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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.

A-BOM (also written ABOM) KLAIR Active Anti-Fog Ballistic Goggle Technology with Heated Ballistic Lens(es): Best Anti-Fog Ballistic Goggles? (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 28, 2017 Last updated on 6/29/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently got the chance to check out some very intresting “zero-fog” ballistic goggles at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017, made by a company called A-BOM (also written ABOM). The key to the A-BOMB goggle’s extreme anti-fog capability is their patented KLAIR ... Read More »

Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter-Mounted Raytheon High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapon Successfully Tested at White Sands Missile Range!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Raytheon Company June 26, 2017 Last updated on 6/27/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a piece on the new Lockheed Martin 60kW (Kilowatt) fiber optic laser weapon, which is pretty interesting. However, as it turns out, SOCOM (USSOCOM) just tested a Raytheon HEL (High Energy Laser) on board a Boeing Apache ... Read More »

Geissele Automatics Maritime Bolt Catch/Release ‘Paddle’ Lever for Better Ambidextrous Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Weapons Handling ! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 23, 2017 As it happens, the Geissele High Speed Selector (HSS) wasn’t the only cool new Geissele Automatics AR-15 control component DefenseReview (DR) came across at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017. We also got to check out the nicely-designed Geissele Martime Bolt Catch/release “paddle” lever that makes for much ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin 60-kilowatt (kW) Fiber-Optic Airborne Laser Weapon being Tested within 18 Months for Future Warfare Applications!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 20, 2017 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we’re big fans of military-grade laser weapons that can be used to shoot vehicles and enemy soldiers from the air (and aircraft from the ground and sea, and have been for some time, now. So, we’re always happy to read about US military laser weapons’ ... Read More »

DIUx/Kratos UTAP-22 Mako and XQ-222 Valkyrie Combat UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft: Developmental Artificially Intelligent (AI)Attack Aircraft Wingmen on Their Way for Future Warfare!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (KDSS) and Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) June 15, 2017 According to a recent Washington Post piece, it would appear that the EDI UCAV (Extreme Deep Invader Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle), featured in the 2005 film Stealth, is about to come to life as future ... Read More »

3D Printing a Strike Industries SI Megafin Featureless Grip (MFG) for AR-15 and AK-47/AKM Rifle/Carbines

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 13, 2017 As long as we’re discussing Strike Industries (SI) products, we should probably quickly mention the company’s product design and 3D printing capabilities. DefenseReview (DR) is a big fan SI’s product designs AND 3D printing tech in general, so it was quite a treat for us to watch one of ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Viper PDW Stock Spring-Loaded Telescoping/Retractable Tactical AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon (SBR/PDW) Buttstock! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 9, 2017 Strike Industries (SI) recently introduced the SI Viper PDW Stock telescoping/retractable buttstock for tactical AR (AR-15) SBR/PDW’s, at SHOT Show 2017, but unfortunately, DefenseReview (DR) didn’t get to see it OR SI’s other new tactical AR goodies at the show. So, we travelled to the company’s headquarters in California ... Read More »

Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX Lightweight, Minimalist (Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis) Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Tactical Vest! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 2, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) got a chance to examine the new Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX lightweight tactical armor plate carrier/tactical vest at SHOT Show 2017, and we liked what we saw. The new vest sports a lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) minimalist design, triangular laser-cut Cordura//Dyneema molle webbing, D-Ring system shoulder strap fasteners for ... Read More »

‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’: A Rebuttal. This is What’s so Special about Special Ops…

By Jeff Gurwitch May 30, 2017 ‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’; that’s the title of an op-ed recently written by Abner Miranda, and published Breach Bang Clear. While Mr. Abner might have some valid points as to why former Special Operators don’t always make for the best shooting instructors, to be honest, with comments like his opening ... Read More »

Happy Memorial Day 2017 from DR

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 29, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) would like to wish our readers and members, and our troops and veterans, a very happy (if somber) and safe Memorial Day. As we remember our fallen, we’d like to once again thank all the great people who are  currently serving our country in our Armed Forces, and ... Read More »