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Photos from International Defense Fair, IDEF 2019 in Turkey

TFB reader, Stimpy75, was very kind to provide the following photos from the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF 2019) that took place in early May, 2019.  There were some small arms on hand, including the Tokat 571 machine pistol we posted about, but armored personnel carriers, tanks and ships were bountiful.  From the photos provided, […] Read More … The post Photos from International Defense Fair, IDEF 2019 in Turkey appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Daily News, Defense, MIL/LE, News, IDEF 2019, Laser Guided Missiles, Remote Stabilized Weapons, Small Arms, Turkey


The New Machine Pistol From Turkey, The TOKAT 571 9mm PDW

A new machine pistol, the Tokat 571, has emerged from the IDEF (International Defense Industry Fair) in Turkey.  TFB reader, Stimpy75, sent us pictures and information from the IDEF 2019 fair, which included this new personal defense weapon.  The Tokat 571’s most noticeable features include a non-reciprocating slide cover and extendable stock. The concept of covering […] Read More … The post The New Machine Pistol From Turkey, The TOKAT 571 9mm PDW appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Daily News, MIL/LE, Pistols, 9mm, Bihemta, IDEF 2019, Pdw, Tokat 571, Turkey


FN Unveils MK48 Machine Gun in 6.5 Creedmoor

As the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) starts today at The Tampa Convention Center (Florida) FN will be showing a prototype of a 6.5 Creedmoor Mk 48 Mod 2 Machine Gun. SOFIC is described as the premier venue for the SOF community to interact with relevant industries “and to collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and […] Read More … The post FN Unveils MK48 Machine Gun in 6.5 Creedmoor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, USSOCOM, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Gun, FN America, Machine Guns, 6.5 Creedmoor, SOFIC, FN America FN Herstal. FNH, Mk48, MIL/LE


LMT Defense Announces Award with Estonian Defence Forces

LMT Defense have confirmed their award of the contract for the Estonian Defence Forces new 5.56×45 and 7.62x51mm rifles. We have been closely following the Estonian rifle trials here at TFB and back in December 2018, we reported that Estonia’s military had chosen two of LMT’s rifles. The contracts have now been signed and production […] Read More … The post LMT Defense Announces Award with Estonian Defence Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, Press Releases, Estonia, TFB, LMT, Ar-15, Rifles, AR Patterned, LMT MARS-L, LMT Defense, MIL/LE, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian Defense Force


Egyptian Military Industries

Egyptian military industry dates back to ancient times of the pharaohs’ era. As recorded on papyrus inscriptions and antiquarian artifacts, they produced defensive and offensive military equipment from warships to bows and arrows, steel swords and shields to use in their battles which they recorded on the walls of their temples spread along the Nile […] Read More … The post Egyptian Military Industries appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Featured, Guns, Defense, Egypt, Editorial, Expo, MIL/LE, EDEX


Hessian Police Select HK416

Back in April 2018, we reported that Germany’s Hesse state police were in search for a new 5.56x45mm rifle. German defence blog Strategie-Technik reports that Hessian state police have selected a variant of the Heckler & Koch HK416. Hessian Police were in search for a mid-range weapon that “serves as a compact shoulder-mounted weapon system for medium […] Read More … The post Hessian Police Select HK416 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Hesse, Rifles, Heckler & Koch, Hk416, Semi-Auto, AR Patterned, Strategie Technik, MIL/LE, Hessian Police


TFB REVIEW: The New SIG Rattler Canebrake

Multiple variants of SIG’s widely successful MCX Rattler were brought to this year’s SHOT Show.  SIG seems keen to show off the versatility of the Ratter platform. Of the new Rattlers, one particular variant caught my eye, the Rattler Canebrake.  Featuring a new oversized rail with a faux suppressor tucked underneath, the Canebrake looks like […] Read More … The post TFB REVIEW: The New SIG Rattler Canebrake appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Defense, Sig, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, Sig MCX, 300 BLACKOUT, Pistol Stabilizing Brace, Rattlers, MCX Rattler, MIL/LE, Canebrake, SIG MCX PDW


USAF’s GAU-5A Takedown Survival Rifle Enters Service

Back in June 2018, we reported on the US Air Force’s new survival/self-defence weapon – the GAU-5A. The GAU-5A is an upgrade to the M4 which allows it to be stowed in the survival kit of US Air Force fighter jets. The Aircrew Self Defense Weapons (ASDW) is fitted with a takedown system that allows […] Read More … The post USAF’s GAU-5A Takedown Survival Rifle Enters Service appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Usaf, US Air Force, Daily News, Rifles, AR Patterned, ASDW, Gau-5a, MIL/LE, Aircrew Self Defense Weapons, GAU 5A Takedown Survival Rifle Enters Service


