corporation Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND – April 21, 2008 – LWRC International, LLC of Cambridge, Maryland announces the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Land Warfare Resources Corporation of Springfield, Virginia, effective April 18, 2008. LWRC International will be conducting business out of its new facility in Cambridge, Maryland. Richard Bernstein, …

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AAC BLACKOUT Open-Prong Flash Hider/Suppressor for Tactical Small Arms

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 24, 2008 Back on March 10, 2008, DefenseReview published an article on the B.E. Meyers & Co./Surefire, LLC Open-Prong Flash Hider a.k.a. Open-Prong Flash Suppressor. Well, apparently, Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) makes an advanced open-prong flash hider/suppressor that’s significantly shorter in length than the B.E. Meyers/Surefire product (and the Smith Enterprise …

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High-End Tactical AR Components: Vltor MUR, VIS, CASV and More…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). April 20, 2008 While we’re discussing Vltor Weapon …

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Ultimate Survival BlastMatch / WetFire Tinder Fire-Starter Kit for Military Ops

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). April 17, 2008 While DefenseReview was at SHOT …

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USMC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) Program Enters Phase 3

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 11, 2008 It’s DefenseReview’s understanding that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) program officially hit "Phase 3" (or, "Phase III") about two (2) weeks ago with a Phase 3 solicitation notice for IAR submissions (unconfirmed/unverified). As of the Phase 2 (a.k.a. Phase II) solicitation notice, the Marines were …

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U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Vulnerable to SS-N-27B Sizzler Anti-Ship Missile

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 8, 2008 Updated on 4/10/08. DefenseReview readers may remember an article we published on September 16, 2007 about our aircraft carriers being vulnerable to attack by our enemies and/or potential enemies employing/deploying the latest supersonic cruise missile and supercavitating torpedo technologies being developed by the Russians and shared with countries like …

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Ears-MM Soldier-Wearable Gunshot/Sniper Detection and Location System

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com Well, it looks like gunshot/sniper detection and location systems just got a whole lot smaller and lighter. DefenseReview recently read about a soldier-wearable a.k.a. warfighter-wearable version of the QinetiQ/PSI Ears Gunshot Localization System, called Ears-Man Mounted (Ears-MM a.k.a. Ears-100-MM), which looks interesting. Ears-MM is a compact, lightweight and soldier-wearable acoustic gunshot/sniper detection …

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Super Bainite Steel Armor for Armored Vehicles: Super Armor On-the-Cheap

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com It looks like vehicle armor a.k.a. vehicular armor just got a whole lot cheaper to make. A team at the British Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) in-house science and technology center Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), the University of Cambridge and QinetiQ have teamed up to develop a process for making a …

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