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.

New Tech: 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004) Articles and Pics

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview is going to be publishing articles along with hi-res digital pictures from the 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004), this week. These will include pics of a functional electro-magnetic rail gun built by the Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT) at the University of Texas at Austin (and the projectile it fires, which DefenseReview has), the …

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Glock 38 (G38) Compact and Glock 39 (Subcompact) Pistols & Tactical Light/Laser

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview got a chance to view and handle the new Glock 38 (G38) compact and Glock 39 (G39) subcompact .45 GAP pistols at SHOT Show 2005, at the Glock booth. Dave Sevigny, competitive shooting champion with Team Glock, showed us …

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Laser Devices Inc. Dual Beam Aiming Laser-Intelligent (DBAL-I) at SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full size. While we’re on the subject of infrared (IR)/visible laser aimers/illuminators designed and developed as alternatives to the Insight Technology, Inc. AN/PEQ-2 family of Infrared Target Pointer/Illuminator/Aiming Lasers (ITPIAL) (AN/PEQ-2 and AN/PEQ-2A), we …

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LAMSA Weapons Systems Soldier’s Laser Aimer/Illuminator for SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Click on digital photos to view them full-size. All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview recently got a chance to view a few interesting new products at the Larue Tactical booth at SHOT Show 2005. The first are the new LAMSA Weapons Systems/BEAMSHOT/Larue Tactical Soldier's Laser …

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Cobb SCAR Candidate/MCR Prototype Weapons at SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] All photos of the Cobb MCR Prototype/SCAR candidate weapons accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com and are the property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full-size. DefenseReview was fortunate to get the opportunity to view and handle the Cobb SCAR candidate/MCR (Muli-Caliber Rifle) prototype weapons at Cobb Manufacturing Inc.’s booth at SHOT Show …

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Jordanian SPECOPS Adopt New High-Tech Night and Woodland Digital Camo

by David Crane [email protected] You may remember our fairly recent article about the Jordanian Security Forces (JSF) adopting Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.’s PSD Urban Digital Camouflage Pattern. The article is titled "DefRev Scoop: Jordan Adopts Hyperstealth Advanced-Tech PSD Urban Digital Camo". Well, DefenseReview recently received the scoop on Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.’s new Jordanian KA2 Night (Blue) and Jordanian Special Forces Woodland …

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Oakley Tactical Eyewear: Ballistic Eye Protection (Eyepro) for Tactical Shooting

by David Crane [email protected] Click on images below to view them full-size. All photos were taken by Arnold Crane, Photographer, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. I recently wrote several articles for a print publication after I test-fired a few weapon systems–the select-fire Lewis Machine & Tool Monolithic Rail Platform/Quick-Change Barrel System (LMT MRP/QCBS), Barrett M468-A1 subcarbine (6.8x43mm SPC), and …

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5.11 Tactical Introduces the H.R.T. Tactical Ballistic Computer Watch at SHOT

by David Crane [email protected] Click on the digital images of the 5.11 H.R.T. Tactical Watch/Ballistic Computer (below) to view them full-size. All photos are the property of DefenseReview.com. This product is, hands down, one of the coolest new tactical products DefenseReview got to view and handle at SHOT Show 2005, and it’s not even a weapon system. Rather, it’s what …

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SHOT Show Pics: AI AS50 Semi-Auto .50 BMG Anti-Materiel Rifle for SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected]ew.com February 07, 2005 In our very recently published article on the new Accuracy International (AI) AS50 Semi-Automatic .50 BMG Anti-Materiel Rifle, titled "Accuracy International AS50 Semi-Auto .50 BMG Rifle for U.S. Navy SEALs, and featuring AS50 brochure pics (including weapon specs), we promised our readers some digital pics of the AS50 at SHOT Show 2005, taken …

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Update: CopterBox Airdrop Delivery System for Military/PMC Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview first published info on CopterBox back in August (2004). The article was titled "CopterBox Expendable Airdrop Delivery System for Ammo, Food, Meds, and More". Your humble correspondent then wrote a much more in-depth article on CopterBox for Military.com SoldierTech (a DefenseReview.com content partner site) in September, 2004. The Military.com SoldierTech article is titled "SUPPLIES AWAY: …

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