Colombian Companies Present VR Training System To Military

Two companies in Colombia have produced a VR (Virtual Reality) shooting simulator for training soldiers and law enforcement.  Simultech and Brash3d gave the Colombian Army a chance to test out their new system, named the “Vulcano”. The Vulcano is said to offer all types of environments, including rural and urban settings, as well as various […] Read More … The post Colombian Companies Present VR Training System To Military appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Colombia, Vr, Virtual Reality, Daily News, MIL/LE, Colombian Army, Vulcano Shooting Simulator, Simultech, Vulcano The Vulcano


Gold IWI Tavor Rifles Spotted With The Thailand King’s Guard

The Thailand King’s Guard was recently seen sporting a gold colored Tavor rifle. Curiously, there appears to be only two photo thus far posted on Reddit, 9gag and Bron Milmag’s Facebook page. The first photo below is blurry and appears to come from a screen capture from television footage, while the second image is much […] Read More … The post Gold IWI Tavor Rifles Spotted With The Thailand King’s Guard appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Gold, Reddit, Royal Wedding, Daily News, Tavor, Rifles, IWI Tavor, MIL/LE, Thailand King's Guard, Bron Milmag


FN Awarded Contract to Supply Machine Gun Barrels

The Department of Defense has awarded FN America a five-year indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery contract to supply machine gun barrels. The model of gun the barrels will be for was not stated but it is likely for the M240 general purpose machine gun and/or the M249 light machine gun – originally designed by FN. The […] Read More … The post FN Awarded Contract to Supply Machine Gun Barrels appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Daily News, FN, FN America, M249, M240, MIL/LE, Machine Gun Barrels


Finland Introduces New Updated RK62M

The Finish Army have release photos of their newly upgraded RK62 service rifle. The RK62M embodies a number of ergonomic improvements over the original rifle and allows more modularity. Finland adopted the 7.62x39mm Valmet RK62 in 1965 with over 300,000 produced by the early 1990s. The RK62 has long been in need of an upgrade with […] Read More … The post Finland Introduces New Updated RK62M appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Finland, Daily News, AK, Finnish Army, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, MIL/LE, RK62 M3, Valmet RK62, Finish Army


Indiana State Police Select the SIG Sauer P365 as their Back-Up Duty Firearm

The Indiana State Police have selected SIG Sauer’s P365 as their back up duty pistol for their entire force. They join Sumter PD who also recently chose the P365 as their back up pistol of choice. Indiana State Police have over 1,200 troopers who are already armed with the P227, as their standard duty pistol. […] Read More … The post Indiana State Police Select the SIG Sauer P365 as their Back-Up Duty Firearm appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Indiana, Law Enforcement, Press Releases, Sig Sauer, Indiana State Police, Pistols, Sig P365, MIL/LE, Indian State Police


Spanish Police Issued with Obsolete Rifles

The Guardia Civil, Spain’s oldest law enforcement agency, has issued some of its officers with old, obsolete rifles. The Union de Guardia Civiles, a police union, has raised concerns that its officer are being equipped with out of date firearms after some units were issued with CETME Model C’s dating from the 1960s. The Union de Guardia Civiles expressed […] Read More … The post Spanish Police Issued with Obsolete Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Spain, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Guardia Civil, Rifles, Cetme, MIL/LE, Union de Guardia Civiles


US Army Seeking Manufacturer for M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System

On April 8th, the US Army’s Contracting Command posted a Sources Sought notice seeking manufacturers able to compete 7.62x51mm M110A1 rifles. The M110A1 was selected in early 2018 and is based on Heckler & Koch’s G28 rifle. It is currently unclear why the Army is seeking a manufacturer for the M110A1, but the notice is intended […] Read More … The post US Army Seeking Manufacturer for M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, Daily News, Heckler Koch, Rifles, M110a1, AR Patterned, Contracting Command, Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System, MIL/LE, US Army Seeking Manufacturer


B&T USA Awarded Contract to Supply MP9 SMGs to Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department

