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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.

Rostec Active and Passive Exoskeleton Technology in the Works for Russian Military Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Program

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Rostec or TASS Russian News Agency. Note: Embedded photos have been enlarged and enhanced by DefenseReview (DR) for better viewing. August 26, 2018 As if “stealth camouflage” adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking tech isn’t enough, Russian military defense contractor Rostec just demonstrated “operative passive exoskeletons” for Russian Ratnik-3-type future soldiers/warfighters. Oh, and ... Read More »

Rostec Russian Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Military ‘Stealth Camouflage’ with ‘Chameleon Helmet’ Adaptive Camo (Camouflage)/Visual Cloaking Technology to be Demonstrated for Soldier Suits and Vehicles Soon: Does it also Cloak Thermal/IR and SWIR Signatures?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Anton Tushin, Rostec August 21, 2018 Last updated on 8/26/18. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking technology for many years now. One of our more interesting pieces (if we do say ourselves) is our interview piece with Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. CEO Guy Cramer about Hyperstealth Quantum Stealth (QS) adaptive ... Read More »

Improving your Glock for under $100 Part II: Connectors, Sights and Magpul Magwell!

By Jeff Gurwitch August 12, 2018 Last updated on 8/12/18. Hopefully, you’ve already ready checked out Part I of “Improving Your Glock for under $100”, where I discussed how to improve trigger take-up and reduce trigger pull weight, replacing the plunger, and polishing the trigger bar. Now, we’ll continue on with improving trigger pull. Another popular and simple method to ... Read More »

Archon Firearms Type B Striker-Fired Semi-Auto 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol with Ulta-Low Bore Axis: Going up Against the Gen5 Glock 17/19 and CZ P-10 C Pistols!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 30, 2018 The Archon Type B striker-fired 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) combat/tactical pistol is the latest evolution/iteration of the Arsenal Firearms Stryk B pistol, which itself was an evolution of the Arsenal Firearms Strike One pistol, all of which DefenseReview (DR) has covered over the last few years, since the design ... Read More »

Daniel Defense DD MK18 (MIL-SPEC+) 10.3″ Tactical AR-15 Pistol (with Arm Brace) and SBR Configurations with Carbon-Fiber-Infused Polymer DD 32-Round 5.56mm/300BLK AR Mag (Magazine)!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 24, 2018 Last updated on 7/26/18. DefenseReview (DR) hasn’t reported on Daniel Defense (DD) products for quite some time, but when we stopped by their booth, we were intrigued by the DD MK18 (MIL-Spec+) pistol setup and the DD 32-round 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/300 Blackout (300BLK) AR Mag. The DD 32-rounder ... Read More »

Gatorz Eyewear Magnum Z Aluminum-Framed ANSI Z87+ Ballistic Eyepro: Rugged Combat/Tactical Sunglasses for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 16, 2018 Last updated on 7/18/18. A relatively new sunglass company called Gatorz Eyewear has a very interesting aluminum-framed ANSI Z87+ ballistic eyepro (eye protection “flagship” model called the Magnum Z, and it’s pretty impressive looking on multiple levels. First, the Magnum Z is aesthetically pleasing with it’s aluminum frame and ... Read More »

Is the US Military on the Cusp of a Through-Wall Radar X-Ray Vision and AI (Artificial Intelligence) ‘Activity Prediction’ Combined-Technology Urban Warfare/Combat Revolution?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: MIT July 10, 2018 In just the past month, articles have been published on two technologies that have peaked DefenseReview’s (DR) attention: x-ray-vision-type radar that allows one to see through walls, and artificial intelligence (AI) tech that allows one to predict human behavior/action minutes before it happens. These two technologies ... Read More »

Happy Independence Day 2018 from DR!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com 7/04/18 DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish our members and readers a very happy (and safe) 4th of July/Independence Day 2018, and thank our military service men and women for keeping us safe and free. We hope everybody reading this has a really great one. Just don’t drink and drive, and ... Read More »