Saturday, September 24, 2022

GATR Technologies Ultra-Transportable Beach Ball-Style C-band Inflatable Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Antenna Systems: Tactical Communications for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS) in Adverse Conditions

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 21, 2010 Updated on 6/28/10 Outside the exhibition hall at SOFIC 2010 (Special Operations Infantry Conference 2010), GATR Technologies was showing off their giant beach ball-style 2.4-meter (2.4m) C-band inflatable satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna system. Made from a “flexible conductive composite fabric” capable of enduring “extreme heat, “extreme cold”, and “extreme …

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DefenseReview Returning from SOFIC 2010. Fresh articles coming soon…

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com 6/18/2010 DefenseReview (DR) is still in very sunny and hot Tampa, Florida after attending SOFIC 2010 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2010), but we’ll be flying out, shortly.  We had a great time at the show viewing the latest and greatest military Special Operations (SPECOPS) hardware/tech.  We’ll be writing about it, soon. So, …

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DefenseReview Attending Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2010

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com DefenseReview will be attending Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2010 in Tampa, FL, starting tomorrow, June 15, 2010. We’ll be walking around the show, looking at all the latest and greatest SPECOPS hardware/tech. So, any SOFIC exhibitors or attendees that would like to speak with us at the show can contact us …

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DR Photos: British Army-Config LMT .308 Modular Weapon System (MWS) Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) / LMT L129A1 7.62mm NATO Rifle/Carbine for British Military Marksmen and Snipers

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com 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). June 11, 2010 And, speaking of The Firearm Blog, they recently published a blurb on …

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MagPul Industries Developing 4×2 Quad Stack Magazine (5.56mm NATO): Enhanced-Capacity AR Mag (4179 STANAG)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 8, 2010 And, speaking of enhanced-capacity 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. 4179 STANAG AR (AR-15) magazines, MagPul Industries has just filed a patent application (#: 20100126053) for a quad stack 4×2 AR mag. Here’s how The Firearm Blog describes the magazine’s operation: The design is quite straight forward. A central partition …

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Video: Armatac SAW-MAG (also written SAWMAG) 150-Shot Double-Drum Magazine for USMC’s HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) for Mobile Infantry: FN M249 SAW/LMG Look Out!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 8, 2010 Armatac Industries just sent us a link to their video on the new SAW-MAG (also written SAWMAG) 150-shot double-drum mag (magazine), which represents an evolutionary improvement over their CL-MAG. The SAWMAG is billed as the “ultimate feed device” and “the solution” for the Marines’ HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic …

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MacroUSA Armadillo V2 Throwable Micro Unmanned Ground Vehicle (MUGV) Tactical Robot Wins Innovation Award at Military European Land Robot (M-ELROB) 2010 Trial/Competition

The following is a MacroUSA Corporation press release. Hammelburg, Germany – May 20, 2010, MacroUSA Corporation was awarded the Special Jury’s “Innovation” award at the sixth biannual Military European Land Robot Trial 2010 (M-ELROB 2010) for their Armadillo V2 throwable micro unmanned ground vehicle (MUGV) tactical robot. ELROB is a trial that allows companies and universities to demonstrate and compare …

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Lancer Systems Introduces L15 “Configurable” AR (AR-15) Lower Receiver with Modular Magwell

The following is a Lancer Systems press release: June 2, 2010 Lancer Systems Introduces a New Configurable Lower Receiver for the AR Platform Allentown, PA (June 2010) Lancer Systems LP is pleased to announce the introduction of our L15 Lower Receiver with changeable Magazine Well Extensions (Magwells). The L15’s changeable Magwells make it the most versatile AR receiver available today. …

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U.S. Army Issues Sources Sought Notice Requesting Information for “Individual Carbine” Small Arms Technology: The Quest for the “Next Carbine” to Upgrade/Improve and/or Replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine Continues…

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 2, 2010 In their ongoing efforts to upgrade/improve and/or replace the Colt SOPMOD M4/M4A1 Carbine with the “Next Carbine”, the U.S. Army Contracting Command just issued a sources sought notice/solicitation (Solicitation Number: W15QKN-10-X-0455) on May 27, 2010 requesting information on potential weapon capabilities for an “Individual Carbine” as part of a “market …

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SIG Sauer SIG516 (5.56mm) and SIG716 (7.62mm) Short-Stroke Gas Piston/Op-Rod System Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR Series at SHOT Show 2010 (Photos!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com 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). May 31, 2010 Back in September (2009), DefenseReview (DR) published a short piece on the …

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Competitive Edge Dynamics (CED) CED7000 Pro Prototype Next-Gen Shot-Activated Timer / Electronic Shot Timer

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com 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). May 26, 2010 Updated on 6/02/10 Top tier competitive and tactical shooters will train with …

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Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD Bolt-Action Marksman/Sniper Rifle

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 24, 2010 Well, it looks like a classic jut got a little better, or at least a little quieter. Remington Firearms just introduced the Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD sound-suppressed bolt-action sniper rifle system, which is essentially a product-improved/upgraded Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical rifle that’s been threaded to accept …

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Holland Automatic Rifles (HAR) Developing Prototype Tri-vent/Progressive-Vent Piston/Op-Rod System AR (AR-15)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 23 2010 On May 18, 2010, The Firearm Blog reported on yet another company developing yet another gas piston/op-rod AR (AR-15) rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) platform. The company is Holland Automatic Rifles (HAR). The piston/op-rod (operating rod) system is a tri-vent/progressive-vent, vectored-exhaust, recoil-attenuating/mitigating system that, according to “John” at HAR, requires …

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