The Sheriff’s Department of Lake County, Indiana has selected the compact MP9 submachine gun form B&T, presumably for issuing to their Tactical Unit (S.W.A.T). The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has an 18 strong tactical unit who are “available to assist local, state and federal agencies throughout the Northwest Indiana area.” Lake County is Indiana’s second […] Read More … The post B&T USA Awarded Contract to Supply MP9 SMGs to Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department appeared first on The ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Indiana, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Northwest Indiana, Lake County, Sheriff 's Department, SMG, Lake County Indiana, B&T, B&T MP9, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, MIL/LE, B&T USA, Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Department


The Russian Military Orders 150,000 AK-12 and AK-15

According to Russian news sources, the Russian Ministry of Defense has agreed a contract with Kalashnikov Concern to purchase the first 150,000 new AK-12 and AK-15 rifles. The adoption of the AK-12 and AK-15 was first announced back in January 2018.  The 150,000 rifle contract will reportedly be fulfilled over three years with 50,000 rifles […] Read More … The post The Russian Military Orders 150,000 AK-12 and AK-15 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Ministry of Defense, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Ak-74, Ak-12, Kalashnikov Concern, Ak-15, Russian Military, MIL/LE


USMC to Buy 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition

A sole source solicitation ordering an estimated 2.4 million rounds of polymer-cased .50 calibre ammunition has been awarded to MAC, LLC of Bay St. Louis, Missouri. The order for the new ammunition comes from the Marine Corps Systems Command and will include both ball and API ammunition. MAC, LLC recently became part of the Norwegian defence […] Read More … The post USMC to Buy 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Ammunition, Marine Corps Systems Command, Nammo, Mac Llc, Polymer Cased Ammunition, MIL/LE, Bay St Louis Missouri


USMC May Buy Up To 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition

An intent to sole source solicitation notifying of the potential order of an estimated 2.4 million rounds of polymer-cased .50 calibre ammunition has been posted, advising that MAC, LLC of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi may in the future receive an order for ammunition. The notice follows the USMC’s earlier survey of manufactures to find a suitable […] Read More … The post USMC May Buy Up To 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Bay St Louis Mississippi, Ammunition, Nammo, Mac Llc, Polymer Cased Ammunition, MIL/LE


US Air Force To Retire Remaining Service Revolvers

The United States Air Force has officially begun to retire their remaining inventories of Smith & Wesson Model 15 (M15) service revolvers.  TFB reported in early March that the new Sig Sauer M18 service pistol would be phasing out all previous service pistols, which include the M15’s, Beretta M9’s and Sig M11’s. According to that article, […] Read More … The post US Air Force To Retire Remaining Service Revolvers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, US Air Force, Daily News, United States Air Force, Sig Sauer, Smith Wesson Model, Revolvers, MIL/LE, 38Spc, S&W 15


What hides behind the designation L131A1?

What hides behind the designation L131A1? In case the pictures didn’t help you it’s the British Army’s name for the Glock 17. In 2013 the MOD (Ministry Of Defence United Kingdom) signed a £9 million contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. Personnel across all three Services began receiving […] Read More … The post What hides behind the designation L131A1? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, British Army, Armed Forces, Daily News, Glock 17, Semi-Auto, MIL/LE, British Ministry of Defence, Browning L9A1, L131A1, Viking Arms, MOD Ministry Of Defence United Kingdom


BREAKING: GLOCK to Supply 6,000 Glock 19 Gen 5 Pistols to the Singapore Police Force

Glock’s Asia Pacific arm are set supply 6,000 new duty pistols to the Singapore Police Force to replace the revolvers currently issued to officers. Glock have confirmed that the 9x19mm Glock 19 Gen 5 has been selected. The Singapore Police Force, which has over 9,500 regular officers, has a long history of revolver use. The […] Read More … The post BREAKING: GLOCK to Supply 6,000 Glock 19 Gen 5 Pistols to the Singapore Police Force appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Law Enforcement, Asia Pacific, Breaking News, Glock, Singapore Police Force, Pistols, Glock 19, Semi-Auto, MIL/LE, GLOCK Asia Pacific


Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Selects the Glock 45

The County sheriff’s department in Hancock, Maine are making the switch from SIG Sauer to Glock with the department-wide adoption of the Glock 45 in 9x19mm. It follows the recent news that New Hampshire’s Grafton County Sheriff’s Department also selected the new Gen 5 Glock 45 and Glock 17 as their new service pistols. Here’s Glock’s press […] Read More … The post Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Selects the Glock 45 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Law Enforcement, New Hampshire, Press Releases, Glock, Sig Sauer, Hancock County Sheriff 's Department, Pistols, Duty Pistol, HANCOCK Maine, MIL/LE, Glock 45, Hancock Country Sheriff's Department, Grafton County Sheriff 's Department


