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19 Jan 15. GLOCK, Inc. announced the release of the new GLOCK Modular Optic System (MOS). The MOS platform was designed by GLOCK engineers to enable users to mount their preferred reflex sights to their pistol in order to improve their target acquisition. The Gen4 models G34, G35, and G41 will now be available in the new MOS platform. Coming soon is GLOCK 40 Gen4 in MOS Configuration – the long slide pistol is intended for 10mm enthusiasts as well as handgun hunters. “Our research has prompted us to release the MOS configurations for the G34 Gen4, G35 Gen4 and G41 Gen4 and the new G40 Gen4 in the MOS Configuration.” stated Josh Dorsey, VP at GLOCK, Inc. “The new GLOCK MOS platform offers a convenient way to mount reflex sights without costly alterations to a warrantied slide.” The MOS models include an Adapter Plate Kit containing 4 adapter plates as well as the tools for the removal and installation for a variety of optics. Optics are not included with the MOS pistols. The specifications for the Gen4 MOS configured G34, G35, and G41 are the same as their respective non-MOS versions. The MOS configured G34 Gen4, G35 Gen4, and G41 Gen4, was unveiled at the GLOCK booth (#12254) during the SHOT Show.
20 Jan 15. NSPA delivers FN Minimis to Czech Republic. The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) ordered the weapons from the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) in 2012 and expected delivery in 2013. However, deliveries to the ACR were delayed because of licensing disputes between Czech defence firm Meopta, which is importing the weapons and related accessories on behalf of the MoD, and some of the US-based manufacturers of the accessories. The new weapons successfully completed ACR field tests in April 2014, but the legal dispute delayed final deliveries. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
21 Jan 15. India to conduct first canister-based trial of Agni-V missile. The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to conduct the first canister-based trial of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), off the Odisha coast on 31 January.
DRDO sources were quoted by The Hindu as saying that pre-mission activities are underway on Wheeler Island. During the test, the nuclear-capable missile will be launched in the final induction configuration from a canister mounted on a road-mobile launcher. Radars, telemetry and electro-optical tracking systems will be spread out and deployed in a manner that will ensure ‘repeatability’ of data, the sources added. An advanced high-end telemetry system will be used to its full capacity to collect flight data. During the test, the three-stage, solid-fuelled missile is expected to carry a dummy payload that will be pushed out of canister by a gas generator, which will provide a force equivalent from 300t to 370t. According to The Hindu, DRDO missile technologists have also conducted two missile-ejection tests from a canister in simulated conditions to evaluate various parameters. The missile was scheduled to be test-fired from complex-IV on Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast in mid January, but the launch date was deferred because of non-technical reasons. The 17m-long Agni-V is an indigenously developed ICBM that can carry a payload of 1.1t. It has a strike range of 5,000km. According to sources, the missile will be inducted by the Indian Army after additional trials. (Source: army-technology.com)
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