Wednesday, February 28, 2024

SPLAT: Explosives/Chemical Weapons-Detection Tech Meets Paintball

by David Crane david@defensereview.com U.S. military and law enforcement personnel may soon have a new high-tech, albeit small, weapon at their disposal in the "War on Terror". Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has teamed up with some graduate students at the University of Florida in Gainseville to create a small, ballistic "sticky" round/projectile, originally conceived to aid U.S. Armed …

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Video of Roadside Ambush Against USAF OSI Protective Detail Vehicles in Baghdad

by David Crane david@defensereview.com New DefRev articles are on the way. In the meantime, Military.com has some very interesting video footage that, according to one of their sources, is footage of an ambush in Baghdad, Iraq that was perpetrated against a USAF OSI protective detail team on July 13th, 2004. The video footage takes you inside one of the vehicles, …

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AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2004 Weapons/Product Videos

by David Crane david@defensereview.com If you’ve already read my recent article, "AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater, the Milkor MGL Mk-1S, and the HK XM8 Rifle/Carbine", be sure to also check out the AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2004 videos page. There’s some really great stuff on there. DefenseReview has, in the past (over time), already written articles on most of the weapons …

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Diamondback Tactical Introduces the Rugged Terrain Vehicle for Military SPECOPS

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Diamondback Tactical is marketing the Rugged Terrain Vehicle (RTV) as "the premier light tactical vehicle to meet today’s and tomorrows threat." The Rugged Terrain Vehicle (RTV) appears to be a modified "Prowler". More accurately, it appears to be a modified/upgraded Prowler Weapons/Reconaissance Platform that’s now been private-labeled by Diamondback Tactical. The Diamondback Tactical Rugged Terrain Vehicle …

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Ultra Mag 50 .50 BMG Rifle: Heavy Punch in a Lightweight Package.

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Safety Harbor Firearms is currently manufacturing and marketing a side-mounted magazine-fed bolt-action .50 BMG rifle, called the Ultra Mag 50, that DefenseReview would like to learn more about. Developed by Dennis Cheney and Dave Finnie, the Ultra Mag 50 .50 Cal. rifle utilizes an AR-15-based lower receiver and lightweight upper. The Ultra Mag 50 .50BMG rifle …

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Springfield Armory (New-Version) Operator, TGO 1, and TGO II 1911 Pistols

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Not content to just sit around on their laurels, the folks at Springfield Armory have been busy little bees, churning out some new 1911 pistols (single stack). The first new pistols we’ll mention are the new TGO 1 Service Model 5" Bi-tone and TGO II Service Model 5" Bi-tone 1911 pistols. Both pistols have been designed …

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S&W 325PD: .45ACP power for armed professionals and CCW’s who prefer revolvers

by David Crane david@defensereview.com If you like the idea of a .45ACP caliber carry gun, but prefer revolvers over 1911 semi-auto pistols, Smith & Wesson has THE carry gun for you. It’s a member of S&W’s AirLite series, and it’s called the Model 325PD. I’m actually a big fan of Smith & Wesson’s AirLite Scandium alloy carry revolvers. They’re the …

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AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater, the Milkor MGL Mk-1S, and the HK XM8 Rifle/Carbine

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) recently held their annual Shoot-Out at Blackwater USA. The AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater has become a real big deal annual event among small arms experts and military defense/tactical industry people. At this year’s Shoot-Out (2004), Armed Forces Journal editor John Roos and his merry band of shooters/evaluators put a plethora of tactical …

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New MultiCam Multi-Environment Camouflage Pattern by Crye Precision

by David Crane david@defensereview.com The Crye Precision website is now active. The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, launched the Crye Precision website to promote their new MultiCam multi-environment camouflage pattern. MultiCam, according to the Crye Precision website, "is a Multi-Environment Camouflage™ system, which was developed by Crye Precision in co-operation with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Center {a.k.a. U.S. …

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Miguel Caballero LTD Body Armor: High Security Fashion for the Jetset Crowd

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Miguel Caballero has been labeled by "Business Week" magazine as "the Armani of Bulletproof Apparel". This is because his company, Miguel Caballero LTD (located in lovely Bogota, Columbia), specializes in "high security fashion", including bullet-resistant (men’s) business and casual attire. You know, I can’t help thinking how appropriate Bogota, Columbia is as a location for Mr. …

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Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth by Combat Elite, Inc.

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Combat Elite, Inc. is making a rather interesting edged weapon. It’s called the Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth. The Combat Elite Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth features a 5" inch double-edged bi-directional carbon fiber blade and parachute cord-wrapped handle. The cord is removable. Overall weight is 1.3 ounces. The Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth comes with a… kydex neck …

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Update: Rock River Arms (RRA) DEA Carbine/FBI Tactical Carbine (5.56mm)

by David Crane david@defensereview.com" While we’re on the subject of 5.56x45mm carbines, DefRev’s also going to try to get some high-res JPEG’s of the Rock River Arms (RRA) DEA Carbine/FBI Tactical Carbine (5.56x45mm). Rock River Arms (RRA) has really attacked the AR-15 market with a vengeance in the last several years. The DEA and FBI are only two of the …

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DSA LE MRP ZM4 5.56 AR-15/M16-Based Carbine for LE SWAT and 1st Responders

by David Crane david@defensereview.com" DSA Inc. has teamed up with Lewis Machine and Tool Co. to produce the DSA LE MRP (Monolithic Rail Platform) ZM4 5.56 Carbine. It’s an interesting package and a continuation of DSA’s aggressive move into the AR-15 market. The DSA LE MRP ZM4 rifle/carbine, of course, incorporates the… Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) Quick-Change Barrel System …

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GDATP Receives $16 Million Contract for MK47 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DefenseReview should also mention that the $16 million M2HB 12.7mm/.50 BMG machine gun contract follows a previously-awarded $16 million for the GDATP MK47 MOD 0 ‘Striker40’ Weapon System/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), a.k.a. MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG). You may, or may not, remember DefRev’s short piece on the MK47 Striker 40mm …

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