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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.

DR Exclusive!: Latest Desert Tech DT MDR/MDR-C (Micro Dynamic Rifle) Design and Development Improvements as Gun Approaches Production!


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 5, 2015 Last updated on 10/07/15. While we’re on the subject of cool new Desert Tech (DT) guns, we should probably mention that DefenseReview (DR) has been keeping up with the latest developments on the extremely interesting and innovative Desert Tech DT MDR (Micro Dynamic Rifle) and MDR-C (Micro Dynamic Rifle-Compact) ... Read More »

Desert Tech DT R7S Lightweight Ambidextrous 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. Bolt Action Precision/Sniper Rifle/Carbine with Ambi-Bolt/Charging Handle, Folding Stock and Ultra-Lightweight (3.2 lbs) Chassis!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 2, 2015 Last updated on 10/02/15. Desert Tech (DT) has a really interesting new lightweight bolt-action 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Win. sniper rifle/carbine with an ambidextrous/hot-swappable bolt/charging handle, a really intelligently-designed folding stock with adjustable length of pull and cheek weld, and an ultra-lightweight chassis that comes in at about 3.2 ... Read More »

Jeff Gurwitch: IMI Defense Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR Accessories (G2 Enhanced 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO Rifle Magazines, Flip-Up Buis, Buttstocks and Angled Foregrips) are Good to Go!


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 17, 2015 Last updated on 9/19/15. DefenseReview (DR) recently mentioned some IMI Defense tactical AR rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) accessories in our recent piece on the Adams Arms AA Small-Frame .308 Patrol Battle Rifle (PBR) carbine. Well, DR writer/contributor and chief new product tester Jeff Gurwitch has been testing and evaluating ... Read More »

New Laser Weapons Coming to a Drone Near You: General Atomics Predator-C Avenger Getting 150-Kilowatt Laser Weapon, and Rheinmetall Defence Developing 80-Kilowatt Gatling Laser!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) September 24, 2015 Last updated on 9/25/15. In the last two days, a couple of articles have come out on new military-grade laser weapons coming to fruition, specifically manned and unmanned aircraft-mounted laser weapons. The first piece, published by Defense One discusses General Atomics ... Read More »

Beyond Clothing/Grey Ghost Gear Rig Light Combat/Tactical Jacket: Badass Grey Man Gear for Tactical Shooting and Urban Combat/Warfare Ops! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 21, 2015 Last updated on 9/21/15. Grey Ghost Precision (GGP) Specter series tactical AR carbines weren’t the only cool items DefenseReview (DR) came across at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2015. We also spied a very cool combat/tactical jacket called the Rig Light Jacket, which is the product of a ... Read More »

Boeing Anti-Blast Arc Generator/Electromagnetic Force Field Tech Bends Shockwave around Vehicle or Soldier!


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Boeing and “bird-man”, Newgrounds September 20, 2015 Last updated on 9/21/15. As long as we’re on the subject of Predator-type adaptive camo (camouflage)/visual cloaking tech, we might as well discuss a little Star Trek tech, as well. A Boeing engineer and senior research fellow named Brian J. Tillotson was awarded ... Read More »

Berkeley Lab Team Develops Ultrathin, Flexible Gold-Nano-Brick ‘Invisibilty Cloak’: Adaptive Camouflage/Visual Cloaking Tech for any 3D Object!


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Berkeley Lab September 19, 2015 Here we go again with more Predator tech. Just 10 days ago, DefenseReview (DR) reported on a UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering (JSE) research team designing and developing a new adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking technology in the form of an “extremely thin dielectric metasurface ... Read More »

Grey Ghost Precision GGP Specter Light 5.56 and GGP Specter Heavy .308 Tactical AR Rifle/Carbines with Ambi Controls and Premium AR Components and Accessories (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 17, 2015 Grey Ghost Precision (GGP), a division of Grey Ghost Gear (GGG) is making some nice 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem. and 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Rem. direct-gas-impingement (DGI) tactical AR rifle/carbines called the GGP Specter Light 5.56 and GGP Specter Heavy .308, respectively. Both come with ambi (ambidextrous) controls ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works TR-X High-Altitude Low-Observable/Stealth Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft Concept


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin Skunk Works September 16, 2015 The media (MSM, aviation, and military defense media, alike), is currently abuzz with news of the new Lockheed Martin Skunk Works TR-X low-observable/stealth tactical reconnaissance aircraft concept (or, concept aircraft), which is the follow-on to the Lockheed Martin U-2 “Dragon Lady” spy plane, ... Read More »

Midwest Industries MI SCAR Rail Extension M-LOK Compatible Tactical Handguard/Rail Extension with Front Sight/BUIS (Back Up Iron Sight) Cutout for FN SCAR 16 and FN SCAR 17! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 13, 2015 Last updated on 9/13/15. Speaking of new Midwest Industry (MI) M-LOK rails shown at SHOT Show 2015, DefenseReview (DR) also got to view and handle the new MI SCAR Rail Extension M-LOK Compatible tactical handguard/rail extension with front sight/BUIS (Back Up Iron Sight) cutout, which looked really good. DR ... Read More »