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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.

Press Release: VirTra Systems Announces Immersa-Dome Technology

VirTra Systems Announces Immersa-Dome Technology Arlington, TX – May 3, 2004 – VirTra Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VTSI) today announced its new product for the advertising/promotional market, the spherical Immersa-Dome™. VirTra Systems’ Immersa-Dome is the world’s first–ever individual, multi-sensory, projection-based virtual reality system. The Immerse-Dome utilizes a domed-shaped screen, which comfortably surrounds the viewer and delivers a high-resolution virtual reality experience ... Read More »

Exclusive: Kareen MKII 9mm Pistol Video Featuring Israeli Gunfighting Tactics

by David Crane [email protected] The download link for the Kareen MKII Pistol Promotional/Sales Video is located at the very bottom of this story. You’ll have to click on "Read More" hypertext (below) to get to it. Here’s another oldie-but-goldie. It was thought to have been lost, but DefRev just uncovered it. It’s the Kareen MK II 9mm pistol promotional/sales video(s). ... Read More »

Virtra Systems Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator: Immerse Yourself.

by David Crane [email protected] Of all the products displayed at Trexpo East 2004, DefRev enjoyed this one the most. It’s called the IVR-300 HD/IVR-360 HD Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator System. Its manufacturer, Virtra Systems, refers to the technology as "immersive virtual reality", and to be honest, I can’t come up with a description that’s more accurate than that. Basically, what ... Read More »

Baker Batshield: Advanced Ballistic Shield for LE SWAT Operations.

by David Crane [email protected] Al Baker was at TREXPO West 2004 to display and demonstrate the Baker Batshield, an advanced and novel ballistic shield designed for dynamic LE SWAT operations. More specifically, it’s designed for CQB (Close Quarters Battle). The Baker Batshield, available in both full-size and compact versions, allows an operator to engage hostile subjects with a shoulder weapon ... Read More »

Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) and Quick-Change Barrel for the M4A1 Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev discovered this item at SWAT Round-Up 2003 back in November at the Lewis Machine & Tool Co. (LMT) booth. It’s called the "MRP", which stands for "Monolithic Rail Platform". While the MRP is interesting, the most interesting aspect of the system is the quick-change barrel feature. MilitaryMorons.com (a very cool and informative site, by the ... Read More »

Stavatti SF-1 Gasdynamic Laser Rifle. Individual Combat Weapon of the Future?

The following information was supplied to DefRev by Stavatti Corporation-Armament Systems. A link to the SF-1 Gasdynamic Laser Rifle information sheet/line card is included in the story. It should be noted that DefRev does not yet have verification of any of Stavatti’s claims, including the veracity of the SF-1 weapon-performance claims made below. Back in March 2003, DefRev broke the ... Read More »

Liquid Body Armor Continued…

by David Crane [email protected] The previous DefRev story contains a link to an article on advanced liquid body armor (a.k.a. liquid armor) that utilizes colloidal shear thickening fluids (Colloidal STF’s) to achieve greater bullet resistance with a thinner profile and lighter weight. It’s titled "Army Scientists, Engineers develop Liquid Body Armor". DefRev has discovered more information about this new technology, including a ... Read More »

NEW! Liquid Body Armor!

by Frank Madison Imagine if a Soldier or Law Enforcement personnel had complete body armor protectection from the neck down to their boots… Also, the armor would be lighter and thinner than all body armor out there and as flexible to wear as regular clothing… Well here is…. an article at military.com. Click here to read more. What I like ... Read More »