By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 30, 2023 Speaking of FN Herstal/FN America (FNA) products, DefenseReview really likes this one. It’s called the Lightweight Intermediate Caliber Cartridge Individual Weapon System (LICC IWS), and it’s a very interesting suppressed tactical AR-type combat/tactical carbine that utilizes a special 6.5x43mm/.264 (originally called the “.264 USA) round cartridge that was initially …Read More »
Unity Tactical AXON Remote Dual Switch and Single Switch Systems for Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR Illuminator (Light) and Laser Accessories and Modules!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 24, 2023 Billed as the ” pinnacle of remote switch design for weapon-mounted accessories”, the new Unity Tactical AXON remote dual and single switch system provides “complete control of lights and lasers in a single, compact and rugged housing”, and they probably do it better than anything else out there. The …Read More »
Genesis Arms Gen-12 Shotgun: AR-10-Style Mag-Fed Semi-Auto Combat/Tactical Shotgun with JK Armament Suppressors 12-Gauge Shotgun Suppressor: Taran Tactical Innovations Customized Version Featured in “John Wick: Chapter 4”!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 11, 2023 Last edited on 3/11/23. DefenseReview’s (DR) been doing this long enough that it’s pretty hard to get us truly excited about a firearm, but the Genesis Arms Gen-12 mag-fed (magazine-fed) semi-auto 12-gauge combat/tactical shotgun’s managed to do it, since, well, it’s an AR-10-type mag-fed semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun that appears …Read More »
Glickenhaus 008 Fast Response Military Vehicle (FRMV): Real-Life Weaponized All-Terrain/Off-Road Combat Car/Vehicle Concept Designed for War…or a Bond Film!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) November 16, 2022 Gotta’ hand it to Hollywood. Every once in awhile, one of their own actually produces something worthwhile outside the industry. In this case, it’s a real-life weaponized all-terrain/off-road combat car/vehicle concept called the Glickenhaus 008 Fast Response Military Vehicle (FRMV) –and it looks …Read More »
Vortex Optics XM-157 Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC): Meet the US Army’s New Game-Changing Smart Scope!
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 26, 2022 DefenseReview’s (DR) published a lot of information about Vortex Optics combat optics and scopes AND fire control systems/smart scopes in general (see “Related Articles” below for both). However, to date, we haven’t done a piece on the US Army’s new smart scope, the Vortex Optics XM-157 Next Generation Squad …Read More »
The Back-Up Plan: AmmoBack (aka Ammo Back) System: Pez Dispenser-Like Pistol or Rifle Magazine Dispenser Combat/Tactical Backpack for Military Special Operations Missions!
By Toby Melville September 7, 2022 The necessity to carry ammunition for your firearm is an essential requirement. An individual must be able to feed the weapon they fight with, or find themselves depleted of ammunition quickly. The other side of this issue is space. There’s only so much room on your kit. Early examples in the War on Terror …Read More »
SIG SAUER XM250/M250 6.8x51mm Belt-Fed Light Machine Gun (LMG): How Good is It, Really? Well, Garand Thumb Certainly Likes It!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): Garand Thumb July 17, 2022 Back in early May, DefenseReview (DR) published a quick heads-up piece about the SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle and XM250 belt-fed light machine gun winning the US Army Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) System contract to replace the M4/M4A1 carbine and FN M249 SAW (Squad Automatic …Read More »
RAROG Plastic Machine Gun Tape (Polymer Links) Developed for PK, PKM, and PKT Pattern Machine Guns: ‘Tactical Gear Tested in War’!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 29, 2022 This one’s interesting. The Russian/Ukrainian war is apparently leading to some interesting small arms innovation in the form of plastic machine gun belt links, or “Plastic Machine Gun Tape” made by a company called RAROG, who’s slogan/tagline is, appropriately (and accurately) enough “Tactical Gear Tested in War”. The Firearm …Read More »
SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle and XM250 Automatic Rifle to Replace US Army M4/M4A1 Carbine and M249 SAW by 2023!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): SIG SAUER May 9, 2022 The US Army is replacing its AR-15/M16-based M4/M4A1 Carbine with the new SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle after a roughly 65-year run, and its M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) with the new SIG SAUER XM250 after, well, a shorter run, beginning in late 2023. The new …Read More »
Aevex Aerospace Phoenix Ghost: ‘Secretive Suicide/Kamikaze Drone’ Aircraft being Shipped to Ukraine to Help Fight the Russians
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 30, 2022 Image(s) Credit(s): AeroVironment (AV) An interesting company called Aevex Aerospace out of Solana Beach, California is making a very interesting “secretive suicide/kamikaze drone” aircraft, or armed/weaponized UAS/UAV called the “Phoenix Ghost“, and they’ve reportedly started shipping them to Ukraine to help battle the Russians. Specifically, they’re sending 121 Phoenix …Read More »