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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.

S&S Precision NavBoard FlipMod Flip-Down Modular Navigation Device for Airborne Parachuting and SOF Missions!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 22, 2017 S&S Precision has an interesting new flip-down modular navigation device for airborne parachuting and SOF (Special Operations Forces) missions called the NavBoard FlipMod, and DefenseReview (DR) got to examine it earlier this year at SHOT Show 2017. DR covered the S&S Precision NavBoard Rotary from SHOT Show 2016, so ... Read More »

USNV/StingerWorx shows EMPEROR Series Lightweight, Weldless Modular Titanium Rifle Silencer/Sound Suppressor Kits with Quick-Attach/Quick-Detach (QA/QD) Over the Barrel Expansion Chamber (OBX)/Reflex Chamber, Replaceable Baffle Stack and Titanium Muzzle Brake! (VIDEO)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 19, 2017 Earlier this year, DefenseReview (DR) got to examine a very interesting StingerWorx EMPEROR Series modular titanium muzzle can (silencer/sound suppressor) at SHOT Show 2017. The Emperor suppressors are a collaberation between StingerWorx and US Night Vision Corp. (USNV). The Emperor series rifle cans are designed for tactical AR’s (AR-15’s) ... Read More »

Unity Tactical MARK + SARA Kit (Modular Attached Rail Kit Plus Sordin Arc Rail Adapters Kit): Ultimate Combat/Tactical Helmet Mounting System for Tactical Active Hearing Protection/Communications! (VIDEO)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 15, 2017 As long as we’re discussing Unity Tactical products, we should perhaps also mention the very interesting Unity Tactical MARK + SARA Kit (Modular Attached Rail Kit Plus Sordin Arc Rail Adapters Kit) that Unity Tactical’s Josh Grecco was kind enough to show us. DefenseReview (DR) is on the record ... Read More »

Unity Tactical Fusion LightWing Adapter Lo-Pro Tactical Light Mount for Fusion Micro Hub 2.0 Mounting System for Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR! (VIDEO)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 12, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been covering Unity Tactical (UT) products for awhile now (see “Related Videos” section below), and for good reason. They’re interesting, innovative, well-designed, and well-made. Basically, they make your life better and easier when you’re running a combat/tactical pistol or tactical AR with lights (tactical lights) and ... Read More »

Israeli Carmel Armored Vehicle/Tank, SMASH Electro-Optical Aiming System/Weapons Sight, UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft, and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV) All Unveiled by the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons (ADW) for Future Warfare Applications!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Army.fresh.co.il September 8, 2017 Last updated on 9/09/17. A number of Israeli news agencies, including The Jewish News Service (JNS), The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, and YNET News, recently published articles on the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons (ADW) unveiling of “nine new cutting-edge ... Read More »

Strike Industries CAT (Center Axis Target) Sight Lo-Pro/Hi-Vis Illuminated Auxilliary Aiming Device for Low-Light/No-Light Gunfighting with Your Pistol at Night!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) September 5, 2017 Strike Industries (SI) just introduced a very interesting lo-pro/hi-vis (low profile/high visibility) illuminated “auxilliary aiming device) for pistols called the SI CAT Sight. The “CAT” stands for “Center Axis Target”, and the sight itself is designed specifically as a quick sight picture in low-light ... Read More »

CORE Survival HEL-STAR EXO Exoskeleton-Body Helmet-Mounted, Multi-Function Combat/Tactical Helmet Light: Lo-Pro/Hi-Vis (Low-Profile/High-Visibility) Visible/IR Helmet Light for Airborne and Confined-Space Combat Ops! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 31, 2017 Last updated on 9/01/17. Almost exactly a year ago to the day (one day over), DefenseReview reported on the CORE Survival HEL-STAR F2 (Friend or Foe) helmet-mounted multi-function light/strobe beacon/marker, which intrigued us enough to write about it. So, we looked forward to stopping by the CORE Survival booth ... Read More »

Gen5 Glock 17 and Glock 19 (Glock 17M and Glock19M) 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Models Take a Step Forward, and a Step Back: Best 9mm Glock Pistols Ever? Recoil Magazine Gets First Detailed Look!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Recoil Magazine (Gen5 Glock pics) and DefenseReview.com (NDAD Blackside SwiTCH Trigger pics) August 29, 2017 Last updated on 8/30/17. DefenseReview (DR) has been monitoring the development of the Glock 17M (G17M) and Glock 19M (G19M) 9mm combat/tactical pistols for several months, ever since an FBI contact of ours told us ... Read More »

Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1-8×24 Riflescope with AR-BDC2 Reticle (30mm Tube) for Very Fast Shooting up Close, and out to Distance! (Video!)

By Jeff Gurwitch August 25, 2017 I’ll let you in on a little secret: While most of the items I review here on DR (DefenseReview) come to me via David Crane for the specific purpose of testing and reviewing, there have been a few items purchased for my own shooting needs that have worked so well, that I felt compelled ... Read More »

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) 6th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit (September 12-13, 2017): Taking 21st-Century Military Tactical Comms to the Next Level!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) August 23, 2017 Last updated on 8/23/17. On the military battlefield, strategic and tactical communications are of primary importance. Nothing’s more important. So, for this reason, DefenseReview (DR) finds Defense Strategies Insitute’s (DSI) upcoming 6th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit (September 12-13, 2017) very interesting, and ... Read More »