As the nation pauses to observe Veteran’s Day, it is with deep gratitude and reverence that we extend our heartfelt thanks to the men and women who have selflessly served in the armed forces. On this hallowed day, we reflect on the profound sacrifices of time, blood, sweat, and tears made by our veterans—a sacrifice that forms the bedrock of the freedoms we cherish as a nation.
Radical Defense Releases New General Purpose Suppressor (GPS) Designed For General Purpose Machine Guns
Radical Defense is a Texas-based firearms manufacturer known for making AR-15s and 3-D printed suppressors. The company proudly announces its newest suppressor, the General Purpose Suppressor, or GPS for short. The GPS is a 3-D printed can that is fully auto-rated and is designed for calibers ranging from 7.62 to 8.6mm. The suppressor is made from Haynes 282, a nickel-based alloy, and weighs in at 23.5 oz.
Recently, the U.S. Department Of Defense awarded Saab an ammunition contract for AT4 anti-armor systems and Carl Gustaf Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System, also known as MAAWS. The new contract is worth $105 million. U.S. Army Special Forces and U.S. Marine Corps use these weapon systems and ammunition.
A couple of weeks ago, the UK Ministry of Defence adopted the KAC KS-1 as the new service rifle for Ranger Battalions and Royal Marines. This week, the UK government is adopting another American-made rifle. The UK Ministry of Defence selects Lewis Machine & Tool’s AR-10 as the Royal Marines new DMR platform. The LMT AR-10 is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, featuring a Leupold Mark 5 HD scope with a HUXWRX 7.62 flow-through suppressor.
Earlier this week, Beretta Defense Technologies (BDT) unveiled their new rifle, the New Assault Rifle Platform, or NARP. Beretta’s new combat rifle features a short-stroke gas piston system and is chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. The NARP has been designed to be the successor to Beretta’s ARX series of rifles, which was introduced back in 2008.
Last week, news dropped of UK Ministry of Defence awarded Knights Armament KS-1 as the winner of the Alternative Individual Weapon System, now known as the L403A1. The Edgar Brothers are UK-based contractor who will be building and delivering the rifles to Rangers and Royal Marines battalions. The UK plans on procuring 10,000 rifles over the next decade with the initial drop of 1,600 rifles by the end of this year. The Edgar Brothers releases more details on the rifle and a breakdown of its components.
Last week, the UK Ministry of Defence announced Knights Armament KS-1 as the winner of the Alternative Individual Weapon System, also known as Project Hunter. The new designation for the KS-1 will be the L403A1. The Alternative Individual Weapon System features three significant elements:(1) the KAC KS-1, (2) the optic system L900A1, and (3) a training system. The Aimpoint will be outfitting the new L403A1 with the ACRO P-2 closed emitter as a part of the optic system for the service rifle.
Recently, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence selected Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) KS-1 as its new service rifle for Ranger Battalions and elements of the Royal Marine Commandos. The KS-1 was a part of the UK’s Project Hunter, launched to solicit qualified applicants to select a new Alternative Individual Weapon (AIW) to replace the SA80/L85 series of rifles and Colt Canada L119s currently used by Rangers and Royal Marines. The Knight’s KS-1 official nomenclature will be known as the L403A1.
B&T is known for making robust, reliable, and precise firearms, suppressors, and accessories. The company’s Swiss roots of precision and mechanical excellence shine through its entire lineup of unique products. Recently, its American subsidiary B&T USA announced the limited run of APC9K SD2. The B&T APC9K SD2 is an integrally suppressed submachine gun with a scalable suppression system.
Toor Knives, a renowned name in precision-crafted blades, has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation with the release of their latest masterpiece, the XT1 Charlie Folding Knife. Building upon the success of the popular XT1 model, the Charlie variant takes versatility and performance to new heights, making it an indispensable tool for a wide range of applications.
Recently, True Velocity announced the acquisition of suppressor manufacturer Delta P. Design. Delta P is based in Oregon and specializes in 3D-printed suppressor technology. True Velocity and Delta P previously worked together as a part of True Velocity’s bid for the NGSW program. This acquisition comes when True Velocity is gearing up for a request in the forthcoming solicitation to submit a lightweight machine gun with a suppressor.
Back in June of 2021, True Velocity successfully converted a M240 machine gun from 7.62x51mm to 6.8 TVCM. True Velocity and FN America conducted a three month evaluation of the conversion with a 30,000 round count as its goal. That relationship has come full circle as of today, True Velocity and FN America announced a partnership to create conversion kits for the 240B and 240L machine guns chambered in 6.8mm TVCM.
Last year, Aero Precision teased their new bolt action that was designed, engineered, and built in-house by the former aerospace company. Fast forward a year, and Aero Precision is ready to unveil its bolt action to the shooting community. Aero is proud to announce the SOLUS bolt action rifle system. The SOLUS aims to give hunters, shooters, and competitors a custom shooting experience where the end user can build the rifle to dictate their needs.
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