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MA-1 Tactical Folder: Tactical Edged Weapon for Serious Social Purposes

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of tactical edged weapons (a.k.a. tactical knives), Miltner Adams Company has just introduced an interesting tactical folder called the MA-1 Tactical Folder, which was designed and developed by company co-owner Richard Miltner. There are several interesting aspects of this knife. First, it has a very agressive blade profile, reminiscent of the Warren Thomas Model 5 …

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KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife for Tactical Carry/CCW

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re primarily "gun guys" here at DefenseReview, occasionally we like to report on tactical edged weapons (a.k.a. tactical knives) when we come across interesting and/or utilitarian examples. At shot show, DefenseReview got to handle the KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife, which is a compact, lightweight fast-deployment fixed-blade knife designed and developed by John Benner, owner …

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Anti-Sniper/Sniper Detection/Gunfire Detection Systems at a Glance

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 19, 2006 There are currently a number of anti-sniper systems (a.k.a. sniper detection systems, a.k.a. gunfire detection systems) that have been designed and developed for use by military infantry personnel. DefenseReview plans on doing a review and analysis of all of these systems/technologies at some point in the not-too-distant future. In …

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New RPO Shmel-M Infantry Rocket Flamethrower Man-Packable Thermobaric Weapon

by David Crane [email protected]   KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Tula, Russia) displayed an updated/upgraded version of the of the RPO Shmel Infantry Rocket Flamethrower thermobaric weapon system (a rocket launcher that fires a thermobaric warhead) called the RPO Shmel-M (full designation: RPO Shmel-M PDM-A) at Eurosatory 2006. Adopted by the Russian Army in December 2003, the RPO Shmel-M is billed …

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HAMMER Remotely-Operated Weapons System for Robotic and Manned Vehicles

by David Crane [email protected] A company called More Industries, LLC is manufacturing and marketing a remotely-operated weapons system (i.e. remote-controlled weapons system) called HAMMER for use on UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles, a.k.a. ground robots), manned ground vehicles (i.e. HMMWVs/Humvees, APCs/IFVs, and civilan vehicles like flatbed trucks and SUVs/4x4s), and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), turning the latter into UCAVs (Unmanned Combat …

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Swanson Shield Gunner’s Shield Protecting U.S. Infantry Warfighters in Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] It’s common knowledge that enemy IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) are currently the number one threat to our infantry warfighters, and have been for quite some time. HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, a.k.a. Humvee) machine gunners have been some of the most vulnerable targets (if not the most vulnerable targets), due to the fact that they …

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Mini Battle Shield/Combat Shield Being Developed for Urban Warfare/MOUT Ops

by David Crane [email protected] July 13, 2006 A private company called CombatBodyArmor (CBA) is currently developing a small, forearm-wearable ballistic shield, or "Battle Shield" (a.k.a. "Combat Shield"), for infantry warfighters. The CBA Mini Battle Shield (a.k.a. Mini Combat Shield) is being developed specifically to protect the warfighter against current enemy rifle-caliber threats (7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm, and 7.62x54R) and IED (Improvised Explosive …

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Exclusive Video: AA12 Machine Shotgun/FRAG-12 Grenade Weapon System Test Fired

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has just received exclusive video footage (links below) of an MPS Auto Assault-12 Full-Auto Shotgun (a.k.a. MPS AA-12 Full-Auto Shotgun) successfully firing (and cycling) British FRAG-12 munition (12-gauge grenade) on full-auto at 300 rpm (rounds per minute). The test (AA-12) shotgun sucessfully fired (and cycled) a total of 60 fin-stabilised FRAG-12 grenades/munitions over the course of the full-auto …

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Tech Update: AAE Stealth III Cloaking Tech for Vehicles, Warfighters, and Helos

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has obtained two of the latest promotional/informational documents on the AAE Stealth Technology System (STS) cloaking technology (a.k.a. adaptive camouflage, electro-optical camouflage, active camouflage, and chameleonic camouflage), so we thought we’d share them with our readers. These documents discuss what Advanced American Enterprise (AAE) calls "Stealth III". The relevant links to the Stealth III documents …

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M16 Viper Series: Custom 5.56mm Weapons Packages for Special Ops (Video!)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview first reported on the M16 Clinic AR-15/M16/M4/M4A1-platform 5.56x45mm subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages back in December, 2004. That first article discussed the select-fire/full-auto,  SOPMOD M4 CQBR (Close Quarters Battle Receiver)-style M16 Viper and M16 Viper-XRP (eXtra-Range/Perimeter) 5.56mm subcarbines/SBRs, which are built specifically for military Special Operations applications, including anti-terrorism/counterterrorism operations. These weapons would appear to …

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