By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 16, 2011 Updated on 1/17/11. Less size and less weight doesn’t mean less fun, when it comes to your gun. When it comes to tactical firearms, smaller and lighter is often better. Enter the new 78-shot Armatac SAW-LITE (also written SAWLITE) 4179 STANAG 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. drum mag (magazine), …Read More »
U.S. Army “Family of Camo Patterns” (FOP) Program Phase IV Next-Generation Combat Camouflage Competition Update: Army Camouflage Improvement Industry Day
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 14, 2010 Last Thursday, December 9, 2010, the U.S. Army Product Manager, Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment (PM-SCIE) and Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) conducted the Army Camouflage Improvement Industry Day at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, Maryland as part of of Phase IV of the Army’s “Family of camo Patterns” …Read More »
ATK XM25 “Game-Changer” Semi-Auto 25mm Airburst Grenade Launcher/Individual Airburst Weapon System (IAWS) Goes to Combat: DR Provides the Cool Skinny on this Potentially Revolutionary Infantry Weapon System.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 9, 2010 Updated on 12/10/10 This one’s pretty big news. According to U.S. Army PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier), the U.S. Army has started fielding prototype versions (field prototypes, if you will) of the ATK XM25 airburst 25mm grenade launcher (a.k.a. Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System (ISAAS) a.k.a. Individual Airburst Weapon …Read More »
Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) System: Next-Gen HELLFIRE Missile with Tri-Mode Gudance/Tracking Scores Hit on Tank from More than 3.7 Miles Out at White Sands Missile Range, and Gets Closer to Landing U.S. Military Contract.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 Speaking of HELLFIRE missiles, Lockheed Martin is reportedly looking to land a big U.S. military contract with the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). JAGM, essentially the next logical step from the AGM-114R multi–purpose HELLFIRE II missile, features three (3) guidance/seeker modes: precision-strike semi-active laser (SAL), as on HELLFIRE II, passive fire-and-forget …Read More »
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Armed/Weaponized UAS/UAVs to See Competition from China? Chinese Unmanned Aircraft System/Drone Tech Catching Up.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 This one’s been coming for awhile. According to reports in multiple publications, it would appear that China is quickly closing the UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) gap currently enjoyed by the United States and Israel. More than 25 different Chinese UAS/UAV designs (and up to 40-50) were recently on …Read More »
AR Combat Match Trigger: The Case for Match Triggers in Combat/Duty Rifles: Safety, Speed and Accuracy
By Mike Pannone November 23, 2010 Throughout my training, travels and experience, I have seen only a rare few organizations that allow their members to use match triggers in their duty rifles. I am a big proponent of combat match triggers for the enhanced shootability they enable. I consider a “combat match trigger” one that is single or two-stage, no …Read More »
Metaflex Flexible Metamaterial (Flexible MM): The Future of Adaptive Camouflage / Visual Cloaking Technology? The quest for invisible infantry soldiers continues.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information on adaptive camouflage (a.k.a. electro-optical camfouflage, optical camouflage, active camouflage, chameleonic camouflage, invisibility cloaking technology, visual cloaking tech, visual spectrum cloaking tech, etc.) for quite some time. We’ve reported on both metamaterials (a.k.a. MMs, negative-index materials, negative-index metamaterials, and/or left-handed materials) research at …Read More »
300 AAC Blackout (.300BLK) 7.62x35mm Heavy Supersonic/Subsonic Rifle Cartridge for Military Special Operations Applications: Will it Fly?
by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 24, 2010 Back on September 29 (2010), Rob Silvers from Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) sent DefenseReview (DR), The Firearm Blog, Military Times, and pretty much everyone else (and their mother) an email on the new 300 AAC Blackout (.300BLK) 7.62x35mm supersonic/subsonic rifle cartridge. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to write …Read More »
Desert Tactical Arms (DTA) Stealth Recon Scout (SRS) Covert Compact Bullpup 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. Sniper Rifle for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS): First Test!
By “Fredo” Photo Credit: Desert Tactical Arms (DTA) October 3, 2010 During the prototype development and testing and evaluation of the Desert Tactical Arms (DTA) Stealth Recon Scout (SRS) modular bullpup sniper/anti-materiel rifle system, several configurations of a shorter variant of the rifle were conceived. It became necessary to develop a DTA rifle that could adequately address multiple real life …Read More »
Bushmaster .338 Lapua Magnum MCR (Multi Caliber Rifle): Semi-Auto .338 Lapua Magnum AR Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle for Long-Range Interdiction. Will it live?
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). September 13, 2010 Nobody seems to have written about this gun, yet, so we thought we would. When DefenseReview (DR) stopped by the …Read More »