15 Aug 14. Arsenal, Inc. is introducing the latest configuration of SAM7R modern sporting rifle with Picatinny Quad Rail Handguard System. Sold under the SKU SAM7R-66, the new configuration of SAM7R, as all other MSRs in this series, features Arsenal’s exclusive forged then milled receiver, original Bulgarian hammer forged chrome lined barrel, 14x1mm left-hand muzzle threads, removable muzzle brake, bayonet lug, US made mil-spec polymer stock set with stainless heat shield and cleaning kit compartment, and 800 meter rear sight leaf. After successfully fulfilling military requirements, for the first time, the SAM7R is being made available to the public with Arsenal’s latest design Picatinny Quad Rail Handguard System. The PR-01 Picatinny Quad Rail Handguard System follows Arsenal’s legacy of quality and craftsmanship and provides superior platform for wide range of attachments, including optics, flash lights, lasers, forward grips, and other accessories of your choice. The PR-01 Picatinny Quad Rail Handguard System was designed and manufactured to meet and exceed the following stringent military requirements:
* Ability to accept cleaning rod with the rail system installed – achieved with stainless steel internal guide rail
* To easily align the rail system with both milled and stamped receivers – achieved with a pair of precision machined tabs
* Ability to constrain debris from entering into the receiver from under-rail openings – achieved with sealing caps of the rail system
* Minimize weight, while providing maximum strength – achieved with the triangular support design and utilizing aircraft grade durable aluminum material
* Providing the maximum number of rails – achieved with optimum design with 14 rails on the bottom and the sides, and 9 rails on the top
* Identification marks for repeat attachment of devices – achieved with clearly marked numbering system on all 4 sides
* Provide comfortable grip to the shooter – achieved with compact system profile and smooth finish
This limited run of the SAM7R-66 rifle has an MSRP of $1,349 and is now available through our dealers and retail outlets.
18 Aug 14. US Navy successfully tests surface-to-air standard missile-6. The US Navy has successfully conducted a flight test of the new surface-to-air standard missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, US. The Juliet flight test is the first of ten follow-on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) events scheduled for SM-6’s missile performance and demonstration. Juliet was aimed at assessing the missile’s potential to capture a subsonic, low-altitude target over land. Johns Hopkins University applied physics lab anti-air warfare missiles technical director Jim Schuh said: “This event demonstrated SM-6’s ability to detect and engage a slow moving target in the presence of complex land clutter. “It is another victory for this very versatile weapon.” The missile is Raytheon Missiles Systems’ sixth version of the standard missile family and is being developed for the navy to offer an over-the-horizon engagement ability when fired from an Aegis warship. Furthermore, the missile’s hardware and software missile technology will offer required capabilities against emerging threats. Programme executive office integrated warfare systems 3.0 programme manager captain Michael Ladner said: “This is an important achievement for naval warfare.
“SM-6 is undoubtedly the most advanced anti-air missile the navy has ever produced and delivered to our sailors.” In June 2013, the US Navy awarded a $275m contract modification to Raytheon covering SM-6’s all-up round production and spare parts. The SM-6 programme has been under development for seven years and achieved initial operational capability in November 2013. It is now going through FOT&E, which is likely to finish during the second quarter of 2016. (Source: naval-technology.com)