David Crane

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.

Small Arms Fire Control System II XM116 40mm GMG/Machine Gun Targeting System

by David Crane [email protected] L-3 Brashear (Land Combat Systems division) is currently manufacturing and Marketing an optical Ground Fire Control System called the XM116 Small Arms Fire Control System II (SAFCS II) for the GDATP MK-19 Mod 3 GMG high-impulse/high-velocity 40mm grenade machine gun, FNH M2HB .50 BMG MG (heavy machine gun), and other small arms systems. The XM116 SAFCS …

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Nighthawk Custom Global Response Pistol (GRP) for Direct Action/CQB

by David Crane [email protected] January 6, 2006 Anyone who knows anything about the custom/semi-custom tactical 1911 pistol field knows how hugely competitive it is out there. That’s one of the reasons why the Phoenix-like rise of Nighthawk Custom over approx. the last year and half is so intriguing. Considering the speed and surprise Nighthawk Custom has exhibited in establishing its …

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Israeli Company Developing ‘NanoArmor’ Tech for Future Warfighters

by David Crane [email protected] As we’ve said before, the Israelis are proving to be an innovative bunch these days. Awhile back, an Israeli company called ApNano Materials, Inc. came out with a "the first commercial nano-based lubricant" called Nanolub. According to the Israeli foreign affairs and defense news site IsraCast, Nanolub is a solid lubricant (or, solid nano lubricant) that …

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DefRev Attends Advanced Israeli Anti-Terrorist SWAT School at Camp Bonneville

by David Crane [email protected] Well, we’re back. From Sunday, December 18th through Friday, December 23rd (2005), DefenseReview was at the FBI firing range at Camp Bonneville in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington area attending a four-day Advanced Israeli Anti-Terrorist SWAT School focused specifically on anti-terrorism/counterterrorism doctrine, techniques, and tactics. The course was conducted by Aaron Cohen of IMS Security Inc. for …

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Problems with NATEC PCA-Spectrum Polymer-Cased Ammo?

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview recently published an article by Bob Taubert on high-tech small arms ammo titled Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations, in which ammunition made by NATEC, Inc. was discussed. Well, one of our readers who read that piece, a Mr. Tom Kampert, sent us an email message that included a message and photos regarding …

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Highly-Trained Prior Military and Experienced PSD Wanted for Various Assignments

by David Crane [email protected] The following is an official Triple Canopy recruitment announcement for close protection and intel assignments with a major government contractor. Triple Canopy, a Virginia-based Private Security Company (PSC), is currently looking for individuals with experience in PSD, OSS, ALSS, Intel, & Armorers. Previous deployments, especially in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, & Haiti, are a plus. U.S. military Special …

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Fiocchi to make 5.7x28mm Ammo for Five-seveN USG Pistol and PS90 Carbine

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2005 Contacts: Sarah Perry 703.288.1292, X 117 [email protected] David A. Golladay, Jr. 864.414.2404 [email protected] FNH USA partners with Fiocchi of America: New 5.7 x 28mm sporting ammunition to carry the FN brand McLean, Va. (December 12, 2005) – As announced in September 2005, Herstal, Belgium-based FN Herstal and Lecco, Italy-based Fiocchi Munizioni S.P.A. have officially …

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Beretta CX4 Storm Semiautomatic Carbine in Digital Desert Camouflage

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com.  Click on the photos below to view them full-size. While we were at IACP Miami 2005, DefenseReview came across a Beretta Cx4 Storm Semiautomatic Carbine (pistol-caliber carbine) with a digital desert camouflage-pattern receiver/stock. The new digital desert camo-pattern furniture looked …

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Crimson Trace Introduces New G-Series Lasergrips for Glock Pistols at IACP 2005

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com.  Click on the photos below to view them full-size.  Crimson Trace Corporation (CTC) has just introduced a new laser targeting system for Glock pistols called the G-Series Lasergrips. CTC bills the new G-Series Lasergrips as "the first user-installed Glock laser …

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