US Army’s Annual International Sniper Competition, 2019

In mid-March, the United States Army held their 10th annual Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.  Twenty-one teams from around the globe participated in the six-day event.  According to the Army Times, there were various, timed courses for two-man teams to complete using 7.62mm, 5.56mm and issued sidearms.  Some simulated […] Read More … The post US Army’s Annual International Sniper Competition, 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: News, Guns, International, North Carolina, US Army, Fort Bragg, Daily News, United States Army, Army Times, M40, M110, M249, USASOC, Sniper Competition, MIL/LE, Mk13


FN 15 Patrol Carbine selected by the South Carolina Dept. of Public Safety

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has selected FN America to supply the FN 15 Patrol Carbine. There is some logic in that, as FN America produce the carbine in the same state. 300 carbines have already been delivered by the local distributor Amchar Wholesale, with another 300 planned over the coming year. From […] Read More … The post FN 15 Patrol Carbine selected by the South Carolina Dept. of Public Safety appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, America, Press Releases, South Carolina, Daily News, FN, Ar-15, FN America, FN15, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Patrol Carbine, South Carolina Dept of Public Safety, South Carolina Department of Public Safety


BREAKING: US Army Selects B&T as New Sub Compact Weapon

It’s just under a year since the US Army announced its search for a new submachine gun with the Sub Compact Weapon programme. Today, it has been announced that the submission from B&T USA, the US arm of the Swiss small arms specialists B&T AG, has been selected by the US Army. Beating stiff competition from […] Read More … The post BREAKING: US Army Selects B&T as New Sub Compact Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Usa, Guns, US, Breaking News, US Army, SCW, B&T, SMGs, Sub Compact Weapon, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, MIL/LE, B&T USA, Sub Compact We, Sub guns, B T AG


Grafton County Sheriffs Switch to New Gen5 Glock Duty Pistols

Many law enforcement agencies across the globe are continuing to switch to Glock firearms as their duty and service pistols. This list grows daily and can now include the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department as, they too, have made the switch to the highly-reliable Glock pistol. Sheriff Jeff Stiegler of the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department, with […] Read More … The post Grafton County Sheriffs Switch to New Gen5 Glock Duty Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, Glock, Sheriffs, Grafton County, Semi-Auto, MIL/LE, Jeff Stiegler, Grafton County Sheriffs Switch, Grafton County Sheriff s Department


Textron Delivers Their Next-Generation Squad Weapon Technology Demonstrator

Textron have announced the delivery of their first Next Generation Squad Weapon prototype to the US Army, the first of five to be delivered. It should be noted that the prototype is in fulfillment of what is now being termed the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Technology (NGSW-T) award, not the separate Next Generation Squad Weapon-Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR). Textron have […] Read More … The post Textron Delivers Their Next-Generation Squad Weapon Technology Demonstrator appeared first on The Firea...
Tags: Guns, US Army, Daily News, Textron, Rifles, LSAT, Cased Telescoped, Textron Systems, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon, NGSW-T


POTD: Dutch Korps Mariniers with SIG SUR300

Following the recent terrorist incident in Utrecht, Netherlands, Dutch special forces have been deployed. We’ve gotten some good photos of members of the Dutch Korps Mariniers armed with the SIG Sauer Suppressed Upper Receiver (SUR) in .300 Blackout built on an MCX upper. The Dutch Dienst Speciale Interventies (DIS) or Special Interventions Service combines police and special forces […] Read More … The post POTD: Dutch Korps Mariniers with SIG SUR300 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Potd, Utrecht Netherlands, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, SIG SUR300, MIL/LE, Korps Mariniers, Dutch Korps Mariniers, Special Interventions Service


Barrett Celebrate MRAD Winning US SOCOM ASR Contract

On 12th March we reported that Barrett Firearms Manufacturing had been awarded a contract worth nearly $50 million to produce their MRAD rifle fulfilling the US Special Operations Command’s Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) requirement. Barrett have welcomed the contract and confirmed that the rifle purchased is the MRAD or Multi Role Adaptive Design. Here’s what Barrett had […] Read More … The post Barrett Celebrate MRAD Winning US SOCOM ASR Contract appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Press Releases, Barrett, ASR, Rifles, Sniper Rifle, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Bolt Action, Mrad, US SOCOM, MIL/LE