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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 Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with Exoskeleton to Turn Future Russian Military Infantry Soldier/Warfighters into ‘Supermen’? Let’s Hope Not.

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sputnik News and Warsonline.info October 31, 2016 Last updated on 11/01/16. Since DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering a lot of andvanced Russian military and tactical tech lately (see here and here), we might as well round it out by discussing the Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with exoskeleton tech real quick, especially ... Read More »

Russian RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 ‘Super-Nuke’ and ‘object 4202’ Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV): Russia Getting Ready for for World War III (WWIII)?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Unknown October 28, 2016 Last updated on 10/28/16. As if Russian hyper-range anti-materiel/sniper rifles aren’t enough to worry about, the Russians are also simultaneously developing a “super-nuke” nuclear ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) called the RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 AND a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) called “object 4202“. Satan 2 ... Read More »

Lobaev Arms SVLK-14S Sumrak (Twilight) Ultra Long-Range Rifle (ULRR): Developmental Sub-.2-.3 MOA Russian .408 CheyTac Bolt Action Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle Gunning for 2.6-Mile Range!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Lobaev Arms October 25, 2016 Last updated on 10/26/16. DefenseReview (DR) is very interested in this one. Lobaev Arms out of Tarusa, Russia is reportedly developing a record-setting sub-.2-.3-MOA bolt-action .408 CheyTac anti-materiel/sniper rifle called the SVLK-14S Sumrak (Twilight) Ultra Long-Range Rifle (ULRR) that’s already achieved 3,400-meter (3,718-yard) hits in ... Read More »

Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) ‘Game Changer’ for Infantry Machine Gunners and Special Operations Forces (SOF): Is it Read for Battle, and How Does it Stack Up Against the TYR Tactical Huron MICO – Machine Gunners Assault Pack?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: David Kamm and 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa National Guard October 24, 2016 For the last few years (since 2011), DefenseReview (DR) has been keeping an eye on the Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) originally developed for the FN M240 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO) MMG/GPMG (Medium ... Read More »

DryWired Defense Protective Nanocoatings, or ‘Surface Modification Chemistries’ for Waterproofing and Insulating Electronics, Glass, Fabric/Textiles and Metals! (Videos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 20, 2016 Speaking of DryWired nanotechnologies (as if nanocomposite hard armor plates aren’t interesting enough), If you’ve got electronics, glass, fabric/textiles or metal that needs protecting, DryWired’s protective nanocoatings, or “surface modification chemistries/technologies“, may just be the most interesting and advanced protective-coating solution DefenseReview’s (DR) seen to date. Not only do ... Read More »

DryWired Defense NanoArmor Advanced Rifle Plates with Carbon Nanotube Technology: Anti-Rifle Ballistic Hard Armor (Nanocomposite Armor) with ‘Almost No Backface Deformation Signature’! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: DryWired October 17, 2016 Last updated on 10/19/16. Speaking of carbyne and multilayer graphene nano-armor (nanotech armor) for TALOS’ (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) and other future soldier systems’ body armor component, DefenseReview (DR) just remembered that we discussed DryWired Defense NanoArmor Advanced Rifle Plates (hard armor plates) with Alex ... Read More »

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Introduces APO Riflecraft Field Shooting Clinics, Workshops and Courses for Gun-Curious Millennials, Recreational Shooting Enthusiasts, and Hunters!

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The following is an Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) press release: October 13, 2016 APO Riflecraft – Advancing America’s Proud Outdoor Heritage of Rifle Marksmanship Ashbury Introduces Riflecraft Field Shooting Clinics, Workshops and Courses for Gun-Curious Millennials, Recreational Shooting Enthusiasts, and Hunters Ashbury’s Riflecraft programs grew out of the “country comfortable” APO Experience, an experiential shooting sports initiative for adventurous travelers and ... Read More »

Will TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-Outfitted Future Soldiers Get Lightweight Abalone Shell-Based Flexible Scalar Biomimetic Metal Foam, Carbyne (Linear Acetylenic Carbon) and/or Multilayer Graphene Ballistic Armor Composites?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: NewAtlas.com and UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering October 11, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-related technologies lately, but we haven’t yet addressed the combat body armor component, yet. It would seem possible that abalone shell-based lightweight metal foam, flexible scalar biomimetic ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Sidewinder Flip-Up BUIS (Back-Up Iron Sights) and SI Viper PDW Stock (Personal Defense Weapon Buttstock) for Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s! (Videos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) October 5, 2016 Speaking of innovative new Strike Industries (SI) products, the company just released information on the SI Viper PDW Stock (Buttstock) and SI Sidewinder BUIS (Back-Up Iron Sights) flip-up front and rear sights for tactical AR (AR-15)/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles. The SI Viper PDW ... Read More »

DR Follow-Up: Strike Industries SI AR Carbine Flat Wire Spring Tech Details! Best Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) Action/Buffer Spring Ever?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) October 3, 2016 About a month ago, DefenseReview published a piece on the new Strike Industries SI AR Carbine Flat Wire Spring, which is, in DR’s opinion, one of the most important tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) components/parts they’ve ever developed and introduced, since the action/buffer ... Read More »