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, […]

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

Bihemta's Tokat 571 pistolA 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 […]

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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 […]

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LMT Defense Announces Award with Estonian Defence Forces

MLCPSLMT 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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