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  • Army service rifles getting significant upgrades

    10/29/2010 10:52:03 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 53 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | 10/29/2010 | Dan Blottenberger
    Calling it “the biggest overhaul of service rifles in nearly 50 years,” the Army soon will send soldiers to Afghanistan with new M4A1 carbines. Upgrades to the M4 include a more resilient barrel, ambidextrous controls and a full-automatic setting. Add better ammunition, and soldiers will have a more lethal weapon to fight insurgents, according to Program Executive Office Soldier, which introduced the improvements. The new carbines are expected to be integrated into the force starting next year. Soldiers in Afghanistan expressed enthusiasm about the improvements, especially the ability to shoot on fully automatic. “That would be sweet. You could definitely...
  • Holographic Sights for SOCOM M4s

    05/31/2010 6:05:01 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 45 replies · 968+ views
    Defense Industry Daily ^ | 5/31/2010 | Defense Industry Daily
    -3 Communications subsidiary EOTech, Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI received a $25 million sole-source, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract, to provide their optical sighting system for U.S. Special Operations Command’s M4A1 carbines. Work will be performed in Ann Arbor, MI and is expected to be complete by May 2015. $262,636 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, on Sept 30/10. The US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Crane, IN manages this contract (N00164-10-D-JN68). EOTech offers a unique technology, thanks to its Holographic Weapon Sight. The firm says that their night-vision compatible sight combines ranging and aiming...
  • Paratrooper Sniper Becomes Hero

    11/22/2005 8:42:25 AM PST · by Cecily · 34 replies · 1,517+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 22, 2005 | Margot Dudkevitch & Staff
    IDF paratrooper Corporal David Markovitch foiled a would-be attack when he killed four Hizbullah members carrying an anti-tank missile in the village of Ghahar near South Lebanon. Markovitch, a trained sniper, aimed at the rocket, which exploded, killing three of the terrorists. He then shot the fourth, whose body was taken back across the lines by other Hizbullah members. The IDF was holding the other three bodies. Markovitch, who was drafted eight months ago, was described by an Israel Radio interviewer as "not especially large or threatening, even with a helmet on his head," and was eager to praise his...
  • New recruit becomes hero [IDF soldier takes on Hizbullah]

    11/22/2005 12:29:23 AM PST · by Heatseeker · 20 replies · 794+ views
    Ynetnews ^ | November 22, 2005 | Hanan Greenberg
    IDF Paratrooper David Markovitz shot, killed 4 Hizbullah terrorists who planned to abduct soldier Monday on northern border. Markovitz, recruited only 8 months ago, 'functioned extraordinarily,' commander says. IDF Paratrooper David Markovitz, who was recruited to the army only eight months ago, became a hero Monday when he killed four Hizbullah terrorists who attempted to abduct a soldier near the border village of Rajar. Lieutenant Colonel Yaniv Elaluf, commander of the 202 paratroop regiment, told Ynet he tried to reach Markovitz on the phone to tell him how proud he is. "This is exactly how I expect a troop in...