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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.

Russian Yu-71 Hypersonic Attack Aircraft (HAA)/’Nuke Glider’ and Yu-74 Ultra-Maneuverable Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) Nuclear Attack Threats: Can We Defend Against Them?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Sputnik News June 18, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) has been following both U.S. and Chinese hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) technology for awhile now, so the new Russian Yu-71 Hypersonic Attack Aircraft (HAA)/”nuclear glider” (or, “nuke glider”) and Yu-74 ultra-maneuverable HGV don’t exactly come as a surprise to us. They’re expected, particularly ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Strike Switch 60/90-Degree AR-15 Safety/Selector Switch with Patent-Pending Push/Toggle-Action Selector Design and Ambi (Ambidextrous) Upgrade Capability for ‘Extreme Ergonomics’!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) June 16, 2016 The Strike Industries SI QD Slide Cover Plate (Back Plate) for Glock pistols isn’t the only new product SI has–not be a long shot. , They’ve also deveveloped a REALLY interesting safety/selector switch called the Strike Switch, which is a 60/90-degree AR (AR-15) safety/selector ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI QD Slide Cover Plate (Back Plate) for Glock Pistols with Patent-Pending Push-Button Design for Quick Takedown and Even Easier Maintenance!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) June 8, 2016 If you’re a Glock pistol(s) lover like we are here at DR (DefenseReview.com), then you might like this little item made by Strike Industries. It’s the SI QD Slide Cover Plate (back plate) for Glock pistols, and it’s designed to ease and quicken the ... Read More »

CGS Group Pandora Handheld, Striker-Fired Breaching/Firing Device/Detonator for Direct Action Missions: Deadly Art Deco Combat/Tactical Blaster! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 6, 2016 Every once in awhile in this business, you come across an item that you had absolutely no idea existed and really surprises AND delights you. The Pandor handheld, striker-fired breaching/firing device/detonator, brought to you by the good folks at CGS Group, is just such an item. So, what’s so ... Read More »

Revision Multi-Use Bump Shell/Modular Ballistic Combat Helmet with Skeletonized Accessory Rail Mount System! (Photos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 3, 2016 Speaking of interesting new Revision military products at SOFIC 2016, DefenseReview (DR) also got to take a look at Revision Multi-Use Bump Shell/modular ballistic combat helmet prototypes with skeletonized accessory rail mount systems, which makes one wonder why it took so long for a company to offer just such ... Read More »

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System/Balaclava in Hyde Definition PenCott-Snowdrift Arctic Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern for Arctic Warfare Ops! (Photos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 2, 2016 Speaking of combat/tactical gear and clothing in Hyde Definition PenCott combat camo (camouflage) patterns, DefenseReview (DR) also got a look at the Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System/balaclava in Hyde Definition PenCott-Snowdrift arctic combat camo pattern at SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Industry Conference 2016). The Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather ... Read More »

Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Outfitted with Direct Action Hurricane Chest Rig/Rifle Mag (Magazine) Carrier/Pouch Panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone Foliage Green Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern! (Photos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 30, 2016 Speaking of new Direct Action and Hyde Definition products at SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016), DefenseReview (DR) also really dug the Direct Action Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier and Hurricane Chest Rig/rifle mag (magazine) carrier/pouch panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone foliage green combat camo (camouflage) ... Read More »

Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems Combat Clothing/Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) Prototypes: Prototype Combat Shirt and Pants! (Photos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 29, 2016 Alright, we’re back from SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016), and, while we’ve been Instagramming both during and after the show, this is our first actual article from the show. Now, we here at DefenseReview (DR) have been big fans of Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems ... Read More »

SOFIC 2016 New-Product Pics (with Captions) Flowing into DR’s Instagram Page while Fresh Articles in the Works!

By David Crane david (at) DefenseReview.com May 27, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) will publish articles (with great photos and videos) on new products we liked at SOFIC 2016 as soon as we can. In the meantime, please check out DR’s Instagram page at http://www.instagram.com/defrev to see photos (already uploaded) of some of these products. More photos from the show will be ... Read More »

DR at 2016 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference)!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 23, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) is attending the¬†SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016) in Tampa, Florida to check out the latest and greatest warfare tech for U.S. military Special Operations Forces (SOF) warfighters and missions. The exhibition starts tomorrow. As always, we’ll report on our favorite products from the show ... Read More »