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David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

Cobalt Kinetics Rifle Round Counter (Shot Counter) on Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3.0 3-Gun/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine with Cobalt Advantage Reloading System (CARS)! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 18, 2017 As much as the HK433 bores us, that’s how much the Cobalt Kinetics Evolve AR and its patented and proprietary CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) speed-reloading system interests and excites us. In other words, quite a bit. DefenseReview (DR) has been reporting on the Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3-Gun/tactical AR ... Read More »

Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 ‘Raptorsky’ Going into Production as Sukhoi Su-57 5th-Gen Multi-Role Low-Observable/Stealth Fighter Jet Manned/UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Russian Defense Ministry August 14, 2017 DefenseReview’s (DR) been publishing information on the Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 “Raptorsky” prototype 5th-Gen low-observable/stealth fighter jet aircraft since February 2010, and we’ve been following its development ever since. Well, Russian media’s just gone public with the PAK FA T-50 being prepared to go ... Read More »

Heckler & Koch (HK) HK433 ‘Compact and Modular’ 5.56mm NATO Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR: What’s the Point?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Heckler & Koch (HK) August 10, 2017 Last updated on 8/11/17. When DefenseReview (DR) first learned about the Heckler and Koch (HK) HK433 Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), we weren’t impressed, and that hasn’t really changed. However, several of our professional/industry contacts have either mentioned it to us or asked ... Read More »

Russian Navy to Get Pantsir-ME Missile Cannon Ship-Defense System: ‘Robo-Cop of the Seas’, Brought to You by KBP (Russian Instrument Design Bureau)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sputnik News and Jane’s Defence August 6, 2017 As if the US Navy and Air Force don’t have enough challenges on their respective plates already, Sputnik News is reporting on a ship-defense variant of the Russian Pantsir-S missile system called the Pantsir-ME, which reportedly can simultaneously intercept up to four ... Read More »

Kestrel Ballistics 5700 Elite Weather Meter with LiNK and Applied Ballistics, and DROP D3 Ballistics: Advanced Integrated Ballistic Computer/Computing for More Accurate Long-Range Precision Rifle Shooting/Sniping! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 3, 2017 Last updated on 8/10/17. Well, it took us a little while to get this one up, but better late than never, and we’re really happy to do it, since the primary product we’re discussing, the Kestrel Ballistics 5700 Elite Weather Meter with LiNK and Applied Ballistics, potentially represents a ... Read More »

Will the Russian Air Force Beat the US Air Force to the Punch with 6th-Gen Jet Fighter Aircraft-Mounted Laser Weapons, Radio-Photonic Radar (‘Radio Vision’), Microwave Weapons and Guided Electronic Munitions? Let’s Hope Not.

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 31, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about aircraft-mounted laser weapons technology for years, now, including the very interesting Lockheed Martin Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) laser weapon turret for supersonic jet fighter aircraft, specifically, and offensive and defensive laser weapons for jet fighter aircraft, in general, which the US Air ... Read More »

Snake Eater Tactical SET Rifle Armor Plate Carrier with Patent-Pending Grid Mounting System and Burro Mag (Magazine) Pouch Rack: Ultra-Minimalist, Modular Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Plate Carrier in A-TACS Camo Combat Camouflag Pattern for Clandestine/Covert Special Ops! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 30, 2017 Last updated on 7/31/17. As DefenseReview (DR) was making its annual stop at the https://www.a-tacs.com/ target=right>A-TACS Camo combat camouflage booth, we came across a very interesting and nice looking ultra-minimalist, modular lo-vis/lo-pro (low-visibility/low-profile) tactical rifle armor plate carrier made by Snake Eater Tactical (SET) that was on display there. ... Read More »

KMFJ DA BERSERKER Signature Series Suppressed Glock 19/17/22 and UW Service Grade IWB G26/19/17 Aircraft-Grade Kydex Combat/Tactical Pistol Holsters! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 27, 2017 Speaking of interesting combat/tactical pistol products at SHOT Show 2017, boutique tactical kydex pistol holster maker KMFJ LLC, run by one Larry Ryland, showed DefenseReview (DR) two new aircraft-grade kydex pistol holsters, the KMFJ DA BERSERKER Signature Series Glock 19/17/22 Holster, and the KMFJ IWB G26/19/17 Holster. We here ... Read More »

VooDoo Innovations VDI Brawler and Enforcer Stripped Glock 17 (G17) and Glock 19 (G19) Combat/Tactical Pistol Slides, VDI Performance Guide Rod and Spring Kits, and VDI Multigen Slide Adapter! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 25, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) published articles on the VooDoo Innovations VDI Slayer and VDI Enforcer Glock 17 (G17) complete slide and barrel assemblies late last year, as we were impressed with them, particularly their good bang-for-the-buck aspect. The VDI Enforcer piece discussed an actual range T&E (Test and Evaluation) conducted by ... Read More »

Army Research Lab (ARL) developing Hardened Automonomous, Artificially-Intelligent (AI) Distributed Robot Swarms (or, Swarm Bots) for Future Electronic Warfare Environments: Will They be Ready and Capable for World War III (WWIII)?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Lifeboat.com July 21, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has previously reported on the U.S. Deparment of Defense (DoD), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and the U.S. Air Force developing (mostly) autonomous, artificially-intelligent (AI) ground robot, boat and UAS/UAV/drone aircraft swarm (or, swarming) technology for future warfare applications. Specifically, we reported on ... Read More »